A case of the giggles: Two women laugh all the way to jail

A case of the giggles: Two women laugh all the way to jail

  Ocala, Florida — Two females literally laughed their way to jail yesterday after they were caught stealing merchandise from a Walmart, located at 2600 S.W. 19th Avenue Road, Ocala. Cassandra Brown, 22, and Stephanie Brown, 23, were seen removing merchandise off shelves and placing it into empty Walmart bags. The duo then selected two […]

Man pulls out his tenderloin

Man pulls out his tenderloin

Lecanto, Florida — Last week, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office held their annual “Shop with a Cop” event geared toward providing gifts for needy children. The event was held at the Walmart in Lecanto. While the Walmart was filled with deputies, a man wearing a red Santa hat entered the store and awkwardly attempted to […]

Stolen merchandise being sold through Facebook

Stolen merchandise being sold through Facebook

Ocala, Florida — Thieves are using online advertising methods instead of pawn shops more than ever to get cash for stolen goods. Law enforcement agencies everywhere have seen a tremendous spike in theft this holiday season. Thieves are brazenly using Facebook yard sale pages, craigslist, and many other sites that offer free classified advertising. Even […]

Husband and wife used children to commit grand theft

Husband and wife used children to commit grand theft

Ocala, Florida — Sheriff’s deputies arrested a husband and wife after an investigation revealed the pair were ripping off storage units. Deputies responded to the Neighborhood Self Storage at 4701 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, after a victim reported her storage unit had been emptied. After checking surveillance video, deputies learned that the maintenance man, Clayton […]

Summerfield man arrested in string of burglaries

Summerfield man arrested in string of burglaries

Summerfield, Florida — Marion County Property Crimes Detectives are actively investigating 44-year-old Duane Helvie, of Summerfield, in a string of burglaries that might extend beyond Marion County. Helvie was apprehended this morning while he was attempting to burglarize a storage shed in the 9000 block of Baseline Road in Ocala. After interviewing Helvie and witnesses, […]

Summerfield woman charged: X-ray revealed object in vagina

Summerfield woman charged: X-ray revealed object in vagina

Summerfield, Florida — It was a sticky situation when more evidence was discovered after a woman who stole from Walmart was being booked into the Marion County Jail. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Gregory Snodgrass, responded to the Walmart in Summerfield on November 15, 2014, in reference to a theft. Store security witnessed Jamie S. Thalgott, […]

Large scale retail theft ring discovered in Marion County

Large scale retail theft ring discovered in Marion County

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Detectives – working with other counties – have identified a retail theft ring responsible for large scale thefts of household products, personal hygiene products, and clothing items such as socks, underwear, and T-shirts. This is a well-organized multi-level operation including low-level professional thieves -with lookouts – entering a […]

Marion Oaks: Mary Alexander arrested for food stamp fraud

Marion Oaks: Mary Alexander arrested for food stamp fraud

  Ocala, Florida — Mary Alexander, 47, of Ocala has been charged with organized fraud. Alexander’s arrest, today, stems from an ongoing investigation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Medicaid Fraud Unit of the Attorney General’s Office. The first phase of this case started back in June of this year. That’s […]