From clams to copper, new Levy County Sheriff’s unit tackles agriculture issues
With an extensive coastline and rural area to monitor, the Levy County Sheriff’s office has created an Agriculture/Marine Unit to deal with growing Agriculture related crime. Levy County Sheriff’s Office Major Evan Sullivan says this position is something the Sheriff’s office has pushed consistently pushed for.
This unit now includes a full time investigator assigned solely to these cases. Lieutenant Shawn Hunt is stepping in to that role, and he believes his experience in this field and in the county at large will help make the unit successful.
Hunt says he is already tackling the growing problem of copper theft from irrigation set-ups, but his duties will not end at crime investigation. Sullivan says area farmers are excited for the new crime prevention outreach efforts Hunt is bringing to the area as well.
This entry was posted in Local
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Local
Hosted by the student-run organization Islam on Campus, the Islam Fair is meant to bring awareness and clarity of the religion.
A Gainesville woman organizes brunch for locals to discuss atheism and to provide a community for fellow atheists.
When a doctor recommended he get more exercise, Hawthorne resident Winford Jenkins, 57, began taking daily walks around the city. After noticing just how much trash cluttered the streets, he decided to do something about it.
The newest data on Gainesville’s statGNV shows that over half of all existing buildings in Gainesville received some type of violation. These violations include broken emergency exit signs, incorrect outlet cover plates and untested sprinkler systems.
An explosion at Southwest Villas on Thursday night displaced 12 residents. The cause of the explosion is unknown.