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VCSO Announces “Text To 911� Service

DeLand, FL –Â If someone finds themselves in a bad situation where they’re unable to call 911, there’s a new way to call, or text, for help. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is now announcing a new service that is available to county residents, “Text To 911.” The service will be available to anyone with the capability of texting on ... Read More »

Deland Man Charged With Threatening Volusia Sheriff’s Office

Deland, FL-Â A 54-year-old Deland man is charged with a felony for making a false report and threatening to use a gun in a violent manner. It started with a call to an Orlando TV station last Thursday. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the tv station employee about a man, identifying himself as Robert Moni, calling to ... Read More »

VCSO Looking For Man With Counterfeit Money

DeBary, FL-Â Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies have issued a BOLO for a man who used a counterfeit $100 bill at a DeBary convenience store. VCSO deputies were dispatched to a 7-11 store on Charles R Beall Boulevard last week Thursday. The incident report states the store manager found a suspicious $100 bill in the cash drawer. She used the counterfeit ... Read More »

Port Orange Man Sentenced To 45 Years In Prison For Stabbing Death

Port Orange, FL-Â A Port Orange man, who was 19 at the time of the incident, has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for stabbing his mother’s boyfriend to death. The incident happened on March 4, 2014, when Dylan Reitzel, now 23, heard a loud argument between his mother, Donna Reitzel and her boyfriend, 52-year-old Willam F. Brooks, Jr. ... Read More »

Flagler County Sheriff Looking for Fake Contractor

Palm Coast, FL-Â The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man suspected of defrauding a Palm Coast woman. Investigators say that the woman wrote a check on June 16, 2018, to Yosvel Basart for $3,494.00 for cement work on her driveway. Basart said the money was a deposit for the cost of materials and cashed the check the ... Read More »

Mail-in Ballots Are Going Out

Daytona Beach, FL- More than 1.5 million vote-by-mail ballots have been requested in the State of Florida for the November general election. Election supervisors have a window from October 2nd through the 9th to get those ballots in the mail. The last day a voter can request a mail-in ballot is October 31st. Voters can pick up mail-in ballots at ... Read More »

Palm Coast Doctor Charged With Misdemeanor Battery

Palm Coast, FL-Â The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office is recommending a Palm Coast man, Dr. Florence Fruehan be charged in two cases of misdemeanor battery. FCSO detectives received complaints against Fruehan earlier this year and began an investigation. An Emergency Restriction was imposed against Fruehan in June by the Florida Department of Health after allegations that he was inappropriate with ... Read More »

Juvenile Admits To Burglarizing Twenty Vehicles In Palm Coast

Palm Coast, FL- A juvenile told Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies that he wanted to turn his life around when he admitted to car burglaries in Palm Coast and in St. Johns County on Monday. FCSO detectives filed felony charges against the 16-year-old for car burglaries in 14 different locations. Investigators into the vehicle burglaries made contact with the teen and ... Read More »

Candlelight Vigil For Hurricane Maria Victims In Deltona

Deltona, FL- One year ago today, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. A Candlelight Vigil and Memorial for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands will be held this evening at 7 p.m. in the courtyard at the Deltona City Hall. Free candles will be handed out those in attendance. Hurricane Maria left more than three million residents without basics such as ... Read More »

Another Community Meeting Set For Read-Pattillo Elementary School

New Smyrna Beach, FL-Â Parents, students, staff and community members are invited tonight to a second meeting to discuss the future of Read-Pattillo Elementary School in New Smyrna Beach. At a meeting held on July 16th, Volusia County Schools Planner Saralee Morrissey outlined several options under consideration by the district, including keeping things the way they are, building a replacement ... Read More »