Crime

  HHI 1st Grade teacher charged with criminal sexual misconduct

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Hilton Head Island first grade teacher with criminal sexual misconduct in the third degree.

Burke County teacher charged with sexual battery also facing charges in Chatham County

ECSO gives update on Tuesday’s social media threat, school bus incident

Savannah Police investigating Jan. 11 shooting death

Bond denied for Toombs County man jailed in Emanuel County on child molestation charges

Savannah Police investigate gun discharge, crash with injuries on Paige Avenue

GBI arrests man on child molestation charges in Emanuel County

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  First set of human remains found in Metter scrapyard identified

Wayne County woman accused of stealing senior trip money back in court

Man caught trying to steal vehicle on E 41st facing numerous charges

Murder suspect waives extradition following death of Ft. Stewart soldier

Woman accused of animal abuse in Candler Co. also facing charges in Montgomery Co.

Chatham County Police looking for Walmart thief

  Truck carrying $10 million worth of liquid meth seized by investigators in Georgia

Authorities arrested the owner of the auto repair shop where the truck was found on accusations of smuggling the drugs from Mexico.

Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million

Investigators say Jake Patterson went to great lengths to conceal any evidence from police, including disengaging the dome light of his car and shaving his head.

Chatham County Police arrest 2 in connection to November armed robbery

Chatham County Police have arrested two people wanted in connection to a Nov. 17, 2018 armed robbery.

Convicted child killer murdered by cellmate in OK prison, officials say

The man was sentenced to life without parole after a jury found him guilty in the murder of an 8-year-old girl who went missing from her home in 1997.

Man accused of beating girlfriend’s daughter to death for spilling juice on Xbox

Man who left 2 pounds of marijuana in Uber arrested by undercover officer while trying to retrieve it

Savannah Police arrest, charge local military member with criminal attempt at child molestation

Mother charged in Argyle Street infant death

Standoff in Long County ends in arrest

Lowcountry man behind bars after shooting incident in Orange Grove area

5 arrested, charged for recent Toombs County thefts

Five people have been arrested and charged in connection to recent thefts in Toombs County.

Candler County officials still investigating bodies found unburied

Investigators are still working to find out why the bodies of three people sat unburied on a property for decades.

Statesboro PD looking for man wanted for firing shots into home

Statesboro Police need your help to find a man wanted for aggravated assault.

2 arrested in connection to Hampton County murder

Hampton County Police have arrested two suspects in connection to a murder.

Wayne Co. woman accused of stealing senior cruise money facing new charges

The woman accused of keeping payment money for a high school senior cruise in Wayne County is facing new charges.

EPD, EPA testing for hazards after over 150 dogs kept on Montgomery Co. property

More charges could be on the way for a woman accused of keeping hundreds of dogs in filthy confined spaces.

Swainsboro PD investigating after physical altercation ensues in Walmart

Swainsboro Police are investigating after a family feud led to an assault in Walmart, Wednesday night.

Bluffton PD searching for suspects responsible for rash of armed robberies

The Bluffton Police Department is asking the public for help to find the people responsible for five recent armed robberies in the area.

BCSO attempts to identify man, vehicle involved in hit-and-run on Hilton Head

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in identifying the individual or vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident at Hudson's Seafood on Hilton Head Island on Jan. 4.

Missing boy, 6, found alive in crawl space of Missouri attic; mother, boyfriend arrested

The boy’s father went to pick him up from his mother’s house in August, but the two and her boyfriend were nowhere to be found.

Mother charged with abuse after putting baby inside freezer, deputies say

A baby is reported to be safe after his mother allegedly placed him inside a stranger’s unused freezer then hid in a crawl space.

Glynn County husband and wife indicted on insurance fraud

Two long-time Brunswick, Georgia insurance agents have been indicted on multiple counts of insurance fraud following a year-long investigation.

Man arrested, indicted with felony murder after being spotted with vehicle of missing person

A 56-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder after he was seen near the vehicle of a missing person.

Man wanted in connection to Glynn County home invasion turns himself in

Glynn County investigators say Jeremiah Shaw turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday.

Man arrested after allegedly stealing $10 million winning lottery ticket from roommate

The lottery winner shared his good news with his two roommates, but when he couldn’t collect, he suspected one of them had stolen the ticket and reported it to police.

Mother charged after son’s body found encased in concrete in Denver storage unit

The boy's mother was charged with abuse of a corpse in what sources say was an attempt to hide evidence.

Accused Effingham County killer wants to change guilty plea

U.S. Marshals arrested Tony Arnsdorff last April in connection to the shooting death of Courtney Wells in January of 2017.

Chatham Street shooting victim dies from injuries

Savannah Police say a 29-year-old man has died after being shot Monday night on Chatham Street.

5 arrested after missing siblings found dead in Effingham County, GA

The sheriff's office is working to figure out if anyone else knew about - or covered up - the deaths of two teenagers.

Woman armed with knife breaks into home in Oak Park, GA

A woman has been arrested for breaking into a home in Emanuel County.

Man accused of bringing date to condo with woman he allegedly killed in basement

The suspect faces various charges, including first-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse and identity theft.

Man caught on camera licking doorbell, prowling outside CA home for 3 hours

Police say the suspect could face misdemeanor charges for petty theft and prowling.

SPD makes arrests, seizes drugs and firearms during investigations

Savannah Police arrested five people and seized multiple firearms and a large amount of drugs this past week.

Savannah Police investigating shooting near 52nd, Harmon streets

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a shooting near 52nd Street and Harmon Street.

Man recovering after shooting in Hinesville

A Hinesville man is in the hospital recovering after a shooting Sunday afternoon, according to the Coastal News Service.

Parents arrested after 1-year-old girl’s body found buried in NM backyard

The case began in December when the girl’s father allegedly told his mother he drowned the 1-year-old in the bathtub apartment.

Man charged with murder in shooting of 7-year-old Houston girl; race not believed to be factor

A manhunt began after the Dec. 30 murder of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes, who was fatally shot when a suspect opened fire on her family’s car.

Savannah Police respond to shooting at W. 37th, Harden Streets

Savannah Police are on scene of a shooting at West 37th and Harden Street that has left one man with non-life-threatening injuries.

Mother accused of forcing 8-year-old daughter to help in plot to poison husband with antifreeze

Prosecutors say the woman’s husband was not hurt because each time he allegedly drank the antifreeze, he noticed a chemical taste and spat out the drink.

Alma PD says man wanted on child molestation charges might be in Savannah area

Police in Alma are looking for an armed and dangerous man wanted on child molestation charges.

New Year’s Eve DUI arrests up in Chatham Co.

Georgia State Troopers arrested more people for drunk driving on New Year’s Eve in Chatham County this year than last.

Statesboro Police believe arson cases are connected

Police in Statesboro may need your help obtaining information on a pair of fires they believe were caused by arson, and are likely connected.

Savannah Police arrest suspect in multiple property damage cases

Savannah Police have identified the suspect in several property damage cases as 29-year-old David Smith III.

Community leaders speak on gun violence in Savannah

So far in 2019, two people have been killed by gun violence in Savannah. One of those killed was a 17-year-old.

Police investigate drive-by shooting in Rincon

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting incident that occurred Wednesday night in the 800 block of West 7th Street in Rincon.

Former general manager of Coastal Courier behind bars, accused of stealing over $200K

The former general manager of the Coastal Courier is sitting behind bars after being arrested a few days before Christmas.

Bluffton PD investigating after suspects caught on video breaking into vehicles

Bluffton Police are working to identify multiple suspects after they say 12 vehicles were rummaged through between Dec. 24-Dec. 29.

Off-duty fire captain killed by alleged drunken driver while helping at crash scene

The suspected drunken driver was arrested and charged with homicide by reckless use of a vehicle.

  Vigil held for Savannah teenager who was shot, killed after New Year concert

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Wednesday morning.

Man charged in Tara Grinstead murder wanted on plethora of violent charges

Officers with the Warner Robins Police Department need your help finding a 34-year-old man wanted on a plethora of violent charges.

Murder victim’s family suing Savannah apartment complex for $35 million over security concerns

Happening today the family of Rebecca Foley files a lawsuit against the apartment complex where Foley was murdered nearly six years ago.

Agencies working together to catch those responsible for Southeast GA robberies

Investigators need the public’s help to solve a rash of armed robberies across our area.

Savannah officers find deceased shooting victim on Tibet Ave.

The Savannah Police Department located a deceased shooting victim on Tibet Avenue late Tuesday night.

Deputies: Teens egging cars led to road rage, crash that killed Houston woman

Deputies say after two drivers, one a 14-year-old, got involved in a car chase, the teenager ran a red light, crashed into a third car and killed the female driver.

Barricaded suspect arrested, charged with concealing death of another person

Chatham County Police tells WTOC they are trying to convince a barricaded person to come out of a home on Wisteria Court.

GBI: Suspect experienced ‘medical issue’ after chase ended on River Street

A suspect has died after a police chase during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Savannah.

Fiancé of Colorado mother missing since Thanksgiving charged with her murder

Investigators have not found a body but say the evidence suggests the 29-year-old mother was killed at her home.

Manhunt underway after Houston girl, 7, fatally shot in car with mom

The girl’s mother says the family was headed to the store when a car pulled up out of nowhere, and a man inside started shooting at them for no reason.

Police: Baby left in soaked diaper, cold car while mother inside bar

The mother was arrested after bystanders noticed the 1-year-old alone in the car.

Baxley Police, GBI investigate after shooting leaves one dead

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Baxley Police in their investigation after one person was killed early on Sunday morning.

Savannah Police serve warrants to suspect connected to 2015 homicides

Detectives with Savannah Police Violent Crimes division served murder warrants to a suspect that they claim is connected to two homicides that happened in November of 2015.

Savannah Police trying to identify suspect involved in shooting, armed robbery

The Savannah Police Department is trying to identify the suspect involved in a shooting and armed robbery on Dec. 14.

Armed man arrested on way to Texas church to ‘fulfill prophecy,’ police say

The suspect, who was armed with a handgun and extra ammunition, was arrested along the Texas highway after a waitress called police about an encounter she had with him.

Mother accused of letting daughter die by hiding diabetes diagnosis

The mother allegedly took measures to conceal her daughter’s 2013 diabetes diagnosis and failed to provide her with appropriate medical treatment and medication.

Savannah Police investigate fatal shooting

Police responded to a report of a victim with gunshot wounds at Memorial Medical Center at 8:30 PM prompting an investigation.

Woman arrested after calling 911 to ask for ride, deputies say

Deputies say the 22-year-old called 911 three times to ask for a ride, one time saying she was in danger when she wasn’t and another time cursing the dispatcher.

Savannah Police reflect on 2018 crime numbers

Savannah Police say that initiatives like End Gun Violence and community-based policing have had a positive effect on Savannah’s crime numbers.

21-year-old Estill man charged with 4 counts attempted murder

A 21-year-old Estill man has been charged with four counts of attempted murder after officials say he had eight active arrest warrants in connection with two separate shooting incidents.