Liberty County Sheriff's blotter
Members of the Hinesville Fire Department and Riceboro Volunteer Fire Department had 10,000 reasons to smile recently when state Rep. Al Williams (D-Midway) brought home a $20,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for the two fire companies to split.
LUDOWICI -- The Long County E-911 Committee met on April 30, and GeoComm project manager Ron Bloom said the final modifications and architectural changes for the Wiregrass 911 Long/McIntosh Communication Center in Darien was nearly completed.
The Hinesville Police Department, in conjunction with the Liberty County Health Department, has set Hinesville Safe Kids Day for Saturday, May 17, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Bradwell Park.
LUDOWICI -- The Long County Pre-Release Center had a Family Reunification Day for inmates soon to be released and their families on April 25.
After a string of arrests, some related to prostitution, during a March 28 raid at the San's Inn hotel, the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Commander Al Cato said surrounding hotels are cooperating to clean up their businesses.
BAHAMAS -- The Colorado State University forecast team upgraded its early season forecast Friday at the Bahamas Weather Conference, saying the U.S. Atlantic basin will likely experience a well above-average hurricane season.
Donald Lovett, head of the lab at Liberty Regional Medical Center, reports the American Red Cross is urging hospitals to plan ways to cut back on blood use because of a nationwide shortage of type O negative blood.
Search warrants were served last week and Hinesville Police hope to start making arrests for a string of more than 40 residential and business burglaries in April.
County workers snagged a gas pipe Wednesday afternoon while clearing the area where the new justice center will be built, releasing natural gas and requiring assistance from the Hinesville Fire Department.
A new investment for the Eastern District Volunteer Fire Department is already paying out dividends, according to Chief Joseph Martin.
National Public Safety Telecommunications Week is when people from all over the public safety field and beyond express appreciation for the people who make telecommunications work.
Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police department included:
These were the recent police reports in Hinesville:
Here are some recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:
Two Hinesville firefighters were injured in an explosion Thursday morning, according to HFD Capt. Kris Johanson.
Midway Police Officer Russell Knox said it was solid police work and some luck that led to his apprehension of three armed-robbery suspects early Wednesday morning.
Recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:
A shooting has been reported at Hillery Park in Walthourville. It happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden. The victim was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center, but his condition is unknown. Authorities are on the lookout for the suspects, described as two black males in a white Ford Escort. Anyone with information should call 911. Currently, few details are known about the incident, but the Courier will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.
The Hinesville Police Department recently received a grant from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program to provide funding for a CMI Intoxilyzer 9000 breath alcohol testing instrument.
For the past year, the provider of Long County's future emergency medical services has been shrouded in uncertainty. But Emergency Management Agency Director Bob Heffley said last week that there soon will be no cause for concern.
July 2: Verbal dispute - A Hinesville man called a deputy to his residence due to a fight he had with a woman.
July 5: Criminal attempt to commit burglary - A Hinesville resident believed someone tried to enter his house through the front door.
Several vehicles were damaged following a vehicle accident Friday on West Oglethorpe and Veterans Parkway in Hinesville. The Liberty Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-RAM dealership had several vehicles damaged on its lot when a pickup truck traveling on West Oglethorpe Highway was involved in an accident with another vehicle. The pick up struck used and new trucks, damaging the vehicles.
Jenorris McKenzie was denied bond on his first appearance before a magistrate Friday, according to Hinesville Chief of Detectives Maj. Thomas Cribbs. McKenzie is accused of driving his Honda through Kroger on Highway 84 on Wednesday night. No one was hurt in the incident, but the store was heavily damaged.
William Bass, who was believed to be living in Liberty County, is being looked at as the primary suspect in last week's GeoVista robbery in Hinesville.
The Carter Road home of Walthourville Mayor Pro Tem Patricia Green was destroyed by fire early Wednesday morning.