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MACE report for April

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 47 cases in April.

June 01, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Motorcycle thefts on rise in area

Melanie Albright spent Friday morning wallpapering Hinesville with signs offering a reward for information about her husband's motorcycle, which was stolen from the couple's driveway Thursday.

June 01, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Six arrested in area 'spring cleanup'

LUDOWICI - In a joint undercover investigation between the Liberty/Long Multi Agency Crack Enforcement team and the Long County Sheriff's Department, six people were arrested recently for drug related charges.

May 29, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


MACE, Hinesville PD help marshals wtih arrest

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, along with the Hinesville Police Department and the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, helped the U.S. Marshals Savannah Office track down and arrest a fugitive wanted by the Leon County Sheriff's Department in Tallahassee, Fla.

May 29, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Motorcycle crash kills local man

A Hinesville resident was killed when he reportedly lost control of his 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycle and hit a concrete and brick driveway culvert around 8 p.m. Monday.

May 27, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Soldier dies from wreck injuries

The 3rd Infantry Division soldier, who was injured in a wreck Wednesday evening, died Thursday.

May 25, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


USDA grant adds cars to Ludowici Police

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department received a $44,500 grant Monday, along with an additional $36,500 loan from the USDA to buy three new police cars.

May 23, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Plans for new EMS headquarters taking shape

Survey crews finished up this week at Liberty County Regional Medical Center's new emergency services headquarters building. Site design still is being worked out, according to EMS Director Jim Turner.

May 22, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


NCO charged with growing pot

On Tuesday, Fort Stewart officials confirmed that a 3rd Infantry Division soldier has been relieved of his duties as a squad leader for his alleged involvement in a drug-growing and distribution operation.

May 22, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


BI grad back to intern with prosecutor

Looking to get a glimpse of the prosecutorial system, Bradwell Institute graduate Nicholas Heron has returned to Hinesville for a summer internship with the Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's office. He will be working closely with DA Tom Durden and his team.

May 22, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Soldiers in on-post wreck identified

The four Fort Stewart soldiers injured in a wreck on Fort Stewart Thursday have been identified.

May 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Four soldiers hurt in wreck on post

SAVANNAH - The Army says four soldiers at Fort Stewart were injured when two-vehicles collided near the east entrance to the military installation.

The head-on crash occurred on Georgia Route 47 at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

May 21, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Two charged for turtle thefts

Two Hinesville residents have been accused of stealing five diamondback terrapins from the Tybee Island Marine Center.

May 20, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Public Safety


Teacher resigns after posititve drug test

An eighth-grade teacher at Lewis Frasier Middle School resigned Monday morning after she was allegedly found with a residual quantity of suspected marijuana at school on May 12 and a urine test indicated a positive result for the drug a few days later.

May 20, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for May 20

• Pointing or aiming gun at another

May 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 23

Recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shooting reported at Hillery Park

A shooting has been reported at Hillery Park in Walthourville. It happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden. The victim was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center, but his condition is unknown. Authorities are on the lookout for the suspects, described as two black males in a white Ford Escort. Anyone with information should call 911. Currently, few details are known about the incident, but the Courier will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

July 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD gets new DUI-test equipment

The Hinesville Police Department recently received a grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to provide funding for a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000 breath alcohol testing instrument.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long County resolves EMS issue

For the past year, the provider of Long County's future emergency medical services has been shrouded in uncertainty. But Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley said last week that there soon will be no cause for concern.

July 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotters July 18

July 2: Verbal dispute ­- A Hinesville man called a deputy to his residence due to a fight he had with a woman.

July 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department Blotters July 18

July 5: Criminal attempt to commit burglary - A Hinesville resident believed someone tried to enter his house through the front door.

July 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Nearby wreck damaged dealer's cars

Several vehicles were damaged following a vehicle accident Friday on West Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The Liberty Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM dealership had several vehicles damaged on its lot when a pickup truck traveling on West Oglethorpe Highway was involved in an accident with another vehicle. The pick up struck used and new trucks, damaging the vehicles.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Kroger drive-through suspect denied bond

Jenorris McKenzie was denied bond on his first appearance before a magistrate Friday, according to Hinesville Chief of Detectives Maj. Thomas Cribbs. McKenzie is accused of driving his Honda through Kroger on Highway 84 on Wednesday night. No one was hurt in the incident, but the store was heavily damaged.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Authorities hope they have GeoVista robber

William Bass, who was believed to be living in Liberty County, is being looked at as the primary suspect in last week's GeoVista robbery in Hinesville.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Electrical problem may have started fire

The Carter Road home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Soldiers risk lives to extinguish fire

Maryella Haynes had just finished preparing dinner for her family Tuesday and went outside to check on her kids when her granddaughter came out, yelling about a fire.

July 18, 2014 | By Sgt. Alexandra Shea 1st ABCT, 3rd ID | Public Safety


Man who drove through Kroger warned staff

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger late Wednesday night, causing considerable damage to the store at 555 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

July 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville official's home destroyed

The home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green on Carter Road was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified, shooter still loose

A Walthourville man was shot several times Monday night in a mobile-home park on Wilder Road.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


More arrests in alcohol, tobacco fraud ring

The Walthourville Police Department has made two more arrests in connection with an illegal alcohol and tobacco ring raided last month.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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