Home of sick elderly woman burglarized in Fort McCoy

Home of sick elderly woman burglarized in Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy, Florida — A home in Fort McCoy was burglarized while the 72-year-old homeowner was in the hospital. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Marton, responded to 22,000 block of Northeast 107th Avenue, Fort McCoy, after the victim’s daughter in law found that [her] house had been burglarized. The woman stated that the victim has […]

Burglary at Bubba Raceway Park; thousands stolen

Burglary at Bubba Raceway Park; thousands stolen

Ocala, Florida — Investigators are currently looking for unknown suspect(s) that entered an office building and stole a large floor safe. According to reports, someone broke into an office building at Bubba Raceway Park, located at 9050 Northwest Gainesville Road, and stole a floor safe that contained approximately $13,570. Someone had entered through the north […]

Days Inn clerk robbed and beaten

Days Inn clerk robbed and beaten

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Days Inn located at 3811 Northwest Blitchton Road was robbed. The female clerk working the front desk advised that a black male came into the lobby, jumped over the desk and stated, “Shut up b**ch.” At that point, the suspect tackled her […]

Two arrested after assaulting teen; witnesses described them as trash

Two arrested after assaulting teen; witnesses described them as trash

[Last updated at 2:38 p.m., January 22, 2015, to include information from a second report received from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office] Ocala, Florida — Deputies responded to a mobile home park in Ocala, following reports of a male suspect assaulting a 17-year-old female victim. Upon making contact with the victim, deputies learned that Tayon […]

Package thieves arrested

Package thieves arrested

Marion Oaks, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Detectives have arrested and charged Christopher Velez, 23, and Brian Vargas, 27, for three counts of Grand Theft, Petit Theft, and three counts of Dealing in Stolen Property. During the Christmas season, there were multiple thefts of UPS and Fed-EX packages from homes in the […]

Christmas gifts stolen from Marion Oaks home

Christmas gifts stolen from Marion Oaks home

Marion Oaks — A Marion Oaks thief robbed a family of their Christmas gifts. Earlier today, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 13000 block of S.W. 84th Terrace Road, Marion Oaks, in reference to a burglary. A resident called 911 after arriving home to find that the front door of their residence had been […]

Summerfield man arrested in string of burglaries

Summerfield man arrested in string of burglaries

Summerfield, Florida — Marion County Property Crimes Detectives are actively investigating 44-year-old Duane Helvie, of Summerfield, in a string of burglaries that might extend beyond Marion County. Helvie was apprehended this morning while he was attempting to burglarize a storage shed in the 9000 block of Baseline Road in Ocala. After interviewing Helvie and witnesses, […]

Home burglarized, girl’s pets killed

Home burglarized, girl’s pets killed

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) who burglarized a home and killed a child’s pet turtles. On Monday, a home in the 4800 block of Southwest 166th Loop was burglarized, at which time the thief stole some loose change from the son’s […]