Law & Order

County law enforcement honored during January

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. The proclamation reads: […]

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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. The juvenile was immediately transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center and was later transferred to […]

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Inverness man faces 50 counts of possession of child porn

Inverness man faces 50 counts of possession of child porn

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 […]

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Deputies arrest son for death of his mother

Deputies arrest son for death of his mother

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Monday arrested the son of apparent murder victim Denise Hallowell, 57, who was found dead on July 13. Denise Hallowell’s son, Carlos Hallowell, 17, was allegedly sleeping in his room at the time of this horrific murder and said he was awakened by their dogs barking.

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Body of missing paddle boarder found

Body of missing paddle boarder found

The body of paddle boarder, 43 year-old Joshua Hensley. was recovered by Marine Unit Deputies in the waters of Kings Bay in Crystal River. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the incident, and in a statement, the CCSO said it will provide more information as it becomes available.

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Silver Alert turns to tragedy with discovery of body

Silver Alert turns to tragedy with discovery of body

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday said that the search for Mary Gates, age 94, ended after her body was located off of a hiking trail in Inverness. She was reported missing on Friday night and a Silver Alert was initiated. Deputies located her vehicle first near the entrance to the hiking trail, and […]

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‘Operation Coin Toss’ yields 24 arrests

‘Operation Coin Toss’ yields 24 arrests

For the past two months, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) has covertly executed Operation Coin Toss, a comprehensive operation aimed at cracking down on the distribution of illegal narcotics within our county.. This effort has been a resounding success. After securing over 20 arrest warrants with the help of the State […]

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