OPD: Craigslist armed robbery suspect wanted for questioning

OPD: Craigslist armed robbery suspect wanted for questioning

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect who was present during an armed robbery. Tuesday,  Thomas C. Oswalt, 26, was arrested after he robbed a potential buyer who had responded to a Craigslist advertisement. The victim and his friend met the “seller” at the Wal-Mart […]

Craigslist armed robbery suspect arrested

Craigslist armed robbery suspect arrested

Ocala, Florida — A man was arrested and charged with Robbery with a Firearm Tuesday after he robbed a potential buyer from Craigslist. This is the second time within a week that an online transaction has gone wrong. According to the Ocala Police Department, the victim (buyer) made a deal to purchase a 60-inch television for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Man accused of conducting a Craigslist reverse sex sting operation for profit

Man accused of conducting a Craigslist reverse sex sting operation for profit

Dunnellon, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Dunnellon man for operating his own reverse sex sting operation, a tactic often used by law enforcement. MCSO said that David W. Scalf, 45, posed as a teenage female, then attempted to extort money from pedophiles that contacted him for sex, believing him to be a juvenile female. […]

Woman attacked; baby cut from stomach

Woman attacked; baby cut from stomach

Longmont, Colorado — A pregnant Colorado woman that responded to a strangers Craigslist ad for baby clothes was brutally attacked. Police were called to the 1600 block of Green Place, Longmont, Wednesday, in response to a stabbing. Longmont Police spokesman Jeff Satur said when police arrived, they discovered that a 26-year-old pregnant female had been […]

Craigslist killer says she has killed too many to count

Craigslist killer says she has killed too many to count

  Sunbury, Pennsylvania — Nineteen-year-old Satanist and Craigslist killer Miranda Barbour, says Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton was not her only victim. In a prison interview Friday night with The Daily Item, Barbour said LaFerrara was just one of dozens of victims she killed. She and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, have been charged by […]

Craigslist scams on the rise

Craigslist scams on the rise

If you are someone that enjoys the ease of advertising items for sale on Craigslist you should be aware of the possible scams that are lurking involving prospective buyers of your merchandise. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has been experiencing an increase of reported fraudulent activity through Craigslist ads. The scam works as follows:   […]