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Greenville Man Dies While in Police Custody

On February 6, around 5:40 a.m., the Greenville Police Department responded to a call of a home invasion on Linda Avenue. Officers were headed to the scene were told by dispatch that the victim stated the offender had forced his way into the residence by breaking out a window and crawling inside. According to a statement from the victim, the offender,…

Montgomery Man Charged with Greenville Bank Robbery

Gillispie Fannin (Source: Greenville Police Department) A Montgomery man was arrested Thursday in connection with a robbery at the Community Neighborhood Bank in Greenville. According to Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn,  Gillispie Fannin, 29, from Montgomery, was charged with 2nd-degree Robbery and placed in the Butler County Jail.  Fannin was already on federal probation for another Robbery charge. Lovvorn says…

Greenville PD Searching for Purse Thieves

The Greenville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects wanted for questioning in relation to a theft case. According to Capt. Joseph Disney, a purse was stolen from a business in Greenville between June 19 and June 26. The purse had credit cards that have been used at a store in Montgomery. The two black…

Greenville Crime Rates On the Decline, According to Police

New data results show overall crime rates decreasing in the city of Greenville, according to the police department. “What we do every year is come up with the total amount of crime that we’ve had in the city,” Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn says. He says crime rates have fallen 38% from 2017 to 2018. The department has been focusing…

Human Trafficking Remains A Growing State-Wide Concern

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and human trafficking continues to be a national and state-wide problem year-round. Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn says it remains one of the fastest growing criminal industries and takes a special eye to identify. “Human trafficking sometimes takes a lot more in depth training for the officers and investigators involved to really recognize…

Greenville Police Department is on the Move

The boys in blue are gearing up for a major improvement that will help them better serve Camellia City residents

1/1IMG_0323 Show Caption Hide Caption The Greenville Police headquarters is on the move. The department has announced it will relocate to the corner of Caldwell and Adams Streets in downtown Greenville. “A lot of good things about this new building,” said Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn about the impending move. The building once housed Butler County’s Department of Human Resources…

Greenville Police Looking for Suspects in Attempted Robbery of Restaurant

Surveillance footage shows two suspects breaking into the front door of Barbecue 65

1/1bbq-65 Show Caption Hide Caption Greenville Police are searching for two suspects in an attempted robbery of a popular neighborhood restaurant. Monday morning around 2:00 A.M., surveillance footage shows two suspects breaking into the front door of Barbecue 65 located on Pineapple Highway in Greenville. No items where stolen, but police believe the suspects were looking for money. Authorities say…

Greenville PD Says Stay Alert for Counterfeit Bills

Counterfeit $20 and $100 bills circulating around Camellia City

1/2IMG_3521 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2IMG_3520 Show Caption Hide Caption The Greenville Police Department is warning holiday shoppers about counterfeit money. Recently, counterfeit $20 and $100 bills have been circulating around the Camellia City. These bills have “For Motion Picture Use Only” or “Motion Picture Purposes” written in large letters. The bills are used as props for movies and/or television shows. A…

Greenville Police Host First-Ever Coffee with a Cop

Event aims to bridge gaps between public and law enforcement

1/1IMG_0485 Show Caption Hide Caption The Greenville Police Department is making bold moves to connect with the people they serve. Chief of Police Justin Lovvorn has launched Coffee with a Cop. The program – held at MO’s JO & Espresso – helps bring officers and citizens together, over a latte. “It’s very vital to what we do to have the…

Greenville Police Holds First Cops and Kids Day

Greenville Police Officers laugh with kids at Cops and Kids Day. Greenville Police held the first Cops and Kids Day outreach program for the city of Greenville. Kids were able learn about how officers do their jobs all while having fun. Kids and Cops Day was designed to make kids feel comfortable around police officers. All six divisions of Greenville Law…