Ocala police officer arrested; getting “high” and playing video games while on duty

Ocala police officer arrested; getting “high” and playing video games while on duty

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala Police Department police officer was arrested after officials received a tip that the officer had been smoking marijuana while on duty. On March 17, 2016, OPD received information which suggested that, now former police officer, Jeffrey P. Hall, 26, had been smoking marijuana while on duty. The tipster stated that Officer […]

Man found shot in front of residence, later died

Man found shot in front of residence, later died

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting death that occurred Wednesday night. According to reports, at approximately 8:09 p.m., on February 17, officers responded to 1307 Northwest 12th Avenue in reference to a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a black male, later identified as Mallory D. Moton, lying on the […]

Citizen captures wonderful act of kindness by an Ocala police officer

Citizen captures wonderful act of kindness by an Ocala police officer

Ocala, Florida — Citizens have no way of knowing what types of dangers or monsters a law enforcement officer encounters on a daily basis. The disrespect toward officers that Ocala Post witnessed following shots being fired from a neighborhood near the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion on July 12 was just one example of what law enforcement endure […]

Felon arrested for impersonating a police officer; case could be much larger

Felon arrested for impersonating a police officer; case could be much larger

[Last updated on May 27, 2015, at 1:03 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police have arrested a man who witnesses say conducted a traffic stop and pretended to be a Marion County sheriff’s deputy. On Friday, police were contacted by a man who stated that he had been driving through the Walmart parking lot, located […]

OPD is on the hunt for credit card skimmers

OPD is on the hunt for credit card skimmers

Ocala, Florida — On Friday, May 8, 2015, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., detectives from the Ocala Police Department participated in an operation to inspect local fuel station pumps for skimmer devices. This operation was initiated due to recent cases of skimming devices being located inside of the pumps and the […]

Ocala police officer died from his injuries after training accident

Ocala police officer died from his injuries after training accident

[Last updated on April 6, 2015, at 10:10 p.m.] An Ocala police officer has died as the result of an accidental shooting that occurred on Monday. According to Ocala Police Department Public information Officer Sergeant Angy Scroble, Officer Jared Forsyth, 33, was at the Lowell Correctional Institute firing range for a firearms training exercise when […]

OPD: Cruelty toward child and drug charges for Ocala father

OPD: Cruelty toward child and drug charges for Ocala father

Ocala, Florida — A career criminal remains behind bars after Ocala police attempted to serve a trespass warning, but instead arrested the 26-year-old father. According to reports, a maintenance worker with the Motel 6 on Blitchton Road went to a room where Charles Reynaldo Murillo, 26, had been staying in reference to complaints Murillo had […]

Spring Manor Apartments officially considered a nuisance property

Spring Manor Apartments officially considered a nuisance property

Ocala, Florida — Citizens of Ocala that wanted Spring Manor Apartments shut down, might soon get their wish. Back in June, Ocala Post was the first to tell you about the possibility of the City of Ocala filing a Nuisance Abatement Order. Well, the city did just that; however, Spring Manor property owners failed to […]

Curfew warning; keep children off the streets after dark

Curfew warning; keep children off the streets after dark

Ocala, Florida — In May, Ocala Post told you about the curfew being enforced by the Ocala Police Department. However, some parents seem to have ignored the issue. According to OPD, many parents are allowing their children to roam the streets at night. While the problem is mostly with teens; children as young as 9-years-old […]

Sunday night shooting at Spring Manor Apartments

Sunday night shooting at Spring Manor Apartments

Ocala, Florida — Once again, residents of Spring Manor Apartments, Ocala, listened to helicopters as they flew over the apartment complex Sunday night. According to the Ocala Police Department, police were searching for a suspect that reportedly fired shots in the area. Luckily, no one was injured during the shooting. Police said the shooter was […]

Ocala police officer fired following sex case

Ocala police officer fired following sex case

Ocala, Florida — Last year, Ocala Post reported on Bennie L. Wilson, III, 41, the now former Ocala police officer arrested on two counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor. According to documents received from the Ocala Police Department, Wilson attended a pre-disciplinary conference on Thursday, following the end of an Internal Affairs investigation. […]

Off-duty deputy disarmed suspect at Ocala restaurant

Off-duty deputy disarmed suspect at Ocala restaurant

Ocala, Florida — On January 14, 2015, at approximately 8:55pm, officers responded to the El Toreo restaurant, located at 3510 SW 36th Ave., in reference to an altercation that involved an armed female. Off-duty Marion County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, John Lightle, was in the restaurant at the time, eating with his family. Deputy Lightle stated […]

Sex predator threatened to kill teen victim; mother was dating the suspect

Sex predator threatened to kill teen victim; mother was dating the suspect

Ocala, Florida — Edwin R. Bermudez, 37, will remain behind bars following his January 7, arrest. According to reports, on January 7, Ocala police met with a 15-year-old victim who stated Bermudez, a convicted sex predator, had moved into her home in October 2014 and began a sexual relationship with her mother. The victim believes […]

Local prostitute told undercover officer, no butt

Local prostitute told undercover officer, no butt

Ocala, Florida — On April 22, 2014, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) conducted a “Prostitution” operation throughout Marion County, Florida. At approximately 4 p.m., an undercover officer posing as a “John” made contact with a female, later identified as Julie Reddick, 24, of Gainesville, in the area of South Pine Avenue. During the […]