Thursday, October 23, 2014

Skateboarder Dies After Being Towed By Car

MERRITT ISLAND, Florida -- The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting that a skateboarder has died as a result of injuries she sustained from an accident that occurred while being towed behind a vehicle in Merritt Island, Florida.


According to FHP, 17-year-old Haley Hodge of Satellite Beach, Florida was riding on a skateboard that was being towed with a rope from a 2002 Toyota Celica driven by 19-year-old Zachary Byrnes of Rockledge, Florida.


While the Celica was traveling northbound on South Tropical Trail on Merritt Island, Hodge fell off the skateboard and sustained critical injuries.  Hodge was initially transported to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida but later transferred to Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital in Orlando, Florida where she died on Wednesday, October 21, 2014.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Brevard County Arrest Mugshots October 22, 2014

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All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Mugshots will be removed after 90 days. 
   



KEITH ROBERT BILLINGS
W/M DOB: 01/25/66
ARREST DATE: 10/21/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: IPD
TRAFFIC OFFENSE DUI ALCOHOL OR DRUGS

 
JOSEPH NMN BLASIK
W/M DOB: 05/18/85
ARREST DATE: 10/22/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: BCSO
VIOL PROBATION FELONY


 
NATHAN ANDRE HESTER
B/M DOB: 08/04/79
ARREST DATE: 10/21/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: BCSO
VIOL PROBATION FELONY

 
KENT MICHAEL HILDRETH
W/M DOB: 11/06/76
ARREST DATE: 10/22/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: BCSO
Marijuana possession. Not more than 2
NARCOTIC EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE

 
SHAROD MAURICE JONES
B/M DOB: 12/25/95
ARREST DATE: 10/21/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: PBPD
Marijuana possession. Not more than 2
NARCOTIC EQUIP-POSSESS AND OR USE

 
JOSEPH F LOTZ
W/M DOB: 07/26/68
ARREST DATE: 10/21/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: PBPD

 
TANYA JEAN LUDZIESKI
W/F DOB: 01/06/69
ARREST DATE: 10/21/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: BCSO
BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE



ALAN RAMIRO MARTINEZ
W/M DOB: 11/29/70
ARREST DATE: 10/21/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: BCSO
BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE
RESIST OFFICER WITH VIOLENCE
OBSTRUCTING JUSTICE TAMPERING IN MISD
PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES TOUCH STRIKE CAUS

 
BRITTANY NICOLE MESSINEO
W/F DOB: 01/05/90
ARREST DATE: 10/21/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: BCSO
VIOL PROBATION ON SITE

TIMOTHY NMN MINEAU
W/M DOB: 06/08/71
ARREST DATE: 10/22/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: MPD
BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE
VIOL PROBATION ON SITE

 
GEORGE HENRY PENTZ
W/M DOB: 09/08/79
ARREST DATE: 10/21/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: BCSO
POSSESSION OF WEAPON OR AMMO BY CONVI

 
ROBBE LERUE PULLINS
B/M DOB: 01/03/77
ARREST DATE: 10/22/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: BCSO
FAILURE TO APPEAR

 
JONTA DEVAUGHN REGLIN
B/M DOB: 02/18/78
ARREST DATE: 10/21/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: PBPD
BATTERY TOUCH OR STRIKE

 
JAYME GLENN VICKERS
W/M DOB: 01/12/81
ARREST DATE: 10/21/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: BCSO
VIOL PROBATION FELONY
 
DAVID ONEIL WILSON
B/M DOB: 01/28/72
ARREST DATE: 10/22/14
ARRESTING AGENCY: BCSO
OUT-OF-COUNTY WARRANT

Fog Advisory For East Central Florida

FDOT camera showing fog on I-95


MELBOURNE, Florida -- The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a Significant Weather Advisory that will remain in effect until 9 a.m. for most of east Central Florida.


Motorists should expect patchy fog early this morning that will become locally dense in spots across Volusia, Indian River, Martin, Brevard, Lake Okeechobee, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, and St. Lucie counties.


NWS advises that morning commuters should use low beam headlights, slow down in the fog, and allow plenty of following distance.


The fog is expected to dissipate by mid-morning.

WWII German U-Boat Discovered Off North Carolina Coast

U-576 getting underway.  Photo Credit: Ed Caram


A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant vessels from World War II’s Battle of the Atlantic. The German U-boat 576 and the freighter Bluefields were found approximately 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina. Lost for more than 70 years, the discovery of the two vessels, in an area known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, is a rare window into a historic military battle and the underwater battlefield landscape of WWII.


“This is not just the discovery of a single shipwreck,” said Joe Hoyt, a NOAA sanctuary scientist and chief scientist for the expedition. “We have discovered an important battle site that is part of the Battle of the Atlantic. These two ships rest only a few hundred yards apart and together help us interpret and share their forgotten stories.”


On July 15, 1942, Convoy KS-520, a group of 19 merchant ships escorted by the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, was en route to Key West, Florida, from Norfolk, Virginia, to deliver cargo to aid the war effort when it was attacked off Cape Hatteras.  The U-576 sank the Nicaraguan flagged freighter Bluefields and severely damaged two other ships.  In response, U.S. Navy Kingfisher aircraft, which provided the convoy’s air cover, bombed U-576 while the merchant ship Unicoi attacked it with its deck gun. Bluefields and U-576 were lost within minutes and now rest on the seabed less than 240 yards apart.


“Most people associate the Battle of the Atlantic with the cold, icy waters of the North Atlantic,” said David Alberg, superintendent of NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. “But few people realize how close the war actually came to America’s shores. As we learn more about the underwater battlefield, Bluefields and U-576 will provide additional insight into a relatively little-known chapter in American history.”


The discovery of U-576 and Bluefields is a result of a 2008 partnership between NOAA and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to survey and document vessels lost during WWII off the North Carolina coast.  Earlier this year, in coordination with Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer conducted an initial survey based on archival research. In August, archaeologists aboard NOAA research vessel SRVX Sand Tiger located and confirmed the ships’ identities.


“This discovery highlights the importance of federal agencies working together to identify and protect these unique submerged archaeological resources that are of local and international importance,” said William Hoffman, a BOEM archaeologist.


The newly identified wrecks are protected under international law. Although Bluefields did not suffer any casualties during the sinking, the wreck site is a war grave for the crew of U-576.


“In legal succession to the former German Reich, the Federal Republic of Germany, as a rule, sees itself as the owner of formally Reich-owned military assets, such as ship or aircraft wreckages,” said the German Foreign Office in a statement. “The Federal Republic of Germany is not interested in a recovery of the remnants of the U-576 and will not participate in any such project. It is international custom to view the wreckage of land, sea, and air vehicles assumed or presumed to hold the remains of fallen soldiers as war graves. As such, they are under special protection and should, if possible, remain at their site and location to allow the dead to rest in peace.” 


United States policy on sunken state vessels, such as these, reaffirms sovereign government ownership of the wrecks, including German ownership of U-576. As stated in the 2001 Presidential Statement on United States Policy for the Protection of Sunken State Craft the wrecks are not considered abandoned nor does passage of time change their ownership.


Those who would engage in unauthorized activities directed at sunken State craft are advised that disturbance or recovery of such craft should not occur without the express permission of the sovereign government retaining ownership. NOAA said in s statement that the United States will use its authority to protect and preserve sunken State craft of the United States and other nations.


Article Source: NOAA

NOAA: Tropical Depression 9 forms in Gulf of Mexico


MIAMI, Florida -- NOAA's National Hurricane Center storm tracker in Miami, Florida has issued a Public Advisory at 5 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, due to the presence of Tropical Depression 9 in the Gulf of Mexico that could become Tropical Storm Hanna later today.


Tropical Depression 9 has maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour and is moving to the east at 6 miles per hour. 


NOAA's stormtracker map forecasts that T.D. 9 will develop into Tropical Storm Hanna later today and that the tropical cyclone will make landfall on the Bay of Campeche, Mexico late tonight or early Thursday morning.  Tropical Storm Hanna is then expected to weaken back into a tropical depression as it moves over the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday and Friday. 


Tropical Depression 9 is forecast to enter the Caribbean Sea on Saturday and remain just south of Cuba on Sunday and Monday.  
 


While it is still too early to forecast with statistical certainty, some spaghetti models forecast that Tropical Depression 9 will move over or near South Florida and/or east Central Florida later next week.


A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Celestun to Frontera, Mexico.



NOAA National Hurricane Center Official Public Advisory:


000
WTNT34 KNHC 220832
TCPAT4

BULLETIN
TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE ADVISORY NUMBER   2
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL092014
400 AM CDT WED OCT 22 2014

...DEPRESSION HEADED FOR THE MEXICAN STATE OF CAMPECHE...
...LIKELY TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM TODAY...


SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...19.4N 92.3W
ABOUT 120 MI...195 KM WSW OF CAMPECHE MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH...55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...E OR 90 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* CELESTUN TO FRONTERA

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN
THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 400 AM CDT...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE
WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 19.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 92.3 WEST.  THE
DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE EAST NEAR 6 MPH...9 KM/H...AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE WILL BE
NEAR THE COAST OF THE MEXICAN STATE OF CAMPECHE LATER TODAY OR
TONIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.  STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST...AND THE DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED
TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1000 MB...29.53 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
RAINFALL...THE DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ACROSS THE YUCATAN PENINSULA OF
MEXICO...WITH MAXIMUM TOTALS OF 15 INCHES POSSIBLE.   THESE
RAINFALL AMOUNTS MAY PRODUCE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS.

WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN PORTIONS
OF THE WARNING AREA BY THIS AFTERNOON OR EVENING.


NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...700 AM CDT.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1000 AM CDT.

$$
FORECASTER PASCH

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Arrests Made In Indialantic Homicide

Joseph Howard Milman

INDIALANTIC, Florida -- Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Agents have arrested an adult and juvenile for their alleged involvement in the murder and attempted murder that occurred in Indialantic, Florida on Sunday afternoon. 


Investigators believe that 25-year-old Joseph Howard Milman of Indialantic was the shooter in the incident and charged him with First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, and Robbery with a Firearm.  Also charged in connection with the incident is a 17-year-old boy from Indialantic.


The investigation began last Sunday when deputies responded to a 911 call advising that two men had been shot at the residence located in the 300 block of Riviera Boulevard in Indialantic.  When deputies arrived. they found a 48-year-old man outside the residence who was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.  Upon entering the residence, deputies located the body of 51-year-old Scott “Skippy” Hyatt who was also the victim of a gunshot wound.


According to BCSO, the investigation to date has revealed that Milman had previously talked about committing a robbery for prescription medication that Hyatt possessed.  On Sunday, Milman allegedly met with the teen at a residence near the crime scene and obtained a firearm from the teen.  


Investigators say that Milman then walked to the residence on Riviera where he shot the victims and removed the pills from Hyatt’s pocket.  After the robbery, Milman allegedly returned to the nearby residence and returned the firearm to the teen along with a portion of the stolen drugs before changing clothes and leaving the area.  


Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call Agent Nick Walker of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1- 800-423-TIPS (8477). 


All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential, and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

Arrest Made In ATM Robbery


WEST MELBOURNE, Florida -- West Melbourne Police have arrested forty-four-year-old Scott Patrick Deason and charged him with last night's robbery of a woman who was using an ATM at a Bank of America in West Melbourne.

Deason was taken into custody without incident after his family called 911 to report that Deason looked like the person in the surveillance photographs.
 
PREVIOUS STORY: 
Just before 8:30 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014, a twenty-year-old woman walked up to an ATM at Bank of America located at 3003 West New Haven Avenue to withdraw cash. 



While the woman was using the ATM, a male approached her from behind and demanded that she withdraw a large sum of cash. P olice say that the male wrapped his arm around the woman’s throat and threatened harm if she did not comply.  When the woman activated the panic alarm on her vehicle, the male suspect eventually fled in an easterly direction without any cash.  The victim was uninjured, but she saw what she believed to be a hammer in the suspect’s hand as he fled. 


After the attempted robbery, police searched the area and used a police K9 to track the suspect, but he was not located and remains at large.  He is described as a white male, thin build, approximately 5’10” to 6’00” tall.  He was last seen wearing a gray tee shirt with white writing, and the suspect was wearing what appear to be prescription glasses.


Bank of America surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect.

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