FRIDAY SHOOTING PROBED

SAVANNAH, GA. (April 20, 2014): Metro Police are investigating the shooting of a 39-year-old Savannah man on the 1200 block of East 37th Street Friday afternoon.

Antonio Johnson was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of a non-life threatening wound. The suspect,. described as a slender black male, about 6-0 in his mid-20s to early 30sand wearing a black hooded shirt and gray jogging pants ran east and entered a red SUV, possibly an Isuzu Rodeo.

Metro Violent Crimes detectives continue to investigate the shooting. 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 confidential Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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FATAL SHOOTING INVESTIGATED

SAVANNAH, GA. (April 20, 2014): Homicide detectives from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of a Savannah man Sunday afternoon.

Malcolm Xavier Raphael Mitchell, 21, died after he was transported to Memorial University Medical Center following the 12:48 p.m. shooting at Waters Avenue and East 38th Street.

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

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METRO CHIEFS RECOGNIZE 911 STAFF

Tolbert, Enoch buy lunch for 911 Telecommunicators

Tolbert, Enoch buy lunch for 911 Telecommunicators

SAVANNAH, GA. (April 18, 2014): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Julie Tolbert (center) and Assistant Chief Terry Enoch showed their appreciation to 911 call takers and dispatchers by buying them lunch today as part of the celebration of National Telecommunicators Week. Tolbert and Enoch began the meal by meeting 911 staff members to thank them for consistently and competently bridging the communications gap between the public and first responders. Other members of the Metro command staff attended the luncheon at the 911 center.

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VICTIM CHARGED IN SHOOTING

SAVANNAH, GA. (April 18, 2014): A Savannah man has been charged with aggravated assault after being shot in a gunfire exchange with private security guards at a Skidaway Road nightclub Thursday night.

Nathaniel Hardy, 21, is under guard at Memorial University Medical Center where he was transported for treatment of a non-life threatening injury in the 11:38 p.m. shooting.

Hardy was in the parking lot of Overtime in the 4600 block of Skidaway when shots were fired between him and men working security at the club.
Violent Crimes detectives from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department continue to investigate the shooting.

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

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WOMAN, 17, STRUCK BY CAR

SAVANNAH, GA. (April 18, 2014): A 17-year-old Savannah woman is in critical condition after being struck by a car while attempting to walk across U.S. Highway 80 on Wilmington Island Thursday night.

Stacie Davis of a Wyckfield Road address was transported to Memorial University Medical Center after the 8:57 p.m. accident in front of the Whitemarsh Island Shopping Center.

She was walking north in the crosswalk at U.S. 80 and Debbie Drive against the light and talking on a cell phone when she was struck by a westbound Honda Civic driven by a 26-year-old Savannah man.

Officers of the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department continue to investigate.

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MAN CHARGED IN W. 58th ST. HOMICIDE

SAVANNAH, GA. (April 17, 2014):U.S. Marshals, acting on information obtained by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, on Thursday afternoon arrested a Savannah man in Jacksonville, for an April 8 shooting death.

Jerome Coast Jr., 31, was arrested in a Jacksonville hotel by members of the Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. Metro homicide detectives had charged him with murder in the shooting death of Michael Willard James.

James, 31, was found dead in his SUV in the yard of a house on the 600 block of West 58th Street just after midnight. The SUV had crashed into car parked in the yard, igniting a small fire that was quickly extinguished by Savannah Fire.

Metro detectives continue their investigation. A confidential Tip Line is open directly to Metro Criminal Investigation Department detectives at (912) 525-3124.

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RESIDENTS HELP NAB 3 IN BURGLARIES

SAVANNAH, GA. (April 17, 2014): Three men have been arrested and stolen items recovered after alert neighbors teamed with Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police to solve three burglaries Tuesday.

Arrested were Michael Maurice Dillon, 18, of Crystal Lake Drive, Antonio Sevon Jackson, 18, of the 1600 block of East 34th Street, and Rahiem Thomas Rocke, 21, of the 1000 block of West 35th Street. Each was charged with three counts of burglary.

They were arrested by West Chatham Precinct officers about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the area of Bluegill Lane and Killearn Court after a resident in the neighborhood reported seeing three males enter a black sedan carrying items from a nearby house.

Patrol officers saturated the neighborhood and located the car with the three men and a collection of guns, a cross bow and ammunition taken from a house on Bluegill Lane. The rear door of the house had been kicked in.

The descriptions of the suspects and vehicle were similar to one reported Monday by another alert neighbor on Katama Way in the same neighborhood off Quacco Road. Two houses had been burglarized there.

The resident of the Bluegill Lane residence had supplied police with serial numbers of the items taken, speeding the identification and return of the items.

Investigators from the West Chatham precinct continue to investigate the burglaries.

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HARDEN ST. SHOOTING SUSPECT CHARGED

SAVANNAH, GA. (April 13, 2014): A Savannah man has been arrested and charged with Saturday’s shooting of another man on the 2400 block of Harden Street.

Tyreque Cawley, 19, of the 800 block of Lynah Street, was arrested about 2 a.m. by an off-duty Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department officer in the area of Island Breeze Lounge on Indian Street.

He has been charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of Nathaniel Mullino, 40, outside Mullino’s house on Harden Street about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Mullino was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of a serious injury and has since been released.

Metro Violent Crimes detectives continue to investigate the shooting and events leading up to it.

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RUNAWAY HORSE INJURES DRIVER

SAVANNAH, GA. (April 14, 2014): A buggy driver was transported for treatment of injuries and five passengers escaped serious injury when the horse pulling the carriage they were in startled, crashing the coach into five vehicles in Downtown Savannah Monday afternoon.

Ashley Bignault, 37, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center after 12:28 p.m. incident that started at Bryan and Barnard Streets at Ellis Square and spread over six blocks.

The tour carriage, operated by Historic Savannah Carriage, was carrying a 42-year-old woman and children age 12, 10 and 7 as well as a 67-year-old woman from Sleepy Hollow, NY. The elder woman was treated at a nearby urgent care center and released.

Officers from the Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department said the carriage was approaching the tour terminus at Bryan and Barnard streets when the horse began running. A bridle became dislodged, making it difficult to control the horse.

The horse ran to the south side of Ellis Square and continued east on Congress Street with the carriage striking five vehicles before the driver was ejected. The horse reversed course to Whitaker Street and eventually turned down Congress Lane where employees of a restaurant caught it near Bull Street and calmed it with carrots. No injury to the horse was reported.

MAIT officers continue to investigate.

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HARDEN ST. SHOOTING PROBED

SAVANNAH, GA. (April 13, 2014): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the shooting of a 40-year-old man as he was walking near the 2400 block of Harden Street on Saturday.

Nathaniel Mullino, who lives on the block, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of a serious injury after the 3:22 p.m. shooting.

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

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