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Three more arrests made

The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Department has been busy solving cases and arresting suspects recently in several county robberies. Sheriff Robert D. Schultz reported the Round BP on State Road 26 was burglarized on December 31, 2016. Detective Sgt. Clint Anderson  arrested Raymond Joseph Parker III, age 25 of Taylor County and charged him with Burglary of Structure, Grand Theft, which ... Full Story »

City Commission to decide on law enforcement in January 23 meeting

The Trenton City Commission took their time to listen to both residents and business owners tell them that it was a tough decision they had before them, but they were the elected commission and they wanted a decision sooner than later. After a lengthy discussion Mayor Glen Thigpen told the Commission that he was in favor of getting the people ... Full Story »

Fanning Springs residence burns Sunday

By John Ayers An unoccupied Fanning Springs residence was destroyed by fire on Sunday morning after three fire departments responded to the scene around 8:30 a.m. James Campbell, Gilchrist County Emergency Operations Chief reported that fire fighting companies from Fanning Spring Fire Rescue, Trenton Fire Department and Gilchrist County Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire. When the fire fighters ... Full Story »

Gilchrist and Levy County Sheriff’s Offices work on Business Robbery

Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Sergeant Matthew Rexroat responded to  The BBQ Shack Restaurant in Fanning Springs, after it was reported that the business had been burglarized and property had been stolen. During the ensuing investigation, Detective Keagon Weatherford worked with Detective C.J. Perryman of the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and ultimately developed two suspects.  On the same date, interviews ... Full Story »

Two arrested for Robbery at Wannee Boat ramp

On December 29, 2016, two individuals reported to Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Sergeant Alex Gaston that they had been the victims of an armed robbery on December 27, 2016 at the Wannee Boat Ramp west of Bell. Detective Clint Anderson initiated an investigation and with the assistance from Sgt. Gaston, Lt. Scotty Douglas, Detective Keagon Weatherford, and Sgt. Matthew ... Full Story »

Gilchrist man dies from rear end collision

A Gilchrist County resident was killed Thursday evening when he was involved in a three vehicle accident at the intersection of SE 83rd Court and State Road 26 just before 7 p.m. Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Mash reported three vehicles were west bound on SR 26 when a Lincoln MKS allegedly slammed into the rear of a 2000 Dodge Dakota. ... Full Story »

Bell man killed in accident Tuesday morning in Suwannee County

By John Ayers A Bell man was traveling north on CR 137 in Suwannee County Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. in what was reported to be heavy fog when a Chevrolet pickup truck turned left in front of him. Andrew Horne, 55, was riding his 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle with a helmet when he was reported to have been killed ... Full Story »

Teamwork at Sheriff’s Office resulted in quick arrest in Quilt Shop burglary

On December  1, 2016, at approximately 9:00 a.m. Deputy Noel Ramirez responded to reported burglaries at the Suwannee  Valley Quilt Shoppes in Trenton. Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Keagon Weatherford and Clint Anderson were called to the scene to assist in the investigation. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that someone had illegally entered the Suwannee Valley ... Full Story »

Trenton Commissoner Craig Ruede to Seek Re-Election

I am asking for your support and vote on December 6th to be reelected as your City Commissioner. Two years ago I began another chapter in my life of public service. I became City Commissioner for the City of Trenton. It was something I thought I would never do. I was not nor do I still consider myself a politician. ... Full Story »

Five Gilchrist Burglary cases solved

Investigator  Clint Anderson and the investigative team from the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office have identified and arrested Carlton Deese, Jr., white male, age 42 of  Dothan, Alabama. The arrest was made because of numerous residential burglaries that occurred in Gilchrist County since the beginning of October.  Investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant and Deese was located in Dothan, ... Full Story »