New Jersey man finds gun on rooftop of a business

New Jersey man finds gun on rooftop of a business

  Passaic, New Jersey — A New Jersey man called police on Tuesday after he found a gun on the roof of a business. The incident occurred at approximately 11:16 a.m. Mark DeMeola, a field supervisor for Delco Air, Sayerville, NJ, was servicing the HVAC systems at Passaic Plaza, located at 122-148 8th Street, Passaic, […]

National Action Network takes aim at your right to keep and bear arms

National Action Network takes aim at your right to keep and bear arms

  Florida — Is Florida under attack?  Many Floridians say yes, as many organizations refer to Florida as the wild west. This includes many LGBTQ organizations. The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ rights organization in the country, on Friday, stated that the organization is supporting stricter gun laws and want all “assault” rifles ban. Namely, […]

Quick-thinking family keeps boy from bringing rifle to school

Quick-thinking family keeps boy from bringing rifle to school

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is still investigating an incident in which a 13-year-old boy attempted to bring an AR-15 assault rifle to school. Officials say that the boy was confronted by his father when he noticed that his son was “acting strange” while getting ready for school. According […]

Shooting leaves deputy injured, suspect dead

Shooting leaves deputy injured, suspect dead

[Last updated on February 4, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — A Marion County sheriff’s deputy and an unidentified suspect were injured Wednesday night during a shooting at the Marathon gas station, located at 1940 SE 58th Ave, also known as Baseline Road. At approximately 7:00 p.m., MCSO deputies were dispatched to the Marathon […]

Open carry HB 163 passes first round in Florida

Open carry HB 163 passes first round in Florida

Florida — On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, in an 8-4 vote, approved HB 163 in its first round and paved the way for open carry in the State of Florida. The Bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, says this will make Florida safer, and many agree. Gaetz says that the states that […]

The truth surfaces; video shows gunman during shooting at Confederate flag rally

The truth surfaces; video shows gunman during shooting at Confederate flag rally

[Last updated on July 14, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department has obtained clear surveillance video of a black male suspected of firing shots from a nearby neighborhood during the Confederate flag Florida Southern Pride Ride rally on Sunday, July 12, 2015. According to police, the alleged shooter came from […]

Gunshot in Marion County Judicial Center parking garage caused panic

Gunshot in Marion County Judicial Center parking garage caused panic

[Last updated on July 9, 2015 at 9:03 a.m. to include precise information about Chambers’ plea deal offer.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department, assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the Marion County Judicial Center in reference to an apparent suicide Wednesday afternoon. According to reports, the deceased was identified as Wylie David Chambers, […]

Charges dropped against two accused of planning attack on Eustis Police Department

Charges dropped against two accused of planning attack on Eustis Police Department

Ocala, Florida — All charges against two men who allegedly planned an attack on the Eustis Police Department have been dropped. Ocala Post obtained an eight-page memorandum from the State Attorney’s Office that outlines why the charges were dropped. In May, Christopher M. Conger, 32, and Jeremy Robertson, 29, were arrested after the Marion County […]

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 […]

North Marion student arrested for having weapons on campus

North Marion student arrested for having weapons on campus

Ocala, Florida — A North Marion High School student was arrested after school officials searched the student’s vehicle and found a loaded gun. On Tuesday, May 26, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputy at North Marion Middle School received information that North Marion High School student, Douglas Hurteau, II. 17, was allegedly storing a […]

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 […]

Ocala pawn shop owner: SunTrust Bank closed account because we sell guns

Ocala pawn shop owner: SunTrust Bank closed account because we sell guns

Ocala, Florida — SunTrust Bank is taking heavy fire after they sent out letters to some of its business customers telling them their accounts would be closed. Vinny’s Super Pawn, located at 8810 Southwest Highway 200 Unit 121, Ocala, is just one of thousands of customers affected. Pawn shop owner, Evie Mostacci, told Ocala Post […]

Nearly 1,000 gang members arrested in 6 weeks

Nearly 1,000 gang members arrested in 6 weeks

Nearly 1,000 gang members and associates from 239 different gangs were arrested in 282 cities across the U.S. during Project Wildfire, a six-week operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The operation targeted transnational criminal gangs and others associated with transnational criminal activity. “Criminal gangs inflict violence and fear […]

9-year-old girl shot in head with BB gun

9-year-old girl shot in head with BB gun

Ocala, Florida — On March 15, 2015, Deputies Nickolas Frost and Gregory Bicksler responded to the 6000 block of Southeast 144 Place in Belleview Hills Estates, in reference to a 9-year-old girl being shot twice with a BB gun. According to reports, the girl was visiting with her friend and was outside picking up her […]

Fort McCoy School student brought handgun to school

Fort McCoy School student brought handgun to school

  Fort McCoy, Florida — On Thursday, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous phone call stating a child had brought a loaded weapon to Fort McCoy School and showed it to several students. The caller stated that a child told him about it a day after it happened. Deputy Jason Williams responded to […]