SAVANNAH, GA (August 7, 2013): A Central Precinct convergence on two Cuyler-Brownsville area residences that led to six arrests last Friday expanded to a second operation in the Southside Precinct and the arrest of four others today.
Central Precinct Crime Suppression Unit officers, detectives and Patrol officers teamed with CSU, detectives and Patrol from the Southside Precinct along with Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police SWAT team members on Woodhouse Lane just before noon, seizing marijuana and ammunition.
Arrested were Deshae Jones, 25, two counts of sale of controlled substance, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and tools for the commission of a crime; Devonte Henneghan, 21, obstruction by fleeing; Devon Brown, 22, possession of marijuana; and Rocquilla Robinson, 21, possession of marijuana.
The operation was a continuation of the Central Precinct’s “All Hands on Deck” operation that focused more police attention on crime in the summer months when criminal activities usually increase.
Police had been observing the department for several weeks and had performed several undercover operations before serving the search warrant this afternoon.
“Today’s effort was a great example of coordination and teamwork of various units and precincts as we continued investigations that began much earlier,” said Capt. DeVonn Adams, commander of the Central Precinct. “This illustrates have crimes really has no boundaries and the extent police must go to eradicate it.”
Last Friday, a collaborative investigation by Precinct 3 detectives, Metro’s Crime Suppression Unit, SWAT, and SARIC, Metro Police arrested six males and one female. They also recovered three guns, and confiscated an large amount of marijuana and cocaine intended for sale at two Cuyler-Brownsville residences on the 2300 block of Bulloch Street and the 900 block of West 40th Street. Two of those arrests were made as individuals approached officers on foot at the intersection of Bulloch and West 40th Street.
Both residences were condemned by the City of Savannah due to multiple code violations and deplorable living conditions seen by Metro investigators upon entry.
“All Hands on Deck” was conceptualized by Adams to assure more officers would be on patrol during the months that schools are out and crime traditionally increases. When the program launched in Summer 2012, crime decreased in the Central Precinct by 30 percent.