Sunday, August 20, 2017

Brevard County Arrest Mug Shots August 20, 2017

Anthony John Campanella
White/Male DOB:06/13/1988
Address:Titusville, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Cape Canaveral
DUI Property Damage/Personal Injury
Resist Officer WO Viol
Assault LEO Firefighter EMT Etc.
DWLS With Knowledge
Refuse to Submit DUI Test After License Susp
Leave Scene Crash w/Prop Damage

National Hurricane Center: Invest 92L 2017 Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

National Hurricane Center Invest 92L

MIAMI, Florida - NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida issued a Tropical Weather Outlook at 8 am. on Sunday, August 20, 2017, due to the presence of two systems that could become tropical cyclones this week.

The first system (left yellow X above), dubbed Invest 92L, is an area of low pressure producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity a couple of hundred miles north of Puerto Rico.

NHC forecasters say that conditions are expected to be unfavorable for development of this system during the next couple of days, but they could become slightly more conducive for development by midweek when the system is near the northwestern Bahamas or Florida.

Invest 92L has a 20% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone within the next five days.

Invest 92L 2017 Spaghetti Models

Invest 92L 2017 Spaghetti Models

Spaghetti models are in general agreement that the Invest 92L's projected path will move in a northwestward direction towards The Bahamas and Florida through Wednesday.

However, it is too early for the computer models to make an accurate forecast as to precisely where Invest 92L would make landfall next week.

Most computer models have Invest 92L reaching at least tropical storm strength by Wednesday as Tropical Storm Irma.

Invest 92L NOAA GOES Satellite Image

NHC forecasters say that tropical cyclone formation is not likely due to a dry air mass, and upper-level winds while the system moves northwestward at about 15 mph.

This system has a 10% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone within the next 5 days.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts that the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, could be the busiest in seven years.

$61,000 Winning Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold In Indian Harbour Beach

INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, Florida -- The Florida Lottery announced that four tickets matched all of the numbers drawn in last night's Fantasy 5 jackpot. 

One of those winning tickets worth $61,727.74 each was a Quick Pick sold at a 7-Eleven located at  1899 South Patrick Drive in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida.

The other winning tickets were also all Quick Picks sold at:

Winn Dixie  980 NE Ives Dairy Road, Miami 
Wawa 4455 SR 64 East, Bradenton 
Publix 4000 N Goldenrod Road, Winter Park 

The winning Fantasy 5 numbers for Saturday, August 19, 2017 are: 1-4-5-20-34

The odds of picking all five winning Fantasy Five numbers are 1 in 376,992.

There were also 294 tickets that matched 4 of 5 numbers with a payout of $135.00.

You can always view the latest winning number results for all Florida Lottery games HERE.

Image credit: Florida Lottery

Friday, August 18, 2017

Proposal To Charge For Parking At Lori Wilson Park Before Brevard County Commission

COCOA BEACH, Florida - A proposal to charge a parking fee at Lori Wilson Park with the un-elected Tourist Development Commission collecting a 10% administration fee of all revenues generated from the park is on the agenda for the Brevard County Commission meeting that will take place on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

The parking fee proposal was introduced by District 2 Brevard County Commissioner as a last-minute add-on agenda item on Friday.

According to Commissioner Barfield's agenda item and attachments filed with the County:

All Brevard County residents, including Cocoa Beach residents, could buy an annual parking pass for $20.

An hourly parking fee for out-of-county visitors and residents without an annual pass would be $5 per hour not to exceed $25 per day.

Lori Wilson Park is the only remaining public beach park with free parking in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Commissioner Barfield later posted a comment to this article on Facebook where he claims that Brevard County residents would not pay a parking fee.

While it is true that residents would technically not pay a "parking fee," residents would still need to pay $20 annually for an RFID chip or some other type of pass to access the park, according to the agenda item and attachments:

After Commissioner Barfield challenged the Brevard Times article on "the facts" which were rebutted with documentary evidence by Brevard Times Saturday morning, Commissioner Barfield then attempted to explain away "the facts" as merely a "draft."

While it is true that the attachments prepared by the TDC are marked as a draft, Commissioner Barfield's own Agenda item, which was not a "draft" that was filed with the County, clearly contemplates that residents must pay a fee, but he just left out the dollar amount:

Jim Barfield
Brevard County Commissioner Jim Barfield's District 2 includes includes Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Port Canaveral, Cape Canaveral, Avon by the Sea, Cocoa Beach, Snug Harbor, portions of Cocoa, Rockledge, and Patrick AFB.
For questions or concerns regarding Commissioner Barfield's proposal, residents can contact him at:

Phone: (321) 454-6601
Email: [email protected]

Or email the other County Commissioners:

Commissioner Rita Pritchett: [email protected]
Commissioner John Tobia: [email protected]
District 4 (Chair)  Commissioner Curt Smith: [email protected]
Commissioner Kristine Isnardi: [email protected]

Brevard County Commission Meeting Details:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Government Center Commission Room, Building C
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, Florida

Tornado Warning, Spotted Over Rockledge

Tornado Rockledge, Florida

UPDATE: The tornado warning issued by the National Weather Service expired at 7:15 p.m. FPL reports that 4 customers are without service where the possible tornado touched down.

ROCKLEDGE, Florida - Reports on social media and 911 calls are indicating that a possible tornado has torn through Rockledge, Florida around 6:45 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017.

There are preliminary, but unconfirmed by official sources, of injuries and metal roofing being torn away and striking power lines in the Levitt Park subdivision of of Fiske Boulevard.

This story is breaking, check back for updates.

Titusville Police Arrest Regions Bank Robbery Suspect

UPDATE: Galen Lee Matthews  was taken into custody shortly before 9 p.m. tonight in the parking lot of a Shell Station just east of I-95. 

Titusville Detectives and members of the Brevard County “Game-Over” task force spotted him and took him into custody without incident. 

He was arrested on a warrant for Armed Robbery after the Regions Bank, 905 Cheney Hwy was robbed just after noontime today. He is being questioned by Detectives and will be booked into Brevard County Jail.

TITUSVILLE, Florida - Titusville Police responded to a a bank robbery that occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Friday August 18, 2017, at the Regions Bank located at 905 Cheney Highway (State Road 50) in Titusville, Florida.

Detectives are actively seeking 41-year-old Galen Lee Matthews of Titusville, Florida, as a suspect in the bank robbery.

Police say that the public should consider Matthews as armed and dangerous. 

The Titusville Police Department's preliminary investigation determined that Matthews entered the bank, handed a bank teller a note implying he had a weapon, and demanded money.

Matthews then fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and headed westbound on Cheney Highway.

Police created a perimeter around the bank and conducted a thorough search of the surrounding area but the suspect currently remains at large.

Matthews was described by witnesses as a white male with strawberry blonde hair and freckles, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, and wearing a blue green t-shirt and jeans.

If anyone has information on the suspect’s whereabouts, they are encouraged to contact police immediately. They can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward by contacting Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.

According to FBI crime statistics, bank robberies are committed in the southern United States on Fridays more than any other day of the week.
Photo credit: Google

Brevard County Public Schools Teacher Pleads Guilty To Molesting Student

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida - A Brevard County Public Schools teacher was sentenced to 8 years in prison and 10 years of probation by Brevard County Circuit Court Judge David Dugan on Wednesday after he plead guilty to two counts of lewd and lascivious acts upon a child under 14 years of age, one count of molesting a child 12 to 16 years of age, four counts of possession of material depicting a sexual conduct by a child, and one count of using an electronic device to transmit harmful material to a minor.

In August 2015, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested Andrew Bayard of Merritt Island, Florida, after he traveled to a prearranged location in Brevard County to meet what he thought was a teenage girl for the purpose of engaging in a sexual relationship.

The investigation began in July 2015, after a former student of Bayard’s reported that she had previously had an inappropriate relationship that began when he was her teacher at Suntree Elementary.

The student had since moved out of state and reported the relationship to her father after the 34-year-old teacher began texting her and sent her an obscene video of himself.

A Sheriff’s Office Agent assumed the teen’s communication with Bayard. During these conversations, the Agent, acting as the child, advised Bayard that the teenager would be in Brevard County on the weekend of August 28, 2015.  Investigators say that Bayard then contacted the Agent for the purpose of meeting the teenage girl for sex.

Bayard then made arrangements to meet the girl at a prearranged location and was arrested after he arrived at the location by Agents.

Bayard was employed with the Brevard County School system during the 2013-14 school year at Kennedy Middle School and Suntree Elementary and 2014-15 at Viera High School.

Bayard’s contract with Brevard County Public Schools was not renewed following his arrest.

Bayard is among a long list of Brevard Public School employees who have been charged with sexual offenses related to children in recent years.

In July 2017, a former BPS bus driver and substitute teacher was arrested on allegations of child molestation.

Just last month, a Satellite High School teacher was charged with lewd and lascivious conduct and promotion of sexual performance of a child under 16 years of age.

In June 2016, a Spessard Holland Elementary School principal was arrested for possession of child pornography.

In May 2016, an Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School teacher plead guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old student.

National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Harvey Projected Path Update

National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Harvey Projected Path

MIAMI, Florida - NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida issued a Public Advisory at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017, due to the presence of Tropical Storm Harvey.

Tropical Storm Harvey is located 50 miles south-southwest of St. Lucia and is moving to the west at 21 mph (33 km/h).

This continued motion with a slight increase in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.

On the forecast track, the center of Harvey will move through the Windward Islands and into the eastern Caribbean Sea today and move into the central Caribbean Sea on Saturday.

Harvey has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 km/h), with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is possible during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center of the tropical cyclone.

Tropical Storm Harvey NOAA GOES Satellite Image

NOAA GOES Satellite Image Tropical Storm Harvey

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Tropical storm conditions are occurring in the warning area at this time. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area today.

Tropical Storm Harvey is is expected to produce additional rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts across parts of the Leeward and Windward Islands from Guadeloupe southward to Grenada.

These additional rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Dominica.

Tropical Storm Harvey Spaghetti Models

Tropical Storm Harvey Spaghetti Models

Most intensity computer models agree with the NHC model that Tropical Storm Harvey will remain at tropical storm strength before making landfall somewhere between Nicaragua and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

The ECMWF keeps the cyclone a little north of Nicaragua and Honduras and allows more room for development, while the GFS forecasts landfall in northeastern Nicaragua and thus has a weaker intensity.

The new NHC forecast is close to the previous one in showing a peak intensity below hurricane strength, but the confidence in this portion of the forecast is low.

Spaghetti models are in general agreement that Tropical Storm Harvey's projected path will move in a westerly direction before turning slightly west-northwestward towards Belize.

However, it is too early for the computer models to make an accurate forecast as to precisely where Tropical Storm Harvey will make landfall along the coast of Central America.

Image credits: NOAA/NHC/SFWMD

NOAA GOES Satellite Loop Of 2017 Invest 92L, Tropical Storm Harvey

NOAA GOES Satellite Image  Of 2017 Invest 92L, Tropical Storm Harvey

Below are the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES satellite images of Invest 92L 2017 and Tropical Storm Harvey.

NOAA GOES Satellite Loop Of 2017 Invest 92L, Tropical Storm Harvey

Titusville Man Killed In Orange County Crash

ORLANDO, Florida - A Brevard County man died as a result of injuries he sustained in a vehicle crash that occurred on State Road 528 (Beachline) near mile marker 27 at 10:20 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017.

29-year-old Andrew Polo, III, of Cocoa, Florida, was driving a Honda Pilot westbound in the left lane on State Road 528 when, for a reason unknown to the Florida Highway Patrol, the Honda traveled into the grassy median.

FHP says that Polo over-corrected, causing the Honda to travel across all of the westbound lanes and onto the right shoulder.

The Honda then traveled through a water-filled ditch, struck a tree, continued westbound and overturned before striking another tree.

24-year-old Christopher Cutright, of Titusville, Florida, was a passenger in the Honda who was killed as a result of the crash.

19-year-old Trevor Cutright, who was the only person in the vehicle wearing a seat belt, suffered minor injuries and was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center along with Polo who also suffered minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.

FHP has determined that alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

Brevard County Arrest Mug Shots August 18, 2017

Rashed Mohammed Al Mazrouei
White/Male DOB:09/17/1993
Address:Melbourne, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Cocoa
FTA Misdemeanor

Rare Two-Headed Sea Turtle Discovered On Florida Space Coast

two-headed Loggerhead sea turtle

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Researchers with the University of Central Florida Marine Turtle Research Group discovered a rare two-headed Loggerhead sea turtle while conducting sea turtle nest surveys along beaches in Brevard County, Florida.

The condition is called Dicephalic parapagus, a rare form of partial twinning where there are two heads side by side on one torso.

Although rare, two-headed sea turtles are not unheard of. In 2012, a two-headed sea turtle hatchling was discovered on Jupiter Island in Broward County, Florida.

Loggerhead sea turtles typically nest in Florida from April through September. In the United States, 90 percent of all loggerhead nesting occurs in Florida. The majority of the Florida nesting takes place on the east coast of Florida. In fact, in Brevard County there were 23,457 loggerhead nests in 2014.

This is not the only rare find made by the UCF Marine Turtle Research Group while conducting sea turtle surveys on Florida's Space Coast.

In 2016, the researchers found a rare hybrid sea turtle caused by inter-species mating between a green sea turtle and a loggerhead sea turtle in Port Canaveral, Florida.

Photo credit: L. Rittenburg, UCFMTRG intern

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Brevard County Arrest Mug Shots August 17, 2017

Jessica Marie Antonelli
White/Female DOB:02/12/1983
Address:Palm Bay, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Melbourne
Petit Theft 2nd Deg Other Larceny 3rd Subsq Offense

Titusville Police Arrest China 1 Restaurant, Quality Inn Hotel Robbery Suspect

TITUSVILLE, Florida - Titusville Police have arrested a man suspected of being the masked gunman who was responsible for two separate armed robberies and the shooting of a restaurant employee during one of those robberies.

Brandon Jerome Holmes, 31, of Titusville, was arrested on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, and charged with Attempted Felony Murder, Robbery with a Firearm, Use of a Weapon During the Commission of a Felony, Principal in the First Degree to Robbery with a Firearm and Grand Theft.

Police responded to an armed robbery and subsequent shooting at China 1 Restaurant located at 1556 Harrison Street at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12. 2017.

The suspect entered the Titusville restaurant armed with a handgun, threatened the counter attendant and forcibly took money from the register. The suspect proceeded to shoot the counter attendant before exiting the restaurant.

Brandon Jerome Holmes

In a separate incident, police say that Holmes has been linked to the armed robbery that occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Quality Inn Hotel located 3655 Cheney Highway.

Detectives followed up multiple investigative leads which led to the arrest of the suspect.

Brandon Jerome Holmes is being held in the Brevard County Jail without bond.

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