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Retired mayor, police commissioner tackle Daytona’s 79 cold cases – Daytona Beach News

DAYTONA BEACH — One knows every protocol of police work, the other knows every square mile of the city and its unique history. After all, he was once the mayor.

Together, they are taking a crack at 79 unsolved murder cases in Daytona Beach that stretch across 52 years.

Every Tuesday, for eight hours at a time, the retirees pore over records that are detailed in their brutality and morbidity — and yet the job has energized them.

The pursuit of truth keeps them motivated. Justice for the victims imbues them with a sense of moral duty.

Albert “Al” McEvoy, 75, served as the police commissioner of Yonkers, New York, in the mid-1990s and his law enforcement career spanned 36 years. He retired in 2000 and owned a private investigation company while enjoying the snowbird lifestyle. When he retired from his second career,

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Suspect caught in serial killer case that terrorized Tampa area – Daytona Beach News

Tampa police: Finding gun was key in arrest in 4 slayings

TAMPA, Fla. — A recent college graduate who was charged in four slayings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood over the past 51 days used the same gun in all of the shootings and targeted people near bus stops with “no apparent motive,” a police chief said Wednesday.

The crack in the case came Tuesday when Howell Emanuel Donaldson, 24, brought a bag with a loaded handgun in it to his job at a McDonald’s and asked a co-worker to hold it while he went across the street, authorities said.

Restaurant workers thought that was odd and when Donaldson left, they reported the gun to a police officer who was doing paperwork there, setting off an investigation that linked Donaldson to the shootings. Aside from matching shell casings at the shootings, authorities said location data from Donaldson’s

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Volusia-Flagler investigators arrest 10, seek more in heroin ring bust … – Daytona Beach News

When SWAT burst through the door of an accused drug dealer Friday morning, the suspect froze, looked frightened and was wearing only a pair of underwear.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood relayed that story later in the day to the media — and he took great satisfaction telling it.

“He was shaking like a little punk,” Chitwood said of the suspect, identified as Julian Miller. “He was scared to death because a SWAT team came crashing through his door with his kid (lying) next to him. In the meantime, how many parents in this community are grieving because of the loss of a (child) because of what that little scumbag has done?”

Chitwood joined other top law enforcement officials across Volusia and Flagler counties Friday to announce they have busted a heroin trafficking organization that has plagued East Volusia. The sting came a

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Daytona Beach fires cop female prisoner accused of indecency …

Nicholas Aitchison reportedly lost his job Tuesday, four days after being charged in Volusia County Circuit Court with battery, false imprisonment and exposure of sexual organs. Aitchison is being accused of commiting the offenses while on his former job

Aitchison’s former job: Daytona Beach police officer.

The Daytona News-Journal reported Aitchison’s firing Tuesday, but said Daytona Beach Chief of Police Craig Capri took Aitchison off duty June 1, two days after the officer’s alleged crimes against a female in his custody.

“I took away his ID, his gun, his badge and all his police equipment the very same day we received the complaint,” Capri told the News-Journal. “He’s gone. There is no way I would put that guy to work for me.”

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Daytona Beach fires cop female prisoner accused of indecency …

Nicholas Aitchison reportedly lost his job Tuesday, four days after being charged in Volusia County Circuit Court with battery, false imprisonment and exposure of sexual organs. Aitchison is being accused of commiting the offenses while on his former job

Aitchison’s former job: Daytona Beach police officer.

The Daytona News-Journal reported Aitchison’s firing Tuesday, but said Daytona Beach Chief of Police Craig Capri took Aitchison off duty June 1, two days after the officer’s alleged crimes against a female in his custody.

“I took away his ID, his gun, his badge and all his police equipment the very same day we received the complaint,” Capri told the News-Journal. “He’s gone. There is no way I would put that guy to work for me.”

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Daytona Beach officer charged after prisoner says he asked for oral sex

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – After a months-long investigation, a Daytona Beach transport officer has been charged after a female inmate said he asked her for oral sex and exposed himself to her while driving her to the Volusia County Jail, deputies with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to a report from WKMG, the victim was arrested on May 30 and picked up by Daytona Beach police Officer Nick Aitchison around 1 a.m. for transport to the Volusia County Jail.

Between the drive from the Daytona Beach Police Department to the jail, the woman said

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Opening of Ponce Inlet’s Off the Hook at Inlet Harbor delayed – Daytona Beach News

PONCE INLET — Work is going to take longer than expected to open a second location of a popular New Smyrna Beach seafood restaurant at the Inlet Harbor Marina in Ponce Inlet, the restaurant’s owner said on Monday.

Mike Schaler, owner of Off the Hook Raw Bar Grill in the Indian River Village shopping plaza in New Smyrna Beach, had originally planned to open the new Off the Hook at Inlet Harbor in time for Biketoberfest, the annual fall motorcycle rally that marks its 25th anniversary Oct. 19-22 in Volusia and Flagler counties.

That target date has been delayed by six to eight weeks, Schaler said, primarily because of construction challenges in renovating the existing Inlet Harbor restaurant, a space that has been closed since Hurricane Matthew caused nearly $600 million in damages to Volusia and Flagler counties on Oct. 7,

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Disaster recovery center to open in Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A disaster recovery center is set to open Sunday for four days in Daytona Beach to help Florida storm survivors, officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.

The center, located at 1845 Holsonback Drive, is scheduled to close Wednesday. Officials said the center’s hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during these days.

The disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and small business owners, officials said. Recovery specialists from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the state will be available to provide assistance to anyone with filling out applications

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PHOTOS: Crowbar flies through windshield on Daytona Beach highway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — A driver was lucky to walk away without injury after a crowbar flew through a truck windshield in Daytona Beach.

The Daytona Beach Fire Department posted terrifying pictures of the close call on Twitter.

They say the pickup truck was driving on I-95 behind a semi-truck when the semi drove over the crowbar.

That sent it flying through the air before it eventually crashed through the truck’s windshield on the driver’s side.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

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