Felony warrant for woman yields two arrests

Felony warrant for woman yields two arrests

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police made a double arrest as they attempted to serve a warrant on a felon over the weekend. Ocala Police Officers Hall and Diesso responded to the 200 block Northeast 19th Avenue after they received a tip that a woman with outstanding warrants would be at the location. While police were […]

Vehicle burglaries at gyms and parks, windows shattered

Vehicle burglaries at gyms and parks, windows shattered

Ocala, Florida — Thieves are targeting vehicles in Ocala, and it doesn’t look like keeping your vehicle locked will stop them. Over this past weekend, there were multiple vehicle burglaries at Jervey Gantt, Planet Fitness, the Aquatic Center & Dog Park, and YMCA. Additionally, there were multiple vehicle burglaries in the Fore Ranch area. Detectives […]

FHP: Shots fired at Florida Highway Patrol Trooper on I-75; suspect dead

FHP: Shots fired at Florida Highway Patrol Trooper on I-75; suspect dead

  Video clip courtesy of Damon A. Easley [Last updated on July 26, 2015, at 3:50 p.m.] Micanopy, Florida — UPDATE  — The man who fired at a FHP trooper Saturday morning, was located and shot dead after an exchange of gunfire between law enforcement and the suspect. The suspect apparently ran after the gunfire was exchanged. His […]

Armed robbery at Taco Del Mar

Armed robbery at Taco Del Mar

Ocala, Florida — Investigators with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a man they say robbed the Taco Del Mar, located at Southwest Highway 200, Unit 4, at gunpoint. A restaurant employee told MCSO Deputy Paul Youmans that the suspect entered the restaurant, pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him, and demanded money. According […]

AMBER ALERT for missing toddler who was possibly kidnapped

AMBER ALERT for missing toddler who was possibly kidnapped

Jacksonville, Florida — An Amber Alert was issued for a 21-month-old boy Friday morning after he was allegedly kidnapped during a car theft. Officials said that 21-month-old Lonzie Barton was last seen outside the Ravenwood apartment complex on South Old Kings Road, Jacksonville, at approximately 2 a.m. Investigators said that Lonzie’s mother, Lonna Lauramore, 25, was waiting to […]

Family was using taxpayer money and committing credit card fraud while smoking dope

Family was using taxpayer money and committing credit card fraud while smoking dope

Davenport, Florida — An ongoing credit card counterfeiting investigation led to three arrests after Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies served a search warrant at 626 Sunset View Drive, Davenport. According to police reports, in January 2015, a victim in Texas contacted PCSO in reference to his debit card being used in Davenport to withdraw funds. […]

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 […]

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