June 17: Pedestrian under the influence - A deputy was dispatched to West Oglethorpe Highway due to a pedestrian lying on the side of the road. Once contact was made with the pedestrian, it was obvious that he was under the influence. The pedestrian told the deputy that he was walking from Hinesville to his residence in Ludowici, but then he got tired and laid down to rest. He smelled of alcohol and did admit to drinking. He also had an empty vodka bottle on him. The pedestrian agreed to a breath sample, which came out positive, and he was arrested.
Liberty County Mosquito Control is continuing its efforts to protect the public against disease-carrying mosquitoes, but is asking residents to take precautions to keep themselves and their families safe.
The National Hurricane Center has started watching a tropical storm in the Atlantic that could threaten the Southeast United States next week.
June 10: Disorderly conduct - An officer was dispatched to the Country Inn and Suites after a customer dropped his keys down an elevator shaft. The customer called the fire department, but dispatchers said it would be another 45 minutes before they could respond. A hotel staff member said that she heard a customer say that he was not going to wait 45 minutes. The same customer walked down a hallway, and then the fire alarm went off. The employee identified the man to the officer, and the offender explained that he couldn't wait that long because he had children ...
Police are searching for two men who robbed a Hinesville convenience store late Tuesday night.
The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred just after 9 p.m. Sunday at a Strickland Street home.
June 16: DUI, possession of open alcohol container - A deputy stopped a vehicle after he noticed the car had a broken tail light.
Accused anti-government militia leader Isaac Aguigui pleaded guilty Friday morning in Long County Superior Court to hatching a plot that resulted in the December 2011 shooting deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.
Hinesville firefighters assigned to Station 1 got hands-on training this week learning how to help air ambulances land safely. An emergency-helicopter crew from Air Evac Lifeteam's Jesup base offered firefighters pre-hospital landing-zone classes this week.
June 9: Public drunkness - An officer was dispatched to a Hinesville woman's residence after she complained about an unknown male knocking and kicking on her back door.
A Bulloch County sheriff's deputy hydroplaned Saturday as he responded to a call and ended up in a ditch full of rainwater.
Liberty County Chief Deputy Jon Long recently attended and received training and information emphasizing highway safety and leadership.
The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency in March teamed up with Everbridge System, an interactive communication and mass-notification solutions provider, to notify the community of emergency and non-emergency alerts.
The city of Hinesville, along with Target and other community partners, again are joining forces for a communitywide crime-prevention event.
The Richmond Hill 17-year-old who was declared missing last week has been found, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.
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.