OPD: Round 5, police officers will be out in full force

OPD: Round 5, police officers will be out in full force

Ocala — Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force beginning November 20, to December 2. Police will be focusing their attention on State Road 200 between Southwest 27th Avenue and I-75. Officials stated that 8 crashes have occurred in the area in the past two weeks. According to OPD, officers will […]

Light Up Ocala 2018

Light Up Ocala 2018

The 35th annual Light Up Ocala will take place on November 17, 2018, from 4 to 9 p.m. Watch downtown Ocala come alive with sparkling lights and illuminated icicles. Get in the holiday spirit as you shop from local vendors, sing along to holiday songs, take pictures in front of the tree, and meet Santa. […]

Violent bank robber wanted by police, FBI

Violent bank robber wanted by police, FBI

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department and FBI are seeking the public’s help in locating Myron William Ernst, a suspect wanted for questioning following an attempted bank robbery. According to police, at approximately 1:39 p.m., Tuesday, Ernst walked into the Wells Fargo, located at 3201 Southwest College Road, handed the teller a note, and demanded […]

Pineapple Sam’s Cafe shut down for 24-hours following inspection

Pineapple Sam’s Cafe shut down for 24-hours following inspection

Silver Springs — Pineapple Sam’s Cafe, located at 18976 E Hwy 40, Silver Springs, was immediately shut down after an emergency order was issued on November 8 by the state. The restaurant was allowed to reopen on November 9, but will a follow-up inspection this week. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation cites violations […]

Information sought in downtown Ocala beating, robbery

Information sought in downtown Ocala beating, robbery

The Ocala Police Department is hoping the public can help identify two suspects who beat and robbed a man on October 28. The man, a Molly Maguire’s employee, had walked a female co-worker to her vehicle parked in the American Pawn parking lot. The white vehicle in the video then pulled into the parking lot. […]

Extreme domestic violence, Ocala couple appear on Dr. Phil show

Extreme domestic violence, Ocala couple appear on Dr. Phil show

 On Dr. Phil, Friday, Ocala couple Jourdon Bryant and Richard Sherrets, publicly gave detailed accounts of his violence toward her over the past few years. Bryant’s family says they feel like local law enforcement has failed her. According to state records, in 2016 Sherrets was arrested for domestic violence against Bryant. The state dropped […]

OPD: Sex offender on the run

OPD: Sex offender on the run

Detectives with the Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help with locating Vinnie Lee Owens. Owens is a convicted sex offender and is currently on the run from law enforcement. He is known to hang out in the Silver Springs area. Ownes previously served six months for failing to register as a sex offender. […]

AmeriGas customers outraged over unexpected fees, county refused to decrease permit fees

AmeriGas customers outraged over unexpected fees, county refused to decrease permit fees

AmeriGas customers say they feel taken advantage of after they were forced to have propane tanks installed at their homes. Previously, propane was delivered to customers via underground gas lines. Customers were billed monthly according to meter readings. Many of the customers who contacted Ocala Post reside within Marion Oaks, which used to be serviced […]

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday Art Walk

Today is the First Friday Art Walk. The First Friday Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, September through May from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free event is located within Ocala’s historic downtown and includes over 30 artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities, and more. Pick up your map on […]

OPD: Can you identify these suspects or suspect vehicles?

OPD: Can you identify these suspects or suspect vehicles?

The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help with identifying several theft suspects. Some of the cases involve more than one suspect or suspect vehicle. If you have information about this case, you are urged to call the Ocala Police Department at 352-369-7000, Crime Stoppers at 368-STOP, or text 274637 using keyword 368-STOP. […]

2018 drug take-back event, find a location near you

2018 drug take-back event, find a location near you

After collecting a total of more than 9.9 million pounds (nearly 5,000 tons) of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications during 15 previous events over the past eight years, the Drug Enforcement Administration expects to reach a total of 10 million pounds collected following the upcoming fall 2018 Take back event. The DEA and its […]

OPD: Round 4, police officers will be out in full force

OPD: Round 4, police officers will be out in full force

Ocala — Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force beginning October 23, to November 5. Police will be focusing their attention on State Road 200 (College Road) between I-75 and Southwest 60th Avenue. Officials stated that 10 crashes have occurred in the area in the past two weeks. According to OPD, […]

Police still searching for suspect who set Macy’s fire

Police still searching for suspect who set Macy’s fire

Macy’s prices were on fire Tuesday after an unknown suspect entered the store and set ablaze to part of the clothing section. Ocala Police Department investigators are still looking for the suspect who set fire to items in the undergarment section inside Macy’s in the Paddock Mall, located at 3100 SW College Road, Ocala. According […]

Escort kidnapped, bound, beaten

Escort kidnapped, bound, beaten

Silver Springs Shores — A 30-year-old man was arrested Thursday after he viciously beat a woman, also 30. Authorities were alerted when witnesses reported seeing a woman trying to stop traffic in the area of Southeast Maricamp Road and Midway Road in Silver Springs Shores. The woman, who is an escort, told authorities that she […]

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger was shut down following complaint, allowed to reopen after 24-hrs

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger was shut down following complaint, allowed to reopen after 24-hrs

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburger, located at 3558 SW College Road, was immediately shut down after it was inspected following a consumer complaint. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation visited the establishment on October 11. The fast-food restaurant was ordered to close for one day, and allowed to reopen on October 12 after violations […]

Ocean Buffet inspected following consumer complaint

Ocean Buffet inspected following consumer complaint

Ocean Buffet, located at 3425 SW College Road, was inspected following a consumer complaint. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation visited the establishment on October 9. The violations are as follows: Accumulation of debris inside the ware washing machine. Bowl or other containers with no handle used to dispense food. At the dry storage […]

69th annual Blessed Trinity Carnival coupon

69th annual Blessed Trinity Carnival coupon

Ocala — Blessed Trinity School is hosting its 69th annual Carnival, located at 5 Southeast 17th Street, Ocala, on October 18, 19, 20, and 21. This is a family-friendly fundraiser for Blessed Trinity School. The carnival will feature carnival food favorites, an Outdoor Marketplace, raffles, and Dreamland Amusements midway rides games and games for all […]

Deputy hospitalized after he crashed patrol vehicle.

Deputy hospitalized after he crashed patrol vehicle.

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was hospitalized after he crashed his patrol vehicle. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, MCSO Deputy Timothy Fretts, 29, was driving his marked K-9 unit, a 2015 Ford Explorer, north on Southeast 38th Street early Sunday while responding to a domestic violence call. Troopers say that the SUV’s right side […]