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Kidnapping suspect turns herself in

Long County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Robert Berry said that kidnapping suspect Heather Gohn, 27, turned herself in to the sheriff's office Saturday.

October 19, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Detectives reach out to community regarding church burglary

A brazen thief did the unthinkable, stealing a small safe box from a local church. The theft occurred just before midnight on Sept. 19 at the Baconton Baptist Church in Allenhurst.

October 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department reports

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October 17, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Truck damages home as driver flees from police

A pickup truck, which later was reported stolen, damaged a Hinesville home in a late-night accident Wednesday.

October 17, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici man arrested for firing weapon after fight

Ludowici resident Eric Stephens was arrested after he and another man were involved in an altercation last Sunday that escalated into shots being fired, according to Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson.

October 17, 2011 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Kidnapping suspect reportedly flees

A woman who has been charged with kidnapping her son last week reportedly escaped from law-enforcement authorities Wednesday.

October 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Sept. 29: Police found a baggie of marijuana in the women's restroom at a convenience store on West Oglethorpe Highway.

October 13, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Midway honors firefighters

Emergency-management-services employees roamed the grounds of Midway's Historical Dorchester Academy on Saturday, but they were not responding to an emergency. Instead, they were there to help the city of Midway promote its first Fire Red Jamboree.

October 12, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Agents find drug paraphernalia

Agents from the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement team and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation raided a mobile home Friday in Liberty County and seized equipment they believe was used to manufacture a significant amount of meth, which then was distributed around the region.

October 10, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 24: A convenience store on South Main Street reported receiving a counterfeit $20 bill from a customer. The customer told police she received the bill as change from a classmate.

October 08, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Citizens Academy grads help police spot, prevent crime

Nine local residents will become the Hinesville Police Department's eyes on the street once they graduate from the department's Citizens Academy next week.

October 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Fire destroys condos in Hinesville

No one was injured but several families were displaced after a structure fire broke out Thursday morning at a Hinesville condominium complex. Units from the Hinesville and Fort Stewart fire departments battled the blaze in the middle section of a two-story structure at Magnolia Place Condos.

October 07, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Anonymous caller thwarts robbery

An accused armed robber was taken by surprise twice Wednesday night when he tried to make off with a bag of cash from a Hinesville business.

October 07, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Sept. 17: Officers arrested a Hinesville man for driving under the influence after a witness called in to report an erratic driver near Bacon Drive and Mahoney Road. The driver failed field sobriety tests but would not submit to a breathalyzer test.

October 06, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


City amps up mosquito control

The city of Hinesville currently is developing a new mosquito control program that will include improved methods of trapping and tracking mosquitoes.

October 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


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‘Grandparents’ targeted in scam

A recurring scam has apparently reared its ugly head in the area.

November 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Coworkers' dispute prompts call to police

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

November 06, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Shots fired during fight at Pineland

Hinesville police are investigating after a fight resulted in several shots being fired around 9 p.m. Oct. 27 at Pineland Square Apartments.

November 06, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County grand jury indictments by the September 2017 term. All suspects are considered innocent ...

November 05, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Update: Pedestrian hit by SUV identified

A woman trying to cross West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville was struck by a vehicle and died, according too Hinesville Police Traffic Accident Investigator Richard ...

November 04, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hatchet bonded out on own recognizance

The man known as Hatchet Man for his 1996 attack on a woman using a hatchet and arrested in February on allegations of sexual abuse ...

November 02, 2017 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Officers recognized after shootout

Four federal law enforcement officers were recently honored for their actions during a shootout in Allenhurst last year.

November 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Busy term for September grand jury

Liberty County's grand jury handed down a number of indictments during its September term.

November 01, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Public Safety


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