CRIME & SAFETY
32-Year-Old Brevard County Woman Dies After Suffering Medical Event in West Melbourne Off US-192
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – West Melbourne Police are conducting a death investigation after finding a 32-year-old woman on the side of the road having a medical event near US-192 and John Rhodes Blvd. Police say the woman was in custody for possession of suspected cocaine...
Weekly Safety Report: Concerns about Crime and Pedestrian Injury in Palm Bay, Florida
Two incidents occurred in Palm Bay, Florida this week. In the first incident, a pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle in a Publix parking lot. The person was taken to the hospital, but their condition is unknown. The second incident involves concerns about criminal activity in an area known as The Compound, where five bodies have been dumped in less than a year. The Compound was originally intended to be a suburban dream but has become a magnet for crime.
Tragic Vehicle Accident Claims Life in Brevard County
A somber atmosphere has descended upon Brevard County, following a heart-wrenching incident on Interstate 95 that claimed the life of a 56-year-old Satellite Beach man on a recent Thursday afternoon. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the man was traveling southbound near State Road 520 when he lost control of his vehicle under circumstances that have yet to be clarified.
Palm Bay Residents Demand Action Over Crime and Failed Development in The Compound
Investigate the rising crime rates in The Compound, a failed development project in Palm Bay, with WESH 2. Discover the area's history, the city's inaction, and the frustration of landowners and grieving families demanding change. Uncover the chilling reality of this suburban dream turned nightmare.
Weekly Safety Report: Car-wrapping Scam and Carjacking Incident Hit Melbourne, Florida
Two incidents occurred in Melbourne, Florida this week. In the first incident, a man fell victim to a car-wrapping scam where he was promised thousands of dollars to have his car wrapped with a Dr. Pepper advertisement. However, it turned out to be a scam despite receiving a legitimate-looking check. In the second incident, two individuals were apprehended in Melbourne after fleeing from a stolen vehicle involved in a carjacking in Orange County. The carjacking occurred earlier in the week, and the stolen Volkswagen was located at an apartment complex in Melbourne.
Satellite Beach man killed in I-95 crash
COCOA — A 56-year-old Satellite Beach man was killed after his 2015 Mazda 6 sedan ran off of southbound Interstate 95, just north of State Road 520 in Cocoa around 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. His car traveled onto a grass shoulder to the right of the roadway, where...
Sheriff: Brevard County behavioral analyst arrested for inappropriate conduct
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A behavioral analyst accused of inappropriate conduct was taken into custody Thursday. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said the child was taken to a Rockledge facility where the suspect, Anthony Fischetti, worked for behavioral analysis. "Our investigation revealed that Fischetti had directed and manipulated a...
Brevard County Law Enforcement Cracks Down on Crime with Countywide Arrests
On November 27, 2023, Brevard County, Florida, was the epicenter of a significant law enforcement operation that led to the arrest of numerous individuals from cities such as Merritt Island, Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, and Titusville. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Melbourne Police Department, Palm Bay Police Department, and other agencies spearheaded the efforts, highlighting their commitment to the safety and security of the community. Charges ranged from DUI and trespassing to more serious allegations such as stalking, child neglect, possession of controlled substances, and exploitation of the elderly.
Indian River County Sheriff Shuts Down Moonlight Arcade in Sebastian
Indian River County - Friday December 30, 2023: Indian River County Sheriff’s Office detectives, in conjunction with the Florida Gaming Control Commission, shut down the Moonlight Arcade Wednesday after charging the operator with illegal gambling. Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on November 29th at the Arcade located...
Melbourne Man Falls Victim to Car-Wrapping Scam Promising Big Payouts
• A Melbourne man received an email offering him thousands of dollars to have his car wrapped with a Dr. Pepper advertisement. • The offer turned out to be a scam, but the scammer sent a legitimate-looking check to make it seem real.
Arcade closed, 2 employees arrested; over $20K and 60+ machines seized by IRCSO
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Employees were arrested and gaming equipment and $20,000 seized in a raid on an adult arcade by deputies and state gaming officials Wednesday. Moonlight Express arcade in Roseland is among what sheriff’s officials said are a “defiant” few remaining arcades open in the county after warnings were distributed about a month ago with orders for all arcades to stop gaming involving cash transactions. ...
SLCSO: Drug House Shut Down, Two Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges in Fort Pierce
St. Lucie County - Tuesday November 28, 2023: St. Lucie county Sheriff deputies have arrested 47-year-old Expavious Ceon Mills of Fort Pierce, and 52-year-old Ferdinand Plecide George of Palm Bay on multiple drug charges. A search warrant was executed shortly after 8 a.m. on November 16th at a home in...
3 face charges after crimes reported in St. Lucie, Brevard, Orange, Miami-Dade counties
Three men face federal charges following what investigators said is a series of robberies of letter carries for the U.S. Postal Service in which keys to open mail receptacles were stolen, court records show. Jamal Trayvon Brown, 23; Bernard Jerome Davis, age unknown; and Jalen Dennis Elliot, 19; each face...
Brevard County school evacuated following reports of suspicious package
MELBOURNE, Fla. — A Brevard County school was evacuated on Thursday. Melbourne police confirmed that West Shore Junior/Senior High School was evacuated following reports of a suspicious package. "Law enforcement is on campus to investigate an unattended package. We expect the normal school day to resume soon," a Brevard...
Satellite Beach Man Dies After Single Vehicle Crash on I-95
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A 56-year-old Satellite Beach man has died after single vehicle crash on I-95 near mile marker 201 late Thursday afternoon. Authorities say the crash happened when the 2015 Mazda was traveling southbound on I-95 when he lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway, then collided into a concrete traffic support sign.
False Alarm at West Shore Jr./Sr. High School Prompts Evacuation and Bomb Squad Investigation
A tense morning at West Shore Jr./Sr. High School in Brevard County, Florida, ensued when a suspicious package was located on campus, triggering a swift response from local law enforcement. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office, along with the Melbourne Police Department, arrived at the scene and executed a careful evacuation of the school to ensure the safety of students and staff.
WHEEL OF FUGITIVE: Brevard Sheriff’s Office Names Alivia Mae Assidio ‘Fugitive of the Week’
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office has named 21-year-old Alivia Mae Assidio BCSO’s Fugitive of the Week in this week’s edition of “Wheel of Fugitive.”. Assidio is wanted for two warrants:. – Warrant 1 – Bench Warrant Failure to Appear for Arraignment...
Brevard's News in 90: Overboard fatality, L3Harris aviation and Murder on the Space Coast
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‘I want to know what happened,’ Mother demands answers after Florida man killed during pursuit
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A man’s family is trying to get answers about what happened in the final moments of a multi-county pursuit with deputies that ended in his death. Skyler Wentworth, who most recently lived in Brevard County, was shot by Citrus County sheriff’s deputies Friday in Marion County. Deputies say he had fled a traffic stop and threw a bag out of the vehicle, which they say turned out to be fentanyl pills, and he let a woman and child get out of the vehicle.
'Running man' dies after incident at Viera Regional Park in early November
Brevard County sheriff’s investigators are still working to determine what led a gun-toting 33-year-old man to run through a Viera park and make threats to patrons attending a game before he was struck by a car. The man, identified as Devin Carroll of Titusville, died this week from injuries sustained in that Nov....