Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nero Located

K-9 Nero has been located. LCSO thanks all of our and Gilchrist County citizens for their assistance in finding him. Nero is on the way home with his Partner. 

MISSING LCSO K-9 “NERO”


On the afternoon of September 17, 2014, Levy County Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Nero” was discovered missing from his kennel.  Nero apparently escaped from the enclosure located inside the City of Trenton, Florida.  Levy County and Gilchrist County Deputies are searching for Nero at this time.  

LCSO is requesting the public’s assistance in locating and returning Nero.  Nero is a working law enforcement animal and is not a pet.  He is not wearing his LCSO badge on his collar.  Members of the public are encouraged not to approach Nero if he is spotted.  They should contact the LCSO or their local law enforcement agency immediately.  

LCSO thanks the public for their assistance.  

 

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Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sexual Predator


Sexual Predator
                                                       Public Address Notification

September 16, 2014

On September 15, 2014 Stanley Greene registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Greene is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

Stanley Greene was convicted in 2005 in Alachua County, Fl for Sexual Battery with a Weapon or by Force. Greene was released from the Florida Department of Corrections and has registered his address as: 21161 NE 35 Street Williston, Fl.

For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual offender data base.

Sexual Predator:

Stanley Greene
21161 NE 35 Street
Williston, Fl 32696
Black/Male
DOB: 07/24/1964

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Raceway Accident Claims Life

September 15, 2014

Levy County Deputies responded to the Bronson Motor Speedway located on SR 24 just east of Bronson, Fl. at 3:11 pm on September 14, 2014. Deputies discovered the flagman, identified as Buddy Jack Howell Jr. 49, was struck in the infield by a 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck participating in a two vehicle “spectator” event the track was hosting.

The vehicle driven by Gene Lawson rounded turn four, lost traction and began rotating counter clock wise. The vehicle entered the infield and struck Howell. Howell was treated on scene by EMS and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The accidental death was investigated jointly by LCSO and the Florida Highway Patrol.  The tragedy has generated significant interest in social media.  We extend our condolences to everyone involved.

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

**REWARD OFFERED**






**REWARD OFFERED**
Burglary Victim & LCSO Ask for Public Assistance

September 9, 2014

On August 22, 2014 LCSO Deputies responded to 11331 SE 21st Place Morriston, Fl to investigate a burglary complaint. The home owner’s caretaker found their house and barn had been virtually emptied of all possessions. The victim reported the following items were stolen: 

1.     A Kubota 3430 tractor with turf tires, a bucket and 72” finish mower attached

2.     A blue and white Honda Fat Cat TR200 trail bike,

3.     A red Honda 500 Foreman 4 wheeler and

4.     A complete horse rigging for a carriage were stolen.

Additionally, from the interior of the home the thieves took the refrigerator, washer and dryer, linens and utensils.

Attached are photographs of the most identifiable items we are asking you to be on the look out for.  We are seeking any information the public may have to offer which could lead to the return of property.  The Victim has agreed to offer a $5,000 reward for the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible.

Tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-8477, if the caller wishes to remain anonymous. Anyone with specific information regarding this crime is asked to contact Investigator Scott Stancil at 352-486-5111 ext 364.

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Burglar’s Caught in the Act





September 9, 2014

Levy County Deputies Corporal L. Prine and K. Weatherford’s rapid response to a 12 year old panicked phone call for help resulted in the capture of two suspects in the act of a burglary yesterday.

Delania Evans 35, and Earl Peterson 56, both convicted burglars with long criminal histories picked the wrong house at the wrong time. Unknown to either of the LCSO deputies, both were in the same general area but on opposite ends of the subdivision when the call came into the 911 center. Both units immediately responded and were on scene within minutes of the first call. Corporal Prine arrived approximately one minute prior to Dep. Weatherford and was able to observe the duo stealing items from the home owner’s truck and take them into custody. All of the home owner’s property was recovered and returned.

The suspects did not know a 12 year old child was at home. The child heard a knock at his door and peered out to see a person, whom he did not know. His fast thinking and being suspicious of them prompted his first call. He watched them through a window while calling his mother and explaining what he saw while hiding inside the home. Mom’s quick action by calling 911 and relaying the son’s observations made for a quick and successful arrest.

Evans is being held at the Levy County Detention Facility on a $150,000 bond and Peterson is being held on a $350,000 bond.    

LCSO commends this young man and his mother for their fast thinking and quick notification to our office which helped solve this case. LCSO is continuing their investigation into the activities of these two suspects as they relate to other reported cases in the same area of our county. 
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
"Know Something We Don't" Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.