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Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 29: A construction worker reported the theft of two ground compactors, valued at $10,000, from a job site on Marne Boulevard.

March 06, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD officer’s heroic act recognized

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and city council members recognized the heroism of Hinesville Police Officer Jassen Garrett as one the first items of business during Thursday's council meeting.

March 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 17: A Hinesville resident reported the theft of his wife's rings from his vehicle while the vehicle was being serviced at a business on West Oglethorpe Highway. The man told police the vehicle was the last place he and his wife saw the rings, valued at $3,300.

March 03, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Dog thrown from moving SUV

For the second time in recent weeks, the Hinesville Police Department is investigating another case of animal cruelty.

March 02, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Lumpkin to face death penalty possibility

Former Liberty County corrections officer Kenneth Lumpkin appeared Tuesday in Long County Superior Court, where he was served with papers expressing the prosecution's intent to seek the death penalty in Lumpkin's upcoming murder trial, according to Liberty County Clerk of Court Frank Middleton.

March 02, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Public Safety


House passes juvenile justice overhaul

ATLANTA - Juvenile courts would have to conduct an assessment of children's mental health needs before committing them into state custody as part of an overhaul of the juvenile justice code passed Wednesday by House lawmakers.

March 01, 2012 | By Ray Henry Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 22: A Hinesville business owner reported the theft of a portable storage container, valued at $2,000. The owner said the customer stopped paying on the rented storage container and told police a witness saw the container emptied and towed from the customer's property.

March 01, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Prepare for tornadoes, season starts Thursday

ATLANTA - Last spring, a series of tornadoes struck Georgia, killing 15 people and injuring 143 across the state.

February 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Man beaten during home invasion

A Midway man was attacked and robbed early Sunday morning, according to law-enforcement authorities.

February 29, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


House votes to ban sex offenders from driving buses

ATLANTA - Sex offenders would be banned from driving school and passenger buses under a bill passed by Georgia's House of Representatives.

February 28, 2012 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Criminal justice overhaul introduced

ATLANTA - Seeking to balance public safety with the growing cost of the state's prison system, Georgia lawmakers on Monday introduced legislation to substantially overhaul the criminal justice system, with changes ranging from how courts are run to how offenders are sentenced.

February 28, 2012 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotter for Feb. 27

Recent reports of crimes and activity by the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 27, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


Crime tip leads to arrests

Fighting fires as Midway Volunteer Fire Department's fire chief for the past 31 years is just one aspect of Terrell Chipp's service to the community.

February 27, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Active tonado season expected, especially in SE

WASHINGTON - With the month of March looming, tornado chasers are already watching the Southeast as a nasty storm brews with the potential to spin off a batch of tornadoes.

February 25, 2012 | By Seth Borenstein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 17: A woman was arrested at a business on West Highway 196 for possession of marijuana and a controlled substance after being spotted by her bail bondsman, who told police she gave him a false name during her bonding. Marijuana was found in the vehicle she was traveling in, and an Oxycontin pill and straw were found on her person.

February 25, 2012 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Nuclear plant's safety discussed at meeting

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will discuss the 2017 safety performance of the Hatch Nuclear Power Plant during an open house from 4-6 p.m ...

April 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD Reports

From Hinesville Police Department reports. Editor's note: Due to computer issues at the city, reports have been unavailable in recent weeks. They are back ...

April 18, 2018 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Child critical after collision with pickup

A 9-year-old boy was critically injured Tuesday when he was riding a bike south of Riceboro and was hit by a pickup.

April 18, 2018 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


One dead, another injured after domestic dispute

Liberty County authorities are searching for a 41-year-old man in connection with a homicide and the injury of another person in Walthourville early Thursday.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Early forecast calls for 6-8 hurricanes

When Liberty County Emergency Management Deputy Director emailed a graphic with the 2018 hurricane forecast, he added a caveat.

April 09, 2018 | Staff report | Public Safety


Murder suspect gets $1M bond

The man accused of fatally shooting James Caswell Jones had bond set at $1 milllion on March 19, by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert ...

April 02, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


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