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Hinesville PD blotter for Nov. 8

Sept. 30: Theft by taking - A woman told police she has allowed a male friend who was homeless to stay with her.

November 08, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


$100,000 worth of meth found during stop

A routine traffic stop Tuesday on southbound Interstate 95 resulted in a large drug bust for the Liberty County Sheriff's Office. Two Jacksonville residents were arrested after 2.2 pounds of crystal meth were found in their vehicle.

November 08, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Fire displaces family of five

A Midway fire that broke out Wednesday morning left a family of five without a home.

November 08, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Murder indictments on old cases

A newly formed joint task force consisting of detectives from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and the Hinesville Police Department has been paying off.

November 08, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Task force’s work brings arrest in cold-case file

A newly formed joint task force consisting of detectives from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and the Hinesville Police Department has been hard at work, and the members' efforts are paying off.Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier announced the task force's creation Wednesday, and followed up Thursday with even bigger news.

November 07, 2013 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Sheriff's citizens academy graduates

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office held its Citizens' Academy graduation Oct. 23.

November 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter Nov. 6

Sept. 29: Theft by taking (firearm) - A woman told police her silver-and-black handgun was missing. She said the last time she saw the gun was when she had placed it under the mattress.

November 06, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Missing-child alert issued

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has issued an alert for a missing girl.

November 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Man shot at Hinesville apartment complex

A Hinesville man was shot multiple times at the Eagles Landing apartment complex shortly after 11:30 p.m. Monday. Police have released very few details. The victim was flown by Life Star to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, and his condition is unknown.

November 05, 2013 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Car fire closes lanes on Hwy 196 in Fleming

There was a large vehicle fire on Highway 196 in Fleming this morning. Both westbound lanes were closed and one eastbound lane was devoted to diverted westbound traffic. Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies were directing traffic, and the Fleming fire department was on the scene. The Courier will provide more information about this incident as details emerge.

November 04, 2013 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Oct. 30

Sept. 26: Suicidal threats, mental subject - A woman called police to report her sister had threatened to kill herself. The woman said her sister was a diagnosed schizophrenic and had been off her medication for two days. The woman said when she went to check, her sister was angry, throwing things around and picked up a pair of scissors and threatened to do herself bodily harm. The woman took the scissors from her sister, gave her the prescribed medication and attempted to calm her down. She then took her sister to her house, called her sister's doctor and was ...

October 30, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Walthourville man charged in stabbing

A Walthourville man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a stabbing that happened Friday in Long County.

October 30, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotters for Oct.28

Sept. 24: Simple battery - A police officer was dispatched to a home on Slayton Circle regarding a domestic dispute. The woman told the officer the dispute started the day before when her husband failed to respond when she called him to come home. She said she needed to attend to a personal matter, but he intentionally refused to come home. When he did come home, she left and didn't return until the next morning. She said she stayed with a friend to avoid a confrontation.

October 28, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


Man stabbed in Long County

A Long County man was rushed to a Savannah hospital Friday night after he was stabbed during a reported altercation in the backyard of a home on Izzard Road.

October 28, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Oct. 25

Sept. 19: Burglary, forced entry - An HPD officer was dispatched to an apartment complex in Regency Plaza regarding a burglary. The officer met with the site supervisor of company renovating the apartments. He told the officer his men left 10 100-pound bags of recyclable copper and 21 air-conditioner regulators on the floor of a vacant apartment. He ensured the apartment doors were locked when they left at 5:30 p.m. When they returned at 7:30 a.m., the materials were gone. The officer found a broken bedroom window. The copper is valued at $2,000; the regulator is ...

October 25, 2013 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Tag-reader credited with more arrests

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has one patrol vehicle equipped with a new device that is paying off. The Tag Reader System was key in a drug bust earlier this week on I-95.

February 21, 2014 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


One killed, seven injured by train in Jesup

One member of a Savannah-based Meddin Studios film crew shooting the Greg Allman biopic, "Midnight Rider," was killed in a train accident around 4:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon in Jesup, according to Wayne County Sheriff's Office Investigator Joe Gardner. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel. Seven others were injured, one of whom was taken by helicopter to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where her condition is unknown.

February 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


RH ranked among safest Georgia cities

Richmond Hill is ranked No. 26 among Georgia's 50 safest cities, according to the website safewise.com.

February 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Controlled burns on Fort Stewart today

Fort Stewart will be burning nearly 1,200 acres of underbrush in forests on the post today, according to a release from its public affairs office.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Escaped inmate caught in Texas

A former Fort Stewart soldier who escaped with a second inmate from the Tattnall County Jail on Jan. 17 was arrested Saturday in Texas.

February 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Ex-priest gets 7 years for child sex abuse

A former Catholic priest in Ohio who worked in Claxton, Pembroke and Glennville as recently as 2012 was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ years in prison for taking a 10-year-old boy across state lines for sexual purposes.

February 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotters

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February 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Missing Midway teen found safe

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's missing 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Maureen Morningstar, was found safe Friday morning in a Jacksonville department store and has been returned to her mother.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Chief's daughter found safe

Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar's 16-year-old daughter, Alexis Maureen Morningstar, was found safe Friday morning in Jacksonville and is being returned to her mother in Midway.

February 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville PD blotter for Feb. 14

Jan. 22: Cruelty to animals - A 28-year old Hinesville man was charged with cruelty to animals after HPD officers and an animal-control officer responded to an anonymous call that a dog had been abandoned inside a house. After getting access to the house through the real-estate manager, the emaciated dog was taken for medical care and contact was made with the owner, who admitted he had left the dog inside the house three weeks earlier.

February 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Weather causes few problems

The final bands of winter precipitation exited Georgia early Thursday afternoon, leaving a blanket of snow along the Interstate 20 corridor from roughly Madison to Augusta, according to Georgia Department of Transportation Communications Director Karlene Barron.

February 14, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


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