Woman arrested after Port St. John drug bust

A Port St. John woman has been arrested after search and arrest warrants were executed at her home Wednesday night, according to Brevard County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Chrystal Miller, 40, was arrested at her home in the 6000 block of Sunflower Drive where detectives said she had been selling crystal meth among other drugs and also had a loaded 9mm handgun.

The investigation began when the Sheriff’s Office received reports that drug sales were happening at Miller’s home, according to spokesman Tod Goodyear.

Undercover agents with the Special Investigations Unit then went to the home themselves posing as buyers and reportedly bought methamphetamine from Miller on multiple occasions.

Using that evidence, search and arrest warrants were secured Wednesday and agents went back to the home with SWAT officers that evening, according to an arrest affidavit.

In the home, officers reportedly found dozens of pills ranging from amphetamines to hydrocodone to muscle relaxants and prescription anxiety medications, according to arrest documents.

In addition to the pills were 14.7 grams of heroin and 13.25 grams of methamphetamine, investigators said.

Miller told detectives at the scene that she makes ” ‘a lot of money’ from her drug sales,” according to reports.

The gun, Miller told deputies, was not hers but was collateral from a buyer who owed her drug money.

Additionally, detectives saw a man leaving Miller’s home just before the warrants were served. The man then came back to the home while detectives were going through the residence and was arrested.

Anthony Williams, 37, was then arrested after telling detectives that he had earlier purchased a pill from Miller for $15.

Goodyear said the investigation didn’t immediately reveal the source of the drugs but that detectives always try to take drug cases further up the food chain.

“They always try to follow it to take it as far as they can,” Goodyear said. “It depends on their cooperation and what you find in the search.”

Miller remains in custody at the Brevard County Jail Complex in lieu of $130,000 bond. She faces six felony charges, including heroin trafficking, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Man Killed after Grabbing onto a Moving Vehicle – Titusville

Man Killed after Grabbing onto a Moving Vehicle
Monday, October 15, 2018

The Titusville Police Department is investigating a pedestrian crash that resulted in the death of a local man early this morning.

At approximately 7:20 AM on Monday October 15th 2018, officers responded to a report of a possible hit and run with injuries involving a pedestrian at the intersection of South Robins Avenue and Pine Street.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, Shane Laimont Hutchinson, 38, of S. Brown Avenue Titusville, was walking in the area of South Robins Ave and Pine Street and approached a vehicle. For reasons unknown at this time, the man held onto the driver’s door while the driver tried to drive away. The man was was struck by a trailer attached to the truck.

The driver, Robert E. Hydorn, 54, of Crescent Drive left the scene but contacted police by phone.

 

This crash remains under investigation by the Titusville Police Department and further details will be released upon its conclusion.

 

If anyone has information about this crime, please contact the Titusville Police Department at (321) 264-7800.

Body found floating in Indian River near Cocoa

Cocoa police are investigating the discovery of a body spotted floating in the Indian River, News 6 partner Florida Today reported .

The body was found after a search that began about noon Monday with a call from a boater. The boater told authorities that he saw what appeared to be human remains – in clothes – floating near the Humbert Humphrey Causeway.

Several rescue boats canvassed the area.

The body was found at about 2:30 p.m. Monday.

“It was near the Cocoa Library. Right now we don’t have a cause or manner of death,” said Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Cocoa Police Department.

Investigators were being called to the location. An investigation is underway.

Woman Calmly Accepts Ticket From Officers And Goes Home, Later Gets Unexpected Knock On Her Door

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A pair of deputies from Brevard County, Florida, received praise for assisting a family that seemed to be down on its luck.

Two police officers in the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Sean Cronin and Field Training Officer Anthony Gonnelly, noticed that a mother and her family were going through hard times during a stop for a minor traffic violation in Cocoa, Florida, WOFL reported.

The officers then decided to help the struggling family out.

They contacted the county’s Community Services Team to ask for help in obtaining a car seat and purchasing household groceries for the family.

Two staff members helped them find a car seat and then went grocery shopping.

The items were delivered to the grateful family later that same day.

Although the car seat was donated, the officers reportedly paid for the groceries out of their own pockets.

“It is actions like this and many others that make me so proud of the men and women of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office who do everything they can to protect our community,” Sheriff Wayne Ivey wrote in a post on the department’s Facebook page.

Commenters responding to the post praised the officers’ thoughtful actions.

“Thank you to the deputies and the CSU team for doing the right thing and helping someone in need,” one person wrote.

“Thanks to very these awesome deputies!!!” another commented. “Just shows what they are made of…Very compassionate and caring!!”

“So proud to be a resident of Brevard County where our sheriff’s dept is always doing great things for our community,” another posted

Phone threat prompts Cocoa High lockdown

Cocoa police are investigating a suspicious call made to Cocoa High.
Cocoa police are investigating a suspicious call made to Cocoa High.

Cocoa High School is on lockdown as police investigate a suspicious phone call involving a threat. The campus was placed on a precautionary lockdown just after the 11 a.m. call was made, Cocoa police report.

“We got a phone threat. Our officers are out there investigating. There is no active situation happening but the school is on lockdown,” said Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Cocoa Police Department.

Suspect accused of running over man, dragging him 20 feet in fight over woman arrested in Cocoa

COCOA, Fla. – The man accused of running over another man at a Circle K gas station and dragging his body about 20 feet has been arrested, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

John Wolverton, a registered sex offender, is facing charges of attempted murder, DUI and DUI with serious injury.

Deputies responded to the Circle K on North Courtenay Parkway in Merritt Island in February.

Deputies said Wolverton and the victim had been fighting over a woman. The victim walked back to the gas pumps while Wolverton drove away, deputies said.

They said Wolverton returned and ran over the victim, who was standing in a grassy area. The victim was dragged under the pickup truck for about 20 feet. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Wolverton sped away from the scene, deputies said.

He was found driving under the influence in Cocoa on Monday, according to deputies.

Wolverton is being held in jail without bond.