Vehicle found abandoned in Sanford
ORANGE CITY -- A taxi driver was held up at gunpoint early this morning and ordered to drive a man and woman to Orange city before he escaped at the intersection of Volusia and Graves avenues, A Volusia County Sheriff's spokesman said.
The 2002 Dodge Caravan was later recovered abandoned in Sanford and the duo remain at large.En español, cortesía de Surfer Headline, el galardonado periódico 24/7 servicio deinternet Central Florida...
VCSO: Deputies searching for Deltona mom who fled with her 3 young kids rather than relinquish them to state
Whereabouts unknown since Monday
DELTONA -- A 27-year-old Deltona mother who was court-ordered to relinquish parental rights to her three small children -- ages 8, 6 and 4 months -- and hand them over to DCF, instead has fled and Volusia County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help in finding her and her kids, an agency official said this afternoon.
VCSO: Suspect driver and vehicle located this morning, but no charges yet
DELTONA -- An apparent drug deal in Deltona went horribly wrong late Sunday afternoon, resulting in the death of an 18-year-old man who was dragged down the street by a fleeing motorist, an official with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.
The victim was identified as Tristan De Joy, who witnesses reported walking late Sunday afternoon to the end of Sonnet Court, the same Deltona road where he lives. Next, a pickup truck was spotted driving to the end of the street, where De Joy was.
National Weather Service: Flood advisory for New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Orange City, Lake Helen & Deltona
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for the Volusia County cities of New Smyrna Beach, Port Orange, Orange City, Lake Helen and Deltona until 9 p.m.
The advisory was issued at 6:58 p.m. from the National Weather Service in Melboune, following a fast-moving thunderstorm.
Limo service worker may have had financial issues
DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a Deltona man who went missing under suspicious circumstances April 2 and hasn't been seen since.
James Sheaffer, 36, who works for a limousine service, was last seen at the business getting into an unknown man's vehicle, Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught told Headline Surfer this afternoon.
"The men then drove away in a black passenger car, leaving Sheaffer's vehicle behind," the sheriff's spokesman said. "He did not return to work for his next assignment and his live-in girlfriend and family members haven't heard from him.
DELTONA -- It was shortly after 4 in the morning morning when a resident spotted a suspicious sight -- two people walking down the street, pushing a shopping cart loaded with various items.
Deltona man wanted in connection with armed home invasion near DeLand apprehended; 5 others arrested earlier
DELAND -- Sheriff's deputies apprehended a sixth and final suspect wanted in connection with a Feb. 25 armed home invasion outside the DeLand city limits.
"Volusia County Sheriff's deputies located 19-year-old Scott Barkley at his Deltona home (Tuesday) morning and arrested him without incident," Sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught said.
DELTONA -- The Volusia County Sheriff's Office arrested two Deltona High School students late Thursday afternoon after a school administrator found a loaded gun in one of the student's backpack. A campus advisor was the first to spot the suspicious activity, at first thinking that he might have witnessed a drug transaction.
Because of his suspicious behavior, 16-year-old Erick Graham was escorted to the dean's office, Sheriff's spokesman Gary Davidson said. "But instead of drugs, a search of Graham's backpack turned up a loaded .25-caliber handgun tucked in a sock. The gun had one bullet in the magazine."
The Sheriff's Office's school resource deputy assigned to the school was called in to investigate, Davidson said.
"Upon questioning by the deputy, Graham initially denied knowing anything about the gun or how it ended up in his backpack," Davidson said.
Preliminary investigation: Speeding may have been a factor in fatality
DELTONA -- A 20-year-old DeBary man became Volusia County's first highway fatality of the new year when he lost control of his motorcyle on DeBary Avenue near the intersection of Providence Boulevard and struck a stop sign before crashing the bike, a Sheriff's spokesman said.
Let our New Years resolution be this, we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word -- Goran Persson
DELTONA -- As we welcome in the new year, I want to take this opportunity to wish you the very best for 2013.
Let us take a moment to celebrate all that is good and right with our country, our county and our cities. And reflect on the challenges and opportunities that will come our way this year.