Human remains found in Florida Highlands in Dunnellon

Human remains found in Florida Highlands in Dunnellon

  Dunnellon, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case involving human skeletal remains. The remains were discovered in a wooded area, located near 9587 Southwest 151st Place, in the Florida Highlands in Dunnellon. According to a press release, On August 26, an unnamed person found the remains while hiking through the […]

Body found in Dunnellon

Body found in Dunnellon

Dunnellon, Florida — An investigation is underway after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Field Force Unit discovered a body in Dunnellon. According to a press release, the body was discovered in a wooded area north of Southwest 162nd Terrace and Southwest 36th Street. The body was found on August 20, while members of Field Force […]

Murder suspect says he was compassionate, did not kill kid

Murder suspect says he was compassionate, did not kill kid

Dunnellon, Florida — Since January 2016, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and the Williston Police department have all been investigating a string of burglaries that are now linked to suspects Jessica Baker, 44, and […]

Alcohol could have been a factor in Dunnellon crash

Alcohol could have been a factor in Dunnellon crash

Dunnellon, Florida — On Monday, at approximately 11:45 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a vehicle crash at 20290 Southwest Marine Boulevard, Dunnellon. Marion County Fire Rescue and Rainbow Lakes Estates Fire Department units were already on the scene when FHP arrived. The first of three MCFR units arrived to find a white 2006 […]

Dunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black resigns, MCSO steps in

Dunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black resigns, MCSO steps in

Dunnellon, Florida — Dunnellon Police Chief Joanne Black has resigned her position as police chief of the Dunnellon Police Department. City Manager Eddie Esch Sr. said Chief Black’s resignation was for personal reasons. According to a press release, the letter of resignation was effective for May 11, 2015. Esch requested that the Marion County Sheriff’s […]

Severe Weather Warning For April 29, 2014

Severe Weather Warning For April 29, 2014

Ocala, Florida — On April 29, 2014 at 3:32 p.m. the National Weather Service issued a significant weather advisory for Alachua, Putnam and Marion Counties for strong winds. The National Weather Service Doppler Radar indicated strong thunderstorms centered along a line extending from 3 miles south of Melrose to 7 miles southeast of Dunnellon…moving east […]

Motorcycle Crash Claims Two Lives In Dunnellon

Motorcycle Crash Claims Two Lives In Dunnellon

  Dunnellon, Florida — Two motorcyclists were killed on April 26, 2014 as they were cruising in a rural area of Marion County. Justin Richard, 22, of Weeki Wachi, Florida and Douglas Keller, 27, of Citrus Springs, Florida were traveling together, southbound on SW 180th Avenue at a high rate of speed when both drivers […]

Two dead in Rainbow Lakes near Dunnellon

Two dead in Rainbow Lakes near Dunnellon

  Marion County, Florida — On December 29, 2013 at approximately 9 p.m. the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said that they are now investigating two deaths in the Rainbow Lakes area near Dunnellon. According to reports, a family friend got concerned when he had not heard from the deceased , and he checked on the […]

$78,000 Stolen From Home In Dunnellon

$78,000 Stolen From Home In Dunnellon

  Dunnellon, Florida — On December 22, 2013 $78,000 in cash was stolen from his motor-home in the Lake Tropicana area of Dunnellon. Charles Samuel Gensamer, 85, told deputies that the 2008 Winnebago was locked when he went to bed Saturday night. Gensamer said he was alerted when heard the smoke detector in the motor-home […]

Marcelo Mesa & Stefano Squartino Arrested In Dunnellon

Marcelo Mesa & Stefano Squartino Arrested In Dunnellon

  Dunnellon, Florida — Two men have been arrested in Dunnellon after a traffic stop turns up a large amount of drugs. 21-year-old Stefano Squartino and 20-year-old Marcelo Mesa, both of whom are from Marion County were arrested Tuesday, September 23, 2013, after being pulled over by a Dunnellon Police Officer for failing to use […]