SAVANNAH, GA (March 28, 2012): A second man has been charged with burglary and detectives from three precincts are investigating possible links to other crimes after a getaway car collided with another vehicle while trying to elude a police car that wasn’t chasing it Tuesday.
Kavon Omari Green, 18, was arrested at his parents’ residence on Wolf Street today and charged with burglary. Downtown Precinct detectives are trying to determine if he is the man who climbed out of the wreckage after the collision and ran between houses near East 31st Street and Waters Avenue to escape.
Lawrence Robinson, 44, of a Cape Street address, was arrested at the scene Tuesday awaiting Emergency Medical Services after the 2002 Chevrolet Impala in which he was a passenger ran a stop sign and collided with another car. He was taken to the Chatham County Detention Center after treatment of facial injuries. Robinson has an extensive arrest record in Savannah dating back to 1985.
Green had been released from Coastal State Prison in September 2011 after being arrested on similar charges in 2010. He had been charged with theft by receiving, reckless driving, fleeing to elude, obstruction, driving while unlicensed, failure to stop at a stop sign and leaving the scene of an accident. In that incident he had stolen a car on Lawton Avenue. That car ran a stop sign and collided with another car at Bolton Street and Waters when an patrol officer turned on blue lights and siren to stop it. Green fled on foot from that crash and was captured under an abandoned house.
The 33-year-old driver of the Honda that collided with the getaway car in Tuesday’s crash and her 10-year-old daughter escaped injury but a 41-year-old man in the car with them was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of an injury to his knee.
The events began earlier in the day when two men were seen leaving the scene of a burglary in the 1200 block of East Bolton Street. A lookout was placed for the white Impala they were driving before the men returned to the residence to take more items. That’s when the resident of the house confronted them and convinced them to take him to a house where they had stored the items and return them.
A Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department detective noticed the Impala and was on the radio to call in its location when it sped through the intersection and caused the collision.
Items found in the car were traced back to a house in the 500 block of East Anderson Lane which police discovered had been burglarized just moments before the crash. Detectives in the Southside and Central precincts are trying to determine if either of the men may have been involved in other burglaries in those precincts.
The SCMPD Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is continuing to investigate the collision.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
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