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HPD blotter

Aug. 4: A resident of Meloney Drive reported a theft of factory tires, rims and a lawnmower valued at a total of $5,090.

August 20, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Long County finalizing disaster preparation plan

The Long County Joint Hazard Mitigation committee recently completed its initial draft of the updated county disaster preparation plan, according to committee member Kathy Flournoy.

August 20, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Project Lifesaver’s tracking device offers peace of mind, comfort to local families

When Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes implemented Project Lifesaver in Liberty County, he did so knowing it would bring "peace of mind to local families in need."

August 20, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Aug. 7: Police spotted a vehicle in an area known for drug activity and stopped the driver for a seat-belt violation at Flowers Drive. The driver admitted to carrying marijuana, and a search of the vehicle turned up a digital scale and other items identified as contraband. The driver was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

August 18, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Microburst damages condo complex, grocery store

A microburst damaged a Hinesville condominium complex Saturday afternoon. The storm blew into Hinesville Ravenwood Condos on Pineland Avenue shortly before 3 p.m., sending tree limbs crashing onto vehicles and porches.

August 17, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville, Flemington negotiating fire service agreement

Hinesville city officials decided Hinesville residents no longer should foot the bill for providing fire service outside the city limits, namely to Flemington and parts of unincorporated Liberty County. The Hinesville City Council discussed renegotiating a fire service agreement with the county and Flemington during an off-site planning session last week on St. Simons Island.

August 17, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


LCSO promotes two officers

Rising up within the ranks of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office were Jim Chapman and Jeffrey Hein, who were honored for their accomplishments Thursday afternoon in Sheriff Steve Sikes' office at the Liberty County Justice Center.

August 16, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Hinesville, Fort Stewart monitor sewage spill

A sewage spill occurred at the city of Hinesville/Fort Stewart Regional Water Pollution Control Plant on Aug. 9. An estimated 100,000 gallons of sewage entered a Taylors Creek tributary due to a pipe blockage and recent heavy rains.

August 16, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO promotes two officers

Rising up within the ranks of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office were Jim Chapman and Jeffrey Hein, who were honored for their accomplishments Thursday afternoon in Sheriff Steve Sikes' office at the Liberty County Justice Center.

August 15, 2011 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man shot by sheriff’s deputy after brandishing weapon

A McIntosh County man was shot by a sheriff's deputy after the man allegedly pulled out a gun during a search of his home.

August 12, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shots, chase, crash end siblings' run from law

PUEBLO, Colo. - An FBI manhunt for three heavily armed siblings accused of shooting at a police officer in Florida and robbing a Georgia bank ended Wednesday with a police chase in Colorado, where shots were fired at officers before the suspects' car rolled and crashed into a guard rail.

August 11, 2011 | By Ivan Moreno Associated Press writer | Public Safety


HPD blotter

Aug. 2: Police arrested a driver for possession of marijuana and a seat-belt violation after stopping him at Kacey Drive and South Main Street. The driver would not obey police commands during the stop, and a K-9 officer registered a hit on the vehicle. A search of the driver revealed a small baggie of marijuana on his person.

August 11, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman charged for child's heat death

WARNER ROBINS - A Warner Robins woman has been charged with murder in the heat-related death of a 3-year-old left inside a car.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Fugitive siblings caught in Colorado

DENVER - The FBI is confirming that two men and a woman wanted for crimes in Florida and Georgia have been captured.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Cops release video of chase shootout

ATLANTA (AP) - The three siblings accused of opening fire at a Florida officer and then robbing a bank in Georgia escaped police pursuit after shooting out the officer's tire at a convenience store parking lot, according to dash-cam video released Monday by Florida authorities.

August 09, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


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Tornado Watch for Liberty County effective until 11 p.m.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of northern Florida, southeastern Georgia, central and southern South Carolina coastal waters.

May 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Isle of Wight assault prompts man hunt

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Midway man in connection with an aggravated assault last week.

May 23, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Bad weather expected today

A flash flood watch has been issued for part of Liberty and all of Long County by the National Weather Service.

May 23, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Meth ring convictions send 13 to federal prison

Thirteen Southeast Georgia residents, including one from Fleming, were sentenced to federal prison last week in U.S. District Court for their roles in a ...

May 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Fires take homes, pets

A Hinesville home was destroyed Sunday afternoon when flames raged through the structure.

May 17, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Alleged teen's sexting leads to extortion attempt

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 15, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fire destroys mobile home, kills pet

A fire which destroyed a Gum Branch mobile home Saturday has displaced three people and killed a pet dog.

May 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Six crashes lead to two deaths in April

State troopers from the Rincon Post of the Georgia State Patrol investigated six traffic crashes during the month of April in Bryan County.

May 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Murder suspect denied bond for second drug bust

A man charged in a January 2016 murder was denied bond Monday after his second drug arrest in six months.

May 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Man steals extension cords, leaves bag of starch

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County man sentenced to 5 years prison

A Long County man was sentenced to five years in federal prison for starting a fire last summer that destroyed a historic shopping center in ...

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Lane closures tonight on I-95 in Chatham County

Drivers traveling on I-95 through Chatham County should expect lane closures tonight.

May 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Cinco de Mayo is no time for drunk driving

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety joins all state and local law enforcement officers in reminding drivers to not get behind the wheel if ...

May 02, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


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