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Significant police issues basis for new UF committee

University of Florida President Bernie Machen has just announced the formation of a new committee on campus to provide insight and perspective on “serious matters” involving the UF Police Department. This Ad Hoc UFPD Campus Advisory Committee is expected to advise the police chief on significant police matters affecting the …

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Area drug task force makes a huge arrest

A Gainesville-Alachua County Drug Task force investigation led to an arrest, and the confiscation of a large amount of prescription drugs from a Gainesville residence. More than 1,000 tablets of Roxicodone with an estimated street value of more than $18,000 was seized, along with one half-ounce of cocaine, a loaded …

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Shoplifter still on the loose

The Clay County sheriff’s office is currently looking for a woman who it says was involved in a shoplifting operation. Her accomplice, Nyota McGriff was arrested on four counts of initiating theft of property. Detectives believe the two women provided “shopping lists” to professional shoplifters who would in turn steal …

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Rash of break-ins in Lake City

Eight Lake City businesses have been targeted in a series of recent business break-ins. Officers investigated after three alarm companies reported alarm activations and found the suspects tried to disable the systems and force their way inside. Police are stepping up their patrols and urging business owners to increase their …

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