A man broke into the residence of a 101–year–old man and took his wallet. It was the second time in three months that Edward Vaughn of the 800 block of East 36th Street has lost his wallet in a theft.
Police were called to his house for a burglary at 2:42 a.m. and found the rear door unlocked. Vaughn told officers that someone entered his bedroom while he was sleeping and demanded money.
The intruder took his wallet and left. Vaughn wasn’t injured.
On Aug. 7, Vaughn left a bus returning him from Bethel A.M.E. Church just before 2 p.m. and a black man about 5–7 in his early 20s with a light complexion followed him onto the porch of his house.
The younger man grabbed Vaughn and threw him to the ground, took his wallet containing $61 and his identification cards.
Vaughn received minor abrasions to his face and left hand in that robbery and complained of pain to the right side of his body. He was treated at the scene by Emergency Medical Services but declined transport to a hospital until he had talked with police. He was driven to a hospital by a family member.
• Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found floating in the Savannah River this past Saturday afternoon.
The white female, believed to be between 30 and 50 with shoulder–length blonde hair, was found in the water near Knoxbrook Creek by two fishermen. They stood by until a Coast Guard boat was able to locate the body and take it to the Houlihan boat ramp.
Detectives are trying to determine how long she had been in the water, where she may have entered the water and the cause of her death.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234–2020 or text CRIMES (274637).
• Two Savannah men have been arrested and charged with murder in the shooting death of a cab driver.
Jeremy Smith, 20, of the first block of West 61st Street, and Jamere Drake, 18, of the 2000 block of Reynolds Street, were charged in the shooting death of Yellow Cab driver James Woods.
Woods, 65, was found in his cab which had crashed into a chain link fence at Randolph and Wilder streets at 12:08 a.m., just moments after he was shot to death.
The investigation by the Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police Homicide Division showed he had picked up a fare in downtown Savannah and was shot in a robbery a block away from the crash scene.
• Two Savannah men were arrested after a shootout in East Savannah left two vehicles with bullet holes.
Demetrius Young, 19, of the 2300 block of Hawaii Avenue has been charged with aggravated assault and Devante Green, 17, of the 1000 block of Wolf Street has been charged with obstruction by hindering after the Friday afternoon shooting.
Neighbors called to report that several men were shooting at each other in the 2000 block of Mississippi Avenue.
Police tracked Young to a nearby barber shop where he was arrested. They found the weapon he used in the shooting in a bathroom and determined that Green had hidden it there in an attempt to protect Young.