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Area man charged with child molestation

DARIEN - A band instructor and youth minister is facing child-molestation charges in Glynn County.

March 28, 2014 | By Don Logana WTOC news | Public Safety


Bomb hoax spurs eatery evacuation

McDonald's on E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville was evacuated early Thursday afternoon when several restaurant patrons spotted a suspicious device in the restroom and reported it to the manager.

March 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville woman shot by 2-year-old

A Hinesville woman was shot and wounded by her 2-year-old son early Wednesday morning. According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Scott Mercer, he and several officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting in the 100 block of Deann Drive. When Mercer arrived, he found the woman sitting in the front doorway, crying for help. Once the residence was cleared, Mercer administered first aid to the woman until emergency medical personnel arrived. Meanwhile, HPD Officer Ivan Saez found the woman's daughter and son inside the home.

March 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Mail, phone scams plague area

The Long County Sheriff's Office wants to get the word out that job seekers who are looking to work from home are falling prey to an ongoing mail-fraud scam.

March 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 26

March 1: Child molestation - A Flemington woman filed a complaint with the Liberty County Sherriff's Office that her ex-husband had molested their 8-year-old son. The 50-year-old Richmond Hill man reportedly picked up their son Feb. 28 to take him to the Jacksonville Zoo. The boy told his mother his dad stopped first to get a bottle of vodka. Before going to the zoo on Saturday, they stayed at a motel in Jacksonville that only had one bed. He said his father was drinking that night and that he touched him under his clothes in the front and back of ...

March 26, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Truck wreck results in beer spill

Two tractor-trailers collided about 7 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 95, near mile marker 47, in McIntosh County, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Lyle Thurmond.

March 25, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Court-martial update: Witnesses start

The court martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui began today at Fort Stewart with Judge (Col.) Andrew J. Glass presiding.

March 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Nearby bust nets $42K in drugs

Three illegal immigrants are in custody after a three-county operation helped seize $42,000 worth of cocaine in Effingham and Bryan counties.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 24

March 8: Obstruction, arrest for other agency - A Midway man told police he was giving his friend, a Screven woman, a ride home because she was drunk, but brought her to the police station instead because she had urinated on herself and he wanted her to clean it up. The woman's pre-teenage son also was in the car.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Injured soldier identified

Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Stewart is in serious but stable condition following Tuesday's accident involving a tractor-trailer in Hinesville.

March 21, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 21

Feb. 24: Suspicious fire - A woman spent most of the day working from her home office at her Wells Road residence and decided to step out to run a few errands. She said when she returned, the fire department was on scene, extinguishing a small fire.

March 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Court-martial for alleged murder starts Monday

The court martial of Pvt. Isaac Aguigui will begin on Monday on Fort Stewart and is scheduled to last four days, according to a news lrease from Fort Stewart.

March 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


One controlled burn on post today

Fort Stewart Forest Branch is planning one burn today, but it will be a big one, according to a news release from post:

March 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Total St. Patrick's arrest tally: 64

Five arrests on Monday, the final day of the four-day 2014 St. Patrick's Day Festival, "pushed the number made by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police to 64," a police spokesman says.

March 20, 2014 | Connect Savannah | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for March 19

Feb. 20: Carrying a weapon on school property - A 20-year special needs student was spotted by school officials at Bradwell Institute carrying a brown paper bag that appeared to be alcohol. He was stopped by officers and asked if the bag contained alcohol. He said it did not. He then lifted his shirt and said, "But I am carrying one of these." It was a large folding knife. He said he carried it when he walked to school because he didn't feel safe. He turned over the knife and was arrested for carrying a weapon on school property.

March 19, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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'Mint' doesn't deliver purchased coins

Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office included:

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp

A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.

October 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Tombstone damaged in Taylors Creek Cemetery

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville POlice Department include:

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Three in critical condition after wreck

Three people were injured Tuesday night in a single-car crash in Long County.

October 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Some couples should've never got together

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Tips lead to Ludowici arrests

Police Chief Robert Poppell said officers made an arrest after hearing about an Oct. 4 robbery on South Macon Street.

October 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Bond set for burglary suspect

A man arrested inside a dry cleaners early Monday has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary, according to Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

October 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent murder-suicide in Ellabell

The Oct. 1 deaths of an elderly Ellabell couple apparently were the result of a murder-suicide, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident report.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspects charged, denied bond

Two of the three suspects in last week's shooting death of a Macon man made first appearances in magistrate's court Monday morning in the courtroom located in the Liberty County jail.

October 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Cows damage crops

Recent reports to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

October 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three arrested in Days Inn shooting

Authorities arrested three suspects in the shooting death of Markese Mahone, a Macon-area rapper who was killed early Friday morning at a Days Inn just outside Hinesville city limits.

October 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified

The man killed in an early Friday shooting at a Flemington hotel has been identified as Markese Mahone, 25, of Macon, according to the incident report filed by Liberty County Deputy Dustin Rushing.

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


LCSO deputies involved in high-speed chase

Shortly after midnight Sept. 21, a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped black Ford F-150 driven by a man the deputy suspected was intoxicated. Before back up could arrive, the driver of the truck fled, driving east-bound on Highway 84 at speeds of over 100 mph.

October 02, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities say Bryan Co. victim was shot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that an autopsy conducted Monday at its Coastal Crime Laboratory Medical Examiner's Office in Savannah revealed that James Michael Bragg died of a gunshot wound during an alter-cation around 12 a.m. Saturday morning on Lincoln Circle in Kilkenny.

October 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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