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Employees at a medical office reported finding a harassing letter.

The unknown suspect slipped the letter through the building’s mail slot on a day when patients weren’t being seen and only employees were present. On those days, the doors are kept locked. For a few minutes in the afternoon, the employees were all in the rear of the office. When one of them returned to the reception area, she discovered the letter on the floor.

It read:

I loves you like a possum loves June bugs.

I sees you most every day and I wants to say my love to you and gives you a big hug and squeeze.

Jesus told me to love you and he said you going to love me back.

You is always in my dreams - sometimes that blonde-headed girl named Juniper that works there.

Kisses to each of yous.

(Signed) Delbert


• Two officers responded to an apartment on Holland Drive in reference to a prowler.

A woman who lived at the complex said she heard banging and voices. Her husband went and checked out a nearby apartment and found a woman inside the apartment, talking to herself. The man called another resident to the scene. When the officers arrived, the suspect was standing in front of the apartment, holding two closed containers of alcohol and an open container in her right hand.

One of the officers asked why she at the apartment, She said she was visiting someone, however the apartment she had entered was vacant. The woman had entered the apartment through an open rear door. Other residents at the scene watched the woman lock the door.

An officer told the woman to gather up her items and go home. She responded, “You can’t make me go anywhere.” The woman was then told to put the containers down. Instead, she threw them the closed ones down. She was arrested and taken to jail.


• A 14-year-old boy was arrested after being charged with numerous traffic violations, including two counts of leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving.

The boy was arrested after he drove a car east on 41st Street and ran a stop sign at the intersection of Harmon and 41st streets. His car crashed into a second car, then struck a woman standing at the corner of the intersection.

The suspect then got out of the car and fled the scene. A police officer who was patrolling the area arrived within seconds and called for paramedics.

A resident of the area is credited with capturing the boy. He chased the suspect and cornered him behind a church at the corner of Waters Avenue and Victory Drive, then held him there until officers could arrest him.

The suspect was taken to the hospital as a precaution before he was taken to the youth detention center. The passenger of the other car was taken to the hospital by ambulance because of injuries received in the crash. The pedestrian was slightly injured and refused medical treatment.


• While patrolling River Street, an officer saw a man sitting on a bench with a bunch of handmade roses. The officer assumed the roses belonged to the man, so he asked him for his license.

The man said they were not his roses. At that time, the man who was making the roses arrived with a plate of food.

The officer started to talk to him and told him he should not leave his working area the way he did. There were palm strings all over the ground, a large amount of paper cups, trash around the bench and a plastic bag with clothes.

The man was told he was littering, and suddenly became violent. He started to yell, “This is a bunch of bulls--t. You’re full of s--t!”

The officer asked the man to calm down, to which he responded, “I have a good lawyer, don’t give me this s--t.” The officer then asked him to place his hands behind his back, at which the man started to scream at him.

The man said he had been told he could do anything he wanted so long as he had a peddling permit. He told the officer, “(Someone) said you already lost your stripes because of your attitude, now you are going to lose your job. I’ll f--king make sure of it.”

He was placed under arrest and charged with littering and disorderly conduct. He was then transported to the Chatham County Detention Center.


• A man told police his neighbor had attacked him over a car.

The victim said while with friends, he had commented on how well he liked the car, which was parked at the suspect’s house. “I would have to steal that,” he told them.

Two days later, as the victim was exiting his resident, the suspect was standing in the front yard. The suspect had knocked on the front door and when the victim emerged, said, “Buddy found out that you wanted to steal his car.”

The victim then began to explain that he really wasn’t going to steal the car, but was just commenting on how much he liked it. He began to walk towards the suspect, who said, “Don’t walk up on me.”

Even though the victim had his hand out to shake hands, the suspect repeated “Don’t walk up on me.” The victim continued to approach the suspect, who attempted to hit him.

The men then began fighting. Another man on the scene stopped them. The incident was witnessed by a woman at the scene.


• A woman called police after her alcoholic husband cut the power wires to their home’s air conditioning unit, as well as the cable television wire.

She said her husband also had pulled the fuse from the power box of the air conditioning unit. She said this is not the first time that he had done something like that.

She said usually he pulls the fuse from the air conditioning power box and unscrews the cable connections from the outside box. She said her husband was drunk and was still drinking the next morning when she left their residence to go to work.

Everything in the house was working properly when she left, the woman said. The man didn’t go to work, and called the woman at her job later that day.

She said she could tell he was drunk because his words were slurred. She told him to “go sleep it off” and ended the conversation.

When she returned home that evening, she found the temperature inside the house was 92 degrees and the cable on the television was not working. She then found her husband passed out on the couch with a fan blowing on him.

The woman went outside to plug the fuse back into the air conditioning unit, but found that the power wires to it had been cut. She then walked to the other side of the house to the cable box and found the cable television wire pulled out of the ground and cut.

She told the officer she didn’t want to prosecute her husband, she just wanted to make a police report. She then left the house with her children to stay at a friend’s house.


• Police were dispatched to a motel in reference to an armed robbery.

When they arrived, they spoke with two men who said they were cousins. One of the men said that he and his cousin had gone to the motel because they had “bought a whore named Janie.”

When they got to the room they had rented, they knocked on the door and “Janie” answered. Another man walked into the room and pointed a .22-caliber handgun at the men.

The suspect then made the men go into the bathroom and take off their clothing. He then took one man’s ATM card and demanded the PIN number.

“If the number is wrong, I’ll kill your ass,” he told the man. “Janie” then took the card to the bank and took $1,000 from the man’s account.

When the woman came back, the suspect gave the man his ATM card back and said “Thanks.” Then the suspect asked, “Do you need money? I’ll give you money” and gave the victims $10. Before leaving, the suspect took the battery off one of the men’s cell phone.


• Police arrested a 14-year-old girl who tried to outrun them in a car stolen from an 81-year-old man.

The girl had taken the car at gunpoint on New Mexico Street. The victim told police that the girl had asked him to use his telephone as he was entering his house.

The man told her she could not use the phone, but the girl became more persistent. The third time the man answered the door, the girl pulled a replica of a .45-caliber handgun and demanded the keys to his car.

The victim handed over his car keys and the girl drove off. The car was spotted about an hour later near North Carolina and Louisiana avenues, and a officer tried to pull it over.

The girl sped away and a brief pursuit began. She drove the car to a driveway and struck a garage pillar.

Although the girl was quickly arrested, she became combative. She had to be subdued with pepper spray, and was treated by paramedics at the scene  before police charged her with armed robbery and obstruction by fleeing and took her to the youth detention center.


• A job applicant became upset when he took an application to a furniture store and was told the store wasn’t hiring employees on the spot.

A store employee called police after the suspect became upset when he was told the application would be given to the appropriate department. At that point, the suspect began cursing and yelling and walked out.

The complainant said that as the suspect was walking out of the store, he pushed open the door violently, causing it to loosen off the hinges.  At that time, he began to bang his fists on the hood of a vehicle parked in the lot.

The man began walking towards Abercorn Street. He was located by police and arrested for criminal damage to property. č


All items are taken from Savannah/Chatham County Metropolitan Police Department incident reports



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