Truck found submerged in Ocklawaha River

Truck found submerged in Ocklawaha River

Eureka – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information regarding a truck and trailer that was stolen over the weekend. According to reports, deputies responded to a call Sunday after a boater at the Eureka East Boat Ramp reported a submerged vehicle. Marion County Fire Rescue was the first to arrive on the […]

Bank employee stole more than $500K from customers

Bank employee stole more than $500K from customers

Ocala, Florida — A SunTrust Bank employee is accused of stealing funds from bank customers, and identify theft. Ocala Police Department Detective Wayne Greene arrested Connie Moorman Willis, 52, on September 26, 2016, after an investigation revealed that Willis had possibly committed Identity Theft. According to reports, Detective Greene was first notified of the Identity […]

Orlando man charged with operating a chop shop

Orlando man charged with operating a chop shop

An Orlando man is facing a plethora of charges after he was linked to the theft of two construction trailers in Osteen and additional crimes in Orange County. The Sheriff’s Offices in Volusia and Orange counties teamed up and apprehended 31-year-old Russell Folmer, who is being held at the Orange County Jail. Both trailers, a stolen […]

Winn-Dixie manager arrested

Winn-Dixie manager arrested

Ocala, Florida — Winn-Dixie manager James J. Koppel, 46, was arrested after upper management discovered that he had been stealing money from the store, located at 15912 East State Road 40. Store officials reported that they installed video surveillance cameras after they began to suspect that Koppel was the person stealing from the grocery store. […]

Two teens arrested for burglary, one suspect on the run

Two teens arrested for burglary, one suspect on the run

Two teens were arrested on Tuesday for a burglary that they committed on or around Thanksgiving. A third suspect is still on the run. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Cheyann Walls, 18, and Cendra J. Rawlings, 19, broke into a house and stole approximately $3,000 of the victim’s personal belongings. The Victim told […]

Inverness woman drove to Ocala to steal from Macy’s

Inverness woman drove to Ocala to steal from Macy’s

Ocala, Florida — An Inverness woman was arrested in Ocala after she was caught stealing from the Macy’s located in the Paddock Mall. Ocala Police responded to the department store and met with a loss prevention specialist who stated that he had observed Samantha Lynn Kanawall, 19, take several articles of clothing into a dressing room. […]

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church usher arrested

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church usher arrested

      Ocala, Florida —  A Blessed Trinity Catholic Church usher was arrested after he was caught on surveillance video stealing money from the collection plate. On November 3, the church directly contacted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in regards to an usher they believed was stealing money. Investigators met with the reportee, whose […]

Man blamed his crimes on a male escort

Man blamed his crimes on a male escort

Silver Springs – A credit card thief got caught after he left a receipt from items he had purchased in a stolen car. Deputies say and elderly woman notified authorities when she awoke and discovered her car parked in front of her neighbors house along side of the road. The victim said, “At first I […]

Woman that stole from Dillard’s assumed wrong

Woman that stole from Dillard’s assumed wrong

Ocala, Florida — A woman that was caught stealing clothes from a Dillard’s thought she would be released if she paid. Ocala Police Officer Jason Rodriguez said he responded to a Dillard’s, located at 4414 Southwest College Road, in reference to a grand theft. Upon arrival, Loss Prevention told Officer Rodriguez that a female, later […]

Walmart customer service employee arrested

Walmart customer service employee arrested

Ocala, Florida — A Walmart customer service employee was arrested after an investigation revealed she had been stealing from the Walmart located at 9570 SW Highway 200, Ocala. A Walmart spokesperson said Yezenia Degross, 19, who works at the customer service desk, was making “fake refunds” and keeping the money. A Walmart loss prevention officer, […]

Three arrested in fuel theft ring

Three arrested in fuel theft ring

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Roilan Cabrera Linares, 29, Dan Gonzalez, 24, and Alondra De La Caridad Oliva, 19, for their involvement in three diesel fuel thefts in Marion County. The thieves went to three different gas stations in Marion County and used a van equipped with an elaborate gas siphoning […]

Teens identified in 90 burglaries, photos released

Teens identified in 90 burglaries, photos released

Ocala, Florida — At around 8 a.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 3400 block of S.W. 165th Avenue Road, Ocala, in reference to a residential and vehicle burglary. After further investigation, detectives arrested and charged 18-year-old Zach St. Pierre and two juveniles — 15-year-old Michael Dawson and 16-year-old Alan […]

Thieves stole more than $15,000 in smartphones

Thieves stole more than $15,000 in smartphones

  Ocala, Florida — According to Marion County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman, Valerie Strong, four (4) black females walked into the Radio Shack on SW 93rd Court and stole 26 smartphones valued at more than $15,000. Three of the women distracted the employees while the fourth woman snatched the keys of the counter and entered a […]

Teens lead officers on high speed chase after stealing cars

Teens lead officers on high speed chase after stealing cars

Ocala, Florida — (Official Press Release) On today’s date, September 10, 2014, at approximately 3:55 a.m., an employee of Auto Dealers Exchange, 1205 NW 27th Avenue, reported someone had just stolen two cars; a silver, 2012 Nissan Altima and a gray 2012 Audi A6, both without vehicle tags. Both cars were last seen fleeing southbound […]

Stolen semi located in Ocala

Stolen semi located in Ocala

    Ocala, Florida — A semi-truck, which was stolen from Maudlin International Saturday night, was found on Sunday, September 7, 2014, at NW 38th Avenue and NW 11th Street, sitting on plywood and blocks. According to the Ocala Police Department, the thieves broke the window to gain entry and then ripped out the ignition. […]

Burger King employees arrested

Burger King employees arrested

  Ocala, Florida — Yes, I would like a TV with that; and make it a large. Three Burger King employees, two of whom are managers, were arrested on multiple felony charges Friday night, August 15, 2014. Arrested were employee Albert Moran, 33; assistant manager Blake Hunter, 27; and store manager Christopher Downing, 40, all […]