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Law and Courts

  • 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:

  • Street named after fallen officer

    After a ceremony last week, it will be a little easier for residents to remember what sacrifice Williston Police Cpl. David Moss paid for them on a fateful night 20 years ago.

    At an annual police memorial, Williston unveiled a street sign renaming a stretch of Southwest Main Street, between Southwest First Avenue and Noble Avenue, in honor of the only officer ever killed in the line of duty from the Williston police force.

    Moss confronted a suspect in the early morning hours of July 30, 1988, and the two exchanged gunfire. Both were killed in the incident.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    Dawn M. Bremer, 39, Northeast 61st Lane, Bronson, was charged with DUI after the sheriff's office received a call about a possible intoxicated person, according to the deputy's report. Deputy Dave Rodriguez's report says when he arrived at Tony's Chevron on North Hathaway Avenue a woman carrying a 24-pack of beer stumbled and bumped into him.

    According to the report he could smell the odor of alcohol on her and he followed her out of the store and as she drive out of the lot.

    He stopped her at Hathaway and Main streets for making an improper turn.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Dept. reports the following arrests:

    * Mark Richard Billings, 27, of Northeast 124th Terrace, Williston, was charged with DUI after being stopped for weaving on the road.

    * Macario Solis Herrera, 31, of Southeast 5th Terrace, Williston, was charged with disorderly intoxication and breach of peace after he was pounding on the door of a house on Northeast 1st Avenue. He could not tell the officer where he lived.

  • Man charged with enticing child

    A 63-year-old Fanning Springs resident has been charged with impersonating a police officer, and luring and enticing a child into his vehicle.

    Levy County Sheriff's Investigator Lauree Allen arrested William Silas Johns July 10 on the charges.

    The 6-year-old girl who reported the July 2 incident was not physically harmed, according to a sheriff's office press release.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    _ Bobby G. Richardson, 24, Summer Lake Drive, Davie, was charged with sex offense against a child-fondling, victim 12-15 years old. Bond was set at $35,000.

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports

    On June 22, Deputy Gary Brewer responded to 119 Mongo St., Bronson, in reference to a domestic dispute. Upon his arrival Linda Thomas, 46, was arrested for domestic aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

    The victim reported to Deputy Brewer that a verbal domestic dispute occurred inside the residence and the victim walked outside. Thomas followed the victim armed with a 12 inch kitchen knife waving the knife in a threatening manner.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    Kenneth D. Shelby, 41, of Callahan, was charged with felony grand theft auto and misdemeanor no valid driver's license in addition with refusal to sign a citation after being stopped in Northeast Williston because of suspicious activity. The truck was reported stolen out of Dixie County.

    Javier Soto, 33, of Northeast 113th Court, Williston, was charged with felony operating a vehicle as an habitual traffic offender after being stopped for driving with a headlight out.