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 […]

Ocala police officer arrested for DUI

Clark was also charged with Careless Driving and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Property Damage.

Ocala police officer arrested for DUI

[Last updated on November 16, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.] Ocala, Post — Following up on an anonymous tip, Ocala Post learned that Ocala Police Department Detective Daniel Clark was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Saturday following a traffic stop. The Florida Highway Patrol stated that Clark left the scene of an accident after he crashed into […]

The Ocala Police Department creates safe E-commerce Exchange Zone

The Ocala Police Department creates safe E-commerce Exchange Zone

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department Lieutenant Billy Woods has implemented a safer way for citizens to exchange money and goods when using Craigslist, eBay, Facebook groups,  and other websites. Lieutenant Woods said that OPD has designated parking spaces in it’s parking lot, which are video monitored. This area will be known as the “E-commerce Exchange Zone.” This will ensure the […]

Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

  Ocala, Florida — “I will not tolerate this type of violent criminal behavior, which puts Marion County citizens at risk,” Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair said during a press meeting Thursday. “This agency will be very proactive to stop the violent criminals before they seriously hurt someone.” This message comes after twin brothers Caleb […]

OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating a series of robberies that have occurred over the the past four months at the following locations: Dollar General — 1111 W SILVER SPRINGS BLVD  on 03/26/2015  at 10:56 a.m. Kangaroo Express — 909 NE 28TH ST  on 04/01/2015 at 1:55 a.m. Family Dollar — 2195 […]

OPD: Ocala man wanted for murder, captured

OPD: Ocala man wanted for murder, captured

Ocala, Florida — According to the Ocala Police Department, Dayomonte “Dayo” Osteen McIntosh was arrested in Albany, Georgia on Thursday. The U.S Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force captured him at a relative’s home after OPD received a tip leading them to McIntosh’s location. Detectives said McIntosh has not been cooperative at all and […]

911: It is supposed to save lives, not cost you your life

911: It is supposed to save lives, not cost you your life

Ocala, Florida — Since the transfer of 911 dispatch services from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to the county commissioners control that took place in 2012, many local residents have voiced their opinions that MCSO losing control of the service was a detriment to the community. Recently, Misty Lloyd, a tax paying citizen of Marion […]

Officials: Many fireworks are illegal in Florida

Officials: Many fireworks are illegal in Florida

Florida — There will be dozens of firework shows across Florida to ring in the New Year, and many residents will choose to light up the sky with their own fireworks display. Officials want to remind residents that many types of fireworks are illegal in the State of Florida. According to state statutes, Florida law […]

Ocala man shot in eye

Ocala man shot in eye

Ocala, Florida — Detectives with the Ocala Police Department are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred on Saturday. The shooting happened in the 1900 block of West Silver Springs Boulevard, near the Big Apple grocery store. According to reports, Kevin Hart, 26, was struck by one of many bullets that were fired. Several of the […]

Ocala shooting leaves one dead

Ocala shooting leaves one dead

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating a shooting at Spring Manor Apartments, located at 2851 NE 7th Street, Ocala. Known drug-dealer, Antonio “DaBoss” Jones, 23, was shot multiple times at approximately 8:30 a.m. on December 29. According to public information officer, Sergeant Angy Scroble, Jones later died from his injuries. He was […]