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Florida Crime Reports (2011)
Total Violent Crime:98,199
Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:984
Forcible Rape:5,274
Robbery:25,622
Aggravated Assault:66,319
Total Property Crime:671,200
Burglary:170,171
Larceny Theft:461,408
Motor Vehicle Theft:39,621
Florida Census Data
Information About People and Demographics
Total population of persons residing within the state in 2010 18,801,310
Estimate of the state's total residency as of April 1, 200015,982,839
Percentage change of the total resident population as of April 1, 2000 to April 1, 201018%
Net change of residents' total population from April 1, 2000 to April 1, 20102,818,932
April 1, 2000 complete count of statewide resident population15,982,378
Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age1,166,005
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age6%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age4,057,773
July 1, 2009 estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age 22%
July 1, 2009 percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older17%
July 1, 2009 estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older3,195,841
July 1, 2009 total estimate percentage of female residents51%
State's white resident population recorded in 201014,109,162
State's black resident population recorded in 20102,999,862
State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations recorded in 201071,458
State's Asian resident population recorded in 2010454,821
State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population recorded in 201012,286
Statewide 2010 resident population of two or more races472,577
Statewide 2010 resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin4,223,806
Non Hispanic white resident population in 201010,884,722
Statewide percentage of white residents in 201075%
Statewide percentage of black residents in 201016%
Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents in 20100%
Statewide percentage of Asian residents in 20102%
Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander in 20100%
Statewide percentage of Two or more races in 20103%
Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin in 201023%
Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white in 201058%

Vital Statistics

Births and deaths occurring in Florida
Births 2007239,165
Deaths 2007168,096
Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less in 20071,685
Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more from 2005 to 200983%

Resident Background Information

Education and background history of Florida Residents
Percentage of foreign born population in the state from 2005 to 200919%
Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home from 2005 to 200926%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher from 2005 to 200985%
Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher from 2005 to 200926%
Total number of Veterans from 2005 to 20091,685,421

Current Housing and Real Estate Data

Households located in Florida
Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence between 2005-2009 26 Min
Housing unit estimates as of July 1, 20098,852,754
Net change of housing units estimates as of April 1, 2000 to July 1, 20091,549,665
Housing unit estimates - percentage change, April 1, 2000 (base) to July 1, 200921%
Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009 70%
Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners between 2005 and 2009$211,300
Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units between 2005 and 200930%
Total number of households between 2005-20097,076,539
Average size of households between 2005-20093

Florida Employment Data

Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation in 2009 $26,503
2009 statewide income of median households in Florida$44,755
Percentage of persons living in poverty in the year 200915%
The personal income of persons employed in 2007$699,176
Per capita income of persons employed in 2007$38,417
Labor force of civilian workers in 20099,197,484
The unemployment of the civilian labor force in 2009965,753
The rate of unemployed civilian labor force in 2009 11%
Employment of person relating to all industries in 2007 10,679,883
Net change of employment in all industries between 2000 and 2007 1,746,769
People employed by the government in 2007 1,208,984
Earnings by persons working in all industries in 2007447,432,985
Average earnings per job in all industries in 200741,895
Number of private non farm establishments in 2008 507,027
The employment of non farm pay for the period of March 12, 2008 7,366,571
Percentage change of private nonfarm employment for the pay period of March 12, 2008 19%
Total of non employer establishment in 2008 according to NAICS 1,608,887
Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls in 200741,922,059

People and Businesses

Firms and companies of Florida
Total number of firms located in the state for the year 20072,009,747
Total percentage of black owned private firms in 20079%
Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms in 20071%
Total percentage of Asian owned firms in 20073%
Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms in 2007 0%
Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms in 200722%
Total percentage of Women owned private firms in 200729%
Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33 in 2007 104,832,907
Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42 in 2007221,641,518
Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 262,341,127
Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers in 2007 14,353

Land Valuation

Property value and Florida territory
2009 totals of building permits for new private housing units in 2009 35,329
The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits in 2009 6,788,684
Adjusted 2007 acres of land in farms9,231,570
Total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year149,872,178
Per capita total expenditures by the federal government for the 2008 fiscal year8,177
Size in square miles of land as of 200053,927
Population per square mile in the year 2010349
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Another ‘Little Prince’ is born in High Springs
Little Prince's hooves are the size of quarters, his owner says.  When people first saw the picture of him, they thought he was a child's stuffed animal. HIGH SPRINGS – On July 22, 2013, the same day the new prince was born in the U.K., an unusual pure white colt with blue eyes was born at the ranch headquarters of Gentle Carousel Therapy Horses in High Springs. “Both births were overdue,” said owner Debbie Garcia-Bengochea. “When I checked on the time difference in England, both were born at about the same time as well,” she said. “Because Liberty, the colt’s mother, was overdue, we weren’t expecting a baby as tiny as this. He was 14 inches tall at the shoulders and weighed only 10 pounds at birth. The average miniature horse foals are 20 to 22 inches at the shoulders at birth,” she said. “Our horses are much smaller than the average miniature horse.” “He is totally healthy and doing great,” she said. The horse’s mother is also pure white, which is called a silver-black sabino. “It is a type of pinto, but without spots,” she said. “We have lab testing done on all our horses so we know what colors they carry. He is definitely not an albino.” With all the media attention on the new British prince, it was surprising that the little white colt was seen by over 1 million people around the world on Facebook on Aug. 6. “Two different equine-related sites picked up the photo and between the two they received 1 million hits that day,” Garcia-Bengochea said. In addition, Google sent them a note recently saying they love their website. “We have stayed at number one in their search engine for the past two years with no advertising dollars. Just go to the Google search engine and type in ‘Therapy Horses’ and our site comes up,” she said. “We subsequently received more than 10,000 name ideas from all over the world,” she said. “Who knew there were so many white horses in legends and books in different languages?” People from France suggested he be named after the author of the book, “The Little Prince.” Because of his blue eyes, Native American names were also suggested. People in Europe wanted names that had to do with the royal family. Many people in the U.S. thought he looked like the Lone Ranger's horse, Silver. “We finally registered his official name as Silver Sovereign. His barn name is the Little Prince,” she said. Photos on their Facebook site of her husband, Jorge, holding the tiny horse led people to believe they had developed a tiny stuffed toy horse and the couple received orders for the toy from all over the world. “Although he looks like a little toy right now, he will eventually work inside children’s hospitals and hospice programs,” Garcia-Bengochea said. “We expect he will grow to probably 22 inches, full grown,” she said. “Right now he walks around the house and I can hear his tiny feet on the floor as he prances around.” His feet are currently the size of quarters, she said. “We try to expose our horses to as many different sights, sounds, noises and smells as possible during the first 24 hours,” she said. “He does not stay in the house, but we wanted to expose him to it as soon as we could so he wouldn’t be afraid of the different surface under him. We work with our horses to make it so they are not scared by sirens, unusual noises, wheelchairs, elevators and hospital smells,” she said. During the training process, the couple takes their new babies, along with their mothers, to UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital on Northwest 39th Avenue in Gainesville. They get used to being around wheelchairs and medical equipment. “The patients, mostly spinal cord and burn injury sufferers, love it…especially when the horses are little babies,” she said. “The patients feel like they are giving back by helping to get these little guys trained.” The Little Prince will start training at the facility around the first of September. Everything they do at this stage also includes the foal’s mother. “We use the building’s elevators to help get the horses used to things moving under them. Most hospitals we go to have elevators and often the elevators are full of people. The horses have to be unafraid and understand how to behave in an elevator full of people,” she said. The younger the horse is when training begins, the easier it is for them to get comfortable with everything that is normally very “unhorse like.” “We are being the herd leader so they trust us and feel we’re in charge and they won’t get hurt,” she said. Handling the horses from the time they are born has made a very big difference in their ability to accept the myriad of different things they will be exposed to in a hospital setting. “Ambulance sounds, bumping into wheelchairs, medical smells, cleaning products, walking on different floor surfaces and being confined in an elevator which is moving under them would all be very confusing to a grown horse not previously exposed to these sights and smells,” Garcia-Bengochea said. “Our training program lasts about two years. The babies are weaned at about 4 months old. We keep them with their mothers in the first stages of training to help them feel more secure.” The Little Prince’s first exposure to the public will be at the Oleno State Park’s Literacy Festival in September. “Both he and his mom will appear at the beginning of the event at his first meet and greet,” she said. He will not stay through the event. “We try to introduce them to different things gradually, so they feel comfortable,” she said. #     #     # Email Cwalker@ alachuatoday.com
August 21 2013 - Source: http://www.alachuatoday.com/news-featured/latest/3162-another-little-prince-is-born-in-high-springs

Using nature to heal veterans
The Warriors division of Irish Water Dogs takes North Florida veterans on nature excursions. HIGH SPRINGS – Tony St. Angelo, currently in his mid-30s, joined the U.S. Army in 2004, working at Arlington National Cemetery. Even though he never saw combat, he still had personal battles to fight. “Everybody individually has their issues,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be combat-related.” St. Angelo said he’s gone through dark times, but asked not to be more specific than that. For him, his healing came in the form of a program he learned about at the Gainesville Veteran’s Hospital. Irish Water Dogs Warriors was started about three years ago in Jacksonville, Fla. The program takes veterans on a trip to nature the first Sunday of every month. “Being on the water is incredibly healing,” said David McDaid, founder of the program. “I’ve seen miracle transformations with this program.” Veterans who were physically or mentally injured on or off the battlefield and veterans who just want to enjoy a day on the Santa Fe River show up. Current and former service members fighting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction or dealing with bodily damage go kayaking, fishing, hiking, snorkeling or spend the day shooting nature films and snapping photos. After five months of running the High Springs chapter from Jacksonville, the organization opened a headquarters in Alachua County in January. McDaid started the Irish Water Dogs about seven years ago as a commercial venture for outdoor. When he decided to use his network to help veterans, he set up the first chapter of the nonprofit Warriors division in Jacksonville. Soon after, they expanded to Tampa, Miami, South Carolina, Virginia and Idaho. Now, there are 16 chapters spread across nine states. Across the country, the Irish Water Dog Warriors takes out between 1,100 to 1,200 vets each month. “Each chapter focuses on something that is unique to the geography,” McDaid said. For High Springs, the rivers and springs are the heart of the activities. In the morning when the vets arrive, they are unsure about the day, he said. “We ask them what they want to do that day,” McDaid said. “If they want to go fishing, we buy them bait. By the end of the day, you can see the transformation. It’s high fives and fist bumps.” People of all ages have come for the outings, he said. “We have guys in the program that are 19 and 20, all the way through vets from Vietnam and Korea. We even have one that is 89 years old. He’s a World War II vet.” When Tony St. Angelo started participating in the program about five months ago, he was able to finally branch out into a passion he’d had for a long time. He was interested in nature videography, and said he always had a dream of being a National Geographic videographer. McDaid said he got him a camera and a waterproof bag to take with him on the excursions. “I’ve made tremendous progress,” St. Angelo said about his videography techniques.   Being on the water has helped him learn to enjoy what life has to offer, he said, helping him through personal problems. McDaid has seen similar progress among others. “Being outdoors has consumed them,” he said. “To find something that consumes them that is not anguish or hurt is an incredible thing.” Each chapter of Irish Water Dogs Warriors is sustained largely by that community, and individuals or businesses can donate or sponsor their chapter, McDaid said. #     #     # Email cmckinney@ alachuatoday.com
August 21 2013 - Source: http://www.alachuatoday.com/news-featured/latest/3161-using-nature-to-heal-veterans

FEMA director learned leadership in Alachua
ALACHUA – When a natural disaster strikes, so does Craig Fugate. Fugate has been on the hot seat under pressure of quick action when Mother Nature hits since President Barack Obama nominated him in March 2009. Born in Jacksonville, the appointed Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director was prepared by the skills and knowledge he began acquiring in his high school days in the city of Alachua. The 1977 Santa Fe High School graduate was appointed FFA chapter reporter in his senior year. He pitched ideas to local media on a regular basis for news articles relating to the Santa Fe FFA chapter. He was handpicked by advisers as the chapter reporter due to his ability to communicate with the public. FFA is a vocational student organization involved in the agriculture industry that helps develop student leadership skills and prepares students to be confident and involved in agriculture in Florida, the nation and the world, said Larry Reese, Fugate’s former vocational agriculture teacher at Santa Fe High School. Fugate developed a good foundation through his leadership skills gained through the FFA, said Chuck Clemons, former Santa Fe High student and FFA member. It helped him make sound decisions in the heat of chaotic situations. Fugate took particular interest with parliamentary procedure, a method of conducting a business meeting in a prescribed fashion to maintain order, Reese said. Fugate is a deep-thinking individual with a dry sense of humor, Clemons said. He jokes with a straight face. He was focused on what he was doing and whatever task he had undertaken, said Bud Riviere, another of Fugate’s former teachers. He was a dependable student. Fugate thrived on organization and did not tolerate inconsistencies, Reese said. It was hard to miss the senior standing at about 6’2” with square-shaped glasses. Forty years later, the people who have known him for a long time would say he hasn’t changed. His demeanor remains serious with a strict sense of leadership. After high school he attended Santa Fe College. Upon completion of college, Fugate became a volunteer firefighter, then a paramedic and lieutenant for the Alachua County Fire Rescue. Fugate served as the emergency manager for Alachua County for about 10 years. He was responsible for all local emergency response efforts. That effort included delivery of food, water and ice to disaster victims. But the process involved more than just delivery of much needed items, it also required that large quantities of food are broken down and mixed with other food products in local kitchens and provided to the public in mass feedings rather than disseminated in large containers to individuals, Reese said. Fugate was also appointed bureau chief for preparedness and response for the Florida Division of Emergency Management. His position was to manage the state’s response to disasters and coordinate with FEMA and other federal agencies. During the time Fugate served as the director of the State of Florida Division of Emergency Management, he also was Florida’s coordinating officer for 11 presidentially declared disasters. It was under his leadership that four hurricanes devastated areas of Florida in 2004: Hurricanes Charlie, Francis, Ivan and Jeanne. Florida was struck again in 2005 with three hurricanes that touched land: Dennis, Katrina and Wilma. Also, under Fugate’s leadership, the Florida FEMA program became the first statewide emergency management program in the nation to be awarded full accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program. It was this hands-on training that caught the attention of President Barack Obama when nominating Fugate as the FEMA administrator. Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Fugate’s management of Florida’s hurricane seasons was a testament to his qualifications as head of FEMA. Clemons said Fugate is the most qualified director he has seen in over 30 years, having honed his skills on the dozens of tropical storms and hurricanes that impacted Florida. In a 2009 interview with Alachua County Today, Fugate attributed his successful leadership skills to his small town upbringing. More recently, in May 2013, Fugate was a guest speaker at Santa Fe College’s commencement ceremony. “American people are fortunate to have someone of his caliber leading FEMA,” Clemons said. #     #     # E-mail dshahnami@ alachuatoday.com
August 14 2013 - Source: http://www.alachuatoday.com/news-featured/latest/3153-fema-director-learned-leadership-in-alachua

World Series softball steps up to the plate
The Santa Fe team eagerly watches the action on the field. Santa Fe lost to Pitt County, 6-5. ALACHUA – On Sunday afternoon, parents and family members braved the incredible heat to cheer on the players of the Babe Ruth Softball World Series 12U Commissioner’s Cup. These teams didn’t make it into the regular World Series games, but that didn’t stop the parents in the crowd from cheering on at the spectacle. “We are proud of you,” the crowd chanted in unison at the players. During the last games of the day, Lodi Extreme, from California, played the Oakleaf Bandits, from Florida. Tri-County, from Florida, played Prairie Village, from Kentucky.     Parents and players attended games until Tuesday night, as teams from around the country competed at the Hal Brady Recreation Complex. “Seeing these girls improve and doing their personal best is the best part of all this,” said Shawna Ahlbach, from Lodi, Calif., mother of Madison Ahlbach, 13. Despite the crowd of parents in the stands, even more people showed up for the regular World Series games. Monday night at 7:30 p.m., the Santa Fe team, 2010 champions, played Pitt County of North Carolina, the 2012 champions. Both of the teams went into the game undefeated, but only Pitt County left unscathed. Pitt County won the game by a single point, 6-5. In double elimination play, going teams will go on to the finals. Alachua City Commissioner Shirley Brown attended the game so she could support children and families she knows from her time as a teacher. “We’ve got to be here to support our girls,” she said. “They’re serious about this game.” #     #     Email cmckinney@ alachuatoday.com
August 14 2013 - Source: http://www.alachuatoday.com/news-featured/latest/3152-world-series-softball-steps-up-to-the-plate

Sid Martin director leads incubator into recognition
Patti Breedlove directs the Sid Martin Incubator in Progress Corporate Park. She was made director this year while the incubator continues to gain international recognition. ALACHUA - When Patti Breedlove started working at the Sid Martin Biotech Incubator in 1998 as a program coordinator, her first task was to throw a party for the first two companies who were 'graduating' out of the incubator from startup companies to self-sufficient businesses. A lot has changed since then. Breedlove, 65, is now the director of the Sid Martin Biotech Incubator in Progress Corporate Park in the city of Alachua. She is responsible for executing the overall vision of the incubator, which is to help small, fledgling companies in the biotechnology field grow. It provides these companies with space, equipment, mentoring and whatever else they might need, Breedlove said. 'She's not just a landlord, that's for sure,' said Jackson Streeter, CEO of Banyan Biomarkers, a resident biotech firm at the incubator. 'She's extremely proactive,' he said. Breedlove helps the companies recruit people to fill positions, arranges facility tours and spends time to get an understanding of what issues the businesses face and how she can help. 'She has a big network that she can reach out to,' Streeter said, noting how she has helped Banyan search for investors. Her schedule for a typical week might include making phone calls to try and improve the scientific equipment in the incubator, having lunch with real estate agents to help the biotech companies find land for facilities, meeting with representatives from marketing firms and giving tours to the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce. Part of her job is forming a strategic vision for the incubator, but another part is being its external face and being an advocate, Breedlove said. 'Patti is such an outgoing, positive advocate of life sciences in the region,' said Sue Washer, CEO of graduate company AGTC, which researches cures for rare lung and eye diseases. As the face of the Sid Martin Biotech Incubator, Breedlove, who was only made the director this year, has recently seen some recognition for the success of her facility. It was ranked as the world's best biotech incubator by the Sweden-based research group, UBI. 'For a long time, we had no recognition,' Breedlove said. 'We're thrilled. It's really put a spotlight on our program.' UBI found Breedlove's incubator creates 2.8 times more jobs than the global average, and that despite the fact that European incubators provide nine times as much funding, they create 1.9 times fewer jobs. Even though she has done well with less funding than incubators in Europe, getting seed funding is still sometimes an issue for Breedlove, as well as finding more space for the facility. Setting a good culture, hiring the right people and giving them the freedom to do their jobs has been key to do more with the funding they have, Breedlove said. She runs the incubator like a business, rather than have it function like a massive university. Things are a lot different in Alachua than when Breedlove started. 'I've seen a lot of changes since I started here in 1998,' she said. 'This area has really grown up in terms of technology. There's a real high energy in Alachua County in trying to grow new biotech companies.' Breedlove said she hopes to continue to see the area develop like it has over the past 15 years. #     #     # Email cmckinney@ alachuatoday.com
August 08 2013 - Source: http://www.alachuatoday.com/news-featured/latest/3145-sid-martin-director-leads-incubator-into-recognition

Research raises red flags on lower Santa Fe River
In May 2012, area residents surveyed the High Springs boat ramp at Santa Fe River, only to find much of the river was gone. The river rebounded weeks later, but the Suwannee River Water Management District remains concerned about its outlook. ALACHUA – Ann Shortelle, executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD), presented to the Alachua City Commission new scientific findings on Monday. The presentation was based on the minimum flows and levels of the lower Santa Fe River and its priority spring as well as the Ichetucknee River and its priority springs. Minimum flows and levels are the amount of water withdrawn without causing significant harm to the water sources, Shortelle said. The SRWMD looks at environmental values to measure the flow, levels and any significant harm for each of the water bodies. For the Ichetucknee River and springs, it looks at recreation. For the lower Santa Fe River and springs, it looks at fish and wildlife habitats and passage of fish, said Steve Minnis, director of governmental affairs and communications for SRWMD. Red flags rose in the lower Santa Fe River and springs when there was too much ground water withdrawn. Ground water crosses through boundaries, so withdrawals in one district can and may affect the water body in another district, Minnis said. This begins the recovery process. Due to significant harm that was caused, the SRWMD has asked the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership Stakeholders Advisory Committee for input and has peer review meetings. The Ichetucknee River and springs are under a prevention period. If nothing is resolved, then those water bodies will be in recovery as well. The next committee meeting is Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. in the Wilson S. Rivers Library and Media Center, Building 200, Room 102 at Florida Gateway College in Lake City. The committee meets once a month. It is the primary place where they work on recovery and prevention, Shortelle said. The upcoming peer review meeting dates are in the process of being set. People who wish to participate can sign up with “Notify Me” on the website for updates. “Recovery strategies for lower Santa Fe River and priority springs will also benefit the prevention strategies for the Ichetucknee River and priority springs,” Minnis said. The water management district will set the minimum flow and levels on the springs. They already have done so for the rivers. SRWMD has asked the University of Florida Water Institute to review its science. Shortelle described three main tools used in the plan. The first is water conservation. It is the least cost alternative to recover or prevent significant harm to the river and springs. Use less water. “Every drop counts,” Shortelle said. The second is regulatory tools. Strategies have not yet been developed. That will be part of the process from the public input meetings. The same goes for the third—projects. The water management district and committees will be evaluating different projects. They are looking at traditional ways of getting more water into the system. “It’s all of our jobs,” Shortelle said. #     #     # E-mail dshahnami@ alachuatoday.com
August 08 2013 - Source: http://www.alachuatoday.com/news-featured/latest/3144-research-raises-red-flags-on-lower-santa-fe-river

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Florida Mugshots
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05-18-2012 JAVONTE RICHARDSON SOUGHT
A recent mugshot of Javonte is attached here.http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/2012/Pages/05-18-2012JAVONTERICHARDSONSOUGHT.aspx - 51KB
August 07 2013 - Source: http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/2012/Pages/05-18-2012JAVONTERICHARDSONSOUGHT.aspx

11-16-2012 DEMARIO JEFFERSON SOUGHT
Attached is an August 2012 Polk County Jail mugshot for Jefferson.http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/11-16-2012DEMARIOJEFFERSONSOUGHT.aspx - 51KB
August 07 2013 - Source: http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/11-16-2012DEMARIOJEFFERSONSOUGHT.aspx

03-07-2011 KNOWN ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT
His most recent mugshot photo can be seen here.http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/03-07-2011KNOWNROBBERYSUSPECTSOUGH.aspx - 52KB
August 07 2013 - Source: http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/03-07-2011KNOWNROBBERYSUSPECTSOUGH.aspx

09-18-2012 CALVIN JONES SOUGHT IN HOMICIDE
… Polk County Jail mugshot, from March 2012.http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/09-18-2012CALVINJONESSOUGHTINHOMICIDE.aspx - 52KB
August 07 2013 - Source: http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/09-18-2012CALVINJONESSOUGHTINHOMICIDE.aspx

08-03-2012 KNOWN SUSPECT SOUGHT IN ARMED ROBBERY
His most recent mugshot can be seen here.http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/08-03-2012KNOWNSUSPECTSOUGHTINARMEDROBBERY.aspx - 51KB
August 07 2013 - Source: http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/08-03-2012KNOWNSUSPECTSOUGHTINARMEDROBBERY.aspx

03-01-2011 KNOWN SUSPECT SOUGHT
His 2010 Polk County Jail mugshot can be seen below.http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/03-01-2011KNOWNSUSPECTSOUGHT.aspx - 51KB
August 07 2013 - Source: http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/03-01-2011KNOWNSUSPECTSOUGHT.aspx

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Missing: SHONTIQUE SIMS (FL)
SHONTIQUE SIMS, Age Now: 16, Missing: 04/08/2014. Missing From PENSACOLA, FL. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Pensacola Police Department (Florida) 1-850-435-1900.
April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1230739&seqNum=1

Missing: GELISA JENKINS (FL)
GELISA JENKINS, Age Now: 17, Missing: 04/12/2014. Missing From TARPON SPRINGS, FL. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office (Florida) 1-727-582-6200.
April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1231023&seqNum=1

Missing: BRIANNA LANDON (FL)
BRIANNA LANDON, Age Now: 17, Missing: 04/11/2014. Missing From FORT MYERS, FL. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Lee County Sheriff's Office (Florida) 1-239-477-1000.
April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1230930&seqNum=1

Missing: VICTORIA THOMPSON (FL)
VICTORIA THOMPSON, Age Now: 17, Missing: 04/05/2014. Missing From JACKSONVILLE, FL. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Jacksonville Aviation Authority Police Department (Florida) 1-904-741-2040.
April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1230728&seqNum=1

Missing: DMARI LOUD (FL)
DMARI LOUD, Age Now: 16, Missing: 04/08/2014. Missing From FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Fort Lauderdale Police Department (Florida) 1-954-828-5700.
April 18 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1230796&seqNum=1

Missing: ANTONIO HADLEY (FL)
ANTONIO HADLEY, Age Now: 16, Missing: 02/12/2014. Missing From TALLAHASSEE, FL. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Tallahassee Police Department (Florida) 1-850-891-4200.
April 17 2014 - Source: http://www.missingkids.com/missingkids/servlet/PubCaseSearchServlet?act=viewChildDetail&LanguageCountry=en_US&searchLang=en_US&caseLang=en_US&orgPrefix=NCMC&caseNum=1230887&seqNum=1

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14-18846- Maritza Castillo
Type: bk Office: 1 Chapter: 7 Trustee: Dunn, Marcia T [Auto-Docket of Credit Card]
Happening April 20 2014 - Source: https://ecf.flsb.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?648573

8:12-bk-10747- Gary A Jacobi, Jr.
Type: bk Office: 8 Chapter: 7 Trustee: Bauman, Andrea P [(NO PAPER) - Report of No Distribution - Ch 7 - No Funds]
Happening April 20 2014 - Source: https://ecf.flmb.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?1066597

3:14-bk-00360- Jocelyn Voncille Reed-Sheppard
Type: bk Office: 3 Chapter: 7 Trustee: Manuel, Valerie Hall [Certificate Of Completion of Pers. Financial Management Course (or) Certificate of Debtor Education] (<a href='https://ecf.flmb.uscourts.gov/doc1/046059620674?pdf_header=&de_seq_num=50&caseid=1132476'>13</a>)
Happening April 20 2014 - Source: https://ecf.flmb.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?1132476

8:11-bk-18538- John B Toler and Cassie L Toler
Type: bk Office: 8 Chapter: 7 Trustee: Bauman, Andrea P [(NO PAPER) - Report of No Distribution - Ch 7 - No Funds]
Happening April 20 2014 - Source: https://ecf.flmb.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?1027926

14-16203- Maria Dolores Balseiro
Type: bk Office: 1 Chapter: 7 Trustee: Dunn, Marcia T [Certification of Financial Management Course (ADI)] (<a href='https://ecf.flsb.uscourts.gov/doc1/050030065433?pdf_header=&de_seq_num=35&caseid=645836'>10</a>)
Happening April 20 2014 - Source: https://ecf.flsb.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?645836

3:09-bk-05329- Marcia A. Pasmore
Type: bk Office: 3 Chapter: 7 Trustee: Neway, Douglas W. [Notice Of Filing Final Distribution Report - Chapter 7 Asset Cases] (<a href='https://ecf.flmb.uscourts.gov/doc1/046059620664?pdf_header=&de_seq_num=301&caseid=883631'>103</a>)
Happening April 20 2014 - Source: https://ecf.flmb.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?883631

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Florida Missing People
Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources
01-28-2014 INFORMATION SOUGHT IN ON-GOING MISSING ENDANGERED PERSON INVESTIGATION
… help in an ongoing Missing Person investigation. … INFORMATION SOUGHT IN ON-GOING MISSING ENDANGERED PERSON INVESTIGATION … help in an ongoing Missing Person investigation.http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/01-28-2014INFORMATIONSOUGHTINON-GOINGMISSINGENDANGEREDPERSONINVESTIGATION.aspx - 43KB
January 28 2014 - Source: http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/01-28-2014INFORMATIONSOUGHTINON-GOINGMISSINGENDANGEREDPERSONINVESTIGATION.aspx

Thomas Mooney
Missing Persons Files … Missing Person Files … Missing Person http://www.polksheriff.org/InsidePCSO/LE/CID/BCI/SVU/MPU/Pages/ThomasMooney.aspx - 46KB
August 07 2013 - Source: http://www.polksheriff.org/InsidePCSO/LE/CID/BCI/SVU/MPU/Pages/ThomasMooney.aspx

Gregory Mitchell
Missing Person Files … Missing Person … He was allegedly going to unload a truck with a friend (David Rees - also a missing person)http://www.polksheriff.org/InsidePCSO/LE/CID/BCI/SVU/MPU/Pages/GregoryMitchell.aspx - 55KB
August 07 2013 - Source: http://www.polksheriff.org/InsidePCSO/LE/CID/BCI/SVU/MPU/Pages/GregoryMitchell.aspx

11-30-09 INFORMATION SOUGHT IN MISSING PERSON’S INVESTIGATION
… public’s help in a missing person’s investigation. … INFORMATION SOUGHT IN MISSING PERSON’S INVESTIGATION … public’s help in a missing person’s investigation.http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/11-30-09INFORMATIONSOUGHTINMISSINGPERSON’SINVESTIGATION.aspx - 54KB
August 07 2013 - Source: http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/CS/Pages/11-30-09INFORMATIONSOUGHTINMISSINGPERSON’SINVESTIGATION.aspx

10-28-2011 Age Progression Photo of Missing Person-Cold Case Investigation
Age Progression Photo of Missing Person-Cold Case Investigation  … The Polk County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in a Missing Person Cold Case investigation. … Center for Missing and Exploited Children reflects Leonard at 44-years-old today.http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/News Releases/Pages/AgeProgressionPhotoofMissingPerson-ColdCaseInvestigation.aspx - 54KB
August 07 2013 - Source: http://www.polksheriff.org/NewsRoom/News Releases/Pages/AgeProgressionPhotoofMissingPerson-ColdCaseInvestigation.aspx

Mary Margaret Cook
Missing Persons Files … Missing Person Files … Missing Person http://www.polksheriff.org/InsidePCSO/LE/CID/BCI/SVU/MPU/Pages/MaryMargaretCook.aspx - 46KB
August 07 2013 - Source: http://www.polksheriff.org/InsidePCSO/LE/CID/BCI/SVU/MPU/Pages/MaryMargaretCook.aspx

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Florida Crime News
Published news and events of criminal activity
Crime Writer Michael Connelly Shares Secrets With Students
Bestselling crime novelist Michael Connelly had just returned from two weeks in New York, where he met with writers planning scripts for a new TV series adapted from his books about the Los Angeles Detective Harry Bosch.
April 19 2014 - Source: http://www.theledger.com/article/20140419/news/140419149&tc=yahoo

Floridaâs Department of Children and Families Seek To Fill The âGapsâ In Its Troubled Program
Posted by Harrison Barrus / CBS 12 News TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida lawmakers are working to add more services to prevent child abuse and neglect and they have until July 1st to formulate the plan.   The department of Children and Families will be watching closely while hearing proposals including programs for substance abuse, mental health treatment and domestic violence programs for troubled ...
April 19 2014 - Source: http://cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/floridas-department-children-families-seek-fill-gaps-its-troubled-program-15125.shtml

Father Accused Of Killing Son Over Video Games
Posted by Harrison Barrus / CBS 12 News CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. -- Disturbing details of a toddler who police say was killed by his father.  The man, Cody Wygant, is now facing a list of charges including third-degree murder.      Police say he suffocated his 16-month old son so he could continue playing video games. ...
April 19 2014 - Source: http://cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/father-accused-killing-son-over-video-games-15124.shtml

Across 3 decades, hunt for Sarasota fugitive continues
No one has seen or heard from Allen Schultz in almost 30 years — more than half of his life.
April 19 2014 - Source: http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014140419616

Details emerge in Flagler man's hit-run death
Sean Ryan was struck down and killed the morning of Dec. 29, 2012, while walking near U.S. 1 and Plantation Bay Road.
April 19 2014 - Source: http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20140419/news/140419341

Afternoon Shooting Sends One Man To Delray Medical Center
Story by Harrison Barrus / CBS 12 News LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- According to Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies, an unidentified victim is currently at the Delray Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound received after a possible drive by shooting. ...
April 19 2014 - Source: http://cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/afternoon-shooting-sends-one-man-delray-medical-center-15121.shtml



Florida Latest Questions and Answers
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Q: Searching For Property Owner Information From Only A Street Address?
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The ease of gathering information online has made a novice investigator out of web users. When starting out, chances are you will see a good amount of information, some of it unexpected. Simply entering a name or address in your search engine, will do just that, based on the right keywords. One of the most common searches is for property ownership information and the current value. You will find looking up property values to be much easier as many companies in the real estate industry will provide it freely. Name of the property owner is a different matter. It is considered public record, so what is the problem?
 
With the advancements in technology, access to recorded documents should be easy, specially when the valuations are made accessible online. The reason is privacy protections, a major contributor is protection from identity theft and other unintended fraudulent consequences. So what does an individual do when running into the problem of privacy policies being in the way of getting public records. After all, you have a right to these records by law.
 
The difference between policy and laws for free access to public records
The laws for obtaining property records are clear. There isn’t much debate on whether deeds should be available for the public to obtain. However, departments in charge of deeds can set policies as long as it does not violate laws. The freedom of information statutes from state to state can also be different directly affecting the availability. Some state laws are geared toward more transparency than others. This also means that there is no blanket answer to cover all agencies, each have their own policies which need to be followed. Even counties bordering each other can have vastly different procedures.
 
How do you find out about getting the information under an address?
Today, nearly all county offices have websites in one form or another. While is it making things easier for the department, it is also doing the same for the individual searching. It is simply just more challenging in some states than others, such as California, New York and a few others. The law guaranteeing the access to public records does not provide for its ease of retrieval or costs as long as it is not unjustly prohibitive. You can successfully begin with government websites which deal with deeds and recorded documents. Private entities request much of their data from public entities also for their own use or resell, meaning that the government sources are generally the source of all information you will be seeking.

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Q: Where can I get Bankruptcy public records
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A: What is the information within the bankruptcy case you’re looking for? Since the growing problems with identity thefts, privacy laws have been tightened. This strongly affects cases where personal information can be found. Courts and their record keepers have the task of making some of the information is not revealed to the general public, while staying within compliance with public record laws. Other cases, civil as well as criminal are treated similarly. Bankruptcy records have the added bonus of showing assets and liabilities. There are blacked out by case handlers before they’re turned over to the public. Still, within the pleadings and other filings, some assets can be seen by the public. So, if there’s a particular portion of the bankruptcy filing you’re looking for, you should first find out if it is the type of information that is released to begin with.
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A: There are historical information in public records, but it may not be the best approach. Generally, historical information does not require official public record requests. Even some records that were once not considered public are opened to the public over time. The records sought from public record websites are probably not as helpful as the sites focusing on historical information. Much of it may be in print at the city’s local library or county resources.
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Q: How to find out if someone is on probation
by nicky
A: The state of Florida's department of Corrections offers a Supervised Population Information search here: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/ActiveOffenders/. You can do an instant online query
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Q: How can I review my vehicles and trailer registrations and tags? Holmes Florida
by Otto wild
A: You can look up the information about vehicle registrations and tags here http://www.flhsmv.gov/data/othercomp.html. The office’s mailing address is: Bureau of Records-2900 Apalachee Parkway-Neil Kirkman Building, Mail Stop 91-Tallahassee, FL 32399-0620
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Q: What happened to the national school of technology in hialeah
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Q: Any information about Lake Helen Volunteer Fire Department & Pictures?
by Lee
A: You can request the information here http://www.volusia.org/services/public-protection/fire-services/fire-report-request.stml. Lake Helen Fire Department is part of Volusia county’s system.
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Q: What is crime rate around tarpon middle school, Pinellas Tarpon Springs FL
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A: There are several methods in which the crime rate can be checked for a local area. The statistics of the county and the city are offered and show the type of crimes within the year, or other criteria available, such as the ones on this webpage. Property crimes are listed by category as are other reported types of crimes. Crime mapping is an easy way to look up a certain area/neighborhood by street. All crime maps are not the same, so you will need to check several different sources until you see the one that offers the area’s data. Another method is by checking the city or county law enforcement’s website for recently arrested inmates and in-custody booking lists when available. Papers cover local news of the area also report incidents, but, it can’t be relied upon to cover all crimes occurring within the city. There are offender searches from several sources, they don’t always need to be a government department, private entities and groups can also have valuable sources revealing offenders in a particular area. You can do some of the averages on your own. For example, you can choose a city you’re familiar with, let’s say Miami, take the total population and divide it by the number of a specific crime, in this instance “property crimes”. Then do the same for Tarpon Springs and compare. Using these two cities for example, there are approximately one in seventeen property crimes per total residents for Miami and approximately one in thirty three in Tarpon Springs. This is not a definite statistic to go by. Only gives an idea. Offender maps can be a lot more accurate. The search for information can continue, such as accident mapping showing DUIs which can be have a significant presence in certain areas more than others.
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Q: Are arrest logs public? Duval, FL
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Q: Who is qualified to request birth records in Florida?
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Q: Who provides the names and address data to search engines?
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Q: how do i find a report on my mom suicide in orange county Fla.?
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Q: What ever happened to the Florida Farms & Industries Company? My stepfather passed away and his father gave him $100 stock in the company from 1921.
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A: Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) Services offers a free doctor license look up. A search under solely entering the last name can be conducted. Available information includes field of practice, license expiration, discipline on file, address of record, public complaints, license issue date and secondary location.
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Q: Are arrest records available (Florida Seminole Oviedo)
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A: Arrest reports can be found at the arresting department's and their services to the public. Whether the county sheriff or city police, each will usually have a website and instructions on how to access public record. There are exceptions such as if the case is under investigation or other circumstances provided under the law.
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Q: Where can I view property records? I want to know if anything bad has happened in my home.
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Q: how do i find out who bought a house in oldsmsar that was up for short sale? (Oldsmar CA)
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A: A general deed recording search of that property would reveal the owners’ names and property description along with other details. These records are generally at the county level and department. You will be able to view or request copies, depending on the agency, it may be available online.
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Q: Any Hortons living in the Old Town area? (Florida Dixie Old Town)
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Q: How do I look up the history of the property?
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A: You can begin your search here http://apps.coj.net/pao_propertySearch/Basic/Search.aspx. This is an instant search about publicly available property records. A search can initially start from the latest data and working back to archives. A search of previous owners can reveal if the property was passed down from one family member to another. This record includes the square footage and its borders showing the lot's change from one ownership to another in cases where the parcel was broken up.
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Q: Where can I locate public divorce records in Vero Beach, Fl
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A: There's no need to search from county to county if you request the divorce record from the Florida Department of Health, vital records division http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/index.html. If you need more information from a case file, the Indian River County clerk's office has a public webpage http://ori.indian-river.org/. This page allows individuals to search for cases, which includes divorces. The search from the court's are free to the public and you can see recorded documents, case filings and other instruments.
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Q: where do sex offender live in Bagdad FL?
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A: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement provides a site listing sex offenders by name, location and other information http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/offenderSearchNav.do?link=advanced. Cities and counties can be searched without entering a name. To check and see if it works, I entered only the city name, when no records were found, I entered a larger city, namely Miami and found a list of offenders. Bagdad, Fl is in Santa Rosa county, a search using that criteria also revealed offenders. This search allows you to look up offenders within one to five mile radius by address http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/searchNeighborhood.do?actionPerformed=neighborhoodSearchMain
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Q: Why is it difficult to get some public records online when open records and meeting laws guarantee access?
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A: Access may be guaranteed and written into law, but the making them available online is different. Statutes covering access of records make it so that the person requesting it is not for in one example cost prohibitive, but this does is not the same as making it free or lowest cost possible. Each agency has their own protocol as to how and where to accept and process requests for information. Many agencies have a public information officer assigned to their department that knows how to handle these requests. However, much of the information regarding how to get these records can be found online http://www.coj.net/departments/public-affairs/public-records-request.aspx. Public records availability can span from online access to making an official open records request. Also, larger venues that receive many requests will have a better services to access their data. Generally recorded documents do not require an official FOIA request, but have their own policies and guidelines in place which is legal as long as they are reasonable. Criminal records are open to the public, but some criminal cases are under investigation and are kept from the public. Even in these cases, an open records request can still be made if the law enforcement agency for example is using its guidelines outside of the law. These requests are made by journalists, concerned groups and so forth and do end up in court. Once again, this is more common with department data such as its budget rather than recorded documents. Many private companies are a good source if using public sources are not feasible. Government agencies not only throughout Florida but nationwide utilize outsource some of their services to private companies. In the case of vital records, private entities for many states can provide official certificates of death, divorce, marriage or birth.
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Q: Floridians looking for records have a place they can begin their searches. Florida’s government offer the public many services throughout its various agencies and departments. What are official records and when do we need them? Which records is an individual allowed to obtain and how? There are many questions before beginning a search. What are some of the fees and costs imposed by government departments when requesting files? As government entities do not compete for business in the same manner that private companies do, they tend to be more difficult to find. This results in even more questions during a search. An extensive list of sources when viewed at once can be a simple but an effective direct approach. Advantages and disadvantages of whether to choose the county clerk or the a statewide agency which both maintain similar records. What are Florida’s requirements for public’s request for criminal records? Can anyone order from the FDLE? What if I’m looking for accident reports, arrests from the county sheriff. Visitors to this site can benefit from hints and experiences from other users. You can see pros and cons researchers looking for the same data have found.
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A: Information regarding criminal courts can be accessed online. Depending where the case was heard, each county clerk throughout Florida have their own site/page informing where and how to obtain public case files. Some clerks' procedures may be different from others, so their own site shows how to obtain case files from their venue. An easier way to obtain sentence information is by conducting a Florida Department of Corrections inmate search. This search is instant and online free to anyone. However, the persons sentenced must be within the DOC system, as in sentenced to serve time in a facility, currently in custody or released.
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A: Orders are generally from the court and judge. The Miami Dade county clerk's office has services listed on their site in regard to obtaining records and contact information.
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A: In Some cases, the newspapers public photos of suspects or of the arrested. Going through the local publications can pay off. If the story is from the past and not longer part of the current news, local libraries can have old issues on microfilm. Date of the arrest is important as many news columns mention the time and date.
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Q: Can I get my criminal background check by internet? (Pembroke Pines FL)
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Q: WHERE CAN I FIND STORY ABOUT DEATH OF A PERSON IN DRIVE BY SHOOTING IN 2005? (Duval FL)
by CATHY
A: Past news releases or reports are a good place to look. Whether in periodicals such as news papers or press releases by the law enforcement agencies. Since some papers are no longer in circulation, the local library may carry old publications. These can be on microfilm or on hard copy. The date and location of the event is important when beginning the search. The Orlando Sentinel shows a few stories from 2005 shootings, the city of the occurrence is essential. The police department involved may have press releases on their sites.
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Q: Where do I find names of those people taking in foster children? (Polk FL)
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Q: Public Record, Property Records 1401 South Ocean Blvd Pompano Beach, FL 33062 (Pompano Beach FL)
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A: The Broward county site offer an official records search. You can search deeds by using the following criteria: Name on deed, book and page, instrument number, document type, consideration, record date. The simple search options allows the visitor to request and order a copy of the deed.
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Q: where can i find the police report for an accidental shooting at 1876 Heritage in on December 24, 2012 where Payton Peebles was shot in the foot in Orange City Florida?
by Mo Murphy
A: Orange City Florida police department's website offers the public instructions online regarding obtaining reports. The department's records division maintains and is the custodian of police reports per state law. You can obtain the report in person or by mail with a self addressed envelope and a fee.
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Q: Where can I find the Jan 14,2013 changed form for Motion for Default in Lorida Florida?
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Q: How can I get death record for 1971? Lake Florida
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Q: Where can I get a free arrest record for Robert Cushman?
by punk
A: The police and sheriff's office that made the arrest usually have a page within their site where they show individuals in custody. These pages can be found under links that say inmate search, custody list, jail roster and so on. These searches are generally free and can be done online. This is not an arrest report or a background check of an individual, however, they're online free and can't hurt to check them, specially if the arrest was recent. Some inmate searches still maintain information on individuals that were released. Some local news papers will have a page or column of persons that were arrested in their coverage area.
by sal

Q: where can i get more information on a fatal motorcycle accident on Jan 6, 2013?
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Q: where can i find Lake city arrest record by offense?
by tim
A: Crime mapping shows arrests by area. Not all areas are found, but there are several different ones to choose from. Also, newswire research can carry a column about the city’s crime.
by jay

Q: Anyone live on Woodsville Dr in New Port Richie? I am moving from MI and would like to know what the neighborhood is like?
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Q: How many fires per year?
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Q: Has Jimmy Paul Hamilton been arrested for felony probation violation in the Malone ,Marianna area?
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Q: Where can I find arrest records?
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Q: arrest for December 31 2000?
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Q: Trying to locate friend who was arrested back in 2011 for DUI in Alachua county?
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Q: marriage record for Janice Rhoden
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Q: Does every gun owner go through the same background check?
by tate
A: There are federal as well as state standards for gun ownership. The federal standard is the minimum and the state's laws can add more restrictions, wait period and availability of certain categories or types of weapons. There's a federal FBI background check that can be ordered by employers which can search similarly to the one conducted for a firearm owner application. The state's laws can be reviewed individually by referring to their constitution and looking up statutes. This page covers some gun laws in Florida http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?mode=View%20Statutes&SubMenu=1&App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=firearm+sale&URL=0700-0799/0790/Sections/0790.065.html
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Q: What information can be found in a background check from the FDLE?
by mica
A: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) provides criminal history information on their site. The term background check may mean a broader search that would include records other criminal arrests and convictions. A background check can cover records such as past marriages, litigation, assets such as real estate ownership, address history and more. If the request is intended solely to obtain an individual's criminal past, the FDLE offers the public necessary resources to make such requests with an online self service application https://web.fdle.state.fl.us/search/app/default You can obtain further background information from the courts pertaining to divorces, judgments and liens and other civil as well as criminal actions.
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Q: How can I find Judy Dietz, death certificate?
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Q: Has Emmanuel Cadet been arrested in Florida?
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Q: how many people have been arrested vs. people getting arrested for prescription charges?
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Q: how do i find what website shows my uncles case and what if hes in prison?
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Q: how can i find a marriage record?
by anynymous
A: There are 2 good ways to getting marriage records, one is from the Florida Department of Health http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/marriage.htm, which is by mail and shows you the other way to order being here https://www.vitalchek.com/ which is an expedited online service. Doesn't look like a typical government website, can be used for certified government marriage records
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Q: What has Alex Zimmerman from Jupiter Florida been arrested for?
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Q: Missing child report in west Jupiter ?
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Q: Where can I see a list of missing children in St Pete and the locations?
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Q: How do I find arrest records for the State of Florida, Lake County?
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Q: missing persons reports for November 2012 in titusville florida
by robin
A: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains a Crime Information Center resources free for public use http://pas.fdle.state.fl.us/pas/person/displayMissingPersonsSearch.a
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Q: child births in February 2012?
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Q: Where can I find accident reports?
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Q: What is the population of Felons In Miami-Dade County?
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Q: How do I request public records for the dates, times, duration of traffic stops at a certain location within the last three months.
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Q: When was Donna Meadors arrested?
by anonymous
A: http://inmatesearch.jaxsheriff.org/pgInmateDetailsPublic.aspx
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Q: What was the crime in 2011?
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Q: My boyfriend was arrested around 1990-1991 in Miami charged with DUI his white ford bronco was confiscated his name was Sergio Orozo he is now deceased and our daughter was hoping for a copy of his records for sentimental purposes only.
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Q: Does anyone know of misconduct allegations against an officer griffin of the Osceola County Sheriff department. first name Corey i think
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Q: Arrest made on May 9th 2009 in Cape Coral Florida
by anonymous

Q: What is the number of women missing?
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Q: Has Jaime Torres been arrest in Miami FL?
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Q: Is Kenneth Lewis groves wanted in Ormond Beach Florida -what for all information
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Q: Number of misdemeanor cases in Miami Gardens in 2011
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Q: what was complaint of Brian Bill arrest January 1 2009 by Sebatian FL police dept?
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Q: There was a motorcycle accident on 10/14/12 on Emerson Avenue in Fort Pierce around 7. Two motorcycles involved and 3 injured. We helped one of the injured victims that was lifelined out and we were wondering if he survived. His name was Mathew James but don't know his last name. Where can we find out if he survived
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Q: Who founded Callahan, FL?
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Q: HOW CAN I OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT AN ARREST THAT HAPPENED IN 2006
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Q: how many cases in the year 2012 for aggravated assault on a police officer
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Q: How many arrests are made for violation of probation in the city of Port ST Lucie that also have felony charges brought against them by the police
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Q: Motorcycle fatal accident on Oct 3, 2012 in downtown Fort Lauderdale
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Q: looking for criminal record on Daniel A Infante
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Q: Looking for convicted murderer Mike Wilkinson from Polk co. florida
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Q: what incident did police respond to September 30 2012 on Hilsbourgh blvd. at 8:00 pm
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Q: Where do I find my court date for a domestic violence case in Polk county Bartow Florida?
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Q: How can i obtain a copy of a police report?
by s
A: There have been many advancements in the process of obtaining police reports. Many law enforcement agencies provide their services online. You no longer need to visit their physical location as before. If the police station/department’s website is difficult to find, start your search with the county or city official website. You should be able to find the local law enforcement’s site.
by blgr

Q: Robbery on July 29 2012 Captiva Island?
by bill

Q: Birth record for Linds Daniel February 3,1965?
by karen
A: Birth records can be ordered directly from the Florida Department of Health here http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/ So of their records go back as far as 1927
by blgr

Q: Where can I see Tamica Broussard mugshot?
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Q: How do i find out how Krista Rodgers died?
by anonymous
A: At this link you will be able to see how to order death certificates including the cause of death. There are restrictions and guidelines along with ordering the death certificate that is also listed http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/deaths.htm
by admn

Q: Who did George A. Jewell kill in Franklin County in 1975?
by Karen
A: If you're not having any luck with periodicals, try a case search of the county courthouse filings. They also keep records of older cases.
by admn

Q: How do I find obituary for Joy Forrest that died October 23, 1984 in Ormond Beach, Florida?
by glen
A: Put an add on Craigslist, hopefully someone collected that issue of the Ormond Beach Times
by Cargill

Q: What were police responding to around 9:30 am 7/17/12 on Sandy Lane in Estero,Fl?
by Jo

Q: How many speeding tickets do they write?
by Mike
A: Looking up where the police, sheriff or any law enforcement agency issues citations is made easy with public forums and websites with input from motorists. You can look up “speed traps” in any state for free. With a quick search in any search engine, you will be able to access sites in which individual drivers have left comments. The entries by individual motorists in these public forums reveal information as to the location of the citation was issued, by which department and importantly includes a brief description of where the officer which wrote the ticket was sitting just before being pulled over. The information of these events are kept recent with the understanding that law enforcement will move their places from time to time, so the older post may not be useful. A general view and approach to avoiding getting a speeding or any moving violation is to look for the typical speed trap warnings. When approaching bridges on a highway for example is a good example. There aren’t many bridges on most of the highway driving, so they’re easy to spot, but the officer is also harder to see. The same can be said when approaching a curve, a hill, side street or anywhere you can’t see what is ahead. Officers are familiar with the area and know where motorist get caught by surprise. When traveling on a highway where you are going to travel through a town, no matter how small or large, the speed limit can suddenly drop as you approach. These small towns will have a highway going in and out of their area. Once in the area, the police will place themselves at the edge looking for commuters are coming from the highway.
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