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 […]

Ocala police officer arrested; getting “high” and playing video games while on duty

Ocala police officer arrested; getting “high” and playing video games while on duty

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala Police Department police officer was arrested after officials received a tip that the officer had been smoking marijuana while on duty. On March 17, 2016, OPD received information which suggested that, now former police officer, Jeffrey P. Hall, 26, had been smoking marijuana while on duty. The tipster stated that Officer […]

Dumb criminals: Felon taunts deputies on Facebook and gets arrested

Dumb criminals: Felon taunts deputies on Facebook and gets arrested

Lakeland, Florida — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who taunted Sheriff Grady Judd and his deputies on Facebook. On August 20, Northwest District Patrol deputies arrested 21-year-old Logan Hale, who had a Polk County warrant for his arrest for Armed Burglary, Grand Theft of a Firearm, Giving False Info to Pawn […]

Girl wanted to buy “weed” via Twitter

Girl wanted to buy “weed” via Twitter

Palm Beach County, Florida — Think law enforcement officials do not monitor social media? Think again. A woman from Jupiter, Florida, who calls herself “Goddess,” recently tweeted, “Somebody bring me weed.  I’ll pay for it.” The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office then tweeted, “Where should we meet you?” The PBSO said that “Goddess” did not […]

Two drug dealers arrested, drugs were in children’s reach

Two drug dealers arrested, drugs were in children’s reach

Ocala, Florida — Two drug dealers are off the street after detectives discovered a couples drug operation while serving a warrant this week. On Wednesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Detective Tortora and Deputy McQuaig responded to 3841 Northeast 16th Avenue, Ocala, in reference to a warrant check on Andrew W. Eden, 28. Eden had an active warrant […]

Bail bonds business owner and his girlfriend arrested

Bail bonds business owner and his girlfriend arrested

A bail bondsman that usually bonds criminals out of jail, found himself behind bars Thursday. At approximately 1 p.m., Thursday, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Robert Alexson, 55, of Bushnell. Alexson is the owner of Bob’s 24 Hour Bail Bonds, located off of Hwy 44 in Lecanto. Detectives also arrested his girlfriend, Brandi Jugov, 23, […]

Felon arrested for impersonating a police officer; case could be much larger

Felon arrested for impersonating a police officer; case could be much larger

[Last updated on May 27, 2015, at 1:03 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police have arrested a man who witnesses say conducted a traffic stop and pretended to be a Marion County sheriff’s deputy. On Friday, police were contacted by a man who stated that he had been driving through the Walmart parking lot, located […]

Man arrested on his fourth DUI

Man arrested on his fourth DUI

Marion Oaks — While driving north on Marion Oaks Course, Deputy Tanya Rodriguez spotted a vehicle with a Texas license plate swerve into the median then back onto the roadway. She then activated her emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. According to reports, as Deputy Rodriguez approached the vehicle she could […]

Career criminal arrested on weapons and drug charges, back on the street

Career criminal arrested on weapons and drug charges, back on the street

Ocala, Florida — A drug dealer and convicted felon was arrested Thursday morning after the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) served a search warrant at 2814 Southwest 16th Street. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, UDEST seized 8 ounces of cocaine, 27 ounces of high grade marijuana, $6,941 in cash, AK-47 ammunition, an […]

Woman arrested after she intervened with boyfriend’s arrest

Woman arrested after she intervened with boyfriend’s arrest

Summerfield, Florida — On Friday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Daniel Luiken, responded to the Kangaroo gas station, located at 10143 Southeast Sunset Harbor Road in reference to a battery. When Deputy Luiken arrived, he saw the suspect, later identified as Joseph E. Manning, 25, walking out of the store and across the parking lot. According […]