Tag Archives: Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

Alachua County Sheriff Candidate Hopes To Get Office Back To Its Roots

By on April 29th, 2015 | Last updated: April 29, 2015 at 9:35 am

Zac Zedalis, a detective for the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, is running for Alachua County Sheriff in 2016. He will focus on the issues of low morale, budget concerns and cultural issues.

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Human Remains Believed To Be Missing Gainesville Mom

By on April 13th, 2015 | Last updated: April 15, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Investigators with the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office believe they have recovered the remains of Keyanta Williams. Williams, a Gainesville mother of four, went missing in early February.

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Gainesville City Commission Passes Ordinance On Synthetic Drugs

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 7:53 pm

The Gainesville City Commission passed an ordinance banning synthetic drug use, adding a section to the current Code of Ordinances that clarifies what a synthetic drug is and providing penalties for possession, production and sale. The sweeping ban on the drugs allows law enforcement to more easily enforce the prohibition.

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A Piece Of Paper Could Get You Out Of A DUI Checkpoint

By on January 8th, 2015 | Last updated: January 8, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Discussion has sparked over driving under the influence checkpoint protocol after a Levy County officers allowed a man to continue driving though he never rolled down his window to interact with officers at a New Year’s Eve DUI checkpoint.

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Protestors Gather at Alachua County Courthouse in Support of Michael Brown

By on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

Peaceful protests took place in Gainesville after the news that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting of Michael Brown.

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County Commission Votes on Sheriff’s Office’s Request for Additional Funds

By on November 21st, 2014 | Last updated: November 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office came before the board of commissioners to request additional funds at the Alachua County Commission meeting Tuesday. The Sheriff’s Office asked for $970,000 for replacement vehicles and a 3 percent salary increase for servicemen and women. A motion to allocate $500,000 was passed 4-1.

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Autopsy Results Show Student Athlete Died of Heat Stroke

By on November 4th, 2014 | Last updated: November 4, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Recently released autopsy results show that 14-year-old William Shogran died of an accidental heat stroke during a preseason football practice with the Sebastian River High School team this summer.

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Alachua County Sheriff Takes Over in Waldo

By on October 10th, 2014 | Last updated: October 10, 2014 at 10:53 am

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office is taking over policing the city of Waldo permanently, after the dismissal of the Waldo Police Department. Residents are looking forward to the change.

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Waldo City Council Votes To Disband Local Police Department

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm

The Waldo City Council voted 4-1 in favor of dissolving the local police
department on Tuesday night. The city noted negative publicity and outdated equipment as concerns, but ultimately, it was a lack of funding that led to the disbanding the police department.

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Steve Maynard Named Waldo’s Interim Police Chief

By and on September 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: September 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm

The Alachua County Sherriff’s Office has named Acting Captain Steve Maynard as Waldo’s new interim police chief, after the previous chief was accused of enacting illegal ticket quotas.

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