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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prostitute claimed she just wanted companionship

Prostitute claimed she just wanted companionship

  Ocala, Florida — The Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) recently conducted a prostitution operation through Marion County for the sole purpose of identifying anyone selling sex for money. During the operation, an undercover officer posing as a “John” made contact with a woman, later identified as Amber Edwards, 26, while in the area […]

Police investigate a bizarre case of strong-arm robbery

Police investigate a bizarre case of strong-arm robbery

  Ocala, Florida — On March 2, 2014 Ocala Police Officer K. Drawdy responded to MRMC in response to a late reported assault. Officer Drawdy met with two individuals whom said the victim had been involved in an altercation with several black males on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the parking lot of Spring Manor […]

Bomb threat locks down Marion County school

Bomb threat locks down Marion County school

  Ocala, Florida –Today, February 28, 2014, while serving as the School Resource Officer at Silver River Mentoring and Institution (SRMI), Officer Green with the Ocala Police Department was notified by the school’s Executive Director, Mike Nebesnyk, in reference to a note found on the hallway floor during bus offloads. The note indicated that there […]

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

Former Frances Marion Military Academy teacher, Duane Adams had second victim

    Ocala, Florida — A second juvenile has been identified as a victim of former Frances Marion Military Academy Teacher, Duane Adams. In the course of the investigation against Adams, investigators learned that during the last school year there had been a fight between two girls and that the girls were actually fighting over […]

Suspects In Recent BB Gun Shootings In Custody

Suspects In Recent BB Gun Shootings In Custody

  Ocala, Florida — Investigators now have in custody….Four (4) adults who are top suspects in the recent rash of BB gun shootings that resulted in thousands of dollars in damages to vehicles. The suspects are being interviewed by investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office South Central District Office, […]

Mangled mess on Highway 200 claims mans life

Mangled mess on Highway 200 claims mans life

  Ocala, Florida — Today at approximately 2:15 p.m., a serious car accident claimed the life of 92-year-old Matthew Rossi of Ocala. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Rossi was northbound on SW 73rd St. Rd. (near Jasmine Plasa) at the stop sign at the intersection of SR 200. The second driver, William Watkins, 27, […]

Ocala woman offers double oral to undercover officers

Ocala woman offers double oral to undercover officers

  Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) was conducting an undercover operation on Pine Street in Ocala. The undercover operation was for the sole purpose of catching street walkers (hookers) in the act of soliciting sex in exchange for money. It didn’t take long! Almost immediately, two undercover officers […]

Woman Cries Rape After She Was Paid

Woman Cries Rape After She Was Paid

  Ocala, Florida — On Saturday February 15, 2014, Officer Barry with the Ocala Police department responded to the 200 block of SW Fort King Street in regards to a vehicle being stolen. When Officer Barry arrived at the scene, he met with the victim who stated that a female by the name of Tammy […]

Ocala Woman Solicited Detective For Sex

Ocala Woman Solicited Detective For Sex

  Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman was arrested after undercover detectives said she solicited sex for money. Two detectives with the Ocala Police Department were patrolling the area of South Pine Avenue in separate unmarked vehicles when they spotted a female identified as Mary Wise, 30, walking southbound on Pine, waving at passing cars. […]

Ocala couple arrested for Navy Seal Foundation scam

Ocala couple arrested for Navy Seal Foundation scam

  Ocala, Florida — Two people were arrested after they claimed they were part of an organization called the Navy Seal Foundation. Ocala Police Officer Diesso, was dispatched to Big Lots located on East SR 40 in reference to solicitors suspected of illegally accepting nonprofit military contributions. When Officer Diesso arrived on the scene he […]

Man Escaped Because He Wanted A Booty Call

Man Escaped Because He Wanted A Booty Call

  Ocala, Florida — On February 4, 2014 Officer Sirolli was dispatched to the Re-Entry Center of Ocala in reference to an escape. Upon arrival Officer Sirolli spoke with the discipline coordinator, Napoleon Dubois, who said inmate Ricardo Cummings, was being transferred back to Marion Correctional Institute for violating conditions of his stay. Dubois said […]