Savannah cop's son charged with stealing, wrecking dad's police car

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SAVANNAH -- A $3,500 bond was set Monday for the son of a Savannah-Chatham Metro police officer accused of stealing his father's patrol car and wrecking it early Saturday.

Patrick Goodberry Jr., 18, is charged with theft by taking the auto, driving under the influence and striking a fixed object.

Police reports indicate Goodberry's father, Cpl. Patrick Goodberry, immediately notified the department when he discovered his marked Metro police car was missing from his home.

Goodberry is assigned to the patrol division, department spokesman Gene Harley said.

When officers arrived at Goodberry's house, they were told Goodberry Jr. had taken the vehicle without permission.

The vehicle was later recovered at White Bluff Road and Paradise Drive with damage to the tires, windshield and front bumper, police said.

The intoxicated defendant was found walking near the damaged auto, police said. He was taken to the Chatham County jail where he was arraigned Monday afternoon.

Chatham County Recorder's Court Judge Tammy Stokes scheduled a preliminary hearing for Aug. 17.

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spdermn78
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spdermn78 08/11/09 - 05:51 am
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nnnniiiicccceeeeee!

nnnniiiicccceeeeee!

Edward1968
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Edward1968 08/11/09 - 08:10 am
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What an idiot!!!!

What an idiot!!!!

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Dan White 08/11/09 - 09:00 am
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A drunk idiot.

A drunk idiot.

purmkinhed
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purmkinhed 08/11/09 - 10:10 am
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Good for Dad! He did they

Good for Dad! He did they right thing by reporting the theft and not sheltering his son. That's one problem with todays kids. Their parents all say "Not my child" instead of making them stand up and act like an adult and take responsibility for their actions.

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FlyersFan77 08/11/09 - 10:21 am
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Somebody is in trouble!

Somebody is in trouble!

corgimom
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corgimom 08/11/09 - 12:11 pm
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I hope the father learns his

I hope the father learns his lesson and puts that (adult) out of the house until he straightens out.

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Dorable 08/11/09 - 04:13 pm
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What's really sad is that our

What's really sad is that our local paper didn't report that the car was stolen by the officer's own kid.

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