Open house party gets 5 arrested; couple claim they were arrested for a video

Open house party gets 5 arrested; couple claim they were arrested for a video

  [Warning: Video contains mild language, viewer discretion is advised.]   Ocala, Florida — On April 5, 2014, Deputy Lisa Azure and Deputy Newbanks responded to the 15600 block of SW 16th Avenue, in reference to a complaint about a large party. According to the sheriff’s office, there were between 100-125 people at the party […]

Father arrested for protecting his daughter speaks out

Father arrested for protecting his daughter speaks out

  Ocala, Florida — Daniel Pedalino, 48, of Ocala is now speaking out after being arrested on April 9, 2014 for allegedly threatening students at Hammett Bowen Elementary for bullying his daughter. In nearly a two hour interview with Pedalino, he told Ocala Post that he is extremely grateful from the bottom of his heart […]

Pilot Theodore Weiss and his plane, still missing

Pilot Theodore Weiss and his plane, still missing

  Citrus County, Florida — The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, along with assisting agencies, is searching for a missing plane that possibly went down in the Withlacoochee Forest on April 5, 2014. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the plane departed from the Dunnellon Airport in Marion County on this date. The pilot, Theodore […]

Anthony Woman Arrested For Aggravated Animal Cruelty

Anthony Woman Arrested For Aggravated Animal Cruelty

  Anthony, Florida — On April 7, 2014 the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man in reference to his neighbor, Sherry Spears Wilemon, 66, shooting and killing his cat with a pellet rifle. The man told Deputy Calvin Batts that he had not seen [his] cat “Smokey” since early Sunday Morning. […]

Teco Gas Employee Threatened With Knife

Teco Gas Employee Threatened With Knife

  Ocala, Florida — A Teco gas employee was checking a gas line at an unoccupied building in Berkshire Oaks where he parked his Teco truck at the rear of the building when he was threaten with a knife. According the Ocala Police Department, he walked to the front of the building to get the […]

Man Punches Two Kids In Face At Church

Man Punches Two Kids In Face At Church

  Ocala, Florida — On April 6, 2014 multiple deputies responded to chaotic scene at St. Johns Catholic Church in reference to a battery, and were met by a group of people that spoke limited English. According to a witness, he (the witness) had exited the church and saw Hector Francia, 42, punching two juvenile […]

Summerfield Plane Crash Kills Two During Movie Filming

Summerfield Plane Crash Kills Two During Movie Filming

  Summerfield, Florida — A plane crash in Summerfield, Florida that killed two people, is now under investigation. On April 6, 2014 Deputy Jarrett Leedy responded to the 1700 block of SE 145th Street in reference to a plane crash. Upon arrival, Deputy Leedy located a small single engine plane that had crashed. Upon inspection […]

Ocala Man Wanted; Public’s Help Needed

Ocala Man Wanted; Public’s Help Needed

  Ocala, Florida — An arrest warrant has now been issued for an Ocala man on a charge of sexual assault on a child. 18-year-old Jon H. Wadkins is now wanted and on the run after the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office notified the Marion County Sheriff’s Office that Wadkins sexually assaulted a child while she […]

Phone Scam Alert For Ocala

Phone Scam Alert For Ocala

  Ocala, Florida — A new scam warning for Ocala residents that begins with a phone call. The pitch: “You have just won a new Mercedes and $3.5 million in cash.” The caller will be very convincing and say something like, “In order to collect your money and your car you must first pay the […]

Florida teachers could soon be armed with guns and open carry

Florida teachers could soon be armed with guns and open carry

  Tallahassee, Florida — On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, a bill which would allow Florida teachers to carry loaded guns in classrooms took a huge step forward. The new bill will allow trained school teachers, principals or volunteers to carry weapons. According to reports, there have been 44 school shootings in the U.S since the […]

Loud Music Gets Two Brothers Arrested

Loud Music Gets Two Brothers Arrested

  Ocala, Florida — On April 2, 2014 at approximately 9:15 p.m., Lieutenant Turner and Deputy Terrell were parked in the 5700 block of NW 219 Street Road and could hear extremely loud music. After approximately 30 minutes Lieutenant Turner and Deputy Terrell responded to the location in which the loud music was coming from. […]

Deputy discovers man about to have sex with minor

Deputy discovers man about to have sex with minor

  Dunnellon, Florida — On March 28, 2014, a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was on a routine patrol when he spotted a black SUV parked in the rear of the Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center. When the deputy approached the SUV he discovered a 15-year-old girl inside with Dyane R. Ramkelawan, 27, of Ocala. According […]

13-Year-Old in adult jail for attempting to murder parents

13-Year-Old in adult jail for attempting to murder parents

  Ocala, Florida — Yaquelin Don, the 13-year-old accused of plotting to murder her parents, is now in an adult jail being kept away from other inmates. On Friday, March 28, 2014, a grand jury indicted Don on charges of Attempted First Degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder. Don is being charged as an […]

Woman causes ruckus at Gator Joe’s

Woman causes ruckus at Gator Joe’s

  Ocklawaha, Florida — Deputy Mitchell with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to Gator Joe’s in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy found Julia Heisey, 23, lying in the entrance of Gator Joe’s. The establishment was open for business at the time. According to witnesses, Heisey walked into Gator Joe’s, picked up […]

Ocala Home Invasion With A Twist

Ocala Home Invasion With A Twist

  Ocala, Florida — On Sunday, March 30, 2014 at approximately 1:22 a.m., officers responded to Carrington Lane Apartments located at 3001 SE Lake Weir Avenue in reference to a disturbance called in by a neighbor. When Officer Doug Russell arrived on the scene three subjects exited the residence with blood on them. Officer Russell […]

Silver Springs Pervert Behind Bars

Silver Springs Pervert Behind Bars

  Ocala, Florida — Joseph James Doolittle, 27, of Silver Springs, has been charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation-Victim Under 12. The 9-year-old victim told detectives that Doolittle put his hand in her panties and touched her vagina. The victim stated that she told Doolittle to stop, at which time he tried to force his […]

$240,000 In Vehicles Stolen From Ford Of Ocala

$240,000 In Vehicles Stolen From Ford Of Ocala

  Ocala, Florida — Just before 4 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Ford of Ocala dealership, 2816 N. Pine Avenue, Ocala, Florida suspects stole three (3) Ford F-250 4×4 Crew Cab Lariat diesel trucks and two (2) Ford Mustang sports cars. It is believed at least five or more suspects may be involved […]

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