Bloody scene at Ocala home after dog was stabbed

Bloody scene at Ocala home after dog was stabbed

Ocala, Florida — On April 27, 2014, Ocala Police Officers Wabbersen and Drawdy responded to the 1100 block of NE 13th Street in reference to a domestic dispute and beating of a dog. Callers reported hearing lots of screaming and a dog yelping coming from inside a residence. Upon arrival, a group of neighbors were […]

No Butts: Saggy Pants Ban; Pull’em Up Or Pay Up

No Butts: Saggy Pants Ban; Pull’em Up Or Pay Up

Saggy pants could soon be a crime in all of Florida, and the legislation for the ban is being welcomed with open arms. The city of Opa-Locka, Florida was the first city to ban saggy pants. Daytona Beach, Florida doesn’t have a ban – as of yet- on saggy pants, however, they were one of […]

Local prostitute told undercover officer, no butt

Local prostitute told undercover officer, no butt

Ocala, Florida — On April 22, 2014, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) conducted a “Prostitution” operation throughout Marion County, Florida. At approximately 4 p.m., an undercover officer posing as a “John” made contact with a female, later identified as Julie Reddick, 24, of Gainesville, in the area of South Pine Avenue. During the […]

WARNING: Case Of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed

WARNING: Case Of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Confirmed

Ocala, Florida —The Florida Department of Health in Marion County today, advised residents that there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Marion County. A horse in the Sparr area recently tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis infection and there is a heightened concern residents could become ill. The risk of […]

Ocklawaha man charged with Capital Sexual Battery

Ocklawaha man charged with Capital Sexual Battery

Ocklawaha, Florida — On April 17, 2014, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call in regards to a 10-year-old female juvenile that had been sexually assaulted between the dates of May 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, by Michael Helmick, 38, of Ocklawaha. The victim stated that on one occasion, both she and Helmick […]

Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Deadline

Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Deadline

Tallahassee, Florida – The Agency for Health Care Administration continues to roll out the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) program, the second installment of Florida’s new system of Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC). This week, the Agency will begin mailing welcome packets to recipients in Medicaid Regions 10 and 11, which include Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe […]

DCF walk-through reveals drug house

DCF walk-through reveals drug house

  Ocala, Florida — Jessica Price, 37, and Eric Westman, 37, both of Ocala, were arrested around 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014, at their residence along NE 37th Street. The incident unfolded when Price, Deputy Mark Swarbrick and a Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) investigator were conducting a walk-through at the listed address. […]

High speed chase in ocala exceeds 100 mph

High speed chase in ocala exceeds 100 mph

  Ocala, Florida — On April 16, 2014 Deputy M. Bowers, K9 Deputy J. Nix of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Interdiction Unit, and Deputy T. Lideratore of the Tactical Investigation Unit, observed a grey Lincoln Town car exit the south side parking lot of the Advanced Discount Auto Parts store located at 1601 West […]

Marion County – Ocala Rabies Alert For April 16, 2014

Marion County – Ocala Rabies Alert For April 16, 2014

  Ocala, Florida—The Florida Department of Health in Marion County has issued a rabies alert for the downtown Ocala area of Marion County. This is in response to a cat that tested positive for rabies on April 16, 2014. All Marion County residents and visitors should be aware that rabies is present in the wild […]

Dog Tethering Law In Effect

Dog Tethering Law In Effect

  Marion County, Florida — On April 1, 2014, Marion County Commissioners approved a revision to the county animal ordinance relating to dog tethering. The ordinance, approved during a regularly-scheduled board meeting, bans unattended tethering of dogs, with an exception for performing a 30-minute temporary task, and with a further exemption that the ordinance does […]

Rooftop High Brings Three Juveniles Down

Rooftop High Brings Three Juveniles Down

  Marion Oaks, Florida — On April 15, 2014 at approximately 1 a.m. Deputies Azure and Newbanks responded to Horizon Academy in Marion Oaks in reference to a 911 hang-up. Upon arrival, deputies blacked out their patrol vehicles and approached the property on foot. As they were walking up to the school they observed three […]

Father arrested for protecting his daughter speaks out

Father arrested for protecting his daughter speaks out

  Ocala, Florida — Daniel Pedalino, 48, of Ocala is now speaking out after being arrested on April 9, 2014 for allegedly threatening students at Hammett Bowen Elementary for bullying his daughter. In nearly a two hour interview with Pedalino, he told Ocala Post that he is extremely grateful from the bottom of his heart […]

Pilot Theodore Weiss and his plane, still missing

Pilot Theodore Weiss and his plane, still missing

  Citrus County, Florida — The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, along with assisting agencies, is searching for a missing plane that possibly went down in the Withlacoochee Forest on April 5, 2014. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the plane departed from the Dunnellon Airport in Marion County on this date. The pilot, Theodore […]

Teco Gas Employee Threatened With Knife

Teco Gas Employee Threatened With Knife

  Ocala, Florida — A Teco gas employee was checking a gas line at an unoccupied building in Berkshire Oaks where he parked his Teco truck at the rear of the building when he was threaten with a knife. According the Ocala Police Department, he walked to the front of the building to get the […]

Man Punches Two Kids In Face At Church

Man Punches Two Kids In Face At Church

  Ocala, Florida — On April 6, 2014 multiple deputies responded to chaotic scene at St. Johns Catholic Church in reference to a battery, and were met by a group of people that spoke limited English. According to a witness, he (the witness) had exited the church and saw Hector Francia, 42, punching two juvenile […]

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