Dog thief caught

Dog thief caught

Ocala, Florida — A pit bull that was stolen from the Humane Society while they were attending an adoption event at PetSmart on May 30, has been recovered. According to a press release, today, Ocala Police Officer Sergeant Erica Hay responded to the Marion County Humane Society to check on three dogs she had recently […]

Two killed in crash, one in critical condition

Two killed in crash, one in critical condition

[Last updated on June 8, 2015, at 9:13 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — A Sunday morning crash left two people dead and one in critical condition. The accident involved a white Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by Cedric Pinkney, 18, and a brown Mercury Monterey, driven by Thelma Sharbaugh, 86. Pinkney also had a rear passenger, Johnny “J-Tee” Taylor, 17. The crash […]

Churchill Dentistry in Ocala has been sold

Churchill Dentistry in Ocala has been sold

Ocala, Florida — Marion County residents no longer have to worry about Michael or Rebecca Tarver performing dental work on children. On Wednesday, Ocala Post received multiple e-mails that stated Churchill Dentistry — formerly Polliwog Dental — had been sold to Heart of Florida Health Center. Ocala Post was able to confirm the sale on Thursday. HFHC will […]

Body of young female identified

Body of young female identified

[Last updated on May 21, 2015, at 4:00 p.m.] Marion County — The body of a young woman that was found under the Ocklawaha River bridge has been identified as Ann E. Sagul, 16. According to authorities, she was a runaway out of Gainesville, Florida, and had been missing since May 13, 2015. Her body was […]

Body of young female found: Can you identify this necklace?

Body of young female found: Can you identify this necklace?

[Last updated on May 16, at 1:41 p.m.] Marion County — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a young white female whose body was found last night at approximately 5 p.m. in the vicinity of Ray Wayside Park (Boat Basin) on East State Road 40. The body was found under […]

Marion Oaks murder suspect on the run

Marion Oaks murder suspect on the run

Marion Oaks — Marion County sheriff’s Detectives are searching for a 19-year-old suspect who shot his stepfather to death in Marion Oaks Friday night. At approximately 11 p.m., dispatchers received a 911 call regarding a shooting located at, 7819 Southwest 128th Street Road. When deputies arrived on the scene, they found Johnathon Thurman in the […]

MCSO: Bizarre sex case

MCSO: Bizarre sex case

Ocala, Florida — On July 29, 2014, a Marion County sheriff’s deputy responded to a home in Silver Springs Shores in reference to an alleged sex crime on a now 16-year-old female. Upon arrival, the mother of the juvenile told the deputy that her daughter had been having sex with, Michael Hoppel, 28, between August […]

Woman wanted on numerous warrants was followed

Woman wanted on numerous warrants was followed

Ocala, Florida — On Friday, Ocala Post reported that Melissa Snyder, 25, was wanted on several warrants in Marion County. On Saturday, Less than 24-hours after the article was published, Snyder was arrested by Ocala Police. A bail bondsman, who read the article and had knowledge of the warrants, told Ocala Post that he followed […]

Woman, 25, wanted on multiple warrants

Woman, 25,  wanted on multiple warrants

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman, who has multiple active warrants for her arrest, is still on the run. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Melissa L. Snyder, 25, of Ocala. Snyder currently has active warrants for Failure to Appear (FTA) on various criminal charges. Snyder also has […]

OPD: Man wanted after he beat woman in street

OPD: Man wanted after he beat woman in street

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man they say beat his ex-girlfriend in the street. The beating occurred at the intersection of Southwest 3rd Street and Southwest 7th Avenue, Ocala. Police said the victim arrived home to find that her ex-boyfriend, William A. West, 31, […]

Baby died after Ocala woman was rear-ended

Baby died after Ocala woman was rear-ended

Marion County — Florida Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Sergeant Tracy Hisler-Pace said that 8-month-old Lucas Joseph Golebiowski passed away from his injuries following a car crash that occurred on Friday morning. The announcement was made Saturday morning. According to reports, A Nissan Altima driven by Kristiana B. Golebiowski, 33, of Ocala, was headed south […]

Burglary suspect on the run

Burglary suspect on the run

Silver Springs — Marion County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a burglar in the Silver Springs area after a man came home to find his house had been burglarized. The homeowner saw a white van pulling away from his home and called 911. As deputies responded, a white male driving a white Chevy van rounded […]

Woman that stole from Dillard’s assumed wrong

Woman that stole from Dillard’s assumed wrong

Ocala, Florida — A woman that was caught stealing clothes from a Dillard’s thought she would be released if she paid. Ocala Police Officer Jason Rodriguez said he responded to a Dillard’s, located at 4414 Southwest College Road, in reference to a grand theft. Upon arrival, Loss Prevention told Officer Rodriguez that a female, later […]

Young skateboarder hit by truck, identified

Young skateboarder hit by truck, identified

Ocala, Florida — A young boy remained in critical but stable condition on Tuesday after being struck by a truck while he was riding his skateboard. Daniel Mahoney-Langione, 16, was riding his skateboard on CR 200A when he attempted to cross over Northeast 24th Street. He crossed over the westbound lane, but failed to yield […]