“I just want to pee and go home”

“I just want to pee and go home”

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala woman that could not maintain her lane and slammed into curbs was arrested for DUI early Friday morning. Ocala Police said at approximately 3:10 a.m., an officer saw Cara Lewis make a careless U-Turn at the intersection of U.S. 441 and State Road 40, at which time she began traveling […]

“Rainbow people” might have information on missing Oregon teen

“Rainbow people” might have information on missing Oregon teen

Ocala, Florida — Today, a family from Oregon reached out to Ocala Post hoping to generate new leads that would help locate their missing 17-year-old daughter. The Oregon family believes the “rainbow people” in the Ocala National Forest, Florida area might have information on their daughter’s whereabouts. Hannah Thomas-Garner, of Ashland, Oregon, was last seen […]

Man attempted to escape custody during hearing

Man attempted to escape custody during hearing

Ocala, Florida — Three Marion County Sheriff’s Office Bailiffs stationed at the Marion County Courthouse chased and apprehended out-of-custody inmate, Sonny Stehr, 24, Wednesday afternoon after he ran out of his pre-trial conference hearing. Honorable Judge Hale Stancil had just revoked Stehr’s bond for possession of Dilaudid (hydromorphone) and possession of methamphetamine, which meant he […]

Ocala man had multiple victims of child pornography and voyeurism

Ocala man had multiple victims of child pornography and voyeurism

Silver Springs, Florida — On Tuesday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes detectives executed a search warrant and arrested Robert Earl Toole, 50, on child pornography charges. Toole resides at 3433 Northeast 56th Avenue, Silver Springs, Florida. Toole’s arrest stemmed from an undercover internet investigation on individuals possessing and transmitting child pornography in the Marion […]

MCSO BOLO: Man attempted to abduct autistic boy

MCSO BOLO: Man attempted to abduct autistic boy

[Last updated January 30, 2015, at 9:01 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who attempted to abduct a 15-year-old autistic child. The incident happened in the Silver Springs Shores area. According to reports, a newer two-door black Chevy Silverado with chrome accents pulled up to the victim’s […]

MCSO: Monumental change within the sheriff’s office

MCSO: Monumental change within the sheriff’s office

Ocala, Florida — In light of recent terrorist attacks, increased chatter, and intelligence about “lone-wolf” terrorists — both foreign and domestic — the Marion County Sheriff’s Office plans to deter any threats against Marion County by being prepared. Ocala Post recently reported that the FBI alerted multiple local law enforcement agencies, advising them to be […]

OPD: Cruelty toward child and drug charges for Ocala father

OPD: Cruelty toward child and drug charges for Ocala father

Ocala, Florida — A career criminal remains behind bars after Ocala police attempted to serve a trespass warning, but instead arrested the 26-year-old father. According to reports, a maintenance worker with the Motel 6 on Blitchton Road went to a room where Charles Reynaldo Murillo, 26, had been staying in reference to complaints Murillo had […]

Spring Manor Apartments officially considered a nuisance property

Spring Manor Apartments officially considered a nuisance property

Ocala, Florida — Citizens of Ocala that wanted Spring Manor Apartments shut down, might soon get their wish. Back in June, Ocala Post was the first to tell you about the possibility of the City of Ocala filing a Nuisance Abatement Order. Well, the city did just that; however, Spring Manor property owners failed to […]

Curfew warning; keep children off the streets after dark

Curfew warning; keep children off the streets after dark

Ocala, Florida — In May, Ocala Post told you about the curfew being enforced by the Ocala Police Department. However, some parents seem to have ignored the issue. According to OPD, many parents are allowing their children to roam the streets at night. While the problem is mostly with teens; children as young as 9-years-old […]

Sunday night shooting at Spring Manor Apartments

Sunday night shooting at Spring Manor Apartments

Ocala, Florida — Once again, residents of Spring Manor Apartments, Ocala, listened to helicopters as they flew over the apartment complex Sunday night. According to the Ocala Police Department, police were searching for a suspect that reportedly fired shots in the area. Luckily, no one was injured during the shooting. Police said the shooter was […]

MCSO: Suspects shot 8-year-old in throat with Airsoft gun

MCSO: Suspects shot 8-year-old in throat with Airsoft gun

  Marion Oaks — Sunday, at approximately 2:00 p.m, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy J. Clark responded to the 3700 block of Southwest 150th Loop, Marion Oaks, in reference to a battery on a 8-year-old female victim. The juvenile had been shot in the throat with an Airsoft gun while she played outside her grandfather’s home. […]

Ocala police officer fired following sex case

Ocala police officer fired following sex case

Ocala, Florida — Last year, Ocala Post reported on Bennie L. Wilson, III, 41, the now former Ocala police officer arrested on two counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor. According to documents received from the Ocala Police Department, Wilson attended a pre-disciplinary conference on Thursday, following the end of an Internal Affairs investigation. […]

Marion County Jail inspection completed

Marion County Jail inspection completed

Ocala, Florida — The Correctional Operations Inspection and the Medical Compliance Inspection for the Florida Model Jail Standards has been completed for the Marion County Jail and Juvenile Detention Center and reflects a 100 percent compliance for all standards. The inspection team for the FMJS looks at all the corrections operations, security, inmate support services, […]

Off-duty deputy disarmed suspect at Ocala restaurant

Off-duty deputy disarmed suspect at Ocala restaurant

Ocala, Florida — On January 14, 2015, at approximately 8:55pm, officers responded to the El Toreo restaurant, located at 3510 SW 36th Ave., in reference to an altercation that involved an armed female. Off-duty Marion County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, John Lightle, was in the restaurant at the time, eating with his family. Deputy Lightle stated […]

Sex predator threatened to kill teen victim; mother was dating the suspect

Sex predator threatened to kill teen victim; mother was dating the suspect

Ocala, Florida — Edwin R. Bermudez, 37, will remain behind bars following his January 7, arrest. According to reports, on January 7, Ocala police met with a 15-year-old victim who stated Bermudez, a convicted sex predator, had moved into her home in October 2014 and began a sexual relationship with her mother. The victim believes […]

Package thieves arrested

Package thieves arrested

Marion Oaks, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Detectives have arrested and charged Christopher Velez, 23, and Brian Vargas, 27, for three counts of Grand Theft, Petit Theft, and three counts of Dealing in Stolen Property. During the Christmas season, there were multiple thefts of UPS and Fed-EX packages from homes in the […]

911: It is supposed to save lives, not cost you your life

911: It is supposed to save lives, not cost you your life

Ocala, Florida — Since the transfer of 911 dispatch services from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office to the county commissioners control that took place in 2012, many local residents have voiced their opinions that MCSO losing control of the service was a detriment to the community. Recently, Misty Lloyd, a tax paying citizen of Marion […]

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