FORSYTH - Patrol Officer Richard W. Boucher of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. This course is required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for Advanced Certification.
A missing persons call on a police radio demands prompt action often involving dozens of volunteers combing dense and sometimes dangerous areas. The enormous time and stress accompanying the search is both emotionally and physically draining to the searcher and hugely manpower intensive, and many Georgia law enforcement agencies lack the time, personnel or resources to accomplish an intensive search.
An Aug. 13 shooting in Long County still is under investigation, but victim is in stable condition.
John Orr of South Lyon, Mich., was shot Friday night at the Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area in Long County on Highway 84, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Mike McDaniel said.
Aug. 9, • Simple battery (FVA), Olmstead Drive
A man driving a motorcycle down Rye Patch Road in Long County lost control of the bike at around 3 a.m. Friday and sustained extensive injuries, said Ludowici-Long County Fire Department Capt. Richard Truman.
Aug. 8 • Burglary – forced entry. Wildwood Drive
A man was shot Friday evening at the Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area in Long County on Highway 84, Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi said.
Three five-ton air conditioning units apparently were stolen recently from a store in Long County and one of the building owners is willing to pay for information about the heist.
A Waycross man recently was charged with illegally trafficking morphine after Ludowici police found drugs inside the suspect's car during a traffic stop, said Ludowici Police Department Investigator Sal Genualdi.
The Hinesville Police Department will have Citizens' Academy classes from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evenings beginning Aug. 31.
July 12: Theft by taking – felony, Rye Patch Road
The following are from Bryan County Sheriff's Department reports:
Fort Stewart soldier Michael Justin Quick, 30, recently was arrested after he returned from a deployment to Iraq, said Long County Sheriff's Office Investigator Tom Sollosi.
A fire early Monday morning damaged the Stewart Pines apartment complex on the 300 block of Beverly Street in Hinesville. A second-floor apartment was destroyed and a ground-floor apartment was damaged by smoke and water, Fire Investigator Christopher Moss said.
The man arrested by Liberty County Sheriff's Office case Tuesday evening alleged shot a man to death April 8 in Tucker.
A partnership between the Department of Defense and the Georgia Forestry Commission allows local fire departments to acquire military-surplus equipment and vehicles.
Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:
Five vehicles were vandalized recently at Walker Middle School, Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell said.