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Alleged sexual predator arrested in Long

A 61-year-old Arizona man was arrested Sunday and charged with sexual exploitation of a child by the Long County Sheriff's Department.

September 08, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway wreck kills bicyclist Friday

A Midway man was killed Friday night as he was riding a bike on Isle of Wight Road.

September 08, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent fatality on Isle of Wight

A crash Friday night on Isle of Wright Road apparently killed one person, but few details were available and there has been no official confirmation.

September 06, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


City hails woman as hero

Denisse Vega, 26, shies away from the spotlight. She graciously made an exception Thursday when the city of Hinesville recognized her for heroism during a regular city council meeting. Vega's quick action saved lives when she alerted 13 tenants to a fire which swept through several apartments in the Stewart Pines complex on Aug. 9.

September 06, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Local folk help hurricane victims

John DuBois of Glennville and Pamela Walters of Hinesville are among more than 150 volunteers helping to mobilize the American Red Cross' emergency response vehicles.

September 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldiers charged for stolen gear

Twelve soldiers were investigated for allegedly stealing military equipment from Fort Stewart. Some of the soldiers have been charged and are awaiting trial and one was court-martialed late last year.

September 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


State patrol preparing for holiday

The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel impaired during Labor Day holiday travel period. Troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division will be working alongside sheriff's deputies and police officers in an effort to keep the holiday weekend as safe as possible.

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Alma man dies in apparent bike crash

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the death of an Alma man whose body was found Sunday on the unpaved portion of Briar Bay Road outside of Riceboro.

September 01, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Pot plants found in Long County

Several marijuana plants, ranging in height from 4-6 feet, were found Wednesday by officials from the Long County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway woman reports rape

A Liberty County woman told Midway Police she was abducted and raped at gunpoint last Thursday as she was leaving the Dollar General Store in the 100 block of Butler Street.

August 27, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Jesup bar fight results in numerous arrests

A Hinesville firefighter who allegedly participated in a barroom brawl around 10 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Oyster Shack's Daily News Neighborhood Pub in Jesup was arrested last week along with 15 other people.

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


Husband 'primary agressor' in domestic shooting

The husband of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier was the primary aggressor in a domestic shooting Tuesday on Savannah's Southside, confirmed Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Information Officer Gena Moore.

August 27, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County shooting suspect sought

An Allenhurst woman is wanted by the Long County Sheriff's Office for allegedly firing shots at another woman last week.

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


State defense force trains for searches

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta - A missing-person call on a police radio demands prompt action, often involving dozens of volunteers combing dense and sometimes dangerous areas. The time and stress accompanying the search is emotionally and physically draining. Many Georgia law enforcement agencies lack the time, personnel or resources to accomplish an intensive search.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD officer in patrol safety course

FORSYTH - Patrol Officer Richard W. Boucher of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. This course is required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for Advanced Certification.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Domestic disturbance, hindering a 911 call

March 17: Auto theft - Sometime between 10 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a red 2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ was stolen from a Mary Ann Drive resident's driveway, the owner reported to police. The owner said he was unsure whether it had been locked, but that he knew there was a spare key in the glove box. As the officer was returning to the station, a dispatcher informed him the stolen Chevy had been found extensively damaged in a field in Tattnall County. The officer went back to tell the owner and then turned the case ...

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Forum covers community policing

How police officers should deal with the public and how the public should deal with the police will be discussed at a forum Monday.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sunday crash kills Glennville man

A Glennville man was killed in a head-on collision in Tattnall County Sunday afternoon.

March 24, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Statutory rape charge involving 13-year-old

Feb. 21: Statutory rape - A Hinesville man called a deputy, stating that an 18-year-old man had sex with his 13-year-old daughter while she was attending a birthday party at the Quality Inn & Suites. He told a detective that he confronted the young man, who did not deny having sex with his underage daughter. The man also said the young man is 18 and lives with his pregnant girlfriend.

March 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police seek help finding bank robber

The Hinesville Police Department has leads about a suspect, but is still hasn't identified who robbed the S Bank on Jan. 2.

March 23, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Local charged in sexual exploitation sting

A Fleming resident was arrested in Pooler along with three other men following an investigation by the FBI's Southeast Georgia Child Exploitation Task Force and Pooler Police Department.

March 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Shady business draws no-license ticket

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Suspected court scam resurfaces here

A suspect scam is resurfacing in Liberty County.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Road rage + gun = arrest

A Riceboro woman is under arrest after allegedly pointing a gun at another motorist, who turned out to be an off-duty police officer.

March 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Elderly woman displaced by fire

A fire early Thursday on Highway 84 in Midway left an elderly woman displaced as her home was destroyed.

March 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver hid on tank trail; caught

A driver, who sped away from a traffic stop in Richmond Hill and tried to lose officers on Fort Stewart, has been captured.

March 18, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver leads chase onto post, now caught

A driver, who initially elluded officers after leading them onto Fort Steawrt from Richmond Hill, has been caught. We'll have more on that as it is released

March 18, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Special ed student has 'Boy Scout' knife confiscated

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police charge adult after youth starts fire

A Ludowici man faces charges after police said he allowed a juvenile to set a brush fire near Pecan Park.

March 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters say brush fire under control

The Hinesville Fire Department and the Liberty County office of the Georgia Forestry Commission are at the scene of a brush fire behind the Hinesville Cemetery on South Main Street. The incident was reported around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

March 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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