11-Year-Old Keelin Morris Hit By Car On Way To Belleview Middle

11-Year-Old Keelin Morris Hit By Car On Way To Belleview Middle

  Belleview, Florida — On October 29, 2013, at approximately 9 a.m., a Belleview Middle School student was hit by a car as she rode her bicycle to school. The accident happened on a street where residence say speed is a problem on a daily basis. According to residence, motorists travel the area at high […]

Joseph Politsch wanted to murder family for chicken

Joseph Politsch wanted to murder family for chicken

  Ocala, Florida — On October 28, 2013, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Barker, responded to the 3000 block of NE Jacksonville Road in reference to a 911 hang-up relayed from the Ocala Police Department. Barker checked a frequent problem area at 3027 NE Jacksonville Road when he heard what appeared to be a physical […]

Ocklawaha Civil War Reenactment

Ocklawaha Civil War Reenactment

The 29th Annual Ocklawaha River Raid will be held on November 2 and 3, 2013, and is hosted by the 2nd Battalion, Hardy’s Brigade Civil War Re-enactor/Living History units. We are pleased to announce this re-enactment will be held on a new site. In cooperation with the Florida Horse Park the event will take place […]

David Harrington Dies in Marion County Crash

David Harrington Dies in Marion County Crash

  Williston, Florida — A young man by the name of David Eugene Harrington Jr., 22, of Williston, Florida was killed in an accident on October 27, 2013. Harrington was traveling westbound on CR 326 approaching the intersection of NW 150th Avenue when his 2000 Chevy Pickup truck left the paved portion of the roadway […]

Benjamin Boles Of Belleview High Arrested For Aggravated Battery

Benjamin Boles Of Belleview High Arrested For Aggravated Battery

  Belleview, Florida — Belleview High School Student Benjamin Austin Boles,18, has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery. On October 23, 2013, Deputy Nickolas Frost responded to Munroe Regional Medical Center in reference to an incident that occurred at Belleview High School. Upon Frost making contact with the victim and his parents he [Frost] […]

Jonathan Whatley Identified In Surveillance Video And Arrested

Jonathan Whatley Identified In Surveillance Video And Arrested

  Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at approximately 3:11 p.m., Ocala Police Department Detectives Michael Bowman and Melissa Buetti arrested the suspect in the Smash and Grab Burglaries that occurred to three Diamond Oil stores in Ocala. During the burglaries, glass windows were smashed out and beer & cigarettes stolen. The first […]

Florida Department Of Corrections Officer Scott Johns arrested for Capital Sexual Battery

Florida Department Of Corrections Officer Scott Johns arrested for Capital Sexual Battery

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Monday, October 21, 2013, from an Ocala woman claiming that she had caught her “significant other” molesting her daughter in the child’s bed. According to reports, the mother told deputies that she woke up around 5:40 a.m., and discovered her significant other, […]

Drug Take Back Event, No Questions Asked

Drug Take Back Event, No Questions Asked

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Ocala Police Department, and in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), will participate in the National Pill Take Back Day planned for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013.     A uniformed officer will be stationed at the following “no […]

Snap No Longer, Decrease In Food Stamps & ‘Obamacare’

Snap No Longer, Decrease In Food Stamps & ‘Obamacare’

Food Stamp [EBT] recipient benefits will decrease on November 1,2013. Food Assistant benefits will decrease due to the ending of SNAP increases from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (also known as the Stimulus Plan). Although federal funds have been cut, there will still be programs funded for illegal immigrants or as DCF […]

Man arrested after beating woman over Facebook post

Man arrested after beating woman over Facebook post

Ocala, Florida — When Deputy David Grantham was dispatched to a domestic disturbance call in the 5500 block of SW 129 Place Road, he was met by a female with tears rolling down her cheeks. She told Deputy Grantham after she returned home from working the night shift, Tavis Jamain Johnson, 30, woke her because […]

Corrections Officers Richard Smith and Dustin Lay arrested

Corrections Officers Richard Smith and Dustin Lay arrested

On October 1, 2013, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Special Investigations began looking into a case involving an incident concerning Marion County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officers Richard C. Smith, 51, and Dustin Allen Lay,32, who were employed at the Marion County Jail. Smith was hired August of 2007 and Lay was hired December […]

Craigslist scams on the rise

Craigslist scams on the rise

If you are someone that enjoys the ease of advertising items for sale on Craigslist you should be aware of the possible scams that are lurking involving prospective buyers of your merchandise. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has been experiencing an increase of reported fraudulent activity through Craigslist ads. The scam works as follows:   […]

Fatal Shooting at Serenity Apartments In Ocala

Fatal Shooting at Serenity Apartments In Ocala

    Ocala, Florida — Shortly after midnight, Friday, October 11, 2013, shots were fired at 4744 N.E. 32nd Lane in Ocala (Serenity Apartments). According to detectives, an altercation occurred at a bar near the Serenity Apartments involving four individuals. Two of the four people involved left the bar but were followed by the other […]

Michael Rogers Arrested For Facebook Post

Michael Rogers Arrested For Facebook Post

Ocala, Florida — On October 6, 2013 the Marion County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Bloomington, Indiana Police. Deputy Zackary Hughes was the point of contact. Bloomington, Indiana Police Officers called in reference to a threat that had been posted on Facebook by Michael Scott Rogers, 27, of Ocala. The threat post by Rogers was […]

UPDATE: Norovirus Confirmed October 9, 2013 Marion County

UPDATE: Norovirus Confirmed October 9, 2013 Marion County

  Marion County, Florida—The Florida Department of Health in Marion County determined on October 9, 2013 that Norovirus is the cause of a recent outbreak of gastrointestinal illness at East Marion Elementary School.     The Department wants residents to be aware of the symptoms of the illness, and take precautions to prevent contracting gastrointestinal […]

Ohman, you’re in trouble

Ohman, you’re in trouble

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man faces additional charges after he resisted arrest while being served a warrant for violating his probation. Ocala PD Officers, J.C. Douglas and N. Hardy were responding to the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Office at 5640 SW 6th Place, to transport 64-year-old Michael Lavern Ohman to jail for […]

Timothy Dacey Of Summerfield Arrested Says It’s Child’s Fault

Timothy Dacey Of Summerfield Arrested Says It’s Child’s Fault

Summerfield, Florida — A Summerfield man molested a 5-year-old boy, but says it was the child’s fault. The Marion county Sheriff’s Office received a report on September 27, 2013, stating that Timothy Robert Dacey, 68, had sexually molested a child at his home in Summerfield. The boy had told someone that Dacey touched him with […]

Andre Pettiford And Luis Maysonet Arrested In Planned Robbery

Andre Pettiford And Luis Maysonet Arrested In Planned Robbery

  Ocala, Florida — On October 6, 2013 a detective with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Investigations Unit responded to the Love’s Truck Stop located at 7791 NW 47th Avenue in reference to a robbery call. Upon arrival, the detective made contact with Deputy Wright who told the detective that a robbery involving a […]

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