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Police/Courts

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted — JUNE 9

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

  • Prescription drugs found on woman driving moped

     A Trenton woman was arrested near a Fanning Springs bar May 24 for driving with a suspended license, no vehicle registration and possession of narcotics without a prescription.

  • Ex-con preaches to the youth

     By ALICE DU PONT

  • Power pilfering leads to grow house arrest

    Two people were arrested at a Chiefland home on May 25 after a probe into electricity theft by Central Florida Electric Cooperative led investigators and drug agents to a marijuana grow house.
    Rafael Russinyol, 47, and Katia Calleiro-Russinyol, 61, were arrested by Levy County Drug Task Force and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents at a Northwest 127th Place home.
    The investigation found electricity had been rerouted underground in two ditches. One line led to a concrete building where the odor of marijuana was evident.

  • Weekend proves jail has revolving door for Otter Creek teen

    Some folks might say Brian Smetana, 19,  just had a bad weekend. The Otter Creek resident is in Levy County Jail after being arrested twice — once on a charge of shooting into an occupied dwelling and, the second time after being found naked in the bedroom of a 15-year-old — in less than 24 hours.

  • Williston man arrested in animal cruelty

    Three stories were told, and together, led to the arrest of a Williston man on animal cruelty charges.
    Wayne Smith, 63, of N.E. 154th Avenue, was arrested May 27 after a neighbor made a call to the sheriff’s office.
    According to the arrest report, Deputy Clint Anderson, the K-9 deputy, contacted the alleged victim, who told him she did not see her dog when she looked out the window. The dog was on a chain in the backyard, she said, and was now missing.

  • Court Dispositions

    The following persons were sentenced, found not guilty or the case nolle pros — dropped — in the Criminal Division of the 8th Circuit Court in Levy County. The information is taken from public records. VOP means violation of probation.

  • Police say man caught with his pants down

    A Chiefland man was arrested Friday after a witness said the man appeared to be masturbating in the woodline of a portion of the Greenway Trail. The witness noticed the man during a bike ride down the trail, according to a Chiefland Police report.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for June 2

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n May 24, Marlena Annette Batey, 25, Bronson, grand theft, petit theft. Bond $20,000.
    n May 28, Joseph Paul Beauregard, 38, Williston, domestic battery. Bond $2,000.
    n May 30, Allison Davis Berry, 38, Chiefland, domestic battery.
    n May 25, Katia Russinyol Calleiro, 61, Chiefland, possession of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, theft of utilities, possession of firearm during the commission of a felony. Bond $120,000.

  • Power pilfering leads to grow house arrest

    Two people were arrested at a Chiefland home Wednesday after a probe into electricity theft by Central Florida Electric Cooperative led investigators and drug agents to a marijuana grow house.

    Rafael Russinyol, 47, and Katia Calleiro-Russinyol, 61, were arrested by Levy County Drug Task Force and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents at a Northwest 127th Place home.

    The investigation found electricity had been rerouted underground in two ditches. One line led to a concrete building where the odor of marijuana was evident.