News Releases

NR 17-45 Husband Arrested in Merritt Island Shooting Death

September 19, 2017 - 3:15 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office GAMEOVER Task Force has arrested 36-year-old, Roger Petrocelli in the shooting death of his wife that occurred July 5, 2017. Petrocelli was taken into custody earlier today after an arrest warrant was issued by a judge, charging Petrocelli with Manslaughter with a Firearm. Petrocelli was transported to the Brevard County Read More

NR 17-44 Avoid Post-Hurricane Contractor Fraud and Other Scams

September 13, 2017 - 2:36 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to spread awareness about post-hurricane frauds and scams. To prevent becoming a victim of fraud please follow the tips listed below. Tips: Contractor frauds  1. Make sure you hire contractors that are licensed and insured in the State of Florida. Request the contractor’s license Read More

NR 17-42 HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE

September 11, 2017 - 12:52 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is providing the following safety information in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. There have been significant power outages across Brevard County and many of the traffic signals are not operational, objects are obstructing roadways, and many streets are impassable by either debris or water. Citizens are urged to please avoid Read More

NR 17-41 Update – Sandbag Distribution

September 8, 2017 - 5:09 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is discontinuing the distribution of sandbags tomorrow, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Mitchell Ellington Park in Merritt Island.  All other locations will be open for distribution tomorrow morning at 8:00 A.M. and will continue distributing through noon or until supplies are gone. The three locations are: NORTH BREVARD AREA Chain Read More

 NR 17-41 UPDATE – SOUTH BREVARD AREA SANDBAG DISTRIBUTION SITE CHANGED FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 

September 7, 2017 - 2:49 pm Author: Category:

  Starting tomorrow, Friday, September 8, 2017, the South Brevard Area Distribution site for sandbags will be the parking lot of the Palm Bay Campus at Eastern Florida State College, located at 250 Community College Pkwy SE, Palm Bay, FL.  All four locations will be open for distribution starting at 8:00 A.M. and will continue Read More

BREVARD COUNTY ANNOUNCES EVACUATIONS AND SHELTERS FOR IRMA

September 7, 2017 - 10:35 am Author: Category:

BREVARD COUNTY, FL. — Brevard County has announced a mandatory evacuation order starting at 3 PM Friday. This order is for Evacuation Zone A, (http://www.brevardfl.gov/EmergencyManagement/HaveAPlan/Evacuation) which includes the barrier islands, Merritt Island and some mainland low-lying areas along the Indian River Lagoon. In addition, those who live in mobile or manufactured homes or in other flood-prone Read More

NR 17-41 SHERIFF’S OFFICE SANDBAG LOCATIONS FOR PICKUP STARTING WEDNESDAY MORNING

September 5, 2017 - 2:20 pm Author: Category:

 The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office along with other Public Safety partners continue to monitor the storm projections of Hurricane Irma. As a result of the potential impact to Brevard County, the Sheriff’s Office will begin distributing sandbags (at no cost) to our citizens starting tomorrow morning at four different locations throughout Brevard County. In an Read More

Section 457 Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee Meeting

September 5, 2017 - 1:59 pm Author: Category:

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Section 457 Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee Meeting Date:  September 14, 2017 Time:  9:00 am Location:  Florida Room Brevard County Government Complex, Bldg. C 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Viera, Florida   Old Business:  Approval of Minutes from March 2, 2017 New Business: Report from Guy Thomas/Mass Mutual Public Input Adjournment

NR 17-40 IRS Impersonation Scam

July 21, 2017 - 6:46 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports today in reference to taxpayers receiving unsolicited threatening phone calls from individuals impersonating Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees. These individuals use the threat of arrest to obtain money by falsely representing that the victims owe back taxes. The perpetrators of this scam demand the victims send Read More

NR 17-39 Melbourne Coin Dealer Arrested for Fraud Related Crimes

July 19, 2017 - 4:17 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Economic Crimes Task Force has culminated an investigation into the allegations of fraud with the arrest of a Melbourne coin dealer. Agents arrested 63-year-old, John Wenzel Kane of 1807 Woodbury Circle, Melbourne; the owner of Coins and Curiosities, earlier today after an arrest warrant was issued by a judge charging Read More