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Law and Courts

  • Differences between burglary and robbery

    I would like to clear the air and inform you the difference in the crimes of burglary and robbery. At times the Levy County Sheriff's Office receives a call from a complainant stating that have been robbed when they had the unfortunate incident of being a victim of burglary.

    In 2007 Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a State report that the Levy County Sheriff's Office seen a reduction in robberies by 40 percent and burglary and theft were also down by 21 percent.

    Below are definitions of what constitutes the elements of robbery and burglary.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Thrown beer bottles followed by a car chase resulted in the arrest of two men on Sept. 1.

    According to a report from the Levy County Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded to the area of State Road 121 and Northeast 20th Street shortly after 11 p.m. after a complaint of an occupant of a vehicle throwing beer bottles at a residence.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department announces the following arrests:

    * Edwardo Sick Jeronimo, 29, address unknown, was charged with DUI, resisting with violence, resisting without violence and no valid driver's license after being stopped for driving on the wrong side of the road by Officer David Deonarine. While a passenger was being directed back into the car, the driver ran from the scene, chased by the officer.

  • When is warrantless search permitted?

    Law Enforcement may make a warrantless arrest if there is probable cause to believe that a felony has been committed and the individual is the perpetrator of the crime.

    If the crime involved a misdemeanor, the Deputy may not ordinarily make a warrantless arrest unless the crime was committed in the Deputies presence.

    However there are a few statutory exceptions to the above provisions concerning misdemeanors.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Dept. announces the following arrests:

    * Herman Edwards, 21, of Southwest 8th Place, Williston, was charged with possession of marijuana less than 20 grams after police responded to a domestic disturbance at the apartment he was in.

    * Julius G. Weston, 21, of Southwest 8th Place, Williston, was charged with assault, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and possession of paraphernalia after police responded to a domestic disturbance at his apartment.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Jason Sandora, 26, Commisory Road, Otter Creek, charged with domestic battery of a person over 65 and battery. The sheriff's report says Sandora, a relative and a third person were drinking at his home when Sandora had a disagreement with the relative and pushed him to the floor. The third person tried to intervene and was punched by Sandora, according to the report. Bond is $7,500.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Dept. announces the following arrests:

    Michael Bonaccorsi, 25, of Northeast 46th Street, Williston, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, Edocet which has an active ingredient of oxycodone, after he was searched during a traffic stop for an expired tag.

    Kenneth Alex McClellan, 34, of Southeast 4th Street, Williston, was arrested on a warrant of civil order of arrest, failure to pay child support.

  • Man arrested for 72nd time

    Twelve people have been arrested on drug charges in Williston, including one man with 72 arrests on his record and a second man with 31 arrests on his record - including failure to appear on in court on four drug charges.

    The arrests by the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the County Drug Task Force this month are for offenses dating as far back as April.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    * John Nicholas Arcangeli, 24, of Northeast 8th Street, Williston, was arrested on a warrant for grand theft and dealing in stolen property after detectives recovered a television, video game system and flashlight. Total bond, $75,000.

    * Kevin C. Bailey Jr., 27, of Belleview, was charged with burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief after a Morriston resident came home and allegedly caught the suspect taking items from his residence. Total bond was $17,500.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department announces the following arrests: