Man re-arrested while in jail, harassing domestic violence victim

Man re-arrested while in jail, harassing domestic violence victim

Dunnellon — A man was re-arrested while in jail and charged with Violation of Condition of Pretrial Release (when the original arrest was for domestic violence) and Tampering or Harassment of a Witness/Victim/Informant. Thomas Burnett, 46, has been in jail for domestic battery against the victim since May 9, 2019. Following his arrest, Burnett was […]

Owner of roofing company under criminal investigation

Owner of roofing company under criminal investigation

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate Elite Roofing and Gutters in Crystal River after customers from multiple counties reported that they had been scammed out of thousands of dollars. The company is accused of scamming customers in multiple counties, therefore, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has also started a statewide investigation. Despite […]

Warrants served, largest drug bust in Citrus County

Warrants served, largest drug bust in Citrus County

Beverly Hills/Crystal River — On June 14th, 2019, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU), in partnership with the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) Probation Office, completed the largest drug seizure in the history of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. FDOC Probation Officers visited the home of…READ MORE Please follow and like us:

Woman confronted for cheating, arrested

Woman confronted for cheating, arrested

A Citrus County woman was arrested in Marion County after she failed to show up for a court date. Deputies responded to the home of Alexis Dawn Poppen, 23, after receiving a domestic disturbance call. According to reports, Poppen’s fiancé had confronted her after he was made aware that…READ MORE Please follow and like us:

Previously announced recall of animal feed products, expanded

Previously announced recall of animal feed products, expanded

Due to receiving a number of adverse event reports, Cargill is expanding the scope of recall of select Southern States® feed due to aflatoxin levels that exceed FDA’s action levels. These reports are currently being investigated to determine if they are related to the recalled feed. This is an expansion of the recall initiated May […]

15 eastern indigo snakes released in Florida

15 eastern indigo snakes released in Florida

Florida — Fifteen eastern indigo snakes, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, has just been released in northern Florida as part of a continuing collaborative plan to return the important, native, non-venomous apex predator to the region. This effort marks the third year in a row that snakes raised specifically for the recovery […]

154 arrested during six-day undercover operation involving prostitutes, human traffickers

154 arrested during six-day undercover operation involving prostitutes, human traffickers

Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit completed a six-day undercover operation on Sunday, May 20, 2019, in which they posted and responded to ads soliciting prostitution. Law enforcement agencies from Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Haines City assisted in the investigation. During the investigation, detectives attempted to identify victims of human trafficking in […]

Bill to legalize recreational marijuana

Bill to legalize recreational marijuana

Last week, Rep. Carlos Guillermo-Smith, co-sponsored legislation (HB1117) in the Florida House to legalize recreational marijuana in the state.  Rep. Michael Grieco, D-Miami Beach joined in on the bill. If the bill passes, the state would also tax marijuana. According to the language in the bill, adults over 21 years of age could possess, use, and transport up […]

Anglers furious over new shark fishing regulations

Anglers furious over new shark fishing regulations

At its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said it approved changes to shark fishing regulations, including management changes for the shore-based shark fishery. FWC says these rules are intended to increase survival of released sharks, improve information gathering for the fishery, and address some of the public safety […]

Recreational harvest for several species of grouper, closed

Recreational harvest for several species of grouper, closed

Gag grouper recreational harvest closed in Gulf state and federal waters on Jan. 1, 2019. The same day, several species of grouper also closed to recreational and commercial harvest in Florida state waters of the Atlantic and all state waters off Monroe County. This Atlantic seasonal closure includes gag, black, red, yellowmouth, and yellowfin grouper; […]

Move over or be ticketed

Move over or be ticketed

Tallahassee – January is Move Over awareness month and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) urges all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway. Preliminarily in 2018, there were 231 crashes and almost 17,000 citations issued for motorists failing to move over. DHSMV and the Florida […]

Jealous rage lead man to kill ex-wife’s partner, 911 calls released

Jealous rage lead man to kill ex-wife’s partner, 911 calls released

On December 13, 2018, at approximately 9:14 am, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a shooting in the parking lot of the Quality Inn, located at 350 E Norvell Bryant Highway, Hernando, FL. Upon arrival, deputies located a white, older male laying on the ground.  Emergency Medical Services were dispatched; […]

Teen carjacked in her driveway

Teen carjacked in her driveway

Deltona – A 19-year-old Deltona woman was carjacked in her driveway just before midnight Wednesday when two males pointed guns at her and demanded her vehicle. The victim was returning from work in the 3000 block of Sanborn Lane, Deltona.  She was sitting in the vehicle when the two males approached and asked if she […]

Snook harvest seasonal closure in most Gulf waters

Snook harvest seasonal closure in most Gulf waters

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in federal and most state waters of the Gulf, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park. Snook, as well as redfish, remain catch-and-release only in state waters from the Hernando/Pasco county line through Gordon Pass in Collier County (includes Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County) […]

Woman’s fart landed her in jail

Woman’s fart landed her in jail

Broward County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a  woman’s “gas leak” after a customer in line at a Dollar General store, located at 120 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach, complained about the smell. According to reports, a customer told deputies that Shanetta Yvette Wilson, 37, “farted loudly and stunk up the store.” When a man standing in […]

Thanksgiving Day murder suspect located in Daytona

Thanksgiving Day murder suspect located in Daytona

Daytona — A Texas fugitive wanted on murder and other charges in a deadly Thanksgiving Day home invasion in El Paso was located in Daytona Beach thanks to License Plate Reader technology that alerted law enforcement to his stolen vehicle. Jason Gibson, 38, was arrested Tuesday afternoon shortly after he fled from a converging group […]