Burglar entered home through doggie door

Burglar entered home through doggie door

Fort McCoy, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 18-year-old after it was determined he was the suspect in a home burglary last month. Authorities said that on March 17, 2015, Brandon Algarin, 18, entered a home in the 22-thousand block of Northeast 107th Avenue, through a doggie door. Once inside, Algarin stole a […]

Home of sick elderly woman burglarized in Fort McCoy

Home of sick elderly woman burglarized in Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy, Florida — A home in Fort McCoy was burglarized while the 72-year-old homeowner was in the hospital. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Timothy Marton, responded to 22,000 block of Northeast 107th Avenue, Fort McCoy, after the victim’s daughter in law found that [her] house had been burglarized. The woman stated that the victim has […]

Christmas gifts stolen from Marion Oaks home

Christmas gifts stolen from Marion Oaks home

Marion Oaks — A Marion Oaks thief robbed a family of their Christmas gifts. Earlier today, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 13000 block of S.W. 84th Terrace Road, Marion Oaks, in reference to a burglary. A resident called 911 after arriving home to find that the front door of their residence had been […]

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, […]

Home burglarized, girl’s pets killed

Home burglarized, girl’s pets killed

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) who burglarized a home and killed a child’s pet turtles. On Monday, a home in the 4800 block of Southwest 166th Loop was burglarized, at which time the thief stole some loose change from the son’s […]

Couple suspected of burglaries arrested; Officer struck

Couple suspected of burglaries arrested; Officer struck

  Seminole County, Florida — The Seminole County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect for burglarizing vehicles and committing a home invasion last weekend. The suspect’s female counterpart was arrested for attempting to aid his escape from custody. Deputies responded to the Lake of the Woods Subdivision in Fern Park Saturday, September 6, 2014, to a […]

Stolen property sold to Spring Manor Apartment residents

Stolen property sold to Spring Manor Apartment residents

Ocala, Florida — Stolen property ends up being sold to residents at Spring Manor Apartments. On July 3, 2014, Deputy Abigale Rodriguez responded to Whispering Sands, Ocala, in reference to a battery and grand theft. The victims told the deputy that they left their residence around 12:45 p.m. and returned around 3:30 p.m. The victims […]

Sheriff’s Deputy Killed In The Line Of Duty

Sheriff’s Deputy Killed In The Line Of Duty

  Orange County, Florida — Sheriff Jerry Demings said, “Last night we lost a hero. But a family grieves for the loss of a husband, father, a son, a brother.” Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine, 34, was shot and killed in the line of duty on February 11, 2014; the first reported officer fatality in Florida […]

Man Claims He Stole To Support His Failing Business

Man Claims He Stole To Support His Failing Business

  Deland, Florida — On Sunday February 9, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Volusia County dispatch received a 911 call from a business owner stating he was holding a burglary suspect at gunpoint. At 9:14 a.m. Deputy Wagers arrived on the scene to find the owner of West Crane Services holding suspect Dale Stewart, 43, […]

Two teens broke into Lake Weir Middle School and tortured a sheep

Two teens broke into Lake Weir Middle School and tortured a sheep

  Ocala, Florida — Jacob McClain, 17, and Jacob Morris, 16, were arrested after they broke into Lake Weir Middle school, vandalized it, then tortured a sheep. School officials said once the crimes were noticed, the entire school day was interrupted. On February 3, 2014, the pair broke into Lake Weir Middle School because they […]

Sivler Springs Shores Thief Caught

Sivler Springs Shores Thief Caught

  Silver Springs Shores — Much like Marion Oaks, Silver Springs Shores (SSS) has its share of criminals who prey on hard working citizens in the middle of the night. Silver Springs Shores residents can now rest a “little” easier as a criminal responsible for string of burglaries, is now behind bars. Detectives Aaron Levy […]

Jonathan Whatley Identified In Surveillance Video And Arrested

Jonathan Whatley Identified In Surveillance Video And Arrested

  Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at approximately 3:11 p.m., Ocala Police Department Detectives Michael Bowman and Melissa Buetti arrested the suspect in the Smash and Grab Burglaries that occurred to three Diamond Oil stores in Ocala. During the burglaries, glass windows were smashed out and beer & cigarettes stolen. The first […]

Sylvan Learning Center Thief Arrested

Sylvan Learning Center Thief Arrested

On August 21, 2013 we reported that the Sylvan Learning Center, located at 3231 SE Maricamp Rd., had been burglarized. Property was stolen and estimated to be worth $15,000. During the investigation police learned that a substitute teacher for the Sylvan Learning center who had recently been written up for job performance was their number […]