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Hinesville PD blotter for Oct. 7

Sept. 10: Burglary-forced entry, residence - A Sequoia Lane man said he left for work at 8:30 a.m. and came home at 8:26 p.m. and noticed his side door was open.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Karen may wet area

It appears Tropical Storm Karen will have little effect on Liberty and Long counties.

October 05, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Armed robber hits sandwich shop

Police are searching for a man, who robbed a sandwich shop at gunpoint Friday night.

October 05, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Dirt bike crash kills soldier

A Fort Stewart soldier who died Saturday while riding his dirt bike has been identified. Spc. Michael Lee Myers, 33, of Greenville, Tenn., served as a wheeled-vehicle mechanic with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion.

October 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Three burglary suspets caught

Three Long County men were arrested earlier this week for their alleged involvement in multiple recent burglaries.

October 04, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Officers take domestic-violence training

Law-enforcement personnel from Long and Liberty counties recently attended the annual Cops and Coffee on Fort Stewart.

October 03, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Oct. 2

Sept. 18: Identity theft fraud - A Hinesville woman contacted deputies and said she'd received a call from Target regarding the credit card she'd recently applied for in Pennsylvania. The woman said she'd never applied for a credit card at Target. The Target representative reportedly told the woman that the person who applied for the card had all of her personal information. The woman said she contacted the Federal Trade Commission and was told to file a report with local authorities. The complainant was given a case number.

October 02, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Target grant funds Project Lifesaver

Representatives from the Target Distribution Center in Midway were in Hinesville on Friday afternoon to present the Liberty County Sheriff's Office a $1,000 check to help fund Project Lifesaver.

October 01, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Sept. 30

Sept. 9: Simple battery - An officer went to a Franklin Street home in reference to an anonymous domestic dispute complaint. A male resident said he and his wife had been arguing about their pending divorce and his departure for Iowa, when his wife slapped him in the face. The man said he did not hit is wife, and it was not the first time she had hit him. The wife confirmed her husband's description of the incident and said she's upset about her family being split up. Due to the minor nature of the incident and lack of ...

September 30, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 27

Sept. 16: Driving while license suspended, third offense, no insurance - A deputy on patrol ran the plates on a Hyundai he was traveling behind and found the vehicle's registration was suspended and the driver had no valid insurance. The deputy stopped the vehicle and asked the driver for his license, but the driver told him it was suspended. He also said he'd canceled his insurance. The driver was arrested, taken to jail and given citations and a court date. The Hyundai was towed.

September 27, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Former Pembroke priest found guilty on child sex charges

A Catholic priest, who once worked in Pembroke, was found guilty last week of criminal child sex abuse in U.S. Federal Court in Cincinnati, Ohio.

September 25, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotters for Sept. 25

Sept. 6: Theft by taking - An officer was called to a West Oglethorpe Highway restaurant, where a waitress claimed some customers left without paying their full bill. Another employee at the restaurant said she was familiar with the suspects who were involved in the incident. She said the suspects work at a local gentleman's club, but she did not know their names. The waitress was able to provide a license-plate number to the officer. The vehicle was registered to a man in Manchester, Ga. The officer said he would attempt to make contact with one of the suspects.

September 25, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Wreck victim identified

One man was killed and several injured in a multi-vehicle accident Saturday night in Hinesville.

September 25, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Crash on Screven kills one

One man is dead following a fiery accident late Saturday night in Hinesville.

September 23, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Walthourville officer arrested

A Walthourville police officer has been arrested and charged with sexual assault.

September 23, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Articles by Section - Public Safety


Stabbing suspect pleads guilty

Former Liberty County High School student and football player Travon Walthour last week accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, followed by two years of probation, for the January 2012 stabbing death of Terry Floyd Jr.

April 09, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Severe storm warning issued for area

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Liberty and Long counties, on top of our existing tornado watch.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff, BoE train for school safety

Ensuring the safety of public-school students requires a collaborative effort by school personnel and law enforcement, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, whose office recently completed active-shooter training. The training, with the assistance of Global Tactical Training Group and the Midway Police Department, included all certified deputies and consisted of building entries, room entries and rappelling techniques.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for April 7

March 9: • Theft by taking: A Gause Street woman told police someone took two truck tires from her yard. The woman said she noticed the tires were missing when she returned home from a funeral. She told police a neighbor said he had spotted the tires in the back of a man's pickup when riding his bike through the neighborhood.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Drug bust nets $135,000 in cash

The Long County Sheriff's Office, in a joint effort with other law enforcement agencies, recently made two drug busts, obtaining cash and drugs with a street value of more than $150,000.

April 07, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty Prom Promise has serious message

Convicted felon Adam Cochrane told Liberty County High School students Thursday during a prom-promise that the choices one makes are like ripples on a pond - they leave behind consequences that affect others. Cochrane, a Bradwell Institute graduate, said his choosing to drink and drive one night in 2004 cost three people their lives.

April 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Disgruntled soldiers get life sentences for murders

Two members of the Forever Enduring Always Ready (FEAR) militia pleaded guilty Thursday at the Long County Courthouse to the December 2011 murders of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Truck driver charged after wreck

Michael Bullard, the Blackshear truck driver involved in a vehicle accident that sent four people to the hospital last week, has been arrested and charged with four traffic violations.

April 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Peden, Salmon admit guilt in murders

Christopher Salmon and Anthony Peden, accused members of the F.E.A.R. militia, appeared in Long County court this morning and pleaded guilty in negotiated deals worked out with the state, according to prosecutor Isabel Pauley. They had been facing charges in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Prom Promise warns students of risks

Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.

April 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Alleged Sand Hill thief found in Florida

Susan M. Lash, 31, was arrested March 21 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


FEAR militia suspects due in court Thusrday

Murder suspects Anthony Peden and Christopher Salmon will be in court Thursday in Long County. The two are scheduled to go before Judge Robert Russell III at 9 a.m. regarding their involvement in the December 2011 deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.

April 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 31

March 4: Criminal trespass - Someone used a brick to break open the back window of an office at the historic Dorchester Academy in Midway. The museum director said nothing appeared to be missing except for her office calculator, which was found outside the window.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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