What is Crime Stoppers?
Crime Stoppers is a county wide program designed to help law enforcement solve crimes. This is done by providing the public with a means to phone in tips anonymously and receive rewards for information that leads to arrests.
How does Crime Stoppers work?
It's simple. A caller dials 1-877-349-tips (8477) and without giving his or her name or any personal data, relays information regarding a crime: the whereabouts of a wanted person; or the facts of a crime that has not yet been committed. The caller is given a code number and remains anonymous.
Who is eligible for Crime Stoppers awards?
Any person who directly gives information which leads to the arrest of an adult
or juvenile, or the arrest of a fugitive is eligible for reward.
Law enforcement officers, their immediate families, the perpetrator or co-conspirator of a crime, a fugitive from justice or the immediate family of a Crime Stoppers board member are not eligible for rewards.
What Law enforcement agencies are involved with the Crime Stoppers program?
The Sheriff's Office and all Levy County police departments. The Law Enforcement Program Coordinator works with all Levy County Law Enforcement Agencies, exchanging information regarding Crime Stoppers Cases and tips received.
What can I do?
Take the time to fight crime. Call the toll free tips line and tell us what you know. Crime Stoppers does not use caller ID or record any telephone conversations. If we do not know who you are, you can't be called to court.
Does Crime Stoppers Work?
Absolutely. In Florida alone, based upon Crime Stoppers tips from twelve operating programs from the mid 1980's to 1993: 14,051 arrest have been made; 31,682 cases have been closed; $64 million dollars in stolen property has been recovered; and $380 million dollars worth of narcotics have been seized. All of this has been accomplished with an average reward payment per case solved of $54.89.
Who runs Crime Stoppers?
The Crime Stoppers organization is run by independent civilian Board of Directors representing all areas of Levy County. These people are everyday citizens dedicated to helping law enforcement solve crime in Levy County.
Jail Media Report from 05/09/16 to 05/15/16
BROWN, SHANNON APRIL, 38, OF OLD TOWN, FL: PROB VIOLATION.
COLLINS, MIA MICHELE, 20, OF WILLISTON, FL: PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE.
CORBIN, NATASHA LERAE, 29, OF OLD TOWN, FL: PRODUCE METHAMPHETAMINE; CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION; AND OR USE.
CORTEZ-ISMALEJ, EDGAR FRANCISCO, 23, OF WILLISTON, FL: OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE WO VALID LICENSE.
DAYS SR, MARTY, 52, OF WILLISTON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.
GREIG, JORDAN BRYCE, 34, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: TOUCH OR STRIKE; MISSILE INTO DWELLING VEH BUILDING OR AIRCRAFT.
GRIFFIN, WILLIAM, 30, OF WILLISTON, FL: PROB VIOLATION.
HENNESSEY, HEATHER MARIE, 23, OF NEWBERRY, FL: PROB VIOLATION X 2.
JORDON, COLEMAN WESLEY, 27, OF OLD TOWN, FL: PROB VIOLATION.
MASSEY, BURT GEORGE, 47, OF INGLIS, FL: GRAND THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE.
MITCHEM, TALICIA SHADE, 27, OF BRONSON, FL: OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT.
MOORE, KIRSTEN, 19, OF OLD TOWN, FL: GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS.
MURPHY, PENNY SUE, 45, OF TAMPA, FL: KNOWINGLY GIVE FALSE INFO TO LEO ALLGD CRIME.
ODUM, MICHAEL DUANE, 51, OF GAINESVILLE, FL: DRIVE WITH SUSPENDED REVOKED LICENSE.
PATE, CHRISTOPHER C, 31, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: PETIT THEFT FROM MERCHANT 2ND OFF; RESIST ARREST COMM THEFT RESIST RECOV OF PROP.
ROBERTS, STACEY, 32, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: HOLD FOR COURT.
ROBINSON, STEVEON GAMINSKI, 33, OF WILLISTON, FL: PROB VIOLATION.
ROSE, MICHAEL ANTHONY, 53, OF CHIEFLAND, FL: KNOWINGLY DRIVE WHILE LIC SUSPENDED REVOKED.
SPENCER, GREGORY, 43, OF REDDICK, FL: W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL; WITH ASSAULT OR BATTERY; HOME INVASION W/FIREARM OTHER DEADLY WEAPON.
TECKENBROCK, LARRY DUANE, 29, OF TRENTON, FL: UNOCCUPIED STRUCTURE UNARMED; GRAND THEFT 5K LESS THAN 10K DOLS; PETIT THEFT 1ST DEGREE 100 LESS 300 DOLS; PRODUCE METHAMPHETAMINE; CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION; AND OR USE; PROB VIOLATION.
TRANQUILINO-RIVERA, JOSE ANGEL, 24, OF MORRISTON, FL; W DEADLY WEAPON WITHOUT INTENT TO KILL; TOUCH OR STRIKE; ADULT.
TUCKER, PAMELA, 50, OF BRONSON, FL: TOUCH OR STRIKE.
WATKINS, LABRINA DENEISE, 33, OF TRENTON, FL: HOLD FOR OTHER AGENCY.
WILLIAMS, DAWN MARIE, 34, OF BRONSON, FL: PETIT THEFT FROM MERCHANT 2ND OFF; CNTRL SUB WO PRESCRIPTION.
BOND $ 2,000
BOND $ 100,000
BOND $ 2,000
BOND $ 500
BOND $ 3,000
Three Men Die in Separate Levy County Traffic Crashes
By Terry Witt
Senior Staff Writer
Levy County roads and highways seemed a bit more dangerous in the past week with three men dying in separate wrecks.
The latest fatality was Gerald Charles Dukes, Jr., 34, Bronson, who died when his pickup crashed on May 15 at about 12:50 pm. on NE 82nd Place. He was alone in his vehicle.
His passenger, Victoria Faren, 22, St. Petersburg, was transported to Shands Hospital with serious injuries.
The Florida Highway Patrol said Dukes was traveling north on 82nd Place, a one lane road when his vehicle entered the east shoulder. He overcorrected, causing his pickup to leave the west shoulder and strike a tree.
FHP said the crash is under investigation and there was possibly another passenger that has not been identified. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Cpl. Thomas Dillon at 352/732-1260.
In a separate crash on May 7 at 3:40 p.m. on U.S. 27 near the BP Station west of Williston, a 45-year-old Ohio man was killed when he drove under the trailer of an 18-wheel semi.
The top of Joshua Brown’s 2015 Tesla Model S vehicle was torn off by the force of the collision. The truck driver, Frank Baressi, 62, Tampa was not injured in the crash.
The FHP said the tractor-trailer was traveling west on US 27A in the left turn lane toward 140th Court. Brown’s car was headed east in the outside lane of U.S. 27A.
When the truck made a left turn onto NE 140th Court in front of the car, the car’s roof struck the underside of the trailer as it passed under the trailer. The car continued to travel east on U.S. 27A until it left the roadway on the south shoulder and struck a fence. The car smashed through two fences and struck a power pole. The car rotated counter-clockwise while sliding to its final resting place about 100 feet south of the highway. Brown died at the scene.
Charges are pending.
The third fatality occurred at May 12 at 12 p.m. on County Road 345 when the 2005 Tacoma truck driven James Frank Hope, 77, Newberry left the road and hit a power pole and a wire fence, rotated and overturned. The undercarriage of the truck collided with three trees. The vehicle came to rest on its left side facing southwest.