News 6-21-17

Area Police Beat from 6-21-17 Edition

Wayne Collins, 77, Lecanto, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 12, charged with domestic battery. His bond was set at none.

Erickson Shane Geer, 36, N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 12, charged with resisting an officer without violence ($1,000 bond). According to the arrest report, deputies were at the scene of a domestic disturbance, and Mr. Geer interfered with the investigation by not allowing the complainant to speak with the deputy who was conducting the investigation. A second deputy came to the incident location to take Mr. Geer into custody so the woman could speak with the deputy.

Jason Mark Lawrence, 41, homeless in the Jacksonville, FL area, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 18, charged with (misdemeanor) violation of an injunction for protection against domestic violence (no bond). The victim told deputies that a relative (of the victim) had picked up Lawrence in Jacksonville, Fl because he’d harassed her to pick him up because he’s homeless and had no place to stay. The victim told deputies that she initially did not call law enforcement when Lawrence arrived at her house (two weeks previously) because he was appreciative of having a place to stay, but due to his becoming increasingly threatening toward her, the report stated, she’d contacted the sheriff’s office. Lawrence told deputies that he did not know he was in violation of the order for protection because a relative of the victim had picked him up, and the victim had invited him to stay at the residence. The report stated that both the victim and Lawrence appeared to be extremely intoxicated and admitted they’d been drinking alcohol throughout the day.

Jose Sousa Gomes, Jr., 50, Lecanto, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 17, charged with (misdemeanor) domestic battery. His bond was set at none.
Jonathan Myles Hall, 26, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 17, charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The arrest report stated, that during a traffic stop, Hall gave a false name to a deputy and fled on foot when the deputy asked him to step out of the vehicle. After a brief chase, Hall was taken into custody. He was found to be in possession of three syringes. Mr. Hall was charged with resisting an officer without violence and possession of drug paraphernalia. On these charges, Hall was released on his own recognizance. However he was arrested on an outstanding Hernando County, FL felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance (no bond was given).

Timothy Joel Quick, 46, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 9, on a Citrus County felony warrant for scheme to defraud ($20,000 to $50,000) and grand theft ($300 or more, but less than $5,000). His bond was set at $35,000.
Crystal Anne Buzzell, 54, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 9, charged with resisting an officer without violence and trespassing after warning ($2,000 bond). The report stated that Ms. Buzzell refused to leave the RaceTrac gas station, located at 3861 S. Suncoast Blvd. in Homosassa, although management had asked her numerous times to leave and she’d been trespassed from the gas station earlier in the day. When the deputy arrived, Ms. Buzzell was sitting outside the store on a bench, and appeared to be intoxicated, according to the report. She told the deputy she was drinking whiskey while waiting for a ride. When the deputy told her she was going to be placed under arrest, she cursed him and pulled away from him.
Marcus Shinkman, 45, Hernando, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 10, charged with hindering, delaying or preventing communication to law enforcement officer or judge information relating to an offense or violation of probation ($5,000 bond) and domestic battery (no bond).
Sheila L. Bausell, 63, Inglis, was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol, June 11, charged with driving under the influence (DUI) with property damage and driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or chemicals. Her bond was set at $1,000. The report stated, that about 9:10 pm, Ms. Bausell crashed into the landscaping and mailbox of a W. Matador Ln., Homosassa residence. The report stated that Ms. Bausell was unsteady on her feet, slurring her speech and had the smell of alcohol on her breath. Ms. Bausell submitted to roadside sobriety testing and performed poorly. At the Citrus County Detention Facility, her breath alcohol test results were 0.148 and 0.144.
John William Gardenier, 23, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, June 11, charged with failure to appear. His surety/cash bond was set at $2,000.
April Marie Mills, 30, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 11, charged with criminal mischief ($200 or more, but less than $1,000). Her bond was set at $1,000. Ms. Mills is accused of slashing four tires of a vehicle parked at a S. Monroe St., Bevely Hills, FL residence. The value of the tires was estimated at $600. The victim told deputies that a friend had contacted her by phone with the information that Ms. Mills had told her she’d slashed the victim’s tires. However, Ms. Mills denied having slashed the tires, stating that she’d been at another residence the entire night, according to the report.
Robert Greg Nienhuis, 34, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 11, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery.
Terrence Lang Martin, 46, Ridge Manor, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, June 12, charged with possession of a controlled substance

Two arrested, Inverness, charged with animal cruelty

A tip made to Crime Stoppers of Citrus County that a homeowner had thirty dogs, not in the greatest health, locked inside her garage led Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies, animal control officers, firefighters and others to a 3866 S. Alpine Ave., Inverness, residence on Saturday, June 17, and resulted in the arrests of two residents.

According to the arrest reports, when law enforcement officers arrived at the home, no one answered the door. Deputies looked inside a window and observed five dogs that appeared to be in good condition. An animal control officer spoke with homeowner Alan Feldman via phone, who said there were six dogs in the house and no others. The officer also spoke with 47 year-old Deana Marie Feldman via phone, and she stated that she was on her way home to go to jail, according to the report.

Officers looked around the outside of the residence and knocked on the garage door, but did not see or hear evidence of other dogs at the residence.

Officers found Ms. Feldman’s son, Ryan James McLean, 26, standing on a porch. When an animal control officer told McLean they needed to see the dogs, McLean asked if the offiers had a search warrant, which officers did not have, according to the report. McLain told officers there were about 28 dogs, and the conditions of the dogs were not good, that one or two “might be really bad,” the report stated. McLain told the officers that his mother had been a breeder in New York and had continued breeding dogs when they moved to Florida, but as time went on, his mother had given less care to the dogs and had told him to care for them. He said he was overwhelmed and no longer wanted to care for the dogs, that he’d asked his mother to help him with the dogs. He said his mother paid little attention to him and told him to get a job.

Ms. Feldman arrived at her home and told deputies that things wnet south when she moved to Florida, that she was having marital problems, and her son had problems of his home, and she should have cared for the dogs herself.

The reports stated that the garage was divided into five sections, each filled with dog feces and urine, and officers found no food or water, although Mcean told deputies he’d fed the dogs that morning. One dog was not very responsive, was missing fur and had a swollen eye.

According to Animal Control Supervisor Lora Peckham, “This tip ultimately turned out to be one of the most horrific cases we’ve worked. A total of 36 dogs were seized, and a huge amount of teamwork ensued to make sure the dogs were cared for properly.”

The very sick dog was transported to Countryside Animal Clinic in Beverly Hills for emergency medical care, and the other 35 dogs were transported for medical exams, flea treatments, x rays, nail trimming and grooming to remove feces-matted fur from their bodies. “Every single dog has some level of medical neglect that needs to be addressed and treated,” said Peckham, “but we are hopeful that they will all survive.”

Ryan McLean and Deana Feldman were each arrested on 1 count of felony animal cruelty and 27 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty, with their bonds set at $32,000 each.

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