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Brett Drive homes burglarized

Crimes reported to the Hinesville Police Department recently included:

September 09, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Pooler McDonald's evacuated

POOLER - Ten people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after firefighters found two customers unconscious inside a bathroom and others struggling to breathe at a McDonald's restaurant, authorities said.

September 08, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Court allows life sentences for juveniles

ATLANTA - A federal appeals court on Wednesday held that juveniles convicted of murder can be sentenced to life in prison without parole, seeking to settle a lingering debate over how the courts punish minors who commit serious offenses.

September 08, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 31: Two residential burglaries were reported at neighboring houses on Mattie Street. The complainants, who are relatives, told police that two televisions and two window air-conditioning units were stolen. The items were valued at $1,250.

September 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


St. Catherines blazes not a threat

Since a powerful thunderstorm sent lightning bolts down to St. Catherines Island about two weeks ago, the island's fire department has battled 10 remote blazes.

September 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Bond set in soldier stabbing case

Bond was set last week in a stabbing that involved two Fort Stewart soldiers last month in Long County. Pfc. Leonard Coleman had a bond of $28,500 cash or $57,000 for property set Aug. 22. He is charged with stabbing Spc. Charles Olmstead on Aug. 21.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Alleged car thief captured in Florida

The hunt for a man who reportedly was linked to several stolen cars in the area came to an end this week in Florida, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Lt. Tom Sollosi.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Barrier keeps car from hitting justice center

A Liberty County bailiff who reportedly was struggling with emotional issues attempted to drive his car into the Liberty County Justice Center around 10 a.m. Friday morning.

September 06, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Public Safety


Lightning strike sends soldiers to hospital

Twenty-two 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team soldiers and one Army civilian training on Fort Stewart's Donovan Field experienced a lightning strike at about 4:35 p.m. Sunday.

September 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Firefighters still battling Terrell Mill Pond fire

The Georgia Forestry Commission and Hinesville Fire Department firefighters continuously are working to contain the Terrell Mill Pond fire that reignited this weekend. The fire started from a lightning strike June 28. Most of the area was in the smoldering stage before recent winds and dead debris intensified the fire Aug. 27.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Red Cross expects hurricane response to continue for weeks

SAVANNAH - With communities from North Carolina to New England suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages from Hurricane Irene, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food and other assistance.

September 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Pembroke family rescued from river

SOCIAL CIRCLE - With thousands expected on Georgia reservoirs and rivers this holiday weekend, a new Department of Natural Resources video stresses water safety through the story of a south Georgia fishing trip that almost turned tragic.

September 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


$7,000 lost in home burlgary

Aug. 23: A convenience store on South Main Street reported a burglary in which $1,625 was stolen. Store personnel told police they suspected a former employee.

August 31, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Terrell Mill Pond blaze reignites

We didn't kill the fire. It was always burning since the world's been turning - or at least since June 28, when a lightning strike set much of the 900-acre peat lands ablaze, according to Liberty County and Midway Georgia Forestry Commission Chief Ranger David Duke.

August 31, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Public Safety


Bomb scare closes Wendys for hours

A suspicious package left Sunday afternoon in Wendy's parking lot tied up police and traffic in Hinesville for a few hours.

August 31, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Nine arrested in alleged drug ring

An alleged drug ring at Woodwind North Apartments has been broken up and nine people arrested Thursday, according to a Hinesville Police news release.

February 17, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man wanted for Washington murder arrested in Hinesville

A man reportedly wanted for a murder in Tacoma, Washington was arrested Wednesday by Liberty County Sheriff's Department deputies after he was found at ...

February 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Women uses mother's name during traffic stop

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

February 13, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Vandals hit Falcon’s fan’s customized car

An Atlanta Falcons fan was let down twice last Sunday.

February 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD looking for 'person of interest'

The Hinesville Police Department has issued a lookout alert for a "person of interest" in connection with recent entering auto and criminal damage to property ...

February 08, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Family loses home to fire

An Army family of four who lost everything in a Friday night mobile home fire in Walthourville have moved to another home, it was announced ...

February 05, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Fire destroys mobile home

Fire destroyed a mobile home at McDonald Estates Mobile Home Park on Wilder Road in Walthourville on Friday evening. Four people are displaced, two adults ...

February 03, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Customer punches clerk over peanuts

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

February 02, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


County to upgrade intersection of Bill Carter Road, 84

Drivers near or on Bill Carter Road should expect lane closures and some traffic delays beginning Thursday as part of a Liberty County road improvement ...

January 30, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Convicted killer to be sentencing in a month

The man who shot and killed aspiring Macon area rap artist Markese "Pain City" Mahone was found guilty of murder and criminal attempt to commit ...

January 30, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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