Law & Order

Woman reports she was robbed in Beverly Hills parking lot

The Citrus County Sheriff's office says that a woman reported she was robbed shortly after noon on Monday in a Publix Supermarket parking lot in Beverly Hills.

The woman told deputies that two black males on bicycles approached her as she was taking personal property out of her car's trunk, and demanded her property.

After taking it from her, she said, they fled the scene on bicycles. The Sheriff’s Office responded and searched the area and didn't find the males or their bicycles, but detectives are following up on leads at this time.


Beverly Hills man charged with molestation of twins

A 52-year-old Beverly Hills man has been arrested after being charged with molesting two twin Homosassa girls, both age 10.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office says that the man arrested in connection with the case was Richard Michael Beard.


Missing Homosassa man located

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said that a missing Homosassa man was found today at the Tampa International Airport, and is currently receiving assistance.

Daniel Ballagas, 32, was reported missing from his home on April 1, and CCSO sent out a missing persons bulletin in an attempt to locate him.


Sheriff's Office looking for missing Homosassa man

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is looking for a Homosassa man who has been reported missing.

Daniel Ballagas, 32, is described as being 5 foot-8 inches tall, 180 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt, a red and blue striped shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

He was last seen at his home on Sorrell Avenue in Homosassa on April 1, at approximately 2 p.m. Ballagas had medical issues, and is missing his medications.


Sheriff's 10-43 Show: Illegal burning

Watch the latest edition of the Citrus County Sheriff's 10-43 show on Wednesday night at 7:30 on Bright House Channel 16, WYKE.

Deputy Chief Jim Goodworth of Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue is the special guest on the show. 

Goodworth's important message is one of keeping the community safe from the hazards of illegal burns.

Tune into the show for factual information and statistics on this potentially life-saving topic.



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