Girl wanted to buy “weed” via Twitter

Girl wanted to buy “weed” via Twitter

Palm Beach County, Florida — Think law enforcement officials do not monitor social media? Think again. A woman from Jupiter, Florida, who calls herself “Goddess,” recently tweeted, “Somebody bring me weed.  I’ll pay for it.” The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office then tweeted, “Where should we meet you?” The PBSO said that “Goddess” did not […]

Belleview man with temper arrested after being released from jail

Belleview man with temper arrested after being released from jail

Belleview, Florida — On Monday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Levi Rackard responded to the 1200 block of Southeast 104th Terrace, Belleview, in reference to a domestic battery. Upon arrival, Deputy Rackard met with the victim, who stated that his brother, Aaron Lance, 20, had punched him and his father in the face. The brother stated […]

Local Sea Cadet graduates recruit training with honors

Local Sea Cadet graduates recruit training with honors

Ocala, Florida — Seaman Apprentice Christopher Kimball, 14, a Marion County resident and member of the Manatee Division of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps, recently graduated from recruit training. The two week exercise was held at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. Cadets participated in physical training, drills, inspections, and course work. “The recruits got […]

CF softball players are moving on

CF softball players are moving on

Ocala, Florida — Former College of Central Florida softball players continuing softball careers at The University of South Carolina, USC Spartans. Amy Szymanowski is from Florida State, and Holly McKinnon and Lindsay O’Steen are from the College of Central Florida. Szymanowksi will have one year of eligibility remaining after transferring to USC, while McKinnon and […]

Woman: I was drinking because I have sunburn

Woman: I was drinking because I have sunburn

Fort McCoy, Florida — On Saturday, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Eduardo Bustamante-Munt was running radar at the intersection of Highway 316 and Highway 315 when he noticed a woman, later identified as Bobbi S. France, 29, driving a SUV without her seat belt on. The deputy then conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. France […]

Man assaulted pregnant girlfriend over XBOX

Man assaulted pregnant girlfriend over XBOX

[Last updated on July 21, 2015, at 1:20 p.m.] Summerfield, Florida — A Summerfield man remained behind bars Monday after he assaulted his pregnant girlfriend over a video game console. On Saturday, July 18, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Vernon Reese responded to The Villages Regional Hospital and met with the assault victim. The victim told the […]

Labor leaders dislike county contract for firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs

Labor leaders dislike county contract for firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs

  Ocala, Florida — On July 10, the Marion County Board of County Commissioners offered a contract to firefighters and paramedics that provided wage increases of $2 per hour for paramedics and $1 per hour for EMTs. According to the county’s Facebook page, the offer comes with a price tag of approximately $3.1 million. However, labor […]

Ocala Utility Services scam

Ocala Utility Services scam

Ocala, Florida – Ocala Utility Services (OUS) has issued a warning to its customers about a bill payment scam that is targeting utility customers. The scam targets both business and residential customers. The scam Someone calls and states that if the individual or business does not pay their electric bill immediately that the electric would […]

Citizen captures wonderful act of kindness by an Ocala police officer

Citizen captures wonderful act of kindness by an Ocala police officer

Ocala, Florida — Citizens have no way of knowing what types of dangers or monsters a law enforcement officer encounters on a daily basis. The disrespect toward officers that Ocala Post witnessed following shots being fired from a neighborhood near the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion on July 12 was just one example of what law enforcement endure […]

Mother charged with manslaughter in baby’s death

Mother charged with manslaughter in baby’s death

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, Ocala Police Department Detective Mary Brewton arrested the mother of the 20-month-old child who drowned in a small above ground pool on April 25, 2015. According to detectives, the pool contained approximately 30 inches of water. On April 25, 2015, Ocala Police responded to 244 Northeast 44th Avenue, in reference […]

Woman enters home and assaults ex-boyfriend’s mother

Woman enters home and assaults ex-boyfriend’s mother

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman who deputies say broke into a house and assaulted her ex-boyfriend’s mother, was released from jail Wednesday morning. According to reports, deputies responded to the 2000 block of Southeast 88th Street, Ocala, in reference to an occupied residential burglary. When deputies arrived, the victim stated that she had been sleeping […]

The truth surfaces; video shows gunman during shooting at Confederate flag rally

The truth surfaces; video shows gunman during shooting at Confederate flag rally

[Last updated on July 14, 2015, at 4:35 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department has obtained clear surveillance video of a black male suspected of firing shots from a nearby neighborhood during the Confederate flag Florida Southern Pride Ride rally on Sunday, July 12, 2015. According to police, the alleged shooter came from […]

Protesters say Confederate flag at Marion County complex “fell” down

Protesters say Confederate flag at Marion County complex “fell” down

[Last updated on July 11, 2015, at 3:45 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Saturday, an Ocala man who was at the anti-Confederate flag protest at the McPherson Governmental Complex, removed the flagpole with the Confederate flag. Protesters said “it just fell.” However, Confederate flag supporters are not “buying” the story that it “fell.” Witnesses said that […]

Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Heroin use on the rise; cheaper, more dangerous product being manufactured

Ocala, Florida — Heroin (smack) use has increased across the United States among men and women, most age groups, and all income levels. According to the latest Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the greatest increases have occurred in groups with historically […]

Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

Stern warning from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to criminals

  Ocala, Florida — “I will not tolerate this type of violent criminal behavior, which puts Marion County citizens at risk,” Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair said during a press meeting Thursday. “This agency will be very proactive to stop the violent criminals before they seriously hurt someone.” This message comes after twin brothers Caleb […]

Gunshot in Marion County Judicial Center parking garage caused panic

Gunshot in Marion County Judicial Center parking garage caused panic

[Last updated on July 9, 2015 at 9:03 a.m. to include precise information about Chambers’ plea deal offer.] Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department, assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the Marion County Judicial Center in reference to an apparent suicide Wednesday afternoon. According to reports, the deceased was identified as Wylie David Chambers, […]

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