Marion Oaks Suspects Wanted

Marion Oaks Suspects Wanted

Marion Oaks — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in catching some thieving criminals. They are looking for multiple black males in their teens to early twenties. The suspects may be driving a dark blue Honda, Acura, or possibly a Toyota. Separately they are also looking for suspects that may be driving a […]

Sheriff Chris Blair Strong Armed By Commission But Says, “I Still Have To Protect My Deputies”

Sheriff Chris Blair Strong Armed By Commission But Says, “I Still Have To Protect My Deputies”

  The September 26, 2013, Marion County Board of County Commissioners meeting was nothing short of political strong arming. Residents of Marion County witnessed the door to catastrophe opening. Ocala.com wrote, “Blair conceded.” However, it wasn’t a concession at all. Commissioners gave Sheriff Chris Blair an ultimatum; an ultimatum that Blair was not prepared to […]

Manuel Rodriguez Dressed Like A Woman To Shoplift

Manuel Rodriguez Dressed Like A Woman To Shoplift

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man was arrested after shoplifting while dressed like a woman. Deputies responded to the Wal-Mart on HWY 200, on September 25, 2013, after receiving a call regarding a theft. When deputies arrived they were informed by the A.P. Officer that a man identified as Manuel Rodriguez, was dressed as a […]

Vandalism Suspects Wanted

Vandalism Suspects Wanted

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying whoever is responsible for multiple acts of criminal mischief.   Sometime between 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, and 8 a.m., Wednesday, September 25, five vehicles and four mailboxes were damaged. The vandalism occurred along NW 42nd Place in Ocala, which totaled around $4,000 […]

Sherry Lewis To Be Sentenced In Ocklawaha Murder

Sherry Lewis To Be Sentenced In Ocklawaha Murder

Ocklawaha, Florida — The Ocklawaha woman who killed her husband back in September of 2012 has plead guilty and faces up to 30 years in prison. The Marion County Communication Center received a 911 call on September 22, 2012, around 12:08 a.m. from Sherry Wilson Lewis, 50, of 3715 SE 174th Court in Ocklawaha, who […]

Ocala Beer And Wine Tasting At Pi on Broadway

Ocala Beer And Wine Tasting At Pi on Broadway

  An evening of Beer & Wine tasting at Pi on Broadway, located at 110 SW Broadway, Ocala, Florida 34474. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20, or $25 at door. The purchase of a ticket gets you five beers & five wines of your choice. All proceeds go towards local dancers who dance […]

Adrian Mendez kidnapped a 14-year-old girl, left her for dead

Adrian Mendez kidnapped a 14-year-old girl, left her for dead

Marion County, Florida — A Marion County man is in jail after police say he kidnapped a girl on Wall Street in Eustis, and then ran her over with his SUV. It was around 7 p.m., Sunday, when authorities say Adrian Mendez, 21, offered a 14-year-old girl $200 to have sex with him, which the […]

Sunday Mornings Metal Mangled Crash Spared Injuries

Sunday Mornings Metal Mangled Crash Spared Injuries

Ocala, Florida — A three car pileup in Ocala shut down southbound lanes on I-75 just south of US 27 causing a big mess Sunday morning. A 2006 Ford F250 pick-up truck was traveling on the southbound side of I-75 in the outside lane when the truck experienced an equipment malfunction. The driver of the […]

Elin Peterson DUI Five Times The Legal Limit

Elin Peterson DUI Five Times The Legal Limit

Ocala, Florida — On Tuesday, September 18, 2013, Marion County Sheriff Deputy Elizabeth Hart, responded to a call of a possible drunk driver around the 7000 block of East Highway 40. When Deputy Hart arrived on scene she observed a white Toyota facing eastbound on the south side of E Hwy 40, with the driver […]

Gabriel Quinones Arrested For 5.5 Kilos Of Cocaine

Gabriel Quinones Arrested For 5.5 Kilos Of Cocaine

Ocala, Florida — On September 18, 2013 the Orange County Sheriff’s located a package that contained cocaine. The cocaine had been placed in a steel picture frame that had been welded and turned into artwork. It was being shipped via FedEx. The package was addressed to an Oscar Ortiz of 34 Fir Dr. Trc. Ocala, […]

Patricia Elkhateeb Is Fourth Arrest In K2 Marijuana Bust

Patricia Elkhateeb Is Fourth Arrest In K2 Marijuana Bust

Dunnellon, Florida — A fourth arrest has been made in the largest synthetic marijuana bust in Marion County history. On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, authorities arrested 30-year-old, Patricia Elkhateeb in connection with the K-2 operation that took place at a closed doughnut shop in Dunnellon. According to reports, agents recovered documents inside an office located […]

Polliwog owner, Michael Tarver, still denies allegations

Polliwog owner, Michael Tarver, still denies allegations

Ocala, Florida — The allegations continue to stack up against Michael Tarver, the owner and operator of Polliwog Dental. The latest developments in this case do not really surprise parents, whose children have attended the pediatric dentistry. Ivy Castillo, a parent who has taken her five year old to the dentistry said, “I have experienced […]

Marion County Tuberculosis Health Alert Update

Marion County Tuberculosis Health Alert Update

This in an update in regards to the tuberculosis outbreak in the Ocala-Marion County area. We reached out to the Department of Health (DOH) and we have received further information.     Mr. Ackerman, the Public Information Officer for the Department of Health in Marion County said, “None of the 12 people who tested positive […]

Hillsborough Woman Jailed After Attacking Deputies

Hillsborough Woman Jailed After Attacking Deputies

A woman from Hillsborough County is in jail today on multiple charges after attacking deputies. The arrest came early Sunday when deputies arrived at the home of Tracy Lynn Hawley-50, located at 11267 Creek Haven drive in Riverview to perform a well check on her. According to police reports, Hawley then armed herself with a […]

Ocala DUI Checkpoint Public Safety Alert – Labor Day Weekend

Ocala DUI Checkpoint Public Safety Alert – Labor Day Weekend

    COMPREHENSIVE ROADSIDE DUI CHECKPOINT IN OCALA   Ocala: The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting a Comprehensive Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint (CRSC) within the Ocala District, on Friday, August 30, 2013 starting at 8:00 P.M. This multi-agency checkpoint will be conducted in Marion County in the 700 block of South Magnolia Avenue, in the […]

Marion County Man Charged With Child Abuse

Marion County Man Charged With Child Abuse

A Marion County man is in jail today on child abuse charges after stomping on the windshield of his girlfriend’s car. According to investigators, Marcus Jeremy Waters-37, returned home to find that his dog was missing after the front door of the home was left open. Waters then became angry and began yelling and swearing […]

Sylvan Learning Center Thief Arrested

Sylvan Learning Center Thief Arrested

On August 21, 2013 we reported that the Sylvan Learning Center, located at 3231 SE Maricamp Rd., had been burglarized. Property was stolen and estimated to be worth $15,000. During the investigation police learned that a substitute teacher for the Sylvan Learning center who had recently been written up for job performance was their number […]

Robbery Suspect At Large

Robbery Suspect At Large

  Marion County Sheriff officials need your help to catch a man who robbed an Ocala convenience store Sunday evening. According to Capt. Tom Terrell of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, it was about 6 p.m. when a man armed with a gun and wearing a hoodie with something over his face entered the store […]

Marion County Water Taste Test

Marion County Water Taste Test

Marion County seems to have tasty water as it has been deemed the county with the best tasting water. The Florida Rural Water Association gave Marion County the title after a panel rated Marion County’s water based on color, taste, and quench factor. The panel is made up of individuals from the Florida Department of […]