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Police/Courts

  • Public Safety to get wellness program

    Requests for approval to apply and accept federal and state grants are pretty common at Levy County Commission meetings, but one at the Dec. 3 meeting sparked some questions from one commissioner because it calls for the purchase of gym equipment. 

  • DPS tests firefighter applicants

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety conducted testing of part-time firefighter applicants on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Levy County Public Safety Complex in Bronson.

    This testing process consisted of a 50-question written test and a series of practical evaluations. The practical portion consisted of ladder raise, tool carry, search and rescue, victim drag and hose line operation skills. 

  • Drive safe this holdiday season

    Aggressive driving is dangerous driving. This is especially true when drivers of cars and large trucks engage in aggressive driving behavior around each other. To help combat the hazard this presents to motorists on the road, the Florida Highway Patrol began a two-week enforcement campaign aimed at preventing aggressive driving behavior on Friday. The Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign runs through December 5 and is intended to raise awareness about the dangers of being too aggressive on roadways, especially when a large truck is involved. 

  • Holiday fire safety

    Chiefland Fire Rescue wishes everyone a safe holiday season.

  • Williston man arrested in theft of $2,900

    A man living in a Williston group home on Northeast 35th Street was charged recently with 13 counts of criminal use of personal information after, according to police, he used a bank card to take money from another man who lives at the same address.

  • Trenton man arrested for DUI

    No good deed goes unpunished might be the slogan of 55-year-old Trenton man arrested Sunday.

  • Store manager wanted for questioning

    A Chiefland man is wanted for questioning about more than $2,200 that went missing from a McDonald's safe last week.

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of December 12

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

  • CPD's Douglas signs on for another year

    Chiefland's head of police will be moving into his ninth year with the city. Commissioners voted unanimously 4-0 Monday night to renew CPD Chief Robert Douglas' contract, noting only a 35-cent increase to his cell phone allowance as the only change from last year. Mayor Teal Pomeroy was absent from the public evaluation.

  • Warnings issued on handyman scams

    Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner wants homeowners and business owners to be alert to repair and construction scams by fly-by-night work crews that could leave them worse off than they started.