Friday, January 30, 2015

Bull Street Library shooting, Wells Park shooting linked; vehicle sought

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 4:38 PM

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Detectives of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are seeking help from the public in identifying suspects "who opened fire in city parks on two successive days," a spokesman says.

One man received a gunshot wound to his toe at 1:41p.m. Wednesday "when suspects in a blue Ford Fusion fired at a another individual in Wells Park near West 38th Street and MLK Jr. Boulevard," police say.

"Shots from what is believed to be the same vehicle were fired at the same individual in Thomas Park beside the Bull Street Library about 3 p.m. Thursday. No one was injured in the latter shooting, but rounds struck the library building. None of the shots penetrated the building."

Investigators suspect the same individual was targeted in both incidents. A vehicle believed to be the 2009 Fusion used in both shootings, "was recovered abandoned in the West Lake Apartments in the Liberty City area this morning."

Police are asking anyone who may have information on "the two occupants of the Fusion or who saw anyone in such a vehicle to help identify them."

“The suspects fired in crowded parks without regard to anyone else who was present," said Assistant Chief Julie Tolbert. "A children’s area was on the other side of a library window that was struck. Fortunately, the bullet did not penetrate the second pane of glass.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

Two arrested in West Chatham carjacking

Posted By on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Carlos Maurice Boggs
  • Carlos Maurice Boggs
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a 19-year-old male and his 13-year-old accomplice after the robbery and carjacking of a woman in the Highlands area Wednesday night.

Carlos Maurice Boggs Jr. and the youth "were taken into custody after foot chases following a short traffic pursuit on Dean Forest Road," police say. He has been charged with armed robbery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and traffic offenses.

"Boggs was released from the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, GA, in September 2013 after serving a month of a five-year sentence for burglary," police say.

West Chatham precinct Patrol officers saw the pair in a 1998 Toyota Camry that had been taken in the robbery of a 30-year-old woman in the back yard of her residence on Fairgreen Street Wednesday.

"Two males had pointed pistols at her, forcing her to surrender the car and its contents just before 7 p.m.," police say. "Patrol officers followed the Camry, being driven by the younger suspect, into Southbridge subdivision where the passenger and driver exchanged places before it sped onto Dean Forest Road."

Metro and Garden City Police officers began the pursuit which ended in a steep curve where the Toyota collided with another car. "Boggs led officers on a foot pursuit into a canal where he tried to hide under a bridge. The younger suspect was apprehended near a house," police say.

SCMPD Dive Team officers searched the water where Boggs was apprehended today, recovering two weapons. Detectives continue to investigate.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Man sought for questioning in Jan. 17 murder

Posted By on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Ezra Shane Owens
  • Ezra Shane Owens
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police detectives are asking the public to help locate a man wanted for questioning in a Jan. 17 fatal shooting.

Ezra Shane Owens, 23, is being sought for questioning in the death of David Rashamel Goldwire who was found deceased in a yard on Clars Avenue.

"Owens is a black male with a medium complexion," police say. "He usually wears his hair cut low or shaved. He is from the Atlanta area and attended Atlanta Tec hnical College in 2011. It is possible he may have traveled back to the Atlanta area."

Anyone with information on his location is asked to call the Violent Crimes office at (912) 651-6728 or Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters to Crimestoppers remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Man shot on basketball court in City park

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:19 PM

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Detectives of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the shooting of a Savannah man in a city park on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 28.

Kelvin Frazier, 28, received a non-life threatening injury at 1:41 p.m. and was transported for treatment.

"He was on the basketball court in Wells Park on MLK Jr. Boulevard between East 38th and 39th streets when a passenger in a gray vehicle, being driven north on MLK, fired towards him," a police spokesperson says. "A passer-by provided a photograph of what was described as the vehicle."

Monday, January 26, 2015

Man charged for shooting two on Westside

Posted By on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Detectives are "sorting out the details in an early Sunday morning shooting that left one man with potentially serious injuries, a second with minor injuries and a third in custody," police say.

Brendon Barlow, 27, was found in a black Toyota at Augusta Avenue and Tulip Street when Downtown Precinct Patrol officers responded to a shooting call at 5:19 a.m. He was transported for treatment of a gunshot wound.

A second victim, Eric Butts, 25, of a Harden Street address, was being interviewed by police "when detectives determined he actually had been in the car and had received a gunshot wound as well," police say. He was transported from headquarters for treatment.

Another male being interviewed was arrested when it was determined he had a warrant for probation violation and was transported to Chatham County Detention Center.

"The investigation indicated the shooting took place when occupants of the Toyota and at least one other person began shooting at each other," police say.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Felon with over a dozen arrests, 2 prison terms charged in downtown robbery at Habersham & Harris

Posted By on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 1:18 PM

Dennis Lamar White
  • Dennis Lamar White
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a convicted felon with the armed robbery of a Savannah man in the downtown area Tuesday night.

Dennis Lamar White, 26, was arrested after Downtown Precinct Patrol officers and an off-duty officer working neighborhood patrols "encountered a group of males after the 8:30 p.m. robbery at Habersham and Harris streets," a department spokesperson says.

White was identified as the male "who approached the 32-year-old victim as he was walking on Harris Street toward Habersham, pointed a gun at him and forced him to turn over cash. The victim got away when a car approached and the robber and an accomplice departed," police say.

White has more than a dozen arrests by Savannah and Chatham County authorities and has served two prison sentences. He was released from Johnson State Prison in June of 2013 after serving 14 months of a five-year sentence for theft. This is his eighth arrest since that release.

Detectives continue to investigate and search for the accomplice. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Savannah adopts 'Complete Streets' standard

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:39 PM

Savannah City Council approved an ordinance Thursday that makes “complete streets” the standard when designing and constructing new roadways in the City of Savannah.

Complete streets are "streets that contribute to a safe, convenient or comfortable travel experience for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motor vehicle drivers and public transportation riders. Moving forward, new road construction will be designed, to the extent practicable, with amenities such as sidewalks and bicycle lanes that facilitate multiple modes of transportation,"  a City spokesperson says.

“I am very supportive of these efforts,” said Alderwoman Mary Ellen Sprague. “The people in my district are big walkers and bikers. This will make a huge difference for the future of our community.”

The nonprofit Healthy Savannah Inc. worked with City leaders to develop the Complete Streets Ordinance, which was one of the organization’s priorities as part of a three-year Healthcare Georgia Foundation grant to combat childhood obesity.

“We applaud the City for taking this critical step toward making our streets safe, appealing and convenient for all citizens and visitors, no matter what form of transportation they use,” said John Bennett, executive director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign and a member of the Health Savannah coalition. “Savannah is now positioned to enjoy the economic, public safety, public health and other benefits that Complete Streets provide.”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This man is being sought for questioning in December Yamacraw murder

Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Charles Leonard Mobley
  • Charles Leonard Mobley
 Charles Leonard Mobley, 20, is sought for questioning by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police investigators regarding a Dec. 21 homicide in Yamacraw Village.

Mobley is described as a black male standing 5-4 and weighing 145. He wears a short haircut. "Mobley is known to frequent east Savannah and Yamacraw Village," police say.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.

One dead in E. 51st St. shooting; two shot in driveby on W. 62nd; pizza delivery man shot on Middleground

Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Metro Police are investigating "three shootings that left four injured Monday, including one that was fatal and a second in which the victim was arrested on other charges," a spokesman says.

One man died after he was shot in front of an apartment on the 1900 block of East 51st street about 7 p.m. His name has not been released by investigators.

Earlier, about 2:30 p.m., Rakeem Wright, 24, reported "he was talking to some women on the first block of West 62nd Street when he was shot by someone in a passing car," police say.

"He provided false information to Central Precinct officers who discovered 10 outstanding warrants against him," they add.

A second victim, Regeria Lynch, 19, arrived at a hospital hours later for treatment of her wound. Neither injury was believed to be life-threatening.

Just after midnight Sunday, Aaron Wurtsbaugh, 45, arrived at St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his arm. He reported "he was delivering pizza at an apartment complex on the 12000 block of Middleground Road when a masked male attempted to rob him and fired at his car as he sped away."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Murder at Eastside apartment complex; man shot nearby in separate incident

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 9:28 AM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating two shootings over the weekend, including one that was fatal to a Savannah man.

David Rashamel Goldwire, 23, was found "deceased in the yard of a duplex on the 2100 block of Clars Avenue Saturday when Islands Precinct Patrol officers responded to a shots-fired call at 6:47 p.m.," police say.

On Friday, Jacob Grant, 26, reported "he was shot through the back window of his vehicle when someone attempted to rob him in the Oak Forrest Apartments on Oak Forrest Drive about 10 p.m.'

He drove to a residence on Gary Avenue in the Tatemville area where he called police. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of a wound that was considered non-life threatening.

Anyone with information on either case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.

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