Christopher HodgesSAVANNAH, GA (January 14, 2016): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Islands Precinct investigators arrested and charged Christopher Hodges Jan. 13 following a multi-agency investigation.

Hodges was arrested after Islands Precinct detectives and U.S. Postal Inspectors found Hodges in possession of methamphetamine and stolen mail. Hodges, who was under police surveillance at the time of his arrest, was charged with possession of illegal drugs. Federal charges are pending for theft of mail.

Hodges’ vehicle contained approximately 500 pieces of stolen mail, methamphetamine, check books and parcels containing merchandise.

Hodges was initially identified as responsible for thefts from mailboxes in various neighborhoods on Wilmington Island.  Further investigation associated Hodges with mail thefts on Savannah’s south side and the Berwick area near Ogeechee Road. Federal charges are pending.

Anyone with additional information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.