Deputy arrested; charged with multiple felonies

Deputy arrested; charged with multiple felonies

  Polk County, Florida — Detectives arrested Polk County Deputy Sheriff Julio Jose Garcia, 26, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, charging him with Unlawful Compensation/Reward for Official Behavior, Use/Display of a Firearm while Committing a Felony , and Falsifying an Official Record/Document by a Public Servant. Sheriff Grady Judd said, “We conduct extensive background checks […]

Bulletproof Vest Saved Deputie’s Life

Bulletproof Vest Saved Deputie’s Life

  Volusia County, Florida — A robbery suspect is now under arrest in Volusia County after firing shots at Deputy John Vedder of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. On January 15, 2014 the Kangaroo Express located at 1701 N. Volusia Avenue, in Orange City was robbed and Dominic Jorgensen-Cloutier,16, was the main suspect in the […]

Gassy situation gets Ocala couple arrested

Gassy situation gets Ocala couple arrested

  Ocala, Florida — On January 13, 2014, Deputy Jacobs responded to the Murphy U.S.A. gas station, located at 17840 SE 112 Court Road in reference to a gas drive off. The store clerk told the deputy that a vehicle with one male and one female pulled up to get gas. The clerk said that […]

Four Arrested In New Jersey For Human Trafficking

Four Arrested In New Jersey For Human Trafficking

  Newark, New Jersey –Four adults, including a father and son team, now face serious prison time after being charged with Conspiracy, Prostitution, Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault on a Child, and Production of Pornography Involving a Child. Charles P. Torres, 59, Charles B. Torres, 26, Victor Reyes, 38, and Patricia Munoz, 23, coerced a 15-year-old […]

Woman Found Stabbed To Death In Gainesville Hospital Parking Garage

Woman Found Stabbed To Death In Gainesville Hospital Parking Garage

    Gainesville, Florida — The Gainesville Police Department is currently investigating a homicide that occurred early Monday morning on the third floor of a Parking Garage at North Florida Regional Medical Center. GPD received a call at 8:58 a.m. on January 13, 2014 that reported a female was found dead in a vehicle parked […]

UCF Graduate And Her Ex-Husband Murdered

UCF Graduate And Her Ex-Husband Murdered

    Venezuela, a country with one of the world’s highest murder rates has claimed the life of a University of Central Florida graduate, according to Venezuela authorities. Monica Spear,29, a former Miss Venezuela beauty queen and current soap actress along with her ex-husband Thomas Berry,39, business owner, were both murdered on January 6, 2014 […]

Three Sisters & One Friend Rob For Christmas

Three Sisters & One Friend Rob For Christmas

  Rock Hill, North Carolina — Four women could be facing 10 years in prison, spending their holidays behind bars after being arrested and charged in a shoplifting ring. Police said, ” four brazen low lives stole from Belk, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Hobby Lobby, T.J. Maxx, Ross, and Walmart in Rock Hill, along with several other […]

A sweet crime that would steal a woman’s heart

A sweet crime that would steal a woman’s heart

  DeLand, Florida — 911 Operator: When was the last time you saw it? Driver: Three o’clock yesterday [Saturday] was the last time I saw the truck. It’s hooked to a trailer as well, fully loaded, with chocolate. 911 Operator: Fully loaded with chocolate, huh? Driver: Yeah, someone with a sweet tooth. 911 Operator: Well, […]

Crossbow killer Pedro Maldonado murders own family

Crossbow killer Pedro Maldonado murders own family

  Broward County, Florida — A husband and father of two reportedly goes crazy and kills his family. Pedro Jose Maldonado Sr., 53, used a hand held crossbow to kill his wife, 47-year-old Monica Narvaez-Maldonado and teenage son Pedro Jose Maldonado Jr., 17, in their townhouse. After killing his wife and son, Maldonado Sr. drove […]

Tydree Barrow captured, Gerod Rawls still on the run

Tydree Barrow captured, Gerod Rawls still on the run

  Ocala, Florida — Detective Fernandez has continued to investigate the shooting homicide of Samuel Washington, 28, that occurred on November 14, 2013. During the investigation, Detective Fernandez arrested two suspects for related charges — Howard Lee Hill, 20, and Laquan Ria’Mel Barrow, 22, were both arrested for one count each of Burglary of a Conveyance […]

Shots Fired Near Emerald Shores Elementary School

Shots Fired Near Emerald Shores Elementary School

  Silver Springs Shores — Emerald Shores Elementary School was put on lockdown today Just before 11 a.m., after a 911 call came in about shots fired in the area of 1 Oak Circle Lane, Ocala. The school was put on lockdown immediately as a precaution as the school is located less than a half-mile […]

Elderly Woman Stabbed In Home Invasion

Elderly Woman Stabbed In Home Invasion

  Ocala, Florida — On December 3, 2013 at approximately 6:38a.m., the Ocala Police Department received a call that a Home Invasion Robbery had just occurred at 1529 NW 2nd Avenue. Officers responded and found that the resident Connie Cordell, age 65, was sitting in a living room chair with a stab wound to her […]

Marion County Crime Rate Down

Marion County Crime Rate Down

  Marion County Florida — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released the 2013 mid-year crime statistics for the state, showing that Florida has a lower crime rate by 5.2%, while Marion County’s crime rate has dropped 8.5%. In the State of Florida, FDLE monitors reported Part 1 crimes and the clearance rate of those […]