CRIME & SAFETY
Motorcyclist suffers incapacitating injuries after collision with car
MARTIN COUNTY ― A motorcyclist suffered incapacitating injuries after a collision with a car, according to Florida Highway Patrol. Before the crash: A 27-year-old woman was driving a sedan south on U.S. 1 near Hydrangea Street around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, an FHP report stated. The motorcyclist, a 52-year-old man,...
Fort Pierce police need help in case in which 57-year-old woman grazed by gunfire
FORT PIERCE − Police are asking for help in a recent shooting in which a woman was grazed by a bullet as she was in her home, a spokesperson said Tuesday. Fort Pierce police about 8:20 p.m. June 3 went to the 2900 block of Avenue L regarding shooting activity, said Larry Croom,...
Fort Pierce Police and SLC Sheriff Seize Cocaine, Morphine, Oxycodone, and Marijuana; One Arrested
Fort Pierce - Monday June 5, 2023: A joint investigation by the Fort Pierce Police Department and the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of 38-year-old Tremayne Jamar Martin on multiple drug charges. He was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail. Detectives from both...
Six Year Prison Sentence for Con Man Convicted of Property Crimes in Lee, St. Lucie, Indian River and Several Other Counties
Treasure Coast - Tuesday June 6, 2023: A con man convicted of stealing more than $300,000 in down payments from 40 people on property he didn't own has been sentenced to 6 years in prison. Tabria Josey, along with an accomplice, fraudulently listed underdeveloped plots of land with homebuilding or...
PSLPD Deputy Chief Vega Retires in the Midst of Investigations into Alleged Misconduct
Port St. Lucie - Tuesday June 6, 2023: Former Port St. Lucie Police (PSLPD) Assistant Chief William Vega has retired in the wake of an internal affairs investigation and a separate Florida Department of Law Enforcement Investigation (FDLE) into allegations of misconduct. His resignation became effective last week on Wednesday...
SLC Marine Patrols Rescue Stranded Swimmers from Jetty Rocks at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
Fort Pierce - Monday June 5, 2023: The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Marine Patrol rescued a half dozen swimmers stranded on the slippery North Jetty rocks at Fort Pierce Inlet State Park last week. With the assistance of the St. Lucie County Fire District, and a nearby lifeguard, the SLCSO...
Cocaine washing ashore in Martin County part of uptick in drug smuggling
The Martin County Sheriff's Office said they've seen a slight increase in drugs coming across our borders, from both our maritime borders and the southern border.
MCSO: Cocaine Washes Ashore on Jupiter Island
Martin County - Monday June 5, 2023: Beachgoers in Martin County found a brick of cocaine washed ashore over the weekend. The Martin County Sheriff's Office was called in to retrieve it. The cocaine was inside a red radioactive disposal bag tagged with the word chappal which means "suck it"...
Manhunt for teacher, body found and murder suicide: Week in review
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Here's a look at photos from the biggest stories this week on CBS12 News. Manhunt underway for Okeechobee Co. coach accused of with having sex with a student. A manhunt is underway for an Okeechobee County teacher accused of having an inappropriate relationship...
Busy Weekend on the Water for Martin County Public Safety Patrols
Martin County - Monday June 5, 2023: The Martin County Sheriff's Marine and Aviation units as well as Martin County Fire Rescue, responded to a number of reported incidents in the water over the past weekend. Thousands of boats filled the waterways and a number of incidents were reported. In...
Man finds 2 pounds of fentanyl, cocaine on beach; brings drugs to Fort Pierce police
ST. LUCIE COUNTY ― What happens when a man walks into a police station with 2 pounds of cocaine and fentanyl?. In Fort Pierce, a field test and evidence collection is what followed after a man turned over a brick of an unknown substance he said he found on the beach Tuesday.
Man charged with imprisoning girlfriend
INEZ — Authorities with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for imprisoning a woman against her will. On May 31, Sheriff John Kirk sent Chief Deputy Chris Kidd to the residence of 36-year-old Justin Marcum on Fitch Branch Road in Inez to do a welfare check.
From capsized vessels, to drugs washing up ashore, MCSO had a busy week
STUART, Fla. (CBS12) — The Martin County Sheriff's Office Marine and Aviation Unit and the Martin County Fire Rescue (MCFR) had a busy week coming out of Memorial Day weekend, deputies say. The Martin County Sheriff's Office say units responded to a capsized vessel, and while there were no...
Man believed to have given gun attachment to accused Stuart murderer arrested
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBS12) — New developments in a Thanksgiving shooting in Stuart, as St. Lucie County deputies arrested a Port St. Lucie man who is accused of selling the gunman a deadly piece of equipment. Police say, Derick Moulton, supplied an auto sear to Lonnie Smalls III,...
PSLPD: Alan Dale Williams III Wanted for Murder
Port St. Lucie - Thursday June 1, 2023: The Port St. Lucie Police Department has issued a wanted notice for Alan Dale Williams II. He is sought in connection with the shooting death of a 20 year old man on Wednesday May 24. PSLPD Major Crimes Unit Detectives have identified...
PSLPD: Tesla crosses median leading to 3-car collision on Port St. Lucie Boulevard
ST. LUCIE COUNTY ― A 21-year-old man driving a Tesla sedan crossed a median into oncoming traffic, which led to a three-car collision on Port St. Lucie Boulevard Friday, said Sgt. John Dellacroce, a Port St. Lucie police spokesperson. What Happened: The driver traveling north in the Tesla on...
Florida beachgoers rescued after becoming stranded on jetty rocks
Florida beachgoers were rescued after they became stranded on slippery rocks in Fort Pierce Inlet State Park on Memorial Day (29 May).A marine unit from the St Lucie County Sheriff’s Office assisted other emergency services to retrieve the swimmers, who found themselves unexpectedly trapped as they did not take into account the danger of the swift current.“While we strongly encourage all beachgoers to stay clear of these rocks for their safety, we are also thankful there were no serious injuries in this incident,” Sheriff Ken Mascara said.
Disturbing position Port St Lucie teacher Amanda Hicks’ body was found in as her baby girl cried in crib feet away
A FLORIDA teacher has been found dead along with her lover in what appears to be a murder-suicide as her baby girl cried in her crib just feet away. Police were called to an apartment in Port St. Lucie, about 113 miles north of Miami, just before noon on Saturday.
'She deserved a long and beautiful life': Teacher, victim of homicide, remembered
PORT ST. LUCIE – As police released more details in a recent murder-suicide case, a teacher said to have been killed in the incident was remembered as a loyal friend who loved children. Amanda Hicks also was a “Florida girl,” who loved anything involving the water, said Luciana Haskas,...
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