Free dental, vision, and multiple medical services event

Free dental, vision, and multiple medical services event

Trinity Catholic High School and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA presents free dental, vision, and other medical services. The free clinic will be held on July 20-21 (Thursday and Friday), at Trinity Catholic High School, located at 2600 Southwest 42nd Street, Ocala. Doors open at 6 a.m. and will be first come, first served. Doors will remain open […]

Hawthorne residents: Free dental, vision, and medical services

Hawthorne residents: Free dental, vision, and medical services

Southeastern Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA present free dental, vision, and medical services. The clinic will be held on June 18, 2017, at the Southeastern Conference Campground, located at 1771 Highway 20 East, Hawthorne, Florida, 32640. Doors open at 7 a.m. and will be first come, first served. No appointment is needed. […]

Sinkhole forms following heavy rainfall

Sinkhole forms following heavy rainfall

  On June 10, 2017, Ocala Fire Rescue responded to Checkers, located at 2701 SW College Road, after torrential rain caused a massive sinkhole that “swallowed” a car. Both occupants of the vehicle, who were elderly, were able to escape the car before it was claimed by the sinkhole. State Road 200 was closed between Southwest […]

Felon, 14, charged with attempted murder

Felon, 14, charged with attempted murder

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police arrested a 14-year-old boy who they say shot and injured two other teens. Police said Jerquan T. Green shot the teen because they used [his] handshake. Timeline On May 30, 2017, the Ocala Police Department received a call about a shooting in Deer Run, located at 2804 Northeast 4th Court. […]

Auto burglary suspects wanted by Ocala police

Auto burglary suspects wanted by Ocala police

Ocala Police Department detectives are asking for help with identifying suspects who are likely responsible for several auto burglaries. OPD Captain Louis Biondi said that the burglaries occurred between May 23, 2017, and June 6, 2017. The burglaries occurred at night and in the early morning — between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. According to a […]

Two felony charges for teen following traffic stop

Two felony charges for teen following traffic stop

Ocala, Florida — A teen who was pulled over Monday for a minor offense ended up with two felony charges. According to Ocala police, they stopped Christian Patrick Parker, 18, in the 3100 block of Southwest College Road for an expired temporary tag. Police said when they approached the vehicle Parker was acting “abnormally nervous”. The officer […]

Family remains and other valuable items stolen during burglary

Family remains and other valuable items stolen during burglary

The Ocala Police Department is looking for information in reference to a burglary that occurred on May 29, in the 1300 block of Southeast 18th Avenue, Ocala. Police said someone forced entry to the home through a window and stole an urn, which contained the ashes of a family member, a signed Florida State championship […]

Actions of alert OPD Sgt. lead to capture of two fraudsters

Actions of alert OPD Sgt. lead to capture of two fraudsters

Jose Yosvani Hernandez-Trujillo, 41, and Orlis Martinez-Cruz, 21, both from Miami, remained behind bars Friday after they were arrested on May 16, and charged 42 counts each of Forgery of a Credit Card, 42 counts each Trafficking in Counterfeit Credit Cards, 8 counts each Identity Theft, and one charge of Retail Theft. Ocala Police Department […]

Woman buried in backyard, identified

Woman buried in backyard, identified

Deltona, Florida — A woman who was buried in the back yard of her Volusia County residence has been positively identified as 75-year-old Gail Caulfield. The identification was confirmed Friday, May 19. On May 12, an autopsy confirmed that the woman had died from a gunshot wound. According to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, on […]

Two people cut from vehicle following 484 crash

Two people cut from vehicle following 484 crash

  Two people had to be cut from their vehicle Tuesday afternoon following a traffic crash. At approximately 1:13 p.m., Marion County Fire Rescue responded to  I-75 and Highway 484 after a caller reported an accident in which two people were trapped. Shady Station #16 Engine Company and Liberty Station #32 Engine Company arrived on […]

Hit-and-run suspect arrested, charged with multiple felonies

Hit-and-run suspect arrested, charged with multiple felonies

Ocala, Florida — A 24-year-old woman was arrested after she sideswiped a BMW and fled the scene. Ocala police say Janeequa Dewberry, 24, was driving a white Ford Taurus through the intersection of Northeast 25th Street and Northeast 14th Street, when she struck a BMW and drove off. When police arrived, a witness told them that […]

Man pretended to be injured, sexually assaulted little girl

Man pretended to be injured, sexually assaulted little girl

A Marion County man accused of luring an 8-year-old girl into his home with a bucket of chicken and then sexually assaulting her. The incident occurred in July of 2016, at 18 Bahia Loop, Ocala. The victim told authorities that she knew the man, identified as Sydney Allan Markland, 68, from the neighborhood. Markland is also […]

Man faces 22 charges for chop shop operation

Man faces 22 charges for chop shop operation

Ocala, Florida — Smallwood Auto Salvage, located at 601 Southwest 27th Avenue, was determined to be a chop shop following a Florida Department of Motor Vehicle and multiple law enforcement agency inspection. On Wednesday, following a thorough investigation, the Ocala Police Department arrested Larry Smallwood, 60, and charged him with: Dealer Failing to Notify the […]

Mother shops, leaves toddler in running vehicle

Mother shops, leaves toddler in running vehicle

Ocala, Florida — A 31-year-old mother was arrested early Thursday morning after she left a 2-year-old locked in a vehicle while she shopped in Wal-Mart, located at 2600 Southwest 19th Avenue. The Ocala Police Department received a call at approximately 12 a.m. from a Wal-Mart employee, who reported the incident. According to reports, the employee […]

Multiple shootings Sunday morning, three arrested, investigation ongoing

Multiple shootings Sunday morning, three arrested, investigation ongoing

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department  Major Crimes Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday at approximately 3 a.m. OPD Lt. Angy Scroble said that two men were shot. The victims were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting occurred in the area of Northwest 12th Street and Northwest […]

Two arrested in Citgo gas station robbery

Two arrested in Citgo gas station robbery

  Two people were arrested following an armed robbery at the Citgo gas station, located at 1517 Southwest 10th Street, Ocala. The Ocala Police Department received a call at approximately  5 a.m., Saturday, about the robbery, which had just taken place. According to reports, the clerk told police that the robber entered the store, pointed a handgun […]

Woman hit, killed pedestrian, released from jail

Woman hit, killed pedestrian, released from jail

[Last updated on May 10, 2017, at 1:22 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — On May 6, a 26-year-old Crystal River woman was arrested Saturday night after she struck a pedestrian with her car and fled the scene. The Pedestrian, Chad E. Judd, 45, was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center where he later died. The Ocala […]

Amber Alert for 5-year-old Marion County girl

Amber Alert for 5-year-old Marion County girl

  The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a Florida Amber Alert for a 5-year-old girl from Marion County. According to FDLE, Alexandria Green was last seen in the 10000 block of Southwest 186th Avenue in Dunnellon. Authorities said she could be in the company of Alan Green, 55, and Mechealine Mazakis, 47. Green has […]

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