Verizon announces price hikes, customers say they are getting lower quality

Verizon announces price hikes, customers say they are getting lower quality

Hundreds of Verizon customers turned to social media Tuesday to express their frustration with Verizon’s rate increases. Many vowing to “dump” Verizon as their mobile carrier. Verizon says customers should not be upset. Verizon said the company is raising the price of its unlimited plan while introducing a slightly cheaper, more limited version. Beginning August […]

Man had pornographic magazines on a school campus

Man had pornographic magazines on a school campus

Officials said several students were still on the grounds of Osceola Middle School Friday when they were notified about a suspicious man. Ocala police said when they arrived, they found Scott Harding Lynn, 38, sitting underneath an overhang with his personal belongings spread out. Police said they could smell alcohol emitting from Lynn’s breath, who […]

Boy beaten by father while handcuffed

Boy beaten by father while handcuffed

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police say they arrested an Ocala man after a grandmother reported that her grandson had been physically abused by his father. The grandmother reported the abuse to the Starke Police Department, who in turn reported it to the Department of Children and Families. DCF then contacted the Ocala Police Department. OPD […]

2017 Eclipse live link, use smartphone at your own risk

2017 Eclipse live link, use smartphone at your own risk

Many want to know if they can use their front facing camera (selfie’ mode) to video or take photos of the solar eclipse. This means the sun would be behind you. According to NASA, the short answer is yes. NASA says that there is no valid reason why a person would want to point a […]

Victims warn about mechanic who scammed thousands from them

Victims warn about mechanic who scammed thousands from them

Several victims have been scammed out of money by a Marion Oaks man who claims to be a mobile master mechanic. Joseph Rosario, 34, who goes by the name Joey, has scammed thousands of dollars from his victims. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has told victims that it is a civil matter and that there […]

Home invasion suspect shot, killed

Home invasion suspect shot, killed

Summerfield — A man was shot and killed Monday after he forced entry into an occupied residence in Summerfield. The suspect, armed with a gun, entered a home, located at 10420 Southeast 158th Place, Summerfield, and injured the victim’s dog. The victim stated that he locked himself inside a room in the house, and when […]

Man pulled out penis during argument, faces felony charges

Man pulled out penis during argument, faces felony charges

Silver Springs Shores — A man was arrested after deputies say he committed a sex offense in front of two children. The victim told deputies that she and Timothy Leon Williams, 37, were in a heated argument when all of a sudden he pulled out his penis. The victim stated that Williams shook “it” at […]

Man faces three counts of child neglect

Man faces three counts of child neglect

Marion County — A 25-year-old was released on a $6,000 bond after being charged with three counts of Child Neglect. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence after a caller reported that three small children had been left alone. According to the arrest affidavit, the children — 16 months, three, and five years of […]

Woman held without bond after jealous rage outburst

Woman held without bond after jealous rage outburst

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested Wednesday after she assaulted her ex-boyfriend for not returning her phone calls. Ocala Police Department officers stated that the victim was watching television when he heard a knock at the door. The victim answered the door to find his ex-girlfriend, Christy Williams, 32, standing there. The victim […]

OPD: Suspect involved in shooting on the run

OPD: Suspect involved in shooting on the run

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department Detectives are still on the hunt for a man who is accused of shooting another man. Police said the shooting took place Monday at Oak Wood Mobile Manor, located at 3366 Northwest 4th Street, Ocala. According to the arrest warrant, Roger D. Lebron Colon, 55, got into an argument […]

Thief used Letgo App to sell stolen phones

Thief used Letgo App to sell stolen phones

A 22-year-old thief was arrested Monday and charged with Robbery by Sudden Snatching and Dealing in Stolen Property. On August 4, the victim told police that she had arranged to meet the suspect, later identified as Emmanuel J. Smith, to sell her iPhone 6s after they made contact through the Letgo application. The two had […]

Sinkhole opens up on Highway 318

Sinkhole opens up on Highway 318

A sinkhole has formed in the eastbound lane in the 300 block of East Highway 318. According to engineers, the sinkhole is approximately nine feet wide and five feet deep. At this time, Highway 318 has been closed between Highway 301 and Highway 441. Only local traffic will be permitted in the area. A detour […]

Human remains found in septic tank

Human remains found in septic tank

Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are investigating a suspicious death after a septic tank cleaning company discovered human remains. The human remains were found at 21701 Northwest 52nd Place in Newberry. According to a press release, the skeletal remains were discovered inside the home’s septic tank while it was being serviced. Investigators said they are […]

Rabies alert for parts of Marion County

Rabies alert for parts of Marion County

Official Press Release — Ocala, Florida — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for Northwest Ocala/Marion County. This is in response to a bite from an infected cat on July 31. This rabies alert is for 60 days and includes the following areas: North U.S. Highway 27 to […]

Spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season

Spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season

FWC – Today, spiny lobster regular recreational and commercial season begins. The two-day sports season last week successfully wrapped up, and lobster lovers everywhere are now getting ready for the regular recreational and commercial season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2018. This economically important season generates more than $1 million through […]

Dash cam video in chase that left three dead not released yet

Dash cam video in chase that left three dead not released yet

Dash cam video of a high-speed chase that left three dead has yet to be released. The incident occurred on July 28, 2017. The Florida Highway Patrol said that Jaquard Cuyler, 26, who was driving a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, was in the vicinity of the landfill on Baseline Road when a Marion County sheriff’s deputy […]

Women beware, con man on the prowl

Women beware, con man on the prowl

A con man who preys on women is on the prowl. Several victims, who do not want their identities revealed, have come forward. One of the women resides in Marion County, Florida. Ocala Post was able to interview four of the women. As with an unrelated 2016 case in New York, Walter Ravon Dawson, 49, […]

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