Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Bronson Power-Lines Arrest

April 22, 2014

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has been working toward a solution to issues which continue to arise at the “Power-Lines” in Bronson. The “Power-Lines”, as they are known locally, is an area of unimproved properties north of the Town of Bronson and west of County Road 337. Youth and young adults trespass and congregate on these privately owned properties.  While on the property they drink, use drugs and mud bog. The LCSO has seen a surge in reports of violent crimes resulting from these Friday and Saturday night gatherings.

Patricia L. Miller W/F 3-11-96 was arrested April 21, 2014 after an extensive investigation was concluded. Miller attacked a 16 year old Gainesville youth on April 7, 2014. The attack was so brutal the victim had to undergo surgery to repair her nose, which had been broken in three places.  Miller is being held in the Levy County Detention Facility on a $100,000.00 bond. 

LCSO will continue to seek to stop illegal activities in this area.  We ask that the public report any suspicious persons or activity to LCSO or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-877-349-TIPS. 
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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.



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Levy County Boat Ramp Closures



April 17, 2014

The Levy County Board of County Commissioners and the Levy County Sheriff’s Office announced a combined decision to close all boat ramps on the Suwannee River.  Due to rising river conditions and hazardous navigation, the ramps at Clay Landing, Fowler’s Bluff and Camp Azalea are closed until further notice.  For vessels navigating the area of Fowlers Bluff, a no wake zone has been established by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  The Suwannee River will be patrolled by FWC.  All agencies are asking citizens who will be on the water to be respectful of the no wake provision which will reduce damage to homes on waterfront properties.

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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.

Levy County Teen Driver Improvement Program

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Community Relations Division, is offering a Teen Driver Improvement Program to all Levy County students who have a current Operators License or Learners Permit or who are about to get their Learners Permit.
The goal of this program is to educate the teen drivers of Levy County of the dangers of aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, and to reinforce the benefits of seatbelt use. These four issues have been found to be major causes of teen involved crashes, injuries and fatalities. This program is free of cost and is 4 hours in duration. This program consists of classroom instruction, videos, power point presentations and hands-on time during which the students will drive golf carts through a course to learn first hand the dangers of their choices they make while driving. This is a graphic presentation that will show students the human consequences of their driving choices. Parent waivers are required due to the graphic nature of the presentation. Waivers are available online at www.levyso.com, and then click on the Teen Driver Improvement Icon on left side of screen. All students will be required to pre-register for the class by calling Lt. Sean Mullins or Sgt. Max Long at 352-486-5111 ext 276 or via e-mail smullins@levyso.com or mlong@levyso.com. This class has a minimum of 5 students for the class to take place so these dates are tentative. ALL CLASSES BEGIN AT 9:00 AM

Williston HS.       June: 24      July: 3, 8, 15, 16, 31,      August: 5, 6

Chiefland HS.      June: 25      July: 2, 9, 17, 28, 29,      August: 7, 11

Bronson HS.        June: 26      July: 7, 10, 30                 August: 12

Cedar Key HS.    June: 30      July: 14

Yankeetown:                            July: 1                             August: 4
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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, April 15, 2014

LCSO Begins Williston Crab Festival Preparations


The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has ramped up planning for Crab Festival 2014. Sheriff McCallum and his executive staff have attended meetings with Williston community leaders who offered their assistance to make this event safer. In the wake of last years tragedy, where five people were shot and one died of his injuries, this event is of great concern to LCSO.

 

Community leaders are telling LCSO the event will happen on April 26, 2014.

 

Citizens and travelers through Levy County can expect traffic congestion in and around US Alt Hwy 27 and County Road 318 in Williston on Saturday, April 26, 2014. There will be no parking on CR 318 (including at vendor’s booths), or on its right-of-way. Any vehicles parked on the right-of-way may be towed for the safety of all concerned.

 

The LCSO has enlisted the help of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Williston Police Department and the Florida Department of Agriculture. It will be the efforts of Law Enforcement to curb the illegal sales of alcoholic beverages, address drug violations, control traffic, food safety and health violations.

 

County Road 318 will be closed at 3:00 pm or before; depending on pedestrian and vehicle traffic congestion and safety concerns. Residents of Williston who have homes accessed via CR 318 should be prepared to show photo ID with a current address. All through traffic will be re-routed at NE 212 Court and NE 35 Street to US Alt 27. The Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone that is not attending the event to avoid the area by using alternate routes.   

 

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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.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sexual Predator

                                                          Sexual Predator                   
Public Address Notification

April 9, 2014

On April 8, 2014 John Wayne Hudson registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Hudson is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

John Wayne Hudson was convicted in 2004 in Levy County, Fl for Sexual Battery by weapon or force - F.S. 794.011. Hudson was released from the Federal Bureau of Prisons and has registered his address as: 11950 NE 116 Street Archer, 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:
John Wayne Hudson
11950 NE 116 Street
Archer, Fl 32618
White/Male
DOB: 05/03/1968
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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.




Sexual Predator

Sexual Predator
Public Address Notification

April 9, 2014

On April 2, 2014 James Solomon, Jr registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Solomon is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

James Solomon, Jr was convicted in 2001 in Alachua County, Fl for Sexual Battery of a child under 12. Solomon 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:
James Solomon Jr
21161 NE 35 Street
Williston, Fl 32696
Black/Male
DOB: 03/19/1950
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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, April 8, 2014

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day



The Levy County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the Levy County Prevention Coalition will be participating in the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency's National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative.

This year's event will be held at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday April 26th, 2014, from 10:00AM until 2:00 PM. Sheriff’s Deputies will be present to accept all medications. The collection site will be located at the South Entrance to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office complex located at 9150 NE 80 Ave., Bronson, Fl 32621.

Participants are encouraged to bring in prescription medications that are no longer used, out of date, or medications from loved ones who have passed away. Medications can be loose or in containers.
Participants will be able to drive in and drop medications off into boxes provided without having to exit their vehicles.

Please join us in participating in this important initiative to keep unwanted or unneeded medications off our streets.

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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.