GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA: As per Dean Cheshire, “There is an increase in crime in the area, and the City’s own data reveals it. I can only speak to what I see. I see a spike in crime in the area. I can also only speak to what I don’t see: I don’t see the city taking further action to end the trend.” Cheshire mentioned this in an email.
“We appreciate GPD efforts to solve the major crimes that are occurring in the area, but it is our sincere hope to instead deter and prevent crimes from happening in the first place. Those I talk to in the area agree that something has to be done.”
There are two murders that happened in Gainesville this year. According to the source, both happened at Dean Cheshire’s business, the Swamp Car Wash on East University Avenue and Ninth Street.
“One of our issues is responsible management. You have folks who own these properties, and incidents are occurring when crowds are gathering, all throughout the night, and there is no one there to tell them they’re trespassing or putting up fencing,” Assistant Chief Lonnie Scott said. “All of the businesses in that area need to be more responsible. Lighting. Chain it off. (Cheshire) put a fence up recently, which we think is a good move.”
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA: Audrey Cheves, a Gainesville High School senior lost her life in a car crash that happened on Saturday night.
As per the Gainesville Police Department, Audrey Cheves was headed home along with her mother on Saturday night. The crash report states Toyota sedan and a Jeep got into an accident. Audrey Cheves and her mother were in a Toyota sedan that was heading Northwest 39th Avenue out of the north-side parking lot of Publix. The Jeep was traveling east from the 1900 block of Northwest 39th Avenue.
Audrey Cheves was in the passenger seat and she was pronounced dead at the moment. Audrey’s mother was immediately transported to UF Health Shands Hospital.
Officials said the driver of the Jeep has also suffered head injuries.
Audrey Cheves was loved was everyone. She was witty and extremely talented. Audrey’s best friend Allie Lacole Dudley, with whom she soon would celebrate 11 years of friendship, said “Audrey was one of the most perfect people. She just loved to make everybody feel like they were loved. She never wanted anybody to be down.”
Audrey will be forever remembered.
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA: Police say a 20 year old man was arrested in the evening on Friday. The man was identified as Jaylon Oliver from Gainesville.
As per the reports, Oliver threatened to kill his co-workers. The investigation report shows Oliver pulled a loaded gun to his former co-workers.
Oliver worked at Builders Air. In order to ask for his paycheck, Oliver went to his job on Friday. Witnesses say he then began to threaten people at the shop with a loaded gun. Officials say Oliver threatened three people.
The officials confirmed Oliver is currently booked at Alachua County Jail. No more information has been released at the moment. The investigation is ongoing.
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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA: According to the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, a 26-year-old man was arrested Thursday morning on charges related to child pornography.
The reports say cyber-tip information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was provided to the Sheriff’s Office. A search warrant was issued and the search operation has executed in the apartment of Dominic Longo.
Records say two gadgets were recovered that contained files of child pornography. As per the arrest reports, 8 of the 53 total files featured infants or toddlers.
Longo is facing charges of 4 counts of transmitting child pornography electronically and 53 counts of possession of child pornography. He is being held without bond at the Alachua County Jail.
No more information has been released.