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Police/Courts

  • 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. 

  • Fresh faces on the bench for 8th Circuit

    There are fresh faces on the bench in Levy County and elsewhere in the 8th Judicial Circuit due to resignations, retirements, death and annual rotations.

  • CPD asking for help in funding safety program

    The Chiefland Police Department needs help from the community to help fund a program aimed at child safety and drug education.

  • Levy DPS trains with flight crew

    Firefighters are dispatched to Landing Zones whenever an air ambulance is requested. With the addition of the air ambulance and flight crew stationed at the Levy Count Department of Public Safety Complex (LCDPS) 24/7, the Firefighter I class had the opportunity to meet with the crew and gain knowledge on the needs for providing a safe and secure landing zone.

    LCDPS Class 1 firefighters were provided information on the minimum requirements needed for a landing zone, how to approach the aircraft, and how to assist in loading patients. 

  • Suspects sought in school break-in

    Suspects took advantage of the Thanksgiving break last week to break into Bronson Middle High School and try picking up some spare cash, according to a spokesman for the Levy County Sheriff's Office. 

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of December 5

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

  • Trenton cyclist injured in Alachua crash

    Jeffery Allen Burrow, 29, of Trenton, was hospitalized in critical condition at U.F. Health's Shands Hospital in Gainesville due to injuries he received in an accident on Interstate 75 at the 338 mile marker on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 7:50 a.m. according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. 

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of November 28

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

  • County takes a leap forward in emergency transport

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) has added a new resource to its arsenal of public safety equipment to serve the citizens and visitors of Levy County.

    On Nov. 1, Air Methods began 24-hour-a-day air transport services based out of the Levy County Public Safety Complex, located in Bronson.

    This partnership has provided the citizens and visitors in Levy County with an Emergency Medical Service aircraft based in the County that one typically would not see in a rural setting.

  • Law appreciation night

    From left, Levy County Sheriff's Sgt. Max Long, Sheriff Bobby McCallum and Levy County Sheriff's Cpl. Lisa Starkey pose for a picture at October’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.

    The annual event, hosted by the Chiefland Woman's Club, honors the men and women who serve their communities in law enforcement and public safety. Long and Starkey were both presented with awards.  

    Ronnie LeCompte and Mandy Willis were just two of several to take home awards for service Oct. 22 during the event.