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28 Arrested in Indian River County Traffic Detail Over Memorial Day Weekend
  • Published: June 14, 2018

A special DUI detail that was conducted over the Memorial Day holiday netted 28 arrests in Indian River County. Participating in the detail were the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Indian River Shores Public Safety Department and officers from the Sebastian Police Department and Fellsmere Police Department. More than 150 traffic citations were issued by the detail during the holiday weekend, and 28 arrests were made. Those included 17 traffic arrests, seven DUI arrests and four drug arrests. Deputies took one 44-year-old man into custody on an outstanding warrant. He was wanted on charges of domestic battery, assaulting a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of crack cocaine and possession of controlled substances. At the time of being taken into custody, the man was allegedly in possession…Read More

Man Faces Multiple Felony Drug Charges After Vero Beach Arrest
  • Published: May 30, 2018

A 32-year-old man has been charged with at least five felony drug charges after an encounter with Vero Beach Police earlier this week. A police department spokesman reports that a K9 officer and a bicycle officer were on patrol near 1900 9th Avenue around 9:00 p.m. when they came upon the man. A search of the man revealed that he was in possession large quantities of oxycodone and morphine along with cocaine, MDMA and marijuana. He has been charged with felony trafficking of a controlled substance, felony possession of cocaine with the intent to sell, felony possession of MDMA (ecstasy), felony possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell and misdemeanor possession of marijuana weighing less than 20 grams. The man had been released on bond on an earlier battery charge. That bond was revoked, and he’s presently being held…Read More

Indian River Country Sheriff’s Office Nets 21 Arrests
  • Published: May 22, 2018

After two weeks of undercover work, the Indian County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit took 21 people into custody recently in a warrant sweep. Of those, 18 were nabbed for selling drugs. A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office reported that it had been involved in a number of undercover drug purchases, “and it was just time to do a sweep.” The agency’s vice unit participated in the sweep. “They just wanted to grab everybody at the same time.” The drugs reportedly seized included methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, prescription medications and marijuana. Don’t Be Put Behind Bars A representative of the Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit that handles drug and prostitution cases along with anything else that requires undercover work remarked that it spends more time on drug cases than anything else. He said that the unit is working “every day to try and…Read More

Fort Pierce Cops Catch Serial Car Theif
  • Published: May 9, 2018

A string of auto thefts has just come to a close as Fort Pierce police finally arrested someone for the crime and brought him into custody. He is now in jail on a bail of more than $50,000. According to sources, the gentlemen allegedly stole a luxury car and several other vehicles over a period of about five weeks. He also reportedly seized and removed some valuable items from the vehicles such as a woman’s purse, computers, sports equipment and the like. Police searched the accused person’s home in late April after the judge signed an arrest warrant. They found many of the items that had been reported as stolen from the vehicle. The young man who allegedly committed these crimes is going to need the services of the Port Saint Lucie vehicle theft attorney. He is facing several charges…Read More

Accused Cocaine Dealer at Port St. Lucie Bar Busted with AR-15
  • Published: May 2, 2018

A 31-year-old Port St. Lucie man was arrested on charges of selling cocaine out of 3 Olives Liquor and Lounge. John Brown, an “established cocaine dealer” as described by police, was arrested on several cocaine charges, including possession of drug paraphernalia and intent to deliver. He was also charged as a felon in possession of weapons and driving on a suspended license. These are serious charges and the man will require a qualified Saint Lucie County Criminal Lawyer. Police say they are glad to see a drug dealer like Brown off the street. Especially since he was selling drugs right out of a local bar. That is a huge deal. According to police, cocaine purchases had been made from Brown over a two month period. The suspect was apprehended by police around 2 a.m. as he attempted to leave the bar location at…Read More

St. Lucie County Sheriff Makes Arrest in Alleged 2017 Rape
  • Published: April 25, 2018

The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a man accused of committing a sexual assault in 2017. An investigation of 48-year-old John Edward Reese began in early 2018 when a woman happened upon a newspaper notice regarding the man’s January 9 arrest for allegedly violating a curfew. Upon spotting the arrest notice, the woman contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report that she had previously been raped by Reese, and that his recent arrest and incarceration had given her the courage to come forward. Officials from the Sheriff’s Office stated that Reese had committed multiple prior offenses, including two that occurred in Martin County and dated back to 1997. The victims in those incidents were aged 55 and 69, respectively. Following conviction, Reese was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Reese secured release on December 21 of…Read More

Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide, DUI in Connection with September Crash
  • Published: April 16, 2018

Investigators in the Fort Pierce area of Florida stated that a man who was driving drunk was going at a speed of 71 miles per hour in a residential neighborhood when he hit and killed a woman in September 2017. On Monday, March 19, 2018, police arrested the man, who is 39 years old and resides in the 2000 block of North 45th Street in Fort Pierce. They subsequently charged him with vehicular homicide, DUI with property damage, DUI with serious bodily harm and driving under the influence manslaughter. The victim, a 55-year-old woman, was killed on September 1, 2017 when she was struck during the collision, which took place at North 23rd Street and Avenue P, according to the Fort Pierce police. The man was driving a Chevrolet Impala at the time of the incident. He was traveling east…Read More

Two Men Face Battery Charges in Fort Pierce
  • Published: April 10, 2018

Two men are facing battery charges after they allegedly attacked a man in Fort Pierce. Police say the men both attacked another man who ended up unconscious from the altercation. The man suffered serious injuries. Police say that the men allegedly knocked the victim to the ground and then punched him. They say the men used a baseball bat to hit the victim’s head. They say that after the attack, the men hid in the bushes and went to buy beer. The men did not face immediate arrest. Instead, the police used warrants to bring the men into custody. When the police believe that a crime has occurred, they’re able to take someone into custody immediately. However, the police can also wait for state officials to review the charges and authorize a warrant. After the police take someone into custody, it’s up…Read More

Woman drove drunk with child, 4 flat tires in Port St. Lucie
  • Published: April 3, 2018

Port St. Lucie police recently arrested a 39-year-old woman who is alleged to have been driving under the influence of alcohol with four flat tires and a child in the back seat of her car. Police reported that the woman was observed driving at about 10 mph in a 40 mph zone. She had a long line of cars behind her. Upon pulling the woman over, police detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath. As per the four flat tires, the woman reportedly stated that there was nothing wrong with her vehicle. A Circle K employee had called 911 after the same woman came into the store and was apparently drunk. The driver was taken into custody after reportedly failing field sobriety tests. She was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and child neglect and released…Read More

Man Arrested on 44 counts of child Pornography
  • Published: March 23, 2018

The Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland has a great deal of experience in criminal defense for crimes involving the use of computers. When individuals are considering an attorney to handle their defense, it is imperative these individuals choose someone with the knowledge and experience necessary to get the job done. Computer crimes, sex crimes and allegations of these crimes are somewhat foreign to the majority of lawyers, in a technical sense. Only with extensive and long-term experience and knowledge can one get a solid grasp on what is necessary when defending a case like this. Earlier this Tuesday, March 29, 2018, Michael Flatley, 22, was arrested on 44 counts of possessing child pornographers and another 44 counts of transmission of child pornography. Currently, he is being held on a whopping $880,000.00 bond at the St. Lucie County Jail. For a…Read More

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