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*Update*NR 17-52 Silver Alert Issued for West Melbourne Man

November 2, 2017 - 5:00 pm Author: Category:

  Update: Friday November 3, 2017 at 9:12am Mr. Pocchiare has been located safe and has been reunited with family.  The Silver Alert has been cancelled. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is currently attempting to locate Mr. Alexander Pocchiare. He left his residence in West Melbourne early yesterday morning to go to a local bank and Read More

NR 17-51  Investigative Update: Unincorporated Cocoa Shooting 

November 1, 2017 - 11:19 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is releasing an update in the shooting incident that occurred yesterday morning in the area of South Ridgewood Drive, unincorporated Cocoa. The 18-year-old victim is in stable condition at a local hospital and is expected to survive her injuries. The person handling the firearm that discharged, striking the victim is Read More

NR 17-50 Sheriff’s Office Investigating Shooting In Unincorporated Cocoa 

October 29, 2017 - 11:13 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that occurred this morning in the area of South Ridgewood Drive, unincorporated Cocoa. Deputies responded to the residence at approximately 10:20 a.m. after a call was received stating that a person had been accidentally shot. Deputies arrived to find the victim suffering from a life Read More

Accreditation Team Invites Public Comments About Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

October 12, 2017 - 5:24 pm Author: Category:

Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO):  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive on November 14, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Brevard County Sheriff’s policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services.  BCSO must comply with approximately 260 standards in order to receive accredited status.  Many Read More

NR 17-48  Homeless Man Arrested For Harboring Runaway 

October 11, 2017 - 9:28 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 65-year-old John Martin Kelly III, for harboring an 11-year-old female runaway early this morning. Kelly was arrested this afternoon after he was located at a convenience store in the City of Melbourne. He is charged with Interference with Child Custody and is being held at the Brevard County Read More

NR 17-47 Suspect Arrested For Sexual Relationship With Student 

October 11, 2017 - 8:30 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 55-year-old Dodd Anthony Mitchell, of Cocoa, for having a sexual relationship with a student while he was employed as a teacher at Astronaut High School. The investigation was initiated last week after Sheriff’s agents received information detailing a sexual relationship between Mitchell and a former student that occurred Read More

NR 17-46 Sandbag Distribution

October 5, 2017 - 10:29 am Author: Category:

With the forecast of additional rain over the next 24 – 48 hours, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will be distributing sandbags today, Thursday October 5th from 11:30 a.m.– 6:00 p.m. and tomorrow, October 6th from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or until supplies are depleted.  The distribution site will be located across the street Read More

Road Closure – Indian River Dr.

October 3, 2017 - 6:28 pm Author: Category:

Due to flooding the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is closing Indian River Drive, Cocoa from City Point Road north to Black’s Road. All vehicles are asked to avoid the area at this time as the roadway is underwater.

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