Starke Police Department

  • Agency: Starke Police Department
  • Address: 830 Edwards Rd, Starke, 32091 FL
  • Chief: Jeff Johnson (Chief of Police)
Phone: 904-964-5400

Starke Police Department is located at 830 Edwards Rd, Starke, 32091 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Jeff Johnson. The Starke Police Department phone number is 904-964-5400.

Starke Police Department News

🚨🏍🚨🏍Stolen Dirt Bike🏍 🚨🏍🚨 On Friday, May 25th at approximately 5pm, our agency responded to a report of a stolen dirt bike off of Reba Street in Starke. The dirt bike was last seen secured in a locked shed on the property on May 9th around noon. 2017 Yellow & Black Suzuki BMZ 250 Model If anyone has any information regarding the theft of this dirt bike, please contact our agency at 904-964-5400 or our dispatch at 904-966-6161. As always, our community’s help in sharing our post leads to cases being solved quicker through tips received. #StarkePD

Click it or Ticket. Today, May 21st thru June 3rd. Don't be scared, just click it.

******UPDATE*****UPDATE*****UPDATE****** Both Alexandra and Rachael have been safely located by our case Detective. Thank you to all that shared our post or contacted us with information. Together we can make a difference. 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨MISSING JUVENILES🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 We are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two missing juveniles: ALEXANDRA LOBATTO(13 year-old white female, brown hair, brown eyes, approximately 5'4" and 140lbs) and RACHAEL MORGAN(15 year-old white female, blonde hair, blue eyes, approximately 5'2"). ALEXANDRA and RACHAEL were last seen at approximately 11:30pm yesterday evening (Wednesday, May 16, 2018) at a residence off of E. Mimosa Drive in Starke. It is believed that ALEXANDRA and RACHAEL intentionally left the residence through a window. No clothing description is available and their direction of travel is unknown. If you have ANY information regarding ALEXANDRA LOBATTO and/or RACHAEL MORGAN or their possible whereabouts, please make contact with the Starke Police Department at (904)966-6161. Please share this post to ensure that it reaches as many citizens as possible to aid in locating ALEXANDRA and RACHAEL.

On Tuesday, May 01, 2018 between 10pm and 11pm, a Burglary was committed at the Oak Street Cafe located on North Oak Street in Starke. Just after the owner closed the restaurant down for the night, access was gained to the restaurant where property was vandalized and various electronics were stolen. If you have any information regarding this burglary, please contact our department at 904-966-6161 (24 hour Dispatch) or 904-964-5400 to speak with one of our Detectives on the case. The assistance of our community is always greatly appreciated and tips received from our shared post help our agency with solving these cases quicker. #StarkePD

Last week, Officer Cheramie with our Patrol Division responded to a theft of a bicycle at our local Walmart. Mr. Simmons reported that he had parked his bicycle near the entrance to the store and upon returning, he discovered that someone had stolen his bicycle which is his main means for transportation. Tonight on shift, Officer Cheramie was able to provide Mr. Simmons with a new bicycle in place of the stolen one. Just another way our officers give back to our community that they serve. #StarkePD

Thank you Madison Street Baptist Church for providing the venue for the 2018 Bradford and Union County Law Enforcement Memorial. The open doors, technical support, participation, and live stream video was an awesome display of love.

The Starke Police Department and Chief Jeff Johnson would like to invite all to the 2018 Bradford/Union Law Enforcement Memorial service. "Enough Have Given There Lives in Service to Their Community." Come show your support and appreciation for the sacrifices that we make every day.

Our prayers go out to the families of the fallen deputies with the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office and to our brothers and sisters in uniform. #GilchristCountySheriffsOffice #ThinBlueLine #LineOfDutyDeath #StarkePD

The Starke Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the pictured individual in regards to a vehicle theft which occurred on Friday, February 23, 2018 at approximately 3:00am, at the Kangaroo located at 312 W. Brownlee St. The suspect exited the white KIA(pictured), entered into the victim's 2013 Ford Focus, bearing FL Tag#CSGV05, and then fled in an unknown direction. If you have any information regarding this case or the indentity of the pictured suspect, please contact the Starke Police Department at (904)966-6161.

*******************UPDATE******************* Kierston has been located safely. Thank you for the prayers and shares. 🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨MISSING JUVENILE🚨🚨🚨🚨🚨 We are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 13 year-old white female, KIERSTON CHAMBERLAIN(pictured). KIERSTON was last seen shortly after 9am this morning(Monday, April 2, 2018), just before walking off the Bradford Middle School campus, in an unknown direction. KIERSTON was last seen wearing light colored denim jeans, a purple zip-up jacket, and black tennis shoes. If you have ANY information regarding KIERSTON CHAMBERLAIN and/or her possible whereabouts, please make contact with the Starke Police Department at (904)966-6161. Please share this post to ensure that it reaches as many citizens as possible to aid in locating KIERSTON CHAMBERLAIN.

📢📢 SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE NOTICE📢📢 At approximately 5:45pm on Sunday, March 25, 2018 Patrol Units responded to Walgreens in reference to a suspicious package abandoned beside the propane tanks on the building’s South side. Alacua County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad responded and was able to determine that the package posed no threat. We want to take this opportunity to remind our community about how to handle circumstances involving suspicious packages. A suspicious package or item can be anything that is out of place, cannot be accounted for, or is suspected of being an explosive device. If you discover or receive a suspicious item, package, or letter: * Do not move, alter, open, examine or disturb the item *Leave the item in the location of discovery *Clear the immediate area *CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT *Wait in a safe location until Law Enforcement’s arrival We would like to thank the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad for their assistance in assuring the safety of the citizen of Starke.

🚒🚨🚒🚨🚒🚨🚒🚨🚒🚨🚒🚨🚒🚨🚒🚨🚒 Let’s welcome our Starke Fire & Rescue Department to Facebook by seeing how many “likes” we can give them in the next 24 hours!! Starke Fire & Rescue has a very important role in keeping our community safe and up to date on safety concerns and hazards. By liking their page, you’ll read posts from them first on any local traffic crashes, fires, hazmat, emergency incidents and community events where they feel that it might directly effect you and our community. So let’s show them how great it is to have them on Facebook and give their page a 👍!! #StarkePD #StarkeFireRescue #ServingOurCommunityTogether

****************2nd Update****************** The black lab, Stella, has been found. The owner is in the process of communicating with the person that found her. Thank you to all that looked, communicated, and reached out to those that may have seen her. ******************Update********************* The owner has been found and the dog has been returned. Thank you for all the concern. Apparently he escaped from his fenced yard with a black lab named Stella, who is still missing. If you see a black lab in the Saratoga Heights area or elsewhere please call. Dog found in Starke, in area of Jefferson Street between Hwy 301 and Walnut Street shortly after noon today. If you know the owner or where he may live please contact Major Warren at 352-494-3326.

**********************UPDATE******************* Thanks to multiple tips and phone calls from local citizens, the suspect in this case has been IDENTIFIED and, as of approximately 10:00pm last night, ARRESTED!! We’d like to thank everyone for sharing this post, spreading the word, and assisting us in keeping our community safe. We greatly appreciate your support and assistance. ************************************************** On February 22, 2018 at approximately 7:00pm Starke Police Department Patrol Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a male subject allegedly exposing himself to a juvenile. The Criminal Investigations Division is requesting assistance from the public in identifying the pictured individuals in reference to this investigation. It should be noted, the pictured individuals were possibly traveling in a dark grey Volkswagen Beetle. If you have any information in regards to such, please contact Starke Police Department at (904)966-6161.

🚨🚨🚨ARMED ROBBERY🚨🚨🚨 On Saturday, February 17th at approximately 5:50 am, an armed robbery was committed at our local Motel 6 located on North Temple Avenue. What we know: An unknown black male, wearing blue jeans, black hoodie and a blue and white hat entered the front lobby of the motel alone. Shortly after entering, the subject approached the front desk clerk, withdrew a firearm, pointed it at the clerk and demanded money. Afterwards, the subject fled on foot to the south end of the motel parking lot and entered into a dark in color 4 door sedan before traveling north towards Lawtey on North Temple Ave. The photographs attached are from the video surveillance at the motel. We realize that the quality of the photos is not great, but we are asking everyone to please look closely at not only the subject’s face, but his clothing as well. If you have ANY information regarding this subject or this case, please contact Detective Clark or Sgt. Riles at 904-966-6161 as soon as possible. Again, we always appreciate any information that our community has to offer in all of our cases. Remember, cases are often solved and criminals are removed from our streets faster when we all work together. PLEASE share this post to assure that it reaches everyone in our community. #StarkePD

🔷🔷UPDATE🔷🔷 Chris’tianne has been located and returned back home. THANK YOU to our community for sharing our post and reaching out to help locate her as quickly as possible. 🚨🚨🚨Missing Juvenile🚨🚨🚨 Please keep a lookout for Missing Juvenile, Chris’tianne Veal, last seen at approximately 1PM this afternoon on foot in the area of West Washington Street and North Walnut Street. Chris’tianne is described as follows: ▪️Black Female ▪️16 years old ▪️5’02” / 101 lbs ▪️Black dreads / Shoulder Length ▪️Brown Eyes ▪️Pierced Ears ▪️Last seen wearing a burgundy shirt, unknown colored pants and white/silver slippers If anyone sees Chris’tianne, please contact our dispatch immediately at 904-966-6161 so that we can get her back home with her family as soon as possible. As always, we greatly appreciate our community’s assistance in sharing our Facebook posts so that everyone is made aware and keeping a look out.

On the morning of Saturday, December 23, 2017 at approximately 1:00am a black male wearing a red hooded sweat shirt, with a red bandana covering his face, walked up to the drive through window of McDonalds and pointed a silver revolver at the cashier. The suspect demanded money from the cash drawer, and then attempted to remove the entire cash drawer but was unssuccesful. The suspect was confronted by a male employee at which time he fled on foot in an unknown direction. If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspect, please contact SGT. King at the Starke Police Department: (904)368-1382, (904)966-6161. Thank you for you cooperation.

Precautionary Boil Water Notice To: Residents of the City of Starke water system. There has been a 12-inch main water service line break on Edwards Road in the City of Starke. The water line has been repaired. As the water is coming back on, residents may see their water as cloudy, red rust colored, and/or irregular pressure. Therefore, as a precaution, we advise that all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil for one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used. The “Precautionary Boil Water Notice” will remain in effect until a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink, which may be up to 48 hours. If you have any questions you may contact the Starke City Hall at 904-964-5027. Bob Milner City Manager City of Starke

********************PSA*********************** The City of Starke has initiated a city wide water shut off to repair a water main. The 3:30 pm shut off is expected to be approximately 2 hours. After the water is turned back on, a boil water order will be in place for at least 48 hours. Please boil all drinking and cooking water.

*****PSA***** The City of Starke is currently working to repair a water main break in the South-West section of the city. If you are experiencing low water pressure or a lack of water in the area of Orange St., SR 100, Edwards Rd., and West of such...there is no need to call. The city is working to repair this issue as soon as possible. Updates will be posted as they become available.

🚧🚨🚧🚨TRAFFIC CRASH🚨🚧🚨🚧 Please avoid the area of East Madison Street and South Water Street (SR 100 East) due to a single vehicle traffic crash involving an overturned tractor trailer. Starke Police Department, Bradford Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Services are working as fast as possible to get the roadway cleared. As always, we appreciate the community’s patience in these matters. Please share so that everyone is aware. #StarkePD #TrafficAlert

Attention Bradford High School football fans: The Tornadoes are hosting a Region 2-4A semifinal football game against Keystone Heights this Friday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets for red seats are currently on sale through Thursday, Nov. 9, for $10 for the general public and season ticket holders in the BHS bookkeeping office. All season ticket holders will have their seats reserved through Wednesday, Nov. 8. Please see Mrs. Johnson by Wednesday for your reserved seats. General admission tickets will be sold at the gate on Friday for $8. Please note that only state series passes will be accepted at the main football gate. This information was copied from Cliff Smelley.

🚧🚨🚧🚨Construction Warning🚨🚧🚨🚧 A third construction project started this week inside Starke city limits that is scheduled for the next 140 days (March 2018) on West Madison Street from Orange Street to South Water Street and SE 144th Street (Mullins Grade) from the hours of 8am to approximately 5:30pm. The construction will include repaving of the roads and will require a daily lane closure. Please use caution when traveling any construction zones. Also, a reminder that part of this construction includes a railroad crossing and there have been several complaints regarding traffic stopping on the railroad tracks. Remember to pay close attention to the traffic in front of you and allow adequate space between vehicles. If there is not enough room, please do not risk the chance of getting caught on the railroad tracks. We understand that the increased construction adds minutes to your daily route, so please be patient and allow enough time in your travels. As always, we are asking for our followers to share this post throughout the community so that everyone is aware and travels safely. Thank you! #StarkePD

ATTENTION: WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FULL TIME OFFICERS. Applications can be picked up and turned in at the Starke Police Department. Listed below are the minimun qualifications and duties for the available positions: To become employed as a certified law enforcement officer for the Starke Police Department, individuals must: *Be at least 19 years of age. *Be a citizen of the United States. *Have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. *Not have been convicted of any felony or misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement.  *Have not plead guilty or nolo contendere to, or found guilty of a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement,  *Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.  *Have good moral character.  *Successfully completed the Florida Basic Recruit Training Program for Law Enforcement Officers.  *Achieved a passing score on the State Officer Certification Examination.  *Have been fingerprinted by the employing agency with prints processed by the FDLE and the FBI.  *Successfully passed a background investigation, to include drug testing.  *Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician.  *Complied with mandatory retraining or educational requirements, if already a certified officer. Duties and responsibilities of a Starke Police Officer, assigned to the Patrol Division include, but not limited to:  *Answering calls for service and general public assistance, providing the necessary aid and recording the information pertinent to the incident.  *Complete area coverage and performance of tasks to accomplish Department objectives.  *The preliminary investigation of all cases, including the preservation of evidence and effecting arrests.  *Enforcement of all traffic laws, regulations of traffic flow and investigation of all accidents.  *Selective traffic enforcement and visible patrol.  *Inspection and premise checks for all business, industrial and governmental buildings.  *Identifying hazards and reporting them to the proper department component for corrective action.

***UPDATE*** Elsie Keel has been located in Levy County where her vehicle was observed on the side of the roadway after running out of fuel. We greatly appreciate everyone sharing this post and assisting in her safe return. MISSING!!!! Elsie Keel(5'4", approx. 100lbs) was last seen in the area of N. Orange Street/Legion Terrace in Starke, wearing denim shorts and a blue/green pull over t-shirt. She left her residence on Legion Terrance at approximately 9:00am this morning, in a tan colored 2004 Ford Taurus, bearing FL tag# I186TY. The vehicle has tinted windows and a gator head logo on the rear windshield. Keel is believed to possibly suffer from dementia. If you come into contact with Elsie Keel, please notify Starke Police Department at (904)966-6161.