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Top crime and court stories of 2015

2015 saw its share of crime and court news in Liberty and Long counties. Here is a look back at some highlights.

January 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Public Safety


Woman doesn't fall for tax scam

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

January 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


DPS receives grant to continue DUI, license suspension efforts

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Safety has been awarded a traffic safety H.E.A.T. grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. The grant is for approximately $2.37 million and will provide funding to continue the Georgia State Patrol Nighthawks DUI Task Force and Administrative License Suspension program.

January 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Arson board urges maintenance of smoke detectors

While having a smoke detector in your house is important, it is also important to keep up with maintenance. Agent Lynn Bennett of The Bennett Agency and the Georgia Arson Control Board would like to provide the citizens of Liberty County with lifesaving smoke detector information and maintenance tips.

January 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Grand jury indictments

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

January 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police identify victim of fiery fatal crash in rural Long County

A Glennville man was identified Saturday afternoon as the victim of a fatal crash on Highway 196 in Long County, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 02, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office blotters

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

January 01, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Drug raids lead to 7 arrests in eastern Liberty County

A drug raid at a residence in eastern Liberty County yielded several pounds of marijuana and drug paraphernalia as well as weapons.

December 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GSP says fatal-crash victim was Sunbury man

The man who died in the crash near Midway on Monday evening has been identified as Marco Belgio from the Sunbury area, according Georgia State Patrol Trooper Harry Middleton.

December 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shots report in Long County leads to apparent drug ring

A report of shots fired Dec. 19 near a Long County mobile home park sparked an investigation that resulted in more than 15 pounds of marijuana and other drugs being seized, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office.

December 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Soldier finds home burglarized after deployment

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Convict re-entry program now has an office here

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition has gotten the go-ahead to lease an unoccupied county-owned building.

December 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


Shots report leads to apparent drug ring

A report of shots fired Saturday near a Long County mobile home park sparked an investigation that resulted in more than 15 pounds of marijuana and other drugs being seized, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office.

December 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Woman: Companion tried to trick her into prostitution

Recent reports from the Hinesville Police Department include:

December 21, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


SC fugitive arrested in McIntosh County

A fugitive wanted on 10 counts of attempted murder in South Carolina was arrested in McIntosh County after marshals from the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force followed a car in which he was a passenger at a safe distance through Bryan and Liberty counties.

December 17, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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UPDATE: Vehicle recovered from Altamaha River; Jesup man still missing

A vehicle recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Altamaha River was a pickup truck that had been reported stolen in 2005, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles ...

June 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


GBI investigates theft of construction equipment in Liberty County

A large amount of stolen equipment has been recovered in Liberty County after a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into a possible heavy-equipment theft ring.

June 13, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged with murder in Walthourville shooting

The suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in Walthourville was charged with felony murder Friday, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

June 10, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County man arrested in Glennville arson

A Long County man has been charged with four counts of arson in connection with the early Sunday fire that destroyed four downtown Glennville businesses.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Man charged in Walthourville fatal shooting

A man has been arrested in connection with the early Wednesday shooting that left one man dead and another injured in Walthourville.

June 08, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Training helps Liberty County officers better deal with people in crisis

Local law-enforcement officers received mental health awareness training this week.

June 07, 2016 | Tiffany King | Public Safety


Boy, 9, steals hearts across Hinesville

The Hinesville Fire Department, which is made up of men and women who put their emotions in check when dealing with tragedy, shed tears last ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Glennville fire ruled arson; reward offered

A fire destroyed four businesses on Barnard Street in downtown Glennville early Sunday, and authorities said Tuesday that it has been ruled arson.

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Charges filed in Hinesville wreck, officer scuffle

Charges ranging from traffic violations to theft and destruction of government property have been filed against two women involved in a traffic accident in Hinesville ...

June 07, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Colin soaks the area

Tropical Storm Colin proved to be a big rainmaker for Liberty and Long counties, but the region was spared from major damage.

June 07, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Identities released in Hinesville vehicle-motorcycle crash

The identities of the people involved in the Sunday night wreck that ended up in a confrontation with police and an injured motorcyclist were released ...

June 06, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ex trying to exact revenge with alleged nude photos

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police Department officers include:

June 06, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Fox in Midway area tests positive for rabies

A fox that showed signs of aggression toward residents on Jerico Marsh Road in Midway has tested positive for rabies, according to the Liberty County ...

June 06, 2016 | Special to the News | Public Safety


UPDATE: Minor flooding reported in Hinesville; Colin about to make Florida landfall

11 p.m. update

June 06, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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