Arrests News Releases

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 17-45 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 17-39 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 17-30 Local Cemetery Sales Associate Arrested For Fraud Related Crimes 

June 1, 2017 - 12:56 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Economic Crimes Task Force has arrested 47-year-old, Karla Patterson Amos of Melbourne, Florida, for fraudulent activities revolving around her employment as a Family Services Counselor for a local cemetery. Amos was arrested on May 31, 2017, after a warrant was issued charging her with Scheming to Defraud, 76 counts of Read More

NR 17-27 Alert Citizens Assist Deputies in Arrest

May 30, 2017 - 12:23 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 27-year-old Michael Stankowitz of Melbourne in reference to a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred yesterday in Melbourne Beach. Stankowitz was charged with Burglary of a conveyance (4 Counts), Grand Theft (3 Counts), Petit Theft, Criminal Mischief, Violation of Probation, and Child Neglect (2 Counts). Stankowitz was transported Read More

NR 17-26 Mother Arrested For Leaving Child at Drug House

May 18, 2017 - 5:20 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 31-year-old Ashley Baskett, of 1410 North Lakemont Drive, Cocoa, for leaving her one-year-old child at a drug house, charging her with child neglect and possession of methamphetamine. She was transported to the Brevard County Jail where she is being held on $6000.00 Bond. Deputies responded to a residence Read More

NR 17-25 Bookkeeper Arrested for Fraud Related Crimes

May 5, 2017 - 3:00 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Economic Crimes Task Force has arrested 49-year-old Deanna Parton of Palm Bay, Florida, for fraudulent activities revolving around her employment as a bookkeeper and assistant to a South Brevard County OBGYN physician’s office.  Parton was arrested on May 3, 2017, after an arrest warrant was issued charging her with Scheming Read More

NR 17-24 Arrest Made in Cape Canaveral Stabbing

May 4, 2017 - 7:55 pm Author: Category:

“The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 54-year-old Ibrihim Garcia- Hernandez, (transient), in the stabbing that occurred today at 8959 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral. The suspect was taken into custody earlier today after being located in the area of Lake Drive, Cocoa, by agents from the GAMEOVER Task Force. Gabriel-Hernandez was formerly arrested after an Read More

NR 17-21  Suntree Man Arrested For Producing Child Pornography 

April 13, 2017 - 4:47 pm Author: Category:

Earlier today, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Immigration Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations (ICE/HIS) culminated a joint investigation with the arrest of 77-year-old Billy Leon Dyer, of 7664 Candlewick Drive, Melbourne, Florida. Dyer was arrested today after a Federal Grand Jury issued a four count indictment relative to an investigation initiated by Sheriff’s Office Read More

NR 17-20 Probation Escapee Located

April 11, 2017 - 9:03 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the man who evaded arrest earlier today at the Melbourne Probation and Parole Office. Earlier today, a deputy was attempting to serve a Violation of Community Control warrant on 20-year-old, Ryan Dixon when Dixon ran from the deputy. The Violation of Community Control related to a Hillsborough County Read More

NR 17-18 Victims And Suspect Identified In Unincorporated Cocoa Homicides

April 4, 2017 - 10:05 pm Author: Category:

UPDATED April 4, 2017 @ 10pm: The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 41-year-old Marty Connell for the murders that occurred today at 4061 Eucalyptus Place, Unincorporated Cocoa. Connell was arrested after an arrest warrant was obtained charging him with two counts of First Degree Murder. Connell was transported to the Brevard County Jail where Read More

NR 17-17 Sheriff’s Office Enforcement Operation Leads to over 50 Defendants

March 31, 2017 - 4:44 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office culminated an operation today after executing search and arrest warrants following a two month-long investigation. During February and March 2017, Agents of the Special Investigations Unit with the assistance of Cape Canaveral Precinct uniform patrol deputies, initiated an investigation targeting drug other street crime related offenses after receiving citizen concerns. Read More

NR 17-11 Former Brevard Public Schools Bookkeeper Arrested for Fraud Related Crimes

March 16, 2017 - 10:00 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Economic Crimes Task Force has culminated an investigation into the allegations of embezzlement of funds with the arrest of a former Brevard Public Schools bookkeeper. Agents arrested 50-year-old Patricia Marie Coleman of 3060 Cavel Street, West Melbourne, earlier today after an arrest warrant was issued by a judge charging her Read More