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 […]

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 […]

Woman attacked for taking too long at grocery store

Woman attacked for taking too long at grocery store

Crystal River — A Crystal River man was arrested after deputies say he threatened his girlfriend and had the means to carry out that threat. Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the vicinity of North Gulf Avenue and West Goldenleaf Lane after a caller reported a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact […]

Woman charged with aggravated child abuse, duct taped boy to chair

Woman charged with aggravated child abuse, duct taped boy to chair

Citrus County — A Florida woman is behind bars after investigators say she tied a boy to a chair and attempted to suffocate him. Merry Elizabeth Teller was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office and members of the US Marshall Task Force. According to investigators, two cell phone videos provided by the boy’s mother, […]

Citrus County residents angry over proposed development, talk of lawsuit

Citrus County residents angry over proposed development, talk of lawsuit

The city council in Inverness earlier this week unanimously voted on an agreement that will pave the way for the Green Mills Group, out of Ft. Lauderdale, to build Colonnade Park, an apartment complex in Inverness. According to Greenmillsgroup.com, “Colonnade Park will provide 106 residences to families in Inverness, FL. Colonnade Park will feature on-site […]

Drug dealer, several others arrested

Drug dealer, several others arrested

Citrus County Deputies Richardson and Garrison Thursday night conducted a traffic stop on a black trailblazer that had a headlight out. According to reports, when the vehicle came to a stop on Rosedale and Pershing Drive, the passenger Joseph Monti was found to have an active Citrus County warrant. Upon searching Monti, deputies discovered that […]

CHS student arrested, charged

CHS student arrested, charged

A Citrus High School student Tuesday was charged with Disrupting School Functions after he said he had a gun on school grounds. The charges are a misdemeanor. According to reports, the boy yelled out that he had a gun earlier in the morning. Two students then reported the boy. The boy admitted that he made […]

Sheriff: Medical rep arrested for most heinous crime

Sheriff: Medical rep arrested for most heinous crime

  ATTENTION: New, updated information as of September 19, 2019, at 8:05 p.m. View the new article here. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), on July 7, 2019, received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in regards to a male who had been downloading child pornography. After an […]

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