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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
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Armed Robbery at Spinx on S. Pleasantburg Drive.

2018-08-18 Spinx Armed Robbery Suspect

This morning at approximately 5:30 a.m., Greenville Police Communications (911) was contacted regarding an armed robbery at the Spinx Convenience Store located at 461 South Pleasantburg Drive. A store employee told officers that a subject entered the buil...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Two Arrested for Involvement in Laurens Road Armed Robbery

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At approximately 7 a.m. on August 5, 2018, GPD dispatch received a call of an armed robbery in progress at the 1700 Block of Laurens Road. Upon arrival the victim told police officers that Chad Christopher Peek, 34, and another male subject, Chris William...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Suspect Arrested Following Road Rage Shooting

SIMPKINS, DAVERIN RASHOD

(GREENVILLE)- At approximately 10 p.m. last night, GPD dispatch received reports of two vehicles shooting at each other in the area of Laurens Road near Nicholtown. Officers quickly located the vehicles in the vicinity of East Stone Avenue and Wade Hampto...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

GPD Releases Video/9-1-1 Calls Linked to Vehicle Crash by Habitual Offender

(GREENVILLE)- Under the direction of Chief Ken Miller following FOIA requests from multiple media outlets, the Greenville Police Department (GPD) is releasing several documents, recordings, and video footage relevant to fully understanding the July 18, 20...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2018

H.C. Jennings Scholarship Foundation Awards Breakfast

Chief Kenneth C. Miller invites you to the annual presentation of scholarships from the Harold C. Jennings Foundation. The scholarships will be awarded at a breakfast ceremony on Thursday, July 26, at the Greenville Marriott, located at 1 Parkway East, at...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Vehicle Crash by Habitual Offender Leaves Three Injured

Hill, Alexander Maurice

Alexander Maurice Hill, 31, of the 400 block of Hagood Street in Greenville, has been taken into custody for his involvement in stealing a vehicle, fleeing from police, and crashing into an apartment complex that left a bicyclist with a severed foot and a...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2018

GPD Captain Elected to Prestigious National Board

GPD Capt Stacey Owens

(GREENVILLE)- By being recently elected to the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) at the organization’s annual convention, Captain Stacey Owens solidified the Greenville Police Department (GPD) as a national le...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2018

GPD Officers Nab TD Bank Robber

(GREENVILLE) - Greenville Police Department (GPD) officers have arrested a 36-year-old male for a bank robbery that occurred at the TD Bank located at 917 Haywood Road this morning. At this time, investigators do not believe any weapons were used during t...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Laurens Road Shooting Update

(GREENVILLE)- Yesterday at 10:08 a.m., Greenville Police officers responded to the 1500 block of Laurens Road after receiving calls that an adult male had been shot.

The victim was located near the intersection of East Antrim Drive suffering from a non-lif...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2018

‘Cops on the Coop’ Fundraiser for Special Olympics this Friday, June 1

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(GREENVILLE)- Law enforcement officers from the Greenville Police Department are teaming up for Cops on the Coop with Chick-fil-A on Haywood Road to support Special Olympics South Carolina this Friday, June 1, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Law Enforcement Torch...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2018

GPD 11th Annual Awards Ceremony Recipients

(GREENVILLE)- The Greenville Police Department (GPD) hosted its Annual Awards Ceremony today, which recognized many employees and members of our community for their acts of heroism or contributions to the GPD.  

Chief Ken Miller praised the work o...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: The GPD 11th Annual Awards Ceremony

(GREENVILLE)- The Greenville Police Department will host its 11th Annual Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 18, at Larkin’s Sawmill beginning at 11 a.m.

Officers and civilians will be honored during the event in the following categories:

The media is invited an...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: Touch a Truck for Autism

(GREENVILLE)- Loud sirens, big trucks, people with uniforms, masks, and tanks can create a scary and confusing situation for some children. For children with different abilities or learning styles, emergencies can present a unique set of challenges. As a ...

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

GPD Earns Gold Standard Accreditation

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(GREENVILLE)- For the eighth consecutive time since 1995, the Greenville Police Department (GPD) has been awarded CALEA® Law Enforcement Accreditation, which serves as the international Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies. This year, GPD was ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Five Arrested/Charged in CBD Armed Robberies

(GREENVILLE)- GPD investigators have identified and arrested five individuals for their involvement in the armed robbery of one couple and the attempted armed robbery of another on April 24 in the Central Business District (CBD). The suspects range in age...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2018

GPD Officers Capture Florida Fugitive at Haywood Mall

Kevin Triana

(GREENVILLE)- On Sunday, April 22, at approximately 2:30 p.m., GPD officers received credible information from the Sunrise Police Department in Sunrise, Florida that one of their fugitive suspects was in the Greenville area, possibly at the Haywood Mall.

T...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2018

GPD to Welcome Benedict College Students for Recruitment Purposes

MEDIA ADVISORY: Approximately 15 Benedict College students who have been identified as being interested in law enforcement after graduation will be in Greenville on Monday, April 23, from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Participants will explore GPD facili...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Chief Miller’s Statement of Support for Sheriff Brown

Greenville Police Department Chief Ken Miller offered these statements regarding South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster naming former Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown as the Interim Sheriff of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office:

I congratulate Johnn...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Chief Miller to Address U.S. Senate Subcommittee in Washington, DC

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(WASHINGTON, DC)- At the invitation of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller will serve as a witness in a hearing titled &a...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Two Arrested and Charged with Multiple Counts of ID Theft, Fraud and Forgery

Mail Fraud CC Theft Duo

(GREENVILLE)- Greenville Police Department (GPD) detectives have arrested two suspects in connection with multiple charges ranging from identity theft to larceny. The crimes were committed by the suspects stealing and/or tampering with mail. At this time,...

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

Husband and Wife Arrested in Connection to Bassmaster Classic Trailer Theft

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(GREENVILLE)- Greenville Police Department (GPD) investigators have arrested a Greenville husband and wife in connection with the March 14, 2018 theft of a vendor’s enclosed trailer and over $200,000 in merchandise from the Hampton Inn parking l...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Suspects Arrested for Distributing Fake $100 Bills

(GREENVILLE)- GPD Investigators have arrested two suspects in connection with multiple transactions using fake $100 bills throughout downtown Greenville.  

Emily Nicole Dillard, 21, and Tamias Denzel Wesley, 23, were taken into custody for their p...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Rutherford Road at North Main Street Shooting Suspect Surrenders

Quavon Deshay Edmunds

(GREENVILLE) - At approximately 2 p.m. today, Quavon Deshay Edmunds surrendered to GPD warrant officers at the Law Enforcement Center at 4 McGee St. Edmunds was accompanied by his attorney, Larry Crane. 

Yesterday, Edmunds was publicly identified ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2017

Death Investigation at 2 Garraux St.

At approximately 10:30 last night, we received a call from someone requesting a welfare check at 2 Garraux St. Officers, along with Greenville County EMS responded to the scene and confirmed that there was a deceased white male laying on the floor inside ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases