A former Long County resident recently was charged with murder in connection with the death of his son in 2008.
May 5 Illegal use of credit/financial transaction card - A First Street resident received a call from Walmart that her credit card was used to purchase items without her consent, including two tackle boxes and later unspecified items. The woman cancelled her credit card. Death investigation - A resident on Bengay Way called HPD to report his roommate reportedly shot himself in the head while sitting in his car in the Walmart parking lot. HPD ...
A former Long County resident recently was charged with murder related to the death of his son in 2008.
Hinesville police are investigating what appears to be an accidental shooting death at a mobile-home park.
April 27 DUI - A Hinesville man was arrested for DUI at Highway 84 and Miller Street in Hinesville around 3 a.m. after deputies saw him driving 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. The man said he had a "few beers" at Bo Maz and was wearing a Bo Maz wristband. He reportedly did not perform well on the field sobriety test and blew a .242 blood-alcohol content. He was taken to jail and ...
A Midway man found dead Thursday next to his ATV on the Isle of Wight has been identified. The victim was identified as Steven Atwood, 27, of Midway, according to the Georgia State Patrol. Coroner Reggie Pierce determined the cause of death was blunt-force trauma due to an accident. Atwood was found near the intersection of Lake Rosalind Road and Islands Drive. Atwood's body has been sent to his family in Kingsland. No autopsy is ...
May 1: Burglary - A resident in the 700 block of Hearn Road reported that a laptop was taken sometime between Monday, April 29 and Wednesday, May 1, and that the back door has signs of forced entry. No other items were reportedly missing, and the residents waited to report the missing item in case they had only misplaced it. The responding officer reported signs of forced entry, and the address reportedly was also burglarized with forced entry in 2011.
A Hinesville woman who used a brownie as a weapon Saturday night to deface the Liberty County Justice Center now is behind bars. Khadiza Latimore was arrested and charged with criminal trespass for smashing a brownie on a glass door at the justice center on South Main Street. She is being held on $1,200 bond at the Liberty County Jail.
April 28: Terroristic threats and acts - Police and fire officials responded to a mail box explosion in the 300 block of Deal Street. The mail box was damaged but intact, and inside of it was a melted two-liter root beer bottle with an unknown substance inside it.
JESUP ― The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that to help travelers during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state-system highways would be suspended from noon Friday, May 24, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.
April 19: Simple battery, cruelty to animals - A deputy went to investigate a domestic dispute in Midway and found two people seriously impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. There were no signs of violence, but a woman claimed a man grabbed her by the ankles and pulled her and threw her dog against a wall. Both were advised of the family violence act and warrant procedures.
The Heritage Bank in Midway was robbed during the lunch hour Friday. Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar only could confirm the bank was robbed at 12:39 p.m. before deferring all questions to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.
The death of a man found Wednesday morning in Wayne County is under investigation, and two people were arrested around 5 a.m. Thursday in Ludowici's Pecan Park in connection with the fatal shooting, according to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter and Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers.
A mobile-home fire Wednesday night in Long County has displaced a family of three. According to Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman, the fire was reported shortly after 9 p.m., and the home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. It took half an hour to bring the blaze under control. Truman was told by the occupant she was frying chicken and had stepped out of the residence for a few minutes. When she ...
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 Belue was traveling west when she reportedly struck Riles with her 2009 ...
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."
Aug. 5: Obstruction, shoplifting - An officer observed an 18-year-old male riding a bicycle inside Walmart. The suspect was riding down the main food aisle. When he saw the officer, he turned down another aisle, running into a woman pushing a shopping cart. He crashed the bike but climbed back on it, ignoring the officer's calls to halt.
Witnesses report that traffic at Hinesville's Walmart was back to normal by 4:30 after an alleged bomb threat earlier had prompted an evacuation.
Aug. 8: Peeping tom - A 40-year-old Riceboro woman told a deputy she was lying on her bed around 1:30 p.m. when she saw a man looking at her through the window. When the man realized she saw him, she said he ran toward the front of the house and road. She told the deputy the man was wearing a black hat and brown shirt. The deputy searched the area but did not see anyone of that description.
A Monday-night fire at a Hinesville apartment complex displaced three families.
July 31: Arson – second degree - A deputy was dispatched to John Wells Road in Hinesville after a vehicle caught fire. The complainant parked the car around 11:30 p.m. Later that night, his roommate heard people in the yard followed by a loud noise. He ran outside to find the car on fire. The complainant said the only person he could think of that would do this was his wife, with whom he recently separated.
A fire Monday night at a Hinesville apartment complex displaced three families.