Area Police Beat – Expanded (9-27-17)

Debra Sue Fallstich, 57, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 18, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Paul F. Hodakowski, 53, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 18, charged with driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense. His bond was set at $1,000.
Deborah Elizabeth Lewis, 32, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 18, charged with possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia ($2,500 bond). The arrest came as the result of a traffic stop in Inverness on S. Florida Ave. and S. Airpot Rd., due to failing to come to a complete stop on S. Florida Ave. at E. Watson St. The arrest report stated that Ms. Lewis, the driver, gave consent for the vehicle to be searched. The search turned up multiple glasslike shards “consistent with methamphetamine,” the report stated, along with a smoking pipe and a shortened red straw.
Brooklyn Davis, 24, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 19, charged with domestic battery (no bond).
Andrew Thomas Davison, 34, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 19, charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief ($200 or more, but less than $1,000). His bond was set at $1,000. The arrest report stated that Mr. Davison is accused of punching the victim’s 2014 Dodge truck, causing a large dent in the driver’s side of the truck bed. Mr. Davison said he punched the vehicle because he thought the victim had spat in his direction. The incident occurred in the 800 block of W. Main St. in Inverness. The victim told the deputy that Mr. Davison punched his vehicle for no reason, the report stated.
Joshua Raymond Keller, 29, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 19, on a Citrus County writ of bodily attachment in the amount of $1,270, for failure to pay child support.
Christian Alexander Manzi, 20, Weeki Wachee, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 19, charged with possession of cannabis (less than 20 grams), and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $2,000.
Sean Timothy Sellars, 33, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 19, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Courtney Marie Stewart, 22, Inverness, was detained by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 19, accused of retail petit theft (value more than $100, but less than $300). Zechariah Allen Tackett, 28, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 24, charged with possession of cannabis less than 20 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia ($2,000 bond).
Joseph Wesley Wise, 54, Crystal River, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 19, charged with (misdemeanor) resisting an officer without violence ($1,000 bond) and domestic battery (no bond).
Edward John Zwolski, 22, Homosassa, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 19, charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia ($1,000 bond). During a traffic stop on a vehicle for having inoperable tail lights on W. Fishbowl Dr. at W. Spring Cove Rd. in Homosassa, about 11:25 pm, Mr. Zwolski, the driver, was found to be in possession of two syringes and a spoon that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Patricia Bray, 63, Ocala, FL, was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), Sept. 20, charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence (DUI) and DUI with property damage. Her bond was set at $2,000. The two-vehicle crash occurred shortly before 4:15 pm on SR-200, just north of E. Olive Ln., in Hernando, FL. Ms. Bray told the FHP trooper that she was drunk, had consumed three beers and was too drunk to attempt roadside sobriety testing, the report stated. Her face was flused, her eyes were bloodshot, and she was mumbling, according to the report. Ms. Bray was transported to the Citrus County Detention Facility, where her breath alcohol test results were measured at 0.279 and 0.275 BAC (the legal limit is 0.08). She was also issued six traffic citations: DUI, DUI with property damage, no current proof of insurance, careless driving, failure to exhibit driver’s license on demand, and open container in a vehicle by the operator.
Colton Thomas Brigman, 27, Beverly Hills, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 20, charged with felony domestic battery (no bond).
Nyt Davis, 20, Homosassa, was detained by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 20, accused of retail petit theft (value more than $100, but less than $300). John Arthur Mayeu, II, 29, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 20, charged with 4 counts of possession of a controlled substance, and driving while license knowingly suspended or revoked (second offense). His bond was set at $9,000. The arrest came as the result of a traffic stop at Harrison St. and Clifford Dr. in Beverly Hills, for running a stop sign at Harrison St. and Regina Blvd. Mayue’s driver’s license had been suspended on Dec. 10, 2012, and he was found to be in possession of 0.3 gm methamphetamine, one 30 mg oxycodone pill, one 10 mg diazepam pill, and one 15 mg oxycodone pill. Mr. Mayeu was also issued a traffic citation for driving while license suspended or revoked (second offense).
Timothy Dean McCarty, 32, Hernando, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 20, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond).
Cecil John Mills, Jr., 64, Inverness, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 20, charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). His bond was set at $1,000. The arrest was the result of a 911 call in which the caller stated that a gray pickup truck heading south on CR 491, was crossing over double yellow lines, and was currently traveling east in Lecanto on W. Gulf to Lake Hwy. The deputy made a traffic stop on the vehicle and explained to Mr. Mills why he’d made the traffic stop. The report stated that Mr. Mills mumbled a response that the deputy reported he could not understand, and his clothing was disheveled, his eyes bloodshot, and he was slumped over in the driver’s seat. Mr. Mills stated “yes,” when asked if he’d consumed alcohol, according to the report, which also stated that Mr. Mills fell three times while speaking with deputies, and the arresting deputy felt that Mr. Mills was too intoxicated to safely submit to roadside sobriety testing. At the jail, Mr. Mills refused to submit to breath alcohol testing, which he’d refused in 1995, as well, the report stated. Mr. Mills was issued traffic citations for DUI and failure to maintain a single lane.
David Moore, 18, Lecanto, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 20, charged with battery of a correctional facility employee by throwing, tossing, or expelling bodily fluids ($2,000 bond).
Edward Louis Russo, 49, Lecanto, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 20, charged with misdemeanor retail petit theft. His bond was set at $500. Mr. Russo is accused of taking a Fitbit Blaze (fitness smart watch), valued at $210.94, from the Inverness Walmart, without having paid for the item. The store’s loss prevention officer made a complaint that the suspect (Mr. Russo) fled the area, heading toward Wendy’s, that he was wearing a white tank top and blue jeans, and had possibly ditched the stolen item in the parking lot. The store’s loss prevention officer flagged down the deputy, at the front of the store, explaining that Mr. Russo was attempting to leave on a Honda motorcycle. When the deputy caught up to Mr. Russo, he stated that he did not take the watch. However, when deputies were able to locate the watch under a white pickup truck in the parking lot due to the video surveillance, Mr. Russo admitted having taken the watch and offered to pay for it.
Melisa Ann Strong, 35, Leesburg, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 20, charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $3,000. The arrest was the result of a traffic stop on W. Main St. at Richards Rd. in Inverness, due to a deputy seeing a lit cigarette being thrown out of the passenger side of a red Saturn SUV. When deputies spoke with the occupants of the vehicle, they learned that Ms. Strong had tossed the lit cigarette. The driver gave permission for the vehicle to be searched. Inside two purses within the vehicle and on Ms. Strong’s person, deputies found 0.29 gram of crystal methamphetamine, two methamphetamine smoking pipes, a cannabis smoking pipe, and a cannabis grinder, along with two partial unidentified pills and 0.36 gram of an unknown white powder.
Kristopher Kyle King, 45, Dunnellon, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 21, charged with misdemeanor domestic battery (no bond) and felony career offender registration violation ($4,000 bond).
Clinton Joseph Stevenson, 20, Hernando, FL, was arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 21, on a Citrus County warrant for falsely identify himself to a law enforcement officer, causing harm to another person ($5,000 bond). The arrest report stated that four tickets were issued to Mr. Stevenson during a traffic stop on July 24, 2017, during which he used another person’s name, causing the other person to be issued the four tickets and two fines. The tickets included driving while license knowingly suspended or revoked, having a tag attached to a vehicle that is not assigned to that vehicle, failure to obey a traffic sign, and failure to use a seat belt. The fines totaled $282 and included $166 for failure to obey the stop sign, and $116 for using no seat belt.
Lianna Lynn O’Bry, 23, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office in Chiefland, Sept. 22, charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure, and first degree petit theft (value $100 or more, but less than $300), with her bond set at $20,000. She was also arrested on a St. Lucie County, FL warrant for violation of probation on an original charge of felony retail theft. Her bond was set at none.
Dawn Hughes, 34, a white female from Inglis, was placed on the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Most Wanted List, Sept. 25, due to failure to appear in court. Her bond was set at $2,000.

Inglis man charged with stealing ATV after allegedly returning it
John William Gardenier, 23, Inglis, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 9, accused of stealing an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and some of its contents from the parking lot of the Mousetrap Lounge, located at 48 U.S. Hwy. 19 North in Inglis.
The ATV was a 2011 Polaris Ranger, with an estimated value of $10,000, which was reported stolen from the rear of the lounge, where it was parked, shortly before 1:30 am, Sept. 9. Other items inside the ATV that were also missing included a set of keys with an estimated value of $25, an LG phone in an Otter case with an estimated value of $500, and a Samsung phone, with a cracked touch screen, with an estimated value of $50.
According to video surveillance, the ATV had been parked in the parking lot at 11:07 pm (Sept. 8), and at 11:22 pm, two men, one on a tricycle (who was later identified as Gardenier by a witness who viewed the video surveillance), and another on a BMX-style bicycle, were seen walking toward the parked ATV, and the tricycle was parked about 75 feet away, with no one in sight.
The owner of the bar reported that the ATV had been returned to the parking lot about 7:25 pm, Sept. 9. The witness who saw the ATV being returned to the lounge is not familiar with Mr. Gardenier, but identified the man who returned the ATV as the same man he’d viewed on the previous day’s surveillance, who had been identified by another witness as Mr. Gardenier.
According to the arrest affidavit, the vehicle had been ‘hot wired,’ with a cell phone cord attached to the engine compartment and a flat object inserted into the ignition. The rear seat of the ATV was missing, and the ignition would no longer work with a key. The damage to the ignition was estimated at approximately $125.
Gardenier was located at the office of a local motel and taken into custody. He was charged with the theft of $200 or less ($5,000 bond); grand theft of $300 or more, but less than $5,000 ($5,000 bond); grand theft of a motor vehicle ($20,000 bond); and second degree petit theft, first offense (release on his own recognizance bond).
Upon his arrest, the report stated, Mr. Gardenier gave the deputy the missing keys and cell phones, which were soon returned to the owners.

 

 

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