On July 23, 2020, at 9:36 PM, the Vero Beach Police Department received a 911 call regarding a shooting at 1228 24th Street, Lot 12. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and located the victim, Samuel Foster, age 29, of Vero Beach. Foster advised officers that he had been shot in the abdomen by Michael Lloyd during a domestic argument inside Lot 12. Foster was subsequently transported by paramedics to an area hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Officers issued a “be on the lookout” for Lloyd after learning that he had fled the scene in a white van immediately after the shooting.
Detectives responded to the scene, interviewed witnesses, and secured Lot 12 pending a search warrant. Through investigative means, Detectives learned that Michael Lloyd was currently at a residence in the 4900 block of 65th Street in Vero Beach. With assistance from the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office, officers were able to confirm that Michael Lloyd was at the aforementioned residence. On July 24, 2020, at 0240 hours, Lloyd was taken into custody by the IRCSO and turned over to VBPD Detectives. A firearm matching the description of the firearm utilized in the shooting was secured as evidence. Lloyd’s van was secured and towed to the Vero Beach Police Department pending a search warrant.
Michael Odis Lloyd, DOB 12/24/1980, of 1228 24th Street, Lot 12, Vero Beach, FL was arrested by Vero Beach Police Detectives and charged with the following offenses:
· Attempted First Degree Murder
· Felon in Possession of a Firearm
The recently passed law allows the legal use of fireworks on the following holidays:
New Year's Eve - December 31
New Year's Day - January 1
Independence Day - July 4
Please review the attached info-graphics regarding firework safety for yourself, and for your pets!
Also attached is the full text of the law.
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF VERO BEACH, FLORIDA EMERGENCY ORDER JUNE 30, 2020, REQUIRING THE WEARING OF FACE COVERINGS OR FACE SHIELDS
1. All persons working in restaurants, grocery stores, food service, salons, gyms, and retail establishments, or businesses open to the public OR any other indoor facility visited by the public where social distancing is not possible within the incorporated area of the City of Vero Beach are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings or face shields.
2. All persons entering an indoor City facility including, but not limited to City Hall, the Police Station, Public Works facilities, Airport facilities, Recreation facilities, City Marina, etc. where social distancing is not possible shall wear face coverings or face shields.
3. All persons utilizing public transit and transportation m City of Vero Beach shall wear face coverings or face shields.
4. All other persons physically present in any public place, including beaches and parks, where social distancing is not possible are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings or face shields.
5. A face covering includes face shields and coverings, which snugly covers the nose and mouth, whether store bought or homemade, which is secured in place. Persons who wear masks should review the CDC and Florida Department of Health guidelines regarding properly and safely applying, removing and cleaning masks.
6. Medical and surgical masks, such as N95 masks or other similar medical surgical masks, should be reserved for health care personnel, police, fire fighters, emergency management and other first responders engaged in life/safety activities.
7. A face covering shall not be required for the following persons:
A. Persons under the age of two years;
B. Persons observing social distancing m accordance with CDC guidelines;
C. Persons for whom a face covering would cause impairment due to an existing health condition or disability;
D. Persons working in a business or profession who do not have interactions with other persons;
E. Persons working in a business or profession who maintain social distancing from another person;
F. Persons working in a business or profession where use of a face covering would prevent them from performing the duties of the business or profession;
G. Persons exercising, while maintaining social distancing;
H. Persons eating or drinking;
I. Public safety, fire and other life, safety and health care personnel, as their personal protective equipment requirements will be governed by their respective agencies; or
J. The requirement shall not apply when a person, who is hearingimpaired, needs to see the mouth of someone wearing a face covering in order to communicate.
8. This emergency order is intended as a measure to seek voluntary compliance with the provisions contained herein and to educate and warn of the dangers of noncompliance. This order may be enforced pursuant to Sections 252.47 and 252.50, Florida Statutes, at the discretion of law enforcement personnel.
9. The City Manager is hereby delegated the power and authority as provided under the City ordinances and the emergency management plans, and all other applicable laws, to implement and enforce this emergency order and to take such action as he deems necessary for public health, safety, and welfare purposes. The City Manager shall make a public announcement that access to all City beaches shall be restricted to City and Indian River County residents only, from 7:00 A.M. Friday, July 3, 2020 to 10:00 P.M. Sunday, July 5, 2020.
10. This emergency order shall be in effect in City of Vero Beach beginning at 12:00 P.M. noon on June 30, 2020, and will expire as provided by law unless extended by executive order issued by the City Manager.
Occurring Thursday 6/4/2020 at 5:00pm:
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A message from Chief David E. Currey of sadness, commitment, and appreciation to our Vero Beach Community
The shocking, senseless death of George Floyd, and the disregard for human life and dignity at the hands of law enforcement is truly heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are extended to the Floyd family, relatives, and friends.
The Vero Beach Police Department has been, and will continue to be committed toward our community by way of partnerships, citizen interaction, trust, transparency, and accountability. We understand the importance of this commitment as we too are a part of OUR wonderful community.
Please know we understand there are concerns and frustrations. Together we can set an example for other communities to follow. Gatherings to voice a message can be done in a respectful, peaceful manner, and without violence or destruction. The latter only distracts and takes away from the intended point of focus. In fact, let us know of any event so we can attend and/or provide a safe environment.
We can all live by the Golden Rule…..treating others as you want to be treated in a fair and equitable way! God bless, and thank you Vero Beach!!
As a Public Safety Telecommunicator you are dedicated to serving the public, safeguard life and property, keep our officers informed on all calls that require attention, and assist them in the performance of their duties. We are grateful for all that you do and thankful that you are a part of our family.
In light of the unique situation that our country is currently experiencing, there are a lot of questions out there and one that is starting to pop up is: How safe is our water supply?
We want to assure everyone that there is no issue with the City of Vero Beach Municipal water supply during these unique times of the COVID-19 outbreak. Every day, the water is processed through filtration and disinfectant procedures to ensure the highest quality for our residents.
For more information about Drinking Water, Recreational Water and Wastewater you can read the CDC FAQ here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/water.html
If you would like to learn more, you can contact the City of Vero Beach Water & Sewer Administration at: email@example.com Please visit our department page here: https://www.covb.org/159/Water-Sewer-Administration
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