FWC: Weekly outdoor crime report

FWC: Weekly outdoor crime report

Officer Browning was on land patrol at Macrae’s Boat Ramp when he observed four individuals fishing from the dock. The officer checked the fishermen and located 18 undersized mangrove snapper in a cooler. The appropriate citations were issued. Officer Browning was on water patrol in the Salt River when he observed the operator of a […]

Selling homemade Coquito over Facebook? You might want to rethink it

Selling homemade Coquito over Facebook? You might want to rethink it

Coquito, meaning “Little Coconut” in Spanish, is a traditional Christmas drink. The drink, which originated in Puerto Rico, is a coconut-based alcoholic beverage similar to eggnog, sometimes being called the Puerto Rican Eggnog. According to officials, the drink is heavily sold over Facebook every holiday season. The drink is made with rum. In the United […]

Three suspects wanted after scamming restaurants out of a night’s dinner

Three suspects wanted after scamming restaurants out of a night’s dinner

Three suspects – two women and a man – are being sought after they scammed three different east Volusia restaurants out of a night’s dinner. All three incidents occurred at a Houligan’s restaurant in different cities in Volusia County; the most recent occurred on November 23, at 1725 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. The […]

Changes in duck hunting laws

Changes in duck hunting laws

Duck hunters should be aware of the daily bag limit for mallards has been reduced to two birds, of which only one may be female. “Since 1998, mallard populations in eastern North America have steadily declined by approximately 20%. Over the same period, mallard harvest in the U.S. portion of the Atlantic Flyway has decreased […]

Corrections officer arrested for child molestation

Corrections officer arrested for child molestation

A Lowell corrections officer, who is one of four officers being investigated for beating and paralyzing an inmate, has been arrested for child molestation. Keith Mitchell Turner, 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation. Sexual Battery, and Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition. The investigation started when a young girl […]

17 people arrested during child pornography investigation

17 people arrested during child pornography investigation

On Monday, November 4, 2019, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office concluded a month-long special operation to identify members of the community who possessed and shared child pornography. The operation, code name, “Guardians of Innocence IV: Fall Haul,” was carried out by undercover detectives from PCSO’s Computer Crimes Unit, and resulted in the arrests of 17 […]

Wawa spokesperson untruthful as to why construction is delayed

Wawa spokesperson untruthful as to why construction is delayed

Wawa spokesperson Lori Bruce insinuated in an email that the Crystal River Wawa has been delayed due to permitting delays. However, the city says that is not true. According to City Manager Ken Frink, the site has been permitted since June. Now, the store is not slated for completion until 2021. Many were glad to […]

Citrus County deputy injured during crash Gospel Island Road

Citrus County deputy injured during crash Gospel Island Road

Deputy Nick Erdman with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office was on his way to work Monday when he sideswiped a utility pole. According to the CCSO, Deputy Erdman sideswiped the pole after swerving to avoid another vehicle that was headed toward him in his lane. The incident occurred on Gospel Island Road at approximately 4:30 p.m. […]

Boy saved mom’s life as she was being suffocated by boyfriend

Boy saved mom’s life as she was being suffocated by boyfriend

A fast-thinking 12-year-old boy saved his mom’s life by alerting neighbors to the fact that his mom was being battered by her boyfriend. According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Benjamin Parrish Safer became involved in a verbal argument with his girlfriend over a cellphone. During the argument, Safer became aggressive and punched the victim […]

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