Deputy Stephanie LeClerc fired

Deputy Stephanie LeClerc fired

  New Smyrna, Florida — Following an internal investigation that resulted in the sustaining of several departmental policy violations, Sheriff Ben Johnson has fired Deputy Stephanie LeClerc. Deputy LeClerc, 37, was served with the notice of termination on November 21, 2013. Deputy LeClerc has been on administrative leave with pay since October 9, 2013, for […]

Two Teens Will Not Be Charged In Rebecca Sedwick Suicide Case

Two Teens Will Not Be Charged In Rebecca Sedwick Suicide Case

  Polk County, Florida — Two juveniles that were previously charged in the suicide death of Rebecca Sedwick have had the charges dropped. Attorney Jose Baez, the attorney that represented alleged murderer Casey Anthony also represented the youngest of the teens in the Sedwick case. Attorney Baez fired off at Sheriff Grady Judd for releasing […]

Cock Ring Fighting Leads to Multiple Men Arrested

Cock Ring Fighting Leads to Multiple Men Arrested

  Polk County, Florida — Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies received an anonymous tip about possible rooster fights taking place at 4560 Carl Boozer Road Haines City. Deputies responded to the location and discovered a fight in progress with 14 suspects at the scene. Agriculture Crimes deputies responded and a search warrant was obtained for […]

Tydree Barrow and Gerod Rawls on the run

Tydree Barrow and Gerod Rawls on the run

  Ocala, Florida — Detective Jorge Fernandez and fellow detectives from the Ocala Police Department have been continuing to investigate the homicide of Samuel Washington, which occurred on November 14, 2013. In the course of their investigation they have been able to link the homicide of Washington, to the shooting of Michael Drayton, that occurred […]

Renita Rayner Arrested On Charges Unrelated To Ocala Bank Robbery

Renita Rayner Arrested On Charges Unrelated To Ocala Bank Robbery

  Ocala, Florida – At approximately 11:00 a.m. on November 13, 2013 an Ocala Post staff member noticed a booking photo taken by the Hillsborough County Jail matched the name and description of wanted felon, Renita Rayner. Ocala Post contacted Hillsborough County and spoke with a public information officer who seemed a little surprised when […]

Five People Added To FBI Cyber Wanted List

Five People Added To FBI Cyber Wanted List

  Five individuals have been added to the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted list for their roles in domestic and international hacking and fraud crimes collectively involving hundreds of thousands of victims and tens of millions of dollars in losses, according to FBI officials. The new fugitives on the FBI’s Cyber Most Wanted list are: Pakistani […]

Michael Tarver OK’d to practice dentistry again

Michael Tarver OK’d to practice dentistry again

  Ocala, Florida — Despite more than a dozen complaints from parents and employees, former Polliwog owner Michael Tarver was approved by the Board of Dentistry to have his Dentistry License reinstated. Complaints were made to the Ocala Police Department as early as 2012, but it wasn’t until the middle of 2013 that the Department […]

Polliwog Dental changes name to Churchill Dentistry

Polliwog Dental changes name to Churchill Dentistry

    Ocala, Florida — As if Ocala residents would not notice, Polliwog Dental has changed its name; Polliwog is now Churchill Dentistry. Michael Tarver is not the registered owner of Churchill Dentistry. A quick search of “Churchill Dentistry” reveals it is registered to a Wendy Churchill. However, Ocala Post realized that “Churchill Dentistry” has […]

Angel Cruz Arraigned in Brooklyn, New York

Angel Cruz Arraigned in Brooklyn, New York

  Brooklyn, New York — Angel Gregorio Liriano Cruz was arraigned yesterday afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Roanne L. Mann, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, on heroin and cocaine trafficking charges. Liriano Cruz is alleged to be the leader of an international drug organization responsible for shipping more than 200 kilograms […]

Shots fired at Parkside Apartments

Shots fired at Parkside Apartments

  Ocala, Florida — Today, November 14, 2013, at approximately 2:36 a.m., OPD officers responded to calls of shots fired. The calls indicated that shots were fired in the 1900 block of NW 1st Avenue and also in the area of Parkside Gardens Apartments, 621 NW 2nd Street. While officers were investigating the calls at […]

Felecia Scott Parent Of The Year

Felecia Scott Parent Of The Year

  Ocala, Florida — On November 11, 2013 Officer Rossi with the Ocala Police Department responded to the area of 1644 NW 4th Street in Ocala in response to a call about teenagers fighting. According to reports when Officer Rossi arrived only the victim and the witnesses were still on the scene. The victim, a […]

Howard Hill released from jail and on the loose

Howard Hill released from jail and on the loose

  Silver Springs Shores, Florida — Residents in the Silver Springs Shores area should be aware that Howard Hill, one of three men arrested for an armed home invasion that occurred in Silver Springs Shores, has been released from jail. The release came on November 12, 2013, after the state attorney announced that they do […]

Bruce Robinson Arrested Bail Set At $100,000

Bruce Robinson Arrested Bail Set At $100,000

  WARNING: This article contains graphic testimony from the victim. Ocala, Florida — A registered sex offender from Ocala is in jail again after sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl back in September 2013. On October 30, 2013, the victim reported that on the evening of September 26, 2013, Bruce M. Robinson forced her to have […]

Owner Blowin’ Smoke Vicki Macko Arrested

Owner Blowin’ Smoke Vicki Macko Arrested

  Citrus County, Florida — After a year of investigations, detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit along with agents from FDLE launched search warrants in three smoke shops Thursday which have been selling illegal synthetic cannabis (commonly known as Spice or K2). Happy Timez Tobacco Shop in Inverness, Blowin’ Smoke in […]

Cole Decker Released After Posting A $75,000 Bond

Cole Decker Released After Posting A $75,000 Bond

  Marion County — Marion County residents beware of a dangerous sex offender who was released from the Marion County Jail on bond at 11:49 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Cole Stephen Decker, 19, as of October 30, 2013, was being held on one count of Capital Sexual Battery on a Child under 12 […]

$20,000 Reward For Information On Two Captured Murderers

$20,000 Reward For Information On Two Captured Murderers

  Central Florida Crimeline is joining the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Attorney General Pam Bondi, in offering up to a $20,000 reward for information related to the investigation into escaped inmates Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins. Walker and Jenkins were both serving life sentences but were mistakenly released after someone on the outside […]

Family Dollar Robbed Authorities Need Your Help

Family Dollar Robbed Authorities Need Your Help

  Volusia County, Florida — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help to catch a man who committed an armed robbery in Deltona on the morning of Tuesday, November 5, 2013. Around 7:30 a.m. a woman called the sheriff’s office to report that she had been robbed as she walked out of the […]