"They're happening everywhere. Liberty County's been having them. The city (Ludowici) has been having their share, and we've had a bunch," said Long County Sheriff's Department, Chief Investigator Ty Smith of a recent string of burglaries in the area. "They come up to the house, kick in the door and they're in and out quick."
• Oct. 23: Found property, 1144 S. Main St.
Clarence Peter Thompson of Ludowici was arrested and charged with stealing a sport utility vehicle Saturday.
A money order scam didn't fool one Liberty County resident, and Linda Doolittle thinks her experience in banking gave her an advantage over the criminals.
Two Long County churches, Trinity Baptist Church and the First Samoan Church of Christ, were broken into on Nov. 5 or 6, according to Long County Sheriff's Department Investigator Nicky Anderson.
Kymberly Carr, 36, was killed Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident in Hinesville. She has two children.
A woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident in Hinesville.
Oct. 22, Burglary, no forced entry, 190 Sequoia Circle
A woman accused of killing her 2-year-old cousin in her Riceboro home was re-arraigned Monday in jail court.
Five armed robberies, some occurring within minutes of each other, took place over a period of less than two hours at various locations around Hinesville on Nov. 3.
The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force is involved in community events and education. The officials welcome requests from the community to participate in school events and church, youth and civic group functions.
• Oct. 22 Simple battery 466 West Gen. Screven Way
• Arrest date: Sept. 4
According to an incident report filed by Lt. Wade Long of the Walthourville Police Department, a 3-year-old who shot herself in the foot took a .40 caliber Glock handgun off of a dresser in the master bedroom while her stepfather, Zachery Dale Yeager, was asleep in the room.
On Oct. 24, the Walthourville Fire and Rescue Department demonstrated on how to extract a victim from a vehicle accident.
JESUP - Two children in the care of their disabled grandmother drowned Wednesday afternoon in Wayne County, authorities said.
Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:
The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency held a review and update meeting yesterday for the county's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan is updated every five years, with city and county officials developing an action plan for emergencies. Attendees were asked to review projects listed in the plan for their jurisdiction from 2010, then revise projects, add new ones or eliminate unnecessary projects. They were encouraged to have action-oriented projects that are impactful on their communities and can obtain possible grant funding. These projects can include improving building codes, updating flood warning systems, draining lakes behind weakened dams or ...