SAVANNAH, GA (July 12, 2013): Additional charges have been filed against three adults and two juveniles arrested in an early-morning sweep in a Georgetown neighborhood July 3.
Malcolm Davis, 23, Daquan Wilson, 17, Jayquan Brown, 17, and two juveniles were taken into custody after neighborhood residents worked with Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police to interrupt multiple thefts from parked vehicles.
West Chatham Precinct Patrol officers and detectives recovered a stolen car, multiple credit cards and other items stolen from vehicles and a bicycle one suspect had stolen in an attempt to avoid capture.
Charges against Davis have been increased to 19 counts of entering auto, theft by receiving a stolen financial transaction card, conspiracy to commit a crime and theft of a bicycle he tried to use to outrun police. He was in possession of a financial transaction card stolen from a vehicle in the Islands Precinct July 1 and the bicycle.
Wilson, who had a number of financial transaction cards in his possession, now has been charged with 19 counts of entering auto and two counts of theft by taking financial transaction cards.
Brown, who originally lied to police about his name and age and claimed to be a juvenile, has been charged with felony false statements and writings, obstruction by providing false information and 19 counts of entering auto.
The juveniles each now have been charged with 23 counts of entering auto.
West Chatham precinct Patrol officers and detectives continue to applaud the action of alert neighbors who reported to police at 1:43 a.m. that several males were walking through the neighborhood near Sunrise Lane and Misty Morning Way. Responding officers found the white Toyota Camry that had been stolen June 24 parked in an isolated area and multiple vehicles that had been entered.
Several items taken from those vehicles were found in the stolen Toyota. Other residents also called in to help alert officers searching the neighborhood to the location of the suspects, including a car that had picked them up.
Police stopped a car matching the description on Grove Point Road, finding the five suspects and a handgun. Another weapon was found in a wooded area.
The recovered Toyota had been stolen from the 10000 block of Ferguson Avenue. A spare set of keys reported to have been left in the residence were missing.
None of the suspects lived in the area of the arrests. The nature of the crimes has expanded the investigation to all five Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police precincts.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.