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Police/Courts

  • Case reopens to determine damages

    BRONSON - Many were called but few were chosen March 3 when a jury trial started to decide monetary damages to be awarded in a 2002 civil circuit court case that reopened.

    There were 150 people summoned to be jurors in the trial of Wesley versus Security Trust Plans, Circuit Court Clerk Danny Shipp told the prospective jurors that Monday morning.

    From those 150 individuals, about half were excused by the judge before the start of selecting a jury. That brought the number to 73 possible jurors, Shipp said.

  • Sheriff's Report

    The following people were arrested by the Levy County Sheriff's Office. All people in the United States are presumed innocent of crimes until they are proved guilty in a court of law.

    * Darrel Petrykowski, 19, of Bronson was arrested Feb. 23 for three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. Bond $37,500.

    * Timothy Ronald Wetherington, 19, of Chiefland was arrested Feb. 29 for aggravated battery. Bond $15,000.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    BRONSON - An Okeechobee man who was arrested in Alabama on four counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child and one count of interference in child custody was returned to Levy County on Feb. 21 to face those felonies, according to records.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Sheriff's Reports

    BRONSON - A 24-year-old Bronson man was arrested Feb. 14 for burglary, grand theft from his action in Levy County and on a violation of probation-burglary warrant from Martin County, according to records.

    Francisco Javier Mijares was arrested in the 11000 block of Northeast 61st Street after he was found in an abandoned mobile home. He is being held without bond on the violation of probation charge, according to records

  • Crashes happen from fog and smoke on U.S. 19

    Three separate accidents on U.S. Highway 19 happened Saturday morning when vehicles crashed into each other due to zero visibility, according to reports.

    The highway closed from State Road 345, just south of the Gas Mart of Chiefland to SR 24 at Otter Creek from 7:50 a.m. until about 10 a.m., Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Mike Burroughs said.

    There were no injuries in the accidents, although one person suffered from chest pain and was taken to Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River, Burroughs said.

  • FDLE: Amy Andrews holds two driver licenses

    TALLAHASSEE - Amy Andrews of Tennessee will no longer be voting in Chiefland city elections unless she actually moves here, because Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone made her correct an incorrect voter registration, according to records.

    Andrews was among 11 people investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for voter fraud. Her voter registration showed her residence to be an office at 13 S.E. First Ave., Chiefland, according to FDLE records.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The following people were arrested recently by the Levy County Sheriff's Office. All defendants are presumed innocent until proved guilty in court.

    * Elizabeth Robertson, 36, of Florida City was arrested Jan. 30 for three counts of possession of cocaine, three counts of sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and violation of probation. No bond.

    * Jeffrey Phillip Light, 31, of Archer was arrested Jan. 31 for two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a specific minor. Bond $50,000.

  • Felony convictions noted

    BRONSON - The following people were convicted of felonies in Levy County in January, according to court records.

    * Belinda Chavez Barraza, 21, of Chiefland, sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine.

    * Cynthia Glover Brown, 50, of Trenton, possession of cocaine.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    People arrested by officers with the Levy County Sheriff's Office recently included the following individuals. Any person charge with a crime is presumed innocent until a court rules he or she is guilty.

    * Matthew Goins, 16, of Chiefland was arrested Jan. 22 on two counts of burglary, one count of larceny and one count of petit theft. A juvenile who is charged with a felony in Florida can have his or her name published in the newspaper. Bond $90,000.

  • Barron votes against raising minimum starting salary for cops

    Chiefland Vice Mayor Teresa Barron wants everyone to know that she is not against the Chiefland Police Department.

    She said this after being the lone dissenter on Jan. 14 against a motion to increase the minimum starting salary for new CPD officers.

    CPD Chief Robert Douglas said he knows she is for the police officers, because she brought them delicious mullet dip as part of a Christmas meal.

    At the meeting on Jan. 14, Douglas asked for officers Matt Hooper's and Al Horne's annual salaries to be increased to $27,993.54.