A Hinesville man was killed while attempting to cross the street Saturday night. According to Hinesville Police Traffic Accident Investigator Richard Boucher, the accident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. Johnny Riles, 59, of Hinesville, was attempting to cross E.G. Miles Parkway after leaving a local store. Stephanie Belue, 37, of Ludowici, was returning to Long County after buying dinner from a restaurant. Boucher said she was traveling west when she reportedly struck Riles with ...
April 26: Burglary - A man reported a broken window at another residence in the 2400 block of Caswell Boulevard, and the responding officer noticed there were two TVs lying on a floor but was not sure whether they were left that way by burglars or by their owner. He contacted the resident, who said she has been away from the house for about a month, and they deduced that only a $250 laptop was taken from the home.
Two home-intrusion suspects who thought a Long County residence was deserted were surprised May 2 when a neighbor foiled their entry attempt and fired a shot at them.
April 22: Theft by taking - A resident in the 700 block of Bacon Road reported someone took the engine lift that was in her driveway. She said she asked her neighbors if they had seen anything suspicious and they had not, and the officer reported not seeing evidence of a vehicle that could move an engine lift.
The Liberty County Health Department recently listed the sanitation scores of food establishments, bars and institutional eateries. You can download a copy by clicking on the media player at left.
An argument Wednesday evening between two employees at the Hinesville Burger King ended with one man taking a bullet in the arm.
April 16: Simple battery/family violence/criminal trespass - A woman said her live-in boyfriend pushed and shoved her during a heated argument inside their Victory Manor Mobile Home residence. She said she called 911 so her boyfriend left the house but not before punching the wall and leaving a big hole in the wall. She refused medical treatment.
An argument between two employees at the Hinesville Burger King Wednesday evening ended with a shooting.
April 15: Theft by taking – felony -The owner of a landscaping and nursery business said his business office had not been open since Thanksgiving 2012. He said he went to the office to prepare for the upcoming busy season and found that during the time his business was closed someone took his trencher and a 100 pound bucket of scrap metals he had enclosed within the fenced area.
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.
April 12: Simple battery/stalking/aggressive driving - A woman was arrested and taken to jail when deputies found a machete, sword and a handgun that were used to threaten her husband, in the woman's vehicle after she repeatedly followed and rammed her car into his on Highway 144 in Fort Stewart.
The Gum Branch home of a Fort Stewart soldier and his family was heavily damaged Thursday night by fire. The family and their pets made it out OK but lost most of their belongings.
March 30: DUI, canceled registration, suspended license - A Midway man was arrested around 10:15 p.m. for DUI, driving on a suspended license and having canceled registration near Gen. Stewart Way and Oglethorpe Highway. The man reportedly blew a .083 and .085. He was processed, given a court date and released to the Liberty County Jail.
April 1: Obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers - A Savannah man and California man were arrested in Walthourville at Dunlevie Road and Barnard Pray Road after a traffic stop. Deputies discovered the California man had a warrant out for his arrest. As the deputy waited for backup, he noticed that passengers in the vehicle were acting suspicious. A search found marijuana paraphernalia in the car. Two of three passengers reportedly gave proper names, but ...
A Walthourville police officer has been arrested and charged with sexual assault. According to GBI Agent Eve Rogers, Kevin Rayley was arrested and charged with one count of sexual assault. Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden said the charge stems from a traffic stop Rayley initiated Aug. 23. Durden, who is awaiting the report, was unable to provide details on the type of assault that allegedly occurred. Walthourville Police Chief Tracy McFadden said Rayley ...
Highway 144 east on Fort Stewart was closed for several hours Wednesday afternoon due to a three-vehicle accident just after 1 p.m. near mile-marker 12. A pickup, a car and a dump truck were involved. Four people were injured, two of whom were taken by life flight to area hospitals. The highway was closed at the entrance to Holbrook Pond and at the intersection of 144 and Old Sunbury Road. Electric lines were down. Motorists were advised to avoid the area.
Sept. 1: Suspicious acts - A woman told deputies she went to bed at about 11 p.m. and when she left her house the next morning at 9:30 a.m. she found plastic forks all around her yard, stuck upright in the ground. She said she did not know who would want to play a prank on her, that she was more concerned about someone being in her yard late at night.
Aug. 28: Verbal dispute - A woman told deputies she took money from her husband's wallet to buy lottery tickets for her father. When she returned, her husband yelled at her for spending money.
Air Evac Life Team No. 96 from Jesup recently conducted a landing-zone safety class for members of volunteer fire departments from Lake George, Midway and Riceboro and a member of Liberty County's CERT Program. The Riceboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department hosted the training. Riceboro Chief Dennis Fitzgerald said the training is important for the safety of the first responders and for those who are involved in such incidents.
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles on Monday administered the oath of office to two new law-enforcement officers.
Aug. 30: Lost or mislaid property - A man told police he had been discussing gun rights with his wife and her friend.
Aug. 24: Open Container/weaving across roadway/driving while license is suspended - Police stopped a man who was weaving on Highway 84 from Veteran Parkway to Dunlevie Road.
An arrest has been made in connection with several bomb threats that have targeted Hinesville businesses the past few days.
Aug. 25: DUI under 21/possession of alcohol by a minor - Police saw a group of young men hanging out in the parking lot of Gold and Silver Pawn and Guns and went to investigate.
A Hinesville woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
For the second time in less than a week, Hinesville police responded to an alleged bomb threat at Walmart. It was business as usual the second time around; store management apparently did not order an evacuation as they had on Sept. 6.
Shortly before 9 this evening, a woman who was believed to be trying to cross Highway 84 at Gen. Screven Way was hit and kiled by a vehicle traveling west.
Aug. 21: Theft by taking - A lawn mower and air compressor went missing from the front yard of a home on Wells Cemetery Road. The owner of the items said she left them in the front carport, which she kept well-lit at night. She said the mower was a push mower and her air compressor was manufactured by Kobalt. Police noticed tracks made by the lawn mower leaving the residence and continuing down the road to a neighbor's house.
Lt. Jeff Hein, commander of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit, describes law enforcement's continuous war on drugs as "a strategic game of chess, not checkers."