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Citizens Academy grads help police spot, prevent crime

Nine local residents will become the Hinesville Police Department's eyes on the street once they graduate from the department's Citizens Academy next week.

October 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Fire destroys condos in Hinesville

No one was injured but several families were displaced after a structure fire broke out Thursday morning at a Hinesville condominium complex. Units from the Hinesville and Fort Stewart fire departments battled the blaze in the middle section of a two-story structure at Magnolia Place Condos.

October 07, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Anonymous caller thwarts robbery

An accused armed robber was taken by surprise twice Wednesday night when he tried to make off with a bag of cash from a Hinesville business.

October 07, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 17: Officers arrested a Hinesville man for driving under the influence after a witness called in to report an erratic driver near Bacon Drive and Mahoney Road. The driver failed field sobriety tests but would not submit to a breathalyzer test.

October 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


City amps up mosquito control

The city of Hinesville currently is developing a new mosquito control program that will include improved methods of trapping and tracking mosquitoes.

October 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Phone scammer working area

A South Bryan resident is offering a warning to others after he received a call from someone who tried to scam him out of his credit card number.

October 04, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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October 04, 2011 | Staff Report | Public Safety


LCSO nets $5 million drug bust

Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a routine traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 95 and ended up uncovering 17.9 pounds of crystal meth with an estimated street value of $5 million.

October 03, 2011 | by Patty Leon | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 21: A grocery store on Highway 196 reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill from a customer. A store associate told police the customer left after attempting to get change from the bill.

October 01, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


$5M worth of meth seized on I-95

Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted a routine traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 95 and ended up uncovering 17.9 pounds of crystal meth with estimated street value of $5 million.

September 30, 2011 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Ex-firefighter pleads guilty to arson

A former city of Walthourville firefighter pleaded guilty to third-degree arson to land Monday in Liberty County Superior Court. According to public records, Julian Adkins waived a formal indictment by the grand jury and entered his guilty plea in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Charles Rose.

September 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Challenge showcases area firefighters

Two firefighters from the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department competed in the third annual Southeast Georgia Firefighter Combat Challenge last week.

September 29, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Execution sparks eyewitness debate

SAVANNAH - Before he was executed in Georgia last week, Troy Davis brought worldwide attention to his case by challenging the trustworthiness of bystanders who said they saw him shoot a police officer. Davis lost the battle to spare his life, but experts say his case adds fuel to an already-simmering debate over how much weight courts should give to eyewitness testimony.

September 27, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 15: A resident of Taylor Road reported his military gear missing after he and his sister moved out of their former residence. The man told police he wasn't sure if the gear, worth $1,600, was moved by his sister, who now lives in Florida in an unknown location.

September 27, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Campaign to find missing children

The 2011 Chevrolet Fireball Run's Race to Recover America's Missing Children will visit Coastal Chevrolet in Savannah from noon-2:30 p.m. Monday.

September 26, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Long County ranger wins DNR Law Enforcement Torch Award

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division announced earlier this week that Ranger 1st Class Patrick Gibbs, who is assigned to ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Hinesville police issue BOLO for fatal shooting suspect

The Hinesville Police Department issued a "be on the lookout" alert for the man suspected of fatally shooting the spouse of a Fort Stewart soldier ...

July 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Restaurant Sanitation Scores, July 13

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in June by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

July 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Restaurant sanitation scores for June

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in June by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

July 12, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


14 South Georgia residents indicted on federal drug trafficking charges

STATESBORO - A federal indictment has been returned charging a Glennville man and a Fleming man, along with 12 other South Georgia residents, with conspiring to ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Large amount of drugs found in Hinesville home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit has seized a large amount of narcotics.

July 11, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man shot and killed at Liberty County mobile home

Law-enforcement officials are investigating the shooting death of Dennis Pavao, 43.

July 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Arrest made for R&J Produce fire

A man has been arrested in connection with a June 20 fire that destroyed R&J Produce store on E. G. Miles Parkway, according to ...

July 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Suspects in Walthourville shooting, Hinesville standoff charged

A Walthourville man narrowly escaped injury Thursday after someone shot through his front door, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

July 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man, 28, charged with murder of Jesup man, 70

A 28-year-old man has been arrested and charged with killing a 70-year-old Jesup man, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

July 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Last roll call for HPD officer

The June 28 midnight patrol was the last for Hinesville police Lt. Thomas Ovitt, midnight shift watch commander.

July 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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