SAVANNAH, GA (December 10, 2014): Today, Zachary Graessle, 33, and Lisa Andrews-Menzer, 31, of Jacksonville, face additional charges for several Sandfly area crimes, after being detained in Florida Tuesday, awaiting extradition to Chatham County, for multiple charges in Savannah.
During an warrant service on Dec. 8, Graessle and Andrews-Menzer were arrested by Florida’s Bay County Sheriff’s Office for possession of stolen property. This, after a Ford F-150 reported stolen in Savannah was recovered in Panama City, Fl.
Saturday, Dec. 6, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Islands Precinct officers responded to both an entering auto and auto theft at a residence on the 100 block of Whistling Duck Court, where the F-150 and a GMC Acadia were parked the night before. Metro Investigators learned that overnight, the F-150 along with a credit card and laptop from the Acadia were stolen. The same day, several wallets and electronic devices were reported stolen during five entering autos on Marian Circle, Marian Court and Tara Court.
Surveillance footage of the suspects using the stolen cards several times before leaving Savannah, helped identify them as Graessle and Andrews-Menzer. Documents stolen from Marion Circle were found inside the Acadia on Whistling Duck Court.
Graessle is charged with one count of theft by taking auto, one count of entering auto and nine counts of party to the crime of financial transaction card fraud. Andrews-Menzer is charged with one count of party to the crime of theft by taking auto, nine counts of financial transaction card fraud, two counts of financial transaction card theft and one count of entering auto.
Graessle and Andrews-Menzer’s extradition date is not yet determined. Additional charges are pending.