CRIME & SAFETY
Indian River County deputies honored for saving hostages after intense standoff
A hostage situation that lasted hours ended with the two victims saved and not a single law enforcement officer injured.
Fort Pierce Man arrested on Drug Charges
Fort Pierce, Fl- The Fort Pierce Police have reported the arrest of Tremayne Jamar Martin. Martin was was arrested Friday morning on drug-related charges after detectives with the Fort Pierce Police Department and the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence at SW 2512 Avenue E in Fort Pierce.
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.
Woman with fake ID poses as professor in attempt to buy 2 vehicles
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A 46-year-old woman was jailed Sunday after deputies said she used a fake ID to pose as a university professor in an attempt to buy two vehicles from a car dealership. Sherri Lynette Wilson used an identification that had the name of the instructor based in Greenville, North Carolina, reports show.
Crime Blotter: May 30
Clay Chambliss IV, 27, of the 4500 block of 38th Court, Vero Beach; Status: Held on $4,500 bond; Charge(s): aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, trespassing on property, disorderly conduct. Eric Wayne Skala, 42, of the 5800 block of 22nd Street, Vero Beach; Status: Released Wednesday on $3,500 bond; Charge(s):...
Sheriff Eric Flowers enters 2024 Indian River County sheriff's race
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – Sheriff Eric Flowers on Thursday submitted his paperwork to the Supervisor of Elections office declaring his aim to seek a second term in office. The sheriff is the fourth to enter the 2024 Indian River County sheriff's race and third Republican. Following through on statements...
Man charged after leading police on 100-mph chase on U.S. 1
VERO BEACH — A 19-year-old man was jailed after leading police and deputies on a high-speed chase – exceeding 100 mph – along U.S. 1 on Monday, officials said. Indian River County sheriff’s deputies used their patrol cars to bump and disable the man’s vehicle before detaining him.
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.
Sheriff: Heed hurricane evacuation orders to avoid 'serious danger'
Hurricane season is here again, which means it's time to make sure you know whether you live in an evacuation zone, what kind of zone and the risks specific to neighborhoods during a storm.
Accidental Gunshot Fired in Parking Lot of Sebastian Bar
At around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, the Sebastian Police Department was alerted by a concerned citizen who reported hearing gunshots near the Tiki Bar & Grill parking lot. Upon arrival, officers encountered a couple from Sebastian who stated that while walking south on Indian River Drive, they observed a scuffle between two men in the parking area of the establishment, as detailed in the affidavit.
Fort Pierce man, 71, found dead in Fort Pierce
FORT PIERCE − A 71-year-old man was found dead at The Amvets Post 15 on South U.S. 1, but police reported the death was not ruled a crime. Luc Noel, of Fort Pierce, was found May 21 at The Amvets Post 15 in the 2000 block of South U.S. 1, according to a...
Crime Blotter: May 29
Parker Dalton Southwood, 19, of the 700 block of 26th Avenue, Vero Beach; Status: Released Tuesday on $7,500 bond; Charge(s): fleeing and eluding, reckless driving. Arrest and booking reports are compiled through information provided by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office. Note – those listed above may have been arrested on listed charges at an earlier date and booked into the county jail on this date.
SLCFD: Multiple people rescued in Ft. Pierce Inlet
SLCFD: Multiple people rescued in Ft. Pierce Inlet. Fort Pierce, Fl (treasurecoast.com)-The St. Lucie County Fire District has reported that multiple people were rescued yesterday in the Ft. Pierce Inlet. Here are the details:. FORT PIERCE Just before 12 noon yesterday, a caller reported several people washed up on the...
Florida’s Illegal Gambling Crackdown Widens: 2 More Arrested in Delray Beach and Fort Pierce Raids
New developments have emerged in the statewide crackdown on illegal gambling operations, specifically targeting adult arcades in Delray Beach and Fort Pierce. Following the initial wave of arrests earlier this month, two additional individuals have now been apprehended in connection with the ongoing investigation. Expanded Law Enforcement Action. Peter Brover,...
Police investigating shot fired in Ft. Pierce
Fort Pierce police are investigating a shooting that left one man in the hospital Saturday. According to Ft. Piece Police Public Affairs Manager Larry Croom, police received a call Saturday morning in regard to a possible gunshot wound at the 400 block of N. 20th Street. When St. Lucie Fire...
IRCSO, DEA arrest 2 in drug selling operation; overdose death investigated
INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – The death of a 37-year-old man in a suspected fentanyl mix-up led to the arrest of a 24-year-old Fort Pierce woman who detectives said dropped baggies of narcotics in stores and restaurants, according to reports from a Sheriff’s Office and DEA investigation. Niyah Hewitt,...
Florida Art Dealer Gets 2 Years, 3 Months in Warhol Forgery Scheme
FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida art dealer was sentenced Tuesday to two years and three months in federal prison in connection with a scheme involving the sale of fake Andy Warhol paintings. Daniel Elie Bouaziz, 69, was sentenced in Fort Pierce federal court, according to court...
Ashley Moody Names 2022 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year
Last week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody named Sebastian Police Department Corporal Ritchie Revis the 2022 Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Moody announced the honor during a ceremony at the Florida State Capitol. Moody also recognized seven other officers for going above and beyond the call of duty.
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