OPD: Three home invasion suspects on the loose

OPD: Three home invasion suspects on the loose

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police are seeking public’s help with locating three suspects who are responsible for a violent home invasion Friday just after midnight. The incident occurred in the 1100 block of Southwest 32nd Avenue. The burglars were armed with baseball bats and brass knuckles. The suspects allegedly barged into a home and struck […]

Sword-wielding man threatens woman for $20.00

Sword-wielding man threatens woman for $20.00

Ocala, Florida — Ocala police say they arrested a man on Tuesday who threatened a woman with a sword because he wanted $20.00. Police responded to the Boulevard Motel, located at 1422 East Silver Springs Boulevard after someone reported a man repeatedly banging on a door and refusing to leave the property. When police arrived, […]

13-year-old faces multiple felony charges

13-year-old faces multiple felony charges

  [Last updated on December 19, 2017, at 3:30 p.m.]   Ocala, Florida — A 13-year-old boy faces multiple felony charges following his arrest Monday morning. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say that Zyaire Keashion Evans, who was driving a stolen 2003 Chevy S-10, was traveling southbound on U.S. 441 when he struck another vehicle. Evans […]

Student stalks ex-girlfriend, steals condoms and lube

Student stalks ex-girlfriend, steals condoms and lube

A Forest High School student who had been stalking his ex-girlfriend was arrested after he broke into her car. A school resource deputy reported that Dakota. W. Lynch, 18, broke into his ex-girlfriend’s car while it was parked on campus. Lynch knew the access code to be able to get into the victim’s car. According to […]

The Gamers Edge and Rent-A-Center burglarized

The Gamers Edge and Rent-A-Center burglarized

Ocala police are searching for multiple suspects who burglarized a video game store and a Rent-A-Center. According to reports, on November 26, Officer Jason Rodriguez responded to an alarm at The Gamers Edge, located at 3131 Southwest College Road, at approximately 2:37 a.m. Upon arrival, Officer Rodriguez reviewed video surveillance which showed five or six […]

Father viciously attacked a mother during child visitation

Father viciously attacked a mother during child visitation

Ocala — A mother who was attempting to let a father visit with their daughter was attacked and beaten. The mother told Ocala police that she had taken her two-year-old daughter to Long’s Grocery, located at 803 Northwest 4th Street, to visit her father, Antonio Goffe, 30. According to reports, when the mother arrived at […]

Woman held without bond after jealous rage outburst

Woman held without bond after jealous rage outburst

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested Wednesday after she assaulted her ex-boyfriend for not returning her phone calls. Ocala Police Department officers stated that the victim was watching television when he heard a knock at the door. The victim answered the door to find his ex-girlfriend, Christy Williams, 32, standing there. The victim […]

Auto burglary suspects wanted by Ocala police

Auto burglary suspects wanted by Ocala police

Ocala Police Department detectives are asking for help with identifying suspects who are likely responsible for several auto burglaries. OPD Captain Louis Biondi said that the burglaries occurred between May 23, 2017, and June 6, 2017. The burglaries occurred at night and in the early morning — between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. According to a […]

Family remains and other valuable items stolen during burglary

Family remains and other valuable items stolen during burglary

The Ocala Police Department is looking for information in reference to a burglary that occurred on May 29, in the 1300 block of Southeast 18th Avenue, Ocala. Police said someone forced entry to the home through a window and stole an urn, which contained the ashes of a family member, a signed Florida State championship […]

Teen stole truck, passed out

Teen stole truck, passed out

Ocala, Florida — A teen who stole a Ford F-150 pickup truck was caught after he passed out behind the wheel. Ocala police say they responded to 1909 Northeast 25th Avenue, when a victim reported that his truck had been stolen from the parking lot where he works. A short time later, someone called 911 and reported […]

Teen brothers arrested in Citra shooting

Teen brothers arrested in Citra shooting

Citra, Florida — Two juveniles were arrested Wednesday and charged with multiple felonies. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said that, Jeffrey Williams, 15, and his brother, Mario Williams, 17, kicked in the back door their uncle’s home, located in the 17400 block of U.S. 301 North, and burglarized it. According to reports, the brothers stole a […]

Woman arrested at Gator Joe’s

Woman arrested at Gator Joe’s

Ocklawaha, Florida — On August 21, 2016, Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to Gator Joe’s, located at 12431 Southeast 135th Avenue, in reference to a disturbance. One victim told police that the suspect, later identified as Holly Pomeroy, 24, had struck him in the head with her fist. A second victim stated that Pomeroy had […]

Video: Volkswagen of Ocala break-in, cars stolen

Video: Volkswagen of Ocala break-in, cars stolen

    [Last updated on July 27, 2016, at 11:35 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — Video for the July 23, 2016, break-in at the Volkswagen of Ocala dealership, located at 5135 SW College Road, Ocala, has been released. The video shows several black males, who concealed their identity, smash a glass door and enter the business. […]

Craigslist ad lead to capture of two multi-county burglars and murder suspects

Craigslist ad lead to capture of two multi-county burglars and murder suspects

Ocala, Florida — Two burglary suspects, dubbed the “Pillowcase Burglars,” have now been named as persons of interest in a Marion County murder. The nickname was given to the suspects because they would use a pillowcase from the crime scene to carry stolen property. Jessica Baker, 44, and Darren Decker, 41, who are husband and […]

Man burglarized same bar multiple times

Man burglarized same bar multiple times

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man who burglarized the same bar on three separate occasions. According to reports, Darryl Kissell, 51, burglarized Duffy’s Bar, located at 16620 West Highway 40, Ocala. The burglaries took place on April 15, 18, and 19. On one occasion, deputies say Kissell pried open […]

Video: Two arrested for armed home burglary

Video: Two arrested for armed home burglary

Ocala, Florida — Two people are in custody following an armed residential burglary Sunday. According to reports, Lane Ravey, 30, and Natalie Kaiser, 31, entered a residence and allegedly stole $100,000 in cash, jewelry, two gold coins, one silver coin, two hats, and a motorized bicycle. MCSO detectives are working to verify the total loss […]

Two teens arrested for burglary, one suspect on the run

Two teens arrested for burglary, one suspect on the run

Two teens were arrested on Tuesday for a burglary that they committed on or around Thanksgiving. A third suspect is still on the run. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Cheyann Walls, 18, and Cendra J. Rawlings, 19, broke into a house and stole approximately $3,000 of the victim’s personal belongings. The Victim told […]

MCSO corrections officer who resigned after investigation, arrested

MCSO corrections officer who resigned after investigation, arrested

[Last updated on October 26, 2015 at 1:33 p.m. A previous version of this article stated that CO Foiles witnessed Remmele give Gray money for drugs. However, it was actually another former inmate who stated [that] to CO Foiles. Foiles then relayed that information to investigators.] Ocala, Florida—A Marion County Sheriff’s Office corrections officer, who resigned […]

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, […]

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 […]