Feb. 20: Possession of marijuana - A deputy stopped a car for improperly displaying a license plate. The driver consented to a search of the vehicle. The deputy found an open can of beer and an open pint of vodka. He also smelled marijuana when he picked up one passenger's jacket. He found what appeared to be a partially smoked marijuana cigarette in the pocket of the garment. The passenger was issued citations for possession ...
The Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department is partnering with the Hinesville Police Department to offer a self-defense training class for women.
Feb. 15: Matter of record - Two residents in Lake View mobile home park on Dunlevie Road disagreed over an interaction between their 9-year-old sons that resulted in one boy's glasses breaking. The complainant said his son went to ask the neighbor to play when he was rushed, grabbed and slung to the ground, resulting in his glasses breaking. The neighbor boy's father said the children had been wrestling and the boy broke his glasses ...
Feb. 4: Parole violation, Burglary - A man walked in to the Hinesville Police department requesting a criminal background check and was arrested for having an active warrant for parole violation in Atlanta.
Hinesville Fire Department Lt. James Woodard and firefighter Alan "Rowdy" Carson were so determined during a Jan. 25 structure fire to rescue the person trapped inside an Elm Street home that they agreed to enter the inferno before their water hoses were charged.
All charges have been dropped against a Fort Stewart soldier arrested Dec. 30 in Newport News, Va.
Residents living near Fort Stewart probably have noticed a little smoke recently. Bob Tanner, fire operations team leader for Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch, said not to worry. He said the Army deliberately conducts "prescribed burns" in specific areas from March through June and over the Christmas holidays to prevent uncontrolled wildfires. Each area is burned on a three-year cycle, he said.
A woman who allegedly inquired about hiring a hit man at Walmart in Hinesville was arrested Friday on outstanding warrants for parole violations.
Jan. 27: Entering auto - A man reported that someone stole several items from his car in the 600 block of Caines Road. Missing were a pistol and full magazine valued at $600, a $50 holster, a $50 watch and $2 in loose change. The weapon is owned by the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department and was work-issued to the man. There was no sign of damage, and the responding officer said heavy dust and pollen would have hindered fingerprinting.
A prescribed fire will be conducted Friday, March 8, in Liberty County. The fire, which may present smoke to residents of Liberty, Long, Wayne and Tattnall counties, will be carried out by Fort Stewart Forestry.
A woman who was driving a motorcycle westbound on Highway 84 in Hinesville struck the rear of a car around 3:35 p.m. Thursday and was taken by Life Star to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, according to Hinesville Police Department Officer Cpl. Les Patton. The car was attempting to turn left from Kroger when the accident occured. The motorcyclist was in serious condition Thursday evening.
Feb. 2: Entering an automobile or other motor vehicle with intent to commit a crime - A woman reported her purse stolen from her car after she picked up some friends from the VFW on E. G. Miles Parkway. The woman said she left the car running and the doors were unlocked as she stepped inside the building to gather her friends.
Jan. 27: • Criminal trespass, suspicious activity - Employees from the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church on Shaw Road reported that three men pulled up flooring from the indoor basketball court and said there was a history of people damaging the goals and stealing flooring. The three men reportedly left when confronted.
Feb. 1: Verbal dispute - A verbal dispute ensued when a woman placed her estranged husband's belongings outside her Live Oak residence and her sister-in-law did not approve.
Liberty County residents are being urged to sign up for a mass notification system already implemented by the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.
April 21: Shoplifting - Walmart's loss prevention manager called police with a suspected shoplifter whom he had reportedly seen placing items inside Walmart bags before leaving the store without paying.
Deputy H. Weyman Chapman Jr. of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office recently completed a basic radar operator course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.