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County law enforcement honored during January

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Deputies pose for the camera displaying a special proclamation to honor law officers in the county during January 2020. (BOCC photo)

The Citrus County Commission has proclaimed Jan. 9 as “Law Enforcement Officer Appreciation Day — and Jan. 5 through 11, 2020 as “Law Enforcement Appreciation Week” in Citrus County.

The county presented a proclamation to that effect to a group of county deputies during the regular meeting Jan. 7 of the commission.

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Community County Law & Order Public Notices

Citrus County children need your help

No one should simply shake their head and sadly lament the horrific story of child abuse. Instead of passive despair, let these tragic incidents serve as a galvanizing call to action for us all to commit to ending abuse and securing the safety and future of every child in Citrus County.

Yes, we can end child abuse. We can end it when we all become advocates for children.

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County Law & Order

Hernando teen’s shooting under investigation

On Sunday at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) responded to North Blue Bream Terrace in Hernando in reference to an accidental shooting involving minor siblings.

Upon arrival, deputies located a 13-year-old male with a gunshot wound.

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Community County Law & Order

Sheriff’s Office looking for Winn-Dixie robbery suspect

Surveillance photo from Winn-Dixie robbery on Dec. 8, 2019 in Beverly Hills.

At approximately 8:09 a.m. on Sunday a black male with long dreadlocks entered the Winn Dixie store in Beverly Hills demanding money and fled behind the store on foot.

If you live in this area please keep an eye out and report any suspicious behavior.

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Breaking News Community County Law & Order

Suspect flees Crystal River traffic stop, injures deputies, motorist

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Crystal River man who is alleged to have fled a traffic stop and injured two deputies and a fellow motorist.

The CCSO said that at about  5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 39-year-old John Travis Wilson of Crystal River was arrested after he is said to have fled from a traffic stop in the vicinity of the Sunoco gas station on the corner of State Road 44 and Crede Avenue in Crystal River.

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Breaking News Community County Law & Order

Inverness man faces 50 counts of possession of child porn

Joshua J. Faciane. (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office)

Following a cyber tip received on July 7  from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) arrested an Inverness man after discovering child pornography on his computer.

After an extensive investigation, deputies arrested Joshua J. Faciane, 40, who was subsequently charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography.