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Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for March 14

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

March 14, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Woman uses gun to rob another unloading groceries

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted armed robbery about 9:30 p.m. Thursday on Live Oak Church Road.

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


Restaurant sanitation scores March 10

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in February by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, go to dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

March 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Sheriff's office offers gun safety course

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office conducted a firearms safety class on Feb. 6.

March 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Teacher smells joint at school, administrators call police

Recent reports filed by Hinesville Police officers include:

March 10, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


4 jailed after car stopped near Riceboro

A car that was driving on the wrong side of the road ended with four people in jail Tuesday afternoon after narcotics were discovered in their vehicle, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

March 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


High-speed chase ends in Liberty County, thwarts would-be visit to Obama

An attempt to initiate a traffic stop in Camden County led authorities on a 50-mile chase that ended in Liberty County on Tuesday night - and pre-empted a trip to visit the president of the United States.

March 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Two arrested after high-speed chase

Two men were arrested after a high-speed chase Wednesday afternoon along Highway 84 from Walthourville to Holmestown, where their vehicle overturned, according to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

March 05, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Hinesville police seek bank-scam suspect

On Feb. 24, a man entered a Hinesville bank and committed a scam, and now Hinesville police are seeking the public's help in finding him.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


1 arrested, another sought in Long Co. Rec Dept. break-in

An arrest has been made in a January break-in at the Long County Recreation Department, but authorities are still looking for a second suspect.

March 02, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Brush fire burns 200-300 acres in Long County

A controlled burn in Long County got out of control Saturday afternoon, damaging an estimated 200 to 300 acres.

February 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


SUV strikes bicyclist in Fleming

A bicyclist was struck by an SUV and injured shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Leroy Coffer Highway and Freedman Grove Road.

February 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Maj. Cribbs retires after 41 years with Hinesville police

After 41 years with the Hinesville Police Department - 40 of those with the detective unit - Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs decided it was time to put down his gun and badge.

February 27, 2016 | Patty Leon | Public Safety


1 arrested, another sought in Long County Rec Dept. break-in

An arrest has been made in a January break-in at the Long County Recreation Department, but authorities are still looking for a second suspect.

February 27, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


Fugitive caught in Long County

The Long County Sheriff's Office recently apprehended a man who had been in hiding since 2013.

February 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Public Safety


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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


Hinesville police: Women scuffle with officers after vehicle strikes motorcycle

A motorcycle rider was injured in Hinesville Sunday night after colliding with a car.

June 05, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


UPDATE: Coastal Liberty County under tropical storm watch

11 p.m. update

June 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Lightning strike sparks fire at Walthourville home

A Walthourville home was damaged by a lightning strike Sunday afternoon during a storm.

June 05, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Fire destroys four Glennville businesses

GLENNVILLE - A large fire destroyed four businesses on Barnard Street in downtown Glennville early Sunday morning.

June 05, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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