Citrus County Sheriff’s Department Notifies Community

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Citrus County Sheriff reporting increase in Daytime Burlgaries

Home Invasion in Citrus County

Home Invasions

This warning was posted on Facebook from the Citrus County Sheriffs office

BEWARE OF RESIDENTIAL BURLGARIES: Over the past few weeks our county along with surrounding counties like Marion and Levy, have been experiencing a series of residential daytime burglaries. Doors have been forced open, and jewelry, medicine and handguns have been taken. Please secure your valuables, and report any suspicious persons who may knock on your door “looking for someone” who does not reside there, or solicitors without marked vehicles with company identification. In addition, report any suspicious vehicles in your neighborhood to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. All of these incidents have been occurring during the daytime hours so please make sure you watch out for your neighbors’ homes if they are away. If you have any questions you can contact Detective Serocki at 352-422-0518. Thank you.

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Citrus County Sheriffs Office Takes a Bite out of Car Theft


Citrus County Sheriffs Office Takes a bite out of Car Thefts!

Citrus County Sheriffs Office Takes a bite out of Car Thefts!

divider for post pagesDid you know that the Citrus County Sheriffs Office has designed a program to help residents stop auto theft here in Citrus County? They call this program C.A.T (Combat Auto Theft). We here at 1 Able Locksmith go to great lengths to insure that the person who calls us out to make a car key is the rightful owner of the vehicle before we replace a lost or stolen key, so we applaud the sheriffs office for their efforts to keep your vehicle safe.

This anti-theft program was designed to recover stolen vehicles in
timely manner. For people who leave their vehicles parked outside at night, for those who travel frequently, or vehicles left in parking lots during late evening hours, this program is beneficial for you. If the vehicle is stolen or taken without your knowledge, the bright yellow decal allows law enforcement throughout the state of Florida, and some other states, to stop your vehicle if seen out between the hours of 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. This allows the law enforcement officer to determine if the driver is authorized to have the vehicle.

The Sheriffs Office website has a form you can fill out to request a sticker that you place in the lower left corner of the rear window of your vehicle. This sticker tells Sheriffs Deputies that your vehicle is not normally driven between the hours of 1:00 am and 5:00 am.

It is important to note here that if a law enforcement officer observes a person operating or occupying a vehicle with this sticker during these hours, they will reasonably suspect that such person is in possession of said vehicle without proper authorization. This knowledge permits the officer to stop the vehicle and conduct an investigation. In these instances, police action will include the necessary precautions generally taken to protect officers when approaching a potentially stolen vehicle. If you work the night shift or normally drive between the hours of 1:00-5:00 am, this program may not work well for you.

To register for this program you can download the form and take it to the Sheriffs Office along with your vehicle registration. You will then be given the decal for your vehicle. For more information or to download the form click on this link.

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Protecting your Citrus county business!

Turn on any television or pick up a newspaper anywhere in the country and you soon discover that theft is on the rise. Here in Citrus county, Florida the sheriffs office is helping citizens and businesses fight back by providing resources that we can all use.

The Citrus county Sheriff’s office has a program designed specifically to help business owners in our area. This program is free and easy to use and enables the sheriffs office to respond to the security needs of the businesses in our area in an organized and timely fashion.

I have enclosed the form needed to partner with the sheriff’s office here for your convenience because like you and the sheriffs office, 1 Able locksmith strives to promote security for you, your families, businesses and our community.



Citrus county Sheriff



    PHONE 352 726-4488


      Sheriff’s Star Program

A Free Service for our Business Community!


Dear Business Owner,

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has a free program called the Sheriff’s Star. After registering for the program, a decal is placed in the front window of your business. On that decal is a number that is linked to a Sheriff’s database. That database contains contact information for your business. In the event of an emergency after hours,a deputy could use that information to contact you or a designee. To enroll in the program, please complete the information below.

Business Information:

Name of person completing this form:


Do you have a current Star number in the window? Yes    No

If Yes, what is the #:____________

Business Name: ______________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

City: _________________________________ Zip Code:___________________________

Business Phone #: (______) ______-___________ Business Fax #: (______) ______-___________

E-mail Address: ______________________________________________________________________

Emergency Contact Information:

First Contact: Name: __________________________________________________________

Phone #1: (______) ______-___________

Phone #2: (______) ______-___________

Second Contact: Name: __________________________________________________________

Phone #1: (______) ______-___________

Phone #2: (______) ______-___________

Third Contact: Name: __________________________________________________________

Phone #1: (______) ______-___________

Phone #2: (______) ______-___________

Fax this form to 352-746-6696 or mail it to: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

                                                                   ATTN: Star Program Coordinator

                                                                1 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue

                                                                        Inverness, Florida 34450

For a FREE Crime Prevention Survey of your business, please call the Crime Prevention Division at 726-4488.


CCSO Form 05/2008

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Citrus County Sheriffs Crime Prevention Team

Did you know that the Citrus County Sheriff’s department offers citizens and businesses in Citrus county valuable resources to keep your families, homes and businesses secure?

Commercial and residential property owners in Citrus County can request a free security survey from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Crime Prevention team, and their employees are always willing to speak to community or civic groups about personal safety or child identification programs.

For more information contact Sgt. Chris Evan at 527-3701

The Sheriffs Office also offers Citrus County Seniors valuable resources as well.

Don Moran is the senior affairs coordinator for the Sheriff’s Office. He is responsible for assisting senior members in the community in locating needed services.

He has a wealth of knowledge and can provide valuable help to those in need. He can be reached by calling 527-4260.

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Citrus County Crime Report


Lock out Crime

Citrus county Sheriffs lock out crime campaign

The Citrus county Sheriffs Office has reported 14 crimes between 2/18/2012 and 2/24/2012 involving theft, burglary, motor vehicle theft, assault, homicide, robbery, weapons crimes, vehicle break ins. In an ongoing effort to keep the citizens of Citrus county aware of the crime around them, the Citrus county Sheriffs office posts these crimes on their website under the heading Crimemapping. Here is the link to the Citrus county Sheriffs crimemapping website:  We at 1 Able Locksmith support our local Sheriffs Office and repost this information in an effort to help make our neighbors and customers aware of the crime in our area.

It appears that the majority of burglarys have occured in unoccupied buildings. A good many of these crimes are taking place in broad daylight, in the middle of the day.

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