Real Estate In Florida Being Sold To Foreigners

Real Estate In Florida Being Sold To Foreigners

  Ocala, Florida — Real estate sales are on the rise in Marion County. The economy seems to be improving, and more people are buying homes and taking advantage of the low prices from short sales. The Florida Realtor Association wrote in July , “U.S. Consumer Confidence is up 7 points from May but even […]

Cole Decker Released After Posting A $75,000 Bond

Cole Decker Released After Posting A $75,000 Bond

  Marion County — Marion County residents beware of a dangerous sex offender who was released from the Marion County Jail on bond at 11:49 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Cole Stephen Decker, 19, as of October 30, 2013, was being held on one count of Capital Sexual Battery on a Child under 12 […]

30th Annual Light Up Ocala

30th Annual Light Up Ocala

  Light Up Ocala, the community’s official kick off of the holiday season, is held on the Downtown square on November 23, 2013. The Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. and the “Lighting of Ocala” will take place at 7:30 p.m., presuming there won’t be any technical difficulties. There will be entertainment, food, activities, and vendor […]

Big Oak Tow Truck Carjacked

Big Oak Tow Truck Carjacked

  Marion County — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects who carjacked a tow truck driver. This incident took place around 12:45 a.m., Wednesday, November 06,2013 along the 8400 block of NW 193rd Street in Reddick. The victim [driver] told detectives he got a call to tow a vehicle to Gainesville. […]

Sheriff Chris Blair Boosts Office Morale Before The Holidays

Sheriff Chris Blair Boosts Office Morale Before The Holidays

  Ocala, Florida — Since Sheriff Chris Blair was elected as Sheriff in 2012, Blair and the Sheriff’s Office have been under constant attack. The most recent attack on the Sheriff’s Office is scrutiny for the disbursement of Longevity Pay that was due to staff. Longevity pay is nothing new with the Sheriff’s Office, it […]

Julio Alvarez Chases A Boy Down And Corners Him

Julio Alvarez Chases A Boy Down And Corners Him

  Ocala, Florida — The Ocala police Department was dispatched to the area of the 700 block of NE 28th Street in Ocala, on November 3, 2013, after an anonymous caller dialed 911 reporting that a man was chasing a child and attempting to grab him. After the anonymous caller hung up, 911 received a […]

Michael Tarver, owner of Polliwog, hopes to get license back

Michael Tarver, owner of Polliwog, hopes to get license back

  Ocala, Florida — Michael Tarver, the owner of Polliwog Dental, LLC., is hoping to have his licensed reinstated this month. Tarver, whom practices pediatric dentistry, got his medical license suspended in early September 2013 after serious allegations of child endangerment surfaced. Starting in 2012, Tarver has had multiple complaints files against him at the […]

Trick-Or-Treat 2013 Operation Candy Sweep

Trick-Or-Treat 2013 Operation Candy Sweep

  Marion County, Florida — (October 31, 2013) – The Marion County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Department of Corrections, the Dunnellon and Ocala Police departments, will conduct Operation Candy Sweep VIII “2013”. It is happening from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m., Thursday, October 31, 2013 throughout Marion County. The focus of this multi-agency operation […]

Michelle Lucus arrested after Chevron bathroom incident

Michelle Lucus arrested after Chevron bathroom incident

  Ocala, Florida — On October 25, 2013, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a six-year-old boy was sexually battered by an adult female, later identified as Michelle Lucus, 46, of Ocala. During a forensic interview, the six-year-old told authorities that on October 25, 2013, he was walking to the Chevron gas […]

11-Year-Old Keelin Morris Hit By Car On Way To Belleview Middle

11-Year-Old Keelin Morris Hit By Car On Way To Belleview Middle

  Belleview, Florida — On October 29, 2013, at approximately 9 a.m., a Belleview Middle School student was hit by a car as she rode her bicycle to school. The accident happened on a street where residence say speed is a problem on a daily basis. According to residence, motorists travel the area at high […]

Joseph Politsch wanted to murder family for chicken

Joseph Politsch wanted to murder family for chicken

  Ocala, Florida — On October 28, 2013, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Barker, responded to the 3000 block of NE Jacksonville Road in reference to a 911 hang-up relayed from the Ocala Police Department. Barker checked a frequent problem area at 3027 NE Jacksonville Road when he heard what appeared to be a physical […]

Ocklawaha Civil War Reenactment

Ocklawaha Civil War Reenactment

The 29th Annual Ocklawaha River Raid will be held on November 2 and 3, 2013, and is hosted by the 2nd Battalion, Hardy’s Brigade Civil War Re-enactor/Living History units. We are pleased to announce this re-enactment will be held on a new site. In cooperation with the Florida Horse Park the event will take place […]

Jonathan Whatley Identified In Surveillance Video And Arrested

Jonathan Whatley Identified In Surveillance Video And Arrested

  Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at approximately 3:11 p.m., Ocala Police Department Detectives Michael Bowman and Melissa Buetti arrested the suspect in the Smash and Grab Burglaries that occurred to three Diamond Oil stores in Ocala. During the burglaries, glass windows were smashed out and beer & cigarettes stolen. The first […]

Florida Department Of Corrections Officer Scott Johns arrested for Capital Sexual Battery

Florida Department Of Corrections Officer Scott Johns arrested for Capital Sexual Battery

  Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Monday, October 21, 2013, from an Ocala woman claiming that she had caught her “significant other” molesting her daughter in the child’s bed. According to reports, the mother told deputies that she woke up around 5:40 a.m., and discovered her significant other, […]

William Clark Arrested After DNA Ties Him To Burglary

William Clark Arrested After DNA Ties Him To Burglary

  Winter Haven, Florida — On Monday, October 21, 2013, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Todd William Clark, 41, of Winter Haven, charging him with Grand Theft and Business Burglary. On May 19, 2013 Marc’s Auto Repair/Thrift Store was burglarized. Approximately $500.00 in miscellaneous items were stolen to include a child’s bicycle, stuffed […]

Paddock Mall Trick-or-Treating

Paddock Mall Trick-or-Treating

  If you are looking for a safe indoor location to take your children Trick-or-Treating, head to the Paddock Mall on Thursday October 31, 2013. There will be mall-wide Trick-or-Treating from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Kidgit members will have access to the “fun zone” area with face painting, crafts, giveaways, and treats starting at 4:00 […]