Volusia sheriff looks to ban ‘Carolina squat’ trucks, full tents on the beach
The Volusia County Sheriff is looking to enforce a few bans along the county’s beach. One would be against trucks altered to the “Carolina squat” style, where they’re tall in the front and lower in the back. The other is against tents on the beach.
‘All hands on deck:’ Volusia deputies start new role patrolling beaches
There was a big shift Friday in who patrols the beach in Volusia County. Just the day before, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a law that took immediate effect that says all unincorporated areas in a county now fall under the sheriff’s office.
‘It’s reprehensible:’ Volusia sheriff reacts to antisemitic messages on Daytona International Speedway
A hate group used a portable projector to display antisemitic messages on the side of the Daytona International Speedway until deputies managed to block the projection, law enforcement officials said.
Volusia deputies called to home multiple times before shooting man wielding knives, sheriff says
Volusia County deputies responded to the home of a man with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder multiple times leading up to a shooting when the man ran at law enforcement while holding two knives, according to the sheriff.
Part of Pirates Cove complex in Daytona Beach collapses as Nicole tears through Florida
A seven-story condominium building in Daytona Beach partially collapsed Thursday after Nicole, which made landfall south of Vero Beach as a Category 1 hurricane, brought strong winds, rain and rough surf to the area.
Nicole forces 15 Daytona Beach Shores condo complexes to evacuate as storm threatens collapse
Daytona Beach Shores police and Volusia County deputies are going door-to-door inside 12 condo complexes and one hotel along the beach that are under threat of collapse due to the powerful storm surge caused by Tropical Storm Nicole.
Man fatally stabs wife in front of son during fight over child discipline in Volusia County, deputies say
An argument over how to discipline a child led a man to fatally stab his wife in front of her 10-year-old son before turning the knife on himself in an apparent murder-suicide at a Deltona home, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
Man accused in Mount Dora shootout with law enforcement now faces murder charge in father’s death
A man accused of leading law enforcement on a chase and shootout in Mount Dora is now facing a murder charge in connection with the death of his father, who was considered missing and endangered in Volusia County, according to the sheriff’s office.
Florida man who fatally shot coworker in ‘love triangle’ found guilty, given life sentence
A former Volusia County employee who fatally shot his coworker “point blank” over the victim’s alleged affair with his wife was found guilty of first-degree murder on Thursday, sentenced to life in prison, court records show.
Police chief, sheriff discuss changes after Trayvon Martin and George Floyd cases
In the decade since Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, and especially in the last couple of years since George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, policing has rapidly evolved — perhaps the most ever in a short amount of time.
Volusia sheriff says ‘Marsy’s Law” should not apply to law enforcement
Volusia County Sheriff Michael Chitwood received approval Monday from the Florida Supreme Court to file a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that a 2018 constitutional amendment known as “Marsy’s Law” should not apply to law-enforcement officers.
Deputies, officer cleared in shooting of carjacking suspect who fired at 2 Volusia K-9s
Four Volusia deputies and one DeLand police officer have been cleared of any charges stemming from a September 2021 shooting that critically injured a carjacking suspect who fired at two K-9s, according to the 7th Judicial State Attorney’s Office.