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Computer thieves targeted by new business

IT Crimes is part of a global initiative founded to help eliminate the theft of computer and other technology-related equipment. Originally a campaign launched in partnership with South African authorities, the operation is now moving into areas of the United States, including Hinesville.

October 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Four more burglaries in Ludowici

Four burglaries recently occured in Ludowici, according to Ludowici Police Department Investigator Sal Genualdi.

October 02, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Post honors Hinesville PD

Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Kevin W. Milton and Command Sgt. Maj. James E. Ervin present a certificate of appreciation to Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier in recognition of the department's contributions to the 2009 July 4th celebration on Fort Stewart. Milton and Ervin attended the monthly Hinesville Military Affairs Committee meeting to present certificates of appreciation to other members for their support and help with this year's celebration.

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Man arrested for drugs, trashes jail cell

A Ludowici man who was involved in a wreck that killed a 17-year-old was arrested last week for possession of illegal drugs.

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


Liberty gets money for drug court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced recently that Liberty County has received $203,000 in funding through the Drug Court Discretionary Grant Program. The grant will be used to start the Liberty County Drug Court program which will target all adult offenders with a drug or substance abuse problem.

September 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Wreck kills one soldier, injures another

One man was killed, one injured in a single-vehicle accident in Long County Saturday night.

September 27, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Drowning victim identified

A man found submerged in a creek behind his home near Midway Thursday evening has been identified as Thomas Eugene Grier, 76, according to a Liberty County Sheriff Department incident report.

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


Judges furlough selves

Judge Paul Rose with the Atlantic Judicial Circuit of Superior Courts visited with community leaders at Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting and talked about his experiences on the bench. He also offered an update on the state of the local court systems.

September 25, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Drowning suspected on Isle of Wight

An elderly man was found submerged in water Thursday afternoon in a pond on the Isle of Wight.

Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce confirmed that a man was found in a pond on the west side of the marsh community, but he was unsure what caused the death. He said it was too early to release the name of the victim.

September 24, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Sept. 23

Aug. 22, Doing business without a license, 791 EG Miles Parkway

September 23, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman accused of stealing at nursing home

LUDOWICI - An employee of Coastal Manor Long Term Care Facility was arrested Friday and has been charged with stealing from the nursing home and several of its residents.

September 18, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


No bond for soldier accused of murder

No decision has yet been made to seek the death penalty in the case of Edison A. Ortiz, who was charged last month in the shooting deaths of his in-laws.

September 18, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter for Sept. 16

Indecent exposure, Aug. 21, Intersection of Kelly and Debbie drives

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 16

Aug. 20, Driving while license suspended or revoked, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Cigarette believed to have started fatal fire

A retired sailor and merchant marine, who had recently returned to his native Liberty County, died in a fire at his home Monday afternoon.

September 16, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Shooting suspects in custody

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in downtown Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot in Richmond Hill parking lot

A man was shot around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Suites at Station Exchange parking lot in Richmond Hill.

August 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Police officers apparently prevent suicide

Recent reports with the Hinesville Police Department included one of two officers, veterans themselves, talking a soldier out of committing suicide:

August 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Robbery charges added in Lake George assault

The two people who allegedly stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night now face burglary and other charges, according to police.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Downed power line starts fire in Ludowici

Smiley Elementary School was briefly evacuated around 2 p.m. Tuesday when stormy conditions caused a tree to fall on a power line outside the school. The downed line started a small fire in the woods and caused a surge inside the school, which knocked out power and caused the fire alarm to go off, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

August 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Man stabbed in Lake George Sunday

The two people who alleged stabbed a Lake George man Sunday night have been charged with aggravated assault, according to police.

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


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 18

This are recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long Co. wreck injures four

A wreck Thursday night at the intersection of Rye Patch and Wilkerson roads in Long County sent four people to the hospital, according to Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Richard Truman.

August 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Aug. 15

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

August 15, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO blotters for Aug 13

July 21: Disorderly conduct, criminal trespass - On Live Oak Road in Hinesville, people gathered in the complainant's yard, threatening to beat up her daughter. She said that they have done this twice. A woman the complainant knew came to the door both times and knocked aggressively. She even came to the door with a hoe in hand, wanting to fight the complainant's daughter over a man. When asked to leave the property, the woman refused. However, the suspect said the daughter came to her house earlier to talk to the man, and the woman only came to the ...

August 13, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Firefighters work for access to hydrants

During a semi-annual fire hydrant testing period and several fire-related incidents, members of the Hinesville Fire Department recently reported increased obstruction of fire hydrants.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Reward offered for information about fire

The Georgia State Fire Marshal's Office is offering a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or people involved in a suspicious fire that broke out in Walthourville the morning of Aug. 6 and destroyed an unoccupied home.

August 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fun, learning at Hinesville Night Out

National Night Out recently was held in Hinesville, featuring music, dancing and fun while addressing the serious question of how to fight crime.

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


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