Friday, February 23, 2018

Brevard County Arrests February 22, 2018

Vincent Anthony Cirone
White/Male DOB:08/26/1992
Address:Cocoa, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Cocoa Beach
Disorderly Intox-Drugs/Narcotics

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Brevard County Arrests February 21, 2018

Leslie Anthony Anderson
Black of African American/Male DOB:03/26/1988
Address:Titusville, FLORIDA
Remanded on Felony Charges

Students Hold Gun Control Protest At Heritage High School

PALM BAY, Florida - Heritage High School students were marked 'tardy' for missing class in order to participate in a gun control protest that took place on Wednesday at the school's campus in Palm Bay, Florida.

The Brevard County protest, organized by Heritage High School students Amya Mclean and Aniyah Smith, was held at the same time as other student protests took place across Florida following the Valentine's Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The Heritage High School protest lasted for 17 minutes to symbolize the 17 people killed in the Broward County, Florida school shooting. 

The students left during lunch period to gather on a plaza in front of the school's administration building in the southeastern corner of the Palm Bay campus where they chanted, "Stop the violence." 

"Today as a school we decided to walked out of class for 17 minutes," said one Heritage High student. 

"We wanted one thing to be heard. We want the violence to stop and we want change. There is no reason 17 students should be dead. We need need gun control now not tomorrow."

Heritage High School Student Protesters Disciplined

Although the protest took place on campus during school hours, the Brevard Public Schools' administration characterized the gun-control rally as non-disruptive to the other students who did not participate in the walk-out.

A few hundred of the 1,800 students who attend Heritage High School participated in the protest. The students who did participate in the protest and arrived late at their next period received an unexcused tardy.

"Principals have discretion under our discipline plan to impose a range of discipline that’s appropriate for the situation," said Brevard County Public Schools spokesman Matt Reed. 

"The students behaved peacefully without disrupting classes or anyone else’s education. An unexcused tardy seems like an appropriate sanction."

Image credit: Heritage High School student

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Paul Cadieux of Titusville, Florida Killed In Clearlake Road Crash

COCOA, Florida - 34-year-old Paul Cadieux of Titusville, Florida, did not survive the injuries he sustained after being struck by a vehicle on Clearlake Road in Cocoa, Florida.

21-year-old Luis Osoria of Opa Locka, Florida, was driving a 20014 GMC pickup truck northbound on Clearlake Road in the right, through lane near the intersection of Lake Road around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2018.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Cadieux attempted to cross Clearlake Road from west to east and walked into the direct path of the GMC pickup truck. 

The front of the pickup then struck Cadieux. He was transported to Wuestoff Hospital in Rockledge, Florida where he was pronounced deceased.

Osoria was wearing his seat belt and was not under the influence of alcohol, according to FHP reports.

A toxicology report for Cadieux is pending.

The crash remains under investigation.

Brevard County Arrests February 20, 2018

Black of African American/Male DOB:08/04/1972
Address:Cocoa, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Cocoa

Monday, February 19, 2018

Brevard County Arrests February 18, 2018

 Joseph Scott Barbour
White/Male DOB:02/26/1988
Arrest Location:, Cocoa
FTA Felony

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Brevard County Arrests February 18, 2018

Bryan Lemuel Acosta
Hispanic or Latino/Male DOB:09/09/1979
Address:Palm Bay, FLORIDA
VOP Misdemeanor
Battery LEO Firefighter EMT Etc.
Resist Officer WO Viol

Trump, Florida Governor Slam FBI Over Parkland School Shooting

U.S. President Donald Trump ridiculed the Federal Bureau of Investigation's failure to act on tips the agency received about Nikolas Cruz leading up to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

On Friday, the FBI revealed that it received a call on January 5, 2018, from a person close to Nikolas Cruz who warned of Cruz's "gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting."

However, the FBI failed to forward the tip to its Miami Field Office for investigation.

"Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable," President Trump tweeted on Saturday.

"They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud!"

Florida Governor Rick Scott was even more scornful of the FBI than Trump, and called for the resignation of FBI Director Christopher Wray.

“Seventeen innocent people are dead and acknowledging a mistake isn’t going to cut it," said Governor Scott.

"An apology will never bring these 17 Floridians back to life or comfort the families who are in pain. The families will spend a lifetime wondering how this could happen, and an apology will never give them the answers they desperately need."

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cocoa Beach Police Officer-Involved Shooting At Royal Colonial Condominiums

Royal Colonial Condominiums in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

COCOA BEACH, Florida - A man was killed during an officer-involved shooting that occurred Friday night at the The Royal Colonial Condominiums in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Just after 10:15 p.m. on February 17, 2018, Cocoa Beach Police received a 911 call from a woman who stated that her husband, 59-year-old Tim Berger of Cocoa Beach, Florida, was under the influence and that he had shot through a window in a second-floor condo unit located at 2001 South Banana River Boulevard.

The suspect was reportedly on a second-floor balcony when police arrived seconds after receiving the 911 call.

The man was shot by Cocoa Beach Police Officers James Scheiner and Taylor Payne during the incident. Neither officer was injured during the encounter.

Officer Scheiner has been with the Cocoa Beach Police Department since June 2015 and Officer Payne since May 2016. 

Both officers have been placed on paid administrative leave until further notice, as is standard protocol.

Cocoa Beach Fire Department and Brevard County Fire Rescue crews were then called to the scene.  

When paramedics examined the 59-year-old man around 10:30 p.m., they determined that he was deceased.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is handling the investigation with assistance of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit. 

Image credit: Google

Brevard County Sheriff's Deputy Dies In I-95 Crash Near Titusville

TITUSVILLE, Florida - A Brevard County Sheriff's Office deputy died as a result of injuries he sustained in a crash with his marked patrol car and a semi truck on I-95 just after 5 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Leo Smith, Jr. of Orlando, Florida, was driving a semi-truck partially loaded with car parts southbound on I-95 in the center lane near mile marker 217 just north of State Road 50.

Meanwhile, the deputy was driving his 2013 Ford Taurus patrol car southbound on I-95 in the left lane.

The semi-truck suffered tire separation to its front, left tire which caused the semi-truck to pull to the left and into the direct path of the patrol car. The left, front of the patrol car then collided with the right, rear of the semi-truck.

The truck driver was not injured in the crash.

The deputy has been identified by Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey as 32-year-old Field Training Officer Kevin Stanton.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash and alcohol was not a factor.

 Image credit: Florida 511 / FOX 35

Brevard County Arrests February 17, 2018

 Aubri Nickol Barrera
White/Female DOB:10/26/1983
Address:Indialantic, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Melbourne
Bond Exoneration/Revocation Felony

Friday, February 16, 2018

Round 2 of Florida: Brevard County Teen Arrested For Localizing Social Media Post

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida - A Brevard County teenager suspected of modifying a Snapchat photo depicting a masked gunman with the caption "Round 2 of Florida" so that the threat appeared to be directed towards a Brevard County Public School was arrested on Friday.

The original post from South Carolina (above image) went viral across the country due to heightened public emotions as a result of the Florida school shooting that occurred on Ash Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Although the original post and threat was initiated in South Carolina yesterday by a South Carolina teen who was later arrested, the post was allegedly modified by a Canaveral Groves teen last night to make the threat directed against Space Coast Jr/Sr High School in Port St. John, Florida (below image).

Brevard County Sheriff's investigators say that they identified a 15-year-old female student at Space Coast Jr/Sr High School as the person who localized threat by adding the text "I’m coming space coast, watch out.”

According to investigators, the Space Coast teen said that she thought it was “funny” because everyone else was doing it and the reaction it was generating.

The student was arrested early Friday morning and charged with Written Threats to Kill or do Bodily Harm. The teenage girl was then transported to the Brevard County Juvenile Detention Center.

However, Sheriff Ivey announced later on Friday during a press conference that the judge found no probable cause for the arrest because the threat was a general one rather than one against an individual as required by current Florida statutes.

Ivey said that the State Attorney's Office is researching other possible charges to refile against the teen and that she will still be subject to disciplinary actions by Brevard Public Schools.

“We know our families are concerned, and we are grateful for their vigilance in reporting threatening behavior or social-media posts," said Brevard Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Desmond K. Blackburn.

"We will continue to work closely with the Brevard Sheriff’s Office to protect our children and staff. Our team will keep families informed about their schools as quickly as possible by text, email, social media and recorded phone calls.”

Brevard County Arrests February 16, 2018

White/Female DOB:02/07/1995
Address:Rockledge, FLORIDA
Remanded on Misdemeanor Charges

"Round 2 of Florida" Snapchat Photo Suspect Arrested

UPDATE: Brevard County Teen Arrested For Threatening High School

A teenager suspected of creating a Snapchat photo depicting a masked gunman with the caption "Round 2 of Florida" was arrested in South Carolina on Thursday.

The snapchat post went viral across the country due to heightened public emotions as a result of the Florida school shooting that occurred on Ash Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

"Variations of the post have continued to be circulated over social media with captions added to warn people not to go to various schools throughout South Florida," the Broward County Sheriff's Office stated on Thursday.

Sheriff's deputies in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, arrested a Broome High School ninth grader who allegedly wrote the menacing caption over a photo of someone wearing a partial mask and holding what appeared to be an AR-15 rifle similar to the one used in the Broward County, Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to the disturbing threat when a classmate recognized the suspect in the Snapchat post and told a parent. Spartanburg deputies later located the mask and rifle, which turned out to be a pellet gun.

The teen, whose name is being withheld, allegedly said he was joking in the post.

"Round 2 of Florida" Snapchat Post Modified To Appear From Brevard County

According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, someone had taken the original "Round 2 of Florida" Snapchat post and modified it to make the post appear to threaten SpaceCoast Jr/Sr High School in Port St. John, Florida.

"Unfortunately, the post has now been reposted and shared countywide causing parents to be concerned about the validity of the post and threat," said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.

"Please know that our agency and the FBI are continuing to investigate the “reposted” threat, however there is nothing to indicate that there is a valid threat to any of our schools. In an abundance of caution and to reassure our parents and students our agency has directed an increased presence of Deputies at SpaceCoast Jr/Sr High School where the reposted threat was alleged to occur."

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Brevard County Arrests February 15, 2018

Eric William Allshouse
White/Male DOB:08/26/1973
Arrest Location:, Cocoa
VOP Felony