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Unpaid drug debt allegedly led to kidnapping

Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Chief Michael Berkow said Monday a kidnapping last week that ended with a rescue and arrest in Hinesville was sparked by an apparent unpaid drug debt.

November 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Slain baby's father arrested

Police in Alabama arrested Travis Williams, 28, for his reported involvement in the death of his 7-month-old dauther, Syikiria Williams, in Hinesville.

November 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Abusers may be grouped

On March 1, 2004, Dominique Jovone Dowling was charged with one count of aggravated child molestation, one count of child molestation, one count of aggravated sodomy and three counts of child molestation for allegedly performing acts on a female under the age of 16 who lives in Hinesville. He spent time in Liberty County jail waiting for his bond hearing and underwent a mental evaluation, after which he was described as mildly mentally retarded, but competent enough to understand the difference between right and wrong and to stand trial.

November 06, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety

Savannah kidnapping ends with arrest here

According to Hinesville Police Chief of Detectives Thomas Cribbs a suspect was arrested in Hinesville concerning a kidnapping case that began is Savannah, Thursday.

November 04, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Who polices us?

Two vacancies stand between the Hinesville Police Department and full strength.

November 04, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety

Soldier gets 70 months for faking wife's death

SAVANNAH - A former Fort Stewart soldier has been sentenced to almost six years in prison for defrauding the Army out of a $100,000 insurance benefit by claiming that his wife had died.

November 01, 2008 | Associated Press | Public Safety

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

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Persistent shoplifter won't leave store alone

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:

November 25, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

First couple throw weight behind safe driving project

ATLANTA - The Thanksgiving travel period has always been one of the busiest times on Georgia roads and because of that, the Governor's Office of ...

November 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Boles sentenced to 30 years

Candice Nicole Boles was sentenced to 30 years to serve for her part in the death of her 3-year old daughter Andraia Boles in February ...

November 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety

Fallen deputy was epitome of service

When Liberty County Deputy William Solomon told Sheriff Steve Sikes in 2013 that he had the chance to make a good career move, taking a ...

November 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Former Liberty County deputy dies from injuries in March accident

Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon has died of injuries he sustained after being struck by a tractor-trailer in March while directing traffic by the ...

November 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety

Arson board offers holiday fire-safety tips

Keep the appropriate fire safety tips handy while preparing for the holiday season this year. Agent Tico Brown of Country Financial and the Georgia Arson ...

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Loaded gun found on side of road in Ludowici

A trash-pickup effort held in Ludowici picked up more than just trash on Nov. 7. A loaded pistol also was found.

November 14, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety

Sheriff's academy teaches 10 about LCSO

Ten Liberty County residents learned about the Liberty County Sheriff's Office during the 10-week Citizens Academy. They graduated from the class Nov. 4.

November 13, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety

Woman charged with beating up son

The Ludowici Police Department recently made two arrests, and Chief Robert Poppell answered questions regarding prison work details.

November 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety

Could Kate be last gasp of hurricane season

Tropical Storm Kate will bring strong winds and rough seas in the area from the Southeast Coast to Bermuda into Wednesday.

November 10, 2015 | By Kristine Pydynowski Senior meteorologist with | Public Safety

Police recognize alleged counterfeiter on video

Reports recently filed by the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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