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Child shot in drive-by out of hospital

The child injured in an apparent drive-by shooting Saturday evening has been released from the hospital, Hinesville Police report.

The 5-year-old was injured in what police are describing as a drive-by shootings Saturday at about 6:30 p.m.

June 29, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


MACE report for May

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened 53 cases in May.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Law enforcement community mourns fallen brothers

Liberty County Sheriff deputies, Hinesville Police officers, members of the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, Liberty EMS and local fire departments gathered Wednesday morning to mourn the loss of John "Jay" Smiley. Smiley died unexpectedly Friday. He was a deputy for the LCSO.

June 24, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


New EMS station for west side

Emergencies in west Liberty County should soon get quicker ambulance responses.

June 24, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Ludowici officer attends California conference

Ludowici Police Department Officer Diannia Duncan recently attended the seventh annual Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute in Coronado, Calif.

June 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville woman shot Saturday morning

Hinesville police are investigating the early-morning Saturday shooting of a Hinesville woman.

June 20, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


SPLOST money buys Midway fire truck

It took eight years but the Midway Volunteer Fire Department finally drove a new service truck into the station last Friday. Mayor Don Emmons said the truck was possible because of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

June 19, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville man shot, killed

A man was shot and killed in a mobile home park in Hinesville Tuesday night.

According to Hinesville Police Department Chief of Detectives, Maj. Thomas Cribbs, David Anthony Jones Jr., 28, was at home alone in the Tapco Mobile Home Park in the 100 block of Folker Road.

June 17, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot in home invasion treated, released

LUDOWICI - A Long County man was shot last week in an apparent break-in at his home.

June 17, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Police don't fault parents over child drowning

A get-together turned tragic Sunday evening when a toddler drowned.

June 17, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Accused turtle theft case delayed

TYBEE ISLAND (AP) - Two people accused of stealing endangered turtles from the Tybee Island Marine Science Center are getting a short reprieve before their case goes to court.

A Municipal Court judge delayed until July 28 a preliminary hearing for Thomas Stewart II and Desiree Pulse of Hinesville. Both are charged with theft and animal cruelty.

June 17, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotters for June 14

• Driving under the influence/resisting arrest/terroristic threats

June 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Juvenile activity leads to arrests

Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier said when school is out and the weather is nice, it's normal to see students out, walking on the streets and playing in droves.

June 15, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Home invader shoots Ludowici man

A Long County man was shot in his home during an apparent break-in Wednesday morning.

June 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Child killer pleads to reduced charge

Facing the possibility of life plus 30 years for murder, Cortez A. Johnson accepted a plea agreement that reduced charges against him to one count of voluntary manslaughter.

June 10, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | 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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