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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

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 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 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 12, 2018

Boyfriend Charged with Murder of Live-in Girlfriend

Kierre Laquen Smartt

The Greenville Police Department today announces it has arrested a man in connection with the murder of his live-in girlfriend and dumping her body in a heavily wooded area about ½ mile from the couple’s shared apartment. The body of ...

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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
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Fatal Moped Accident; Driver Charged with Felony DUI w/ Death

(GREENVILLE)- At approximately 8:56 p.m. on Sunday, a fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Laurens Road and E. Washington Street involving a silver Nissan Altima and a red moped. The driver of the moped, 46-year-old Ioannis George Tsanktakis of...

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

Fleeing Suspect Crashes: Three Injured Including GPD Officer

Gwendolyn Robinson

(GREENVILLE)- At approximately 11:11 p.m. last night, Greenville Police Department (GPD) officers were dispatched to a local restaurant after reports that an individual brandished a weapon and threatened a bartender with it. As GPD officers were respondin...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases