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Apparent Humvee joy ride lands reservist in jail

Army reservist Sean Aaron Johnson, 23, was arrested at 10:25 a.m. Monday and charged with grand theft (of a motor vehicle valued greater than $100,000) by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in Florida. Johnson had allegedly stolen a Humvee from Fort Stewart and driven it across state lines. For more on the story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

January 29, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Sting nets 11 alleged narcotics suspects

A three-month, undercover investigation by the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force, the Hinesville Police K-9 Unit and the Chatham County Sheriff's Department led to the arrest of 11 suspected drug dealers in December.

January 29, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Controlled burn season on Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch is continuing its most recent controlled burn season, which began in November.

January 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long fire department moves to part-time

According to members of the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department, the toughest part of their jobs is getting equipment to a fire in a timely manner. After a house fire is reported, firefighters say they must head to the fire station, pick up the fire truck and equipment and drive to the fire, by which time, the structure is usually fully engulfed.

January 27, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


HPD offers citizen's academy

For those who as children claimed they wanted to be police officers when they grew up, it's not too late. The Hinesville Police Department will hold a citizen's academy to teach residents what police officers do.

January 27, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Area getting new marshal

Steve Smith, a 28-year veteran of the Savannah Police Department and a decorated Vietnam War veteran, has been appointed by President Barack Obama as the U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Georgia, following U.S. Senate confirmation in December.

January 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier found dead in barracks

A soldier's body was found Friday night in a barracks on Fort Stewart, according to public affairs spokesman Kevin Larson.

January 25, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


Minor injuries in Thursday wreck

Pieces of shattered glass illuminated the ground Thursday night as Hinesville police officers responded to a three-car crash involving a Bradwell Institute student.

January 25, 2010 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Public Safety


Car stolen from side of road, scrapped

An Allenhurst woman discovered her car was sold for scrap and crushed after it was stolen earlier this month.

January 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


America's Most Wanted features local case

A Long County woman missing for more than two years will be featured in a segment on "Americas Most Wanted" on Saturday.

January 22, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Bicyclist hit on 196 in fair condition

Tony Jamel Walker, who was struck by a sport utility vehicle last week while riding his bicycle across Highway 196, is listed in fair condition.

January 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


DA unhurt in blow-out crash

Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden crashed his 2006 Ford Crown Victoria into a fence off Highway 196 in Gum Branch while on his way to work Monday morning.

January 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Fire damanges Holmestown home

A fire Saturday night damaged a home in the Holmestown community.

January 13, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Child porn reportedly found in local raids

Authorities are not saying much about the roundup of suspects in a child pornography ring, except that warrants have been served in Liberty County.

January 12, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


No charges yet from fatal van wreck

The McIntosh District Attorney's Office confirmed Friday that no charges have yet been filed against Willie Hill, the truck driver involved in a crash that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy.

January 11, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


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Firefighters say brush fire under control

The Hinesville Fire Department and the Liberty County office of the Georgia Forestry Commission are at the scene of a brush fire behind the Hinesville Cemetery on South Main Street. The incident was reported around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

March 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Soldier killed in one-car crash

A Fort Stewart soldier, identified as Matthew Caron, 28, was killed Sunday in Savannah when his 2014 BMW overturned.

March 16, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Child is bitten by dog in his own yard

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March 16, 2015 | By Staff Report | Public Safety


Burglar chased off by service dog

Reports recently filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

March 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Ludowici Family Dollar allegedly hit by shoplifters

Family Dollar in Ludowici recently was targeted by alleged shoplifters.

March 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Police think they know whose remains were found

Hinesville Police think they know who the person is whose skeleton was found Sunday evening, but officers were awaiting forensic reports before making any announcement.

March 10, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Trailer stolen from business

Feb. 18

March 09, 2015 | By Staff Report | Public Safety


Two sought for reckless driving

Two Long County residents face charges for allegedly driving recklessly in Ludowici.

March 09, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Skeleton found in Hinesville

The skeleton of an as-yet unidentified woman was found about 6 p.m. Sunday by a woman out walking her dog.

March 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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