The Ocala Police Department creates safe E-commerce Exchange Zone

The Ocala Police Department creates safe E-commerce Exchange Zone

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department Lieutenant Billy Woods has implemented a safer way for citizens to exchange money and goods when using Craigslist, eBay, Facebook groups,  and other websites. Lieutenant Woods said that OPD has designated parking spaces in it’s parking lot, which are video monitored. This area will be known as the “E-commerce Exchange Zone.” This will ensure the […]

Man accused of conducting a Craigslist reverse sex sting operation for profit

Man accused of conducting a Craigslist reverse sex sting operation for profit

Dunnellon, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Dunnellon man for operating his own reverse sex sting operation, a tactic often used by law enforcement. MCSO said that David W. Scalf, 45, posed as a teenage female, then attempted to extort money from pedophiles that contacted him for sex, believing him to be a juvenile female. […]

Woman attacked; baby cut from stomach

Woman attacked; baby cut from stomach

Longmont, Colorado — A pregnant Colorado woman that responded to a strangers Craigslist ad for baby clothes was brutally attacked. Police were called to the 1600 block of Green Place, Longmont, Wednesday, in response to a stabbing. Longmont Police spokesman Jeff Satur said when police arrived, they discovered that a 26-year-old pregnant female had been […]

Stolen merchandise being sold through Facebook

Stolen merchandise being sold through Facebook

Ocala, Florida — Thieves are using online advertising methods instead of pawn shops more than ever to get cash for stolen goods. Law enforcement agencies everywhere have seen a tremendous spike in theft this holiday season. Thieves are brazenly using Facebook yard sale pages, craigslist, and many other sites that offer free classified advertising. Even […]

Craigslist killer says she has killed too many to count

Craigslist killer says she has killed too many to count

  Sunbury, Pennsylvania — Nineteen-year-old Satanist and Craigslist killer Miranda Barbour, says Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton was not her only victim. In a prison interview Friday night with The Daily Item, Barbour said LaFerrara was just one of dozens of victims she killed. She and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, have been charged by […]

Craigslist scams on the rise

Craigslist scams on the rise

If you are someone that enjoys the ease of advertising items for sale on Craigslist you should be aware of the possible scams that are lurking involving prospective buyers of your merchandise. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has been experiencing an increase of reported fraudulent activity through Craigslist ads. The scam works as follows:   […]