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Panama City Beach Man Arrested In Connection To String Of Local Burglaries

By on June 18th, 2015 | Last updated: June 22, 2015 at 11:33 am

A Panama City Beach man accused of breaking into dozens of business across the state of Florida was arrested and is currently being held at the Bay County Jail under a $975,000 bond. Dwayne Bruce Officer, 43, is suspected of breaking into 20 Gainesville businesses the night of June 8.

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Sexual Battery Victim Comes Forward After 40 Years

By on June 11th, 2015 | Last updated: June 11, 2015 at 2:02 pm

An Alachua County man was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with sexual battery on a child under 12 years old. Donald Truluck, 66, reportedly admitted to molesting the victim 40 years ago.

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UFPD Officer Arrested On Suspected Child Abuse Charge

By on June 5th, 2015 | Last updated: June 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm

UFPD officer Henri Belleville placed on administrative leave after arrest was made by Alachua County Sheriff’s office.

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Man Arrested For Holding Woman Hostage, Fatally Shooting 5 Dogs

By on May 29th, 2015 | Last updated: May 29, 2015 at 5:59 pm

Levy County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who shot five dogs in the head. Investigators also determined the man held a woman hostage.

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Ford Trucks Targeted In String Of Gainesville Thefts

By on May 29th, 2015 | Last updated: May 29, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Nine car thefts targeting 2003 to 2010 Ford F-250s and F-350s have occurred in the last month. The investigation is ongoing but police have been able to recover some of the vehicles and identified two suspects from forensic evidence left in the cars.

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Sheriff’s Deputies Reprimanded After April Traffic Stop

By and on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Two Alachua County law enforcement officers were reprimanded after using an armored vehicle to pull a man over. Lucas Jewell was on his way home after the Orange and Blue game with one other passenger in his car.

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Police Union Raises Concerns Of Safety Issues At Local Homeless Community

By on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Both the number of residents and reported incidents have increased at Dignity Village. Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy and local PBA Representative Lt. Mike Schibuola discussed the rise of safety concerns for the local homeless community at a meeting Tuesday.

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FDLE Takes Over Investigation Into Death Of Toddler

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 3:40 pm

FDLE continues the investigation of a 16-month-old’s death. CCSO found the toddler unresponsive in a car Tuesday afternoon.

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Florida Man Wanted For Murder Arrested In Upstate New York

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Florida man wanted for murder has been arrested in upstate New York. The 25-year-old is wanted in connection with the murder of Thomas Nelson, who was shot to death in a Florida parking lot in May.

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Man Involved In Robbery Arrested After Shoot-Out With Police

By on May 13th, 2015 | Last updated: May 13, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Yowab Ben-Israel has been charged with robbing the 1401 N. Main Street post office on Tuesday and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Police said Ben-Israel was injured by police gunfire after he pulled and pointed a gun at two responding deputies.

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