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Columns February 6, 2018  RSS feed

Leon County Sheriff’s Report

by Chief Investigator Victor Smith for Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis


Kevin Ellis Kevin Ellis 01/24/18

At 9:23 AM, Deputy Jerry Nichols was called out to do a welfare check on CR 477 for a person who had picked up their mail in weeks. Upon arrival, everything was founded secure and officer was unable to locate the individual on their property.

At 9:59 AM, Deputy Tommy Page was dispatched to Adult Probation in Centerville in reference to a warrant service for a subject. One was booked and transported to Leon County Jail without incident.

At 12:10 PM, Deputy Jerry Nichols was dispatched to CR 363 in Jewett in reference to suspicious activity. Upon arrival, officer was unable to locate anyone and property and residence was secure. Deputy Jerry Nichols returned to service.

At 3:22 PM, Deputy Tommy Page was dispatched CR 317 in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, it was discovered that it was an abandoned vehicle and Deputy Tommy Page returned to service.

At 3:30 PM, Deputy Jerry Nichols was dispatched to Town St. in Centerville in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, and meeting with both parties, it was determined that it was just a verbal disagreement that was previously settled. Parties were warned to keep the noise down and Deputy Jerry Nichols returned to service.

At 3:53 PM, Deputy Jerry Nichols was dispatched to CR 2011 in reference to a 911 hang up. Upon arrival, everything was founded to be okay. Deputy Jerry Nichols returned to service.

01/25/18

12:02 AM, Deputy Chad Hill was dispatched to Spruiel St. in Jewett in reference to a structure fire. Upon arrival and speaking with the owner, a report was made and the fire was contained by the local fire department.

At 7:54 AM, Deputy Jerry Nichols was dispatched to Hwy 75 South in Leona, in reference to a burglary of a building. After arriving and taking a report, it was determined that this case was to be transferred to investigations.

At 8:47 AM, Deputy Tommy Page was dispatched to Adult Probation office located in Centerville in reference to a warrant service. One was arrested and transported to Leon County Jail.

At 8:54 AM, Deputy Jerry Nichols was dispatched to the LCSO Lobby in reference to a complaint about a prowler on FM 811 in Centerville. The complainant was advised that officers would do a close patrol of the residence.

At 11:10 AM, Deputy Tommy Page was contacted about a possible harassment report on CR 136 in Centerville. After meeting or making contact with both parties, it was determined there were no charges to be filed and the case is cleared.

At 11:44 AM, Deputy Jerry Nichols was dispatched to CR 119 in reference to a civil matter. Upon arrival, one party was advised to retrieve their property and leave the residence, which they did. Case is cleared and Deputy Jerry Nichols returned to service.

At 2:22 PM, Deputy Jerry Nichols was dispatched in reference to an animal bite at Highway 7 East in Centerville. Upon speaking with both parties, a report was made and the person bit received proper medical treatment.

At 3:10 PM, Deputy Tommy Page was contacted about a civil matter on Hwy 164. After speaking with both parties, it was declared that this situation needed to be handled in Civil Court. No further action was needed and this call was cleared.

At 3:53 PM, Chief Deputy Brent Walter was advised to contact an individual in regards to some loose livestock. A report was made and the cattle were located and transported to Leon County Expo.

At 6:47 PM, Deputy Robert Kelly was called out to check on an abandoned vehicle on NB I45. A wrecker was called and the vehicle was removed from the highway.

At 7:10 PM, Deputy Chad Hill was dispatched to CR 282 in Buffalo in reference to someone violating the burn ban order. The subjects were unaware of the burn ban, and were going to extinguish the fire immediately. Deputy Chad Hill returned to service.

01/26/18

At 3:25 AM, Deputy Chad Hill was dispatched to PR 2025 in Centerville in reference to suspicious activity at a vacant residence. After making contact with the last known owner, it was explained that the property has recently been sold to a real estate company. This case is cleared and Deputy Chad Hill returned to service.

At 10:39 AM, Deputy Cody Wood was contacted about a possible animal cruelty case on SB I45 in Buffalo. This is case is inactive due to lack of evidence and suspect at this time.

At 11:11 AM, Deputy Bud Trammel was notified to contact a subject about an animal issue in which a neighbor’s dogs were killing another neighbor’s chickens. A report was made and this case is closed.

At 11:44 AM, Deputy Stephen Dicker was dispatched to Ephesus Rd in Jewett in reference to a vehicle complaint. Upon arrival, it was explained that the confrontation was coming from a recent relationship split that was not amicable. It was explained to both parties that the split of the property would have to be done in Civil Court. The suspect was issued a Notice of Criminal Trespass and no further action was required by the LCSO at this time.

At 12:25 PM, Deputy Cody Wood was dispatched to Hollis St. in Normangee in reference to reports of a threat. Upon arrival and speaking with both parties it was determined that no charges were to be filed. This case is cleared and Deputy Cody Wood returned to service.

At 12:53 PM, Deputy Patricia Simcik contacted a resident on Hickory Ridge in Hilltop Lakes, in reference to a possible harassment complaint. A report was made about the incident and the call was cleared.

At 1:29 PM, Deputy Stephen Dicker was advised to contact a reporting party in regards to a vandalism complaint on CR 207 in Centerville. A report was made to the vandalism and damage to property.

At 3:16 PM, Deputy Patricia Simcik was requested to respond to Lakeview Dr. in Hilltop Lakes in reference to an unattended death. Justice

of the Peace was called and a report was made. At 4:08 PM, Deputy Bud Trammel was contacted about a possible civil matter. After speaking with the reporting party, a report was made. Deputy Bud Trammel returned to service.

At 6:58 PM, Deputy Jimmy Gifford was dispatched to Hollis St. in Normangee in reference to a family disturbance. One person was arrested and booked in the Leon County Jail. County Domestic Violence advocate was notified to contact the family for further assistance.

01/27/18

At 3:16 AM, Deputy Jimmy Gifford was dispatched to CR 407 in Normangee in reference to suspicious activity at that location. Upon arrival it was discovered that what the complainant was witness was a short in some lights. Everything checked out okay and Deputy Jimmy Gifford returned to service.

At 9:46 AM, Deputy Kristin Shaw along with Deputy Bud Trammel were dispatched to the Exxon in Centerville in reference to an individual who stole diesel. A report was made and this case is open.

At 10:35 AM, Deputy Patricia Simcik was advised to make contact with a complainant at Patio Drive in Hilltop Lakes, in reference to a Criminal Trespass. A report was made.

At 12:43 PM, Deputy Cody Wood was contacted in reference to a possible harassment issue. After speaking with the reporting party, it was explained that they needed to take other measures and possibly fill out a criminal trespass warning. This case is cleared and no further action is needed.

At 3:20 PM, Deputy Kristin Shaw was dispatched to LCSO Lobby in reference to an individual who wanted to speak about possible harassment charges. A report was made and this case is still active.

At 4:35 PM, Deputy Cody Wood responded to the above location for a family disturbance. Upon arrival, Deputy Cody Wood issued a Criminal Trespass Warning to an individual and waited till the person retrieved all of his belongings and left the residence. A Family Advocate was contacted and was explained the situation. This case is cleared and no further action is needed.

01/28/18

At 12:22 PM, Deputy Cody Wood was dispatched to W. Saint Mary’s in Centerville, in reference to an animal locked in a vehicle. Upon arrival it was discovered that the animal had accidentally locked the car when the driver exited the vehicle. The doors were eventually able to be unlocked and the case is cleared.

At 1:51 PM, Deputy Patricia Simcik, while on patrol, observed a bag of trash on Hummingbird Lane in Hilltop Lakes. The owner of the bag was located and written a citation for Illegal Dumping.

01/29/18

At 8:07 AM, Deputy Lance Ucci was contacted about a possible Warrant Service at the Adult Probation office. The warrant was confirmed by dispatch to be active out of Anderson County. Person was arrested and booked in Leon County Jail.

At 10:19 AM, Deputy Lance Ucci was dispatched to the Dollar Store in Centerville in reference to an indecent exposer call. Upon arrival, the suspect was already gone. A report was made.

At 5:18 PM, Deputy Lance Ucci received an illegal dumping call off Hwy 39 in Jewett. A report was made.

At 5:56 PM, Deputy Chad Hill was dispatched to Teakwood in Centerville in reference the burglary of a vehicle. A report was made and this case is active and was forwarded to investigations.

At 10:07 PM, Deputy Chad Hill was dispatched to South I45 MM 168 in reference to an agency assist with a parked vehicle in the lane of travel that caused a car accident involving a semi-truck. The individual and his belongings were turned over to the reporting State Trooper.

01/30/18

At 12:18 PM, Deputy Stanley Rodgers received a called involving suspicious activity on Mail Route Road in Hilltop Lakes. After driving the entire road several times, Deputy Rodgers was unable to locate any vehicles or people. Call was cleared and Deputy Rodgers returned to service.

At 6:36 PM, Deputy Chad Hill was dispatched to Merriman Street in Buffalo in reference to possible harassment claims. Upon arrival and speaking with the reporting party, it was determined there was no evidence of criminal offense. This case is cleared and Deputy Hill returned to service.

Jail population: 40


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