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Army charges soldiers for civilians' deaths

The Army has filed murder charges against four soldiers in the shooting deaths of an ex-soldier who had been part of their brigade and his girlfriend, a spokesman for Fort Stewart in Georgia said Wednesday.

March 29, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 17: A woman needing assistance with her vehicle was the victim of theft when a couple offered to help her and instead ran off with $40 of her cash. While attempting to fix her car at an auto store on Oglethorpe Highway, the woman said she was approached by the couple. They offered her assistance. The coolant she needed was out of stock at the store she was parked at and the couple offered to go to another store on Highway 196 and make the purchase for her. They took her money and never returned.

March 29, 2012 | Staff reports | Public Safety


Suspected hazardous material found near BI

An unidentified silvery substance the size of two teaspoons was discovered in a staff parking area at Bradwell Institute, Wednesday morning.

March 28, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Public Safety


U.S. 17 open after Monday's chemical spill

A semi-truck carrying chemicals overturned Monday morning in Liberty County, closing a portion of a major thoroughfare.

March 28, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Bryan County man charged for child porn

A Richmond Hill man has been charged with one count of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

March 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Teacher's wallet taken from classroom

March 19: A man was taken to the Liberty County jail after a bench warrant was issued for his failure to appear in court. Hinesville Police Department officers patrolling the area of Welborn Street and Gen. Screven Way recognized the man from a previous shoplifting incident and asked the man his name. The officer reported he gave a false last name and used a false Georgia Department of Corrections ID. Another officer was dispatched to the scene with photos that established the man's true identity. Police say the man refused to comply with the officers and kicked one of ...

March 26, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Suspect faces statutory rape charge

Authorities in Ludowici have arrested one suspect in connection with the reported rape of a 12-year-old girl, and they're still looking for the person who is believed to have broken into a local grocery store earlier this month.

March 26, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 17: HPD officers reportedly had to pepper spray a man who attempted to elude police on his bicycle. Police attempted to make a traffic stop after they noticed the man riding his bike on the wrong side of the road, riding without proper lighting and violating traffic procedures. The man reportedly kept pedaling and signaling the officer away. Once the officers stopped the bicycle, the man reportedly began flailing his hands at the officers and attempted to punch an officer in the face. The man was pepper sprayed and detained. Officers found drug paraphernalia, a large folding knife, a ...

March 24, 2012 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


St. Simons manhunt ends

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Authorities say an inmate who walked away from a work crew has been recaptured on St. Simons Island.

March 22, 2012 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 16: At 10:40 p.m., Hinesville Police Department officers were dispatched to Liberty Regional Medical Center to speak with Fort Stewart Department of Defense Police authorities, who reported a soldier accidentally shot himself in the finger. The incident reportedly happened while he was attempting to clear a weapon. The bullet struck his left ring finger. According to the incident report, it was a Glock .38 caliber weapon. The soldier was treated at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

March 22, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Missing woman found in R.H.

The Florida woman who sparked a wide police search Monday when she dropped off a pickup at a stranger's home and then walked way was found around noon today in a motorhome in the same subdivision, police said.

March 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Murder suspect agrees to plea

In a surprising turn of events, what was expected to be a weeklong trial ended abruptly when murder suspect Jason Howard suddenly accepted a deal in exchange for pleading guilty to two counts of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the 2004 deaths of his mother and stepfather, Mildred and Jewel Cleveland, in their Gum Branch home.

March 21, 2012 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 12: A resident of South Main Street reported the theft of his laptop, valued at $550, from his residence. The man told police he believes a relative may have taken the laptop.

March 20, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

March 8: A man was cited for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop at West Hendry Street. The driver had an expired license plate and was found with a baggie of marijuana on his person.

March 17, 2012 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Shots fired in Long County domestic dispute

Three shots reportedly were fired last week during a domestic dispute in the northeastern section of Long County.

March 16, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


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Pawn shop burglarized

From Hinesville Police Department reports.

November 22, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Updated: Man recovered from river

Searchers have recovered the body of a Wayne County man who was feared to have drowned Sunday in the Altahama River.

November 20, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


‘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


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