OPERATION CONNECTS METRO WITH CITIZENS

SAVANNAH, GA. (June 29, 2014): Islands Precinct officers for Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department initiated “Operation Trust and Information,” to promote positive and productive communication between police officers and citizens.

As part of Operation Trust and Information, officers are visiting citizens at randomly selected houses and businesses within in their assigned beat. Once contact is established, the officers provide citizens with crime prevention and reporting tips, information about SCMPD services and upcoming events. This operation also is intended to give citizens an opportunity to provide officers with feedback on public safety within the area.

Islands Precinct Crime Prevention Officer, APO Ryan Thomas said, “We wanted to give the public access to police officers in a relaxed and informal environment.” Thomas continued, “The public needs to know we’re available to hear them out about any crime-related concern.”

Operation Trust and Information began on Sunday, July 27. It will continue until Aug. 9. So far, officers have successfully made contact with 26 residents.

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MAN SOUGHT FOR QUESTIONING

Geovanni Fredrico Williams

Geovanni Fredrico Williams

SAVANNAH, GA (July 29, 2014): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are searching for a Savannah man who eluded them Monday night for questioning about a recent shooting in the Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood.

Geovanni Fredrico Williams, 24, is wanted for questioning in the July 18 shooting of a woman while she sat with others on a neighbor’s porch on the 700 block of West 39th Street. He also is wanted on a warrant from Chatham County.

Police noticed him on the 800 block of West 35th Street about 10 p.m. MONDAY, but he and another man with him ran into a house where a 10-month-old girl was sleeping. The other man quickly surrendered, but Williams was determined to have left the residence before Metro SWAT Team officers entered the house to take the baby to safety. The baby was unharmed.

Williams is a black male, about 5-7, 152 pounds with short black hair and usually has a slight moustache and beard. He is known to frequent the Cuyler-Brownville neighborhood and Ogeechee Road area.

Anyone with information on his location or 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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EDGEMORE SHOOTING INJURES 3

SAVANNAH, GA (July 25, 2014): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating a shooting that left three men injured in the Edgemere neighborhood Sunday night.

Islands Precinct Patrol officers responded to a shots fired call in the 1300 block of East 55th Street that was upgraded to a shooting call about 7:45 p.m. Craig Xavier Jackson Jr., 31, of Savannah, Gary Campbell, 31 of Brunswick, and Joseph Heyward, of Savannah each were transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation disclosed two groups of males agreed to meet at a residence. The meeting subsequently resulted in gunfire that injured the three members of one group.

Violent Crimes detectives are continuing to investigate the shooting and the meeting. 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.

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CRASH SHUTS DOWN US 80 TRAFFIC

NOTE: The collision occurred atop the Lazaredo Creek Bridge.
Traffic is halted at that location and has backed up a considerable length in both directions. Travelers should avoid the area.
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SAVANNAH, GA (July 26, 2014): US Highway 80 has been closed to vehicle traffic at the east end of Johnny Mercer Boulevard and at the Bull River bridge as Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police investigate a head-on accident involving two vehicles. At least two occupants were being treated for what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries at the time.

The Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is in route to the scene. Traffic may be halted until as late as 10 p.m. Travelers planning to go to or from Tybee Island may want to rearrange their plans.

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MAN SOUGHT IN ASSAULT

Edwin Fripp

Edwin Fripp

SAVANNAH, GA (July 26, 2014): Violent Crimes detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man charged in the attack, robbery and attempted murder of a Savannah man on Tuesday.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged Edwin Fripp, 18, of the 4000 block of 3rd Street in Garden City, with aggravated assault, armed robbery and criminal attempt at murder.

He has been charged with the attack on a 21-year-old Savannah man who was robbed at gunpoint in east Savannah Tuesday night. The victim was approached a second time by Fripp, who subsequently attempted to shoot him.

Fripp is described as a black male, about 5-3, 138 pounds with short hair and possibly wearing a slight mustache and/or goatee beard. He has been arrested twice previously this year by police in Pooler and Garden City. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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.

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METRO PROBES MORNING SHOOTING

SAVANNAH, GA (July 24, 2014): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the shooting of a 29-year-old Savannah man in the Cuyler Brownsville neighborhood this morning.

Shawn Jackson of a Lorraine Drive address was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Central Precinct Patrol officers found him on the porch of a house at West 36th and Florence streets about 3:08 a.m.

Violent Crimes detectives are investigating reports that he was being chased by another male when the shooting occurred near the intersection.

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.

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YOUTH CHARGED IN SHOOTING

SAVANNAH, GA (July 24, 2014): A 17-year-old Savannah youth has been charged with aggravated assault in the July 17 shooting of another youth.

Ronde Robert White has been charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of Dion Folston Jr., also 17, near N.E. 36th and Cedar streets.

Central Precinct officers responding to the shooting call at 8:22 p.m. found Folsom on the 1300 block of N.E. 36th Street with gunshot wounds. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of the non-life threatening injuries.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police violent crimes detectives continue to investigate the shooting and events related to it. 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.

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METRO SEEKS SHOOTING SUSPECT

Suspect Sketch

Suspect Sketch

SAVANNAH, GA (July 24, 2014): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have released sketch of a suspect wanted for a shooting on Whitaker Street last week.

The suspect is a black male with a dark complexion and short twisties in his hair. The victim was on Whitaker at Hall Street when the suspect tried to rob him. He received a non-life threatening gunshot wound when he resisted.

Robbery detectives ask anyone with information on the case, the identity or location of the suspect i 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.

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2 TUESDAY SHOOTINGS PROBED

SAVANNAH, GA (July 23, 2014): Violent Crimes detectives are investigating two shootings Tuesday night that left one man with serious injuries and another with less-serious wounds.

Troy Kirkland, 19, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of a serious injury when Islands Precinct officers of the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department investigated a 6:45 p.m. shooting on the 2800 block of Capitol Street.

Terry Brown Jr., 26, of an East 55th Street address, was transported by private vehicle to St. Joseph’s Hospital with a wound to his knee after a shooting just before midnight. Patrol officers were investigating shots fired at his house and the house beside it when they were advised he was at the hospital.

Anyone with information on either 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.

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MAN CHARGED IN WIFE’S HOMICIDE

SAVANNAH, GA – (July 23, 2014): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police detectives have arrested and charged a Savannah man with the murder of his wife.

Daniel Patrick Sheehan, 50, has been charged with murder in the death of f Kathleen Sheehan, 45, who was discovered expired in their residence on the 400 block of West Montgomery Cross Road on April 4.

Violent Crimes detectives had initiated a death investigation that led to a ruling of homicide by state medical examiners on July 8.

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