Three job opportunities with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

Three job opportunities with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue is looking for students interested in a career in the fire service to join the Fire Cadet Program. Students must be at least 14 years old, have completed the eighth grade, and have not reached their 21st birthday. The program is geared toward building self-confidence, character, leadership, as well as unique […]

K-9 injured: Man attempts to smash woman’s ankles with hammer

K-9 injured: Man attempts to smash woman’s ankles with hammer

  Citrus County — Deputy K-9 Zeus is back to work after being injured in the line of duty on August 21, 2014. Deputies Cruz and Norton of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, were dispatched to a domestic violence call on the aforementioned date. Upon arrival, the victim told the deputies she and her boyfriend, […]

Red tide alert for Florida

Red tide alert for Florida

  A large offshore bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, has been detected this month in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Satellite images from the Optical Oceanography Laboratory at the University of South Florida showed a patchy bloom at least 20 miles offshore between Dixie and northern Pinellas counties in northwest and […]

Health hazard: Pool home in Marion Oaks causing quite a buzz

Health hazard: Pool home in Marion Oaks causing quite a buzz

Ocala, Florida — In Citrus County, officials are being proactive in preventing chikungunya fever. The chikungunya virus is spread by mosquitoes, and has already been reported in Palm Beach, Dade, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pasco counties, as well as other parts of Florida. Health officials said the virus made its way into the U.S. […]

SunTrust Bank robbery suspect arrested within minutes

SunTrust Bank robbery suspect arrested within minutes

Citrus County, Florida — The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office responded to the SunTrust Bank on Forest Ridge Boulevard around 12:30 p.m. on July 18, 2014, after a 911 call came in about an armed robbery in progress. When deputies arrived on scene, they found a man crouching behind the lobby chairs clutching cash. Deputies said […]

Father and son drug dealers arrested

Father and son drug dealers arrested

Brooksville, Florida — (Official Press Release) On June 25, 2014, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 18341 Wiscon Road in Brooksville. The search warrant was the result of several months of investigation regarding drug traffic occurring at the residence. Just after 6:30 a.m., the Hernando County Sheriff’s […]

CCSO cracking down on drivers that do not “Move Over”

CCSO cracking down on drivers that do not “Move Over”

Citrus County – The side of the road can be a dangerous place for emergency vehicles. That’s why Florida law enforcement officers are serious about the “Move Over” law. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is cracking down on drivers who don’t move over and give safe clearance to first responders. June is “Move Over” month, […]

Meth bust in Crystal River

Meth bust in Crystal River

Crystal River, Florida — Crystal River is short a few more criminals tonight. Today, June 25, 2014, members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit and the Community Crimes Division executed a search warrant at 8146 North Pine Haven Point, Crystal River. Detectives had evidence that methamphetamine was being manufactured in the home. […]

Pilot Theodore Weiss and his plane, still missing

Pilot Theodore Weiss and his plane, still missing

  Citrus County, Florida — The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, along with assisting agencies, is searching for a missing plane that possibly went down in the Withlacoochee Forest on April 5, 2014. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the plane departed from the Dunnellon Airport in Marion County on this date. The pilot, Theodore […]

Homeless guy murdered mom

Homeless guy murdered mom

  Crystal River, Florida — On April 5, 2014, shortly after 3 p.m., Citrus County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an area behind Farmer’s Furniture in Crystal River, which is a known homeless camp, in regards to a domestic incident. Deputies were searching for Benjamin Dick, 23, in reference to an aggravated battery where his brother […]

Owner Blowin’ Smoke Vicki Macko Arrested

Owner Blowin’ Smoke Vicki Macko Arrested

  Citrus County, Florida — After a year of investigations, detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit along with agents from FDLE launched search warrants in three smoke shops Thursday which have been selling illegal synthetic cannabis (commonly known as Spice or K2). Happy Timez Tobacco Shop in Inverness, Blowin’ Smoke in […]

Public Safety Warning About Convicted Felon Michael Masse

Public Safety Warning About Convicted Felon Michael Masse

Lecanto, Florida — The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office wants residents in the Lecanto area to be aware of a convicted felon moving into the area. Michael J. Masse, 48, is being released from prison and moving into a home located at 6515 S. Esmeralda Terrace, Lecanto. Masse was convicted of a homicide involving a 10-year-old […]