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Police/Courts

  • Overdue traffic tickets 40% off Saturday

    Attention traffic ticket scofflaws! Your opportunity to get that overdue traffic fine off your conscience and that suspension off your driver's license for the unpaid ticket is coming.

    Operation Green Light, sponsored by the Florida court clerks, will be underway on April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you pay just the fines and fees and not the 40 percent overdue collection fee and then get your license cleared.

    “This could help restore your driving privileges,” said Levy County Clerk of Court Danny Shipp in announcing the program on Thursday.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for April 9

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

    • April 1, Jesse Baggett, 34, Williston, VOP. Bond $300.

    • March 31, Jerald Billups, 39, Inglis, DWLS, possession of marijuana, out of county warrant. Bond $3,660.

    • March 30, Kim Marie Bouterie, 47, Inglis, criminal mischief.

    • April 5, David Paul Cox, 35, Chiefland, DWLS.

    • March 31, Christopher Thomas Davis, 40, Williston, fraud/swindle. Bond $25,000.

  • 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

  • Sex offenders return to jail

    Five convicted sex offenders were arrested April 1 after the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Parole and Probation and the United States Marshal’s Sex Offender Investigation Branch conducted compliance checks on registered predators/offenders in Levy County.

    The purpose of these checks are to ensure the registered offenders are complying with their probation conditions. Some offenders are prohibited from having internet access or even possessing a cell phone.

  • Two die in Williston wreck

    Two Williston men died Saturday following an accident that occurred around 6:30 p.m. on US 27A and NE 40th Street.

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Curtis Leon Dallas, 32, and Rickey Thurline Wilcox, 55, both of Williston were traveling in the southbound lane of US 27A. Witnesses told the FHP that Dallas, the driver of a 2001 Geo Prizm, was traveling at a high rate of speed when he collided with the 2003 Chevy Trailblazer driven by Deborah Hammonds Bouchard, 58, of Williston.

  • Fanning man arrested on sex charge

    A joint investigation by the Gilchrist and Levy County Sheriff's Offices has resulted in the arrest of a Fanning Springs man and a request by both sheriffs that anyone with information on his activities come forward.

    Ronald Robert Bischoff, 43, of Fanning Springs, is charged with three counts of capital sexual battery and one count of lewd or lascivious exhibition. He was booked into the Gilchrist County Jail with no bond on the capital sexual battery counts and $100,000 bond on the lewd or lascivious exhibition charge.

  • Sheriff's report & Most Wanted for April 16

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

    • April 8, Hugo Alberto Alvarez-Quintana, 28, Morriston, battery. Bond $25,000.

    • April 11, Roni Emiliano Cano, 27, Cross City, no DL. ROR.

    • April 12, Mitchell Chaddock, 49, Bronson, 49, battery.

    • April 9, Amanda Dora Cofield, 27, Chiefland, VOP. Bond $20,000.

    • April 10, Maddie Lynette Cryer, 28, Crystal River, two counts FTA. Bond $4,000.

    • April 9, James Jason Deloach, 37, Old Town, VOP.

  • Man arrested on sex charge

    A joint investigation by the Gilchrist and Levy County Sheriff's Offices has resulted in the arrest of a Fanning Springs man and a request by both sheriffs that anyone with information on his activities come forward.

    Ronald Robert Bischoff, 43, of Fanning Springs, is charged with three counts of capital sexual battery and one count of lewd or lascivious exhibition. He was booked into the Gilchrist County Jail with no bond on the capital sexual battery counts and $100,000 bond on the lewd or lascivious exhibition charge.

  • Robber ignores clerk's advice

    A woman robber, who claimed to have a gun and a bomb, attacked a clerk at Smoke & Spirits Liquor Store on U.S. Highway 19 in Chiefland after he bravely told her, “You don't want to do this for a little bit of money.”

  • Police solve jewelry theft

    It did not take Chiefland Police Department long to solve the theft of more than $7,000 in jewelry from Mitch’s Gold & Diamonds – they simply stopped in at a nearby pawn shop and checked out a couple who had just pulled into the parking lot.

    But police had a little help from the suspects who told the clerk at Mitch’s they were heading to Cash Munny to sell a steel penny the jeweler refused to buy.

    Charged with grand theft are Kirsten Michelle Moore, 18, and James Dale Bryant, 44, both of Old Town.