Cruelty to animals Howard Hill Road, Oct. 20 An officer was dispatched to Howard Hill Road in reference to a cruelty to animal. The complainant reported she was walking around outside with her dogs when the offender said he was tired of the dogs barking and he was going to show her something. She said he went inside his mother's house next door and came back outside with a rifle and shot one of the ...
Expired registration, Possession of suspected narcotics Highway 196 and Appie Road Oct. 16 While on patrol in the area of Deal Street, an officer observed a vehicle showing an August 2007 expiration date and conducted a traffic stop. The driver said the passenger owned the vehicle. The officer asked if there were any weapons, open containers or narcotics in the vehicle, and both denied having any. The officer then asked if they would consent to ...
Long County police and first responders were busy recently, as there were two wrecks of local residents resulting in the drivers having to be airlifted to Savannah for medical treatment.
Smoke in the Hinesville area Thursday morning was coming from controlled burns associated with land clearing just southeast of town, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission's Midway office.
Many of the police cars running around Hinesville with sirens blaring Thursday were part of an exercise.
The Hinesville Police Department are participating in an exercise in conjunction with the Fort Stewart / Hunter Army Airfield and other surrounding civilian agencies.
LUDOWICI - Red Cross Resource Development Coordinator Denese Register is looking for volunteers to be a part of the Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign in Long, Liberty Bryan, Evans and Tattnall counties.
Fire Prevention Month: Members of the Lake George Fire Department pose for a group photo Oct. 20 during an event hosted at the fire station in recognition of Fire Prevention Month. Highlights of the event included appearances by Smokey the Bear, the Life Star Helicopter crew, EMS personnel, state and county police officers, the Fort Stewart fire dog, the Jesup rollover machine, the Red Cross and the American Legion. A parade of emergency vehicles also ...
Theft by taking Wayfair Lane Oct. 10 An officer was dispatched to Wayfair Lane in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the complainant who said someone was going into her mailbox. She noted she had already reported one instance. After making the initial report, the complainant left her residence for the weekend and returned to find "another" Block Buster video envelope on the ground near her mailbox. She was given ...
LUDOWICI - Long County law officers had some shocking training Wednesday. The Ludowici Police and the Long County Sheriff's departments had a Taser training class from 1-5 p.m. at the Ludowici City Hall. Instructor LPD Investigator Richard Robertson said, "This class was a re-certification class for officers. To maintain your certification you have to have a four hour class every year." According to Robertson, the initial certification class is eight hours. The investigator said that ...
The Lake George Fire Department will host an event to coincide with Fire Prevention Month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lake George Fire Station. There will be a Life Star helicopter, Smokey the Bear, EMS, state and county police officers, the Fort Stewart fire dog, the Jesup roll-over machine and much more. Lake George will be accepting applications for new firefighters and people will have the opportunity to meet the new ...
The week of Oct. 7-13 was recognized as National Fire Prevention Week. Each day, thousands of fires occur in this country, and it takes the dedication of the many men and women who make up the various fire departments to tackle these fires and prevent loss of life. Most of the firefighters who respond to these fires are volunteers. Because of the love they have for their communities, they spend countless hours helping to extinguish ...
Firefighters throughout the state attended a Firefighter Appreciation Cookout on Oct. 11, organized by the Ware County Commissioners and hosted by Wayne Dasher.
FORSYTH - Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the recipients of the Governor's Public Safety Awards during a ceremony in Forsyth, recognizing 13 public safety professionals for acts of heroism and six for contributions to the profession.
The bodies of three people discovered in the smoldering rubble of an early morning fire Oct 4, have yet to be positively identified.
May 1: Burglary - A resident in the 700 block of Hearn Road reported that a laptop was taken sometime between Monday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 1, and that the back door has signs of forced entry. No other items were reportedly missing, and the residents waited to report the missing item in case they had only misplaced it. The responding officer reported signs of forced entry, and the address reportedly was also burglarized with forced entry in 2011.
A Midway man was found dead next to his ATV on the Isle of Wight this morning.
A Hinesville woman who used a brownie as a weapon Saturday night to deface the Liberty County Justice Center now is behind bars. Khadiza Latimore was arrested and charged with criminal trespass for smashing a brownie on a glass door at the justice center on South Main Street. She is being held on $1,200 bond at the Liberty County Jail.
April 28: Terroristic threats and acts - Police and fire officials responded to a mail box explosion in the 300 block of Deal Street. The mail box was damaged but intact, and inside of it was a melted two-liter root beer bottle with an unknown substance inside it.
JESUP ― The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that to help travelers during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state-system highways would be suspended from noon Friday, May 24, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.
April 19: Simple battery, cruelty to animals - A deputy went to investigate a domestic dispute in Midway and found two people seriously impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. There were no signs of violence, but a woman claimed a man grabbed her by the ankles and pulled her and threw her dog against a wall. Both were advised of the family violence act and warrant procedures.
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.