Some folks steal money, others cars, and some try to steal lawnmowers - or at least that is what two Hinesville men were charged with trying to do in Long County.
The Long County E-911 Committee met with the GeoComm staff Oct. 25 during its monthly meeting.
Jerome Shawn Bell, 20, was arrested Nov. 4, and is facing multiple charges, including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, after he reportedly tried to elude police in Ludowici.
Attorneys for a woman facing a death penalty case have filed for a change of venue in Liberty County Superior Court.
Former Liberty County law enforcement officer and Long County resident Weyman Chapman has been given 11 years to pay off thousands of dollars he owes for the theft of county and privately owned heavy equipment that was discovered at his residence.
Cruelty to animals
Long County police and first responders were busy recently, as there were two wrecks of local residents resulting in the drivers having to be airlifted to Savannah for medical treatment.
Smoke in the Hinesville area Thursday morning was coming from controlled burns associated with land clearing just southeast of town, according to the Georgia Forestry Commission's Midway office.
Many of the police cars running around Hinesville with sirens blaring Thursday were part of an exercise.
The Hinesville Police Department are participating in an exercise in conjunction with the Fort Stewart / Hunter Army Airfield and other surrounding civilian agencies.
LUDOWICI - Red Cross Resource Development Coordinator Denese Register is looking for volunteers to be a part of the Heroes for the American Red Cross campaign in Long, Liberty Bryan, Evans and Tattnall counties.
There was a large vehicle fire on Highway 196 in Fleming this morning. Both westbound lanes were closed and one eastbound lane was devoted to diverted westbound traffic. Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies were directing traffic, and the Fleming fire department was on the scene. The Courier will provide more information about this incident as details emerge.
Sept. 26: Suicidal threats, mental subject - A woman called police to report her sister had threatened to kill herself. The woman said her sister was a diagnosed schizophrenic and had been off her medication for two days. The woman said when she went to check, her sister was angry, throwing things around and picked up a pair of scissors and threatened to do herself bodily harm. The woman took the scissors from her sister, gave her the prescribed medication and attempted to calm her down. She then took her sister to her house, called her sister's doctor and was ...
A Walthourville man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a stabbing that happened Friday in Long County.
Sept. 24: Simple battery - A police officer was dispatched to a home on Slayton Circle regarding a domestic dispute. The woman told the officer the dispute started the day before when her husband failed to respond when she called him to come home. She said she needed to attend to a personal matter, but he intentionally refused to come home. When he did come home, she left and didn't return until the next morning. She said she stayed with a friend to avoid a confrontation.
A Long County man was rushed to a Savannah hospital Friday night after he was stabbed during a reported altercation in the backyard of a home on Izzard Road.
Sept. 19: Burglary, forced entry - An HPD officer was dispatched to an apartment complex in Regency Plaza regarding a burglary. The officer met with the site supervisor of company renovating the apartments. He told the officer his men left 10 100-pound bags of recyclable copper and 21 air-conditioner regulators on the floor of a vacant apartment. He ensured the apartment doors were locked when they left at 5:30 p.m. When they returned at 7:30 a.m., the materials were gone. The officer found a broken bedroom window. The copper is valued at $2,000; the regulator is ...
Sept. 28: Simple battery - A woman slapped her husband when she allegedly found information in his belongings indicating he was talking to other women and cheating on her.
A Richmond Hill man was indicted earlier this month by a federal grand jury for allegedly burning a cross in a neighbor's yard because he believed the man to be an African-American, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.
GUYTON - A fight that began on Facebook escalated into one teenager stabbing another on Oct. 10.
Sept. 25: Arrest for another agency; Doing business without a license - While on patrol, an HPD officer noticed a blue Direct TV canopy set up near a service station on Gen. Screven Way.
SAVANNAH - Five people are in custody after a methamphetamine ring between Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties was brought down earlier this week.
Sept. 19: Possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, DUI - Two deputies pulled over a truck they noticed weaving over the road. The driver exited with his hands in the air, walked to the rear of his truck and placed his hands on the tailgate.
A home in the 700 block of Leroy Coffer Highway in the Fleming community was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon.
What originally was a report of a suicide attempt Saturday turned into a potentially deadly standoff that endangered dozens of area officers and residents of a normally quiet neighborhood.