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More than $1 million worth of cocaine seized from Florida woman in Ohio

WOOD COUNTY, Ohio — A Florida woman has been charged after Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers seize more than $1 million worth of cocaine in Wood County last week. The traffic stop occurred at 3:21 p.m. on Sept. 19 after a 2018 Dodge Ram cargo van with Texas registration committed a turn signal violation on Interstate 75. Officers proceeded to seize 33 pounds of cocaine worth approximately $1,073,000.
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Melbourne Police Department Now Accepting Applications for Law Enforcement Trust Fund Donations

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Melbourne Police Department is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF) donations beginning September 26. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 14. The Law Enforcement Trust Fund provides donations to not-for-profit organizations...

Search for Michelle Parker continues with new tip

TITUSVILLE, Fla. — It’s been 11 years since Michelle Parker went missing, and about eight years since a search of this magnitude was conducted. Investigators are following up on one of the 20 tips that have been called in since Wednesday when a new reward was posted for information leading to her disappearance.

Florida Pastor Facing Multiple Child Sexual Crime Charges

Authorities in Florida have brought several child sex crime charges against a pastor who also owns and runs a kung fu training academy. According to WESH, Palm Bay police said Roberson Douge – a pastor at Apostolic Church of Christ – was taken into custody on September 21 after two of the victims he allegedly abused reported him.

Troopers seize over $1 million worth of cocaine in Wood Co.

WOOD COUNTY, Ohio — A Florida woman is facing several years in prison following a major drug bust in Wood County. According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, on September 19, troopers initiated a traffic stop along I-75. Reports say that 32-year-old Paige LaTonya-Katryna Hamilton of Palm Bay, Florida was driving a 2018 Dodge Ram cargo van carrying over $1 million worth of cocaine.

Martial Arts-Teaching Pastor Accused Of Having Sexual Relations With Two Minors: Police

A martial arts-teaching pastor is accused of having sex with two teen girls he had gotten to know through his church and kung fu dojo, Radar has learned.According to police, the girls accused Roberson Douge, 42, of predatory sexual behavior, and he was booked into Brevard County jail on Sept. 22. Police stated that Douge is a pastor at Apostolic Church of Christ and owns Tiger Claw Kung Fu Academy in Palm Bay, Florida.One girl told police she was concerned about her relations with Douge, which prompted another girl to report a similar experience with the man. One of the...
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Florida Cop Accused of Raping Girl, 13, Twice While on Duty

A Florida police officer is accused of raping a 13-year-old girl twice while on duty after contacting her online, state authorities say. Sheridon Archer, 23, went to the girl’s home on two occasions between Aug. 1 and Aug. 20 during shifts at the Palm Bay Police Department, an arrest warrant from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement alleges. A statement from Archer’s own department says its officers responded to reports that a police officer was “involved in an inappropriate relationship with a minor.” Officials arrested Archer on Sept. 21 after he allegedly used the apps MeetMe and Snapchat to communicate with the alleged victim. Archer has been charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious battery on a victim 12-16 years of age, sheriff’s office records show.

Florida police officer accused of relationship with 13-year-old

FLORIDA – A police officer in Florida is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said in a statement on Wednesday. Sheridon Edward Archer, 23, has been charged with two counts of lewd or lascivious battery, a felony, the Florida...

Police: Palm Bay pastor booked on charges of illicit contact with underage parishioners

A Palm Bay pastor who police said had ongoing sexual relations with two teen girls — including in his church bathroom, van and office — was arrested and jailed Thursday. Roberson Douge, 42, the pastor of the Apostolic Church of Christ, 1402 Norman St. NE in Palm Bay, was charged with 10 counts of lewd and lascivious battery and 10 counts of unlawful sexual activity with certain minors following an investigation into suspected, inappropriate behavior, police reports show.
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Fight over car keys leads to hourslong standoff in Melbourne neighborhood, police say

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Melbourne police surrounded a home Thursday morning after a man with a gun threatened another after a fight over car keys, according to a news release. Officers said they responded to 401 Poinciana Drive, just south of U.S. Highway 1 and northeast of Melbourne Orlando International Airport, after a man called 911 saying Adam Williams, 38, was threatening him with a brown handgun.

Photos: Large police presence in Melbourne

Melbourne police investigation Melbourne police are responding to an incident near the intersection of Poinciana Drive and Babcock Street. The public is asked to avoid the area. ( News Staff)

Police: Palm Bay pastor accused of sexual abuse of children

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A 42-year-old Palm Bay pastor arrested was due to appear in front of a judge on Friday. Roberson Douge is facing 20 charges, including 10 counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a minor and 10 counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. But...