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Sebastian police charge 2 men with burglary

The Sebastian Police Department arrested two men, ages 19 and 20, on charges of stealing a handgun from a pickup truck. On Sunday, June 26, 2022, officers responded to a home on Abeto Terrace in reference to a vehicle burglary. The victim said someone stole his 9mm handgun and two fully loaded magazines from his unlocked pickup truck.
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Law enforcement, fire investigations underway into Tuesday night Cumberland Farms blaze

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Firefighters worked throughout the night at a Oslo Road convenience store after a fire from an unknown source started inside and spread into its ceiling causing what fire officials said was ‘significant damage’ and leading to a law enforcement investigation. The fire was reported inside the Cumberland Farms convenience store and gas station on the northeast corner of Oslo Road and 27th Avenue Southwest just before 8 p.m. Tuesday, said Indian River County Fire...

Treasure Coast Pool Contractor Convicted on Multiple Felony Charges

Indian River County - Wednesday June 29, 2022: Brian Washburn, the owner of Amore’ Pools Inc. in Vero Beach, has been convicted on multiple felony charges for operating a multimillion-dollar pool contracting scheme. Washburn was found guilty of defrauding Florida homeowners out of nearly $3 million, often leaving dangerous...

Sebastian man accused of pretending to be a deputy

SEBASTIAN, Fla. (CBS12) — A Sebastian man is under arrest accused of pretending to be a sheriff's deputy. On Monday, the Sebastian Police Department received several calls about a man walking around Indian River Drive and Coolidge Street with a firearm and sheriff’s badge on his waistband, the Sebastian Daily reported.

Brian Washburn, part of Amore' Pools scam, convicted on 9 counts, including fraud

VERO BEACH — A jury that heard from 34 victims of a swimming pool contractor scam voted to convict one of the two people charged in the ruse, according to attorneys.  Brian Washburn, whose wife was the owner of Amore' Pools while he told customers he was an employee, was convicted on nine felonies: organized scheme to defraud, two counts of money laundering of more than $100,000, and six counts of fraudulent use of personal identification information. ...

Brightline plans to reopen Melbourne Avenue, ending yearlong bridge-construction closure

Support local journalism. Unlock unlimited digital access to Click here and subscribe today. Boating and fishing revenues floundered the past year at Riggs Outpost, where Brightline's bridge construction project next door shut down Melbourne Avenue to vehicle traffic. "Essentially, we're a cul-de-sac now. Unless you know where we're at, you're not driving by,"...

Homes from the Treasure Coast to Miami littered with Anti-Semitic flyers

BOCA RATON- Law enforcement agencies across South Florida are investigating after anti-Semitic flyers were left at dozens of homes across the region. The full-color flyers were placed inside of plastic bags that were also filled with rice and corn. The flyers contain accusations of Jews having a role in the...

Florida man arrested for pretending to be an officer

A 65-year-old man was arrested after pretending to be an officer. Robert M. Newsome of Sebastian, Florida was taken into custody on Monday near Mulligans Beach House restaurant. The Sebastian Police Department says they were called to the area after receiving several reports of a man walking in the area...

Sebastian man charged with impersonating a deputy

The Sebastian Police Department received several calls about a man walking around Indian River Drive and Coolidge Street with a firearm and sheriff’s badge on his waistband. On Monday, June 27, 2022, officers responded to the area to search for the suspect. Soon after, the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office had a man detained matching the description.