News Releases

NR 14-55 Sheriff’s Office Seeks Assistance in Locating a Missing Juvenile

July 25, 2014 - 7:48 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance from the public in locating fifteen year-old Daichanel Martel. Daichanel was last seen at Devereux Girls Group Home, Melbourne, on July 22, 2014, at 11:30 p.m. She is approximately 5’05’ tall, weighing 140 pounds with brown short curly hair and brown eyes. She was last seen Read More

NR 14-54 Sheriff’s Office Seeks Community’s Assistance

July 15, 2014 - 8:29 am Author: Category:

On Sunday, July 13, 2014, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects in reference to multiple vehicle burglaries in the Port St. John area.  Among the stolen items recovered was a loaded five shot, chrome, wood grip, .38 special revolver pistol, stored in a brown “Bianchi” leather holster.  Investigators are attempting to locate the Read More

NR 14-53 Sheriff’s Office Death Investigation Update

July 10, 2014 - 2:28 pm Author: Category:

The Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation relating to an incident that occurred on July 9, 2014, at approximately 3:03 P.M., at the intersection of Satellite Boulevard and Burning Tree Avenue, Cocoa. The decedent is identified as 67-year-old, Joseph Nilan, of 7327 Eureka Avenue, Cocoa. The incident involved a dispute between Nilan and 56-year-old, Read More

NR 14-52 Sheriff’s Office Investigates Cocoa Shooting

July 10, 2014 - 2:16 pm Author: Category:

On July 9, 2014, at approximately 3:03 p. m., Deputies responded to the intersection of Satellite Boulevard and Burning Tree Avenue, Cocoa, in reference to an emergency 911 call advising that a person had been shot. Upon arrival, Deputies located a deceased adult male. Crime Scene Investigators are currently processing the scene for evidence. The Read More

NR 14-51 Sheriff’s Office Mourns Death Of Former Sheriff Claude W. “JAKE” Miller

June 27, 2014 - 4:37 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office sadly announces today the passing of former Sheriff Claude W. “Jake” Miller. Sheriff Miller passed away this morning at Jess Parrish Hospital with his family and friends by his side. Sheriff Miller was 77 years old and had proudly served 45 years as a dedicated law enforcement officer. Sheriff Miller’s Read More

NR 14-50 Defendant Sentenced In Deputy Barbara Pill’s Murder

June 27, 2014 - 4:03 pm Author: Category:

Earlier today, the Court sentenced defendant Brandon L. Bradley to death in the March 6, 2012, murder of Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Barbara Pill. Deputy Pill was killed in the line of duty after conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle that was involved in a robbery. Sheriff Wayne Ivey stated, “We are pleased with Read More

NR 14-49 Former Florida Resident Pleads Guilty To Attempted Sex Trafficking In Ecuador

June 27, 2014 - 8:27 am Author: Category:

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that Patrick R. Minga, 50, formerly of Cape Coral, pleaded guilty yesterday to attempting to induce and facilitate, for his own financial gain, the travel of an individual from Brevard County, Florida, to Quito, Ecuador, so that the individual could engage in illicit sexual conduct with minor girls. Minga Read More

NR 14-48 Deputies Arrest Armed Suspect in Mims

June 13, 2014 - 11:58 am Author: Category:

At approximately 6:00 am this morning, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested 20-year-old David Quentell Baker of Mims, for Assault with a Firearm on a Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Resisting Arrest without Violence, and Violation of Probation. On June 12, 2014, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Deputy Andrew Johnson Read More