Ocala Woman Solicited Detective For Sex

Ocala Woman Solicited Detective For Sex

  Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested after undercover detectives said she solicited sex for money. Two detectives with the Ocala Police Department were patrolling the area of South Pine Avenue in separate unmarked vehicles when they spotted a female identified as Mary Wise, 30, walking southbound on Pine, waving at passing cars. […]

Ocala couple arrested for Navy Seal Foundation scam

Ocala couple arrested for Navy Seal Foundation scam

  Ocala, Florida — Two people were arrested after they claimed they were part of an organization called the Navy Seal Foundation. Ocala Police Officer Diesso, was dispatched to Big Lots located on East SR 40 in reference to solicitors suspected of illegally accepting nonprofit military contributions. When Officer Diesso arrived on the scene he […]

Ocklawaha Man Charged With Battery On Law Enforcement Officer

Ocklawaha Man Charged With Battery On Law Enforcement Officer

  Ocklawaha, Florida — On February 3, 2013 Deputy Robert Rath responded to the 17000 block of SE 87th Street in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival Deputy Rath said he could hear someone screaming, “Let me the f**k up!” Deputy Rath entered the residence then saw the step-father holding the suspect later identified as […]

Man Escaped Because He Wanted A Booty Call

Man Escaped Because He Wanted A Booty Call

  Ocala, Florida — On February 4, 2014 Officer Sirolli was dispatched to the Re-Entry Center of Ocala in reference to an escape. Upon arrival Officer Sirolli spoke with the discipline coordinator, Napoleon Dubois, who said inmate Ricardo Cummings, was being transferred back to Marion Correctional Institute for violating conditions of his stay. Dubois said […]

Two teens broke into Lake Weir Middle School and tortured a sheep

Two teens broke into Lake Weir Middle School and tortured a sheep

  Ocala, Florida — Jacob McClain, 17, and Jacob Morris, 16, were arrested after they broke into Lake Weir Middle school, vandalized it, then tortured a sheep. School officials said once the crimes were noticed, the entire school day was interrupted. On February 3, 2014, the pair broke into Lake Weir Middle School because they […]

Young Woman’s Misdemeanor DUI Lands Her A Felony Charge

Young Woman’s Misdemeanor DUI Lands Her A Felony Charge

  Ocala, Florida — On February 3, 2014 shortly before 5 a.m., Corporal Moore was traveling west on SE 17th Street when he saw a silver Dodge Avenger traveling east, swerving and crossing over the lane marker. As Deputy Moore attempted to approach the vehicle, a second vehicle pulled up and tried to block the […]

Publix Theft Leads To Witness Intimidation

Publix Theft Leads To Witness Intimidation

  Ocala, Florida — On January 26, 2014 members of the Ocala Police Department responded to the Publix located at 3450 East Silver Springs BLVD. in reference to a retail theft that was reported by the store manager. The store manager told police that he saw the suspect, later identified as Vantice Beshears, select three […]

Door-to-door meat sale scam

Door-to-door meat sale scam

  Ocala, Florida — Residents should beware of door-to-door salesmen offering meats for sale, or offering to take orders for meat to be delivered. The scam or sales pitch goes something like this: A “salesman” will come to your door and say he or she is from a local food service delivering meat to a […]

Would-be Rapper Raped Woman At Hilltop Manor In Ocala

Would-be Rapper Raped Woman At Hilltop Manor In Ocala

[Last Updated January 30, 2014 at 8:48 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — On January 26, 2014, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a 19-year-old girl that had been raped at the Hilltop Manor Apartments. Upon arrival, Deputy Jones made contact with the victim, who was sitting on the couch in the […]

Medical Marijuana On The November Ballot; Ocala Helped

Medical Marijuana On The November Ballot; Ocala Helped

  Ocala, Florida — In October 2013 Ocala Post reported that Attorney General Pam Bondi had drafted a letter to Chief Justice Polston in an attempt to have the language in an amendment regarding the legalization of medical marijuana discredited, she said, “it is misleading,” however her attempts to failed. On Monday, January 27, 2014 […]

Sivler Springs Shores Thief Caught

Sivler Springs Shores Thief Caught

  Silver Springs Shores — Much like Marion Oaks, Silver Springs Shores (SSS) has its share of criminals who prey on hard working citizens in the middle of the night. Silver Springs Shores residents can now rest a “little” easier as a criminal responsible for string of burglaries, is now behind bars. Detectives Aaron Levy […]

CSX train hits a young man walking on the tracks

CSX train hits a young man walking on the tracks

  Ocala, Florida — On January 22, 2014, at approximately 3:56 p.m., Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 3900 block of Southeast Lake Weir Avenue, after CSX train operators called and said they believe they had struck a person on the tracks. After arriving on the scene, it was determined that the train had […]

Woman Arrested For Aggravated Battery With Frying Pan

Woman Arrested For Aggravated Battery With Frying Pan

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for a disturbance that began in the Marion Oaks Subdivision on January 16, 2014. The victim says he picked up his live-in girlfriend and mother of his two children, Renee M Briggs, 23, at a residence inside of Marion Oaks. Once inside […]

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