Friday, April 29, 2016

Police investigate homicide on New Castle Street

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:42 AM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m., April 28, near a residence in the 1300 block of New Castle Street.

Officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area and found Hanna Cornell Brown, 36, suffering a gunshot wound inside a vehicle. The victim was transported to Memorial University Medical Center, where she later passed away from her injuries.

"Following the incident, family members inside the residence heard a vehicle fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed," police say. 

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information should 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 confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

Police investigate Kandlewood Drive shooting

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:40 AM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a shooting outside of a residence on Kandlewood Drive near Cindy Avenue that injured an unidentified male on April 28.

Metro officers responded to the scene finding the victim just after 5 a.m. The critically injured victim was transported to Memorial University Medical Center.

"Near the time of the shooting, Metro officers were in the area investigating reports of a prowler entering yards in the surrounding neighborhood," police say. "Investigators are working to determine any links between the shooting and the alleged prowling incidents." 

Detectives are working to determine the events leading up to this shooting and ask the public’s help in identifying the victim and any suspects.

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.

Multi-agency investigation leads to bank robber's arrest

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:39 AM

A cooperative investigation among multiple law enforcement agencies resulted in a man’s arrest for two bank robberies that occurred between 9 and 10 a.m., April 28.

David Stanley, 51, was arrested for allegedly robbing the BB&T bank in the 300 block of Mall Boulevard and the Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union in the 1000 block of West Lathrop Avenue. Stanley reportedly stated he was armed during both robberies.

"Detectives credit forthcoming witnesses and community involvement, which led to the description of the suspect’s vehicle," police say. "Stanley was apprehended following a traffic stop near a gas station on Highway 80 in Pooler." 

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Robbery Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chatham County Sherriff’s office, Pooler Police, and the Department of Motor Vehicles were all instrumental in the arrest.

Stanley is a convicted felon and has been incarcerated eight times since 2004 on theft and shoplifting related charges.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information should 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 confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

Police seek to identify prolific commercial burglar

Posted By on Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Island’s Precinct investigators are attempting to identify a man who is suspected in several commercial burglaries near the Sandfly area.

In the past month, one man is suspected of burglarizing four churches located on the 6800 and 7200 blocks of Skidaway Road, 2300 block of Sunset Boulevard and the 5100 block of Laroche Avenue.

"These burglaries occurred between April 1 and April 26," police say. "The same man is also suspected in burglarizing a car wash on the 2000 block of Victory Drive around midnight on April 16."

Cohen’s Retreat, located on the 5700 block of Skidaway Road, also reported a burglary with a similar suspect on April 19.

Several items were taken from the business to include laptops, jewelry, cash and sound equipment.

The suspect, described as a slender, middle-aged white male, wore a light colored button down shirt and dark pants during the April 19 car wash incident. He appears to have light colored hair. He is seen on surveillance footage crawling through a side window to enter the business. Once inside, he rummages through items behind the cash register area, takes some cash and then eventually exits the building.

These incidents currently remain under investigation.

Anyone with any information on this man’s identity or any of these cases 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.

Surveillance footage can be viewed at https://youtu.be/uh-_sdX9nrQ.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Police investigate late-night shooting on E. 54th

Posted By on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 11:18 AM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a shooting that reportedly occurred on the 300 block of East 54th Street just before 11 p.m. on April 26.

Investigators responded to Memorial University Medical Center after Gregory Jones, 32, arrived seeking treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

"Police are working to determine the exact location of the shooting. Events resulting in this shooting and the identities of any suspects also remain under investigation. Investigators do not believe this to be a random act," says Eunicia Baker of the SCMPD Public Affairs Office.

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.

Police investigate Fell Street shooting

Posted By on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 11:16 AM

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Violent Crimes Unit is investigating shooting that occurred at approximately 9 p.m., April 26, at a residence in the 200 block of Fell Street.

Deavalon Samules, 22, received serious injuries from a gunshot wound and was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.

"During a canvas of the area, officers questioned several people but were unable to obtain a suspect description," police say.

The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with more information about this crime 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 confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Human remains found on farm

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department have initiated a death investigation after human remains were found at a West Chatham County farm just before 5 p.m. on April 25.

"Metro officers responded to the scene on the 200 Buckhalter Road, after the property owner and an employee reported finding human bones near a dirt road on the south side of the property. A property manager found the remains while checking the grounds after a recent clearing of several trees and overgrowth," police say.

Metro’s Criminal Investigations Division, Patrol and Forensics units responded to the scene, along with the Chatham County Coroner, police say. An autopsy will be conducted at the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab to determine the decedent’s gender and manner of death.  

Woman drives off burglars with firearm

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at about 10:30 p.m., April 25, in the 900 block of East 35th Street.

"Two men entered the home and the noise alerted the homeowner, who thought it was her husband coming home," police say. "When she went to investigate, one of the two suspects reportedly struck the woman in the face. The victim then grabbed a firearm and fired a shot toward the two men as they fled the home."

Police say the first suspect is  as a black male, 5-feet, 11-inches with a slender build and medium brown complexion. He was wearing a black zip-up hoodie, blue jeans and black tennis shoes. The second suspect was approximately 5-feet, 8-inches tall and wearing a red baseball hat.

Man shot in early morning armed robbery at Waters and 51st

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 2:53 PM

Detectives are investigating a shooting near East 51st and Waters Avenue, that left Bernie Edwards, 30, with non-life threatening injuries just before 5:30 a.m. on April 26.

"Metro responded to the 1100 block of East 51st Street, where Edwards called for help after being shot. Edwards was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for care," police say.

"Reportedly, two male suspects unknown to Edwards approached him asking for cigarettes, before robbing and shooting him. The suspects fled in an unknown direction," police say.

Both suspects are described as black males in their early to mid-20s, wearing dark clothing and hats.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Victim ID'ed in weekend homicide

Posted By on Sun, Apr 24, 2016 at 5:23 PM

Tarik Rasheen Bentley, 35, has been identified as the victim in the April 24 homicide in the 1900 block of East DeRenne Avenue. When Metro officers responded to the residence after a report at about 7 a.m., they found Bentley deceased from a gunshot wound.

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