Search For John Radabaugh Of Ocklawaha Continues

Search For John Radabaugh Of Ocklawaha Continues

  Ocklawaha, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and numerous volunteers spent today searching for a missing Ocklawaha man that was last seen on February 25, 2014. Today’s search ended with zero results. The Sheriff’s Office said more than 70 professionals and volunteers participated in today’s search, and the search will resume at 8 […]

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

    Ocala, Florida — A second juvenile has been identified as a victim of former Frances Marion Military Academy Teacher, Duane Adams. In the course of the investigation against Adams, investigators learned that during the last school year there had been a fight between two girls and that the girls were actually fighting over […]

Ocklawaha Resident John R. Radabaugh Jr Still Missing

Ocklawaha Resident John R. Radabaugh Jr Still Missing

  Ocklawaha, Florida — At this time, The Marion County Sheriff’s Office does not have any updates on Radabaugh Jr, whom has been missing since February 25, 2014. The sheriff’s office field force team will return to the area Thursday, February 27, 2014 to continue their search. CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE   Please follow and […]

BB gun shooting suspects charged in $22K crime spree

BB gun shooting suspects charged in $22K crime spree

  Marion County, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives, using a tip from Crime Stoppers, were able to build a case against four adults who are now charged with a spree of BB gun shootings in Marion County. The four suspects, known as the “BB Gun Bandits,” are all from Weirsdale, they are accused […]

Suspects In Recent BB Gun Shootings In Custody

Suspects In Recent BB Gun Shootings In Custody

  Ocala, Florida — Investigators now have in custody….Four (4) adults who are top suspects in the recent rash of BB gun shootings that resulted in thousands of dollars in damages to vehicles. The suspects are being interviewed by investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office South Central District Office, […]

Ocala woman threatened to cut her husbands throat

Ocala woman threatened to cut her husbands throat

  Ocala, Florida — On February 23, 2014, deputies responded to the 5600 block of NE 22nd Avenue in reference to a 911 call involving domestic violence. Upon arrival, Deputy Daniel Jones, made contact with a gentleman whom told Deputy Jones that [his] ex-wife, Renee A. Phillips, 39, tried to slit his throat. The man […]

Florida Residents Still Can’t Afford Health Insurance

Florida Residents Still Can’t Afford Health Insurance

  Marion County, Florida — A new report for Florida shows that President Obama’s promise of affordable health insurance is anything but reality, and Marion County residents are feeling the effects as local businesses began cutting work hours in August of 2013. Last year Ocala Post reported on Medicaid expansion and how the Florida House […]

Vandal(s) On The Loose In Marion County

Vandal(s) On The Loose In Marion County

  Marion County, Florida — Investigators are now trying to find the person or team responsible for shooting windows and causing thousands of dollars in vehicle damages. This crime spree took place from 2 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 through 10 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 in neighborhoods from Ocklawaha to Belleview to Silver Springs […]

Mangled mess on Highway 200 claims mans life

Mangled mess on Highway 200 claims mans life

  Ocala, Florida — Today at approximately 2:15 p.m., a serious car accident claimed the life of 92-year-old Matthew Rossi of Ocala. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Rossi was northbound on SW 73rd St. Rd. (near Jasmine Plasa) at the stop sign at the intersection of SR 200. The second driver, William Watkins, 27, […]

Ocala woman offers double oral to undercover officers

Ocala woman offers double oral to undercover officers

  Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) was conducting an undercover operation on Pine Street in Ocala. The undercover operation was for the sole purpose of catching street walkers (hookers) in the act of soliciting sex in exchange for money. It didn’t take long! Almost immediately, two undercover officers […]

Mail Order Drugs; Marion County Bust That Could Get Your Blood Flowing

Mail Order Drugs; Marion County Bust That Could Get Your Blood Flowing

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service conducted a month long interdiction operation that targeted illegal drugs and firearms shipped through the U.S. Mail destined for Central Florida. The operation ran from January 13, 2014 to February 12, 2014 and involved numerous law enforcement […]

Marion Oaks teen charged in sexual assault

Marion Oaks teen charged in sexual assault

  Marion Oaks — Diamond L. Polycarpe, 19, of Marion Oaks is in jail facing numerous charges related to the sexual assault of a child. A case concerning Polycarpe was developed when detectives learned that the victim was taken to MRMC by her mom, to be treated for alcohol intoxication. According to reports, the victims […]

Woman Cries Rape After She Was Paid

Woman Cries Rape After She Was Paid

  Ocala, Florida — On Saturday February 15, 2014, Officer Barry with the Ocala Police department responded to the 200 block of SW Fort King Street in regards to a vehicle being stolen. When Officer Barry arrived at the scene, he met with the victim who stated that a female by the name of Tammy […]

WIC Changes In Marion County

WIC Changes In Marion County

  Ocala, Florida — The Florida Department of Health in Marion County will launch the WIC electronic benefits transfer system in all Marion County WIC offices March 3, 2014. Marion County WIC offices in Ocala, Belleview, Dunnellon, Lynne and Reddick will close February 24th–28th to allow staff to complete the conversion from paper checks to […]

Ocklawaha Mans Trash Lands Him A Felony Charge

Ocklawaha Mans Trash Lands Him A Felony Charge

  Ocklawaha, Florida — For the second time in less than a month, deputies responded to the 19600 block of 92nd Place in reference to construction material being illegally dumped. On February 11, 2014 deputies were called out to the area and made contact with Leroy Stevens, 61. Deputies advised Stevens that they had received […]

Belleview Man Has Not Turned Over A New Leaf

Belleview Man Has Not Turned Over A New Leaf

  Belleview, Florida – Convicted felon BJ Helvy, 48, of Belleview has been charged with one count of Exploitation of the Elderly and one count of Fraud. The investigation started January 14, 2014 when a victim who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia hired Helvy to perform tree service around her […]

Home improvement scams on the rise

Home improvement scams on the rise

  Marion County — Residents should beware of traveling “home improvement” contractors looking to scam you out of your money. The con artists are targeting Central Florida residents, and often prey on the elderly. The frequency of these types of scams will increase as the weather begins to warm up. Here’s how the scams work: […]

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