March 30: DUI, canceled registration, suspended license - A Midway man was arrested around 10:15 p.m. for DUI, driving on a suspended license and having canceled registration near Gen. Stewart Way and Oglethorpe Highway. The man reportedly blew a .083 and .085. He was processed, given a court date and released to the Liberty County Jail.
April 1: Obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers - A Savannah man and California man were arrested in Walthourville at Dunlevie Road and Barnard Pray Road after a traffic stop. Deputies discovered the California man had a warrant out for his arrest. As the deputy waited for backup, he noticed that passengers in the vehicle were acting suspicious. A search found marijuana paraphernalia in the car. Two of three passengers reportedly gave proper names, but ...
A Midway man died Saturday in a motorcycle wreck near the Bryan/Chatham county line. George Wesley Thomas, 38, of Carlyene Drive on the Isle of Wight, died from injuries sustained after he lost control of his bike around 2 p.m. on Chief of Love Road, according to a release from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police.
During a brief ceremony Wednesday at the Justice Center, Liberty County Deputy Gary Eason was promoted to sergeant; Deputy Scott Stevens was promoted to corporal; Arlene Brown was promoted to sergeant; and Bruce Duncan, the current jail administrator, was promoted to major. LCSO Sheriff Steve Sikes and Chief Deputy Jon Long led the ceremony.
If a criminals plan on committing crimes in the Fleming Community, they had better think twice about it.
March 25: Harassing phone calls - A man claimed his wife, who he is separated from, had been sending him harassing texts messages and threatening to keep their kids from him. The man said he asked her repeatedly to stop, but she ignored him. The responding deputy advised the complainant to save the conversation on his phone and provided him with a case number.
George Wesley Thomas, 38, of Midway died Saturday afternoon after a motorcycle accident near the Bryan/Chatham county line.
March 25: Burglary, forced entry - A woman reported that someone broke into her Hinesville residence. The responding officer said the front door had been forced open and dirt had been left on the lower portion of the door from a shoe print. Items were missing from the living room and other parts of the home appeared to have been rummaged through. Further investigation was forwarded to detectives.
The Courier has received reports of a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon on Oglethorpe Highway near Kacey Drive in Hinesville. Traffic is being rerouted for the time being. The Courier will provide more information on this incident as details become available.
The city council during Thursday's meeting approved Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier's request to purchase and train a new law-enforcement dog to replace one of their aging canines.
Students from Long County High School got a hard dose of reality Tuesday as the Long County Sheriff's Office put on its first Student Safety Awareness Day.
Bradwell Institute students have geared up for prom this week with spirit-oriented activities, but they've also been given opportunities to ponder the ripple effects that stem from their choices.
March 15: Identity theft - A Midway man reported getting a letter from the U.S. Treasury Department that said his tax refund was being held for review. He said he called the IRS and told them he hadn't worked in two or three years and hadn't filed a tax return. He said the IRS informed him that someone was using his name and Social Security number to for income.
Pembroke Police put an end to a high-speed chase that began Tuesday night on Fort Stewart after a motorcycle driver fled from military police.
A hit-and-run accident in Hinesville on Monday led to a chase that ended in Walthourville. According to Walthourville Police Chief Tracy McFadden, the chase began in Hinesville when a motorist failed to yield to police following an accident. McFadden said the chase ended on Salette Street in Walthourville when the driver wrecked the vehicle and fled on foot. McFadden said the suspect still is at large. The Courier will report more on this incident as ...
The Heritage Bank in Midway was robbed during the lunch hour Friday. Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar only could confirm the bank was robbed at 12:39 p.m. before deferring all questions to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
The death of a man found Wednesday morning in Wayne County is under investigation, and two people were arrested around 5 a.m. Thursday in Ludowici's Pecan Park in connection with the fatal shooting, according to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter and Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers.
A mobile-home fire Wednesday night in Long County has displaced a family of three.
Hinesville man was killed while attempting to cross the street Saturday night.
A Hinesville man was killed while attempting to cross the street Saturday night.
April 26: Burglary - A man reported a broken window at another residence in the 2400 block of Caswell Boulevard, and the responding officer noticed there were two TVs lying on a floor but was not sure whether they were left that way by burglars or by their owner. He contacted the resident, who said she has been away from the house for about a month, and they deduced that only a $250 laptop was taken from the home.
Two home-intrusion suspects who thought a Long County residence was deserted were surprised May 2 when a neighbor foiled their entry attempt and fired a shot at them.
April 22: Theft by taking - A resident in the 700 block of Bacon Road reported someone took the engine lift that was in her driveway. She said she asked her neighbors if they had seen anything suspicious and they had not, and the officer reported not seeing evidence of a vehicle that could move an engine lift.
The Liberty County Health Department recently listed the sanitation scores of food establishments, bars and institutional eateries. You can download a copy by clicking on the media player at left.
An argument Wednesday evening between two employees at the Hinesville Burger King ended with one man taking a bullet in the arm.
April 16: Simple battery/family violence/criminal trespass - A woman said her live-in boyfriend pushed and shoved her during a heated argument inside their Victory Manor Mobile Home residence. She said she called 911 so her boyfriend left the house but not before punching the wall and leaving a big hole in the wall. She refused medical treatment.
An argument between two employees at the Hinesville Burger King Wednesday evening ended with a shooting.
April 15: Theft by taking – felony -The owner of a landscaping and nursery business said his business office had not been open since Thanksgiving 2012. He said he went to the office to prepare for the upcoming busy season and found that during the time his business was closed someone took his trencher and a 100 pound bucket of scrap metals he had enclosed within the fenced area.
April 21: Shoplifting - Walmart's loss prevention manager called police with a suspected shoplifter whom he had reportedly seen placing items inside Walmart bags before leaving the store without paying.
Deputy H. Weyman Chapman Jr. of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office recently completed a basic radar operator course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.