Georgia State Patrol Post 11's new commander is Sgt. 1st Class Charles Bennett. His post is responsible for handling traffic violations and wrecks that occur within the county on state-managed roadways. The GSP office is at 2301 Airport Road and the phone number for general information is 370-2600. Copies of accident reports handled by GSP may be obtained at the office for a fee of $5. Tickets written by GSP that take place within the ...
Simple battery July 14, 2007 Briskhaven Court Hinesville An officer made contact with the complainant at the Hinesville Police Department in reference to simple battery. The complainant stated her husband came home from the club the next morning and they began to argue about him being out all night. As she questioned him, he started cursing her then swung and punched her in the face. She stated he forced her up against the headboard of ...
A Georgia Emergency Management Agency had an incident command system/emergency operations center interface course at Liberty-Hinesville Emergency Management Agency on June 23.
MIAMI ‑ About one in three people living in Southern coastal areas said they would ignore hurricane evacuation orders if a storm threatened their community, up from about one in four last year, according to a new poll.
National Night Out, sponsored by the Hinesville Police Department, is planned for 4 p.m. Aug. 4 at Bradwell Park. Activities will include a dunking booth, fish and wildlife exhibits, kiddie train rides and more. For more information, call Michael Trombley at 368-8211.
Driving with a suspended license July 7, 2007 Georgia State Road 57 Ludowici A driver approached a safety checkpoint on Highway 57 at mile marker 57 and was unable to produce a valid driver's license. A background check indicated the driver had her license suspended in Florida for an unpaid traffic ticket. She was arrested and taken to the sheriff's office for processing. DUI/driving without a valid license July 7, 2007 Georgia State Road ...
A rollover accident along Highway 84 left one person with injuries, and another rollover accident on South Main Street left a young father slightly shaken with his infant daughter, both occurring within days of each other according to Hinesville Police traffic investigator Lt. Max McLendon.
The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force arrested two men, both active military personnel at Fort Stewart, on drug charges ranging from misdemeanor possession of marijuana to possession with intent to distribute the drug.
For the second time in a month, a pedestrian was struck while trying to cross Highway 84 at Sandy Run Drive in Hinesville.
Matter of record July 1, 2007 A complainant reported finding two men inside her residence. The men said the owner of the house sent them there to repair the plumbing. The complainant said no one notified her the men were coming or that they would be able to get inside the house. The owner provided a copy of the lease to officers that stated no notice was needed for repairs or inspections of the property. ...
A crash test dummy in a wreck-simulation vehicle sponsored by the Jesup Police Department gave a graphic demonstration of what can happen during a roll-over when it was thrown out of a window. The demonstration took place during Midway Day this past month.
East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 commander/Riceboro Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Dennis Fitzgerald and his wife, Brenda, were recently recognized by Gordon EMS of Calhoun County for their assistance in providing medical care to people involved in a serious accident on I-75 on June 20. The Fitzgeralds provided care for six occupants of a vehicle that had rolled over.
Possession of marijuana Disorderly conduct Simple battery July 8, 2007 W. Oglethorpe Highway Hinesville An altercation at the Wal-Mart left the offenders and the store isle covered in paint. Officers who responded to the call found the parties involved were covered in tan paint as well as part of isle 13 and the infant clothing section of the store. A married couple told the officers they were pushing their shopping cart down the isle when ...
Liberty County Board of Commissioners unanimously accepted to move forward with a proposal from Emergency Services Consultants for the evaluation and development of a countywide fire protection master plan.
Below is the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force monthly activity report for June 2007.
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.
An argument Wednesday evening between two employees at the Hinesville Burger King ended with one man taking a bullet in the arm.
April 16: Simple battery/family violence/criminal trespass - A woman said her live-in boyfriend pushed and shoved her during a heated argument inside their Victory Manor Mobile Home residence. She said she called 911 so her boyfriend left the house but not before punching the wall and leaving a big hole in the wall. She refused medical treatment.