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Law warns residents about break-ins

"They're happening everywhere. Liberty County's been having them. The city (Ludowici) has been having their share, and we've had a bunch," said Long County Sheriff's Department, Chief Investigator Ty Smith of a recent string of burglaries in the area. "They come up to the house, kick in the door and they're in and out quick."

November 20, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Nov. 18

• Oct. 23: Found property, 1144 S. Main St.

November 18, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Man jumps from allegedly stolen van, which destroys hydrant

Clarence Peter Thompson of Ludowici was arrested and charged with stealing a sport utility vehicle Saturday.

November 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Money order scame hits area

A money order scam didn't fool one Liberty County resident, and Linda Doolittle thinks her experience in banking gave her an advantage over the criminals.

November 18, 2009 | By Joselynn McKenna Correspondent | Public Safety


Two churches burglarized in Long County

Two Long County churches, Trinity Baptist Church and the First Samoan Church of Christ, were broken into on Nov. 5 or 6, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Investigator Nicky Anderson.

November 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Saturday wreck victim identified

Kymberly Carr, 36, was killed Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident in Hinesville. She has two children.

November 18, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Saturday wreck kills woman

A woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident in Hinesville.

November 16, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Nov. 13

Oct. 22, Burglary, no forced entry, 190 Sequoia Circle

November 13, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Toddler murder suspect arraigned again

A woman accused of killing her 2-year-old cousin in her Riceboro home was re-arraigned Monday in jail court.

November 13, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Rash of armed robberies linked

Five armed robberies, some occurring within minutes of each other, took place over a period of less than two hours at various locations around Hinesville on Nov. 3.

November 11, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE gets invovled in community

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force is involved in community events and education. The officials welcome requests from the community to participate in school events and church, youth and civic group functions.

November 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Nov. 6

• Oct. 22 Simple battery 466 West Gen. Screven Way

November 06, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


MACE blotter for Nov. 6

• Arrest date: Sept. 4

November 06, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Girl who shot self took gun off dresser

According to an incident report filed by Lt. Wade Long of the Walthourville Police Department, a 3-year-old who shot herself in the foot took a .40 caliber Glock handgun off of a dresser in the master bedroom while her stepfather, Zachery Dale Yeager, was asleep in the room.

November 04, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire department stages extraction demonstration

On Oct. 24, the Walthourville Fire and Rescue Department demonstrated on how to extract a victim from a vehicle accident.

November 02, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Three in critical condition after wreck

Three people were injured Tuesday night in a single-car crash in Long County.

October 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Some couples should've never got together

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Tips lead to Ludowici arrests

Police Chief Robert Poppell said officers made an arrest after hearing about an Oct. 4 robbery on South Macon Street.

October 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Bond set for burglary suspect

A man arrested inside a dry cleaners early Monday has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary, according to Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

October 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent murder-suicide in Ellabell

The Oct. 1 deaths of an elderly Ellabell couple apparently were the result of a murder-suicide, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident report.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspects charged, denied bond

Two of the three suspects in last week's shooting death of a Macon man made first appearances in magistrate's court Monday morning in the courtroom located in the Liberty County jail.

October 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Cows damage crops

Recent reports to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

October 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three arrested in Days Inn shooting

Authorities arrested three suspects in the shooting death of Markese Mahone, a Macon-area rapper who was killed early Friday morning at a Days Inn just outside Hinesville city limits.

October 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified

The man killed in an early Friday shooting at a Flemington hotel has been identified as Markese Mahone, 25, of Macon, according to the incident report filed by Liberty County Deputy Dustin Rushing.

October 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO deputies involved in high-speed chase

Shortly after midnight Sept. 21, a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped black Ford F-150 driven by a man the deputy suspected was intoxicated. Before back up could arrive, the driver of the truck fled, driving east-bound on Highway 84 at speeds of over 100 mph.

October 02, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities say Bryan Co. victim was shot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that an autopsy conducted Monday at its Coastal Crime Laboratory Medical Examiner's Office in Savannah revealed that James Michael Bragg died of a gunshot wound during an alter-cation around 12 a.m. Saturday morning on Lincoln Circle in Kilkenny.

October 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Employee complains of sexual harassment

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long deputy completes training

FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff adds, promotes personnel

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Chief Deputy Jon Long and jail administrator Jeff Hein officiated the swearing-in ceremony for several new deputies Wednesday morning at the Liberty County Justice Center.

September 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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