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Downloaded images allegedly include a girl performing a sex act on a dog

Edgewater man, Daniekl Cravener, arrested in Georgia on warrant alleging possessiion of child pornography / Headline Surfer®EDGEWATER, Fla. -- A local man is in custody in Georgia, facing 30 counts of child pornography, after the Volusia County Sheriff's Office received a tip earlier this year the 53-year-old Edgewater man had been downloading images of young children engaged in sexual situations, including a girl performing a sex act on a dog, an agency spokesman said.

Ordinarily a third-degree felony, the charges against Daniel Cravener were elevated to second-degree felonies because some of the downloaded images found in his possession included victims believed to be as young as 5 years old, Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson stated in a press release earlier on this Saturday,  which was emailed to Headline Surfer® and other Central Florida media outlets that provide daily breaking news coverage.

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A motorist is shot dead by Volusia County Sheriff's deputy in Osteen, Fla, Saturday night / Headline Surfer®VCSO spokesman Gary Davidson / Headline Surfer®Photos for Headline Surfer® / 
Volusia County Sheriff's personnel closed a stretch of SR 415 in Osteen in both directions well into Sunday after an armed motorist was shot to death late Saturday night by a sheriff's deputy under circumstances with vague details. In the inset is agency spokesman Gary Davidson who gave TV news interviews Sunday from the county administration building in DeLand on the deadly shooting.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A motorist was shot and killed by one of two deputies after he refused to put down a gun he reached for while seated in his car on the side of the road in the 1400 block of SR 415 in rural Osteen, a Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said, but a full 24 hours later on Sunday night, there were far more questions than answers as to the use of deadly force.

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DELTONA, Fla. -- An alleged Wal-Mart shoplifter who threatened a loss prevention officer with a knife Monday night, after he fled the store, 101 Howland Blvd., in an SUV, crashed it and then jumped into a creek in an unsuccessful attempt to elude a Sheriff’s K9, which took him down.

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Joseph Stanaitis arrested by Sanford cops on attempted bank robbery charge / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
At left is the booking mug for Joseph Stanaitis, arrested on a felony charge of attempted bank robbery.

SANFORD, Fla. -- On Nov. 21 at 12:58 p.m. a then-unknown man entered the Bank of America, 3094 South Orlando Drive.

Here is a synopsis of what happened as described in a press release sent to HeadlineSurfer.com and other Central Florida media outlets: The suspect entered the financial institution and approached a teller, demanding an unknown amount of currency.

The suspect was last seen wearing a black bandana on his head, sunglasses, a black shirt, jeans, a sports coat, and blue sneakers. The suspect was described as having a thin build and possibly in his late twenties or early thirties. Furthermore, the suspect fled the scene without removing any currency from the financial institution.

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Sanford cops ask public;s help in finding this suspected armd bank robber, Rod Beaton / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® / 
Take a good look at this face, If you see this man, don't approach him. Just call Sanford cops at 407-688-5070 or Crimeline at the toll free number listed at the bottom of this story and learn how you can receive a cash reward if information you provide leads to this man's arrest on an alleged armed robbery charge.

SANFORD, Fla. -- On Nov. 5, just minutes before high noon, a then-unknown gunman brazenly walked into the Harbor Community Bank, 251 West First St., and stuck a handgun in the face of a teller before fleeing with the loot in one hand and gun in the other.

"The suspect brandished a firearm and demanded money from a bank employee," Sanford cop Ronny Neal told Headline Surfer® and other Central Florida media outlets that day, "It is unknown the amount of money obtained. Furthermore, the suspect fled the scene and is considered armed and dangerous."

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Trevor Tucker, 24, of Brookjlyn,Ohio, arrested in New Smyrna Beach, FL. on charges of exposing himself to 2 teen girls on their wqay out of a public restroom / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Trevor Tucker of Brooklyn Ohio, is shown in his booking mug after he was caught by a Beach Safety cop allegedly exposing himself to two under-age teen girls near a public restroom adjacent to one of the busiest beach access-ways in Volusia County, Florida.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 24-year-old Ohio man saw two under-age teen girls coming out of the women's public bathrooms at the Flagler Avenue Beach ramp and brazenly unbuttoned and then unzipped his shorts, pulled out his penis and began masturbating, over the weekend, according to an arrest report from the Volusia County Office of Beach Safety.

The object of his desire? Two teen gals -- ages 14 and 16 -- who got an eyeful -- as he walked by and started zipping up again. But there were another set of eyes on him: A Beach Safety cop who was in his vehicle in the parking lot adjacent to the beach ramp.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A 29-year-old inmate found hanging in his cell Monday night at the Volusia County Branch Jail, died three days later, the apparent victim of a suicide, a Volusia County Sheriff's official said.

 

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 15-year-old ex-New Smyrna Beach High School student has been arrested on several felony charges after a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office investigation into a bomb threat he made on Twitter revealed plans to commit a mass school shooting, an agency spokesman said.

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Locator map going gunman killed by VCO depuitie near Pierson, Fla / Headline Surfer®PIERSON, Fla. -- A passenger in a pickup truck pulled over during a traffic stop late Monday night in Barberville was killed after he shot at two Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies and the female driver also was struck by a bullet in the crossfire, an agency spokesman said, adding the deputies weren’t injured.

Here is a synopsis of what happened as decribed by Voluia County Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson to HeadlineSurfer.com: After spotting a burned out tail light, deputies pulled over the GMC truck at 11:29 p.m. as it traveled westbound on S.R. 40 just west of County Road 3.

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Pamela King Vanordale arrested on a conpiracy to commit murder charge by NSB cops / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Pamela King Vanordale is shown in her jail booking mug shortly after her 11:57 a.m. Saturday arrest.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A 50-year-old woman has been arrested on a felony charge of conspiracy to commit murder by allegedly trying to hire a hit man and intending to provide him with the weapon to fatally shoot the intended victim, New Smyrna Beach cops said.

Here is a synopis of what happened as described by New Smyrna Beach police in an emailed press release to HeadlineSurfer.com: On Aug. 21, the New Smyrna Beach Police Department was contacted by the Daytona Beach Police Department with information related to a conspiracy to commit murder. The investigation revealed that the suspect, Pamela Vanorsdale, contacted a male known to her and solicited him to murder another male with a firearm she intended to provide.

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