Vero Beach Police Department

  • Agency: Vero Beach Police Department
  • Address: 1055 20th Street, Vero Beach, 32960 FL
  • Chief: Donald Dappen (Chief of Police)
Phone: (772) 978-4600
Fax: (772) 978-4691

Vero Beach Police Department is located at 1055 20th Street, Vero Beach, 32960 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Donald Dappen. The Vero Beach Police Department phone number is (772) 978-4600.

Vero Beach Police Department News

**UPDATE - ROADWAY IS CLEARED** ROAD CLOSURE Due to a serious accident, the intersection of 18th St & 6th Ave is CLOSED. US 1 and Indian River Boulevard should be used as detours.

Happy Halloween here are some safety tips to make sure everyone can stay safe tonight.

Congrats to Cpl Darrell Rivers on serving this community for 30years

The Vero Beach Police Department is grateful to part of the 26th Annual Samaritan Center Soup Bowl event that is occurring on Nov. 1 from 11:30am - 1:30pm. We will be serving the soups from our EAST parking lot that is at 10th Ave and SR 60 E. Soup cups are available at a minimum $5 donation, and you may purchase one of the pottery bowls for $15. Proceeds from the event will benefit homeless in our area.

Traffic Detour Alert! Although the work is being done in Ft. Pierce, it may affect drivers here in Vero Beach! CLOSURE: SR A1A / N BEACH CAUSEWAY is going to be closed to vehicular traffic due to Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) Grade Crossing Rehabilitation between Saturday October 27, 2018 at 7:00 AM to Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM DETOUR INFORMATION: (See map) Eastbound: Traffic on SR A1A / N BEACH CAUSEWAY will be directed to go north along Old Dixie Highway: • Traffic going Eastbound on SR A1A / N BEACH CAUSEWAY will go north along Old Dixie Highway and turn right on 17th Street to drive east to • SR A1A; then traffic will turn right and drive south to Shorewinds Drive/N Beach Highway. Westbound: Traffic on SR A1A / N BEACH CAUSEWAY will be directed to go north along SR A1A: • Traffic going westbound on SR A1A / N BEACH CAUSEWAY will go north along SR A1A and turn left on 17th Street to drive west to • Old Dixie Highway; traffic will turn left and drive south to SR A1A / N Beach Causeway.

Hurricane Michael Volunteer information from the United Way of Indian River County. Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle, bringing rampant flooding and winds clocking in at 155 miles per hour. Many areas experienced unimaginable loss and devastation. As Volunteer Florida and partners offer immediate relief and initiate the long-term recovery process, potential volunteers and/or donors need to be reminded of a very important message: Cash Cash is the most flexible and effective form of donation. To donate to the Florida Disaster Fund, Florida's private fund established to assist communities throughout disaster response and recovery, visit https://www.volunteerflorida.org or text "DISASTER" ($10) or "DISASTER25" ($25) to 20222. Confirm If not donating cash, confirm that there is a legitimate need before collecting items and material donations. Potential volunteers are also encouraged to affiliate with established organizations and ensure that they are needed before visiting impacted areas. Volunteers will not be given lodging. Once affiliated with an organization it will be necessary to find your own lodging. Connect Volunteers are a critical part of a well-coordinated disaster recovery effort. To volunteer, visit https://www.volunteerflorida.org and register on the volunteer database. Please be patient and do not self-deploy – organizations will contact qualified volunteers as soon as possible. NOTE: Volunteers will not be given lodging. Once affiliated with an organization it will be necessary to find your own lodging. Volunteer Florida is Florida’s lead agency for volunteerism and national service, administering more than $32 million in federal, state, and local funding to deliver high-impact national service and volunteer programs in Florida. Volunteer Florida promotes and encourages volunteerism to meet critical needs across the state. Volunteer Florida also serves as Florida’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters. For more information, visit: www.volunteerflorida.org. FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT: Eve Ballance United Way of Indian River County 1836 14th Avenue Vero Beach, FL 32960 (772) 567-8900

REGISTER HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScnf1vME2BWbCk-wrQV2dMUBSnhrFX1wxz4ptNb9Tx-EClN_g/viewform?usp=pp_url On behalf of CareerSource Research Coast, the Annual Gifford Job Fair will be held Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Gifford Youth Achievement Center. Please share with those who may find this of interest.

Today, the Vero Beach Police Department welcomed a new police officer to our ranks! Ofc. Andrew Woloshyn was sworn in as our newest member. Welcome to the family, Ofc.Woloshyn. Good luck and stay safe out there!

This is a friendly reminder that parking enforcement on Saturdays will begin this weekend on 10/13/18.

BOLO ARMED ROBBERY On 10/10/18 at 0030 hours the above depicted male, light skin black male wearing; black acid washed jeans, black sneakers, blue ski jacket with hood, (note: unknown white logo on left chest and right arm), ski gloves, and a black face mask robbed the clerk at gun point at (7-11) 1400 A1A. The suspect removed a (silver) semiautomatic pistol from his (right) jacket pocket and placed the pistol to the clerk’s head demanding money. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of money. Update: The responding officer reported that while enroute he observed a tan/gold/silver Toyota Camry older model traveling northbound on A1A and turning left traveling westbound on E Causeway Blvd. If anyone has any information as to the identity of this subject, please contact Detective Evans at the Vero Beach Police Department. Phone Number: (772) 978-4662 / Email: Levans@VBPD.org

#FortifyFL - https://getfortifyfl.com/ In the wake of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that took the lives of 17 Florida students and educators, the Florida Legislature passed and Governor Rick Scott signed SB 7026, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. This legislation outlines significant reforms to make Florida schools safer, while keeping firearms out of the hands of mentally ill and dangerous individuals. One result of this law is now a new app for your Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cutcom.apparmor.fdle) or Apple (https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1435824190) devices that allows students, parents to submit anonymous tips to local law enforcement Check out the attached video to see how it works! FortifyFL was created and funded by the 2018 Florida Legislature as part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. The application was named by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The Office of Attorney General, Florida Department of Education and @FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) coordinated its development and roll-out. For more information, visit the Office of Safe Schools: http://www.fldoe.org/safe-schools/ School District of Indian River County, Beachland Elementary PTA, St. Helen Catholic School,

On 10/3/18 two men of possible Middle Eastern descent, in their 20’s to 30’s entered the T-Mobile store located at 524 21st St. The man in the long sleeve shirt stole an IPhone XS Max valued at $1099 while the man in the dark colored shirt appeared to act as a lookout. T-Mobile employees said the suspects ran from the store after stealing the phone and entered a white Chevy Suburban with Florida plates. The first letter on the plate was possibly “F”. The suspect in the dark colored shirt was heavy set with a mustache and goatee. The suspect wearing the long sleeve shirt had a full beard. If you have any information on the suspects please contact Detective Brock at (772)978-4661 or at cbrock@vbpd.org. VBPD case#2018-2476

This is a friendly reminder that as election season is approaching us, candidates from numerous different types of political races will be placing political signs throughout the city. Taking these signs and depriving the owner of the signs could be considered theft as defined by Florida State Statute.

On Monday, 10/1/18 the Youth Guidance Mentoring Committee presented the Vero Beach Police Department with thank you cards that they created for our officers. Thank you to all the kids that created these cards, our officers greatly appreciate them and will cherish them.

On 10/02/2018, at approximately 1539 hours, the male subject pictured above, stole $1,085 worth of merchandise from Wal-Mart, located at 1750 US 1. The male subject loaded the merchandise into a shopping cart and proceeded to pass all points of sale without paying for the items. The male was seen leaving the area of Wal-Mart in a unknown make/model silver sedan. If anyone has any information as to the identity of this subject, please contact Detective DeAcetis at the Vero Beach Police Department. Phone Number: (772) 978-4667 / Email: DDeAcetis@VBPD.org

Another great Coffee with a Cop event! We would like to thank our community once again for coming out and chatting with us this morning over free McCafe coffee! We really enjoy an opportunity to meet our residents in such an informal, positive setting. We will continue participating in this event at McDonald's, so look out for our next flyer!

On Monday, October 1, 2018 TC Palm news posted a story in the "Thank You Letter" section of their newspaper. Contained in the section was a letter written by Amadeus Posavec giving thanks to a employee of the Vero Beach Police Department. He said that his 5 year old brother recently had a birthday and realized that he wanted to a police officer when he grew up. As a result Posavec stated he decided to take his brother to the Vero Beach Police Department. When they arrived at the station they met VBPD, employee Rosie Lake at the front desk. In the article Posavec describes the encounter with Rosie as being passionate and kind hearted. It was explained that Rosie's interaction with the boy made his day. Great job Rosie!

Join your neighbors and local officers for complimentary McCafe' coffee and conversation. No speeches or agenda. Just a chance to get to know officers in your neighborhood, ask questions or discuss issues.

On Friday, 09/28/18 the Vero Beach Police Department is proud to announce two promotions that will be in effect beginning on October 1st, 2018. Vero Beach Police Corporal, Brian Kerensky will be promoted to Sergeant and Detective Brian Hesse will be promoted to Corporal. Congratulations two both officers on their achievements

The Vero Beach Police Department is requesting assistance from the community in identifying this subject that stole political signs. If any information can be provided please contact Vero Beach Police Detective Chip Brock 772-978-4600

Today, the Vero Beach Police Department welcomed a new police officer to our ranks! Ofc. James Doty was sworn in as our newest member. Welcome to the family, Ofc.Doty. Good luck and stay safe out there!

This has been updated to a Silver Alert. He may be traveling in a 2003, silver Toyota Camry, California tag number 5TIA986.

On September 21, 2018, at 7:08 AM, the Vero Beach Police Department received a report of a sexual assault at 1600 21st Street. An adult female, age 44, advised Detectives that she had been sexually battered by a male while she slept outside the Indian River County Main Library. The suspect was located on the south side of the library and identified as Carlos Tito Caban, age 44, of 1555 14th Avenue, Apt. 220, Vero Beach, FL. Caban was subsequently arrested by Detectives and charged with sexual battery. Caban was transported to the Indian River County Jail where he will be held without bond until his initial court appearance on Saturday. Defendant Information Carlos Caban DOB 07/01/73

On Wednesday, Indian River Charter High School senior Logan Farmer spent the day with Chief Currey attending meetings and delivering Meals on Wheels. Chief Currey and VBPD was happy to assist Logan in completing his Senior Seminar project for the year. Good luck to Logan in his future endeavors!