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Arrest made in series of thefts from area vehicles

RICHMOND HILL - Police arrested a Savannah man Thursday and are looking for more suspects in a series of vehicle entries in Liberty, Bryan and Effingham counties.

October 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Public Safety

Neighbor reportedly steals electric power

Recent crime reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Grand jury hands out indictments

The following were filed Sept. 15:

October 05, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Update: Jones not guilty in murder case

Terrence G. Jones was found not guilty on all 23 counts in a murder case stemming from a 2010 armed robbery that ended in a fatal shooting in a Hinesville apartment.

October 03, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety

Update: Police foil bank robbery, name suspect

Police arrested a suspected bank robber Friday after a witness reported that one of the Ameris Bank branches in Hinesville was possibly being robbed.

October 02, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Caitlin Kenney Staff Writers | Public Safety

Afraid, not scorned

The woman described by Liberty County Public Defender Joshua Brockington as a scorned ex-girlfriend, took the stand offering a compelling account of what transpired the day Orlejandro Mark Smalls was killed during a poker game held at a friend's house in the 600 block of South Main Street.

September 30, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Lake George vehicle break-ins investigated

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating 40 vehicle break-ins that occurred in the Lake George community, Sheriff Steve Sikes said.

September 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Trial in 2010 Hinesville slaying begins

The trial of Terrence G. Jones started Tuesday morning inside courtroom C of the Liberty County Justice Center. Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart had the 12 jurors and two alternates sworn in, and opening arguments immediately followed.

September 29, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Murder trial stemming from cold case starts Tuesday morning

Two men and 12 women were selected to the jury and alternate panel for a murder trial set to start Tuesday morning in Liberty County Superior Court.

September 28, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Midway councilman claims speeding ticket is retaliation

Midway City Councilman Dr. Stanley Brown Sr. said during a hearing Thursday that his recent speeding citation is retaliation for speaking up about what he says are problems with the city's Police Department.

September 26, 2015 | Tiffany King | Public Safety

Ludowici residents to get free emergency air-transport service

The Ludowici City Council recently voted to provide free emergency air-transport service to its residents.

September 26, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

UPDATED: Highway 144 down to one lane because of broken down vehicle

UPDATE: As of 5:36 pm, traffic is back to normal, according to the Fort Stewart public affairs office.

September 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

HPD blotters

Sept. 12

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Sued hotel has new owner, management

A Flemington hotel that was recently sued in connection with the October death of a rapper is under new ownership and management.

September 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Hinesville man dies in SC wreck

A Hinesville man died in a single-vehicle wreck shortly before noon Monday in South Carolina, authorities said.

September 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

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Articles by Section - Public Safety

Persistent shoplifter won't leave store alone

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

First couple throw weight behind safe driving project

ATLANTA - The Thanksgiving travel period has always been one of the busiest times on Georgia roads and because of that, the Governor's Office of ...

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Boles sentenced to 30 years

Candice Nicole Boles was sentenced to 30 years to serve for her part in the death of her 3-year old daughter Andraia Boles in February ...

November 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Fallen deputy was epitome of service

When Liberty County Deputy William Solomon told Sheriff Steve Sikes in 2013 that he had the chance to make a good career move, taking a ...

November 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Former Liberty County deputy dies from injuries in March accident

Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon has died of injuries he sustained after being struck by a tractor-trailer in March while directing traffic by the ...

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Arson board offers holiday fire-safety tips

Keep the appropriate fire safety tips handy while preparing for the holiday season this year. Agent Tico Brown of Country Financial and the Georgia Arson ...

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Loaded gun found on side of road in Ludowici

A trash-pickup effort held in Ludowici picked up more than just trash on Nov. 7. A loaded pistol also was found.

November 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

Sheriff's academy teaches 10 about LCSO

Ten Liberty County residents learned about the Liberty County Sheriff's Office during the 10-week Citizens Academy. They graduated from the class Nov. 4.

November 13, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Woman charged with beating up son

The Ludowici Police Department recently made two arrests, and Chief Robert Poppell answered questions regarding prison work details.

November 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Could Kate be last gasp of hurricane season

Tropical Storm Kate will bring strong winds and rough seas in the area from the Southeast Coast to Bermuda into Wednesday.

November 10, 2015 | By Kristine Pydynowski Senior meteorologist with | Public Safety

Police recognize alleged counterfeiter on video

Reports recently filed by the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Midway man charged with murder

The suspect in a shooting in which the victim later died now faces a charge of malice murder, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office ...

November 05, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

GBI: Man shot in Long County home by resident who didn't know he was there

A resident who lives in the Long County home where a man's body was found early Wednesday shot him, not previously aware that the ...

November 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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