Crime

  CCSO: 260 arrests made during Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Festival weekend

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has released a breakdown of arrests made in Chatham County throughout the St. Patrick’s Day Festival Weekend.

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

Savannah PD investigating after car struck by bullets at 37th, Bulloch St.

  Bulloch County deputy, K9 halt store break-in attempt

Bodies identified as 3 missing Georgians, suspects charged

Chatham County Police looking for theft suspect

GBI: Second person arrested in connection to 3 deaths in South Georgia

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Man wanted for property damage in Beaufort County

  Friends, family gather in Toombs County after disappearance of three loved ones

Third body found in search for 3 missing Georgians

  Arrest made in disappearance of 3 people in South Georgia

  Council votes to renew contract between Savannah, Chatham Co. regarding ‘End Gun Violence’ initiative

  7 people indicted in multiple Savannah murders

  7 indicted in connection to multiple homicides, gang-related crimes in Savannah

Indictments have been handed down in the death of a Savannah community activist.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  Men charged with kidnapping, assault and battery after incident at St. Helena Island home

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men after a kidnapping and assault Monday night.

Savannah Police located woman wanted for aggravated assault incident

The Savannah Police Department says that 35-year-old Ayesha Allen has been located.

  Father accused of taking AK-47 to FL school after son said teacher ‘slammed him’

  Newborn left to die in 1981 identified by DNA; mother charged in South Dakota

  Workshop aiming to stop human trafficking held in Savannah

  2 arrested in Toombs County after undercover drug bust

  $1.2M in cocaine, marijuana seized in Chatham County

  Vidalia man arrested, charged with cruelty to animals

Police capture suspect who fled on foot after chase

Law enforcement officers have taken a suspect who fled on foot after a chase on Tuesday morning into custody.

Savannah Police ask for help identifying robbery suspect

Savannah Police are asking for help as they work to identify a suspect involved in a robbery that happened last month.

Chatham County Police seek public’s help identifying assault suspect

Chatham County Police are working to identify a suspect accused of assaulting a man last week.

Man who allegedly threatened Google arrested in California

The YouTuber allegedly drove across the country in order to confront Google officials, telling police he’d get violent if the visit didn’t go well.

  Local animal rescue seeks person who stole mascot animal

Coastal Pet Rescue in Savannah is looking for the person they say took one of their mascot cats “Lady P” from right under their nose. They say it happened one week ago when people were there working.

2 in custody after more than 3,000 ecstasy pills seized

Two men are facing charges after local law enforcement discovered thousands of ecstasy pills following a vehicle search.

Police arrest woman accused of stealing $4K puppy from pet store

Summerville police arrested a woman Saturday who pet store employees say stole an expensive puppy from their store by concealing it in her jacket.

Savannah Police seek to identify Home Depot shoplifting suspect

Savannah Police is asking for the public’s help identifying a man wanted for shoplifting.

  Young girl found dead inside duffel bag near California trail identified

The search for the girl’s identity began after her body was found partially concealed in a black duffel bag and dumped down an embankment.

  Man found guilty in adopted son’s murder inspired by Oscar-winning movie ‘Manchester by the Sea’

The main character in "Manchester by the Sea" learns he cannot be prosecuted for killing his children, following an accidental house fire.

Beaufort county sheriff’s deputy arrested for domestic violence

An eight year employee of the sheriff’s office, Sergeant Scott will be suspended with pay pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.

  Wanted man arrested by Savannah Police, U.S. Marshals after crashing car into another vehicle

U.S. Marshals say a suspect was trying to get away from their Task Force Friday afternoon when he ended up crashing into another car.

  Police need help ID’ing victim in sketch from confessed serial killer

A man quickly joining the ranks as one of the most prolific confessed serial killers in the United States says he committed a murder right here in Savannah.

2 arrested on drug-related charges on Hilton Head Island

The two were transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center and incarcerated. They have yet to receive bond hearings.

Sheriff’s Office attempts to identify breaking and entering auto suspect in Beaufort County

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in identifying an individual in reference to a breaking and entering a motor vehicle case.

  Pinholster sentenced to life without parole in Effingham County murder trial

Scott Pinholster was sentenced on Thursday to life without parole plus 15 years to be served consecutively for the 2017 murder of Courtney Wells.

  National award honors local law enforcement for gang indictments

Agents and officers are being recognized for bringing down a major drug trafficking ring that was operating inside a Georgia prison.

Man arrested after more than 700 dogs rescued from South GA puppy mill

A Berrien County man is facing charges after more than 700 dogs were rescued from a South Georgia puppy mill.

Increased law enforcement presence in area of Hwy 170, Broad River Blvd. after armed robbery

Deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office are looking for two suspects after a victim says he was robbed at gunpoint and shot in the leg.

  1 seriously injured in shooting on Savannah’s Westside

Savannah Police are investigating a shooting on Savannah's Westside.

  Toombs County Sheriff’s Office warning of kidnapping scam

Toombs County Sheriff Alvie Kight says several people in the area have received phone calls stating that one of their relatives has been kidnapped.

  Effingham County Jail employee charged with sexual assault

A former Effingham County Jail officer is out on bond after being arrested Tuesday evening.

Garden City Police looking for suspect who stole car with child inside

The vehicle was occupied by a juvenile child at the time. Police say she escaped prior to the suspect getting away with her inside.

Savannah Police, SWAT take wanted person into custody

Law enforcement responded to the home on Rogers Street Thursday afternoon after getting a tip that the suspect was inside.

17 additional Ghost Face Gangsters plead guilty to federal charges

Seventeen additional defendants indicted on drug trafficking and firearms charges as part of Operation Vanilla Gorilla have pled guilty in federal court, bringing to 33 the total number of guilty pleas only months after charges were filed.

  Delivery driver shot in back after dispute over disabled parking space in Missouri

The 65-year-old suspect was arrested. Officers are due to meet with prosecutors to decide if charges will be filed.

  Investigator details punishments given to Effingham children in murder case

Family members told investigators the abuse was Mary’s punishment for not exercising, not doing her chores, and stealing food.

Savannah PD looking for lottery ticket thief

Savannah Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect who stole rolls of lottery tickets from a convenience store on Feb. 18.

After worker accused of throwing toddler, Missouri daycare’s state license revoked

The daycare announced through an attorney that it will appeal the state’s decision to revoke its license. It can remain open during that process.

Wayne County deputies make numerous arrests in connection to burglary, theft ring

Investigators say the thefts involve several victims and multiple residences across the county. They say some of the suspects are affiliated with a regional gang.

One person injured in shooting at Ellis Square

Upon arrival to the scene police discovered one man with serious injuries. According to police, the man is now in stable condition.

Young woman, 21, fatally shot helping friend escape suspected domestic violence

Within a day, police arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly shooting at his child’s mother but instead striking and killing the victim.

  California man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old he met on Tinder

Officers say the victim initially lied about her age on Tinder, but after eight months of communication with the suspect, she disclosed she was only 12.

One arrested, one on the run after burglaries in Pierce County

The ACE unit and assisting agencies were able to identify two suspects involved; Cecil Dustin Hannah, 32, and Johnny Allen Thrift, 41.

  Hardeeville Police seize 300 grams of marijuana and cash

Hardeeville Police, along with several other departments, seized over 300 grams of marijuana and nearly 700 dollars in cash, leading to two arrests.

  3 facing animal cruelty charges in Bulloch County after killing farmer’s cow

“I think the biggest thing that gets me in all of this is I don’t think they can really tell you why they did this,” said Sheriff Noel Brown, Bulloch County. “Other than the fact I think they think it’s funny. I don’t think it’s funny and will not tolerate it in this county."

  Pooler Sam’s Club shooting suspects captured in Riverdale, Ga

According to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, Deandra Mims and his cousin Cierra Mims went to a home in Effingham County last week, looking for Quaniqwa Lee.

Savannah Police seek wanted man

Savannah Police are asking for the public's help finding 31-year-old Stacey Anderson.

Bill requires more homeschooling oversight after teens found buried in Effingham County yard

A bill in the Georgia state legislature may help address the lack of oversight in homeschooling.

Hilton Head Island man wanted on kidnapping, other charges

The Sheriff’s Office says 38-year-old Joseph Dion Simmons is currently wanted for kidnapping, assault and battery and trespassing.

Two charged with child abuse in Emanuel County

A man and woman are facing charges after allegedly abusing a three-month-old girl Wednesday in Emanuel County.

Lowcountry man wanted in connection to drug investigation

Investigators are currently looking for Tyler Fields. He is wanted for simple possession of marijuana, trafficking in MDMA, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Savannah Police, ATF net seven arrests in Augusta Avenue Corridor operation

Seven people have been arrested after a collaborative investigation between multiple Savannah Police Department units and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

  Parents dumped baby’s body after he died while they were on drugs, CA prosecutors say

The suspects both face charges of child abuse resulting in death. If convicted, they could receive up to 10 years in prison.

  Ex-husband blames cult as motive in deaths of 5 family members

Two suspects, a mother and daughter who were related to all of the victims, are charged with their family members’ murders.

Bluffton man convicted of sexual assault with minors

A Bluffton man will spend the next 35 years in prison.

  Coroner confirms Pooler shooting victim has died

The Chatham County coroner has confirmed that the victim in a Saturday night shooting has died.

Man indicted in death of Savannah Police Officer on I-16

A Chatham County Grand Jury indicted a man on Wednesday in the death of a Savannah Police officer last year on I-16.

1 of 4 suspects in Oglethorpe Mall thefts turns herself in

Savannah Police need the public’s help identifying subjects in two shoplifting cases that took place at the Oglethorpe Mall.

Mother suspected of killing baby, tossing son from landing in California

Officers went to the apartment building after a neighbor called 911 to report that a child was screaming or crying, and then, she noticed a woman was holding the child over a second-story landing.

Groomer arrested after allegedly abusing service dog so badly its tail had to be amputated

Surveillance video shows seven minutes in which the suspect appears to manhandle the dog, tie her down and yank her tail so hard it breaks.

  Sheriff: Man killed in shootout with deputies in Huger; multiple guns found on suspect

A suspect was killed following a shootout with deputies in Huger, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

2 sentenced in connection to 2016 shooting death of Jibri Bryan

Two men involved in the killing of Savannah native and Mercer University basketball player, Jibri Bryan, have been sentenced to prison.

  Savannah father demands answers over son’s wrongful arrest

Police released McGill from jail a couple weeks ago, seemingly admitting they got the wrong guy. We finally got word that they officially dropped charges last week.

Person of interest arrested in connection to purse snatching incidents in Savannah

Savannah Police say they have arrested a person of interest in a series of purse snatches that happened in Savannah over the past week.

Liberty Co. Chamber of Commerce hosts active shooter training

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will host an active shooter training session on Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Ameris Bank on Hendry Street in downtown Hinesville.

Chatham County Police searching for hotel armed robbery suspect

Chatham County Police are working to find a man who robbed the America’s Best Value Inn on Canebrake Road around 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11.

  Mother, daughter in custody after 5 relatives found dead in PA apartment

The five bodies were discovered after police responded to the complex on a “wellness check.”