Second Southside crime meeting set

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Another Southside neighborhood meeting to discuss crime and safety issues will take place Aug. 9.

On Monday, Alderman Tony Thomas, leaders of the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department and residents met for the first meeting on the topic.

They discussed a spike in crime in and around Windsor Forest with Police Chief Willie Lovett. He said he was not surpised by the high attendance, given a recent rash of burgularies.

"The things that we heard are also pretty much what I expected -- people concerned about what's going on in the neighborhood," Lovett said. "It was not the fact that crime has gone up in the Windsor Forest neighborhood. It was the fact that they didn't know what was going on, and I think they're at ease right now. They understand that crime has not gone up. In fact, the Windsor Forest neighborhood is one of the safest neighborhoods in Chatham County."

Lovett said a second Southside crime meeting will place at the Armstrong Center. For more information, contact the city of Savannah at 912.651.6410.

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