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Hinesville Police Department blotter

April 1: A Bacon Road man told police his juvenile stepson ran away between 1 and 1:30 p.m. After the officer left the man's residence and headed back to the police station, he saw a juvenile walking down the road who matched the stepson's description. The juvenile said he was not the stepson and didn't know him. After the officer returned to the station, the man called and said his stepson had returned. The officer went back to the residence to conclude the call and recognized the stepson as the juvenile he'd seen walking ...

April 07, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Ludowici hires new police chief

The city of Ludowici officially hired a new police chief at its Tuesday meeting. With Mayor James Fuller's recommendation, the council voted unanimously to hire Herbert A. Gaskin.

April 06, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

March 30: Police were called to Coastal Academy on Shipman Avenue about an unruly juvenile. Teachers said they had been having trouble with the child using inappropriate language of a sexual nature. The child reportedly already was seeing counselors, and a teacher wanted the incident documented. The teacher declined to sign a juvenile complaint form due to the child's age.

April 05, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Truck crushed instead of fixed

A Long County mechanic has been arrested for allegedly selling two trucks that he was supposed to repair.

April 04, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Pot growth operation uncovered

On March 30, the MACE Drug Task Force received information about a soldier who allegedly was growing marijuana at his Berkshire Terrace Apartments residence in Hinesville, according to MACE Capt. James C. Reid.

April 04, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Robbery suspect chased, caught

A robbery suspect got more than he bargained for Friday when he allegedly attempted to rob the Days Inn in Flemington.

April 04, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


State sets execution for April 19

ATLANTA - A former standout high school football player who was convicted of killing one person and injuring four others during a 1991 crime spree is set to be executed this month.

April 03, 2012 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Robbery suspect apprehended after chase

A robbery suspect got more than he bargained for Friday when he attempted to rob the Days Inn in Flemington.

April 03, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Blotter

March 20: A Townsend resident called the Liberty County Sheriff's Office on March 20 to report harassing phone calls from a Brunswick man to his place of work at a fast-food restaurant in Hinesville. The man reportedly accused the resident of having sex with his wife, who is an employee at the same restaurant. The man threatened to come to the restaurant and shoot him.

March 31, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


LCSO trains for close-quarters shootout

Law-enforcement officers must be prepared for situations that require entering a building to confront a shooter or extracting a wounded person, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve C. Sikes.

March 31, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Former ‘Guardians’ president arrested for fraud

The former leader of a Savannah-area nonprofit is behind bars, accused of using the charity's funds for personal expenses.

March 30, 2012 | By Tuquyen Mach Courtesy of WSAV-TV | Public Safety


Army charges men with murder

The Army has filed murder charges against four soldiers in the Long County 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 30, 2012 | By Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Public Safety


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


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Shots fired during fight at Pineland

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Grand jury indictments

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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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