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NR 14-32 Update – Barefoot Bay Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

May 3, 2014 - 11:58 am Author: Category:

Agents of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office South Precinct General Crimes Unit have located an arrested Dennis Leo Foster in connection with yesterday’s robbery of the First United Bank in Barefoot Bay. Deputies and agents were able to identify Foster as the individual responsible for committing the robbery of the bank on Friday morning.  An Read More

NR 14-32 Deputies Searching For Barefoot Bay Bank Robbery Suspect

May 2, 2014 - 4:55 am Author: Category:

On May 2, 2014 at approximately 11:51 hours, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a bank robbery at the First United Bank in Barefoot Bay.  The suspect walked into the bank and passed the teller a note in which he implied a weapon and demanded cash.  After receiving an undisclosed amount Read More

NR 14-31 Sheriff’s Agents Arrest Suspect In Melbourne Homicide

May 1, 2014 - 3:53 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 53-year-old John Dwyer, charging him with 1st degree premeditated murder in reference to the death of his live-in girlfriend, 52-year-old Joan Meta Justis.  Dwyer was taken to the Brevard County Jail where he is being held on a no bond status. The Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call, Read More

NR 14-30 Sheriff’s Office Warns Citizens of Telephone Scams

May 1, 2014 - 12:04 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn citizens of a scam that has been occurring with multiple variations in and around Brevard County. The scammers call a victim claiming to be from a law enforcement agency and states that you failed to show up for jury duty or have failed to pay a Read More

NR 14-29 Sheriff’s Economic Crime Task Force Makes Money Laundering Arrest

May 1, 2014 - 11:58 am Author: Category:

Earlier today, members of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Economic Crimes Task Force arrested 32-year-old Christie Burkey Hunt at her residence located at 1382 Vestavia Circle, Melbourne.  Agents charged Hunt with crimes committed under the Florida Money Laundering Act.  Hunt was taken to the Brevard County Jail where she is being held under $940,000 bond. Read More

NR 14-28 Brevard County Public Safety Charity Ride

May 1, 2014 - 9:52 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Public Safety Charity (BCPSC) is a newly formed not-for-profit organization that was created to help Brevard County Public Safety Officers and their families during difficult hardships. The organization works with community leaders, businesses and citizens to raise funds to help our law enforcement officers and firefighters in their time of need. These Read More

NR 14-27 Sheriff’s Agents Seek Community’s Help In Identifying Recovered Stolen Property

May 1, 2014 - 9:45 am Author: Category:

On April 19, 2014, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residential burglary in the Melbourne / Suntree area. The investigation led to the arrest of 20-year-old James Joshua England and 20-year-old Vincent Matthew Tumminia, both of Suntree. England and Tumminia were charged with dealing in stolen property, occupied residential burglary and grand theft Read More

NR 14-26 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 25, 2014 - 8:15 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies are teaming up with the Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, April 26th, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. to provide a venue for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. Medication disposal is quickly becoming an important and alarming issue. Read More

NR 14-24 Sheriff’s Office and Fire Rescue Investigate Residential Fire

April 21, 2014 - 9:21 am Author: Category:

On April 18, 2104, at approximately 7:30 AM, Brevard County Fire Rescue responded to a residential fire at 4085 Toby Avenue in Grant/Valkaria. While attempting to extinguish the fire, fire fighters discovered a large indoor marijuana grow operation within the residence. Sheriff’s agents responded, which led to the discovery of 213 marijuana plants. The investigation Read More

NR 14-23 Cocoa Heroin Dealer Sentenced To Federal Prison

April 18, 2014 - 11:47 am Author: Category:

Yesterday, Orlando U.S. District Judge Charlene Edwards Honeywell sentenced 36-year-old Damion Rashaad Carder of Cocoa to 18 years and 9 months in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute and distribution of heroin. The court also ordered Carder to abandon any interest he had in firearms and ammunition recovered when he was arrested. Read More

Sheriff’s Office Searching For Missing Cocoa Man – RECOVERED

April 16, 2014 - 8:53 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing person, 81-year-old Forrest Lavern Kimble of Cocoa. Mr. Kimble is described as Caucasian, 6’4”, approximately 220lbs, Blue Eyes and Grey hair. He was last seen wearing khaki pants, a black t-shirt and tan fishing style vest. Mr. Kimble was Read More