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Apparent Humvee joy ride lands reservist in jail

Army reservist Sean Aaron Johnson, 23, was arrested at 10:25 a.m. Monday and charged with grand theft (of a motor vehicle valued greater than $100,000) by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in Florida. Johnson had allegedly stolen a Humvee from Fort Stewart and driven it across state lines. For more on the story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

January 29, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Sting nets 11 alleged narcotics suspects

A three-month, undercover investigation by the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, the Hinesville Police K-9 Unit and the Chatham County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest of 11 suspected drug dealers in December.

January 29, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Controlled burn season on Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch is continuing its most recent controlled burn season, which began in November.

January 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long fire department moves to part-time

According to members of the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department, the toughest part of their jobs is getting equipment to a fire in a timely manner. After a house fire is reported, firefighters say they must head to the fire station, pick up the fire truck and equipment and drive to the fire, by which time, the structure is usually fully engulfed.

January 27, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


HPD offers citizen's academy

For those who as children claimed they wanted to be police officers when they grew up, it's not too late. The Hinesville Police Department will hold a citizen's academy to teach residents what police officers do.

January 27, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Area getting new marshal

Steve Smith, a 28-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department and a decorated Vietnam War veteran, has been appointed by President Barack Obama as the U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Georgia, following U.S. Senate confirmation in December.

January 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier found dead in barracks

A soldier's body was found Friday night in a barracks on Fort Stewart, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson.

January 25, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Minor injuries in Thursday wreck

Pieces of shattered glass illuminated the ground Thursday night as Hinesville police officers responded to a three-car crash involving a Bradwell Institute student.

January 25, 2010 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Public Safety


Car stolen from side of road, scrapped

An Allenhurst woman discovered her car was sold for scrap and crushed after it was stolen earlier this month.

January 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


America's Most Wanted features local case

A Long County woman missing for more than two years will be featured in a segment on "Americas Most Wanted" on Saturday.

January 22, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bicyclist hit on 196 in fair condition

Tony Jamel Walker, who was struck by a sport utility vehicle last week while riding his bicycle across Highway 196, is listed in fair condition.

January 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


DA unhurt in blow-out crash

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden crashed his 2006 Ford Crown Victoria into a fence off Highway 196 in Gum Branch while on his way to work Monday morning.

January 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire damanges Holmestown home

A fire Saturday night damaged a home in the Holmestown community.

January 13, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Child porn reportedly found in local raids

Authorities are not saying much about the roundup of suspects in a child pornography ring, except that warrants have been served in Liberty County.

January 12, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


No charges yet from fatal van wreck

The McIntosh District Attorney's Office confirmed Friday that no charges have yet been filed against Willie Hill, the truck driver involved in a crash that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy.

January 11, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


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Area law-enforcement agencies make burglary bust

A Fort Stewart custodian faces charges of burglarizing numerous homes in Liberty and Long counties. The suspect, Khalil Abdullah, is at the Liberty County jail in Hinesville.

September 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Jury quickly reaches Boles guilty verdict

The jury didn't deliberate long in the state's case against Torres Boles. The six men and six woman took less than an hour Wednesday to find the Hinesville man guilty of felony murder, three charges of cruelty to children and one charge of deprivation of a child - his own daughter, Andraia Boles, who was 3 years old at the time of her death.

September 19, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fight may or may not have involved gun

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

September 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


'If you leave me, I'll total my car...'

Here are a couple reports filed recently with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Home invaders cut woman's face

Recent reports to the Hinesville Police Department include:

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Testimony underway

Six men and six women were chosen and the trial for alleged child murderer Torres Boles promptly started Monday afternoon at theLibertyCountyJusticeCenter.

September 15, 2014 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Divorcing woman alleges child neglect

Here are some recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Arrest for suspected animal cruelty

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office included:

September 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Trial for toddler's death starts Monday

The trial against accused murderer Torres Boles is set to begin Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

September 11, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Vehicles, friends make trouble for residents

Here are some recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Exotic dancer assaulted by others

Here are some recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Rash of bike thefts reported in Ludowici

A bicycle thief or thieves hit Ludowici last week, allegedly stealing four bicycles within six days.

September 08, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Allenhurst woman, daughter killed in Effingham wreck

An Allenhurst woman and her daughter were killed Sunday afternoon in a vehicle accident in Effingham County.

September 08, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


West Nile found in Hinesville

A mosquito recently found in a trap set by mosquito-control program employees with Hinesville's public-works contractor, CH2MHILL/OMI, tested positive for West Nile Virus.

September 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Driving in Liberty doesn't pay off for criminals

Here are some recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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