**MULTIPLE DRUG ARRESTS**

On Saturday night 03.11.17 K-9 Officer Kyle Schultz conducted a traffic stop on a white BMW SUV in the area of Alternate Highway 27 in front of the Department of Transportation. Upon making contact with the vehicle occupants and deploying his Canine partner “Blitz” on the vehicle, a positive alert was received on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics. Upon removing the occupants of the vehicle and conducting a search of the vehicle, Officer Schultz located approximately 1.5 grams of Heroin, 3 grams of Crack Cocaine and 3.5 grams of Methamphetamine as well as numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia and $249.00 of U.S Currency. The driver of the SUV Joshua Allen was arrested for the following charges:

Possession of Cocaine – Felony,
Possession of Methamphetamine- Felony
Possession of Heroin- Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia – Misdemeanor
Total Bond: $80,000

The female passenger of the SUV, Deborah Lee was arrested for the following charges:
Possession of Cocaine- Felony

Possession of Methamphetamine- Felony
Possession of Heroin- Felony
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia- Misdemeanor
Resisting w/out Violence- Misdemeanor
Total Bond: $ 105,000

**DRUG ARREST**

On 03.07.2017 at approximately 8:00AM while conducting school zone traffic enforcement, Officer Blake Murphy conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Nissan Versa passenger car for unlawful speed of 29 MPH in a 15 MPH school zone. Upon making contact with the driver, identified as John Capell Jr. Officer Murphy could smell the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
Upon further investigation and a search of Capell’s vehicle, a large amount of U.S. Currency totaling $3,999 was located along with approximately 345 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms, some in plastic zip lock baggies. Also located was approximately 766 grams of Psilocybin Mushrooms mixed with chocolate which were packaged in bars wrapped in gold foil. Approximately 6 grams of LSD “acid” was found in the vehicle packaged in a zip lock bag on the driver side floor of the vehicle.
Also located in the vehicle was approximately 11 grams of methamphetamine and 2.5 grams of marijuana.
Capell was placed under arrest by Officer Murphy and transported to the Levy County Jail where he was booked in and charged for the listed charges:
Possession of Psilocybin with Intent to Distribute – Felony $100,000
Trafficking in LSD – Felony $100,000
Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute- Felony $100,000
Possession of Marijuana Less Than 20 Grams – Misdemeanor $1,000
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia- Misdemeanor $1,000

NEWS FEED UPDATED 03/12/2017

Donald "Scott" Anderson, Chief of Police

PRESS RELEASE - SHOOTING/FLEE AND ELUDE

On 02.26.2017 at approximately 0105 hours, K-9 Officer K. Schultz attempted to perform a traffic stop on a silver in color SUV for a traffic infraction in the area of North Young Blvd. and SE 4th Ave. The vehicle continued to travel south bound on S. Main St. and then on to SW 2nd Dr. failing to stop and continued to increase speed traveling south bound as officers pursued the vehicle. The suspect vehicle continued until stopping in the area of the 1000 Blk. of SW 2nd Dr. where the back seat passenger, later identified as Bobby Bean exited carrying a 12 gauge shotgun and began to run west off the roadway into the tree line. K-9 Officer Schultz gave chase after Bean and was able to catch up with him in a heavily wooded area and restrain him to which Bean began to fight with K-9 Officer Schultz on the ground striking him in the face and attempting to strangle him. During this time the Bean made statements to K-9 Officer Schultz advising he was going to kill him. Due to the circumstances K-9 Officer Schultz pulled his agency firearm from his holster and warned Bean to get off of him. Bean attempted to take K-9 Schultz’s firearm from him with both hands. Bean then tried to force the gun to K-9 Schultz’s chest and said he was going to kill him. As Bean pulled the trigger, K-9 Schultz was able to deflect the muzzle of the gun from himself to avoid being struck. Once the gun discharged, Bean stopped fighting as backup units were responding to the scene. Bean then attempted to flee on foot again to which he tripped and fell down. K-9 Schultz  was then able to subdue Bean as backup units were able to place him in hand restraints and take him into custody. Levy County Sheriff’s Deputies, Levy County EMS and Chiefland Fire Department also responded to the scene.

A black 12 gauge shotgun was located nearby that Bean had dropped, which was loaded with 6 shotgun shells. During the altercation, Bean suffered a laceration to his chest area and was treated and transported to by Levy County EMS. No responding Officers suffered any major injuries during this incident.

The suspect driver of the vehicle, identified as Daniesha Watkins was arrested by Officer T. Brown and charged with Felony Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement. She was transported and booked into the Levy County Jail.

In reference to suspect Bobby Bean, after being transported by EMS and treated for injuries, he was arrested and booked into the Levy County Jail on the following charges:

 Attempted Murder of Law Enforcement Officer, Possession of Firearm By Convicted Felon, Battery on Law Enforcement Officer, Battery By Strangulation, Kidnapping, Resisting with Violence, Discharge of Firearm in Residential Area, Depriving Officer By Means of Protection, and Threat of Violence On Law Enforcement Officer.

City of Chiefland, Levy County, Florida

Department statistics for February 2017

Arrests- 23
Drug Arrests- 12
Building Checks- 1425
Calls Answered- 210
Assist Other Agencies- 14
Citations- 23
Warnings- 228
Traffic Crashes- 16
D.U.I's.- 1
Trespass Warnings- 6
Sworn Complaints- 4
Officer Self Initiated Activity- 260

​​​Chiefland Police Department

"To Serve and Protect"