Summerfield Plane Crash Kills Two During Movie Filming

Summerfield Plane Crash Kills Two During Movie Filming

  Summerfield, Florida — A plane crash in Summerfield, Florida that killed two people, is now under investigation. On April 6, 2014 Deputy Jarrett Leedy responded to the 1700 block of SE 145th Street in reference to a plane crash. Upon arrival, Deputy Leedy located a small single engine plane that had crashed. Upon inspection […]

Ocala Man Wanted; Public’s Help Needed

Ocala Man Wanted; Public’s Help Needed

  Ocala, Florida — An arrest warrant has now been issued for an Ocala man on a charge of sexual assault on a child. 18-year-old Jon H. Wadkins is now wanted and on the run after the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office notified the Marion County Sheriff’s Office that Wadkins sexually assaulted a child while she […]

Increased Punishment For Sex Offenders In Florida Signed Into Law

Increased Punishment For Sex Offenders In Florida Signed Into Law

  Tallahassee, Florida — On April 1, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bills 522, 524, 526 and 528, which substantially strengthen protections against sex offenders. Protecting Florida’s most vulnerable from sexual offenders is a joint priority during the 2014 Legislative Session for Florida Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford (R-Wesley […]

Phone Scam Alert For Ocala

Phone Scam Alert For Ocala

  Ocala, Florida — A new scam warning for Ocala residents that begins with a phone call. The pitch: “You have just won a new Mercedes and $3.5 million in cash.” The caller will be very convincing and say something like, “In order to collect your money and your car you must first pay the […]

Loud Music Gets Two Brothers Arrested

Loud Music Gets Two Brothers Arrested

  Ocala, Florida — On April 2, 2014 at approximately 9:15 p.m., Lieutenant Turner and Deputy Terrell were parked in the 5700 block of NW 219 Street Road and could hear extremely loud music. After approximately 30 minutes Lieutenant Turner and Deputy Terrell responded to the location in which the loud music was coming from. […]

Deputy discovers man about to have sex with minor

Deputy discovers man about to have sex with minor

  Dunnellon, Florida — On March 28, 2014, a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was on a routine patrol when he spotted a black SUV parked in the rear of the Rainbow Lakes Estates Community Center. When the deputy approached the SUV he discovered a 15-year-old girl inside with Dyane R. Ramkelawan, 27, of Ocala. According […]

13-Year-Old in adult jail for attempting to murder parents

13-Year-Old in adult jail for attempting to murder parents

  Ocala, Florida — Yaquelin Don, the 13-year-old accused of plotting to murder her parents, is now in an adult jail being kept away from other inmates. On Friday, March 28, 2014, a grand jury indicted Don on charges of Attempted First Degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder. Don is being charged as an […]

Woman causes ruckus at Gator Joe’s

Woman causes ruckus at Gator Joe’s

  Ocklawaha, Florida — Deputy Mitchell with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to Gator Joe’s in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, the deputy found Julia Heisey, 23, lying in the entrance of Gator Joe’s. The establishment was open for business at the time. According to witnesses, Heisey walked into Gator Joe’s, picked up […]

Ocala Home Invasion With A Twist

Ocala Home Invasion With A Twist

  Ocala, Florida — On Sunday, March 30, 2014 at approximately 1:22 a.m., officers responded to Carrington Lane Apartments located at 3001 SE Lake Weir Avenue in reference to a disturbance called in by a neighbor. When Officer Doug Russell arrived on the scene three subjects exited the residence with blood on them. Officer Russell […]

Silver Springs Pervert Behind Bars

Silver Springs Pervert Behind Bars

  Ocala, Florida — Joseph James Doolittle, 27, of Silver Springs, has been charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation-Victim Under 12. The 9-year-old victim told detectives that Doolittle put his hand in her panties and touched her vagina. The victim stated that she told Doolittle to stop, at which time he tried to force his […]

$240,000 In Vehicles Stolen From Ford Of Ocala

$240,000 In Vehicles Stolen From Ford Of Ocala

  Ocala, Florida — Just before 4 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Ford of Ocala dealership, 2816 N. Pine Avenue, Ocala, Florida suspects stole three (3) Ford F-250 4×4 Crew Cab Lariat diesel trucks and two (2) Ford Mustang sports cars. It is believed at least five or more suspects may be involved […]

Ocala Thieves Selling Items At Yard Sales

Ocala Thieves Selling Items At Yard Sales

  Ocala, Florida — Investigators say several vehicle burglaries occurred during February, 2014. The crimes happened within the Forest/Ocklawaha districts. During the investigations, Christopher Pyatte and Gerald Dowe were identified as burglary suspects. According to invesitgators, Dowe and Pyatte would drive into specific neighborhoods and Pyatte would check for unlocked vehicles; once a vehicle was […]

Son Bashes In Fathers Head With Sledge Hammer

Son Bashes In Fathers Head With Sledge Hammer

  Ocala, Florida — Today, March 19, 2014 officers with the Ocala Police Department responded to a 911 call in reference to a disturbance. As officers arrived they discovered EMS personnel were already on the scene providing medical assistance to the 87-year-old victim. Officers were advised by EMS that the suspect involved in the incident […]

Florida Congressman Ted Yoho Wants Obama Impeached

Florida Congressman Ted Yoho Wants Obama Impeached

  Ocala, Florida — A town meeting summed up in a few short important words. Like many Americans, United States Congressman Ted Yoho (Republican) wants President Obama gone. To be more precise, Yoho wants Obama impeached. During a town meeting tonight, March 17, 2014, Yoho was quite candid about his feelings toward Obama and what […]

Mattress Firm Burglarized

Mattress Firm Burglarized

  Ocala, Florida — Criminal(s) in Ocala are sleeping a little better tonight. The Mattress Firm located at 3411 SW 36 Terrace was burglarized and the suspect(s) got away with nearly $12,000 in mattresses. Unknown person(s) made entry through a window and once inside removed 3 queen size Temper Pedic mattresses and 1 king size […]

Ocala Man Beats Pregnant Woman

Ocala Man Beats Pregnant Woman

  Ocala, Florida — On March 16, 2014 deputies met with a pregnant victim in the parking lot of the Marion Oaks Sheriff’s District Office after being rescued by a good Samaritan. The victim stated that she had stayed the night with James Phillips, 40, of 440 Marion Oaks Course, and that Phillips is the […]

DUI Checkpoint Alert 2014

DUI Checkpoint Alert 2014

  Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department will have a DUI checkpoint set up on Saturday, March 15, 2014, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the 700 block of South Magnolia Avenue. Along with looking for impaired drivers, OPD officers will also be checking for valid driver’s license, proper insurance documents and valid […]

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