Month: January 2012

Home Invasion Robbery

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:               January 9, 2012 Time:               5:15 PM   On Saturday, January 7, 2012 Investigator Roger Bell arrested Christopher Pate, Jeovany Ortiz, Janiel Perez and Armando Perez for armed home invasion robbery, felony battery and aggravated assault.   Sheriff’s deputies and Investigators responded to a Bronson home in reference to a 9-1-1 call reporting a home invasion robbery.  The four suspects met earlier in the night and talked about hitting a lick “Robbery”.  The plan was for Pate to lure the victim outside of his home and the three other suspects would commit the robbery.  The plan did not go as planned when the victim refused to go outside, but he allowed Pate to enter his home.  Upon entry Pate and the victim spoke about smoking a blunt (Marijuana Joint) and allegedly Pate was going to buy crack cocaine from the victim.    While Pate was inside the house negotiating the drug deal, Jeovany Ortiz and Armando Perez stormed the house wearing a mask and armed with a pistol and baseball bat and demanded money.  Pate pulled a realistic toy gun concealed in his waist band and also threatened the victim.  The victim stated that he was in fear of his life and his family’s (mother, step father and two children ages three (3) and seven (7) year old) and he began fighting with the three suspects attempting to wrestle the guns and baseball bat from them.  The suspect’s pistol whipped and struck the victim in the head with the baseball bat and fled the house on foot.    While fleeing from the scene Jeovany Ortiz turned around and fired at the victim and missed him by only inches.  During this incident the step father woke up and fired two rounds from his shotgun in the air in an attempt to scare the suspects from returning to the house.   The victim sustained a head laceration and was transported to a local hospital.   Sullivan said “I’m very proud of the Deputies, Investigators and dispatchers in handling this incident and the team work to have these bad guys in jail less than 24 hours”.   Defendant:   Christopher Eugene Pate (Armed with a toy gun) 5391 NE 132nd Court Williston, Fl W/M, 05/26/1986 Charges:  Home Invasion Robbery                  Felony Battery                  Aggravated Assault   Jeovany Texidor Ortiz (Armed with a pistol) 11852 NE 66th Lane Williston, Fl. W/M, 01/03/1977 Charges:   Home Invasion Robbery                  Felony Battery                  Aggravated Assault                  Resisting arrest without violence   Janiel Molina Perez (Armed with the baseball bat) 11852 NE 66th Lane Williston, Fl. W/M, 05/30/1991 Charges:   Home Invasion Robbery                  Felony Battery                  Aggravated Assault                  Resisting arrest without violence                  Violation of Probation- Occupied Burglary   Armando Perez (Lookout) 11852 NE 66th Lane Williston, Fl. W/M, 03/13/1987 Charges:   Home Invasion Robbery                  Felony Battery                  Aggravated Assault     ###
 
Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218

ATV Safety

MEDIA RELEASE   Date:                January 9, 2012 Time:                1:30 PM   Bronson, Florida-The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has seen an increase in All Terrain Vehicle Accidents. Over this past weekend there were two tragic ATV accidents resulting in fatalities.  I would like to inform you of the laws pertaining to ATV’s and give you some safety tips to prevent you from being a victim of an ATV accident. You may also go on-line to www.ATVSafety.gov for additional safety information.   In 2006 the Florida Legislature passed a law allowing ATV’s to be operated on any public roads or streets during the daytime hours on an unpaved roadway where the posted speed limit is less than 35 miles per hour by a licensed driver.  The Levy County Commissioners on October 17, 2006 passed County Ordinance 90-3 stating it is unlawful to operate an ATV on any roadway, paved or unpaved streets in Levy County.  In Levy County there are several locations to legally ride and have good quality family time when riding your ATV.   Under Florida State Statue 316.2074 (3) it is unlawful for any person 16 years of age or under to operate or be a passenger on an ATV without a helmet and safety goggles. No person shall be a passenger on an ATV that is not designed or equipped for said person.   ATV Safety Tips:  

  1. Wear a helmet & eye protection at all times.
  2. Do not carry passengers on an ATV.
  3. Do not let young or inexperienced riders operate ATVs without training & supervision.
  4. Do not use alcohol or other drugs when riding.
  5. Always maintain a safe distance between riders.
  6. Always let someone know where you are riding.
  7. Never ride alone.
  8. Always ride at a safe and responsible speed.  Know your abilities and don’t exceed those levels.
  9. Make sure the ATV is in safe working condition.

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Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff's Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell:    352-577-4218

Morriston Man Caught on Camera

MEDIA RELEASE Date: January 3, 2012 Time: 4:30 PM The victim, Roy Alexander reported to the Sheriff’s Office that someone stole his 3.5 ton air conditioner from his Williston home. This is the second time someone has stole the victim’s air conditioner. The victim stated that he concealed a game camera facing the A/C unit and obtained photographs of the suspects stealing the A/C. On December 27, 2011, the victim reported that unknown person(s) stole his A/C unit and he has photographs of the suspects and their vehicle and the suspects loading the A/C unit in a Ford truck. On January 2, 2012 a concerned citizen notified the Sheriff’s Office and stated that the truck used in the theft may belong to Raymond Shelton Shiver from Morriston. Deputy Scott Stancil and Sgt. Mike Narayan went to the suspect’s residence located at 4350 SE 138th Terrace and made contact with Raymond Shiver’s son, Alexander Matthew Shiver. Deputies were able to identify Alexander Shiver as one of the two suspects in the theft. The second suspect has been identified as Raymond Shiver, Jr., which is Alexander’s older brother. Alexander Shiver was arrested for grand theft and he is on felony probation for grand theft. Deputies are currently looking for Raymond Shiver, Jr. and if anyone knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. Defendant: Alexander Matthew Shiver 4350 SE 138th Terrace Morriston, Fl W/M, 03/06/1988 ###

Major Evan Sullivan
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
FBI-National Academy 183rd Session
Office: 352-486-5446
Cell: 352-577-4218