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OPD: Suspect wanted in multiple burglaries

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  Ocala, Florida — (Official Press release) Six cases Church Burglary and two cases of Residential Burglary have occurred from September 11, 2014, to September 22, 2014. They are as follows: * 9/11/14 at 4:54 PM – New Saint John Baptist Church, 2251 NW 2nd St. There was a broken glass door and entry was […]

Attempted armed burglary foiled when homeowner fought back

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  Ocala, Florida — The plan of four criminals to burglarize a Silver Springs Shores residence on Juniper Pass Way on Friday, September 26, 2014, nearly turned deadly after the home owner fought back. According to reports, a deputy had stopped a Honda occupied by five (5) black males, one of which had been shot […]

Attempted armed home invasion in Ocala

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  Ocala, Florida — An attempted home invasion has left a family shaken. Ocala Police responded to a residence in the 900 block of NE 11th Avenue after one of the victims dialed 911 to report a home invasion. One of the men asked the victim for a ride, at which time the victim noticed […]

FWC: Kids Fishing Derby in Ocala coming soon

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Ocala, Florida — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be conducting a Kids Fishing Derby on October 4, 2014, at the FWC’s Ocala Conservation Center. This year’s event will be limited to the first 100 participants.  Each participant will have the opportunity to fish, as well as compete in a casting contest, […]

I’m just saying: Open Letter to the Citizens of Marion County

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Marion county, Florida — Your Marion County Deputy Sheriffs need your help. They are calling 911. There is an urgent emergency! As veterans of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, we live here. We work here and raise our families here. We have proudly dedicated our professional careers to serving Marion County as law enforcement officers. We […]

Atheists complain about today’s prayer vigil

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    Ocala, Florida — Today’s Community Prayer Vigil, that the Ocala Police Department is urging citizens to support, has atheists upset. This is a community vigil, not an Ocala Police Department, or City of Ocala vigil. Ocala Post has received more than a dozen “anonymous” hate e-mails from local individuals claiming to be atheist […]

The Ocala Police Department says Ocala is in a crisis

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  Ocala, Florida—Ocala Police Chief, Greg Graham, said the City of Ocala is in a crisis over senseless crimes, and he wants to see the community come together. According to researchers with Home Security Shield, the City of Ocala is now in the top 20 for most dangerous cities in Florida, and Marion County is […]

Canoeing accident in Silver Springs claims two lives

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  Silver Springs, Florida — All of the details following a tragic canoeing accident have now been released to Ocala Post. On September 21, 2014, a family borrowed a 14-foot canoe from a friend and launched it at the Halfmoon Lake boat ramp located in the Ocala National Forest. The occupants of the boat were […]

Part 2: Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Fire Rescue at wits’ end

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  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Board of County Commissioners once again gave Marion County Sheriff, Chris Blair, an ultimatum in reducing his budget during a hearing held on September 11, 2014, while Commissioner Carl Zalak leaned back in his chair and mocked public safety issues. Commissioners Carl Zalak and Stan McClain were heard […]

Ocala man attempted to strangle girlfriend; children present

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  Ocala, Florida — On September 16, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Roderic Marques, was dispatched to Affordable Rentals Mobile Home Park in response to a physical altercation. During the investigation it was learned that Ernest Morris, 24, and the victim, had been arguing about money the day before. During the argument, the victim stated it […]

MCSO: Ocala woman picked up on VOP warrant

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  Ocala, Florida — A 21-year-old Ocala woman remains behind bars tonight after she was arrested for violating the terms of her felony drug probation. Kaylin Guthrie was placed on felony probation after Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Eduardo Bustamante-Munt, witnessed Guthrie pull her vehicle behind the Silver River Inn and purchase a baggie of cocaine. […]

Ocala teen linked to other crimes

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  Ocala, Florida — Marvin Brown, 15, is behind bars after he was arrested by the Ocala Police Department for stealing a GMC Envoy, then linked to other crimes in the Ocala area. On August 20, 2014, several days prior to Brown stealing the SUV, he broke into a vehicle in the 3100 block of […]

Criminals on the loose in Marion Oaks

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  Marion Oaks, Florida — The following crimes occurred in Marion Oaks. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in catching the criminals that committed these crimes. A 2013 Jonway Scooter valued at $700.00 was stolen from the driveway of a home in the 3900 block of S.W. 147th Lane Road in Marion […]

Medically supervised weight loss program

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Marion County horse tested positive for West Nile virus

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  Ocala, Florida —The Florida Department of Health in Marion County today advised residents there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Marion County. A horse tested positive for the West Nile virus and there is a heightened concern that residents will become ill. The horse was located on a farm in […]

Marion County official resigns following community outrage

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  Ocala, Florida — Recently, Ocala Post did an article titled ‘Marion County government official belittles veteran for PTSD.’ The article was about Marcel “Butch” Verrando, who was serving the citizens of Marion County as a member of the Fire Advisory Board (appointed by Commissioner Stan McClain) and a former candidate for Marion County Commissioner, […]

Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Marion County Fire Rescue at wits’ end, and bad land deals

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    Ocala, Florida —  Orlando in the making! The Ocala City Council recently voted 4-0 to approve a $1.067 million incentive package that allows McBride Land & Development, LLC to advance its proposed project to retrofit the former Sprint Building off Southeast Broadway Street. One would think the area would be developed as commercial; […]

Home invasion and drive-by shooting in Summerfield

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  Summerfield, Florida — An investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office into a home invasion at Mobile Home Meadows in Summerfield, resulted in multiple arrests. It all started when Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Schmid responded to the 9800 block of SE 170th Place in response to a shooting. The victim told deputy Schmid […]

Three high school kids remain behind bars following home invasion

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  Ocala, Florida — Three Ocala teens remain behind bars following a home invasion. It all started when multiple Ocala Police Officers responded to Tuscany Place Apartments, in reference to a home invasion in progress. The victims had locked themselves in the master bedroom after someone started banging on their front door and manipulating the door knob. […]

RaceTrac robbery followed by multiple shootings: Two children shot


  Ocala, Florida — An armed robbery was the beginning of a busy night for law enforcement and it happened just moments before multiple shootings occurred in Ocala. On today’s date, September 12, 2014, at approximately 1:14 a.m., Ocala Police Officer Jason Rodriguez, was the first to respond to the RaceTrac located at 4820 SW […]



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