Police Seeking Identification of Woman in connection with Attempted Murder Investigation
Shortly after 10 PM Dec. 7, two vice and narcotics officers were at the Comfort Inn on Laurens Road to investigate a narcotics complaint. They made contact with a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot that almost backed up over two pedestrians and jumped a curb. The vehicle then began to accelerate at the officers and one of the officer discharged their firearm at the vehicle. The vehicle fled the scene and shortly after 4 AM the suspect was apprehended with assistance from the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. The suspect was found to have suffered from gunshot wounds that are non life-threatening. Police arrested Carlton Staggs, (photo, far left) and are seeking the female passenger (photo, left) in the car for questioning. View Warrant
Police Debut New 'Text to 911' Service
If you live in Greenville, you now can call or text 911. Last month, the Greenville County Sheriff's Office was the first in the state to introduce the 'Text to 911' feature and now the Greenville Police Department is capable of receiving those messages as well. Currently this service is limited to Verizon Wireless customers. However, other major cell phone carriers have agreed to be on board by May 2014. As always, the best way to get a fast response from emergency services is to dial 911 and talk to a dispatcher directly. Texting is an alternative for people with speech or hearing impairments, or as a viable alternative when a call may place someone in jeopardy.
Police Release Photos of Man Wanted for Robbery of Elderly Woman
Greenville Police have released six photographs of the suspect in a September armed robbery involving an elderly woman who was coerced into withdrawing money from her BB&T bank account. The man is described as a middle-aged black male, between 5'7" and 5'9" tall, and weighing about 170 pounds. On September 20, 2013, the victim, an elderly woman, reported that the man arrived at her home impersonating a police officer. He convinced her to withdraw a large sum of money from her bank, and then threatened her afterward and took it from her. Read Incident Report | More Photos
Park Hours and Safety
Greenville Police remind the public that city parks are closed from 9 pm to 5 am, following an armed robbery that took place at 1:50 am Nov. 14 in Cleveland Park. The victim told police he went to Cleveland Park after it was closed to meet a woman he met online. He was then robbed at gunpoint by two men, one white and one black. The woman left with the suspects. Police also suggest that it is best to meet people you do not know in a busy public location.
Take Back the Trail Run
Join the Greenville Police for the next Take Back the Trail Run, at 6 am on Dec. 17. Meet at Cleveland Park near the Greenville Zoo, and join officers on a sunrise tour of the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
Man Sought in Connection with Armed Robbery on Mills Avenue
Police are looking for a black man who, at 11:45 am Friday, Oct. 11, approached an elderly woman leaving a business at 331 Mills Avenue. The man demanded money, and then entered her car and ordered her to drive to Wells Fargo Bank to withdraw $500 from her account. The man then had the woman drop him off at Tindal Park in Greenville.
Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery at Laurens Road Business
Police are seeking information about a black man who, at 5:10 pm on Oct. 7, entered Direct Auto Insurance, 2102 Laurens Road, with a handgun and demanded money. He fled the business on foot. The suspect is described as a black male, about 40 to 55 years old. He was wearing a white and blue plaid shirt, blue jeans and had a ski mask over his face at some point during the robbery. View Photo