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Law and Courts

  • Great Danes found tied to fence

    Three Great Danes were found recently tied to a fence at the Williston Animal Clinic.

    If anyone knows who owns these dogs, they are asked to call officers Wayne Carson or Jackson Williams at the Williston Police Department at 528-4991.

    There were two black dogs and one brown one. One of the black dogs has already found a new home.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    Due to the economy slowing down the Federal Reserve System has met and made two significant rate cuts: three-quarters of percentage point at an emergency meeting followed by a half a point eight days later in 2008. The Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, Ben Bernanke and Treasure Secretary, Henry Paulson is predicting the U.S. will avoid a recession. With the real estate market at a slow down I want to talk about real estate fraud schemes.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    This program provides the marine community with the same benefits and protection that neighborhood watch does in other areas. The emphasis is on prevention and deterrence by practicing simple common sense precautions which reduces thefts, vandalism and other criminal activities. This is accomplished by:

    * Educating boat owners and the marine community to carry out simple crime prevention measures.

    * Encouraging all waterway users to develop a community spirit and report suspicious incidents.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The following people were arrested recently by the Levy County Sheriff's Office on the charges listed below.

    * Keith Frasier, 46, of Williston was arrested Feb. 4 for sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. Bond $35,000.

    * Victoria Lynne Lestertees, 30, of Trenton was arrested Feb. 4 for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and violation of probation. No bond.

    * Jennifer Mae Mason, 19, of Miami was arrested Feb. 5 for vehicle theft and larceny. Bond $10,000.

  • Home invasion suspects sought

    Three male suspects forcibly entered a residence on Northeast 35th Street in Williston, and committed the offenses of home invasion, attempted robbery and aggravated battery on Feb. 11, said Lt. Evan Sullivan of the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    At 11:45 p.m., three suspects forcibly entered a residence at the Mack Apartments. There were three adult victims and four juveniles ranging from 3 months to 8 years old inside the residence.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    The following people were arrested recently by the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    * Elizabeth Robertson, 36, of Florida City was arrested Jan. 30 for three counts of possession of cocaine, three counts of sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school and violation of probation. No bond.

    * Jeffrey Phillip Light, 31, of Archer was arrested Jan. 31 for two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a specific minor. Bond $50,000.

  • Williston police reports

    The Williston Police Department announced the following arrests:

    * Tiffany Katara Sams, 27, of Northeast Ninth Street, Williston, was arrested on an Alachua County warrant for insufficient funds, check under $150.

    * Brittany P. Roberts, 20, of Williston Arms Drive, was arrested on an Alachua County warrant for violation of probation, fraud.

  • Convicted felons

    The following people were convicted of felonies in Levy County in January, according to court records.

    * Belinda Chavez Barraza, 21, of Chiefland, sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine.

    * Cynthia Glover Brown, 50, of Trenton, possession of cocaine.

  • Sheriff's Corner

    If you plan on traveling away to visit love ones please keep these tips in mind. Following a few simple crime prevention tips can help reduce your risk of becoming a victim.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    People arrested by officers with the Levy County Sheriff's Office recently included the following individuals. Any person charge with a crime is presumed innocent until a court rules he or she is guilty.

    * Matthew Goins, 16, of Chiefland was arrested Jan. 22 on two counts of burglary, one count of larceny and one count of petit theft. A juvenile who is charged with a felony in Florida can have his or her name published in the newspaper. Bond $90,000.