Saturday, October 31, 2015

Police investigate shooting at Waters & East 39th

Posted By on Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 2:19 PM

Detectives are investigating a Friday night shooting on East 39th Street and Waters Avenue.

At about 8:50 p.m. Metro officers found Jeffery Sentell Grant, 35, at the scene with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Grant was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center.

"Investigators believe this may be a targeted shooting. Circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation," say police.

The suspect in this case is described as a "clean shaven black male, with a light complexion, standing roughly 5-6 to 5-8, with a medium build. During the incident he wore a black hooded sweatshirt," police say.

16-year-old charged with attempted rapes near Forsyth Park

Posted By on Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Friday night, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police arrested and charged a 16-year-old male "who admitted to two attempted sexual assaults in the Forsyth Park area one day prior," police say.

Just after 9 p.m. Metro officers arrested the suspect near 37th and Reynolds streets, "wearing the same clothing descried during the Thursday night incidents. A pellet gun resembling a real handgun also was in his possession," police say.

The teen was transported to the Reginal Youth Detention Center (RYDC) and charged with two counts of attempted rape, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a crime.

On Thursday night, "the first sexual assault attempt was reported just after 8 p.m. on the east edge of Forsyth Park. The second attempt was reported nearby, on the 200 block of East Taylor Street at about 9:24 p.m.," police say.

"In both cases, females in their 20s were reportedly approached by a black male with a gun wearing a striped sweater. Both victims escaped." 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Homicide in Yamacraw Village

Posted By on Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 7:10 PM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are seeking information on a Thursday afternoon shooting near the 600 block of Yamacraw Village, that claimed the life of Jimmy Temple, 24.

"At about 1:14 p.m. responding Metro officers observed Temple suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center in serious condition. He later succumbed to his injuries," police say.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Two SCMPD officers shot; alleged shooter killed

Posted By on Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 10:43 AM

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Tuesday night shooting, a police spokesperson says. The incident occurred on Ogeechee Road near the 37th Street Connector to Interstate 16, during what is termed a traffic stop.

"Two Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers were shot just before midnight; they sustained non-life-threatening injuries. A third individual was also shot," police say.

Police say the third individual, Tyrie Cuyler, 25, had a firearm and shot at several officers. Officers returned fire anf fatally injured Cuyler.

Three of the four officers involved were wearing body cameras, according to reports.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ben Carter Enterprises announces Michael Kors, Tommy Bahama, and more

Posted By on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 4:28 PM

Ben Carter Enterprises says that it "recently secured commitments from Club Monaco, Michael Kors, Kendra Scott, Tommy Bahama, Victoria’s Secret and Blends a Coffee Boutique," according to a company spokesperson.

"The six retailers will join L’Occitane, lululemon, H&M, Savannah Tap Room, J. Crew, Lilly Pulitzer’s Palm Avenue, Goorin Bros. and The Ancient Olive in The Broughton Street Collection, the firm’s $90 million historic restoration project on Broughton Street," the spokesperson indicates.

“We are thrilled to announce these exclusive brands have selected Broughton Street as their new home,” said Quito Anderson, CEO of Ben Carter Enterprises. “This shopping district continues to show strong signs of resurgence as it becomes populated with a carefully curated mix of retailers that align with Savannah’s plans for growth.”

Cash register thief sought

Posted By on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Detectives ask the public’s help in identifying the suspect who opened cash registers in at least six stores to steal or attempt to steal money.

The suspect targeted stores in east Savannah and the Southside between Sept. 20 and Oct. 20. "In each case hand tools were used to pry registers open during business hours," police say.

The suspect stole money from Big Lots locations on Abercorn Street and on Victory Drive, Walmart Stores on Abercorn Street and on Montgomery Cross Road, Belk’s on the 7800 block of Abercorn Street and Dillard’s on the 14000 block of Abercorn Street.

The suspect is described as a black male, standing roughly 6-2 and weighing about 190 pounds.

Police seek repeat beer thief

Posted By on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Detectives ask the public’s help in identifying the suspect "who on four separate occasions stole multiple cases of beer worth several hundred dollars from a Whitemarsh Island grocery store," police say.

The thefts occurred at Publix on the 4700 block of East Highway 80 on Oct. 1st, 7th, 11th and 14th. "In each case, the suspect entered the store filling a shopping cart with cases of beer before casually leaving," police say.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-40s.   

Frazier Homes shooting injures one

Posted By on Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Detectives are investigating a Sunday night shooting at Frazier Homes on Emerald Drive, that injured Javonte Washington, 23, of Savannah.

At about 9:33 p.m. Metro officers responded to the scene, finding Washington suffering from a gunshot wound nearby. Washington was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

"Investigators believe Washington was walking in a Frazier Homes breezeway when he was approached by a group of unknown suspects and shot. Building damage was observed. No other injuries were reported," police say.

Detectives are working to identify the suspects who fled in an unknown direction. "Investigators also are searching for a white sports car and a white SUV possibly linked to this case," police say.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Body found on Waters; cause of death undetermined

Posted By on Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 9:11 PM

Violent Crimes detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department "have initiated a death investigation after the body of an unidentified male was found behind Medical Arts Shopping Center on the 4700 block of Waters Avenue today," a police spokesperson says.

Metro responded to the shopping plaza "just before 10 a.m. after a landscaper discovered the body. The body will be transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab to determine the cause of death."

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Widespread Panic announce February show in Savannah

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 9:23 PM

Widespread Panic announce a Savannah date on Fri. Feb. 26 at the Savannah Civic Center. Tix go on sale Nov. 20 at 10 a.m. at

Tickets for the Savannah show will also be on sale at the Civic Center box office, and or by phone at 800-514-3849. 

The band will also play two nights at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC on Saturday February 13 and Sunday February 14.

Tickets for the Columbia show will also be on sale at the Township box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.

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