Announcement News Releases

NR 23-34 Investigative Update – Viera Regional Park

November 27, 2023 - 2:31 pm Author: Category:

The armed suspect who threatened participants and spectators with a handgun at Viera Regional Park on November 3, 2023, has died from injuries sustained after being hit by a vehicle during the incident.  33-Year-old Devin Carroll of Titusville was pronounced deceased at a local hospital where he was undergoing treatment. Investigation thus far has revealed Read More

NR 23-31 Victim identified in death investigation

September 21, 2023 - 2:17 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the female who was found deceased at Pelican Park in Satellite Beach, on Friday, September 15, 2023.  The decedent is identified as 58-year-old, Kathleen Steward of Satellite Beach.   Ms. Steward was last seen in the area of Berkeley Street and South Patrick Drive in Satellite Beach and was Read More

NR 23-30 Groundbreaking – BCSO Animal Surgery Center

August 31, 2023 - 2:50 pm Author: Category:

PRESS CONFERENCE Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey will address the media tomorrow, September 1, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. for the groundbreaking of the BCSO Animal Surgery Center. The press conference will be held on the grounds of the Animal Care Center located at 5100 West Eau Gallie Boulevard in Melbourne. For additional information, please call Read More

NR 23-29 Sheriff’s Office searching for missing windsurfer

August 31, 2023 - 11:25 am Author: Category: |

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the search for a missing windsurfer in the Banana River near the area of Kelly Park in Merritt Island.  The search began yesterday evening at approximately 7:00 p.m., after the Sheriff’s Office received a report that a male who had been windsurfing in the Banana River and had Read More

NR 23-28 Silver Alert – Missing /Endangered Adult: LOCATED

August 23, 2023 - 6:13 pm Author: Category: |

UPDATE: Ms. Forman-Ryba has been located and is in the process of being reunited with her family. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing/endangered adult, 79-year-old, Irene Forman-Ryba.  Ms. Foreman-Ryba was last seen this morning, August 23, 2023, at approximately 7:00 a.m., when she left her residence on Timberlane Drive, Cocoa, Read More

NR 23-27 Victim identified in death investigation

August 14, 2023 - 12:24 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the male who was shot and killed in unincorporated Cocoa, on Friday, August 11, 2023.  The decedent is identified as 58-year-old, Franklin Orwig Sr. of Cocoa. The investigation began when deputies responded to a residence on Burgess Avenue at approximately 9:45 p.m., Friday evening, after the Sheriff’s Office Read More

NR 23-26 Sheriff’s Office conducting death investigation

August 12, 2023 - 12:59 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation that occurred last night at a residence on Burgess Avenue in unincorporated Cocoa.   Deputies responded to the area at approximately 9:45 p.m., after the Sheriff’s Office was advised that a male had been shot.  Upon arrival, deputies located a male victim who was transported to Read More

NR 23-24 Arrest made in North Brevard Bank Robbery

July 26, 2023 - 6:16 pm Author: Category: |

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 40-year-old Nicholas Race of Weeki Wachee, Florida, for the robbery of the Space Coast Credit Union located at 6899 North US Highway 1, unincorporated Cocoa, that occurred on Monday, July 24, 2023. Race was arrested earlier today in Hernando County by the United States Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force Read More

NR 23-23 Sheriff’s Office conducting death investigation

July 24, 2023 - 4:06 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation in the area of Waterway Park, located at 600 West Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island.   Deputies responded to the area at approximately 8:20 a.m., after the Sheriff’s Office was advised that a male was observed floating in the water.  Upon arrival, deputies located the body Read More

NR 23-22 Purple Alert – Missing/Endangered Adult: CANCELLED

June 16, 2023 - 9:56 pm Author: Category: |

UPDATE: Ms. Zamjahn-Shoemaker has been located and is safe.   The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing/endangered adult.  18-year-old, Destanie Zamjahn-Shoemaker was last seen on Monday, June 12, 2023, when she left her residence in Grant, Florida to go for a walk. Destanie is 5’05” tall, weighing 150 pounds, with brown Read More

NR 23-21 Update: Merritt Island Shooting Investigation

June 13, 2023 - 10:30 am Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is identifying the male who was shot and killed in Merritt Island, on Saturday, June 10, 2023.  The male is identified as 47-year-old, Steven Rubino of Merritt Island. The investigation began when deputies responded to a residence on Walter Street in Merritt Island in reference to male who had been Read More

NR 23-20 Sheriff’s Office Conducting Death Investigation

June 11, 2023 - 1:56 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation that occurred on Saturday, June 10, 2023.   Deputies responded at approximately 10:20 a.m. to a residence on Walter Street in Merritt Island in reference to male who had been shot.  Upon arrival, an adult male was found at the residence suffering from a gunshot wound.   Read More

NR 23-19 Brevard Public School employee arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

May 24, 2023 - 11:52 am Author: Category: | |

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 35-year-old James Cohen of Melbourne for possession of Child Pornography.  Cohen was taken into custody after an arrest warrant was issued by Judge Ben Garagozlo charging Cohen with ten counts of Possession of Material Depicting the Sexual Performance of a Child. Cohen is currently in the Brevard County Read More

NR 23-16 Brevard County Sheriff’s Office announces award winners

April 21, 2023 - 10:56 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office held their annual awards ceremony on Friday, April 21, 2023, recognizing the many achievements accomplished during 2022 by our sworn and civilian employees.  Also recognized were members of the community who had a profound impact in Brevard County during the year.  Special Recognition Award Corporal Hannah Polito      Since Read More

NR 23-15 Deputy Involved Shooting

April 13, 2023 - 1:03 pm Author: Category:

On April 12, 2023, at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Sunset Bay Apartments, located at 225 South Tropical Trail, Merritt Island, in reference to a suspicious person.  The caller advised that a male was in the parking lot who appeared to be trying to get into parked vehicles.  As Read More