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  • Williston man arrested on sex charges

    A Williston man has been arrested on multiple charges of having sex with an underage girl and is being investigated for similar activity with a second underage girl, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    Dillon Arnold Bird, 24, of Williston was arrested after Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Narayan and Investigator Mike Wilkinson met with the parent of a 17-year-old-female. The parent reported discovering evidence that the daughter had been involved in a sexual relationship with Bird. 

  • What the abbreviations in the arrest reports mean

     n Driver’s License–DL

    n Driving While License Suspended or Revoked–DWLSR

    n Driving Under the Influence–DUI

    n Failure to Appear–FTA

    n Released on Own 

    n Recognizance–ROR

    n Resisting With 

    n Violence–RWV

    n Resisting Without Violence–RW/OV

    n Violation of Probation–VOP

  • CPD seeks help ID'ing robber

    Chiefland Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying a liquor store robber.

    On July 4 at approximately 8:30 p.m. there was a robbery at Chiefland Package at 2311 N.W. 14th St. The suspect is a black male, about 5 foot 8 inches, thin build, wearing a burgundy colored shirt, white undershirt, burgundy shorts, white basketball style sneakers, dark colored gloves and a camouflage ski mask.

    The robber was armed and ordered the store clerk to hand over an estimated $4,000 in cash from the store register and safe, and fled the scene.

  • Accident closes road

    Drivers found themselves taking a detour to avoid Levy County Road 339 at U.S. Highway 27A after a fertilizer truck overturned on Thursday, July 21.

    While drivers are detouring to CR 339A this week due to piling repairs on a bridge, they took the detour a little early when the truck accident shut down the road.

    The truck driver, who was not identified, was transported for medical treatment. The Florida Highway Patrol has not released a report on the accident.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of July 28

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

    • July 21, Wyatt Morgan Arrow, 18, Morrison, touch or strike, deprive means of protection or communication, possession of a controlled substance W/O a prescription. Bond $86.000.

    • July 18, David Lee Beech, 38, Trenton, VOP.

    • July 23, Michael Joseph Butler, 57, Crawfordville, DUI, refuse to submit to DUI test after LS, operating a motorcycle W/O license, DWLS-habitual. Bond $100,000.

    • July 20, Joseph William Clark, 42, Bronson, DWLS.

  • Williston man arrested on sex charges

    A Williston man has been arrested on multiple charges of having sex with an underage girl and is being investigated for similar activity with a second underage girl, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Dillon Arnold Bird, 24, of Williston was arrested after Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Narayan and Investigator Mike Wilkinson met with the parent of a 17-year-old-female. The parent reported discovering evidence that the daughter had been involved in a sexual relationship with Bird. 

  • Trenton man gets back lost wallet containing $902 thanks to Samaritan

    When Trenton resident Richard Brock Jr. visited the Chiefland Wal-Mart to purchase a pair of nail clippers for his dog on the night of July 4, it was about to be a much costlier trip than he could ever have imagined.

    Brock didn’t realize it when he grabbed his wallet before heading out, but it contained more than $900. When he arrived back at home, the wallet hadn’t made the return trip.

    He was sure he’d lost the money for good, even if his wallet were to eventually be returned.

  • Thief takes Vietnam vet's wheelchairs

    Richard Howell served his country and for his service in Vietnam he was left disabled, using a wheel chair and still carries bullets in his back.

    The former Navy gunner's mate on a swift boat is not bitter about that, but he is bitter that some thief or thieves have stolen two conventional wheelchairs from his carport while he was out using a third electric wheelchair.

    He said the theft was deliberate because the person had to come inside the fence on his property to gain access to the wheel chairs ― one of which reclines.

  • Toddler found walking along US 19

    Motorist Mitzi Lacoste, a travelling nurse, could not believe her eyes when she spotted the truck in front of her braking ― for a toddler dressed only in a shirt, walking by himself about 6 feet off of U.S. Highway 19 approximately ¾ of a mile north of the caution light at Gulf Hammock.

  • Truck thief shoulda’ left town

    Friday morning someone broke into Plattner’s Chiefland Ford sales office, but that person was not in a buying mood.

    The person instead took the keys to vehicles on the sales lot and picked out a top of the line $70,000 Ford F-150 Platinum pickup truck, black in color, and drove off. But not before also damaging an orange Mustang and scattering keys in the lot and taking two dealer tags, numbers PG535G and PG533G.