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Man who stole from mom now in jail

LUDOWICI - The Grinch may have tried to steal Christmas, but one Ludowici man probably succeeded when he allegedly stole from his mother over Christmas.

January 21, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Missing soldier found

SAVANNAH - Although the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department no longer lists Charlana McKinsie as a missing person, as of Saturday, her whereabouts and status with the Army still are unknown.

January 19, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger and Frenchi Jones | Public Safety


Area crime stats in line with nation

The FBI released its preliminary, semiannual Uniform Crime Report on Monday and found that on a national level both violent crimes and property crimes have decreased in the past year; a 3.5 percent drop for violent crime and a 2.5 percent drop for property crime.

January 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger | Public Safety


Police: Soldier left on her own

SAVANNAH -- Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are no longer listing Charlana McKinsie as a missing person.

Metro Police announced in a news release at 3:40 Thursday that it is closing its investigation into the whereabouts of the Fort Stewart soldier who was reported missing after she did not pick her daughter up after school Monday afternoon.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Long prison escapee caught

LUDOWICI - A Long State Prison inmate, who escaped Tuesday, is back behind bars.

January 16, 2009 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Officials seek suspect

According to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, a man robbed the Clyde's Market at Butler Avenue and Highway 84 in Midway at about 1:10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 9.

January 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


3rd ID soldier still missing

SAVANNAH - The search continued through Thursday for a Fort Stewart soldier who was reported missing after she failed to pick up her teenage daughter from school Monday.

January 16, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Missing soldier works on Fort Stewart

SAVANNAH (AP) - Savannah-Chatham County police were searching Wednesday for an Army soldier who was reported missing after she failed to pick up her teenage daughter from school.

Sgt. Charlana McKenzie, 32, was last seen by her 14-year-old daughter Sunday night, police spokeswoman Judy Pal said. The daughter told police she normally goes to school after McKenzie heads to work at nearby Fort Stewart, but her mother picks her up every afternoon, which she failed to do Monday.

January 14, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Long County inmate escapes

A Long State Prison inmate escaped Tuesday, while on a work detail in Jesup.

January 14, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Meth labs found in Effingham Co.

SRINGFIELD - A half dozen methamphetamine labs have been dismantled in north Effingham County.

The Effingham County Sheriff's office said the labs were discovered Tuesday afternoon and led to the arrest of a man and woman who face multiple drug charges.

January 14, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Student hit by car in Ludowici

LUDOWICI -- According to Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson, at about 8 this morning a student was hit by a vehicle as the child was crossing McDonald Street in front of the board of education office.

"From what one witness told us, the child apparently ran out in front of the car, and was hit; at this point it doesn't appear that the driver was at fault, but everything is still under investigation", said Robertson.

January 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Sunday wreck injures five

A wreck involving a Long County man, and a woman, who was traveling with three passengers, appears to be alcohol related, according to Georgia State Patrol, Trooper William Bowman.

January 12, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Teen accidentally shot in stomach

Hinesville police have confirmed a teenager was shot at a home in the Eagles Landing subdivision Friday night.

The shooting occurred at a house on the 1400 block of Abrahms Ally shortly before 7 p.m. The teen was rushed to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah with a gunshot wound to the right side of his abdomen.

January 10, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Court to divert minor drug users into rehab

Liberty County Monday launched a court designed to divert drug users from a life of addiction.

January 07, 2009 | By Laruen Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


Pot farm case settled

In a plea bargain Monday, Shawn Martin, admitted to one of six drug charges leveled against him after a raid of his 140-acre estate in August 2007.

January 07, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety


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'Mint' doesn't deliver purchased coins

Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office included:

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp

A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.

October 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Tombstone damaged in Taylors Creek Cemetery

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville POlice Department include:

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Three in critical condition after wreck

Three people were injured Tuesday night in a single-car crash in Long County.

October 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Some couples should've never got together

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Tips lead to Ludowici arrests

Police Chief Robert Poppell said officers made an arrest after hearing about an Oct. 4 robbery on South Macon Street.

October 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Public Safety


Bond set for burglary suspect

A man arrested inside a dry cleaners early Monday has been charged with two counts of burglary and one count of attempt to commit burglary, according to Hinesville Police Det. Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

October 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Apparent murder-suicide in Ellabell

The Oct. 1 deaths of an elderly Ellabell couple apparently were the result of a murder-suicide, according to a Bryan County Sheriff's Office incident report.

October 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting suspects charged, denied bond

Two of the three suspects in last week's shooting death of a Macon man made first appearances in magistrate's court Monday morning in the courtroom located in the Liberty County jail.

October 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Cows damage crops

Recent reports to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

October 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Three arrested in Days Inn shooting

Authorities arrested three suspects in the shooting death of Markese Mahone, a Macon-area rapper who was killed early Friday morning at a Days Inn just outside Hinesville city limits.

October 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Shooting victim identified

The man killed in an early Friday shooting at a Flemington hotel has been identified as Markese Mahone, 25, of Macon, according to the incident report filed by Liberty County Deputy Dustin Rushing.

October 03, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


LCSO deputies involved in high-speed chase

Shortly after midnight Sept. 21, a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped black Ford F-150 driven by a man the deputy suspected was intoxicated. Before back up could arrive, the driver of the truck fled, driving east-bound on Highway 84 at speeds of over 100 mph.

October 02, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities say Bryan Co. victim was shot

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that an autopsy conducted Monday at its Coastal Crime Laboratory Medical Examiner's Office in Savannah revealed that James Michael Bragg died of a gunshot wound during an alter-cation around 12 a.m. Saturday morning on Lincoln Circle in Kilkenny.

October 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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