Dangerous Mexican Cartel Associates Arrested In Polk County

Dangerous Mexican Cartel Associates Arrested In Polk County

On September 30, 2013, the Central Florida HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force arrested six suspects and seized approximately 19 pounds of Methamphetamine in the Fort Meade area. The investigation began earlier this year when detectives received information about the Gabriel Zamarripa Drug Trafficking Organization operating in Polk County. This organization has ties […]

Timothy Dacey Of Summerfield Arrested Says It’s Child’s Fault

Timothy Dacey Of Summerfield Arrested Says It’s Child’s Fault

Summerfield, Florida — A Summerfield man molested a 5-year-old boy, but says it was the child’s fault. The Marion county Sheriff’s Office received a report on September 27, 2013, stating that Timothy Robert Dacey, 68, had sexually molested a child at his home in Summerfield. The boy had told someone that Dacey touched him with […]

Escaped Convict Todd Brecht Caught

Escaped Convict Todd Brecht Caught

Marion County, Florida — On October 5, 2013, 911 got information that Todd Allan Brecht might be on a bus that’s stopping in Marion County. Brecht, 54, was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1980’s killing of Buffalo County District Attorney Roger Hartman. Hartman was Brecht’s brother-in-law, Brecht shot him in the back after an […]

Sonny’s BBQ Armed Robbery Suspects On The Run

Sonny’s BBQ Armed Robbery Suspects On The Run

    Polk County, Florida — Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in an Armed Robbery investigation. At approximately 10:00 p.m., on Sunday, October 6, 2013, three black male suspects forced their way into the Sonny’s BBQ Restaurant located at 5910 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, just as the employees were attempting to […]

Roger Aguilera Arrested Marijuana Bust On I-95 Reveals 30 Bricks

Roger Aguilera Arrested Marijuana Bust On I-95 Reveals 30 Bricks

St. Johns County — The Florida Highway Patrol has stopped a large amount of marijuana from hitting the streets. On October 2, 2013, at approximately 10:07 a.m. troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol Criminal Interdiction Unit initiated a traffic stop on I-95 and SR 206. The violation of illegal window tint was observed by the […]

Obamacare facts & what it means for you; creast cancer, the young, the elderly

Obamacare facts & what it means for you; creast cancer, the young, the elderly

  In light of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are some facts that should be considered in regards to Obamacare. During a press conference, Obama made reference that “The Affordable Healthcare Act could save the lives of cancer patients.” After careful evaluation of the Affordable Healthcare Act schedules, a person could reasonably conclude […]

Probation Officer Jorge Martir Arrested

Probation Officer Jorge Martir Arrested

Polk County, Florida — A probation officer in Polk County has been arrested after he started a personal relationship with a probationer to whom he was assigned for supervision. According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Jorge Martir, exchanged over 700 text messages and emailed naked pictures of himself to her from his personal […]

Public Safety Alert: Ryan Arrandale Escaped From Florida Department of Corrections

Public Safety Alert: Ryan Arrandale Escaped From Florida Department of Corrections

  West Palm Beach, Florida — Florida Department of Corrections Inmate, Ryan Arrandale, 25, white male, 6’01”, 215 lbs., scar on left wrist, wearing blue pants and blue shirt ran out the back door of the Florida Department of Corrections Facility located at 261 Fairgrounds Road, West Palm Beach. Authorities have indicated that Inmate Arrandale […]

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 […]

Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law

Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law

  On October 1, 2013 at 12:01 a.m., the new “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law” goes into effect. s. 316.305 (3)(a) is defined as the following: A person may not operate a motor vehicle while manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device or while […]

Public Safety Warning About Convicted Felon Michael Masse

Public Safety Warning About Convicted Felon Michael Masse

Lecanto, Florida — The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office wants residents in the Lecanto area to be aware of a convicted felon moving into the area. Michael J. Masse, 48, is being released from prison and moving into a home located at 6515 S. Esmeralda Terrace, Lecanto. Masse was convicted of a homicide involving a 10-year-old […]

Sheriff Chris Blair Strong Armed By Commission But Says, “I Still Have To Protect My Deputies”

Sheriff Chris Blair Strong Armed By Commission But Says, “I Still Have To Protect My Deputies”

  The September 26, 2013, Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting was nothing short of political strong arming. Residents of Marion County witnessed the door to catastrophe opening. Ocala.com wrote, “Blair conceded.” However, it wasn’t a concession at all. Commissioners gave Sheriff Chris Blair an ultimatum; an ultimatum that Blair was not prepared to […]

Manuel Rodriguez Dressed Like A Woman To Shoplift

Manuel Rodriguez Dressed Like A Woman To Shoplift

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man was arrested after shoplifting while dressed like a woman. Deputies responded to the Wal-Mart on HWY 200, on September 25, 2013, after receiving a call regarding a theft. When deputies arrived they were informed by the A.P. Officer that a man identified as Manuel Rodriguez, was dressed as a […]

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 […]

Sherry Lewis To Be Sentenced In Ocklawaha Murder

Sherry Lewis To Be Sentenced In Ocklawaha Murder

Ocklawaha, Florida — The Ocklawaha woman who killed her husband back in September of 2012 has plead guilty and faces up to 30 years in prison. The Marion County Communication Center received a 911 call on September 22, 2012, around 12:08 a.m. from Sherry Wilson Lewis, 50, of 3715 SE 174th Court in Ocklawaha, who […]

Levy County Fatal Crash Leaves Two Dead One Fighting For Her Life

Levy County Fatal Crash Leaves Two Dead One Fighting For Her Life

  An early morning crash in Levy County has left two people dead and one person in critical condition. Around 5:00 a.m., a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling southbound on U.S. 19 in the northbound inside lane. A 2002 Toyota Camry was traveling northbound on U.S. 19 also in the inside lane. The Jeep […]

Body cam records would-be NFL player Jermaine Green being shot

Body cam records would-be NFL player Jermaine Green being shot

  Daytona Beach, Florida — A man was shot by two officers in Dayton Beach early Wednesday morning after police say he held a knife to his girlfriend’s neck. At around 2:45 a.m., police were called to a residence located at 822 Magnolia Avenue in Daytona Beach regarding a fight inside the home. When police […]

Deborah Thompson Arrested Search Over Grandson Still At Large

Deborah Thompson Arrested Search Over Grandson Still At Large

Polk County, Florida — Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office are asking for help from the public with an Attempted Murder Investigation. At approximately 6 a.m., on Saturday, September 21, 2013, a shooting incident occurred in the area of Edwin Street, NE Winter Haven. 31-year-old Kelvin Lewis Key-Herrington of 518 Sears Avenue NE, Winter […]

Joshua Ortiz Arrested For Fracturing A Baby’s Skull

  A man in Osceola County was arrested after an 11 month old baby he was watching ended up with bruises on his body, a fractured skull, and a broken tibia. According to authorities, Joshua Mellow Ortiz, 25, was watching the child at a home in St. Cloud earlier this month when he notice the […]