Free event: Prepare – Protect – Prevent

Free event: Prepare – Protect – Prevent

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 2, 2014, from 3-4:30 p.m. join Ocala Pool Boys for a free life saving event! Learn about hands-on CPR, fire safety from Ocala Fire Rescue, pool and swim safety from ISR (Infant Swimming Resource), and heat safety from the Ocala Police Department. For more information call 352-622-3827.

“Ba da ba ba ba” “You’ll love it”

“Ba da ba ba ba” “You’ll love it”

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Post has received dozens of e-mails asking about the McDonald’s on County Road 484. Well, it’s out with the old and in with a whole new modernized look. The biggest concerns from residents seemed to be focused on parking issues and how long morning commuters would have to go without their […]

Armed robbery: Victim pistol whipped

Armed robbery: Victim pistol whipped

Ocala, Florida — Two men were arrested after being identified as suspects in an armed robbery. On July 28, 2014, Deputy Wallace responded to the 2000 block of NW 43rd Street (apartments), Ocala. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the victim, whose face was covered in blood and he had several lacerations on his […]

Wal-Mart parking lot shooting: No Charges

Wal-Mart parking lot shooting: No Charges

Ocala, Florida — No charges for Colt Thriemer, 20, for the shooting death of Thomas James Brown, 21. The State Attorney’s Office said Thriemer is protected by the “Stand Your Ground” law. The shooting took place on July 9, 2014. According to a very detailed e-mail sent to Ocala Post, friend Stephanie Torres stopped by […]

Spring Manor Apartments shooting over females and drugs

Spring Manor Apartments shooting over females and drugs

Ocala, Florida — On July 25, 2014, at approximately 1:37 a.m., the Ocala Police Department received a call in reference to a subject having been shot at Spring Manor Apartments, 2851 NE 7th St., Ocala, Florida. As a result of this incident, Jaire Burgess, 19, died. The investigation has been ongoing. On today’s date, July […]

Stolen property sold to Spring Manor Apartment residents

Stolen property sold to Spring Manor Apartment residents

Ocala, Florida — Stolen property ends up being sold to residents at Spring Manor Apartments. On July 3, 2014, Deputy Abigale Rodriguez responded to Whispering Sands, Ocala, in reference to a battery and grand theft. The victims told the deputy that they left their residence around 12:45 p.m. and returned around 3:30 p.m. The victims […]

Police pull extra detail at Spring Manor Apartments following shooting; could be more to story

Police pull extra detail at Spring Manor Apartments following shooting; could be more to story

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department now has the dangerous task of protection detail at Spring Manor Apartments following today’s shooting death of 19-year-old Jaire Burgess. Pulling detail tonight was K-9 Sergeant Erica Hay and K-9 Officer Casey Walsh. Dressed in full tactical uniforms, including bulletproof vests, they were ready to begin their shifts. […]

A hole opens at the Ocala WingHouse

A hole opens at the Ocala WingHouse

Ocala, Florida — A ground cover collapse continues to expand in the Ocala WingHouse parking lot that measures approximately 10 feet by 15 feet at the surface, but larger below ground. A local geotechnical engineering firm (Geo-Tech, Inc.) has confirmed that the drop-out was caused by sinkhole activity. About two weeks ago, eight cubic yards […]

Ocala man arrested says he knows what hell is like

Ocala man arrested says he knows what hell is like

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man told a police officer that [he] knows what hell is like just before he was arrested. On July 11, 2014, Ocala Police Officer Ramjit, while conducting a security check made contact with a man, later identified as Jason New, 29, in the area of North Magnolia Avenue and State […]

Wells Fargo Bank employee arrested; second suspect on the run

Wells Fargo Bank employee arrested; second suspect on the run

Ocala, Florida — Wells Fargo Bank teller, Alicia Mario Thompson, 21, was arrested Monday, July 14, 2014, after investigators with the Ocala Police Department said they found evidence that she helped steal $15,000 from a customer’s account. According to reports, Thompson worked for the Wells Fargo located at 3541 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala. At the […]

Free swim lessons available for children

Free swim lessons available for children

Ocala, Florida — Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury-related death for children ages 1–4. On average, more than 1,000 children die each year in the U.S. due to unintentional drowning and more than 5,000 are seen in emergency rooms for injuries from near-drowning incidents. In an effort to protect Marion County’s children […]

Childcare center under investigation after 2-year-old wanders off

Childcare center under investigation after 2-year-old wanders off

Ocala, Florida — Crossroads Church and Childcare Center is now under investigation after a 2-year-old was found wandering alone by a retention pond. On July 9, 2014, Jessie Estock called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after arriving at Crossroads Church and Childcare Center to pick up his son Braydon, and found him wandering on the […]

Man threatened to shoot employee and burn down the business

Man threatened to shoot employee and burn down the business

Marion Oaks — On July 4, 2014, Deputy Bartlett responded to Crazy Dave’s Firework stand, located at 184 Marion Oaks Boulevard, in reference to a disturbance. The victims told Deputy Bartlett that Jason Munda, 36, had purchased fireworks from the stand earlier in the day, and later returned for a refund. According to reports, after […]

REWARD: Citra shooting suspect on the run

REWARD: Citra shooting suspect on the run

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is offering up to $5,000 in reward money for information leading to the capture of Yarnell Bagley. The 20- year-old has a felony warrant for his arrest concerning a case of robbery with a firearm. Additionally, detectives want to interview Bagley concerning facts surrounding the death of 55-year-old Michael Sumpter […]

Anonymous tip leads to meth lab bust in Belleview

Anonymous tip leads to meth lab bust in Belleview

Belleview, Florida — On Wednesday, July 2, 2014, Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy A. Rodriguez responded to 11820 SE 99 Court, Belleview, Florida , in reference to investigating an anonymous complaint; according to the tipster, methamphetamine was being manufactured within the residence. Upon her arrival, Deputy Rodriguez’s observations lent credibility to the tipster’s allegations. He could […]

Officials; fireworks are illegal in Florida

Officials; fireworks are illegal in Florida

Florida — There will be dozens of firework shows across Central Florida on Fourth of July celebrating our freedom. And many residents will choose to light up the sky with their own fireworks display. Officials want to remind residents that many types of fireworks are illegal in the State of Florida. According to state statutes, […]

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