Murder suspect says he was compassionate, did not kill kid

Murder suspect says he was compassionate, did not kill kid

Dunnellon, Florida — Since January 2016, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and the Williston Police department have all been investigating a string of burglaries that are now linked to suspects Jessica Baker, 44, and […]

Orlando man charged with operating a chop shop

Orlando man charged with operating a chop shop

An Orlando man is facing a plethora of charges after he was linked to the theft of two construction trailers in Osteen and additional crimes in Orange County. The Sheriff’s Offices in Volusia and Orange counties teamed up and apprehended 31-year-old Russell Folmer, who is being held at the Orange County Jail. Both trailers, a stolen […]

Mother tried to evade arrest, left child behind

Mother tried to evade arrest, left child behind

Ocala, Florida—The Ocala Police Department arrested a woman who left her child behind when confronted over stolen merchandise at the Wal-Mart, located at 4980 East Silver Springs Boulevard. According to reports, a Wal-Mart loss prevention officer witnessed a woman, later identified as Kelly L. Wevodau, 35, putting merchandise into a large flat purse. Surveillance showed […]

Inverness woman drove to Ocala to steal from Macy’s

Inverness woman drove to Ocala to steal from Macy’s

Ocala, Florida — An Inverness woman was arrested in Ocala after she was caught stealing from the Macy’s located in the Paddock Mall. Ocala Police responded to the department store and met with a loss prevention specialist who stated that he had observed Samantha Lynn Kanawall, 19, take several articles of clothing into a dressing room. […]

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church usher arrested

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church usher arrested

      Ocala, Florida —  A Blessed Trinity Catholic Church usher was arrested after he was caught on surveillance video stealing money from the collection plate. On November 3, the church directly contacted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in regards to an usher they believed was stealing money. Investigators met with the reportee, whose […]

Multiple burglaries in Raven Glen Subdivision

Multiple burglaries in Raven Glen Subdivision

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is urging residents who live in the Raven Glen Subdivision to lock their vehicles. According to reports, there have been multiple vehicle burglaries in the area. In all of the cases, the victim’s vehicle was left unlocked. Ocala police recently placed an electronic sign on Northeast 26th Court, […]

Macy’s employee faces grand theft charges

Macy’s employee faces grand theft charges

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department arrested a teen after his employer reported that he had been stealing from the company. Ocala Police responded to Macy’s, located at 3100 Southwest College Road, Ocala, in reference to an employee who was caught stealing money from the cash register. According to Macy’s, Matthews Guzman-Zetino, 19, had […]

Teens face a plethora of charges following multiple commercial burglaries

Teens face a plethora of charges following multiple commercial burglaries

Summerfield, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two teens for a string of burglaries throughout Marion County. On Friday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the BP Gas Station located at 9945 Southeast Highway 42, Summerfield, in reference to two suspects who were breaking into the store. According to reports, the […]

Man blamed his crimes on a male escort

Man blamed his crimes on a male escort

Silver Springs – A credit card thief got caught after he left a receipt from items he had purchased in a stolen car. Deputies say and elderly woman notified authorities when she awoke and discovered her car parked in front of her neighbors house along side of the road. The victim said, “At first I […]

Family was using taxpayer money and committing credit card fraud while smoking dope

Family was using taxpayer money and committing credit card fraud while smoking dope

Davenport, Florida — An ongoing credit card counterfeiting investigation led to three arrests after Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant at 626 Sunset View Drive, Davenport. According to police reports, in January 2015, a victim in Texas contacted PCSO in reference to his debit card being used in Davenport to withdraw funds. […]

More charges for teen involved in Family Dollar robbery

More charges for teen involved in Family Dollar robbery

Ocala, Florida — On Friday, Ocala Police Department Public Information Officer Angy Scroble said Caleb Clayton, 17, who was arrested Thursday for armed robbery of a Family Dollar located at 2370 Northwest 45th Terrace, has been charged with two more armed robberies. In addition to the charges of Armed Robbery (x2), Grand Theft Auto (x2), and Aggravated […]

Two wanted for cell phone snatch and run at Verizon store

Two wanted for cell phone snatch and run at Verizon store

Marion County — On June 2, Ocala Police Officer Erica Reese responded to the Verizon Wireless, located at 3451 Southwest College Road, Ocala, in reference to a grand theft. Upon arrival, Officer Reese made contact with the store manager. The manager stated that two black males came into the store and had been talking with […]

Woman that stole from Dillard’s assumed wrong

Woman that stole from Dillard’s assumed wrong

Ocala, Florida — A woman that was caught stealing clothes from a Dillard’s thought she would be released if she paid. Ocala Police Officer Jason Rodriguez said he responded to a Dillard’s, located at 4414 Southwest College Road, in reference to a grand theft. Upon arrival, Loss Prevention told Officer Rodriguez that a female, later […]

Walmart customer service employee arrested

Walmart customer service employee arrested

Ocala, Florida — A Walmart customer service employee was arrested after an investigation revealed she had been stealing from the Walmart located at 9570 SW Highway 200, Ocala. A Walmart spokesperson said Yezenia Degross, 19, who works at the customer service desk, was making “fake refunds” and keeping the money. A Walmart loss prevention officer, […]

Package thieves arrested

Package thieves arrested

Marion Oaks, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Detectives have arrested and charged Christopher Velez, 23, and Brian Vargas, 27, for three counts of Grand Theft, Petit Theft, and three counts of Dealing in Stolen Property. During the Christmas season, there were multiple thefts of UPS and Fed-EX packages from homes in the […]