West Melbourne Police Serves Warrant On Internet Cafe
By Space Coast Daily // April 4, 2014
Unit serves United American Apparel
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Members of the West Melbourne Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit, in conjunction with the Melbourne Police Department, served a search warrant on Thursday April 3, at United American Apparel, Inc located at 3130 West New Haven Avenue.
Chief Richard Wiley said in a statement, “Several months ago, West Melbourne Deputy Mayor John Tice brought this issue to our attention. Our SIU Detectives initiated an undercover investigation with the assistance of Chief Mimbs and members of his Special Operations Unit. As a result, this illegal operation has been shut down and the results of our investigation will be turned over to State Attorney Phil Archer’s office for prosecution. We will remain vigilant to this type of activity and aggressively investigate any other illegal gambling operations in West Melbourne.”
According to the West Melbourne Police Department, their investigation was independent of the FDLE investigation, and the warrant was served simultaneous to the others, in cooperation with the Task Force Operation.
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“I’m happy we have this element out of our city. West Melbourne didn’t need or desire it. If there are any other illegal businesses, we will seek them out and deal with them,” said Tice.
The West Melbourne Police Department traces its roots back to 1959 shortly after the City was created, and the department has 35 sworn officers and 7 support staff.