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Crystal River man charged with drug trafficking

Crystal River man charged with drug trafficking

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday arrested a Crystal River man after executing a narcotics search warrant and uncovering oxycodone pills, crack cocaine, pot and cash. Arrested was Kharess Harrison, 40, of 3362 N. Amphibian Point in Crystal River. The CCSO executed the warrant at about 10 a.m. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s (CCSO) […]

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Donations help Citrus County heros

Thanks to the donations of generous community partners, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is now one-step closer to building their Law Enforcement Memorial for Citrus County’s fallen law enforcement officers. Following the 2019 Peace Officer Memorial Day Ceremony on May 15 in Inverness, Jerry Orbino with Knights of Columbus Father James Hoge Assembly 1547, Warden […]

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Fraud alert issued by Sheriff’s Office

Fraud alert issued by Sheriff’s Office

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) are currently investigating claims of organized fraud by Citrus County-based business Elite Roofing. At this time, several potential victims have been identified throughout the state of Florida, as well as the East coast region. Victims allege that they were charged large […]

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Former CCSO employee Pate sentenced

Former CCSO employee Pate sentenced

Ashley Pate, a former Crime Scene Specialist with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, was sentenced today after being convicted of sharing confidential information with someone outside the agency. She appeared this afternoon before the Hon. Richard A. Howard, Administrative Judge, She was sentenced to one-year of community control and one-year standard probation to be served consecutively. […]

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CCSO warns of misleading ‘Go Fund Me’ page

On April 18, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was notified of a “Go Fund Me” page created by Keli Behnen, to solicit funds to purchase a K9 which was once assigned to her husband. The page indicates that $8,000 would purchase CCSO’s K9 Krennic for Deputy John Behnen. This page is not associated with […]

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State Attorney’s Office honors Citrus detective

State Attorney’s Office honors Citrus detective

Brittney Carman, CCSO Community Relations Specialist Every April, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office takes part in the observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW). This dedicated week focuses on how the community, as a whole, can assist victims of crimes and empower those victims to move forward. During this year’s ceremony on Arpil 11, […]

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