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Murder trial postponed, not reset yet

Tuesday morning's jury trial for suspected killer Richard Earl Geiger was postponed until a future date. Geiger's public defender, Brett Williams, had to leave the court room when he received notification of a family health issue. Geiger allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Rosie L. Smith, to death after a domestic dispute and reportedly hid her body in the closet of her Raintree Apartments home in March 2007. There are more details about this story in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

February 17, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Missing Savannah teen found in Liberty

February 17, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici rehires police chief

The Ludowici City Council voted during a Feb. 3 special meeting to rehire former Police Chief Richard Robertson.

February 17, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


GSP post receives two radar guns

Georgia State Patrol Post 11 in Hinesville recently received two Genesis II Select radar guns, donated by the Darien Police Department. Chief Donnie Howard, who heads DPD, was instrumental in making the donation, said GSP post commander Sgt. Thornell King.

February 17, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 17

• Feb. 8, Aggravated assault, 217 Bradwell St.

February 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 14

• Jan. 22, Child molestation, Whippoorwill Way

February 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


House fire displaces family of three

A mobile home fire Sunday morning in the 3800 block of E.B. Cooper Highway displaced a husband and wife and their granddaughter. Charlie Houston and his family had lived in the home for more than 15 years.

February 10, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 7

• Dec. 10, Theft by shoplifting, 1246 W. Oglethorpe Highway

February 08, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Feb. 7

• Dec. 14, Disorderly conduct, Wilder Road

February 08, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Another wreck claims local woman

A Hinesville woman, Charise Frasier, 30, was killed in a single-car accident early this morning, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper A.M. Cheney .

February 05, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Statesboro fatality has ties to Liberty

No charges have been filed in the accident last week that took the lives of a Statesboro grandmother and her 3-year-old grandson.

February 03, 2010 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Wreck victims identified

The two people killed in a Tuesday evening wreck near Riceboro have been identified.

February 03, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Post exercise tests readiness

Fort Stewart conducted exercise "2009 Stewart Guardian" last Wednesday and, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson, the operation went well.

February 03, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fort Stewart housing fire damages property

A fire consumed two families' personal belongings on Jan. 27 in the Southern Oaks housing area of Fort Stewart. No injuries were reported.

February 03, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Jan. 31

Jan. 20, Fraud, identity theft, Garden Circle

February 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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Domestic disturbance, hindering a 911 call

March 17: Auto theft - Sometime between 10 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, a red 2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ was stolen from a Mary Ann Drive resident's driveway, the owner reported to police. The owner said he was unsure whether it had been locked, but that he knew there was a spare key in the glove box. As the officer was returning to the station, a dispatcher informed him the stolen Chevy had been found extensively damaged in a field in Tattnall County. The officer went back to tell the owner and then turned the case ...

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Forum covers community policing

How police officers should deal with the public and how the public should deal with the police will be discussed at a forum Monday.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sunday crash kills Glennville man

A Glennville man was killed in a head-on collision in Tattnall County Sunday afternoon.

March 24, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Statutory rape charge involving 13-year-old

Feb. 21: Statutory rape - A Hinesville man called a deputy, stating that an 18-year-old man had sex with his 13-year-old daughter while she was attending a birthday party at the Quality Inn & Suites. He told a detective that he confronted the young man, who did not deny having sex with his underage daughter. The man also said the young man is 18 and lives with his pregnant girlfriend.

March 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police seek help finding bank robber

The Hinesville Police Department has leads about a suspect, but is still hasn't identified who robbed the S Bank on Jan. 2.

March 23, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Local charged in sexual exploitation sting

A Fleming resident was arrested in Pooler along with three other men following an investigation by the FBI's Southeast Georgia Child Exploitation Task Force and Pooler Police Department.

March 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Shady business draws no-license ticket

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

March 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Suspected court scam resurfaces here

A suspect scam is resurfacing in Liberty County.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Road rage + gun = arrest

A Riceboro woman is under arrest after allegedly pointing a gun at another motorist, who turned out to be an off-duty police officer.

March 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Elderly woman displaced by fire

A fire early Thursday on Highway 84 in Midway left an elderly woman displaced as her home was destroyed.

March 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver hid on tank trail; caught

A driver, who sped away from a traffic stop in Richmond Hill and tried to lose officers on Fort Stewart, has been captured.

March 18, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver leads chase onto post, now caught

A driver, who initially elluded officers after leading them onto Fort Steawrt from Richmond Hill, has been caught. We'll have more on that as it is released

March 18, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Special ed student has 'Boy Scout' knife confiscated

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police charge adult after youth starts fire

A Ludowici man faces charges after police said he allowed a juvenile to set a brush fire near Pecan Park.

March 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters say brush fire under control

The Hinesville Fire Department and the Liberty County office of the Georgia Forestry Commission are at the scene of a brush fire behind the Hinesville Cemetery on South Main Street. The incident was reported around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

March 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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