Police were called to a restaurant on Bacon Park Drive because an 11-year-old girl had been left there for more than two hours. The girl told police that her mother was in Pooler picking up her other children at school and that she was waiting for her mother at the restaurant. She said she did not know her address or phone number because her family had just moved to Savannah from Atlanta. The police learned that much of the information was false, including information about the girls parents. Her mother was located and notified of her daughters whereabouts.
A man at the bus station on Oglethorpe Avenue kept getting on buses, even though he didnt have a ticket. He refused to leave the area. When confronted by a security officer, he threatened to bust the mans head, so police were called. When an officer arrived on the scene, the man was asleep on a bench. He was belligerent when awakened and threatened to bust the officers head. The man refused to leave or identify himself, so he was placed under arrest. When the officer attempted to handcuff him, the man pulled away roughly. He was handcuffed and placed on the ground in a seated position, then taken to jail.
A woman parked her car in her yard on East Derenne Avenue, placed her purse under a jacket and locked the car. The drivers side front window has a mechanical problem and has to be secured with a screwdriver. Someone forced the window and stole the purse, which had $350 in cash and personal loan information.
Bio: 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...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