A suspected intruder is dead after a reported home invasion overnight.
Just before midnight police were dispatched to the 1500 Block of Cloverdale Drive. Police were told that a deceased male was inside the residence, and that the man broke in and was confronted by one of the occupants of the home, and shot during the confrontation.
Police found Akin Oswa Stevens, 36, of Savannah. Detectives continue to investigate however.
• The arrest of six of Savannah’s most dangerous suspects highlighted an eight–month cooperative investigation for by local police and federal authorities.
Patrol officers, detectives, Savannah Area Regional Intelligence Center (SARIC), SWAT Team, Aviation and K–9 Officers along with Chatham County deputies and K–9 officers and U.S. Marshals conducted the arrests in a sweep of the area between West Victory Drive, MLK Boulevard and 38th Streets.
Arrested were Cedric Reynolds, charged with six counts of sale of cocaine and being party to the crime of armed robbery; Michael Griffin, sale of cocaine, and armed robbery; Antonio Mitchell, three counts of sale of cocaine; Dominique Bostic, nine counts of sale of cocaine, five counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and four counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; and Rasheen Lawrence, charged with sale of cocaine.
Still at large are Travis Young, Edward Singleton, Victor Holloway, Willie Lee Smith, Maurice Ruff and Michael Passmore. Young is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, and two counts of possession of a firearm during a crime. Singleton is charged with four counts of sale of cocaine.
Holloway is charged with three counts of sale of cocaine. Smith is charged with sale of cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Ruff is charged with sale of cocaine. Passmore is charged with being party to the crime of armed robbery and two counts of sale of cocaine.
• A flim–flam theft team that coerced a local woman into withdrawing money from her bank August 1 is believed to be operating in multiple Georgia cities as well.
Detectives have identified at least one of the two women as a suspect in a similar theft in Perry, GA., and believe they also have struck in the Augusta and Kingsland areas.
The 51–year–old victim in Savannah told police she was leaving Savannah Mall about 2 p.m. when the two women got into her vehicle. The woman in the front seat ordered her to drive to her bank and withdraw a considerable amount of money.
Afterward, they directed her to return to the mall and left the car walking into the Target store, taking her jewelry as well. The victim said both suspects hid their hands from her as if to imply they were armed and the woman in the back seat carried a large stack of what appeared to be new currency.
One woman is described as a black female in her 40s, 5–1 to 5–2 and weighing 180–200 pounds. The other was a black female 5–5 to 5–7 and weighing 200 to 225 pounds. At least one of the suspects is believed to wear a wig.