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Police/Courts

  • Man's 3rd strike makes him sex predator

    A 21-year-old Williston man's third conviction since 2010 on sexual offenses against a minor under the age of 16 will result in him being labeled a sexual predator for the rest of his life and possibly cause him to lose his freedom for an undetermined amount of time.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for December 11

    Dorothy Ahm, 46, Old Town, petit theft, possession of drugs without prescription

    Paul Alexander, 36, Williston, 2 counts VOP

    Darin Michael Bell, 42, Cedar Key, felony act that could cause death

    Travis Evan Crabb, 32, Yankeetown, 2nd degree arson, burglary, larceny between $300-$5,000, 2 counts arson with bodily harm

    Michael Lamar Edmonds, 54, Chiefland, DWLSR

    Nichole Michelle Fain, 37, Inglis, VOP on grand theft

  • Van catches on fire in Williston

    No one was injured Dec. 4 when a minivan caught fire on NE 51st Terrace, Williston.

    The Levy Sheriff's Office, Williston Fire Department, Bronson Fire Department, Department of Public Safety Battalion 1, ALS-100 and Rescue 9 Bronson worked together to extinguish the flames.

  • FHP to crack down on aggressive drivers

    There’s little doubt what can happen during a collision between a passenger car and a tractor-trailer that weighs up to 40 tons. This week, the Florida Highway Patrol will start another phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (T ACT), a safety campaign aimed at educating motorists on the dangers of aggressive driving when interacting with large trucks on the road.

  • Fanning Springs man dies in US 19 wreck

    A Fanning Springs man died shortly after midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 9, and two Chiefland residents were injured in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 19 and Northwest 150th Lane, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

    Steven E. Wright, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene, and while Ekaterina E. Norris, 24, and William C. Rollinson, 26, both of Chiefland, sustained minor injuries and were treated at Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

  • Body in Levy is missing Gainesville man

    A Gainesville man reported missing after he did not return home from work on Nov. 29 was found dead in the woods in the University Oaks subdivision near Bronson by a local resident on an evening stroll on Wednesday, Dec. 3.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for December 4

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

    • Dec. 1, Dorothy Ahm, 46, Old Town, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

    • Nov. 24, Joshua Baldenegro, 25, Chiefland, VOP.

    • Nov. 25, Jonathan Beree, 42, Cedar Key, felony act that could cause death, aggravated battery, battery, battery on officer, burglary.

    • Nov. 25, William Coggins, 43, Inglis, DWLS-habitual violator, VOP.

  • It's the season for scamming the unsuspecting

    It must be something in the air, but scams seem to be blooming in Levy County.

    Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner of Morriston issued what is becoming an annual warning about unscrupulous contractors who offer homeowners deals that are too good to be true, while the Levy County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that it has received several complaints in the recent days alerting the office to potential scams.

  • Firefighters save family's Christmas

    A Morriston family's Christmas has been assured despite a fire in their home on Sunday, Nov. 30, shortly before 11 a.m. as the county's first responders saved the already wrapped presents, according to a Levy County Department of Public Safety press release.

    The call came in to the Levy County 9-1-1 Communications Center about a structure fire at 1670 N.E. 124th Terrace, in Morriston.

  • FHP seeks hit-n-run driver

    The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking a vehicle and its driver who were involved in a hit and run on Southwest 122nd Street and Southwest 24th Avenue in Gainesville on Sunday at about 5:15 p.m. that left a bicyclist hospitalized in critical condition..

    Witnesses told investigators that a white, four-door sedan, possibly an Oldsmobile, struck the bicyclist and left the scene northbound on Southwest 122nd Street. The FHP notice said the vehicle should have damage to the right front bumper, hood and windshield.