Illegal immigrant beats woman and attacks two deputies

Illegal immigrant beats woman and attacks two deputies

Ocala, Florida — Officials say an illegal immigrant from Mexico was arrested after he broke into a house, assaulted a young woman, then later attacked two deputies. Victor Daniel Garcia, 19, entered a house located in the 1000 block of Northwest 112th Court, Ocala, through a window and immediately made his way to a back bedroom where […]

MCSO: Shots fired at SWAT and UDEST agents

MCSO: Shots fired at SWAT and UDEST agents

Pedro, Florida  — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said law enforcement officials were met with gunfire as they attempted to serve a warrant on Wednesday morning. According to MCSO Lt. Ryan Robbins, SWAT members and agents with the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) were shot at while serving a high-risk drug search warrant at 332 […]

Halloween Horror Nights actors attacked, some want alcohol ban

Halloween Horror Nights actors attacked, some want alcohol ban

Orlando, Florida — Two Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights scare actors have quit and more are expected to follow, after they were attacked by guests. According to a police report filed with the Orlando Police Department, William Nunnally, 28 was arrested on October 21, after he punched an actor, and Karla Rondan-Diaz, 32, was arrested […]

Lake Weir Kiwanis presents: Trivia Night & Spaghetti Dinner

Lake Weir Kiwanis presents: Trivia Night & Spaghetti Dinner

Marion County – The Lake Weir Kiwanis Club will be hosting a Trivia Night & Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, November 6, 2015. Kiwanis park is located at 15380 Southeast 140th Avenue Road, Weirsdale. Starting at 6:00 p.m. – Spaghetti dinner (spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, drink; homemade desserts available for donation). Then, at 7:00 p.m. – Trivia (1st, […]

Evergreen Elementary dean of students exposes penis

Evergreen Elementary dean of students exposes penis

Ocala, Florida — Evergreen Elementary dean of students Patrick Sasnett was arrested following allegations that he exposed himself to a grandmother. Sasnett is also a Pastor at the African Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 718 Northwest 7th Street, Ocala. The victim stated that she was called to the school on October 26, because her grandchild had received some […]

Rain: Drive with your headlights on, it’s the law

Rain: Drive with your headlights on, it’s the law

Ocala, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind all drivers that Florida Statute 316.217(1)(b) states that all vehicles being operated on the roadways of Florida must have its low-beam headlights on while it is raining. However, using your emergency flashers is against the law while a vehicle is in motion. According to Florida Statute […]

Man accuses FWC of giving back illegal bear killed during bear hunt

Man accuses FWC of giving back illegal bear killed during bear hunt

Florida — Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said they will have to make some adjustments before the next bear hunt. This past weekend, Florida had its first bear hunt in 21 years, and it had to be shut down early because FWC underestimated the success of the hunt. According to officials, 3,778 bear-hunt […]

2 more arrested in Cloud 9 nightclub shooting

2 more arrested in Cloud 9 nightclub shooting

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two more criminals involved in the shooting that took place at the Cloud 9 nightclub on September 13, 2015. These arrests make a total of three in this case, after Laquan Ria’Mel Barrow, 24, was arrested on September 21, 2013. Six people were shot on […]

Woman threw a sausage, then a punch

Woman threw a sausage, then a punch

Belleview, Florida — A Belleview teen was arrested after she assaulted a pregnant woman on Sunday. Marion County sheriff’s Deputy Vernon Reese responded to the Kangaroo store located at 7590 East Highway 25, after a call came in about a physical altercation. The victim, 18, told Deputy Reese that she was standing at the rear of […]

Woman arrested, says bee sting caused her to flash ‘tatas

Keeping with the theme of Pine Street

Woman arrested, says bee sting caused her to flash ‘tatas

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police arrested a woman who exposed herself to people while she was standing in front of Champions BBQ on Pine Street. Witnesses from Champions BBQ told police that a woman, later identified as Denise R. Belflower, 34, was flashing and slapping her breasts at passerby in front of the business. At one point, Belflower got on the […]

Thousands gather at Thrill the World Ocala 2015

Thousands gather at Thrill the World Ocala 2015

Ocala, Florida — The smell of food and excitement filled the air at Downtown Square Ocala on Saturday. Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival, sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment, Inc., attracted approximately 8,000 people. That is 3,000 more people than last year’s estimate. The festival included trick-or-treating, dancing, face painting, games, a haunted house, music, […]

Vandalized again: Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park

Vandalized again: Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park

Ocala, Florida — For the second time in less than a week, the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park was vandalized. The Ocala Police Department said that this time five flagpoles that represent the branches of the military were bent. Two of them were bent all the way to the ground. OPD said that the damage […]

School board employee arrested at school, faces 66 charges

"I am going to lose my job. I smoke weed and I have it in my purse right now."

School board employee arrested at school, faces 66 charges

Lakeland, Florida — Polk County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a Sleepy Hill Middle School cafeteria manager for drug possession on Tuesday. PCSO deputies responded to Sleepy Hill Middle School in Lakeland to investigate an anonymous tip in reference to Polk County School Board employee, Carolyn Jackson, 41, of Lakeland, who is employed as the cafeteria manager, […]

Woman beaten and strangled

Woman beaten and strangled

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, Ocala Police Officer Janette Cabrera responded to a 911 call in reference to a domestic disturbance. When the officer arrived, she immediately saw a female, later identified as the victim, crying. The victim yelled out, “He just beat the s**t out of me.” Officer Cabrera reported that the victim could barely walk […]

Mom and two sons arrested after their vehicle caught fire

Mom and two sons arrested after their vehicle caught fire

Ocala, Florida — A family was arrested after they accidentally set their Chevy truck on fire. On Wednesday, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Walmart, located at 9570 Southwest Highway 200, after a store employee, Tim Cricketts, reported a vehicle fire. Cricketts stated that citizens had alerted Walmart staff about the fire. According to […]

Marijuana and Marion County

Marijuana and Marion County

Marion County — In July, Ocala Post reported that commissioners in Miami-Dade County, Florida, were the first in the state to pass an ordinance allowing marijuana (http://bit.ly/1QlQDDj) possession to be treated as a civil offense. Commissioners in Broward County, Miami Beach, and Gainesville are currently discussing a similar ordinance. At that time, Ocala Post asked readers […]

FHP: The speed limit, myth and fact

FHP: The speed limit, myth and fact

  The Florida Highway Patrol said that education is the key when ensuring that the general public understands Florida traffic laws, and that they are doing everything possible to spread the word about traffic safety. On a daily basis, troopers say that there is one statement that they always hear: “I thought I was allowed to go […]

Open carry HB 163 passes first round in Florida

Open carry HB 163 passes first round in Florida

Florida — On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, in an 8-4 vote, approved HB 163 in its first round and paved the way for open carry in the State of Florida. The Bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, says this will make Florida safer, and many agree. Gaetz says that the states that […]