Crime

Mother of Ga. baby found dead in cooler identified 14 months later

The mother of a newborn baby found deceased in a cooler in Troup County, Ga. has been identified more than one year later.

Chatham County Police working to identify Henderson Golf Club vandalism suspect

Suspect pleads guilty in restaurant robbery, shooting incident

CCPD investigating Jasmine Ave. shooting

Georgia man charged with killing brother, shooting father

Police investigating after man shot on Queen Anne Court

Two sought for questioning in Chatham Co. homicide

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  Crime in Jasper Co. continues during coronavirus pandemic

Savannah Police Department investigating deadly shooting on Hagood Street

Man charged with murder in fatal shooting on Captain Bill Rd. in Ridgeland

Suspect arrested after hit-and-run on Blue Jay, McCall roads

Overnight shooting under investigation in Jasper County

Bluffton Police investigating weekend shooting

  Savannah Police updating Violent Crime Reduction Plan

Chief Minter went before council on Thursday to look specifically at the non-fatal shootings they saw in 2019.

Chatham County Police determine porch pirate case was just delivery mixup

Chatham County Police need the public’s help to catch two package thieves.

Statesboro man arrested on false imprisonment charges

Statesboro Police said a man broke down the door to his ex-girlfriend’s house and beat her.

Former Chatham Co. Recorder’s Court Clerk assistant arrested

The charges come as a result of an investigation following a complaint from a co-worker alleging internal criminal activity.

Millen man arrested on false imprisonment charges

  Jury selection wraps up for trial of Jerry Chambers, testimony begins

Savannah man claiming ‘soverign citizenship’ found guilty

  Interactive Timeline: Jury selection begins in Jerry Chambers trial

  Gun violence victim’s family backing Savannah non-profit

Tattnall Co. woman arrested for insurance fraud

Man sentenced to 20 years for 2018 armed robbery, shooting in Savannah

A repeat offender is going back to prison for 20 years for the 2018 armed robbery and shooting at a Savannah auto repair shop.

Arrest made after kidnapped woman was stripped, injected with heroin, pushed off bridge

An arrest has been made after a New Mexico woman was beaten, stripped of her clothing, blindfolded, injected with heroin and pushed off of a bridge.

Lyons woman sentenced to life in prison in connection with child molestation case

A Lyons, Ga. woman has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

  New Guyton police chief sworn in

The city of Guyton held a special meeting Tuesday night to address several items, including the swearing-in of James Breletic as police chief.

Savannah Police searching for suspect connected to Feb. 8 homicide case

Police are searching for 25-year-old Rashaun Padgett.

  Arrests down, tickets up since marijuana ordinance change in Savannah

Is a recent change in punishments for marijuana possession making a difference in Savannah? The new ordinance allows officers to write a ticket for breaking a city code when someone has less than an ounce of marijuana. The department thinks the change is working.

Sylvania man arrested for exposing self to kids, adults in neighborhood

A Sylvania man has been arrested and charged for exposing himself to children and adults in a neighborhood.

Missing Charleston woman’s body found in Spartanburg County

Charleston police say the body of a missing woman has been found in Spartanburg County.

JCSO investigating shooting in Grays

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a domestic-related shooting Monday night in the Grays area.

Savannah Police investigate shooting on Millen St. near Augusta Ave.

The Savannah Police Department is on the scene of a shooting with injuries on Millen Street, near Augusta Avenue.

  Increased police presence at Claxton High following threat

Claxton High School is in the clear after an alleged threat circulated on social media Sunday night.

Savannah Police Department investigating fatal shooting on Florence St.

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Friday just before 5 p.m.

Female injured in Statesboro shooting, suspect arrested

The Statesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured a female early Friday morning.

  Beaufort woman turns self in after 18 cats, turtle found in unsafe conditions in condemned home

The Beaufort Police Department is investigating a case of animal abuse after 18 cats and a turtle were found in unsanitary conditions, and in bad health.

Second suspect in Fort Valley State student death charged in 2 Ga. counties

Two men are now in custody in connection to the death of Fort Valley State University student Anitra Gunn.

Savannah Police investigating three separate Thursday night shootings

The Savannah Police Department is investigating two separate Thursday night shootings.

Student arrested for reported rape at Savannah State freshman facility

A suspect has been arrested for a reported rape that occurred in the Freshman Living Learning Center at Savannah State University.

Glynn County Police investigate after man shot outside of home

Police in Glynn County are investigating after a man was found shot outside of a home on Merritt Circle on Tuesday.

Savannah Police investigate overnight shooting

Savannah Police are investigating a shooting they say may have happened in the area of Willis Drive and San Anton Drive early Wednesday morning.

Savannah Police searching for stolen emotional support dog

The Savannah Police Department is searching for a stolen emotional support animal.

  Savannah PD: 2-day task force operation results in 22 arrests

The Savannah Police Department says 22 arrests were made over the span of two days last week.

Statesboro man charged with rape, aggravated assault

A Statesboro man is behind bars facing rape and aggravated assault charges.

Homicide investigation underway in Long County

The Long County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an 18-year-old was found dead in the Rye Patch community Monday evening.

TBI releases home videos of toddler at center of Tennessee Amber Alert

Fifteen-month-old Evelyn Boswell was reportedly last seen Dec. 26, 2019 but not reported missing until Feb. 18. TBI says Boswell’s mother and others connected to the case have given conflicting information on when the toddler was last seen.

Glynn Co. Police Department investigating shots fired incident on Satilla Drive

Glynn County Police are investigating after a shots fired call led to a death on Satilla Drive on Sunday.

Suspects wanted in Beaufort County theft case

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office needs help identifying three suspects in connection to a theft case.

Chatham County Police hosting community meetings

The Chatham County Police Department is hosting community meetings to talk about public safety issues in unincorporated Chatham County.

Savannah Police looking for driver who seriously injured woman in hit-and-run crash

Savannah Police’s Traffic Investigation Unit is looking for a driver who seriously injured a woman in a hit-and-run crash near Montgomery and Congress streets Sunday night.

Child hurt after hitting Port Wentworth Police vehicle while riding bicycle

A child hit a Port Wentworth Police Department vehicle while riding a bicycle on Sunday, according to Georgia State Patrol.

Inmate confesses to beating two child molesters to death in prison

A convicted murderer serving a life sentence recently confessed in a letter to killing two child molesters who were in prison with him. Jonathan Watson, who was convicted of murder in 2009, sent his confession to the Bay Area News Group.

Alamo Plaza shooting suspect arrested thanks to collaborative effort

Savannah Police Violent Crimes detectives and multiple agencies worked together to arrest a man wanted in reference to a shooting at the Alamo Plaza that injured a woman.

  Ardsley Park town hall held to discuss crime

An Ardsley Park town hall was held Thursday night at the First Presbyterian Church to address crime in the neighborhood.

  Savannah man pleads guilty to drug trafficking, prostitution charges

A man the Department of Justice calls a “gun-carrying pimp” admitted to illegally possessing a machine gun as well as drug trafficking and prostitution conspiracies.

JCSO arrests man for trafficking methamphetamine

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man for trafficking methamphetamine.

Estill man arrested for sexual conduct with a minor

The Hampton County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged an Estill man with first degree Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor.

Teen indicted on murder charges for death of 13-year-old

A teen has been indicted for the Nov. 15 death of 13-year-old La’Meya Mitchell.

  Four defendants plead not guilty in Crocker death penalty case

Four people facing the death penalty in the deaths of two teens in Effingham County pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday.

SPD identifies suspect in the shooting death of a young mother

The Savannah Police Department is asking for help finding a suspect in the shooting death of 17-year-old Alexis Devoe.

  Metter Police looking for man spotted in people’s yards at night

How worried would you be at a stranger prowling your yard late at night? Police in Metter say someone’s been spotted in yards near people’s homes and they want to know why.

Police identify suspect in Golden and Eagle Streets shooting

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon at Golden and Eagle streets.

2 Georgia women sentenced in child pornography case

Two Southeast Georgia women have been sentenced for creating and distributing child pornography.

  Woman arrested for shooting on LaRoche, Bismark avenues on Tuesday night

The Chatham County Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting Tuesday night near LaRoche and Bismark avenues.

  Jasper Co. Sheriff’s Office holds community meeting to discuss future plans

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on crime.

Savannah Police charge man suspected of vandalizing downtown monuments

A man charged with defacing historic monuments in downtown Savannah says that he did so in order to let his wife know he was back in Savannah

Chatham County correctional officer arrested, charged with sexual assault of an inmate

A Chatham County correctional officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual assault of an inmate.

Savannah Police seek second suspect in December homicide case

SPD detectives say they identified 32-year-old Kenneth Joyner as a second suspect in this case.

  Jasper County cracking down on crime in a new way

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office saw a spike in activity this weekend. They say the increased arrests will help prevent crime in the county and make the area safer moving forward.

  Richmond Hill Police investigating multiple car break-ins

The Richmond Hill Police Department is investigating after four cars were stolen over the course of several days.

  Search for Alamo Plaza Motel shooting suspect continues

One man is still on the run after a shooting on Sunday night at the Alamo Plaza Motel on Bay Street.

Milwaukee man accused of killing mother and 2 girls arrested in Memphis, waives extradition

A triple murder suspect on the run from Wisconsin authorities was arrested in Memphis.

Statesboro man arrested on charges of child molestation

A Statesboro man is in custody after two teenagers claim he molested them.

Police looking for suspect after shooting at Savannah motel

Police are looking for a light-skinned man with a medium build who stands around 5′8″. He left the scene in a gold or silver GMC Yukon with a Harley Davidson sticker in the back window.

Community works to shield Faye Swetlik memorial from rain, case update expected Tuesday

It’s been nearly a week since Faye Swetlik, 6, was reported missing after being last seen playing in her front yard Monday afternoon.

Funeral expenses for Faye Swetlik to be covered

The family of Faye Swetlik will not have to pay any money for the little girl’s funeral. Caughman Harman Funeral Home said all expenses will be covered.

Man charged with aggravated assault for actions after brother’s murder released from jail

A Columbus man who has been charged with aggravated assault for his actions just moments after his younger brother’s murder is no longer in the Muscogee County Jail.

SPD investigating shooting in Yamacraw Village

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a shooting in the Yamacraw Village.

  Metter house fire now an arson investigation

An early morning house fire in Metter has investigators looking for an arsonist. They say someone started a fire on the outside of the house while the people inside were asleep.

  6-year-old Faye Swetlik found dead after disappearing from front yard in Cayce, S.C.

Her body was found in the neighborhood where she lived. It's also where she was last seen.