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Police/Courts

  • Theft at Fort Fanning may hurt festivals

    Fanning Springs officials are wondering how to deal with a recent theft that leaves Fort Fanning Historical Park without any electrical wiring.
    A report from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office made on March 8 estimates the damage from the theft, which is still under investigation, at about $10,000.

  • 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.
    n Mirl Edward Hobbs, domestic battery, nolle pros.
    n Michael Raymond Keller, dealing in stolen property, 180 days with credit for 105 days served. Must pay civil judgement.

  • Sheriff's Report and Most Wanted: March 17

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n March 11–Emily Jane Atkinson, 32, Monticello, larceny theft. Bond $10,000.
    n March 12–Richard John Bumgardner, 31, Dunnellon, grand theft and burglary possession of tools. Bond $5,000.
    n March 12–Matthew Thomas Deitz, 24, Dunnellon, grand theft and burglary possession of tools. Bond $16,000.
    n March 12–Joe Mitchell Gunn, 45, New Port Richey, domestic battery. Bond $10,000.
    n March 8, Jeffery Charles Henson, 22, Old Town, VOP grand theft.

  • Distinguished service
  • Levy County Sheriff's reports and most wanted March 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • March 1, Ronnie Mac Brooks, 62, Williston, DUI and DWLSR. Bond $25,000.
    • March 6, James Brian Brunelle, 24, Bronson, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts worthless checks and RWOV. Bond $14,000.
    • March 5, Walter Alexander Burns, 39, Chiefland, disorderly intoxication, RWOV, assault on a law enforcement officer. Bond $45,000.
    • March 2, Michael Allan Craig, 49, Archer, domestic battery. Bond $2,000.

  • Driveway paving scams on upswing

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office says there is a rise in driveway paving scams in Levy County, according to a press release.

    These scams have been focusing on the elderly and people on a limited or fixed income. The persons come in and inform the victim that “we have a deal for you.” They tell the homeowner that they have “just enough asphalt left over from another job.”

  • Chiefland Police Reports

     Altercation results in drug charges

  • Chiefland man charged with lewd and lascivious offense

     A 24-year-old Chiefland man has been arrested and charged with felony lewd and lascivious offense of a disabled person and misdemeanor battery following an incident on Feb. 9.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted — March 3

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

  • Pistol class to support Haiti mission trip

     A pistol class to qualify individuals for a concealed weapons permit and to raise funds for the First Baptist Church of Bronson youth mission trip to Haiti this summer will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m., March 12. This class is hosted by the Levy County Sheriffs Office and will take place in the LCSO Classroom, 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson. The cost is $55 in advance, $60 the day of the class. To register, go to www.Levypistolclass.info. Lunch will be provided. E-mail questions to sfinnen@levyso.com or contact the sheriffs office at 352-486-5111.