Unsolved Crimes

HIT AND RUN FATALITY (2017/02/28)

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UNSOLVED CASES (2016/06/01)

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REWARD FOR SHOOTING (2015/09/01)

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TARGET FRAUD (2015/08/31)

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VANDALISM (2015/06/28)

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UNSOLVED MURDER (2015/05/29)

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 Media release: May 28, 2015
 
 Exactly one year ago today, detectives with the Indian River County Sheriff`s Office responded to the 3800 block of 44th Place where the body of Dominique Dawson (27) was discovered with a small caliber bullet wound. Despite a year of investigation, no tips, forensic evidence, or leads have provided enough probable cause to support an arrest in the case. Detectives continue to search for any witnesses who may have information that would lead to an arrest. 
 
Shanta Dawson, Dominique`s mother, is holding a prayer gathering tomorrow in Gifford to bring awareness to this case and other recent gun violence tragedies. The prayer gathering will begin at 5:00 P.M. at the Gifford cemetery on 49th Street and transition to 45th Street and 33rd Avenue at 6:30 P.M.
 
 Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, "We hope someone reads this today and realizes that the cases of violence we are investigating involved others loved ones. If you know something about these cases or witnessed anything, please come forward and help us make an arrest. We want justice and we need your help."
 
 Anyone with information on this or other recent incidents are encouraged to contact Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.00

 Attached are photographs from the crime scene of the Dawson homicide one year ago today. Shanta Dawson can be reached by the media at (407)-413-1124 and is willing to speak to any media organizations.

 Other media inquiries should be directed to:
 
 Eric S. Flowers, M.S.
 Sergeant, Public Affairs
 772-473-8181
 eflowers@ircsheriff.org



Traffic homicide investigators seek public assistance (2015/04/30)

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Michael Sessions

In the evening hours of Wednesday, April 22nd, the Indian River County Sheriff`s Office received a 9-1-1 call of a
male laying in the roadway who had possibly been struck by a vehicle. Deputies responded to the 600 block of Indian River Boulevard and found
Michael Sessions
(55), of Vero Beach, in the south bound lanes of the roadway. Sessions was
unresponsive with a head injury. He was transported to Lawnwood Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

Throughout the week, detectives and traffic homicide investigators have worked closely with the medical examiner`s
office and have determined that the cause of Sessions death was the result of a vehicle striking him in the head. Sessions has a history of threatening and attempting suicide while
intoxicated by lying in the roadway. He has been homeless living in Vero Beach for several years.

Indian River County Sheriff`s Office Traffic Homicide Investigator Chris Luther stated, "In the
dark of night, the driver involved in this crash may
have felt the impact and thought they struck an animal or other object. We are hoping someone will come
forward and help us close this case. We do not
believe the driver was at fault in this crash and are just seeking closure for the family."

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed events leading up to the death of Sessions are encouraged to contact the lead Traffic Homicide Investigator of this crash,
Deputy Chris Luther at 772-473-9275. You can remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 by contacting Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477) or
www.tcwatch.org.





Media inquiries should
be directed to:

Eric S. Flowers, M.S.
Sergeant, Public
Affairs
772-473-8181
eflowers@ircsheriff.org 



ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS (2015/04/28)

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Investigative Assistance Requested (2015/04/21)

Our agency is investigating a Battery Upon an Elderly Jogger on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
 We need Crime Stoppers assistance to Identify the Bicyclist in the attached photos.
 The one we need to identify is the mountain bicycle leading the second bike.
 The suspect is wearing the blue colored shirt with black colored sleeves.
 The 2nd rider is a witness we have identified.

Information can be submitted to Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477) and an arrest can lead to a reward of up to $1,000.00.
Information can also be submitted to Jupiter Island Public Safety Department at 772-545-0112
 
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STOLEN FIREARM (2015/03/04)

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Detectives seek help identifying earlier bank robbery suspect (2015/02/27)

Detectives are asking for the assistance of the public to identify a man who
robbed the Wells Fargo bank (2001 58th Avenue) earlier this month. A video
from another bank was obtained where the suspect entered just prior to the
robbery. The suspect can be seen entering the bank, then leaving quickly
after being approached by a male employee.
 
Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar stated, "Somebody out there knows who
this guy is. Please help our detectives identify this man so we can seek
justice for the employees of Wells Fargo who lived through this terrible
event."
 
If you have any information that may assist with locating the robbery
suspect, please contact  Detective Tim Crooker of the Indian River County
Sheriff`s Office at 772-978-6119. You can remain anonymous and possibly be
eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00 by contacting Treasure Coast Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477) or www.tcwatch.org

The video can be viewed here.

ARMED ROBBERY- SUNOCO (2015/01/14)

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ARMED ROBBERY-DOLLAR GENERAL (2015/01/14)

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ARMED ROBBERY- LUCKY 7 (2015/01/12)

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ARMED ROBBERY- METRO PCS (2015/01/12)

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ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY (2015/01/12)

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NEWS RELEASE (2014/12/18)

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NEWS RELEASE (2014/12/18)

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CRASH SCENE INVESTIGATION (2014/11/19)

At approximately 3:18 A.M., deputies with the Indian River County Sheriff`s Office responded to a call of a one vehicle crash in the 5200 block of Old Dixie Highway in Vero Beach. Responding deputies determined the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was deceased upon their arrival. Florida Highway Patrol was called to the scene to investigate the crash at which time the deceased was identified as Alphonso Wynn Jr. (35) of Gifford.

During the investigation, deputies identified bullet holes in the vehicle, which changed the course of the investigation.

Because they were unable to immediately identify when the bullet holes were created, detectives with the Indian River County Sheriff`s Office were called to the scene. Hours after the crash, the 19th Judicial Circuit Medical Examiner`s Office removed Mr. Wynn`s body from the vehicle, but they were unable to determine if he had been struck by any bullets. An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

At this time, the Indian River County Sheriff`s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol are working the investigation in concert to determine the events that led up to the crash. Detective Charlie Clark stated, "Even if the autopsy finds that Mr. Wynn was struck by one or more bullets, we will still have to determine if the bullet or the crash was the cause of his death. We are treating the scene as a crime scene to preserve any evidence that may be here."

Crime scene detectives remain on scene at this time. Old Dixie Highway remains closed between 49th Street and 53rd Street in both directions.

Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes such as US 1 or Indian River Boulevard to avoid the area. If anyone has any information or may have witnessed something pertinent to the investigation, you are encouraged to contact Detective Charlie Clark at (772) 978-6188 in reference to case number 2014-188053.

You can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 by contacting Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477) or www.tcwatch.org .

 

Media inquiries should be directed to:

Sgt. Eric S. Flowers, M.S.

Public Affairs

772-473-8181

eflowers@ircsheriff.org



ARMED RESIDENTIAL ROBBERIES (2014/11/15)

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