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Police/Courts

  • School custodian arrested on campus gun charge

    A tip that a Williston Elementary School custodian had guns in his vehicle parked on campus has led to the arrest of Dennis W. Solowski on Thursday, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Sheriff's school resource deputy Grant Sandlin received information, located Solowski's vehicle parked at the school and interviewed Solowski at the school.

  • Bronson town barn burgled

    About $2,300 worth of brass fittings and tools were stolen from Bronson's public works facility, located near the Old Bronson High School, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office.
    The theft was reported by town employees May 3 after discovering a steel door on the facility ripped from its hinges.
    "One of my guys went over to get something, called me and said, 'Jimmy, somebody's broken the door off the thing,' " said Jimmy Dunford, public works administrator for the town.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for May 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n May 1, Wayne Lyle Allman, 44, Fanning Springs, battery, aggravated battery. Bond $150,000.
    n May 4, Nicky Shane Brown, 35, Cedar Key, DUI.
    n May 4, Melissa Carter, 51, Chiefland, FTA. Bond $1,000.
    n May 6, Duane Edward Dessert, 50, Old Town, DWLS.
    n April 30, Kevin Eugene Dowell, 38, Bronson, DUI and serious bodily injury to another. Bond $5,000.
    n May 4, Jeremy Dylan Drake, 19, Bronson, VOP.

  • School custodian arrested for guns on campus

    A tip that a Williston Elementary School custodian had guns in his vehicle parked on campus has let to the arrest of Dennis W. Solowski on Thursday, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Sheriff's School Resource Deputy Grant Sandlin received information, located Solokowski's vehicle parked at the school and interviewed Solokowski at the school.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for May 3

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 25, Summer Addison, 19, battery.
    n April 26, Jeremy Lee Astrologo, 33, Williston, VOP.
    n April 26, Craig Alfonza Brown Jr., 19, Williston, possession of marijuana, drug equipment. Bond $6,000.
    n April 27, Kevin Ray Corbett, 54, Tampa, trespassing.
    n April 23, Marshall Ray Daughtery, 26, three FTA. Bond $150,000.
    n April 25, Deonte Lavar Davis, 22, Ft. White, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for April 26

        The sheriff's office reports the following arrests:
    n April 21, Charles Rowland Bray, 54, Inglis, burglary. Bond $25,000.
    n April 16, Elizabeth Kelly Coley, 18, Chiefland, loitering. Bond $5,000.
    n April 21, Dale Derber, 58, Newberry, criminal damage to property. Bond $2,000.
    n April 18, Travis Donald, 23, Chiefland, selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a place of worship, cocaine distribution within 1,000 feet of a place of worship. Bond $110,000.

  • 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.