Say it, don't spray it 

A citizen noticed a couple walking in the Crawford Square area with backpacks. After entering a gazebo in the square, the couple began spray painting graffiti on a bench inside the gazebo and stenciling markings on it. The couple was confronted by the citizen who told them she was going to call the police. The couple left the area.

A short time later, an officer spotted the couple walking in the area of Live Oak and Anderson Street. Both suspects were detained by the officer and items believed to be used during the offense were seized. Police arrested 19-year-old Leighton Walker Brooks of Richmond Hill and a 16-year-old juvenile.


-- An anonymous tip led police to capture three burglars while they were still inside the house they were burglarizing.

Police received a tip that three men were breaking into a residence in the 1600 block of Stradford Street. Officers with dogs responded and surrounded the house. The men, still inside the residence, did not realize police had surrounded the house until officers began calling out orders. All three suspects surrendered and complied with police commands.

After all suspects were in custody; police entered and found the suspects were piling up items to take. All items were returned to the owner.


-- Two people were mugged while walking through a path between Regal and Wynnsong Cinemas on Shawnee Street. A male suspect distracted them while a second man came up behind them and demanded money at gunpoint.

Both suspects fled the area with a small amount of money, with no injuries reported. Police responded to the area and located the suspects in the Phillip Winters Apartments area. Police arrested 18-year-old Fredrick Rosen King and 20-year-old Anthony Norwood Gibbs, both of Savannah.


-- Members of the Savannah Impact Program (SIP) were conducting Compliance Checks at various Probation and Parolee's houses. SIP Officers conducted a check of Alex Tisby Jr.'s residence in the 1900 block of Delesseps Avenue. Officers became "increasingly concerned for their safety after noticing video surveillance equipment installed around the doorway area" as they approached the house.

Officers found Alex Tisby Jr. inside, as well as cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, unknown pills and at least one scale.  


About The Author

Jim Morekis

Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for ten years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series... more

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