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Williston Police Reports

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Serious crime drops for third straight year

By The Staff

For the third year in a row, serious crime in the city of Williston declined.

According to FDLE statistics for 2008, serious crimes were down 7.3 percent, violent crimes down 26.9 percent and non-violent crime went up .8 percent.

Violent crime in Florida has trended up in recent years, largely led by Florida’s urban centers.

There were no robberies in Williston in 2008 and only one forcible sex offense.

According to Williston Chief Daniel M. Davis, Williston achieved these downtrends despite an abysmal economy and a rising unemployment rate, two realities many people expect to lead to rising crime.

In its regular reports, the Williston Police Department announces the following arrests:

Kevin Vance Starr, 51, of State Road 121, Williston, was accused of driving while license suspended or revoked after a computer check determined that his license has been suspended 14 times for failure to pay fines. He was taken into custody as an habitual offender. His car was originally stopped for having window tint that was too dark.

Kendra E. Mohs, 19, of State Road 121, Williston, was arrested for domestic battery after an incident at a home on Southeast 4th Street. She was also arrested on a St. Johns County warrant for domestic battery.

Oliver L. Williams, 29, of Northeast Highway 41, Williston, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, a felony after his vehicle was stopped for an improper lane change and the K-9 unit alerted the officer to the car.