Pregnant woman says boyfriend battered her because she wouldn’t have sex

Pregnant woman says boyfriend battered her because she wouldn’t have sex

Marion Oaks — A pregnant woman had to seek medical treatment after she was battered by her boyfriend. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the victim was resting when her boyfriend, Isaac Velazquez-Aponte, 27, returned home. The victim stated that Velazquez-Aponte entered the bedroom and wanted to have sex. According to the victim’s statement, […]

Man threw dog in front of several moving vehicles

Man threw dog in front of several moving vehicles

[Last updated on November 30, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.] UPDATE – Nov. 30, 1:36 a.m. The dog was located and is currently being treated at UF Pet Emergency Treatment Services in Ocala. Ocala Post spoke with UF, however, citing confidentiality laws they refused to provide any information about the dog’s condition. UPDATE – Nov. 30, 2:45 p.m. On Wednesday, the […]

Man says he found woman in bed with another man

Man says he found woman in bed with another man

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1300 block of Northwest 35th Street Sunday in reference to an alleged battery that had occurred two days prior. Upon arrival, a woman told the deputy that she and a man, later identified as Christopher Shuhart, 32, had been involved in an altercation. She […]

Osceola Middle School student says she escaped from 2 men

Osceola Middle School student says she escaped from 2 men

[Last updated on November 29, 2016, at 6 p.m., to include a statement from the Marion County Public Schools system.] Ocala, Florida — An Osceola Middle School student said she was targeted Monday by two men as she waited for her mother to pick her up after school. Ocala police said the girl was sitting […]

GameStop employee robbed at gunpoint in parking lot

GameStop employee robbed at gunpoint in parking lot

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department detectives are searching for two suspects who robbed a GameStop employee at gunpoint. On Sunday, Ocala police responded to the GameStop, located at 4920 East Silver Springs Boulevard, after an employee reported that he had been robbed. The employee had just closed the store for the night when he […]

Driver had seizure, lost control of vehicle

Driver had seizure, lost control of vehicle

A woman and her 14-year-old nephew are in stable condition after their car crashed into a home Tuesday morning. The driver, Janice Porter, was traveling east on Southeast 108th Street when she had a seizure and lost control of her 2014 Ford Fusion. Marion County Fire Rescue said both occupants were transported to Munroe Regional […]

Suspicious incident: Woman in Marion Oaks knocking on doors, asking for money

Suspicious incident: Woman in Marion Oaks knocking on doors, asking for money

[Last updated at 10:26 p.m. on November 21, 2016. Incident occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m., not 8:45 p.m. as originally reported.]  Marion Oaks — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a suspicious incident in Marion Oaks. At approximately 9:45 p.m., Monday, a black female wearing black pants and black hoodie approached a home […]

Man infected with HIV forced himself on teen

Man infected with HIV forced himself on teen

Ocala, Florida — An alleged shooting led to the arrest of a sexual predator who is infected with HIV. Officers with the Ocala Police Department were conducting an investigation near the 2800 block of West Silver Springs Boulevard after a caller reported a shooting. While investigating, officers learned of a sexual battery allegation against a […]

Arrest made in Marion Oaks traffic crash, killed 17-year-old girl

Arrest made in Marion Oaks traffic crash, killed 17-year-old girl

Marion Oaks — The Florida Highway Patrol made an arrest after an April 14 crash left a teenage girl dead. The accident happened on Marion Oaks Boulevard near Southwest 145th Place Road. On November 19, following a seven-month long investigation, Ethan Ruiz, 19, was arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide. During the initial investigation, evidence suggested […]

Woman charged with Aggravated Child Abuse, worked with children at local daycare

Woman charged with Aggravated Child Abuse, worked with children at local daycare

Ocala, Florida — A Building Blocks daycare teacher was arrested after an investigation revealed she had been physically abusing a juvenile who was living with her. Ocala Police Department investigators received a call about a juvenile female who had been battered. Upon arrival, police realized that the victim only spoke Spanish and requested an interpreter. The […]

Woman to police officer: Arrest me, you f*cking cracker

Woman to police officer: Arrest me, you f*cking cracker

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police arrested a woman they say made threats to her boyfriend and children not related to her. While police were enroute to 2008 Southwest 2nd Street in response disturbance call, they found a woman, later identified as Maria Baker, 28, standing in the middle of the road screaming obscenities to other females […]

Two-train derailment creates mangled mess

Two-train derailment creates mangled mess

[last updated on November 16, 2016, at 11:58 a.m.] Citra, Florida – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Fire Rescue, and HAZMAT are onsite of a two-train derailment, in which more than 4,000 gallons of fuel spilled. The crash happened at approximately 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, in the vicinity of Northeast 175th Street Road and […]

It’s here, ALDI grand opening for new location

It’s here, ALDI grand opening for new location

ALDI will open a new store, located at 7579 Southwest Highway 200 this week. To celebrate the opening of the new Ocala store, ALDI will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 17. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and tour the new store. Guests will also be given a […]

Commissioners: Don’t panic over 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

Commissioners: Don’t panic over 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

After many, many residents expressed their concerns to the Marion County Board of County Commissioners about the moratorium on medical marijuana, commissioners reached out to try and clarify their actions. Marion County commissioners say they do not want the public to panic over the 180-day moratorium (temporary prohibition) of medical marijuana dispensaries that fall under […]

Family, teachers, students, and staff mourn after student was killed

Family, teachers, students, and staff mourn after student was killed

[Last updated on November 14, 2016, at 5:14 p.m. In a previous version of this article, FHP had reported that Philip Catalano was also 17. FHP says they made a mistake on the report, as Catalano is actually 72.]  Marion County – A teen’s family is devastated after Nickolas L. Watke, 17, a Lake Weir High […]

Marion officials planning temporary ban on medical marijuana

Marion officials planning temporary ban on medical marijuana

Marion County — On November 8, 2016, millions of Floridians exercised their right to vote to ensure that the Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or Amendment 2, passed. Amendment 2 ballot summary “Allows medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ […]

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