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Police/Courts

  • Court dispositions published March 7

     n Vincent Louis Baker, amphetemine trafficking, nolle pros; evidence tampering, 24 months drug offender probation. Must pay probation cost. 

  • Bus driver from Bronson not hurt in crash

    School bus driver Cameron Dewayne Smith of Bronson was not injured — nor were the students on the bus — when a vehicle hit the bus on Southwest 75th Street in Gainesville at 3:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, and left the scene, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

    No description of the vehicle was available. 

    The Alachua County school bus had about $100 damage. 

  • Man critical after scooter accident

    John C. Houghtaling, 76, of Bronson was injured and in critical condition at Shands Hospital in Gainesville on Monday, Feb. 25, after his 1990 Honda scooter left County Road 337, headed down the shoulder, overturned and skidded a few feet. 

    Houghtaling, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, was thrown from the scooter as it skidded. 

    Trooper Glen Ganus investigated the accident and no charges were filed at the time of the mishap.

  • Two convicted in home invasion to join third in prison

    Two of four men charged in the home invasion robbery, beating and attempted shooting of a Bronson man in his home while his mother, stepfather and two children, ages three and seven, were inside the home, have been convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison following a two-day trial. 

  • Fraud investigation nets town clerk's arrest

    The accounts payable clerk for the Town of Inglis has been arrested and charged with taking personal charges on the town's credit card, according to a Levy County Sheriff's press release. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for March 7

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

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for February 28

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

  • Out-of-towner arrested for letting it all hang out

    An Illinois man was arrested at a Chiefland Hotel Friday after witnesses told police he came out of his room naked and masterbated in front of children.
    "This is a nightmare. I'm going to South America," the man, 55-year-old Mark Wayne Sarver, reportedly told police as he was placed into the back of a police cruiser.
    Police, according to Sarver's arrest report, responded to the call on the matter that came from a worker at the Best Western hotel at about 2:30 p.m.

  • Lost keys find suspect in theft

    A Williston man's lost key chain that was found near a Northeast 10th Street home on Feb. 8 has led to his arrest for a break-in at the home, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Steven A. Crosby, 46, was arrested on Feb. 18 and charged with burglary of a dwelling and grand theft by Det. Sgt. Mike Narayan. His bond is $105,000.

    The homeowner reported someone had tossed a brick through a window to gain entry to the house and took approximately $425 in personal property.

  • 2 charged in Chiefland thefts

    An alert citizen's tip has led to two Chiefland men being charged with stealing more than once from a home on Northwest 80th Street in Chiefland, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Michael Q. Florence, 42, and Mikal L. Rodriguez. 19, were arrested on Feb. 19, as a result of work done by Sheriff's Det. Mike Wilkinson, Patrol Sgt. Todd Houchin and Dep. Matt King. Both are charged with burglary and grand theft and each has a $100,000 bond.