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 […]

Pot Smoking Mom Philomena Melton Arrested

Pot Smoking Mom Philomena Melton Arrested

Ocala Police responded to the Kangaroo Express located at 3873 SW College Road, regarding a woman sleeping inside her van with an infant child inside. An employee of the convenience store, Rebecca Kiefer, 24, called police stating that there was an unknown white female, sitting inside a purple van in the parking lot and appeared […]

Karen Drake DUI And Naked

Karen Drake DUI And Naked

Ocala, Florida — The sheriff’s office received two calls on Sunday, September 29, 2013 around 10:10 p.m. about a suspicious vehicle that was parked halfway in the road in the area of the 10300 block of SW 129th Terrace Road. When deputy John Lightle arrived at the location, he observed a black 2009 four door […]

Ocala Police Department Homicide Detective Miguel Gauthier Arrested

Ocala Police Department Homicide Detective Miguel Gauthier Arrested

[Last updated September 30, 2013 at 9:09 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department Robbery/Homicide Detective Miguel Gauthier was arrested on Sunday, September 29, 2013, after crashing his car into a brick mailbox at approximately 9:30 p.m. According to Florida Highway Patrol Officer Geoffrey Pubillones, Gauthier was traveling south on SE 8th Street Road when […]

Elin Peterson DUI Five Times The Legal Limit

Elin Peterson DUI Five Times The Legal Limit

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, September 18, 2013, Marion County Sheriff Deputy Elizabeth Hart, responded to a call of a possible drunk driver around the 7000 block of East Highway 40. When Deputy Hart arrived on scene she observed a white Toyota facing eastbound on the south side of E Hwy 40, with the driver […]

DUI – We See You Before You See Us Campaign

DUI – We See You Before You See Us Campaign

Ocala, Florida – If you drink and drive in Ocala, beware, the Ocala Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign August 17 to September 3, 2012. The Ocala Police Department announces the August/Labor Day DUI Crackdown. The Ocala Police Department Joins National Crackdown […]

John R. Aiello Arrested In Ocala

John R. Aiello Arrested In Ocala

An Ocala man was arrested Saturday morning on a number of charges including DUI and leaving the scene of a crash. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, John R. Aiello-42 allegedly crashed his 2005 Chevy Silverado at three different locations, fleeing the scene each time. After receiving reports of all the accidents, Aiello’s vehicle was […]

School Principal Arrested In Marion County

School Principal Arrested In Marion County

A Lake County Catholic school principal was arrested this weekend in Marion County after causing a crash while driving under the influence of alcohol. Florida Highway Patrol said, “Mary Ann Staley was trying to cross the eastbound lanes of SR 40 at 7th Street, when her vehicle struck the left side of 1994 four door […]