Arrest made in May 17 Circle K robbery in Crystal River

Jason Shanes

On Monday, detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes Unit arrested 33-year-old Jason Shanes of Lecanto for a robbery that occurred at the Circle K convenience store located at 6775 South Suncoast Blvd. in Crystal River.

On May 17, 2020 at approximately 04:30 a.m. a man wearing a mask, entered the store and proceeded behind the sales counter where the clerk saw him removing lottery tickets from the case. The man then knocked the clerk to the ground and fled the scene.

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County provides $70,000 local match for Colonnade Park Apartments project

Tammy Harris, Housing Services Director, John Edstrom, Rehab Specialist and Michelle Alford Housing Coordinator, conduct an on-site inspection and walk-through of the Coon Thursday, June 11, 2020.)

Citrus County Housing Services (CCHS) Division provided a $70,000 local match using State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP) funds for the Colonnade Park affordable housing development in Inverness on Colonnade Street.

The development consists of 106, one-and two-bedroom units, and is slated for completion by the end of 2020.

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Recreational Red Snapper Season starts June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters

The recreational Red Snapper Season will start June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 25, closing July 26.

“I’m excited to announce the beginning of Florida’s recreational Red Snapper Season in state and federal Gulf waters beginning Thursday, June 11,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.

“Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World and we are proud to welcome Floridians and visitors to participate in Red Snapper Season as our state moves forward with the safe re-opening of our economy.”

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2 arrested after being served drug search warrant

Peter Luther, Beverly Hills. (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on June 9, 2020).

Two people were arrested after Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant at their Beverly Hills residence.

The CCSO said today that on Tuesday its Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) executed the search warrant at 4 North Monroe St. in Beverly Hills.

Detectives secured this search warrant after this residence was the scene of two reported overdoses in recent months.

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2020 CCBA Candidate Stump set for July 15

Citrus County Builders Association

The Citrus County Building Alliance (CCBA) will hold their 4th Candidate Stump on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, beginning at 5:30pm at 1196 S Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto FL 34461.

This year’s stump will feature primary and general election candidates from the 2020 county and state political races.

The stump will also feature a lighthearted “FUN”raiser for CASA Citrus where attendees and candidates can make a minimum donation to have other attendees and candidates “arrested”.

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CCSO calls arrested suspect a ‘serial drug dealer’

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On Tuesday, detectives from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) executed a search warrant at 316 NE 2nd St. in Crystal River.

Upon completion of a thorough search of the residence, detectives located a wide variety of narcotics, as well as a 9mm pistol and $1,776 in cash.

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