Tag Archives: Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

Alachua sheriff race highlights opponent differences

By on October 26th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Two candidates are squaring off in the Alachua County Sheriff’s race. Both have different views for the sheriff’s office but say their experience will help them do the job well.

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Lost-then-found goat finally goes to a good home

By and on October 26th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm

The owner-less goat found in the road went to a good home on Friday morning thanks to an adoption auction held by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.

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Operation Blue Bird serves as reminder for Alachua County drivers

By on October 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm

The program is meant to remind Alachua County drivers that passing a stopped school bus is illegal.

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Man who fled trooper found hiding

By on October 15th, 2012 | Last updated: October 15, 2012 at 9:46 am

A routine traffic stop on I-75 Saturday night turned into a search-and-capture mission for Florida Highway Patrol. Trooper Michael Todd pulled over a Wolkswagen Jetta in southern Alachua County because he saw it weaving on the roadway. The driver, 35-year-old [...]

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Detective Heather Phillips: The one-woman shop to solve cold cases

By on October 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

While shows like “CSI” may suggest that police departments have large investigation teams to solve disappearances like Christian Aguilar’s, that’s not often the case. The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case unit has one lone detective. Detective Heather Phillips said [...]

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Twenty-year-old Gainesville murder cold case cleared

By on September 25th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm

The cold case unit of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office matched a suspect to the 1992 murder of Elizabeth Foster using DNA evidence.

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Early morning shooting injures woman

By on September 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:53 pm

A woman was shot in the neck by an unknown subject in the early morning.

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Six arrests made after Alachua County Sheriff’s sting on online sex predators

By on July 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:35 pm

The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office has made six arrests from an undercover internet crimes against children sting. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Kristen Botica has more on the story surrounding these arrests.

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Arrest made in four year old Gainesville rape case

By on July 17th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Alachua County sheriff’s officials and other law enforcement agencies announced this afternoon the arrest of a man suspected of a 2008 rape, which occured in the Haile Plantation development in southwest Gainesville.  38 year old Andrew Payne junior was arrested [...]

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Sheriff’s office will continue to manage Alachua County jail

By on March 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:24 pm

The Alachua County Commission has approved a motion to let the Sheriff’s office to continue to manage the correctional facility, allowing the Sheriff’s office to hire new staff members.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Bryan Garcia spoke earlier today with Sheriff Sadie Darnell about the agreement.

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