A police officer and his K–9 partner located a missing dementia patient and were attacked by a neighbor’s dog.
The K–9 officers had just located a 76–year–old patient hiding in a wooded area near Ben Kill Road just after 8 a.m. when a pit bull terrier twice attacked the K–9 and the officer.
The officer was forced to shoot the pit bull.
The missing patient was returned safely to his residence. The pit bull was located and transported to a veterinarian for treatment and later was humanely euthanized.
The police K–9 was transported to another veterinarian for treatment of minor injuries.
• Chatham Narcotics Team is seeking 31–year–old Scott Patrick Hoskins of Savannah. Hoskins is wanted for Criminal Attempt to Obtain a Controlled Substance (Lorcet) by Fraud and Forgery by Altering a Prescription (Lorcet).
Hoskins is known to frequent downtown Savannah and is a white male, 5ft 11in, 185lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes. Hoskins last known address is 2003 East 42nd Street.
CNT is seeking 33–year–old Michelle Elizabeth Dawson of Hardeeville, South Carolina. Dawson is wanted for Obtaining a Controlled Substance (Oxycodone) by Fraud and three counts Possession of a Dangerous Drug (Tramadol).
Dawson is known to frequent Hardeeville, South Carolina and Savannah. Dawson is a white female, 5ft 04in, 220lbs with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Hoskins or Dawson is asked to contact CNT at 912–652–3900 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 912–234–2020 where you can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
• Two subjects wanted by the police have been identified or questioned with the public’s assistance.
Taurus Green was sought for questioning in the Gregory Bivins homicide from September 27. He has been in touch with detectives and has been interviewed.
A man wanted for questioning in the September 30, Amber Deloach homicide was unidentified and police asked for the public’s assistance. He has been identified and questioned as well.
• The annual “Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Chatham County resulted in 80 pounds of unwanted and/or expired prescription drugs collected by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In all, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team, and other law enforcment agencies in Southeast Georgia collected 1,005 pounds of pills and prescription drugs and medications. All were then taken the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Savannah office where they were weighed and will be incinerated.
Sheriff Al St Lawrence said, “We partner twice a year with the DEA for this event and every time we do it the turnout is great. People are cleaning out their medicine cabinets and bringing the drugs to us and that means those prescription drugs are not falling into the wrong hands.”