Suspect on the run!

2004 Silver Mazda 3, on 95, Titusville area, Suspect running on Officer requesting assistance. Driver got out of vehicle, passenger took off with vehicle! Subject was identified as having warrants.  Suspect is Northbound. FHP notified.

Lake Okeechobee releases to begin again Friday

The US Army Corps of Engineers announced that releases will begin once again Friday from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers.

The US Army Corps of Engineers announced plans to begin pulse releases averaging 3,000 cubic feet per second from Lake Okeechobee to the Caloosahatchee River.

The announced comes four days into a pause of releases for what the Corps of engineers called an assessment period for water management.

Colonel Jason Kirk said it was an opportunity as well to get leaders at the federal level caught up on the issues surrounding the lake and corresponding waterways.

“This is such a critical issue, we also spent time explaining this critical issue to the Army Corps and leaders at the Pentagon,” Kirk said. “We take this very seriously.”

The US Army Corps of Engineers will conduct the releases in a pulse fashion, a day on and a day off, which scientists report helps give the river a break from the harmful nutrient-rich water going into the estuaries.

The decision by the USACE is based on concerns surrounding the Herbert Hoover Dike, which is now completely funded for its renovation to be done by 2022.

“It’s defending 36,000 people south of the lake at risk,” Kirk said, adding that flooding would not only endanger people and damage the homes, but it would also sit on the land surrounding the lake for weeks without proper draining.

Sanibel mayor Kevin Ruane spoke directly with the USACE as well as water management district leaders, pleading for a continued pause in east and west discharges to allow the estuary to recover from the blue-green algae currently spanning the entire 75-mile river.

“Lee County is being devastated by this,” Ruane said. “To get another 3,000 cubic feet per second is insane… Introducing [more] fresh water is going to do nothing but dilute that so we’re going to have no possibilities of getting rid of this blue-green algae.”

While Ruane called for an increase in flexibility from the USACE, the federal agency said they’re doing all they can for now to consider options.

Ruane concluded he’s not giving up hope, calling on other mayors, local leaders, and residents to join him in the fight to move water in other ways to avoid harming the estuary and sending algae toward the coastline.

Source: Lake Okeechobee releases to begin again Friday

Tiger Mart Smash and Grab

Information is currently being sought in an ongoing investigation involving a smash and grab burglary and theft that occurred at the Tiger Mart, 4301 SR 524. The crime occurred on Friday, June 29th. A review of the surveillance video shows a suspect breaking the front entry door using a sledgehammer at 1:07 a.m. The suspect is then seen entering through the broken glass door dragging a large garbage bin. The unidentified suspect proceeds to go to the front counter area and began taking cartons of cigarettes and other items. The suspect was in and out of the store in just over two minutes. The suspect was wearing grey pants, a black half-zip long sleeve jacket, black gloves, black work style shoes and a grey stocking covering the face.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Florida CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). Callers will remain anonymous and can be eligible for cash rewards of up to $1,000 in this case.

Space Coast Public Service Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted Through July 27

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey speaks with Space Coast Daily’s Alan Zlotorzynski about the upcoming 2018 Space Coast Public Service Awards On Saturday Sept. 29 at the King Center in Melbourne. Sheriff Ivey discusses how you can nominate a deserving candidate and how you can attend. Sheriff Ivey also breaks down the nomination categories. Last year over 700 people were in attendance and more are expected this year. See More: HERE

Titusville Police Official Page – Upskirt Suspect at large

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – A man who held a cellphone under a woman’s dress inside a Titusville Publix may be the same person behind a similar incident at a Walmart in Cocoa, Titusville police said.

Titusville detectives released a surveillance photo of the man after he allegedly upskirted a shopper Thursday at a Publix in Titusville.

 

BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ACCEPTS THE “NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT LIP SYNC CHALLENGE”

Over the course of the past week our agency has been pleasantly bombarded with requests for our team to accept the “National Law Enforcement Lip Sync Challenge” that is being thrown down by Law Enforcement Agencies across the country!!

The challenge is a really cool way to show agency pride, team unity, inter-agency camaraderie, and community support for each agency that accepts the challenge of lip syncing to a favorite song or one that is well known for people to sing along with!!

Well folks we have gladly accepted the challenge and had fun working with our Media Unit today to put ours together!!

Get ready cause we will be launching our version of the “National Law Enforcement Lip Sync Challenge” very soon, in fact sources close to the Media Unit said it could be as early as tomorrow night at 8:00!!

We greatly appreciate all of our citizens who have encouraged us to accept the challenge so we can take part in this fun event for Law Enforcement Officers across the country!!

I wonder what song we selected? Care to take a guess?

Sheriff Wayne Ivey