Jan. 9 Matter of record - Deputies responded to a complaint filed by a man living on John Wells Road. The man reported that his daughter's mother asked if the girl could go with her aunt to visit their grandmother who was in the hospital. The man said he allowed the girl's aunt to pick her up and later received a text from the child's mother saying he would not get the girl back. The man reported the child's mother claimed to have filed for custody in the county where she resides. LCSO deputies asked the man ...
Two Pembroke brothers were each sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for their roles in two separate kidnappings involving Bryan County residents.
Jan. 1 Disorderly conduct - A man said he followed his ex-girlfriend and kids because he was trying to talk her into letting him have the children for the day. The woman drove to her friend's house, who reportedly ran out of his house yelling expletives when he saw the kid's dad pull up behind the woman's car and step outside the vehicle. The friend said he was defending the mother and her kids, who feared the man who followed them was about to start trouble.
A fire early Friday in Hinesville sent one man to a hospital, but left the family relived that his injuries were minor, that a teenager escaped injury, and determined to add "miracle" to the family pet's name.
A youth was injured in a two-car accident Friday night at the intersection of Veterans and E.G. Miles parkways.
An early morning fire Friday destroyed a Hinesville home in the 500 block of Elm Street.
ATLANTA - Forecasters say large parts of north Georgia could be coated with ice from an approaching winter storm.
Jan. 10 Armed Robbery - An employee of a variety store on West Oglethorpe Highway reported she responded to a potential customer tapping on the store window. The man told her he had a space heater he wanted to sell. When she opened the door to ask him to show her the heater, he forced his way inside and raised a knife over his head.
ATLANTA - Forecasters warn that an arctic air mass combined with moisture approaching Georgia could set the stage for freezing rain and sleet for much of the state.
Timothy Martin Joiner pleaded guilty in Liberty County Superior Court Tuesday morning to numerous counts stemming from crimes to help fund the FEAR domestic terrorist militia that was uncovered among Fort Stewart soldiers last year.
A chemical spill Monday prompted closure of Highway 84 and the evacuation of several businesses in Ludowici.
Dec. 27 DUI - A Midway man was arrested for DUI around 3 a.m. at Highway 38 and Spencer Gaulden Road after being stopped for driving 69 mph in a 45 mph zone.
A chemical spill was detected at the intersection of Highways 84 and 301 in Ludowici at around 11 a.m. Monday. According to Ludowici-Long County Fire Department Chief Richard Truman, the origin of the spill, which stretched 200 feet down Highway 84, is unknown. First responders identified the substance as "black liquor," a chemical typically used at paper mills. It is a respiratory hazard, but is not as flammable as first responders initially thought.
Hinesville Police Department on Thursday arrested the third suspect in an attempted robbery that reportedly began Tuesday at Liberty Inn & Suites and affected Wells Fargo Bank on Gen. Screven Way.
RINCON - Authorities in Effingham County say a teen that died in a car accident drowned after being ejected from the vehicle.
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.