Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

    Ocala, Florida — A second juvenile has been identified as a victim of former Frances Marion Military Academy Teacher, Duane Adams. In the course of the investigation against Adams, investigators learned that during the last school year there had been a fight between two girls and that the girls were actually fighting over […]

BB gun shooting suspects charged in $22K crime spree

BB gun shooting suspects charged in $22K crime spree

  Marion County, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives, using a tip from Crime Stoppers, were able to build a case against four adults who are now charged with a spree of BB gun shootings in Marion County. The four suspects, known as the “BB Gun Bandits,” are all from Weirsdale, they are accused […]

Suspects In Recent BB Gun Shootings In Custody

Suspects In Recent BB Gun Shootings In Custody

  Ocala, Florida — Investigators now have in custody….Four (4) adults who are top suspects in the recent rash of BB gun shootings that resulted in thousands of dollars in damages to vehicles. The suspects are being interviewed by investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office South Central District Office, […]

Orlando Man Laundered $500K

Orlando Man Laundered $500K

  Orlando, Florida – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center arrested Daryl Ali, 31, on one count of organized scheme to defraud and one count of money laundering. Investigators believe Ali used information from existing businesses to set up fraudulent merchant accounts. With the fraudulent accounts, Ali processed nonexistent merchandise returns […]

Ocala woman threatened to cut her husbands throat

Ocala woman threatened to cut her husbands throat

  Ocala, Florida — On February 23, 2014, deputies responded to the 5600 block of NE 22nd Avenue in reference to a 911 call involving domestic violence. Upon arrival, Deputy Daniel Jones, made contact with a gentleman whom told Deputy Jones that [his] ex-wife, Renee A. Phillips, 39, tried to slit his throat. The man […]

Nine Sickos Taken Off The Streets Of Florida

Nine Sickos Taken Off The Streets Of Florida

  Polk County, Florida — On Friday, February 21, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s undercover detectives conducted a Vice initiative at Saddle Creek Park in Lakeland, focusing on complaints about indecent activity at the park. A total of nine men were arrested for soliciting lewd acts. 60-year-old Stephen Cyr, of 3305 Skyview Drive #105 in Lakeland, […]

Vandal(s) On The Loose In Marion County

Vandal(s) On The Loose In Marion County

  Marion County, Florida — Investigators are now trying to find the person or team responsible for shooting windows and causing thousands of dollars in vehicle damages. This crime spree took place from 2 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 through 10 a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 in neighborhoods from Ocklawaha to Belleview to Silver Springs […]

Ocala woman offers double oral to undercover officers

Ocala woman offers double oral to undercover officers

  Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) was conducting an undercover operation on Pine Street in Ocala. The undercover operation was for the sole purpose of catching street walkers (hookers) in the act of soliciting sex in exchange for money. It didn’t take long! Almost immediately, two undercover officers […]

Mail Order Drugs; Marion County Bust That Could Get Your Blood Flowing

Mail Order Drugs; Marion County Bust That Could Get Your Blood Flowing

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service conducted a month long interdiction operation that targeted illegal drugs and firearms shipped through the U.S. Mail destined for Central Florida. The operation ran from January 13, 2014 to February 12, 2014 and involved numerous law enforcement […]

Marion Oaks teen charged in sexual assault

Marion Oaks teen charged in sexual assault

  Marion Oaks — Diamond L. Polycarpe, 19, of Marion Oaks is in jail facing numerous charges related to the sexual assault of a child. A case concerning Polycarpe was developed when detectives learned that the victim was taken to MRMC by her mom, to be treated for alcohol intoxication. According to reports, the victims […]

Woman Fakes Rape To Miss Work

Woman Fakes Rape To Miss Work

  Palm Beach, Florida — The woman who told authorities she had been raped on the Florida Turnpike has been arrested. On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Alexandra Westover, 21, told deputies she had been traveling north in a red vehicle on the Florida Turnpike between the Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter […]

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 […]

Woman Changing Flat Tire On Turnpike Is Assaulted

  On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a female traveling north in a red vehicle on the Florida Turnpike between the Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter exits, had a flat tire and pulled over to the side of the road. Shortly after, a white male driving a white vehicle pulled over and […]

Ocklawaha Mans Trash Lands Him A Felony Charge

Ocklawaha Mans Trash Lands Him A Felony Charge

  Ocklawaha, Florida — For the second time in less than a month, deputies responded to the 19600 block of 92nd Place in reference to construction material being illegally dumped. On February 11, 2014 deputies were called out to the area and made contact with Leroy Stevens, 61. Deputies advised Stevens that they had received […]

Belleview Man Has Not Turned Over A New Leaf

Belleview Man Has Not Turned Over A New Leaf

  Belleview, Florida – Convicted felon BJ Helvy, 48, of Belleview has been charged with one count of Exploitation of the Elderly and one count of Fraud. The investigation started January 14, 2014 when a victim who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia hired Helvy to perform tree service around her […]

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 […]

Vinemobile App For Tracking Criminals

Vinemobile App For Tracking Criminals

  Tallahassee, Florida — Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews announced today a new Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) mobile app which provides information and notification of an offender’s status to victims of crimes committed by inmates in the Department’s custody or under its supervision. “Ensuring that Florida families are safe is the […]

Home improvement scams on the rise

Home improvement scams on the rise

  Marion County — Residents should beware of traveling “home improvement” contractors looking to scam you out of your money. The con artists are targeting Central Florida residents, and often prey on the elderly. The frequency of these types of scams will increase as the weather begins to warm up. Here’s how the scams work: […]