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Alleged sexual predator arrested in Long

A 61-year-old Arizona man was arrested Sunday and charged with sexual exploitation of a child by the Long County Sheriff's Department.

September 08, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Midway wreck kills bicyclist Friday

A Midway man was killed Friday night as he was riding a bike on Isle of Wight Road.

September 08, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Apparent fatality on Isle of Wight

A crash Friday night on Isle of Wright Road apparently killed one person, but few details were available and there has been no official confirmation.

September 06, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

City hails woman as hero

Denisse Vega, 26, shies away from the spotlight. She graciously made an exception Thursday when the city of Hinesville recognized her for heroism during a regular city council meeting. Vega's quick action saved lives when she alerted 13 tenants to a fire which swept through several apartments in the Stewart Pines complex on Aug. 9.

September 06, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety

Local folk help hurricane victims

John DuBois of Glennville and Pamela Walters of Hinesville are among more than 150 volunteers helping to mobilize the American Red Cross' emergency response vehicles.

September 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Soldiers charged for stolen gear

Twelve soldiers were investigated for allegedly stealing military equipment from Fort Stewart. Some of the soldiers have been charged and are awaiting trial and one was court-martialed late last year.

September 03, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety

State patrol preparing for holiday

The Georgia State Patrol is reminding drivers not to get behind the wheel impaired during Labor Day holiday travel period. Troopers and officers with the Motor Carrier Compliance Division will be working alongside sheriff's deputies and police officers in an effort to keep the holiday weekend as safe as possible.

September 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Alma man dies in apparent bike crash

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating the death of an Alma man whose body was found Sunday on the unpaved portion of Briar Bay Road outside of Riceboro.

September 01, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Pot plants found in Long County

Several marijuana plants, ranging in height from 4-6 feet, were found Wednesday by officials from the Long County Sheriff's Office.

August 30, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Midway woman reports rape

A Liberty County woman told Midway Police she was abducted and raped at gunpoint last Thursday as she was leaving the Dollar General Store in the 100 block of Butler Street.

August 27, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Jesup bar fight results in numerous arrests

A Hinesville firefighter who allegedly participated in a barroom brawl around 10 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Oyster Shack's Daily News Neighborhood Pub in Jesup was arrested last week along with 15 other people.

August 27, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety

Husband 'primary agressor' in domestic shooting

The husband of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier was the primary aggressor in a domestic shooting Tuesday on Savannah's Southside, confirmed Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Information Officer Gena Moore.

August 27, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety

Long County shooting suspect sought

An Allenhurst woman is wanted by the Long County Sheriff's Office for allegedly firing shots at another woman last week.

August 27, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

State defense force trains for searches

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta - A missing-person call on a police radio demands prompt action, often involving dozens of volunteers combing dense and sometimes dangerous areas. The time and stress accompanying the search is emotionally and physically draining. Many Georgia law enforcement agencies lack the time, personnel or resources to accomplish an intensive search.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

HPD officer in patrol safety course

FORSYTH - Patrol Officer Richard W. Boucher of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. This course is required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for Advanced Certification.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

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Ga. Driver Services, Revenue departments warn of email scam

The Georgia Department of Driver Services and the Georgia Department of Revenue are warning the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify ...

October 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Tips for Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is a great time to get your house prepared for fire prevention. Agent Lynn Bennett of The Bennett Agency would like to ...

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Arrest made in series of thefts from area vehicles

RICHMOND HILL - Police arrested a Savannah man Thursday and are looking for more suspects in a series of vehicle entries in Liberty, Bryan and Effingham ...

October 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Public Safety

Neighbor reportedly steals electric power

Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Grand jury hands out indictments

The following were filed Sept. 15:

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Update: Jones not guilty in murder case

Terrence G. Jones was found not guilty on all 23 counts in a murder case stemming from a 2010 armed robbery that ended in a ...

October 03, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety

Update: Police foil bank robbery, name suspect

Police arrested a suspected bank robber Friday after a witness reported that one of the Ameris Bank branches in Hinesville was possibly being robbed.

October 02, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Caitlin Kenney Staff Writers | Public Safety

Afraid, not scorned

The woman described by Liberty County Public Defender Joshua Brockington as a scorned ex-girlfriend, took the stand offering a compelling account of what transpired the ...

September 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Lake George vehicle break-ins investigated

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating 40 vehicle break-ins that occurred in the Lake George community, Sheriff Steve Sikes said.

September 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Trial in 2010 Hinesville slaying begins

The trial of Terrence G. Jones started Tuesday morning inside courtroom C of the Liberty County Justice Center. Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay ...

September 29, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Murder trial stemming from cold case starts Tuesday morning

Two men and 12 women were selected to the jury and alternate panel for a murder trial set to start Tuesday morning in Liberty County ...

September 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Midway councilman claims speeding ticket is retaliation

Midway City Councilman Dr. Stanley Brown Sr. said during a hearing Thursday that his recent speeding citation is retaliation for speaking up about what he ...

September 26, 2015 | Tiffany King | Public Safety

Ludowici residents to get free emergency air-transport service

The Ludowici City Council recently voted to provide free emergency air-transport service to its residents.

September 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

UPDATED: Highway 144 down to one lane because of broken down vehicle

UPDATE: As of 5:36 pm, traffic is back to normal, according to the Fort Stewart public affairs office.

September 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

HPD blotters

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September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

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