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MACE seeks help finding two suspects

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force is looking for these two men wanted for drug related charges in Liberty County.

April 14, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Ninety charged for drugs, guns in Statesboro

STATESBORO - Authorities have charged more than 90 people in a sweeping gun and drug bust in this otherwise sleepy rural town.

Federal prosecutors and local authorities said Tuesday the arrests came after a 10-month undercover operation in this south Georgia city of nearly 23,000.

April 14, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Richmond Hill Police search for missing girl

Richmond Hill Police are asking the public for help in finding missing teen Kayla Marie Hartley, 14. Hartley, of a Ricegate Drive address in Richmond Hill, has been missing since April 11, police say. She is listed as a runaway. Anyone with information is asked to call RHPD at 756-5645.

April 13, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Police certification should save city money

Frank Rotondo, executive director of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, issued an official state law enforcement re-certification to the Hinesville Police Department last week, grouping them with the 15 percent of state law enforcement agencies to earn the credentials.

April 13, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Police involved as two men dare death

LUDOWICI – Two Long County men are lucky to be alive after actions that drew attention of the law.

April 10, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for April 10

• Welfare check/ DFACS referral

April 10, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long residents urged to use 911 addresses

The Long County E-911 Committee recently had its March meeting with representatives of McIntosh County and GeoComm.

April 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Youth charged in arson cases

A juvenile was charged last week after a string of shed fires prompted Hinesville Police to investigate and nearby residents to post reward signs.

April 08, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Burglaries prompt offer for reward

LUDOWICI - Two burglaries occurred in the Davenport Acres subdivision of Long County in a span of four days, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Investigator Ty Smith.

April 06, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


St. Simons man slain in beachfront restroom

BRUNSWICK - A 39-year-old Glynn County man is jailed in the stabbing death of a St. Simons Island man who was attacked in a beachfront restroom.

Authorities said Harry Edward Reese, 70, was killed at Massengale Park early Wednesday night.

April 03, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Firefighters quick to save Ludowici home

LUDOWICI - A fire in a home here Friday could have been a lot worse had it not been for the fire department's quick response.

April 01, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Long first responders hone driving skills

LUDOWICI - The Ludowici Police Department and the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department recently conducted driver training to help hone their skills as emergency first responders.

March 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Fugitive wanted in Gum Branch murders caught

Jason Howard, who has been sought in connection with the shooting deaths of his mother and stepfather in Gum Branch in 2004, was captured in Macon, while trying to allegedly breaking into vehicles.

According to a press release issued by Macon Police, Howard was arrested at approximately 12:30 a.m. Friday. A Macon Police sergeant saw a man breaking into vehicles inside of the fenced area of Enterprise Rental at 2135 Riverside Drive. The man was caught inside a vehicle. He identified himself as Kevin Wayne Lewis. He was charged with two counts of entering auto, possession of a ...

March 28, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Driver escapes burning taxi

A Yellow Cab on its way to pick up a fare became engulfed in flames at the corner of Welborn Street and West Court on Thursday morning. The driver escaped uninjured.

March 27, 2009 | By Patty Leon and Frenchi Jones Staff writers | Public Safety


Riceboro man arrested in N.Y. for shooting here

A Riceboro man, wanted in connection with a shooting last year, has been returned to Liberty County after being found in New York.

March 25, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Tombstone damaged in Taylors Creek Cemetery

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville POlice Department include:

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Three in critical condition after wreck

Three people were injured Tuesday night in a single-car crash in Long County.

October 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Some couples should've never got together

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Tips lead to Ludowici arrests

Police Chief Robert Poppell said officers made an arrest after hearing about an Oct. 4 robbery on South Macon Street.

October 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Bond set for burglary suspect

A man arrested inside a dry cleaners early Monday has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary, according to Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

October 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent murder-suicide in Ellabell

The Oct. 1 deaths of an elderly Ellabell couple apparently were the result of a murder-suicide, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident report.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspects charged, denied bond

Two of the three suspects in last week's shooting death of a Macon man made first appearances in magistrate's court Monday morning in the courtroom located in the Liberty County jail.

October 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Cows damage crops

Recent reports to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

October 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three arrested in Days Inn shooting

Authorities arrested three suspects in the shooting death of Markese Mahone, a Macon-area rapper who was killed early Friday morning at a Days Inn just outside Hinesville city limits.

October 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified

The man killed in an early Friday shooting at a Flemington hotel has been identified as Markese Mahone, 25, of Macon, according to the incident report filed by Liberty County Deputy Dustin Rushing.

October 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO deputies involved in high-speed chase

Shortly after midnight Sept. 21, a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped black Ford F-150 driven by a man the deputy suspected was intoxicated. Before back up could arrive, the driver of the truck fled, driving east-bound on Highway 84 at speeds of over 100 mph.

October 02, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities say Bryan Co. victim was shot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that an autopsy conducted Monday at its Coastal Crime Laboratory Medical Examiner's Office in Savannah revealed that James Michael Bragg died of a gunshot wound during an alter-cation around 12 a.m. Saturday morning on Lincoln Circle in Kilkenny.

October 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Employee complains of sexual harassment

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long deputy completes training

FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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