News Releases

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

NR 17-38  Sheriff’s Office Investigating Merritt Island Shooting 

July 6, 2017 - 1:58 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death that occurred during the early morning hours of July 5, 2017, at 1020 Loring Street, Merritt Island. Deputies were contacted shortly after midnight after receiving a disturbance call from a concerned neighbor. Upon arrival, the Deputies discovered an unsecured residence with blood. Shortly after the initial Read More

NR 17-37 Sheriff’s Office Conducting Death Investigation

June 27, 2017 - 5:23 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation resulting from a female who was found deceased earlier this morning in the 400 block of South Burnette Road in unincorporated Cocoa. The victim was identified as 59-year-old Gustava Renee Rigsby of Cocoa. At approximately 6:37 a.m. this morning, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office received Read More

NR 17-34 Sheriff’s Office Conducting Death Investigation

June 21, 2017 - 12:52 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation at a residence in the 6900 block of Ackerman Avenue, Port Saint John. Yesterday, an individual notified the Sheriff’s Office of two adult individuals who were last seen in the area of Merritt Island on June 16, 2017, and were considered missing. At approximately 9:16 Read More

NR 17-33 Investigate Update – Malabar Fire Victims Identified 

June 19, 2017 - 4:50 pm Author: Category:

The remains of the three homicide victims located in the fire debris of the residence at 855 Atz Road, Malabar have been positively identified. They are 39-year-old Chrissy Hughes, her 9-year-old son, Sebastian Meachum, both of Malabar, Florida, and 38-year-old Linda Woods, of Bella Vista, Arkansas. All three were discovered after neighbors reported the fire Read More

NR 17-32 Investigative Update – Malabar Fire

June 12, 2017 - 7:39 pm Author: Category:

The remains of a third victim have been located in the debris of the residence at 855 Atz Road, Malabar. The remains are that of an adult female. At this time a positive identification cannot be made, however, the fourth person known to have been an occupant of the residence is 39-year-old Linda Woods, of Read More

NR 17-31 Malabar Fire Leads to Death Investigation

June 12, 2017 - 11:55 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Homicide Unit is continuing the death investigation into the fire that occurred yesterday at a Malabar residence. Evidence that has been uncovered thus far, lead investigators to believe that the fire was intentionally set at the residence to cover up homicides. The investigation was initiated on June 11, 2017, at Read More