CRIME & SAFETY
Motorcyclist killed in crash with Brevard County school bus
WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. — ABOVE: A look at today's top headlines. A motorcyclist is dead after a crash involving a Brevard County school bus. West Melbourne police say it happened around 9 a.m. Thursday in the area of Minton Road near Wingate Boulevard. A motorcyclist died as a result...
Titusville Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for DUI Manslaughter After Fatal Motorcycle Crash
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Circuit Judge Tesha Scolaro Ballou sentenced 25-year-old Anthony Keyes-Walls to 14 years in state prison on Wednesday after a Brevard County Jury convicted him on March 24, 2023, for DUI Manslaughter, DUI Serious Bodily Injury, DUI Vehicle Property Damage or Injury, and Reckless Driving, stemming from a crash that killed motorcyclist Ralph Napoli, 64, in 2019.
2 arrested after body found at The Compound
A couple was arrested after a man's body was found at The Compound in Brevard County. His heart monitor led police to his body.
Arrests In Brevard County: September 19, 2023 – Suspects Presumed Innocent Until Proven Guilty
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The suspects below were arrested by various law enforcement agencies on the Space Coast. PLEASE NOTE: All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The mugshots and arrest records published on SpaceCoastDaily.com are not an indication of guilt, or evidence that an actual crime has been committed.
Grand jury indicts Palm Bay father in 'horrifying' death of son locked in laundry room
A Brevard County grand jury has indicted a Palm Bay father suspected of brutally beating his 12-year-old son and leaving him to die from his injuries in a locked laundry room while the rest of the family left for Connecticut. ...
Two Arrested For Saw Palmetto Berry Harvest in Brevard County
As the fight to stop illegal harvesting of saw palmetto berries in Florida ensues, a couple of recurring offenders were arrested in Brevard County recently, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's most recent report for Sept. 8-14.
2 accused of hanging antisemitic banners on I-4 overpass surrender to face charges
Two people accused of hanging banners with swastikas and antisemitic messages on a Florida highway overpass have surrendered to face charges of violating a new state law that makes it a crime to display images on a structure without permission.
"I kinda feel bad about that Adam Walsh kid," said the only suspect. Florida man named decades later
Disclaimer: This article was written for informational purposes only regarding a terrible event in Florida, in 1981. What started as a shopping errand in a Florida store ended up shattering a family and shocking the people of Florida. The devastating impact of evil against our most innocent and the subsequent life-altering reactions will echo through decades. Awareness continues to stimulate prevention and support for children and families alike.
Bomb squad called after suspicious suitcase abandoned in Melbourne
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Someone dropped a suspicious suitcase and ran away from the area, prompting the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad to investigate on Wednesday afternoon. The incident was reported in Tallwood Park on Hollywood Boulevard in Melbourne around 1:30 p.m. The bomb squad will be using a...
Cape Canaveral motorcyclist killed in Cocoa Beach crash
Cocoa Beach police are investigating a traffic crash that claimed the life of a Cape Canaveral man on Sunday. A 38-year-old Cape Canaveral motorcyclist was killed in a traffic crash involving a pickup truck early Sunday in Cocoa Beach. It was the 24th fatal crash involving a motorcycle reported in...
Florida 'Rising Star' feared for her life; Did someone get away with murder for 40 years?
Disclaimer: This story was written for informational purposes only to explore the cold cases of missing persons from Florida. Brevard County is located in the east-central portion of Florida. As of the 2020 census, the population was 606,612, making it the 10th-most populated county in Florida. Brevard County comprises the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county runs along the east Florida coast.
Brevard County Jury Finds Luis Ramos Figueroa Guilty of First-Degree Murder For Killing Daniel Ramos
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Brevard County Jury found 19-year-old Luis Ramos Figueroa guilty of First-Degree Felony Murder with Firearm, Robbery with a Weapon, and Tampering with Physical Evidence in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Daniel Ramos in 2020. Circuit Judge Tesha Scolaro Ballou presided over the...
WHEEL OF FUGITIVE: Brevard Sheriff’s Office Names Marco Fernandez ‘Fugitive of the Week’
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has named 34-year-old Marco Fernandez BCSO’s Fugitive of the Week in this week’s edition of “Wheel of Fugitive.”. Fernandez is wanted for Bench Warrant for Failure to Appear for Arraignment reference Grand Theft. He was last...
‘Knew I was innocent:’ Charges dropped against man with epilepsy stunned by Brevard deputies
COCOA BEACH, Fla. – A man with epilepsy fought for his innocence for three years after he said he was suffering from a seizure at the time Brevard County deputies used a taser on him. When Jon Tobin stopped riding his bicycle on Ridgewood Avenue, he said first responders...
Motorcycle rider killed in early morning crash in Brevard County
A motorcyclist was killed Sunday in an early morning crash in Brevard County, according to Cocoa Beach Police.
One dead, two injured by gunfire in botched home invasion, West Melbourne police say
WEST MELBOURNE — One man is dead and two others wounded after West Melbourne police said a group of people broke into an apartment early Sunday and were met by an armed homeowner. The shooting happened at about 2:25 a.m. at the Reserves of Melbourne apartment complex in the...
SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY: If You Play Stupid Games, You Win Stupid Prizes! Perp Charged With Aggravated Assault With Deadly Weapon, Battery
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – When I was a kid growing up in north Florida my father always told me that “if you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes!. Well apparently Jose Maldonado never got that great piece of advice as last night he was not only playing a stupid game but also a very dangerous one. A game that one day, he will play with the wrong person who exercises their 2nd Amendment right and puts an end to his crap.
Florida man allegedly waved around CO2-powered gun in bar, held it to victim's head
MALABAR, Fla. (CBS12) — A man was arrested after allegedly waving a gun around at bar patrons and holding the weapon to someone's head over the weekend. One person tried stepping in, and 43-year-old Jose Maldonado allegedly pistol-whipped him before Brevard County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) deputies could arrive and make an arrest this past weekend. The weapon looked to be a real handgun, officials said, but upon inspection, it was revealed to be a Byrna Gun, a CO2-powered weapon that fires chemical irritants like pepper spray.
Woman accused of DUI in crash that critically injured infant, Titusville police say
TITUSVILLE, Fla. – A woman from Cocoa was arrested at the scene of a crash in Titusville on Wednesday that sent an infant to the hospital in critical condition, according to the Titusville Police Department. The crash occurred around 8 p.m. at the intersection of S Park Avenue and...
FHP: Woman, 23, dies in crash on I-95 in Brevard County
A young woman has died following a rollover crash in Brevard County, the Florida Highway Patrol said.