“Grow houses” discovered in Marion Oaks

“Grow houses” discovered in Marion Oaks

Marion Oaks — A Marion County sheriff’s deputy and former Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team agent, discovered a grow house during a well-being check Tuesday. The deputy said he responded to 804 Marion Oaks Manor to allegedly perform a well-being check on a resident. According to reports, when a woman answered the door of the […]

Two teens shot following drive-by shooting, one critical

Two teens shot following drive-by shooting, one critical

  [Last updated on September 29, 2016, at 11 a.m.] Ocala police said that the female victim, 13, who was shot in the stomach, underwent surgery and was released Thursday. OPD originally stated that she was in critical condition. Ocala, Florida — Two teens  —  ages 13 and 17 — were reported as being in critical condition after a […]

Thrill the World 2016, dancers wanted

Thrill the World 2016, dancers wanted

Ocala, Florida — Thrill The World Ocala is back for its sixth year this October which will take place on Saturday October 15 from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. This is Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival and you won’t want to miss it and is being sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment, Inc. Thrill the […]

Bank employee stole more than $500K from customers

Bank employee stole more than $500K from customers

Ocala, Florida — A SunTrust Bank employee is accused of stealing funds from bank customers, and identify theft. Ocala Police Department Detective Wayne Greene arrested Connie Moorman Willis, 52, on September 26, 2016, after an investigation revealed that Willis had possibly committed Identity Theft. According to reports, Detective Greene was first notified of the Identity […]

Massive recall on Wells Pharmacy human and veterinarian products

Massive recall on Wells Pharmacy human and veterinarian products

Ocala, Florida – Wells Pharmacy Network (WPN) has recalled all sterile human and veterinary products prepared between February 22, 2016, and September 14, 2016. Also on the list (below), are products that remain within expiry, but are being recalled due to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) concern over the lack of sterility assurance. A spokesperson […]

Alleged clown sightings reported in Ocala

Alleged clown sightings reported in Ocala

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after receiving multiple calls for service Thursday night in reference to an unknown person dressed like a clown. MCSO stated that the calls were for the area of Ocala Park Estates (OPE). Deputies, as well as Air-1 responded several times, but never located anyone suspicious. MCSO says […]

Florida Youth Ranch now has custody of 10-year-old homicide suspect

Florida Youth Ranch now has custody of 10-year-old homicide suspect

Ocala, Florida — A 10-year-old boy who was arrested and charged with manslaughter was released by a judge on Friday. Berhaun was released into the custody Heart of Florida Youth Ranch. The judge said that Berhaun cannot be left unsupervised, namely with children who are younger than him. Marion County sheriff’s detectives say they arrested […]

Ocala police chief placed on paid leave

Ocala police chief placed on paid leave

Ocala, Florida — In a 4-1 vote, the Ocala City Council Friday accepted Ocala Police Chief Kenneth Gregory Graham’s request to be placed on paid administrative leave. The request comes after the September 15 Grievance filed against Chief Graham for allegations of Sexual Harassment, Hostile Treatment, Retaliation, and Discrimination. Deputy Chief Rodney Smith will run […]

Mayor Guinn says he will have to be arrested to stay away from victims, OPD Chief to be suspended

Mayor Guinn said, "So I am going to be [at the police department] at 7 a.m., 3 p.m., and 9 p.m. If you want to stop me, send someone over there to arrest me."

Mayor Guinn says he will have to be arrested to stay away from victims, OPD Chief to be suspended

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala City Council on Tuesday initiated the process to suspend Ocala Police Chief Kenneth Gregory Graham, who has been accused of Sexual Harassment, Hostile Treatment, Retaliation, and Discrimination. The vote, initiated by council president Jim Hilty, passed 4 to 1 — Councilman Jay Musleh voted against the suspension. Hilty said that […]

Chief of police was previously investigated for sex scandal, mayor stands by Graham

When asked if Chief Graham had ever had issues like this in the past, Mayor Guinn replied, "Never."

Chief of police was previously investigated for sex scandal, mayor stands by Graham

Ocala, Florida — During a press conference Monday, Ocala Mayor Kent Guinn displayed favoritism toward Ocala Police Chief Kenneth Gregory Graham, who has been accused of Sexual Harassment, Hostile Treatment, Retaliation, and Discrimination. The complaint was filed on September 15, 2016. Mayor Guinn also seemed to display arrogance toward the media as they asked legitimate […]

Man shoots himself at Ocala library complex

Man shoots himself at Ocala library complex

  [Last updated on September 19, 2016, at 5:29 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Just before noon, the Ocala Police Department SWAT Team responded to the Library Complex, located at 2601 Southeast Fort King Street, in reference to a possible threat. According to OPD, attempted negotiations with a man, later identified as Jeremy Michael Nabozny, 35, who was threatening […]

Boy stabbed his mother because he was not allowed to drink

Boy stabbed his mother because he was not allowed to drink

Ocala, Florida — The booking photo and complete arrest affidavit have been released on a 16-year-old who stabbed his mother last week. On September 15, deputies responded to South Pine Avenue in reference to a stabbing. When they arrived, they found a woman who had blood oozing from a head-wound. She told deputies she had been stabbed […]

Formal Grievance filed against Police Chief Graham, accused of sexual harassment by female officers, multiple other complaints listed

Formal Grievance filed against Police Chief Graham, accused of sexual harassment by female officers, multiple other complaints listed

[Last updated on September 17, 2016, at 2:58 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Multiple sexual harassment complaints have been filed against Ocala Chief of Police Kenneth Gregory Graham. The Formal Grievance was filed on September 15, 2016. The Grievance states, “Simultaneous to the filing of this grievance, an EEOC complaint was also filed.” In the Grievance filed by […]

$25,000 in Ecstasy seized

$25,000 in Ecstasy seized

Ocala, Florida — Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) agents seized $25,000 in Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, better known as the sex drug, Rolex, or Ecstasy. Agents said they intercepted the package from the Netherlands, which was addressed to a local business located in the Jasmine Shopping Plaza, Ocala. The package allegedly contained 1,000 pills. Agents also recovered […]

Marion County Sheriff’s Office patrol volunteer arrested

Marion County Sheriff’s Office patrol volunteer arrested

Ocala, Florida — A Marion County Sheriff’s Office patrol volunteer was arrested after he repeatedly struck a female child in the face. On September 13, deputies responded to the Marion Oaks Subdivision in reference to a battery on a child. The incident began on September 12, after the young girl had walked the family’s dog. According to reports, the […]

OPD: Craigslist armed robbery suspect wanted for questioning

OPD: Craigslist armed robbery suspect wanted for questioning

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who was present during an armed robbery. Tuesday,  Thomas C. Oswalt, 26, was arrested after he robbed a potential buyer who had responded to a Craigslist advertisement. The victim and his friend met the “seller” at the Wal-Mart […]

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for students interested in obtaining a degree in the legal field. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 1, 2016. No application fee. For scholarship information and/or application packet, please […]

Craigslist armed robbery suspect arrested

Craigslist armed robbery suspect arrested

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested and charged with Robbery with a Firearm Tuesday after he robbed a potential buyer from Craigslist. This is the second time within a week that an online transaction has gone wrong. According to the Ocala Police Department, the victim (buyer) made a deal to purchase a 60-inch television for […]

Teen robbed and stabbed after Snapchat listing

Teen robbed and stabbed after Snapchat listing

Ocala, Florida — A teen was robbed and stabbed Saturday after he attempted to sell a watch through Snapchat. The 17-year-old victim told Ocala police that he had agreed to meet with someone who was supposed to purchase a $150 watch he had listed on Snapchat. According to reports, the victim met up with the would-be […]

Video: Employees at local dental office fall victim to thieves, can you identify?

Video: Employees at local dental office fall victim to thieves, can you identify?

  Ocala, Florida — The hunt is on for two black females who brazenly stole several credit cards and wallets from an Ocala dental office. Dr. Jamie Amir, with Ocala Periodontics & Dental Implants, said that two females, possibly in their 20s, came into his office on Friday and stated that their grandmother was having problems with […]

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