Fireworks stolen from inside tent

Fireworks stolen from inside tent

Summerfield, Florida — Authorities said approximately $1,000 in fireworks were stolen from a Summerfield fireworks stand on Sunday. The owner of the fireworks stand, who stays on the property, stated that he had taken a short nap — from 5 a.m. to approximately 7:45 a.m. He said that when he awoke, he entered the tent and discovered that […]

Two children robbed at gunpoint

Two children robbed at gunpoint

Ocala, Florida — Two children were approached and robbed of their bicycles at gunpoint on Sunday. The incident occurred in the neighborhood of Silver Springs Shores. The two boys, ages 12 and 13, told authorities that they were riding their bikes around the neighborhood when they were approached by two suspects who were also on […]

Warning to parents: local playground infested with ants

Warning to parents: local playground infested with ants

Belleview, Florida — Parents who are considering taking their children to play at “Fred King Playground” located at 5641 SE 113 Street, Belleview might want to think twice. On Monday,  Ocala Post received an e-mail from a parent who stated that she had recently taken her child to play at the playground after stopping for ice cream […]

Violent career criminal physically assaulted a pregnant woman

Violent career criminal physically assaulted a pregnant woman

Silver Springs, Florida — A Silver Springs man remained behind bars Friday, after he physically assaulted a pregnant woman. Ocala police responded to Ocala Place Apartments, located at 2135 Northwest 1st Avenue, in reference to yelling coming from one of the apartments. According to reports, when the officer arrived he made contact with a pregnant female, who […]

Free gardening classes

Free gardening classes

The Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service is offering free gardening classes to the public as an educational outreach function. The classes will offer information about garden pests, as well as information on how to keep your garden alive under the hot Florida sun. When: July 3, 10-11 a.m. — Master Gardener series: Lawns at Freedom Public […]

2-vehicle crash with serious injuries

2-vehicle crash with serious injuries

Marion County – The Florida Highway Patrol has released the report in regards to a crash that occurred on June 22, at the intersection of U.S 27 and County Road 464B. At approximately 12:50 p.m., Marion County Fire Rescue was dispatched to a two-vehicle accident with injuries. Engine 20 was the first to arrive on the […]

OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating a series of robberies that have occurred over the the past four months at the following locations: Dollar General — 1111 W SILVER SPRINGS BLVD  on 03/26/2015  at 10:56 a.m. Kangaroo Express — 909 NE 28TH ST  on 04/01/2015 at 1:55 a.m. Family Dollar — 2195 […]

Ruptured natural gas line on U.S. 27

Ruptured natural gas line on U.S. 27

[Last updated on June 24, 2015, at 2:35 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The gas line has been repaired and there are no further dangers to the community. On Wednesday, officials reported a ruptured natural gas line, located in the 3800 block of U.S. 27. According to the Ocala Police Department, traffic was re-routed eastbound on U.S. […]

Investigation open after family pet slain

Investigation open after family pet slain

Sparr, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation following the June 13 shooting of a family pet. On June 15, Ocala Post reported that Madelyn Parker, of Sparr, found the family dog, Ziek, shot dead through the head. Parker said that Ziek never left the yard, but because he was extremely […]

Military occupy Ocala by the hundreds

Military occupy Ocala by the hundreds

[Last updated on June 23, 2015, at 11:12 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — On Monday, Community Technical & Adult Education (CTAE) spokeswoman Janie Gunnell said that Marion County citizens should not worry about the 600 to 700 military personal that have recently occupied Ocala. The military has taken over the Westport High School parking lot and […]

Marion Oaks kidnapper arrested

Marion Oaks kidnapper arrested

[Last updated on June 22, 2015, at 2:31 p.m.] Marion  Oaks — A suspect has been arrested in Dublin, Georgia, following a Sunday night kidnapping, which occurred in Marion Oaks. The suspect was found hiding out at an American Inn motel room Monday morning. The East Dublin Police Department, along with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office responded to […]

Man severely beat toddler, mother blamed a dog and the child

Man severely beat toddler, mother blamed a dog and the child

[Last updated on June 20, 2015, at 11:10 a.m.]  Ocklawaha, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man they say severely beat a 13-month-old toddler. On May 31, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to Munroe Regional Medical Center Children’s Emergency Room, in reference to an alleged case of child abuse. Upon arrival, […]

Owners of A to Z Discount Beverages arrested

Owners of A to Z Discount Beverages arrested

Ocala, Florida — Marion county Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two business owners following and undercover investigation that span from June 6 to June 18, 2015. Detectives said that they had received information that indicated the owners of A to Z Discount Beverages, located at 2626 North Magnolia Avenue, Ocala, were dealing in stolen property and […]

Massive Medicare fraud takedown; 240 arrested

Massive Medicare fraud takedown; 240 arrested

More than 240 individuals—including doctors, nurses, and other licensed professionals—were arrested this week for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving approximately $712 million in false billings. The arrests, which began Tuesday, were part of a coordinated operation in 17 cities by Medicare Fraud Strike Force teams, which include personnel from the FBI, the […]

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 […]

Dayco evacuated after woman pulls gun

Dayco evacuated after woman pulls gun

Ocala, Florida — Police said Dayco, located at 3100 Southeast Maricamp Road, was evacuated late Wednesday morning after the daughter of an employee pulled a handgun and threatened to shoot. At approximately 10:45 a.m., the Ocala Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to Lynnette Pierluissi, 22, pulling a […]

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