Crime

Effingham Co. Sheriff’s Office seizes 10 lbs of fentanyl, arrests one

ECSO says the street value of the seized Fentanyl is worth more than $500,000 dollars.

  UPDATE: Son arrested in McIntosh Co. double homicide

Man who appeared on reality TV show denied bond in Jeff Davis homicide case

  Suspect in custody after fatal shooting at Hinesville convenience store

  Fort Stewart soldier arrested on terrorism charges appears in federal court

Bulloch Co. Sheriff’s Office searching for man driving stolen car

  Project Guardian indicts seven in Georgia’s Southern District on firearm charges

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  Mayor Johnson: Savannah sees an increase in homicides in 2020

Savannah Police charge teen with shooting near East Park Avenue

IRS warns South Carolinians of potential COVID-19 relief payment scams

Death investigation underway at Hilton Head boat landing

Victim shot Sunday afternoon near Boyd, Walton streets has died

Savannah Police arrest suspect in deadly New Year’s shooting

Shooting investigation underway in parking lot of Burton convenience store

An investigation into shots fired in the parking lot of a convenience store in Burton is underway Friday morning.

SPD investigating after body found at the 37th St. Connector off I-16

The Savannah Police Department is investigating after a body was found at the 37th Street Connector off of Interstate-16.

Wayne Co. Sheriff’s Office, GBI investigating death on Oglethorpe Rd.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death on Oglethorpe Road.

Brooklet man charged with rape turns himself in

A Brooklet man has been arrested on rape charges from an incident that happened in July 2020.

Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting on Lady’s Island

Parents charged with murder in lice-linked death get bail

  Suspects target elderly in spree of thefts at local grocery stores

  Bryan Co. Sheriff’s Office trying to identify attempted break-in suspect

Ga. Supreme Court hears arguments in Ryan Duke case — again

Bulloch Co. wrongful death lawsuit appeal heads to Supreme Court

Two killed in Camden house fire, officials investigating

The fire occurred on the 1600 block of Lyttleton Street shortly after 5 a.m.

  Over 20 cars broken into in Ardsley Park early Saturday morning

Several residents in the Ardsley Park neighborhood woke up to find their cars broken into Saturday morning.

Savannah Police investigate deadly stabbing at 39th, Live Oak streets

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a homicide near the intersection of 39th and Live Oak streets.

  Savannah, Chatham Co. Police file charges against man for impersonating an officer

Both Savannah Police and Chatham County Police are urging anyone who thinks they may have had contact with Donald Williams, Jr. while he was impersonating an officer to report it.

Beaufort man wanted for kidnapping, burglary

Investigators with the Beaufort Police Department are searching for a man who is wanted for Kidnapping and Burglary.

Former Bulloch Co. deputy sentenced for possession of child pornography

A former Bulloch County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to federal prison for possession of child pornography.

Former SC U.S. Attorney explains possible charges for crimes on Capitol Hill

Former South Carolina U.S. Attorney Pete Strom says the federal law is broad and allows people to be charged for crimes particularly in conspiracies that begin in one place and end in another.

Aspiring rapper admits to fires at SC governor’s rental homes

A judge sentenced 23-year-old Frank Wilberding to the more than 600 days he has spent in the Richland County jail awaiting trial on arson and other charges.

7-month-old kidnapped in Long Co. found in safe condition; suspect in custody

A 7-month-old that was kidnapped in Long County was located in safe condition in Statesboro on Thursday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Sex offender arrested, charged for kidnapping 11-year-old girl

The deputy found the girl inside a wrecked vehicle with 63-year-old Charles Hargett.

Update: 4 arrested in Jeff Davis Co. homicide

All of these charges stem from the Jan. 4 shooting death of Marcos Ramirez, 54, the GBI reported.

  Savannah Police investigating string of car break-ins in Magnolia Park

The Savannah Police Department is reporting a spike in car break-ins in one neighborhood.

Chatham Co. officer fired after arrest on sexual assault charges

A Chatham County Police Department officer has been fired after he was arrested on sexual assault charges involving a minor.

Savannah couple nearly hit by falling bullet during New Year’s celebrations

Standing on the deck of their home off Victory Drive the Steinmet family heard a loud noise & looked down only to see a bullet lodged in the deck between them. A bullet Chris Steinmet now calls his lucky charm.

Savannah Police investigating fatal shooting on W. Julian St.

Savannah police investigating shooting on New Year's Day.

Bluffton Police investigating after shots fired at house on Simmonsville Road

The Bluffton Police Department is investigating after shots were fired at a home on Simmonsville Road.

  Vandalism reported at Guido Gardens in Metter

Someone vandalized and stole from a beloved South Georgia landmark in Metter.

GBI investigating claims of sexual criminal misconduct by the Jesup police chief

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations has confirmed it is looking into allegations made against the Jesup Police Department chief.

Savannah Police Department says aggravated assault suspect has been arrested

UPDATE: The suspect, Micah Bryan Latson, has been arrested, according to the Savannah Police Department.

Savannah Police Department investigating shooting on Eagle Street

The Savannah Police Department is investigating a shooting in West Savannah.

  Two parents killed in domestic shooting in Sylvania

Investigators in Screven County say we may never know what prompted a domestic shooting that left two parents dead.

Scam suspect arrested by Chatham County Police

UPDATE: A suspect wanted for an online scam was arrested Monday by the Chatham County Police Department.

Police chase leads to manhunt after crash

Georgia State Patrol is searching for one person Monday morning after a chase last night.

Police investigate murder of Vidalia teen

Workers demolishing a home in Vidalia on Wednesday found a body.

  4 charged in connection to October shooting on White Bluff Road that injured a child

Four people have now been charged in connection to a shooting that injured a 5-year-old in October.

Juvenile struck by bullet while in vehicle on White Bluff Road

The Savannah Police Department is investigating after a juvenile was hit by gunfire while on White Bluff Road.

Suspect charged in homicide on West 34th Lane

The Savannah Police Department says they’ve arrested a suspect in a December 11th homicide.

Ga. Department of Corrections investigating inmate death in Reidsville

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) is investigating after an inmate died at Georgia State Prison in Reidsville.

  2 Statesboro women charged with elder abuse

Two Statesboro women face charges after police say they signed on to care for a senior citizen just to receive his Social Security. Police say the crime is more and more common.

Savannah Police investigating shooting after victim found on Tulip Street

A male teenage shooting victim was located by police on Tulip Street on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Suspect arrested on murder charges in connection with Dec. 12 shooting

A teenager has been arrested and charged with murder.

Estill Police arrest woman wanted for fraud

The Estill Police Department has arrested a woman who is wanted for financial card fraud.

  WTOC Investigates: Stolen guns connected to violent crime in Savannah

The sounds of gunshots and neighbors ducking for cover. It’s a scene that’s played out over, and over, this year in Savannah neighborhoods.

  Chatham County DA-elect discusses case backlog, approach to handling cases

It’s been about nine months since the last jury trial occurred in Chatham County.

Bryan Co. man sentenced to 15 years for attempting to coerce a child

A Bryan County man who pleaded guilty to attempting to coerce a child will spend 15 years in federal prison, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Teen fatally shot during fight in Wayne Co.

Investigators say a fight over $40 worth of marijuana may have led to the death of a teenager in Wayne County.

  Savannah police chief talks crime solutions, initiatives to curb violence already underway

eaders of the Savannah Police Department don’t dispute the community is seeing an alarming trend that many other cities around the country are seeing right now, an increase in aggravated assault and homicide cases.

  29 Savannah-area defendants face charges in drug bust dubbed ‘Operation Deadlier Catch’

More than two dozen people are facing federal charges stemming from what investigators call a drug trafficking operation.

Savannah Police investigate shooting at Mildred, Churchill streets

Savannah Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday morning on Mildred Street.

Evans County fire ruled arson

The Georgia State Fire Investigation Unit says a fire at a home in Evans County has been ruled an act of arson.

Chatham Co. man sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for producing child pornography

A man from Port Wentworth has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

Suspect charged in fatal shooting on East Gwinnett Street

Savannah Police have arrested a suspect they say is connected to a fatal shooting.

Shooting victim located near 3600 block of Duane Court

Savannah Police are investigating after a shooting victim was found in the 3600 block of Duane Court on Sunday evening.

Bluffton police warn residents of telephone/text scams

The Bluffton Police Department is urging citizens to stay cautious during the holiday season, as several scams have been reported in the area.

Accomplice pleads guilty in investigation of murdered Fort Stewart soldier’s wife

A former federal inmate from Hardeeville, S.C., pled guilty to destroying evidence in connection to the 2018 murder of the wife of a Fort Stewart soldier.

  ‘Drug empire’ was run by gang leaders inside SC prisons, federal indictment alleges

A federal grand jury has indicted 40 people in what officials are calling the “largest federal racketeering conspiracy in South Carolina history.”

  Bulloch Co. man one of 16 indicted on bribery, money laundering charges

A Bibb County grand jury indicted 16 people in a gambling and racketeering investigation, covering multiple counties, including Chatham and Bulloch.

Lowcountry man wanted for multiple vehicle break-ins on Hilton Head taken into custody

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a Hardeeville man suspected of more than a dozen vehicle break-ins on Hilton Head Island that occurred this summer and fall.

GBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Millen

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting Tuesday in Millen.

  BCSO investigating possible connections in multiple Hilton Head shootings

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating possible connections among several recent shooting incidents on Hilton Head Island.

CCPD captain placed on paid leave pending investigation

WTOC has confirmed Chatham County Police placed one of their captains on leave pending a GBI investigation.

U-Haul trailer containing Army Awards stolen from service member in Savannah

An army service member is now asking for help after almost all of his belongings were stolen inside U-Haul trailer, including Army service awards.

Chatham Co. Police investigate after shots fired in Marian Circle

Officers responded to the area after a man reported that his car was shot at while he was inside of the vehicle.

GBI, police investigate after one killed, two injured in shooting in Lyons

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Lyons Police Department in an investigation after a man was killed in a shooting on Sunday morning.

3 injured in shooting on Tatem Street

Savannah Police are investigating after three people were shot in the 800 block of Tatem Street on Saturday night.

GBI investigating deadly officer-involved shooting in Savannah

An officer-involved shooting in Savannah is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Three suspects charged with murder after remains found of missing woman

Human remains found in March have been identified as a missing woman in Savannah.

  DOJ announces major gang-related drug trafficking indictments in Ga.

The Department of Justice announced dozens of indictments in gang investigations during a news conference Thursday morning in Savannah.