News Releases

NR 17-08 Sheriff’s Office Conducts Drug Operation

March 9, 2017 - 11:06 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested, 29-year-old, John Michael Toppa III, of Melbourne, for purchasing illegal narcotics. He was charged with Purchase of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Toppa was taken to the Brevard County Jail where he posted a bond of $11,500.00 Read More

NR 17-06 Sheriff’s Office Announces Public Information Officer

March 6, 2017 - 8:25 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Tod Goodyear will be the agency’s Public Information Officer. Tod had retired in 2016, after serving the agency for 30 years. The majority of his time with the agency was spent in investigations, the last 15 years as a supervisor in Criminal Investigative Services, where Read More

NR 17-05 Investigative Update: Scottsmoor Death Investigation

February 27, 2017 - 5:11 pm Author: Category:

On February 17, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence on Sunset Avenue, Scottsmoor, after a concerned friend went to check on 80-year-old Grady Wright, finding him deceased inside the residence. The Brevard County Medical Examiner’s Office performed a post mortem examination of the deceased, ruling the manner of death as Read More

NR 17-4 Suspect Arrested in Animal Cruelty Investigation

January 26, 2017 - 4:06 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 18-year-old Joseph Tyler Pendergrass, of Rockledge, who was wanted for Cruelty to Animals. The investigation began on January 23, 2017, when the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to a local boarding facility, where the management team reported the suspected animal cruelty they had discovered, which occurred on January Read More

NR 17-3 Sheriff’s Office Arrests Animal Cruelty Suspects

January 24, 2017 - 8:06 am Author: Category:

On January 11, 2017, at approximately 3:45 a.m., Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Deputies along with the Brevard County Fire County Rescue (BCFR) personnel responded to 473 Kennwood Ave, Merritt Island, in reference to a structure fire. When Deputies arrived they found the residents attempting to frantically remove dogs from the residence. Unfortunately, the residence quickly filled Read More

NR 17-2 Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Employee Spotlight

January 23, 2017 - 10:18 am Author: Category:

As most of you know, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is comprised of many units and squads who perform very important functions around the clock to protect our citizens. To better introduce you to our team, from time to time we will post employee and unit spotlights so you can meet and get to know Read More