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Hinesville Police Department blotter

Aug. 7: Police spotted a vehicle in an area known for drug activity and stopped the driver for a seat-belt violation at Flowers Drive. The driver admitted to carrying marijuana, and a search of the vehicle turned up a digital scale and other items identified as contraband. The driver was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

August 18, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Microburst damages condo complex, grocery store

A microburst damaged a Hinesville condominium complex Saturday afternoon. The storm blew into Hinesville Ravenwood Condos on Pineland Avenue shortly before 3 p.m., sending tree limbs crashing onto vehicles and porches.

August 17, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville, Flemington negotiating fire service agreement

Hinesville city officials decided Hinesville residents no longer should foot the bill for providing fire service outside the city limits, namely to Flemington and parts of unincorporated Liberty County. The Hinesville City Council discussed renegotiating a fire service agreement with the county and Flemington during an off-site planning session last week on St. Simons Island.

August 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


LCSO promotes two officers

Rising up within the ranks of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office were Jim Chapman and Jeffrey Hein, who were honored for their accomplishments Thursday afternoon in Sheriff Steve Sikes' office at the Liberty County Justice Center.

August 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville, Fort Stewart monitor sewage spill

A sewage spill occurred at the city of Hinesville/Fort Stewart Regional Water Pollution Control Plant on Aug. 9. An estimated 100,000 gallons of sewage entered a Taylors Creek tributary due to a pipe blockage and recent heavy rains.

August 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO promotes two officers

Rising up within the ranks of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office were Jim Chapman and Jeffrey Hein, who were honored for their accomplishments Thursday afternoon in Sheriff Steve Sikes' office at the Liberty County Justice Center.

August 15, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man shot by sheriff’s deputy after brandishing weapon

A McIntosh County man was shot by a sheriff's deputy after the man allegedly pulled out a gun during a search of his home.

August 12, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shots, chase, crash end siblings' run from law

PUEBLO, Colo. - An FBI manhunt for three heavily armed siblings accused of shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a Georgia bank ended Wednesday with a police chase in Colorado, where shots were fired at officers before the suspects' car rolled and crashed into a guard rail.

August 11, 2011 | By Ivan Moreno Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 2: Police arrested a driver for possession of marijuana and a seat-belt violation after stopping him at Kacey Drive and South Main Street. The driver would not obey police commands during the stop, and a K-9 officer registered a hit on the vehicle. A search of the driver revealed a small baggie of marijuana on his person.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman charged for child's heat death

WARNER ROBINS - A Warner Robins woman has been charged with murder in the heat-related death of a 3-year-old left inside a car.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Fugitive siblings caught in Colorado

DENVER - The FBI is confirming that two men and a woman wanted for crimes in Florida and Georgia have been captured.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Cops release video of chase shootout

ATLANTA (AP) - The three siblings accused of opening fire at a Florida officer and then robbing a bank in Georgia escaped police pursuit after shooting out the officer's tire at a convenience store parking lot, according to dash-cam video released Monday by Florida authorities.

August 09, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Sheriff: Sibling fugitives extremely dangerous

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) - Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco says he hopes three fugitive siblings will make a mistake as they continue to elude authorities after allegedly shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a bank in Georgia.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Aug. 7

Aug. 2: Police arrested a man with a history of violent offenses after he was accused of kidnapping a child he claimed was his daughter. Responding officers found the man on Deer Wood Drive holding the child after he took her from a residence on Glenn Bryant Road. The suspect told police he believed the child was being abused by her caretakers. Police did not observe physical signs of harm on the child. The child's grandmother, who claimed guardianship, was at the scene. Officers were able to take the child away from the suspect and held her until the ...

August 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter

July 30: Police arrested a driver wanted for a probation violation and also charged him with an open container violation after stopping him on West Oglethorpe Highway for a seat-belt violation. An open can of beer was observed on the floor between the driver's feet.

August 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Articles by Section - Public Safety


Police: Man flees officers in Allenhurst, is run over by his vehicle

A Liberty County deputy patrolling the St. Johns Road area in Allenhurst around 3 a.m. Saturday following a rash of vehicle break-ins spotted a ...

May 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


House fire displaces Hinesville family

An early Saturday morning fire has displaced a Hinesville family.

May 21, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici Police Blotter

Recent reports filed with the Ludowici Police Department include:

May 20, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Officers say they intercepted contraband headed to prison

Long County authorities believe they intercepted drugs and cellphones that two women were trying to get to prisoners at the Long State Prison.

May 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Second Long County mobile home burns

Firefighters were called to the scene of another mobile home fire in Long County on Wednesday afternoon, the second this week.

May 18, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


1 injured in Hinesville shooting

An altercation between two men Monday morning sent one to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

May 17, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through Saturday

ATLANTA - National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs through Saturday, and officials are urging residents to use the time to get prepared.

May 16, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire damages mobile home in northeastern Long County

Long County and Gum Branch firefighters fought a structure fire Monday at Diggers Farm on Marcus Nobles Road.

May 16, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Movie prop bills being passed as real

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

May 16, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville man arrested in child predator sting

A Hinesville man was one of 18 men arrested in Glynn County as part of "Operation Riptide," which targeted online child predators, the Georgia Bureau ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Woman's leg broken when pickup careens off wreck and hits her

A Hinesville woman, who was loading up items from a yard sale at the Hinesville American Legion Post Saturday, was injured when a small pickup ...

May 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bicyclist struck by vehicle in Long County

A 72-year-old woman riding a bicycle shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday was injured when she was struck by a passing motorist on Rye Patch ...

May 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shots fired in mobile home parks

Recent reports filed by officers of the Hinesville Police Department include:

May 09, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Free meal, note surprise Liberty County deputies

For two Liberty County sheriff's deputies it was just a routine dinner break at a Hinesville restaurant - that is, until they went to settle ...

May 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville shoplifting leads to chase that ends in Richmond Hill

A shoplifting incident that began Thursday afternoon at the Wal-Mart Supercenter on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville led authorities on a high-speed chase that went ...

May 05, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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