Police investigate sexual assaults over two weekends in Savannah area

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Two local police departments are investigating two separate reports of sexual assault involving three victims.

The alleged crimes occurred over consecutive weekends.

The Chatham County Police Department is investigating a reported sexual assault that happened Saturday.

A woman told police that she faintly remembers having a drink at a downtown Savannah bar Friday night, and said she later woke up at a hotel in the Gateway Boulevard area.

Detectives responded after she went to a local hospital Saturday for treatment.

The Special Victim’s Unit with Savannah’s Police Department launched a similar investigation last weekend.

Two adult females called the police from a hotel on West Bay Street at 5:00 a.m. Sept. 29. They reportedly told detectives the last thing they remember was hanging out with two unknown black men downtown, then woke in the hotel.

Neither police department is saying whether or not “date rape drugs” are involved.

“Right now, we’re trying to put all the pieces together, in this case, to determine exactly what might have happened,” said Chatham County Police Public Communications Officer Betsy Nolen of the Gateway Boulevard incident.

There is currently no suspect description in that case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chatham County Police Department Tip Line at 912-650-6161.

Information on the West Bay Street case can be forwarded to Savannah Police’s Special Victims Unit at 912-651-6742 or their Violent Crimes Tip Line at 912-525-3124.

Information in any case can be forwarded anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020. Callers may qualify for a cash reward.

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