Month: August 2016

Update- Levy County School Closure Announcement

August 31, 2016
Assistant Superintendent John Lott has announced ALL Levy County Schools will be closed
Thursday September 1st and Friday September 2nd. At this time, sporting events
scheduled for Friday after normal school hours HAVE NOT been cancelled. Updates in reference to any school related
sporting event cancellations will be announced on Friday when more up to date
information is available. 
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Public Information
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Voluntary Evacuation and Shelter Location

August 31, 2016

The Levy County Sheriff’s
Office in partnership with Levy County Emergency Management will be issuing a
voluntary evacuation notice for residents that live in evacuation zones west of
US Hwy 19.
Levy County will open a
shelter of last resort at the old Williston High School Cafeteria located at
427 West Noble Avenue (on US Hwy 27) at 4pm this afternoon.  The shelter is only for residents affected by
Tropical Depression #9 and reside on the west side of US 19 from the Suwannee
River south to Yankeetown.
This is a shelter of last
resort and citizens should make a strong effort to find alternative lodging in
a safe location before going to the shelter. 
Pets will not be allowed in the shelter. 
If you are unable to make alternate arrangements for your pets, you may
board them at the Levy County Animal Services building at 12055 NE 68th
Lane in Bronson until the storm passes. 
Pet owners will be required to bring their own crates and food for their
pets.  PETS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT
PROOF OF CURRENT RABIES VACCINATION.
For more information, you can
contact the Levy County Department of Emergency Management at 352-486-5576 or
352-486-5155.
Thank you and be safe.
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Public Information
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Storm Landfall Preparation

August 31, 2016
This message is for residents of Levy County west of US 19
in flood prone areas. The National Weather Service is predicting a tidal surge
between 5 to 7 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL) and 8 to 10 inches of rain.
Tornado warnings for Levy County are being issued prior to and during the
storm. Residents in low lying areas should expect flooding. Emergency response
to affected areas will be suspended when sustained winds in excess of 40 miles
an hour are reached.
Residents are asked to monitor weather radios in the event
of power outages. If residents are sheltering in place and plan to use
alternate power sources during power outages, please ensure your homes have
been properly wired to eliminate power back feed to power poles. Improper use
of generator power will create life threatening shock potential to emergency
crews who will be working in your area.

                                                                        

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Public Information
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.


Information/Rumor Control Lines Opened

August 30, 2016
Levy County Emergency Management has opened their
information/rumor control lines for citizens seeking current information about
tropical depression #9.
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Public Information
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.

Fugitive Arrested

August 30, 2016
Kyle Omar Silcox 2-11-81 was arrested without incident due
to the combined efforts of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, the Citrus County
Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task
Force on August 26, 2016 at an abandoned home in Citrus County. Silcox was
wanted by Levy County for Tampering with a Victim/Witness and Alachua County
for Grand Theft Auto. During his apprehension, Citrus County Sheriff Deputies
discovered a mobile Methamphetamine lab, known as a “one pot cook”, in the
trunk of the vehicle; and freshly produced meth in the interior of the
car. 
Levy County Sheriff’s Office previously received a battery
complaint on August 8, 2016 and charges were filed with the 8th
Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office. On August 19, 2016 Investigators with
LCSO received a second complaint from the victim of the battery. The victim
reported Silcox had been harassing her, threatening to kill her, and
threatening to kill her family members. Silcox also told the victim he would
force law enforcement to kill him and would not surrender.
Silcox was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office
for manufacture and possession of Methamphetamine and is being held on a $13,000
bond.
Silcox will ultimately be transported to Levy and Alachua
Counties to appear on the charges in these jurisdictions.
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Lt. Scott Tummond
Public Information
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.