The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is still seeking two men responsible for a brazen, mid-day armed robbery of Pojo's Treasures and Things in Midway on May 31.
Domestic dispute, Aug. 3 Country Manor Mobile Home Park, Walthourville A deputy, responding to a domestic dispute, found the husband driving out of the mobile home park. After stopping him, the deputy smelled alcohol and saw the subject was unsteady. Tests later proved positive for alcohol. The deputy also checked the man's license and learned he hadn't had a valid license since 1998 when it was suspended for DUI and insurance cancellation. After arresting the ...
Possession of cocaine, Aug. 7 Highway 405, Midway An officer driving north on Highway 405 noticed the vehicle in front him weaving in and out of its lane. The officer stopped the vehicle. When the officer approached the driver's window, he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer then explained to the driver why he stopped him and asked about the smell. The driver informed the officer there was nothing in the vehicle. The ...
The Long County Sheriff's Department has welcomed a new officer to its force. The new member of the department is a little shorter than the rest of the team, a lot hairier, and she does her job diligently for praise and a little rubber ball. Her name is Bekky. She's a German shepherd that joined the force on July 27. Bekky is the third drug dog the department has had, but the first since 2002. ...
During July, there were 58 cases and 56 offenders. The types of crimes were: Possession of marijuana, criminal attempt to purchase marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school, manufacturing marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of a ...
Burglary, residence Aug. 8 W. MLK Jr. Dr. An officer was dispatched to West MLK Jr. Dr. and spoke with a complainant. The complainant said he left a residence at about 8 a.m., and when he returned, he found a chair outside the living room window and the front door unsecured. When he entered his home he found several items missing from his living room. No evidence was obvious at the scene. A detective was ...
MACE drug task force is comprised of eight sworn officers from different law enforcement agencies and was developed to target street-level drug violence and activity within Liberty and Long counties. They are under the leadership of Commander Al Cato.
Leash law violation Aug. 6 Luke Rd., Midway The complainant said he saw his friend's 9-year-old daughter, who was riding on a scooter in the area, being chased by a neighbor's dog. He heard the child scream, then saw the dog chasing her. The officer spoke with the resident who called 911 to report the incident. The officer later spoke with the child's father, who told the officer the dogs have chased his daughter on ...
For the second time in less than nine days, Superior Court Judge Robert Russell heard testimony in the Erica Brennan murder case.
Automobile wrecks are a daily occurrance, costing insurance companies billion of dollars every year in paid-out claims.
The Liberty County Sheriff's Department takes on a heavy workload to bolster the security in the region with an array of tasks.
Counterfeit bill Aug. 3, Oglethorpe Highway An officer was dispatched to West Oglethorpe Highway in reference to a counterfeit $100 bill. The complainant advised the officer the bank returned the bill to Wal-Mart. The bill was taken for evidence. Possession of cocaine, marijuana and drug-related objects Aug. 1, E. MLK Jr. Dr. While patrolling East Oglethorpe Highway, an officer saw a vehicle without a tag light. The officer stopped the vehicle in the parking lot ...
Matter of record Aug. 2 Paul Sikes Rd., Hinesville An officer responded in reference to a woman knocking on doors, waking people up. The officer found a woman knocking on a residence on Limerick Road and she said a woman inside the home had her purse. The subject appeared disoriented and her car was parked sideways in the driveway with the keys locked inside. The officer asked her several times to call someone to come ...
The sun peeked out from the clouds and cast its warmth on several hundred people who showed up for the National Night Out celebration this past weekend in Bradwell Park.
WASHINGTON - Federal transportation officials announced plans over the weekend to investigate the agency responsible for inspecting highway bridges, an inquiry triggered by the collapse of an interstate highway bridge in Minneapolis.
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.