Tag Archives: Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

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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Yard Dispute Leads To Fatal Shooting In Northwest Gainesville

By and on March 31st, 2014 | Last updated: April 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm

A 47-year-old Alachua county man was fatally shot Monday afternoon after an argument with his neighbor. The suspect was booked into the Alachua County Jail early this morning on charges of first degree murder.

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No Sign of Missing Student’s Remains, Detectives Seek Information

By on February 8th, 2014 | Last updated: February 9, 2014 at 9:52 am

ASO search for remains of UF student who disappeared 25 years ago comes up empty.

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