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Hinesville PD blotter for March 19

Feb. 20: Carrying a weapon on school property - A 20-year special needs student was spotted by school officials at Bradwell Institute carrying a brown paper bag that appeared to be alcohol. He was stopped by officers and asked if the bag contained alcohol. He said it did not. He then lifted his shirt and said, "But I am carrying one of these." It was a large folding knife. He said he carried it when he walked to school because he didn't feel safe. He turned over the knife and was arrested for carrying a weapon on school property.

March 19, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Soldier hurt in wreck, airlifted to Savannah

A Fort Stewart soldier was injured this afternoon in three-vehicle accident on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

March 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Soldiers among child exploitation arrests

Two Fort Stewart soldiers were swept up in the Friday arrest of six men now facing charges of crimes against children.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Call scams spreading

Incidents pertaining to a Liberty County jury-duty scam first reported on last week are escalating, and some area residents have fallen prey to it.

March 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 14

Feb. 20: Driving without a valid license (felony)/speeding - A deputy stopped a red Dodge Durango that was traveling at 76 miles per hour in a posted 55 zone. The woman did not have a valid license and was taken to jail.

March 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Smoke could blow this way today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch will burn in two training areas on post today, according to a news release from the post:

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Brush fire raging in Long County

Firefighters reportedly are battling a large brush fire in the vicinity of Joe Kennedy Road in Long County. Although few details are available at this time, Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman did say about 20 acres have burned so far.

March 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Woman agrees to plea for deputy's death

SAVANNAH - The Richmond Hill woman charged in the 2012 wrong-way crash that killed a Bryan County Sheriff's deputy has agreed to an open-ended plea on April 29 in Savannah, according to the Chatham County District Attorney's office.

March 12, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Jury-duty call scam making rounds

A jury-duty scam has hit Liberty County. An unidentified company is calling residents of Liberty County posing as an officer of the local court system, according to Liberty County Clerk of Courts Barry Wilkes.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Two controlled burns on post today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is planning two controlled burns in on-post training areas today:

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fire destroys uninsured family's home

An uninsured family that consists of a single dad and his two children lost their Liberty County home to fire Monday.

March 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Motorist robbed by hitchhikers

A Hinesville man reportedly was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night by two men who stopped him on Deerwood Drive, claiming they needed a ride.

March 07, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters train with Jaws of Life

But to become proficient at using this high-tech equipment, firefighters have to train and practice using specialized tools, such as the Jaws of Life. Last weekend, the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department hosted an extrication class for its members and other firefighters from the area.

March 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Eastern District firefighters mark achievements

The Eastern District Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department recently completed refurbishiong its 29-foot fire rescue boat, Marine 1. In honor of the event, a dinner and awards ceremony were held at the firehouse.

March 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fire damages Walthourville residence

A Walthourville home was damaged, but no one injured Sunday night as flames spread quickly through the single-story home in the 2400 block of Shaw Road.

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


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Flashflood watch in effect in area

A flashflood watch has been issued for Liberty County and the rest of our area by the National Weather Service.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Missing phone leads to owner's arrest

An April 7 incident put in motion by a missing cellphone report ended with the phone's owner, a Macon woman, being arrested in Hinesville for obstruction of justice.

April 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Victim in on-post wreck was civilian

One man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart, and two soldiers were injured, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fatal accident on Fort Stewart

A Wednesday afternoon wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart has left one man dead and caused two other injuries, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Toddler hit by car is OK

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

April 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 16

March 9: Matter of record - A woman was appalled to find a pack of malicious dogs had mauled her cat outside her Lake George home. The woman said she heard the pack of dogs barking and thought they might have chased her cat up a tree. But she found her cat lying severely injured on the ground.

April 16, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shots at Cobra Circle home were inside

Gunfire erupted around 5 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville, and one person was transported to a Savannah hospital after being cut when he reportedly threw himself through a window.

April 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Jail escapee caught after 3 months on lam

Chad Dasher, who had been on the run since escaping from the Tattnall County jail Jan. 24, was caught early Tuesday morning, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles.

April 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici hires new police chief

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday formally hired James Steiner as the new police chief. He had been serving as the interim chief since January.

April 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


EMA/911 host open house

Several families took the time to learn more about their county emergency services by touring the Liberty County EMA office and 911 call center during an open house Wednesday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Shot fired into home, man injured fleeing

One man was injured when he was trying not to get hit by multiple gunshots fired at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville this morning.

April 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Girl hit by car outside birthday party

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

April 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 11

March 9: Arrest with a warrant - A male passenger was placed under arrest when a check of his license showed he had an outstanding warrant. The man had failed to appear in court in Chatham County.

April 11, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


AARP holding safe-drivers class Wednesday

AARP will hold a safe-drivers class from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at Grace Christian Church on Highway 84.

April 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 9

March 7: • Aggravated cruelty to animals - A distraught grandfather reported that someone had shot his granddaughter's 15-month old Labrador retriever. The incident took place on John Wells Road.

April 09, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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