Citrus County Sexual Predator Alert

July 6, 2017

Citrus County, Fla.- Citrus County Sherrif’s Office has put out an alert to residents in Citrus County. Kenneth Vanyo has been charged with Lewd Assult/Sexual Battery with the victim under 16 years old. Vanyo lives on N. Tumbleweed Trail. The deputies describe Vanyo as five feet nine inches, weighing 186 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Vanyo is currently off of probation, however; Vanyo cannot go to parks, playgrounds,…

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Citrus County Woman Arrested For Animal Cruelty

June 27, 2017

Citrus County, Fla.- On June 26, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office was called to a case of animal cruelty in the Highlands area of Inverness. 75-year-old, Barbara Smith was arrested for animal cruelty due to poor living conditions and a strong odor of ammonia. Smith had called an electrician to work on her house. However, when the electrician arrived, he refused to work under such conditions and called Citrus County Sherrif’s Office. Fire…

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Sexual Predator Alert

June 22, 2017

Citrus County, Fla.- Citrus County Sherrif’s Office has released information on a sexual predator near Homosassa area. Deputies describe sexual predator, John William Brundon as five feet eight inches tall, weighing 184 pounds, red hair, and blue eyes. Brundon residence is 6425 S Lima Ave, Homosassa. Brundon was charged with sexual battery of a child older than 12 years old, but younger than 18. Deputies asked to look out for Brundon and keep a safe eye…

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Man Pronounced Dead in Inverness Off-Road Accident

April 23, 2017

Inverness, Fla. – A Tampa man was pronounced dead after an off-road accident in the Citrus Wildlife Management Area Saturday afternoon at approximately 5:00 p.m. according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to the report, 43-year-old Nicholas James Roush was traveling southbound near Trail 13 in a 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Roush and his passenger, 27-year-old Mackenzie Lee Hill, were off-roading in the woods in a dried pond when Roush lost control of…

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Troopers Search for Hit-and-Run Suspect in Citrus County

March 21, 2017

CRYSTAL RIVER – Troopers are searching for a suspect involved in a hit-and-run incident which left a Homosassa man in serious condition Monday night according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The victim, identified as 19-year-old Philip Studnicka, was walking eastbound in the bicycle lane on West Fort island Trail near US Highway 19 when he was struck from behind by a vehicle, the report stated. The vehicle did not…

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Sabal Pipeline Shooting Suspect Killed by Deputies After High Speed Chase

February 26, 2017

FLORAL CITY – A man who was a suspect for allegedly shooting at the Sabal Pipeline early Sunday morning was fatally shot by deputies during a high-speed chase according to reports. According to the reports, the incident began in Dunnellon when Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Sabal Pipeline at 9:00 am Sunday morning after receiving reports of a man shooting at the pipeline and equipment using a high-powered rifle….

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Troopers Warn Against Traffic Citation Scam

December 30, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – The holidays are packed with joy, cheer, and scams. This year, a new scam has been brought to the attention of the Florida Highway Patrol and troopers are now warning consumers to beware. Like most scams, the Traffic Citation Scam starts with an email. The email is designed to make it look like it came from the Florida DHSMV and states that the recipient has a past due traffic…

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Motorcyclist in Critical Condition After Collision with Utility Trailer

Motorcyclist
December 29, 2016

CRYSTAL RIVER – A 22-year-old motorcyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a utility trailer Wednesday afternoon near West Highland Street according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. The incident occurred just after 12:30 pm on US Highway 19, the report stated. According to troopers, 26-year-old Rene Cruz, Jr. was traveling southbound on US-19 in his 2009 Ford Flex with a small utility trailer in tow when he attempted to make…

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Citrus County Deputy Fired After Domestic Violence Arrest

Citrus County Deputy Fired After Domestic Violence Arrest
December 11, 2016

INVERNESS – A Citrus County Deputy lost her job for the second time at the Sheriff’s Office after a December 10th arrest where she was charged with allegedly battering her former boyfriend, according to a Facebook post on the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s page. According to the post, deputies responded to the home of 29-year-old Bryan Hesse in Inverness in reference to a domestic violence call on Saturday, December 10 just…

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