Month: April 2014

Levy County Teen Driver Improvement Program

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Community Relations
Division, is offering a Teen Driver Improvement Program to all Levy County
students who have a current Operators License or Learners Permit or who are
about to get their Learners Permit.
The goal of this program is to educate the teen drivers of Levy County
of the dangers of aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, and
to reinforce the benefits of seatbelt use. These four issues have been found to
be major causes of teen involved crashes, injuries and fatalities. This program
is free of cost and is 4 hours in
duration. This program consists of classroom instruction, videos, power point
presentations and hands-on time during which the students will drive golf carts
through a course to learn first hand the dangers of their choices they make
while driving. This is a graphic presentation that will show students the human
consequences of their driving choices. Parent waivers are required due to the
graphic nature of the presentation. Waivers are available online at www.levyso.com, and then click on the Teen
Driver Improvement Icon on left side of screen. All students will be required
to pre-register for the class by calling Lt. Sean Mullins or Sgt. Max Long at
352-486-5111 ext 276 or via e-mail smullins@levyso.com
or mlong@levyso.com. This class has a minimum
of 5 students for the class to take place so these dates are tentative. ALL CLASSES
BEGIN AT 9:00 AM
Williston HS.       June: 24      July:
3, 8, 15, 16, 31,      August: 5, 6
Chiefland HS.      June: 25   
  July: 2, 9, 17, 28, 29,      August: 7, 11
Bronson HS.        June: 26      July:
7, 10, 30                 August: 12
Cedar Key HS.    June: 30      July:
14
Yankeetown:                            July: 1     
                       August: 4
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

LCSO Begins Williston Crab Festival Preparations

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has
ramped up planning for Crab Festival 2014. Sheriff McCallum and his executive
staff have attended meetings with Williston community leaders who offered their
assistance to make this event safer. In the wake of last years tragedy, where
five people were shot and one died of his injuries, this event is of great
concern to LCSO.

 

Community leaders are telling
LCSO the event will happen on April 26, 2014.

 

Citizens and travelers through Levy County
can expect traffic congestion in and around US Alt Hwy 27 and County Road 318
in Williston on Saturday, April 26, 2014. There will be no parking on CR 318
(including at vendor’s booths), or on its right-of-way. Any vehicles parked on
the right-of-way may be towed for the safety of all concerned.

 

The LCSO has enlisted the help of
the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida
Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission, Williston Police Department and the Florida Department of Agriculture. It will be the efforts of
Law Enforcement to curb the illegal sales of alcoholic beverages, address drug
violations, control traffic, food safety and health violations.

 

County Road 318 will be closed at
3:00 pm or before; depending on pedestrian and vehicle traffic congestion and
safety concerns. Residents of Williston who have homes accessed via CR 318
should be prepared to show photo ID with a current address. All through traffic
will be re-routed at NE 212 Court and NE 35 Street to US Alt 27. The Sheriff’s
Office encourages everyone that is not attending the event to avoid the area by
using alternate routes.   

 

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111

“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Sexual Predator

                                                          Sexual
Predator                   
Public Address Notification
April 9, 2014
On April 8, 2014 John Wayne Hudson registered as a
Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida
law Hudson is required to notify law
enforcement whenever he changes addresses.
John Wayne Hudson was convicted in 2004 in Levy County,
Fl for Sexual Battery by weapon or force – F.S. 794.011. Hudson
was released from the Federal Bureau of Prisons and has registered his address
as: 11950 NE 116 Street Archer, Fl
For a complete listing of all
registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County,
or to search by zip code, please visit www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual
offender data base.
Sexual Predator:
John Wayne Hudson
11950 NE 116 Street
Archer, Fl 32618
White/Male
DOB: 05/03/1968
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111

“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.


Sexual Predator

Sexual Predator
Public Address Notification
April 9, 2014
On April 2, 2014 James Solomon, Jr registered as a
Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Solomon is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes
addresses.
James Solomon, Jr was convicted in 2001 in Alachua County,
Fl for Sexual Battery of a child under 12. Solomon
was released from the Florida Department of Corrections and has registered his
address as: 21161 NE 35 Street
Williston, Fl.
For a complete listing of all
registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County,
or to search by zip code, please visit www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual
offender data base.
Sexual Predator:
James Solomon Jr
21161 NE 35 Street
Williston, Fl 32696
Black/Male
DOB: 03/19/1950
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111

“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Levy County
Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Levy County Prevention Coalition will
be participating in the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription
Drug Take Back Initiative.
This year’s event will
be held at the Levy County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday April
26th
, 2014, from 10:00AM until 2:00 PM. Sheriff’s
Deputies will be present to accept all medications. The collection site will be
located at the South Entrance to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office complex
located at 9150 NE 80 Ave., Bronson, Fl 32621.
Participants are encouraged to bring in
prescription medications that are no longer used, out of date, or medications
from loved ones who have passed away. Medications can be loose or in containers.
Participants will be
able to drive in and drop medications off into boxes provided without having to
exit their vehicles.
Please join us in
participating in this important initiative to keep unwanted or unneeded
medications off our streets.
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111

“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.