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Patrick Martin

Fort Stewart seeking missing soldier

Fort Stewart PAO

Fort Stewart’s Public Affairs Office released the following plea to the public on Sept. 7:

On behalf of the 224th Military Intelligence Battalion, we are asking for the public's assistance in finding Specialist Patrick Martin who has been reported missing. He was last seen on Fort Stewart on August 30, 2021.

If you believe you saw Specialist Martin or have any information on his current location, please contact investigators at: (912) 767-4264 or (912) 767-9629.

Patrick is 27 years old, 72 inches tall, 190 pounds, has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Two accidents on I-95 less than six hours apart

Second accident had one fatality

Lewis Levine

There were two major accidents just one mile apart from each other has caused major traffic issues on Interstate 95 last week.

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper, Stephen Jones the first accident occurred shortly after midnight when two tractor trailers collided sending one person to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah with head injuries. Less than six hours later the driver of a utility van struck the back of a tractor trailer on mile marker 77 northbound.  The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Jones said the second accident appears to have been connected with the first one when hundreds of cakes were splattered across the highway after the impact.

Interstate 95 was completely shut-down between exit 76 northbound to exit 82 in Bryan County.

- photo by Lewis Levine

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HPD Blotters

Patty Leon

Criminal Trespass

On Sept. 8, a Hinesville police officer was patrolling the area along E.G. Miles Parkway when he saw a man walking around the Advance Auto Parts Store and knocking on the rear deliver door. The officer approached the man who was reported to be drunk and/or high as a kite.  The officer told the man he needed to leave the property as he was already served with a criminal trespass notice for being in the same area two days prior. The man said he was knocking on the door because they were serving food inside. The officer reported the man left the building. The officer planned to have a warrant issued for the arrest of the man.

Animal bite

On Sept. 7 a man called police to report his dog “Dude” had been bitten by another dog, a Pitt Bull. The complainant said he and a friend were walking Dude in the dog park at Independence Place. He said Dude, a Labrador mix, spotted the other dog and jumped the fence toward it. The complainant explained Dude was a playful dog and likely wanted to lay with the Pitt Bull. But the other dog latched onto Dude’s neck. The complainant reported the Pitt Bull’s owner, described as a white bald male, immediately came over and had his dog release his bite from Dude. The owner and Pitt Bull walked away while the complainant attended to Dude. The officer said Dude had minor injuries to his neck and the side of his face. The complainant said he wanted to file a report to see if they could locate the owner of the Pit Bull to verify the dog was up to date on its shots. The complainant took Dude to the veterinarian to check and treat the injuries.


On Sept. 7, HPD responded to more than one call regarding complainants’ mailboxes. The first call was to a home in the 700 block of Fleming Road where the complainant reported someone had snapped his mailbox post at the base causing the mailbox to topple over. In a second incident report, the complainant who lives in the 200 block of Windrow Drive reported his whole mail box was stolen. A third complainant who lives in the 1000 block of Varnedoe Street said he was in his home when he heard a loud crash. He looked out his window and saw a car exiting his yard and fleeing away from the mailbox it had crashed into and drove over. Police are investigating all three incidents.

Criminal attempt

A woman was asleep in her home in Salisbury Wat when she woke up to the sound of someone banging and pushing her back door. The woman said she ran into her garage and called police. Officers cleared the scene and found no one inside the house. They did see the back door lock was completely damaged by someone who tried to enter the home. The irony is that while responding to the call an officer saw a tall, black male, bald, wearing a red shirt walking from the intersection of Salisbury Way and Stonehenge Drive. The officer reported the man raised his hands in the air as if he was surrendering which appeared suspicious. The officer responded to the home and later asked a neighbor if they can check their surveillance camera footage. There was the same male they had passed on the road. He was caught on camera approaching the home and then leaving from the side. Officers will use the footage to positively identify the man and secure a warrant for his arrest.


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