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SCMPD Urges Caution on Roadways and Waterways for Labor Day Weekend

SAVANNAH, GA (August 29, 2014) – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police department will be making sure citizens and visitors have a safe Labor Day weekend.
The Traffic Enforcement Unit will be partnering with other agencies to keep an eye on the roads. Here are some safety tips they would like to pass along to motorists:
1. Insure your vehicle is mechanically sound
2. Don’t speed, leave early giving yourself ample travel time
3. Wear your seatbelt
4. Don't drink and drive
5. Don't drive distracted (cell phone use)
The SCMPD’s Marine Patrol Unit will be keeping our waterways safe. They would like to remind boaters to be smart out on the water.
1. Make sure there are enough life jackets on board for each passenger plus a throwable floatation device.
2. Tell someone where you intend to go, and an approximate time that you plan to return.
3. If you plan to drink alcohol beverages be sure to have a designated driver, a person that is familiar with your boat and can operate the vessel.
4. Before you leave the dock, check to make sure you have all required safety equipment.
5. If you plan on being out after dark, check all your navigation light and have flares on board.
6. Remember, Georgia Law requires that the operator have his/her identification and boat registration on board
7. Be safe, have fun

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Bryan ScottThanks Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department for arresting our cab driver and leaving us stranded to walk 2 miles back to our hotel! I understand you have a job to do and you did it well. But leaving 6 of us to walk 2 miles back to our hotel on a dark road was not cool! We did the right thing and called a cab to get us back safe and sound to our hotel and you left us stranded. From a veteran law enforcement officer of 25 years you guys seriously neglected our public safety...3 days ago   ·  5
Bryan ScottFurther, I would certainly appreciate if someone from your professional standards division would contact me by private message please. To leave 3 women and 3 men on the side of the road at a DUI check pointe and tell us it will be an hour or two before you can assist us with another cab or ride to the Savannah Weston is unacceptable. We walked 2 miles down a dark road even after speaking to a corporal about the safety aspect of walking this road and distance. Very unprofessional and a total disregard for public safety. At the very least you could of called us another cab???3 days ago   ·  8
Erin Brown WilcoxonJessica Fagerstrom Black I see someone you may know2 days ago
Doug BakerYeah not good judgement.2 days ago   ·  1

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SAVANNAH MAN ARRESTED

Savannah, Georgia – A joint investigation by The U.S. Marshals Service and Southside Precinct detectives from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has led to the arrest of a man charged with scamming a Savannah Army veteran.

After a nationwide search, Brent Mymo, was arrested Wednesday, in Colusa, CA. The search stretched from Savannah to North Carolina to California.

Mymo, 28, who lived in Pembroke at the time, also was sought by the Truetlen County, Liberty County and Bryan County sheriff’s offices for violation for parole and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office for theft by taking.

Metro Police had been advised on Dec. 12, by a Fort Stewart soldier, that he had purchased from Mymo a red 2013 Chevrolet Impala. The Impala turned out to have been leased from an agency. The soldier and his wife had contacted Mymo through a Craig’s List ad and purchased the car, withdrawing the money from their savings account.

Mymo had promised to bring the couple the title to the car, but the Chevy disappeared from their residence the morning he was supposed to appear. The car was traced by police to the rental agency where it had been returned.

U.S. Marshals teamed with Metro in the search when it was determined that Mymo had left the area. Marshals determined he was traveling with two associates who were arrested on unrelated charges in Wilmington, NC where it was discovered that Mymo had traveled to California. He was arrested at a prune processing plan where he was employed. He is being held in the Colusa County jail, pending extradition to Savannah.

Assistant SCMPD Police Chief Terry Enoch said the case exemplifies the cooperative relationship between his department and federal agencies, such as the Marshal’s Service, as well as the extent scammers will go through to steal from those who can least afford it.

“We don’t always get this lucky with scams,” Enoch said. “But it’s a good feeling to know that someone who preys on innocent people has been arrested because of the efforts of officers from these two agencies. I congratulate the officers who worked on this case.”

US Marshal Stephen Smith and Tom Morefield, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Georgia, praised the ongoing relationship between his agency and Metro Police.

“We work diligently on every case,” Morefield said, “but there’s an additional satisfaction knowing we have apprehended a suspect who would prey on a soldier and his family.”
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SGT. RIVERA NAME CIT COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR

Today the Georgia Crisis Intervention Team named SCMPD Sgt. Hiram Rivera the 2014 CIT Coordinator of the Year during a luncheon at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront hotel. Congratulations Sgt. Rivera!
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Paul BeddowCongratulations Pete!5 days ago
Daniel ManascoCongratulations sarge!5 days ago
John GalbraithWay to go Sarge!5 days ago
Larry BransonOutstanding, Sarge! Congratulations!5 days ago
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Hiram RiveraWay to go, Son! Congratulations!5 days ago   ·  1
Clayton RileyOh, I bet y'all are so proud of him!!! I am and we are only acquaintances. Good job and thank you for your device. I completely appreciate the job you do.5 days ago
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