Melbourne Crime

Melbourne Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Cruise ship employee charged with sexual battery

    Saturday Aug 15 | via USA Today 

    A man who worked as a stateroom steward aboard a Carnival cruise ship was arrested Saturday and charged with sexual battery of a person under 16 years of age and lewd and lascivious molestation, authorities say. Cruise ship employee charged with sexual battery MELBOURNE, Fla.

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  • Florida Pastor Foils Armed Robbery During Sermon: 'N...

    Friday Aug 7 | via People 

    A parishioner at a Melbourne, Florida, house of worship allegedly tried to hold the church up with a gun and a knife on Sunday morning, but was foiled after the pastor and his son fought him off. During a sermon at The Door Christian Fellowship , John Grace, 21, who attends the church along with his parents, allegedly removed what turned out to be a BB gun from a shopping bag and demanded money.

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  • Florida man tries to rob church during service

    Wednesday Aug 5 | via New York Daily News 

    As pastor Les Snodgrass was addressing his small congregation on the value of life Sunday morning one of his congregants "Johnny" Grace, who was armed with a replica handgun and a 10-inch knife, threatened the life of his 76-year-old mother. But the clergyman's entire family all worked together in subduing John Grace and calling police after he interrupted the church service.

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  • Police dispatcher accused of having sex with 11-year...

    Tuesday Aug 4 | via WFTV Orlando 

    A Palm Bay Police Department dispatcher was arrested on charges of having an unlawful relationship with an 11-year-old boy, authorities said. Amanda Chandler, 40, was arrested Monday night on a warrant for eight counts of capital sexual battery and five counts of lewd and lascivious molestation, police said.

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  • Pastor's Bold Reaction When a Man Allegedly Pulled a...

    Tuesday Aug 4 | via TheBlaze.com 

    When a man allegedly attempted to rob parishioners during a church service at The Door Christian Fellowship Church in Melbourne, Florida, on Sunday morning, Pastor Les Snodgrass and his son quickly sprung into action and tackled the assailant. Snodgrass told reporters after the incident that the accused is 21-year-old John Grace - a man who had sometimes come to church, but who wasn't a regular at the small congregation that has just a few members.

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  • Florida man tried to rob church during sermon

    Tuesday Aug 4 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 

    Pastor Les Snodgrass was in the middle of his Sunday sermon, preaching about the value of life and tribulation when a man stood up in the middle of the congregation and pointed a replica gun at his 76-year-old mother's head, demanding cash. Florida man tried to rob church during sermon Pastor Les Snodgrass was in the middle of his Sunday sermon, preaching about the value of life and tribulation when a man stood up in the middle of the congregation and pointed a replica gun at his 76-year-old mother's head, demanding cash.

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  • Country's youngest convicted killer released from pr...

    Jul 28, 2015 | via Daily World 

    Curtis Jones, who was sentenced to 18 years in prison for carrying out a murder with his 13-year-old sister in 1999, was released from prison Tuesday. Country's youngest convicted killer released from prison MELBOURNE, Fla.

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Melbourne Law

I took an egt test earlier today and failed for alcohol, is there any way to request a retest?
I'm on pre trial diversion and I work as a bartender. I worked late the previous night and was testing the drinks all night through a sipper straw as I was training a new bartender. I didn't actually have a drink, however my boss told me to do this and I wasn't expecting it to show up in my test, as it was such a small amount. Being as this was part of my job, would they let me retest if I explained this? Or am I just going to fail out of the program.
If the terms of your agreement included absolute sobriety, you could have a problem. You should speak with your...
What is the FL statute for converting fines into community service?! I have a DUI conviction 4th offence & on probation.
DUI 4th offence
The court may not allow it. Contact your attorney or public defender.
Am I able to obtain a Florida license at this time even though my California DUI is still in the process of being resolved?
'I am in the process of resolving a DUI charge I received in California (i.e. paying the fine, community service is complete and I took a 4.5 month course in Florida that I do not think will be approved in California) so.. Am I able to obtain a Florida license at this time even though my California DUI is still in the process of being resolved? as I am now a resident of Florida? Thank you.'
Most likely no. Florida and California are part of an Interstate Compact on Driver Licenses, which means that if your...
My family member was in an accident and had a no bond warrant for vop for a dui, what can we do?
Family member caused a three car accident, had a vop no bond warrant for a misdemeanor dui from a few years ago. Was arrested and we are awaiting a trial in the morning. We would like to know what we can do now since she has already been arrested and what kind of lawyer we can contact
You should contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately; not just any lawyer though, someone with experience and the "...
I was charged with a reckless driving when reduced from a DUI but adjudication was withheld. Can I have it sealed and expunged?
It occurred in 2013. I have no other charges on by record.
They are touchy on this because they consider giving you a big break. There is no reason not to. You might have had an...
Can I handle a vop on a dui without much jail time
can't finish farm time because if work and I'm the only one in my house hold that work's family of 5
There are jail alternatives. However, you may need a lawyer for that. Locate an experienced criminal defense lawyer...
Can I take a Florida mandated DUI class in a different state to get my license back?
I was arrested for DUI in 2009 and did not lose my drivers license. The judge continued my case long enough for me to complete a 2 part DUI class and community service. The DUI class was two parts, first part being like six two hour classes spaced out over 2 months, the second part is a 'alcohol & drug counseling evaluation' were they decide if your an addict. I did my community service, took the class, and the counselors were understaffed and backed up, so I made the appt for 8 months later. I returned to court before that appt and the judge decided to give me a drug test, which I passed and he said ok that's good enough case closed. Well, i didnt attend that counseling appt, and the DMV suspended my license 2 years later. I now live out of state, Do i have to return to FL to take class
Check with the Florida DMV. I expect they will have a way for you to complete the requirement, but it may be expensive.