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Child dies, arrest possible soon

A seven-month-old prematurely born girl died two weeks ago as a result of injuries, the Hinesville Police Department reported. According to HPD Det. Doug Snider, autopsy reports concluded the infant's death was caused by head trauma probably from abuse.

October 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE helps bust prostitutes in Glynn Co.

The Glynn/Brunswick Narcotics Enforcement Team joined with the Brunswick Police Department Special Services Division, the Glynn County Police Department and the Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force from Hinesville to help rid the streets of prostitutes and their prospective customers during a 12-hour sting last Friday that netted 20 people on various misdemeanor and felony charges.

October 25, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


MACE seizes $60,000 worth of drugs

The Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened a total of 78 cases with 69 offenders for September. Drugs with a street value of $59,825 were confiscated as well as $6,969 in U. S. currency and one car valued at $1,000. Mace seized three weapons for the month.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Deer present extra risk to drivers in fall

MERIDEN, Conn. - Fall is the worst time of year for automobile collisions involving deer. From October through December each year, these accidents account for more than 150 human and nearly 1.5 million deer fatalities. Experts attribute the problem to the combination of deer mating and migration habits and shortened daylight hours.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween

Halloween is one of the most enjoyable holidays for adults and children alike. It's also a time for making sure children are safe - in their costumes, on the street, and while enjoying all the treats collected. The following tips will help ensure your trick-or-treaters play it safe while haunting neighborhoods and gathering goodies.

October 23, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Grant to city helps police, fire departments

Hinesville recently received a $5,000 safety and liability management grant from the Georgia Municipal Association.

October 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Arrests made for school break-ins

The Ludowici Police Department arrested three suspects Monday in three different school break-ins in Ludowici.

October 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Murder trial ends in hung jury

After more than seven hours of deliberation, the jury assigned to Eddie Goodwin's trial was unable to come to an agreement on four charges of malice murder, felony murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and aggravated assault.

October 18, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Car bumps police cruiser, pot, liquor found

Hinesville Patrolman Michael Troutman was driving a prisoner Saturday evening to the Liberty County Regional Jail, and had stopped for the traffic light at the intersection of Frank Cochran and West Oglethorpe Highway when he was struck from behind by Akeem Walthour, 20, of Riceboro - driving an older model Buick. Walthour had a passenger, Chuckie Youmans, 17, in the vehicle with him.

October 16, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Truck wreck kills man

James Smiley, 59 was killed in a single vehicle accident Saturday morning according to GSP Trooper Robert Barry.

October 14, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 28

Aug. 21, Burglary/forced entry, West Oglethorpe Hwy.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Traffic stop leads to kidnapping arrest

LUDOWICI - A traffic stop in Ludowici led to the arrest of a man charged in a kidnapping case in Texas.

October 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Trash fire puts on show

Shoppers at Wal-Mart got more than they bargained for Saturday afternoon as smoke filled the sky behind the store and flames shot nearly 100 feet in the air.

October 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Legion trying to help hurricane victims

INDIANAPOLIS - The American Legion sped up its process to assist Legionnaires and Sons of the American Legion members who have been victimized by Hurricanes Ike or Gustav. Financial grants are available through the organization's National Emergency Fund.

October 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Bond denied in hatchet attack case

Wallace James, the man allegedly responsible for a double homicide in Riceboro on Aug. 28, was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court.

October 11, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Fight at convenience store draws police

Recent reports filed with the the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

November 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two shot outside Long Co. nightspot

Authorities are investigating the shooting of two people at a Long County nightspot early Saturday.

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


Drug arrest at apartments draws crowd

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Soldier charged in wife's death

A Fort Stewart soldier has been arrested and charged in the shooting death of his wife in Hinesville earlier this month.

November 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Armed robbery at convenience store

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's office include:

November 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Force of crash folds pickup in half

The force of a wreck on E.B. Cooper Highway Thursday night seemed to fold a pickup in half. No one was injured, even though the crash also brought down a power pole and a couple other vehicles got entangled in the wires.

November 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Wreck at Airport and 196 tying up traffic

Update: A wreck at the corner of Airport Road and Highway 196 West in Hinesville tied up traffic for roughly two hours Wednesday. According to GSP Trooper Lyle Thurmond the wreck happened at 3 p.m. Three vehicles were involved and authorities had to re-route traffic around the area. Traffic headed westbound on 196 toward Gum Branch was closed for about two hours.

November 13, 2014 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Truck fire near Riceboro closes highway

A truck hauling bales of cardboard caught fire and closed a highway in Liberty County Tuesday night.

November 12, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Domestic dispute turns violent

Recent reports to Hinesville Police include:

November 12, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Dogs attack another, draw leash-law violation

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Man shot in Walthourville

A man was shot at Walthourville mobile home park late Monday afternoon.

November 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Alleged child predators arrested

ATLANTA - Six people, including three from Liberty County were arrested in an inter-agency law enforcement operation focusing on child exploitation in the area, according to J. Britt Johnson, special agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office.

November 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Suspected prostitutes asked to leave motel

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 05, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Surveillance reveals falsified hit-and-run

A Jesup woman apparently dreaming of a large payday reportedly filed a police report claiming she had been struck by a vehicle in Hinesville. However, she soon found herself under investigation and later was arrested for filing a false report.

November 04, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Teacher believes student's parents harassing her

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

November 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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