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Posted on: September 27, 2019

GPD Arrest Man in ‘Road Rage’ Incident; 13-Year-Old Victim Remains in Critical Condition

At a media briefing today, the Greenville Police Department (GPD) announced they have charged a Taylors man with Reckless Driving for the “road rage” incident and collision on N. Pleasantburg Drive on September 18th that left a 13-year-old child in critic...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Bank robbery suspect nabbed in minutes by GPD

A Greenville man is behind bars following his capture less than 20 minutes after robbing the Bank of Travelers Rest at 201 Pelham Road this morning.

At approximately 10 a.m., Eric Anthony Rome, Jr., 30, entered the branch location and demanded cash from a ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Snake-throwing carjacker identified; new details released including snake’s fate

A 29-year-old woman remains behind bars today following Friday night’s carjacking and reckless driving through downtown Greenville. The pursuit included the suspect crashing through the barricaded site for the Liberty Bridge Jump-Off, which was being set-...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Pursuit suspects are wanted felons including one for attempted murder of a SC police officer

On July 24th, GPD patrol officers arrested three individuals after they fled from a stolen 2010 Ford F-150 truck following a brief vehicle pursuit and attempted escape on foot in the area of Cleveland Street Extension.

Officers soon learned that the two me...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested Following Brief Standoff

A 16-year-old male, wanted for two armed robberies last week, is in custody following a brief standoff with Greenville Police officers this afternoon at Stonesthrow Apartment Homes located at 65 Century Circle. 

Acting on a tip, GPD officers were ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Standoff Ends After SWAT and K-9 Unit Breach Apartment

One man is in custody following a 4½ hour standoff with Greenville Police earlier this morning. Three others – two adults and one juvenile - were detained and later released for their involvement in the events leading up to the stando...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2018

Suspect Arrested Following Violent Assault on GPD Officer

Wallace Ingram McKinnon

(GREENVILLE, SC )- A Greenville Police Department (GPD) officer is recovering following a violent assault last night while assisting fellow officers in the arrest a subject downtown.    

The incident occurred at the corner of North Main S...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2018

‘Good Samaritan’ Arrested for Involvement in Abandonment of Two-Day-Old Newborn

(GREENVILLE, SC)- The woman who originally presented herself as a “Good Samaritan” in the reported abandonment of a two-day-old newborn on November 10, 2018 has been arrested for Filing a False Police Report. 

In a press briefi...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Wig-Wearing Bank Robber Nabbed in Anderson County

Preston Hancock Mugshot

(GREENVILLE, SC)- Last night at approximately 9 p.m., 23-year-old Preston Emmanuel Hancock, of 17 Fludd Street, was arrested in Anderson County for his involvement in two armed robberies in Greenville. The robberies occurred at the BB&T Bank on Hampto...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Distraught Mother Abandons 2-day-old Infant over the Weekend

(GREENVILLE, SC)- Greenville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the mother of a days-old infant after she left the newborn in the care of a passing motorist without warning.

The incident began around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Novemb...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2018

GPD Addresses Incident Involving Police K-9 “Sarge”

(GREENVILLE, SC)- On November 6, 2018 at around 1 p.m., Greenville Police Department (GPD) K-9 “Sarge”, managed by Officer B. Newman, was involved in an altercation with another dog. The incident occurred in Simpsonville. The GPD will ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Chief Miller Addresses Erroneous Allegations of Police Brutality

(GREENVILLE, SC)- At a press briefing this morning, Chief Ken Miller provided a chronicled narrative and supporting video evidence that shows officers from the Greenville Police Department (GPD) and agents from the South Carolina Department of Probation, ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2018

New Alarm Ordinance to Improve Police Readiness & Public Safety

(GREENVILLE)- The City of Greenville has approved changes to its Alarm Ordinance in an effort to significantly reduce the number of false burglar alarm activations requiring a police response. Set to take effect on November 1, 2018, these changes were req...

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Full Alarm Ordinance Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2018

Deceased Male Found Face Down in Creek

At approximately 8:30 this morning, the Greenville Police Department’s Communication Center (9-1-1 Dispatch) received a call regarding a deceased male located in a creek in the area of 1 Augusta Street. The caller identified himself as a friend ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2018

COLD CASE CLOSED: Jenny Zitricki’s Murderer Identified by DNA

(GREENVILLE)- At a press conference today at City Hall, Greenville Police Department Chief Ken Miller announced the identity of the killer responsible for the brutal April 1990 murder of 28-year-old Genevieve (Jenny) Zitricki. Her death is believed to be ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases