Daytona Beach police ‘dry on leads’ as family of man, 77, killed in hit-and-run speaks out
Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young at a news conference on Friday discussed an ongoing investigation into death of a 77-year-old man in a hit-and-run crash in March, inviting the man’s family to address the Media.
Bethune-Cookman University threats made by caller claiming affiliation with neo-Nazi group, police say
A lockdown at Bethune-Cookman University was prompted by a two threats, including a bomb threat, made by a caller claiming to be affiliated with a neo-Nazi organization, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department.
Florida Police Chiefs Association unveil plans to build community trust, ensure transparency
The Florida Police Chiefs Association is discussing how local law enforcement can better serve their communities. Their goal is to build trust, ensure transparency and accountability and strengthen relationships.
Bike Week 2021: Daytona Beach police responded to 5 fatal crashes, made 135 arrests
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – During the 10 days of Bike Week 2021 Daytona Beach police were busy responding to crashes and issuing hundreds of citations in the area around the annual motorcycle event, statistics from the Daytona Beach Police Department show. During that time officers issued 330 traffic citations, of those 157 were for motorcycle riders. Officers issued 28 DUI citations during the 10-day period. Of the 135 arrests made, 49 arrests were for noise complaints, 19 were for disorderly conduct while driving under the influence and open container also made up some of the arrests. Halifax Hospital previously reported it saw 91 admissions tied to the event, an increase from 62 admissions during Bike Week over the past four years.
Video shows driver intentionally running over, killing pedestrian in Daytona Beach, police say
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – New video shows a man hitting the gas and intentionally driving his car onto the sidewalk, fatally striking a pedestrian who was sitting near the intersection, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Police said surveillance video at West International Speedway Boulevard and Nova Road captured the crash shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. The video also shows the driver jumping out of the moving vehicle seconds before it hit Watson, a pole and what appears to be an electrical box. News 6 is only airing an edited version of the video that stops before the fatal impact. According to the affidavit, Adum had circled the intersection prior to the crash but had to slow down because of another vehicle.
Daytona Beach crash victim dies days after being rescued from pond
Daytona Beach Police Department photo of the crash scene. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 68-year-old Ormond Beach man died a few days after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a pond in Daytona Beach during Bike Week, according to police officials. The Buick struck a ground berm, causing the vehicle to go airborne before landing in the pond, according to the passenger. The 68-year-old man died of his injuries on Saturday, Daytona Beach police public information officer Messod Bendayan confirmed on Monday. AdA man was killed in a crash Saturday after running a stop sign in Daytona Beach, according to police.
Off-duty Daytona Beach police officer accused of stabbing man at tavern
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. – A Daytona Beach police officer is charged with attempted murder after he was accused of stabbing a 24-year-old man in front of a New Smyrna Beach tavern while off duty. New Smyrna Beach police said Shane Jackson, 50, along with the victim and several others were asked to leave Tayton O’Brians at 410 Flagler Ave. Wednesday around 11 p.m. When the arresting officers learned of Jackson’s employment, Daytona Beach Police Department was notified of his arrest. “Earlier today, I released a brief statement in reference to the early morning arrest of Daytona Beach Police Officer Shane Jackson. Shane Jackson has been terminated from employment with the Daytona Beach Police Department effective immediately.
Woman dies in fire truck crash in Daytona Beach
A 52-year-old Ormond Beach woman died and five City of Daytona Beach fire fighters were hurt following a traffic crash near Halifax Health Medical Center on Saturday. Just after 5 p.m., a Daytona Beach Fire Department truck flipped over after a collision with a silver Pontiac driven by the woman, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. [TRENDING: Florida’s COVID-19 positivity rate drops below 5% | ‘We’re in the Black section:’ Couple says restaurant segregated diners | Hail blankets Daytona Beach like snow]AdDBFD Engine 4 was involved in a traffic crash that caused it to overturn on impact. Traffic crash investigation is ongoing. Five firefighters in the DBPD fire truck suffered minor injuries and were treated on scene.
Man shot in arm at Daytona Beach apartment complex, police say
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man was shot in the arm Thursday night while at his apartment on George W. Engram Boulevard, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. The victim heard a noise around 10 p.m. and when he went to investigate, police said he was shot by a man who was standing on the exterior stairs. [TRENDING: $7.2M in PPP funds used to buy Fla. mansion | These Fla. lakes have the most alligators | ‘Love triangle’ leads to fatal shooting]Records show the culprit was about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, had an afro hairstyle and was wearing a black sweatshirt and pants. AdThe victim said a gun was recently stolen from his apartment and he believes the man who shot him is the same person responsible for the theft, according to the report. No arrests have been made in the case.
Daytona Beach Police Department promotes first woman to deputy chief
Daytona Beach Police Department made history promoting a woman to deputy chief for the first time. Yes, I’m the first female deputy chief, I worked very hard to get here and I’m proud of where I’m at but I think this agency and this community has so much to offer past me,” she said. Wanting a bit more sunshine, she joined the Daytona Beach Police Department as a patrol officer. She then worked her way up sergeant, then lieutenant, and in November, she was promoted to deputy chief by the recently appointed Chief Jakari young. “We had to hit the ground running and I needed a solid deputy chief to catch my back and do what needed to be done,” he said.
Daytona Beach police seeking missing 42-year-old man
The Daytona Beach Police Department is seeking a man who went missing on Friday. Police are looking for 42-year-old Raymond Manning, who was last seen riding a white beach cruiser on Francis Parkman Place. Manning is considered missing and endangered, according to police. If you have any information on his whereabouts please contact the Daytona Beach Police Department at 386-671-5100.
Daytona Beach arrest 32 people in ‘Operation Pay Dirt’, 35 others facing charges
Authorities with the Daytona Beach Police Department have arrested 32 people and 35 other people are facing charges from an investigation called “Operation Pay Dirt.”VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Authorities with the Daytona Beach Police Department have arrested 32 people and 35 other people are facing charges from an investigation called “Operation Pay Dirt.”Police said the operation was designed to target drug trafficking, drug sales, stolen guns and other violent crimes. Officers said the operation started last summer and the investigation ramped up after an uptick in violent crime including four homicides in November. [TRENDING: Navy to continue bombing in Florida | SpaceX readies for 2nd launch this week | Luxurious Florida home used as brothel]Investigators said several of the people facing charges have extensive criminal histories. Authorities said officers went undercover during the operation to buy illegal drugs and guns. The following drugs and guns were seized during the operation:
Daytona Beach officers find man who fled hospital
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – ***UPDATE***Daytona Beach officials found Medlock. — Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) January 17, 2021***ORIGINAL***The Daytona Beach Police Department issued a missing persons alert Sunday morning. According to officials, Jamael Lutrel Medlock was under observation at Halifax Hospital when officers said he fled the area. “Jamael is considered missing and endangered,” officers said. If you see Medlock or know of his whereabouts, you’re asked to contact the DBPD.
How to navigate the Volusia County vaccine site
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Coronavirus vaccine shots will be available at Daytona Stadium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 4 and Jan. for people 65 and older. [RELATED: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOLUSIA VACCINE EVENT AT DAYTONA STADIUM]The plan was based on traffic flow plans from Bike Week and the Daytona 500. Officers said anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks or had a COVID-19 vaccine shot in the past two weeks will not be allowed to get a shot. Outside the Daytona Stadium Friday, car after car slowed down to scope out the site, like Patrick Wall. “I was just looking to see exactly where the COVID-19 vaccine shots were going to be distributed,” Wall said.
35-year-old woman fatally struck while crossing street in Daytona Beach
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 35-year-old woman was fatally struck while walking across U.S. 1 Tuesday night, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Police said the crash happened at about 11:50 p.m. near the intersection of U.S.1 and Osceola Avenue. | Fla. child porn suspect had hidden bunker]A 40-year-old Daytona Beach man driving a black Dodge Charger said he didn’t see the woman as he was approaching Osceola Avenue and although he tried to avoid the crash, he ended up hitting her, records show. The victim, who was from Port Orange, was not in a crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing, according to authorities. She was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center, where she died shortly after her arrival.
Arrest made in fatal shooting at Derbyshire Park basketball court
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The suspect accused of fatally shooting a 19-year-old man as he was playing basketball at Derbyshire Park last month has been taken into custody, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Records show the victim, John Phillips, was playing basketball at the park when Turner approached, fired multiple shots at him then ran away. Multiple witnesses said they were playing basketball with Phillips when Turner and another person arrived at the park. The witness said Turner and the other person walked up to the victim and Turner shot him. The witness who was walking with Turner said they went for a walk and Turner followed to the basketball court.
Man shot by Daytona Beach police charged at officers, body camera video shows
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Hours after a man was shot and injured by Daytona Beach police Thursday night, the department released body camera video of the encounter showing he continued to move forward at officers as they told him to get on the ground. According to the body camera video, Mansilla was shot in the neck area behind his left ear. Mansilla’s fiance Hunter Harrison told News 6 he was the other person in the parking lot when the shooting happened. Daytona Beach police previously arrested Mansilla in November at the Daytona International Speedway. When confronted by security, Mansilla pulled out two large knives and began running at the security officers, according to the report.
Daytona Beach officer saved by bulletproof vest cleared in fatal shooting
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – Two police officers in Volusia County have been cleared by the state attorney for their roles in a fatal shooting at a Daytona Beach apartment that left one suspect dead and an officer injured. Holly Hill and Daytona Beach police officers responded to the apartment complex at 1629 Espanola Ave. on Aug. 29 for an anonymous tip about a person wanted for attempted murder. A witness told officers Harris was inside an apartment with a gun or he had jumped out a window, body camera video showed. Daytona Beach police Officer Dominic Besse entered the apartment and when he pushed open a door he was met by gunfire. [RELATED: Graphic body camera video shows moment a bulletproof vest saves a Daytona Beach police officer’s life]Officers returned fire and Harris was found in the bedroom.
Argument over woman may have led to fatal shooting at Daytona Beach park, police say
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 19-year-old man was killed Sunday in a shooting on a basketball court in Daytona Beach, police said. The fatal shooting was reported around 3:19 p.m. at Derbyshire Park. The shooting may have stemmed from an argument over a woman, Young said. Young said there will be a community meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Midtown Cultural Center to address the spree of shootings in the community lately. “(Police) can’t be everywhere all the time.”Officers described the shooting at Derbyshire Park as an isolated incident that was not connected to other recent shootings.
Man shot, killed in argument with family member; Daytona Beach police search for suspect
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man was shot and killed during an argument with a family member at a Daytona Beach home, according to police, marking the second shooting this week that started over a disagreement. Two male relatives were engaged in an argument inside the residence that lead to one shot being fired, striking and killing the victim. As of Tuesday morning Williams was still at large, according to Daytona Beach police Chief Jakari Young. Crime statistic for Daytona Beach from Jan. 1 to Nov. 14 compared to the same time last year show an increase in gun violence overall. 24 people shot in 201948 people shot in 2020154 firearm offenses in 2019174 firearm offenses in 2020“The law-abiding residents deserve better,” Young said.
Man fatally shot during large fight in Daytona Beach, police say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A man was fatally shot during a large fight Saturday morning and now authorities are asking any additional witnesses to step forward, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Records show the fight and shooting happened in 800 block of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard around 11:30 a.m., killing Chad Givens. Jalen Foster and Corey Favors (Volusia County Jail)The driver, 27-year-old Corey Favors, 22-year-old Foster and another passenger were detained. Police said they believe Foster, Favors and the third passenger in the Kia were at the fight where Givens was fatally shot. A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information about the shooting that killed Givens.
Daytona Beach swears in new police chief
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It was an emotional day for the 17th Daytona Beach Police Chief, Jakari Young is the city’s first black police chief. Young, 42, was sworn in as the new police chief on Friday morning. Young replaced former police chief Craig Capri who’s leaving after a 30-year career in law enforcement. For the last 19 years, Young climbed the ranks at the Daytona Beach Police Department and served the last three years as Deputy Chief. “You have a police chief who wants to do nothing more than to be a blessing to this city,” said Young.
Daytona Beach police offer $10,000 reward for information leading to 2007 cold case murder
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Daytona Beach Police Department is offering a $10,000 reward for information regarding the 2007 slaying of an 18-year-old woman in hopes it will bring in new clues to the cold case. Mamie Jameka Thomas was found dead on Oct. 21, 2007 in a vacant lot near 618 South Beach Street, across the street from the Halifax Harbor Marina. Her body was showing advanced signs of decomposition and it took months to successfully identify Thomas, authorities said. Daytona Beach police held a news conference Wednesday to announce the reward and ask the public for their help solving this case. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous and still qualify for the reward can contact Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-TIPS (8477).
Daytona Beach police investigating jury duty scam using deputy’s name to target senior citizens
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Daytona Beach Police Department is asking the public’s help to find the suspects who they said are using a Volusia County deputy’s name to swindle senior citizens out of money in a jury duty fraud scheme. A 73-year-old Port Orange woman told News 6 she lost $3,200 last month after she believed she had to pay fines for missing jury duty. She then agreed to meet 33-year-old Pierra Terrell outside Jones Bail Bonds on Adams Street and handed over the cash. The police department invited the real Brian Henderson who is the Division Chief for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office to explain how jury duty works. If you happen to miss jury duty, they will send you a letter and they will remind you that you missed it.
Suspects in custody after woman knocked unconscious during brawl in Daytona Beach
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Two men, one the assailant and one the getaway driver, are in custody weeks after a woman was knocked unconscious during an early morning brawl, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Innocent and was struck during this disturbance between two other people,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri said. That same day, police said they also located video that showed Leonard and Oliver getting into a small fight before the larger brawl. “He’s going to have to pay for this, what he did to this poor woman," Capri said. Oliver, 23, and Leonard, 20, were taken into custody Thursday.
Police: Woman knocked unconscious, severely injured during large brawl in Daytona Beach
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A woman was knocked unconscious during a large brawl in Daytona Beach and now, police say they’re trying to find the man responsible. [TRENDING: Gang feud leaves 3-year-old dead | Man steals cat blood from clinic | How can I tell difference between flu and COVID-19?] Daytona Beach Police Department Capt. Surveillance video shows dozens of people were caught up in the altercation but it’s unclear what started the brawl. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Detective Troy Belden at 386-671-5246 or BeldenTroy@dbpd.us regarding Case 200015553.
Florida woman named Lovely Butts accused of pouring bleach on child’s face
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A Florida woman named Lovely Butts threw bleach on a child and threatened to hit her with a gun during an argument Monday night, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Police said Butts called them at about 8 p.m. and they arrived at the scene to find the victim outside the home covered in bleach. Police said the girl got scared so she grabbed her phone and as she was running outside to call someone, Butts threw a container of food at her chest. Police said they found the cup in the victim’s room and an unloaded gun in Butts' room. Records show Butts was arrested on charges of child abuse without great harm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.
Daytona officers won’t face charges for shooting armed attempted carjacking suspect
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Two Daytona Beach police officers who shot an armed attempted carjacking suspect who pointed a rifle at them will not face criminal charges, according to the state attorney’s office. After that, records show officers confronted Shon at a WaWa parking lot and during that encounter, he pointed the gun at them. “When you point a gun at officers, expect to get shot,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri said at the time. In total, they fired six rounds, striking James on his left hand, his upper left shoulder and on the left side of his torso. James remains in the Volusia County Jail on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, attempted carjacking with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
Daytona Beach police searching for shooting suspect after 1 shot
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. One person was shot in Daytona Beach Monday morning and police are searching for the person they say is responsible. A spokesperson for the Daytona Beach Police Department said the shooting happened at 924 Cedar Street around 10:45 a.m. One man was shot and taken to the hospital in stable condition. Police said they believe they know who the shooter is and are currently searching for him. Authorities said this shooting is connected to one from last week. Check back for updates on this developing story.
1 killed, 1 critically injured following Daytona Beach crash, police say
DAYTONA BEACH – A 50-year-old man died after a vehicle fleeing from an attempted traffic stop collided into his vehicle at a high speed, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Daniel J. Ruddell Jr. died at the scene of the accident that occurred at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Street, police said. Bennett’s vehicle then struck three cars that didn’t have any people in it before coming to a stop, police said. Bennett was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center and is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, police said. Contributed photo (Daytona Beach Police Department)Exact charges against Bennett will be determined once the investigation concludes, police said.
Graphic body camera video shows moment a bulletproof vest saves a Daytona Beach police officers life
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. The Daytona Beach Police Department released graphic body camera footage following an officer-involved shooting Saturday during which an officer was shot in the chest and a suspect was killed. Body camera video shows five officers arriving at an apartment complex after an anonymous tip that a suspect wanted for attempted murder was inside. The video then shows officers with their guns drawn as they walk to the end of a hallway. The officer yells out in pain and drops to the ground. [RELATED: VIDEO: 1 person killed, Daytona Beach officer injured in shooting, police say]Im hit, the officer yells.
VIDEO: 1 person killed, Daytona Beach officer injured in shooting, police say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – One person was killed and a Daytona Beach police officer was injured in a shooting on Saturday, according to police. According to investigators, another officer tripped when shots were fired and hit his head, but is expected to be OK. Extremely grateful that both @DaytonaBchPD officers that were injured during today’s shooting will not only survive but are expected to fully recover. My cousin never had a chance, so his past has nothing to do with what happened today because nobody deserved to be killed. I don’t care who you are.”As is standard protocol, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the shooting and the officers who fired shots are on paid administrative leave.
Man nicknamed Detroit arrested in fatal Daytona Beach stabbing, police say
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. A man who had been wanted for weeks in connection with a fatal stabbing during a fight has been taken into custody, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. A witness said Harris was punching the victim before he pulled out a gold switchblade knife and stabbed Allen multiple times, the report said. Police said Allen, who was unarmed, died as a result of his injuries. Harris was identified as a suspect in the days after the stabbing. Police said on Wednesday that Harris had been arrested on a second-degree murder charge.
Police work to identify man nicknamed Detroit in Daytona Beach murder case
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. The Daytona Beach Police Department is working to identify a person they believe was involved in the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old man. First responders found Adrian A. Allen with several stab wounds at an apartment complex at 409 Jean Street Saturday around 11:30 p.m, according to the police department. Officers note Allen was found lying on his back outside of an apartment unit, the police report reads. Detectives say evidence shows the Allen and a man who goes by Detroit were in the apartment for a long period of time before the two got into a physical fight, ending with Detroit stabbing Allen multiple times. He is known to frequent the Jean Street apartments.
Man in critical condition after crash on Segrave Street in Daytona Beach
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. A man is in critical condition after a crash on Segrave Street in Daytona Beach. The crash happened on the 100 block of Segrave Street around 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday. The Daytona Beach Police Department said they believe a red 2006 Nissan Titan XE was going north on Segrave Street when the vehicle went into the opposite travel lane. Police said the drivers side of the Nissan hit the drivers side of a 2002 Ford F250 Super Duty which was parked on the southbound side of Segrave Street. The driver of the Nissan is a 59-year-old Daytona Beach man and did not have his seat belt on.
Police searching for car possibly involved in Daytona Beach drive-by shooting
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. The Daytona Beach Police Department is asking for the publics help in locating a vehicle investigators believe may have been involved in a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon. According to a tweet, officials are looking for a black Ford Focus with Florida license plate KEMC46.Have you seen this black Ford Focus, #DaytonaBeach? We believe it may have been involved in a drive-by shooting this afternoon on beachside. It has FL license plate KEM C46. pic.twitter.com/3qJNaNnBK9 Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) July 9, 2020If you spot this vehicle, please call (386) 671-5100 ASAP, officials said in a tweet.
Florida man shot during July Fourth fireworks competition, police say
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. A man was taken to the hospital for treatment after he was shot during a July Fourth fireworks competition, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Officers noted on scene that fireworks were being shot off in the surrounding area and that the gunshot sound during the incident could have been masked by the sounds of fireworks going off. Officers spoke with a witness at the scene who told them they saw a large crowd in the area lighting fireworks. The witness said the group appeared to be having a fireworks competition and saw the victim standing among the group at the time of the shooting. The witness told officers the victim said they were OK and that he knew who did it, but did not provide a name.
Investigators offer $5,000 reward for information in murder of 66-year-old Daytona Beach man
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Investigators are asking for the publics help in identifying the person responsible for murdering a 66-year-old man and injuring an elderly woman in a possible home invasion earlier this month, according to the Daytona Beach Police Department. Charles H. Brown was found around 3:40 a.m. on June 2, 2020 inside his home at 645 Westmoreland Road, investigators wrote in a news release. MORE: https://t.co/KhIhL1orur pic.twitter.com/RBydYX2df4 Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) June 25, 2020A 68-year-old woman was also injured during the incident and recovering from her injuries. A reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case is available through Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling 888-277-TIPS (8477), utilizing the tip form on the Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida website or using the Crime Stoppers P3Tips mobile app on a smartphone, a news release read.