June 17: Pedestrian under the influence - A deputy was dispatched to West Oglethorpe Highway due to a pedestrian lying on the side of the road. Once contact was made with the pedestrian, it was obvious that he was under the influence. The pedestrian told the deputy that he was walking from Hinesville to his residence in Ludowici, but then he got tired and laid down to rest. He smelled of alcohol and did admit to drinking. He also had an empty vodka bottle on him. The pedestrian agreed to a breath sample, which came out positive, and he was arrested.
Liberty County Mosquito Control is continuing its efforts to protect the public against disease-carrying mosquitoes, but is asking residents to take precautions to keep themselves and their families safe.
The National Hurricane Center has started watching a tropical storm in the Atlantic that could threaten the Southeast United States next week.
June 10: Disorderly conduct - An officer was dispatched to the Country Inn and Suites after a customer dropped his keys down an elevator shaft. The customer called the fire department, but dispatchers said it would be another 45 minutes before they could respond. A hotel staff member said that she heard a customer say that he was not going to wait 45 minutes. The same customer walked down a hallway, and then the fire alarm went off. The employee identified the man to the officer, and the offender explained that he couldn't wait that long because he had children ...
Police are searching for two men who robbed a Hinesville convenience store late Tuesday night.
The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred just after 9 p.m. Sunday at a Strickland Street home.
June 16: DUI, possession of open alcohol container - A deputy stopped a vehicle after he noticed the car had a broken tail light.
Accused anti-government militia leader Isaac Aguigui pleaded guilty Friday morning in Long County Superior Court to hatching a plot that resulted in the December 2011 shooting deaths of Tiffany York, 17, and Michael Roark, 19.
Hinesville firefighters assigned to Station 1 got hands-on training this week learning how to help air ambulances land safely. An emergency-helicopter crew from Air Evac Lifeteam's Jesup base offered firefighters pre-hospital landing-zone classes this week.
June 9: Public drunkness - An officer was dispatched to a Hinesville woman's residence after she complained about an unknown male knocking and kicking on her back door.
A Bulloch County sheriff's deputy hydroplaned Saturday as he responded to a call and ended up in a ditch full of rainwater.
Liberty County Chief Deputy Jon Long recently attended and received training and information emphasizing highway safety and leadership.
The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency in March teamed up with Everbridge System, an interactive communication and mass-notification solutions provider, to notify the community of emergency and non-emergency alerts.
The city of Hinesville, along with Target and other community partners, again are joining forces for a communitywide crime-prevention event.
The Richmond Hill 17-year-old who was declared missing last week has been found, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.
Dec. 1: Burglary – forced entry - A Stewart Way Apartments resident called police and reported his unit had been burglarized. The man's TV and his wife's wallet and cellphone were missing. The woman said her phone was equipped with tracking software, and the phone was tracked to the intersection of West Oglethorpe Highway and Veterans Parkway. Police went to the location, found the woman's phone and returned it to her. The victims were given a case number and briefed on further procedures.
The deceased man found Nov. 30 at Holbrook Pond has been identified as Spc. John Joseph Beans Eubank, 29, a 3rd Infantry Division soldier assigned to Fort Stewart.
Sheriff Craig Nobles and the Long County Sheriff's Office recently launched a new sex-offender registration and public-notification website called OffenderWatch. Long County now will be part of a nationwide network of more than 5,000 law-enforcement agencies, 40 of which are in Georgia.
Final sentences were handed down recently by Senior District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield in the case of a large-scale drug-trafficking organization operating in Liberty, Tattnall, Appling, Glynn and Chatham counties. Several of the people involved are from Hinesville.
A fire that broke out late Thursday night destroyed a Riceboro woman's home. The blaze started shortly before midnight at 36 Briar Bay Road. The 62-year-old resident, who has not been identified, lived alone and escaped from the residence unharmed. According to family members, the woman lived in the home for 50 years. The Red Cross was called into assist.
Nov. 30: Theft of lost or mislaid property - A woman filed a complaint with the police department about her wallet, which she said she lost at the movie theater. The woman said she'd removed money from her wallet while in the theater, and then slid it back into the side pocket of her bag. She later found the wallet was not in the side pocket. The woman's daughter returned to the theater to look for the wallet, but could not find it. The woman was given a case number and briefed on further procedures.
Police in Richmond Hill are investigating the cause of death of a 23-year-old who was found dead last week in the parking lot of Steamer's Restaurant, but two arrest warrants have been issued in relation to the case.
A Fleming couple and their two children are undergoing preventive treatment for rabies after the family's dog tested positive for the disease. The dog was not up to date on rabies vaccinations.
A Fleming couple and their two children are undergoing preventive treatment for rabies after the family dog tested positive for the disease, according to the Coastal Health District.The dog was not up-to-date on rabies vaccinations, Sally Silberman, spokeswoman for the district, said.Liberty County Environmental Health officials remind residents to get all pets vaccinated, which is required by law.
Carl Evans Swain, 41, of Jasper, Ala., is being held as part of an investigation into a death on Fort Stewart last week, according to a release from the FBI's Birmingham office.
Nov. 7: Vicious animal - An Independence Place man was taken to a hospital for a dog bite on his groin. The man was allegedly intoxicated, having consumed five to six beers and two to three shots and tried to swat away the hands of EMS personnel when they first tried to treat him, according to police. The man's friends told police the dog was black, but they did not know its breed. The friends did not see the incident, only the dog running away. They told police their friend said the dog ran up to him, bit him and ...
Facing more than 46 charges - including five for murder - Terrence Gabriel Jones was denied bond Monday morning in Liberty County Superior Court. Jones was arrested in October after Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier formed a joint task force to gather information in the July shooting death of youth basketball mentor and coach Ernie Walthour.
With the holiday season in full swing, large gatherings of people at parties are a given. Long County law-enforcement officers are warning merrymakers to avoid drinking alcoholic beverages and sliding behind the wheel of a car.
Nov. 6: Simple battery - A Knott's Drive man told police his girlfriend's daughter sprayed him in the face with mace. The man was arguing with his girlfriend when the daughter stepped between them.
The Richmond Hill Police Department released the names Wednesday afternoon of a mother and son found dead Monday in a Mainstreet subdivision home and say evidence points to a murder-suicide.