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Police/Courts

  • Horne recognized for a job well done

       Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, left, presented CPD Officer Alton Horne, center, with a certificate in recognition of Horne's part in a recent investigation that helped break up a fraudulent check cashing scheme.
       Horne said the case started out simple enough but soon began leading him to an extensive fraudulent check operation as far away as Alachua County. Fifteen arrests were made in the operation that, all together, had passed off more than $100,000 in bad checks.

  • Police: Man burgled in three counties

    Detectives arrested David J. Morin, 31, of Dunnellon, April, 14, in connection with several commercial burglaries, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    The release said Morin was part of a group of people who  broke into the Kwik King in Morriston at the beginning of March. Several thousand dollars worth of cigarettes and lottery tickets were stolen from the store. And thousands of dollars worth of damage to the store resulted from the break in. The store, along with a break in at Morris Junction BP Station, was broken into three times.

  • Disabled car leads to driver's arrest

    Manuel Alejandro Marmolejos found himself with more than car trouble on Saturday, April 21, when Levy Sheriff's Deputy Matthew King stopped to help him, according to a Levy Sheriff's Office press release,
    When the deputy stopped to assist Marmolejos with a white Honda CRV on the side of the road in the Chiefland area  he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. King asked Marmolejos if he had anything in the car that was illegal and Marmolejos said no.

  • Sheriff's Report and Most Wanted for April 19

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 12, Michael Allen, 22, Fanning Springs, burglary, petit theft, illegal use of credit cards. Bond $6,000.
    n April 15, Susie Ann Bennett, 56, Chiefland, petit theft.
    n April 11, Alethea Beyer, 37, Ft. Myers, disorderly intoxication, possession of controlled substance without a prescription. Bond $6,000,
    n April 13, James B. Bunt, 48, Trenton, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.

  • Biker killed in Williston

       An early morning accident April 12 left a Summerfield man dead.
       Jeremy Wahl, 28, the rider of a 2008 motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency workers responded to the accident at SW 12 Ave. and S. Main St., Williston around 6:30 a.m.
    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Angie Brewer, 69, of Williston was traveling east on SW 12 Ave. in her 2006 Chevy and was attempting to turn left onto S. Main St. and failed to see Wahl, who was traveling west.

  • Synthetic drugs disappear from Chiefland shelves

    No more Mr. Nice Guy, Scooby Snax, Mad Hatter, Cloud 9 or Kool Beanz are to be found in Chiefland.
    The city Police Department went on a roundup on April 2 cleaning hundreds of packets, envelopes and containers of products labeled bath salts, incense, spice, K2 and synthetic cannabis from convenience stores shelves or requiring sellers to return the products to wholesalers.

  • Reward for info on copper thefts from farms

    A $500 reward is being offered by the Levy County Sheriff's Office for information that leads to an arrest in the theft of copper wire from irrigation pivots on farms in the county.
    The sheriff's office has seen an increase in copper wire thefts with Lt. Shawn Hunt, commander of the Ag/Marine Unit, investigating five copper wire thefts from irrigation pivots in March. The thefts have occurred in the Williston and Chiefland areas and most likely are occurring at night time.

  • Police: man arrested for steroids

    Levy County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Jonathan Racer, 38, of Chiefland, Sunday at about 11 a.m. after it was discovered he was in possession of two syringes loaded with anabolic steroids, according to an LCSO press release.
    Racer, who also didn't have a valid driver's license, was pulled over for a traffic violation. Deputy Roger Bell noticed the syringes and a pill bottle sitting on the passenger-side seat, the release stated.

  • Polston named chief justice-elect of Florida

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court has unanimously elected Ricky Polston – a man whose roots lie in the Panhandle town of Graceville – to become the state’s 55th chief justice starting July 1.
    Polston will become only the second chief justice from Jackson County and the first to come from west of the Apalachicola River since 1925.

  • Bronson man arrested for firearms, drugs, police say

    Sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher Lee Holder, 29, of Bronson, Sunday after they discovered a rifle, pistol, 20.5 grams of marijuana and a small pipe in his vehicle during a traffic stop, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
       Holder, a convicted felon, was pulled over because he was not properly displaying a tag on his vehicle, according to the press release.