Thursday, January 28, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Date: January 21, 2010
Bronson, Florida- Are you interested in serving your community and fellow citizens of Levy County?
The Levy County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking applicants for the Citizens On Patrol Program. C.O.P. volunteers are an invaluable asset to the Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Levy County and perform many varied duties. Some of these duties include: funeral escorts, clerical duties, crowd and traffic control for community events and parades, assisting Civil Deputies with duties at the Court House, traffic control at traffic crash and roadway obstruction scenes, as well as time spent patrolling the neighborhoods and roadways of Levy County. All C.O.P. duties are non confrontational in nature but can be challenging and very rewarding with the knowledge that you are serving your community. If you are interested in learning more about the C.O.P. program or would like to apply please contact Lt. Sean Mullins at 352-486-5111 ext. 278 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To the current members of the Levy County Sheriff's Office C.O.P. program.
Sheriff Johnny Smith and the entire staff of the Sheriff's Office would like to express our sincere gratitude for the service that you provide to our agency and the citizens of Levy County. Without your invaluable help our jobs would be much more difficult and we would be unable to provide the high level of service that the citizens of Levy County deserve. Again, we thank you for your service and please know that you are greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Date: January 20, 2010
Time: 10:45 AM
Cedar Key, Florida-On January 19, 2010, Detective Roger Bell arrested Waylan John Campbell for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, culpable negligence and making a false report to law enforcement.
On January 17, 2010 around 11:00 a.m., Gary McIntyre, 16 years of age, was at Campbell's residence at 6551 SW 132 Ave., Cedar Key. While at the residence, Campbell showed McIntyre his 30-30 rifle and Campbell shot a bucket behind the residence. After target practicing, the two went inside the residence and ate lunch.
Campbell walked in the bedroom and showed the victim a .22 revolver. Campbell stated the day before he thought he checked the cylinders and believed the gun was unloaded. Campbell spun the cylinders and cocked the hammer back and dry fired the weapon two times. Unknown to Campbell, there were three live rounds in the pistol and he pointed the gun at the victim's face and pulled the trigger discharging one round that struck the victim in the face. The victim was air lifted to an undisclosed hospital where he is listed in serious but stable condition.
After the victim was shot, Campbell stated that he knew he would go to prison for shooting him. Campbell waited for approximately 5 minutes before calling 9-1-1 and fabricated a story to the 9-1-1 operator. Campbell stated that the two were in Shiloh Cemetery and he was looking at his sound system and heard a shot and seen the victim bleeding from his mouth. The concocted story led numerous Deputies and Florida Wildlife Commission Officers to the cemetery and began searching for an active shooter. Through the investigation Campbell confessed that he falsified the story.
Detective Bell arrested Campbell on January 19, 2010 for the listed charges. Campbell is a convicted felon for grand theft and he is currently on felony probation.
Waylan John Campbell
5851 SW 103 Court
Cedar Key, Fl
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Date: January 19, 2010
Time: 12:30 PM
The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force has received numerous complaints on Kendrick Hill for dealing in narcotics from his residence at 18530 NE 76th Street in Raleigh. The Drug Task Force did a control buy and purchased marijuana from Hill and obtained a search warrant.
On December 21, 2009, agents executed a search warrant at Hill's residence and recovered approximately ½ a pound of marijuana. Hill was not home during the raid but his wife, Yolanda Regina Hill was present. Yolanda Hill was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana more than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a drug dwelling.
On December 30, 2009, drug agents obtained an arrest warrant for Kendrick Hill for sale of marijuana and possession of marijuana. Hill is on felony probation and he is currently on the run. Hill is a seven time convicted felon and has a past criminal history of resisting arrest and drug charges.
On January 15, 2010 the US Marshals Service North Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force located Hill at a Gainesville residence and he was arrested without incident. Hill was arrested for the Levy County warrant. Upon Hill's arrest he was in possession of over 21 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Hill was transported to the Alachua County Jail.
Yolanda Regina Hill
18530 NE 76th Street
Kendrick Jermaine Hill
18530 NE 76TH Street
Date: January 19, 2010
Time: 11:00 AM
Morriston, Florida-On January 12, 2010 Deputy Joseph Sabbag arrested Eric Gabriel Flaquer, Nicholas Hernandez and Domingo Jimenez for manufacturing and cultivation of marijuana, possession of cannabis over 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a drug search warrant at 19850 SE 62 Place in Morriston. The investigation revealed that the three suspects were operating an indoor grow house and manufacturing and cultivating marijuana. The grow house was equipped with automatic watering, lights and fertilizing systems. Inside the residence the suspects had over one (1) pound of processed marijuana and smoking pipes.
The Drug Agents confiscated a 2005 Ford King Ranch 4x4 dually valued over $ 20,000 and the drugs had a street valued over $ 65,000 dollars.
Eric Gabriel Flaquer
19850 SE 62 Place
White Male, 10/17/83
19850 SE 62 Place
White Male, 01/21/86
Domingo Froilan Jimenez
19850 SE 62 Place
White Male 02/04/61
Date: January 19, 2010
Bronson, Florida-On January 16, 2010 Drug Agent Joe Barrera arrested Jeffrey Deshaun Patterson for sale of crack cocaine and possession of cocaine within a 1000 feet of public housing authority.
The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force conducted an undercover drug buy at 418 North Pine Ave in Bronson. The confidential source purchased crack cocaine from Patterson and the purchase was less than 1000 feet from a Public Housing Authority. Patterson is well known to the Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force. Patterson is an eight time convicted felon and has been convicted five times on misdemeanor charges. Patterson bond was set by the courts at $ 60,000.
Jeffrey Deshaun Patterson
6419 NW 65th Street
Black Male, 11/03/83
Friday, January 15, 2010
Law Enforcement Mourns the Loss of Captain Chad Reed
~Funeral scheduled for the weekend~
For Immediate Release
January 15, 2010
Dixie County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) Captain Chad Reed, 33, was killed in the line of duty yesterday following a shooting incident in Cross City, Fla. Suspect John Kalisz, 55, allegedly fired the fatal wound. FDLE is investigating the incident.
Capt. Reed joined the DCSO June 1, 1998 as a Sheriff's Deputy and served as a captain since Jan. 1, 2007. Capt. Reed supervised several areas including D.A.R.E. and crime prevention programs. He also oversaw the agency's school resource officers and the dive team unit. Capt. Reed is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Class 238 Session.
"Captain Reed dedicated his life to serving others and protecting our community. He was a dedicated deputy who we were proud to know and honored to serve with," said Sheriff Dewey Hatcher. "In his final acts, Captain Reed was exhibiting the selflessness for which he was so well known. He will always be part of the Dixie County Sheriff's Office family. He will never be forgotten."
Capt. Reed was elected president of the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association and demonstrated his leadership skills while working for the Dixie County Department of Emergency Management.
"Today, Florida's emergency management community is mourning the loss of one of our own," said Florida Division of Emergency Management Interim Director David Halstead. "Chad's dedication and unwavering commitment to those he protected and served in Dixie County and around the state will be sorely missed. A wonderful human being was taken from us much too soon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones."
The viewing is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 16 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rick Gooding Funeral Home in Cross City.
The funeral service is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m at First Baptist Church in Cross City.
For Further Information Contact:
Heather Smith, Kristen Chernosky or Mike Morrison
FDLE Office of Public Information
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Date: January 12, 2010
Bronson, Florida- On January 9, 2010 the Levy County Sheriff's Office auction eighteen old department vehicles, twelve confiscated vehicles from drug forfeitures and office equipment to the highest bidder. The auction generated over $ 30,000.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Date: January 9 2010
Time: 8:30 PM Bronson, Florida-
On January 8, 2010, Detective Jay Crooms arrested Phillip Alexander for Unlawful Sex Act and Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a minor. On January 8, 2010 the sheriffs office received a tip from an friend of the victim that the victim was being assault. The victim then confirmed the story with the sheriffs office and advised that Phillip Alexander did indeed commit those acts upon her. Later that afternoon Phillip Alexander post Miranda at the Levy County Sheriff's Office confessed to having sexual intercourse with the victim that was know to him. Phillip Alexander was arrested and booked into the Levy County Jail with a $ 200,000 bond.
9260 NE Highway 24
White Male 10/12/42###
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Date: January 7, 2010
Time: 1:30 PM
Sexual Predator Address Change:
In accordance with Florida Statue 775.21, this is a mandatory notification of the changing of address of a registered sexual predator in Levy County.
Frank E Raub was convicted in Gilchrist County in 1998 for sexual battery on a child less than 12 years of age and another charge for lewd and Lascivious on a victim under 16 years old.
Raub was serving time at MADISON C.I until his release January 5 2010 and now residing at the below address in Levy County. For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, please visit www.flde.state.fl.us and go to the sexual data base.
Frank E Raub
11531 Ne 103 rd Ter
Archer , Florida
Lt. Scott Finnen
Professional Standards Unit
Levy County Sheriffs Office
FBI National Academy "232" Session
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf" George Orwell
Friday, January 1, 2010
Officer Alton Horne with Chiefland Police Department arrested BM Broderick Batie For a misdemeanor of Possession of cannabis less than 20 grams.