Police say a citizen’s call led to the arrest of a 29-year-old responsible for multiple property damage cases in downtown Savannah.
According to the Savannah Police Department (SPD), David Smith III, was located and arrested Friday without incident.
Police say Smith is responsible for multiple property damage cases they have been investigating, including vandalism at three Savannah churches and a civil rights museum.
He has been charged with vandalism, criminal damage to property 2nd degree, interference with government property and criminal trespass.
SPD says additional charges may be forthcoming in additional investigations.
Savannah Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a man suspected in several property damage cases.
There have been 8 reports of property damage in the downtown area since Dec. 28, according to the Savannah Police Department’s (SPD) Northwest Precinct.
SPD detectives believe the incidents could be connected.
SPD describes the suspect as a black male between 25 and 30-years-old. He weighs approximately 185-200 lbs and stands 5’10’’ to 6’0’’ tall. He is seen wearing a blue short-sleeve button-up shirt and blue pants in the image.
Surveillance cameras caught an image of the suspect in at least one of the incidents.
Anyone with information on the subject or the incidents is asked to contact the Northwest Precinct at 912-651-6990.
Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020. Callers can remain anonymous and could qualify for a cash reward.