CRIME & SAFETY
Sheriff’s Office advises State Attorney’s Office to charge owner of dogs who attacked elderly Putnam County woman
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is advising the State Attorney’s Office to charge the owner of dogs that attacked an 86-year-old woman three weeks ago. News4JAX learned that the PCSO turned over its findings from the investigation to the State Attorney’s Office, advising the...
Putnam County Sheriff’s Office warns community of suspected law enforcement impersonator
The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has notified the community of a possible law enforcement impersonator.
PCSO recommends misdemeanor charge against dog owner after 86-year-old was attacked
HAWTHORNE, Fla. (WCJB) - The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office recommended charges against the man who owned the dogs that mauled an elderly woman sending her to the hospital. According to a public records request filed by TV20, the sheriff’s office has filed the second-degree misdemeanor charge of “dog owner reckless disregard” with the state attorney’s office against Christopher Smith. The state attorney is reviewing the case and will make the final charging decision.
Putnam animal control calls increase, officers work to keep up
Neighbors in Putnam County claim a vicious dog attack in Hawthorne could’ve been prevented by animal control.
Possible charges underway in case of elderly woman who lost leg to dog mauling
HAWTHORNE, Fla. (WCJB) - There is an update in the case of Gertrude Bishop, 86, an elderly woman who was attacked by two dogs in Hawthorne. Her son reports she has given her official statement with the Putnam County Sheriffs Office. He believes charges could be on the way. Gertrude...
Holiday weekend accidents claim 6 lives
Memorial Day weekend was busy for the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), which reported six accidents that killed five and left three others injured in North Central Florida. The holiday weekend, recognized as one of the most dangerous of the year, started Friday evening with a tragic accident at Ginnie Springs in Gilchrist County. A woman was standing in the back of a moving Jeep when she lost her balance and was run over by a trailer the Jeep was pulling.
FHP: Putnam County crash leaves motorcyclist seriously injured, sedan driver arrested for DUI
A collision between a sedan and a motorcycle in Putnam County on Sunday afternoon left a motorcyclist seriously injured and led to the arrest of the sedan’s driver on charges of Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
FHP: Motorcyclist fatally ejected in Putnam County crash on State Road 20
The Florida Highway Patrol reported an accident occurred Saturday afternoon on State Road 20, resulting in the death of a motorcyclist after being ejected.
Dunnellon man killed in motorcycle crash Saturday
PALATKA, Fla. — A motorcyclist died after he was ejected during a crash in Putnam County Saturday, Florida Highway Patrol said. He was a 39-year-old man from Dunnellon. The motorcyclist was driving westbound on State Road 20, just east of Wippletree Road, when his motorcycle struck the back of a car driven by an 80-year-old woman.
Neighbors reported ‘aggressive’ dogs at Hawthorne property for more than a year
Hawthorne neighbors had been complaining about the dogs who attacked an 86-year-old woman last week for more than a year, documents show. Files obtained from the Putnam County Animal Control Department show complaints about “aggressive” pit bulls on Little Orange Lake Drive from April 6, 2022. The case files from Animal Control document multiple calls and reports. The documents reference the same property where two dogs lived that attacked Army veteran and Hawthorne resident Gertrude Bishop on May 26, 2023.
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