City of Chiefland, Levy County, Florida

​​​Chiefland Police Department

PRESS RELEASE

On 01.23.17 at approximately 8:00pm Officer Kyle Schultz conducted a traffic stop on a blue in color Ford Ranger pickup truck that had no operational tail lights. Upon making contact with the driver and passenger of the vehicle, Ofc. Schultz smelt the odor of burnt marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. Upon removing the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a vehicle search, Ofc. Schultz located approximately 60 grams of marijuana, numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia to include rolling papers, blunts, grinder, and digital scale. $873.00 in U.S. Currency was also located and seized during Ofc. Schultz’ search of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle identified as William L. Smith was arrested and booked into the Levy County Jail on the following felony charges:

Possession of Marijuana Over 20 Grams.

Manufacture or Delivery of Drug Paraphernalia

NEWS FEED UPDATED 02/06/2017

"To Serve and Protect"

Donald "Scott" Anderson, Chief of Police

Department statistics for January 2017

Arrests- 22
Drug Arrests- 5
Building Checks- 1394
Calls Answered- 218
Assist Other Agencies- 16
Citations- 35
Warnings- 279
Traffic Crashes- 16
D.U.I's.- 1
Trespass Warnings- 6
Sworn Complaints- 6
Officer Self Initiated Activity- 318

ARREST MADE AFTER MULTIPLE VEHICLE THEFTS

On 01.28.2017 at approximately 5:20pm, CPD responded to National Jewelry at 26 North Main St. in reference to a report of a suspect stealing a vehicle from behind the business. Upon arrival, the vehicle owner advised he had walked inside National Jewelry for a few moments and when he walked back outside the suspect a white male, later identified by witnesses as Darrin K. Carr from Dixie County, FL. was inside his vehicle and was proceeding to backup and drive away. The Victim advised he then retrieved his firearm while calling 911 in effort to stop the suspect from leaving with his vehicle. Carr then stopped the vehicle and fled on foot heading north bound in the area of North Main St. Officers began conducting a search of the area in effort to locate Carr. During the search, CPD received another call at approximately 6:20pm that a red Ford pickup had just been stolen from Pizza Hut located at 1105 North Young Blvd. by a male suspect matching Carr’s description. Officers were advised the truck had left Pizza Hut traveling westbound on NW 11 Ave. Officers attempted to locate the vehicle and began searching north bound on U.S Highway 19 after being advised that the suspect was possibly staying in the Fanning Springs area. Officers were advised the vehicle owner had a cell phone with a GPS locator in the truck and that it was tracking in the area of Suwannee Gables in Dixie County. Dixie County Sheriff’s Office was notified and responded with CPD officers to the area and deputies were able to locate the stolen truck at the Texaco Gas Station on U.S Highway 19 in Old Town where Carr was removed from the vehicle, taken into custody and later transported and booked into the Dixie County Jail on following charges: Grand Theft – Motor Vehicle, Burglary of Conveyance and Driving While License Suspended/Revoked. Additional Charges were also filed against Carr for the initial motor vehicle theft that occurred at National Jewelry.