Millis shooting: Officer who lied about being shot at now claims insanity

Millis shooting: Officer who lied about being shot at now claims insanity

Millis, Massachusetts — A Millis, MA, police officer who sparked a massive manhunt for a suspect who fired shots at him has been terminated, after it was discovered that the officer lied about the entire incident. Officers from other law enforcement agencies, police dogs, a Massachusetts State Police helicopter and firefighters were involved with the search, […]

To the Editor: Citizens & commissioners show little support for public safety

To the Editor: Citizens & commissioners show little support for public safety

Ocala, Florida — It was a little disheartening to see all the Marion County citizens rally for the Confederate flag recently.  Not that they shouldn’t be allowed to show their enthusiastic support for whatever cause they deem worthy, but the fact that they then show such little support for the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department […]

Commissioners look toward sales tax increase for public safety

Commissioners look toward sales tax increase for public safety

[Last updated on July 28, 2015, at 10:53 p.m.] Ocala, Florida — Marion County Commissioners unanimously agreed last Tuesday to schedule a workshop to discuss placing a one cent sales tax increase on the ballot in March 2016, amid long standing budget woes. The issue, brought forth by Marion County Commissioner David Moore, would divide […]

Dash cam: Officer rammed armed pedestrian suspect with police car

Dash cam: Officer rammed armed pedestrian suspect with police car

A dash cam video from a February 19, incident was finally released to the media following the completion of an investigation. The video showed a Marana, Arizona, police officer intentionally run down 36-year-old Mario Valencia with a police car. The video has stirred up debate of whether or not the officer’s actions were justified. Police […]

Major controversy after police pulled over a firefighter

Major controversy after police pulled over a firefighter

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — A major fire is raging after police in Pennsylvania conducted a traffic stop on a man who claimed to be a Philadelphia firefighter. Philadelphia Police Department Officer Holloway conducted a traffic stop on Tony Soto’s vehicle for having tinted windows (sun screening). The entire incident was captured on Soto’s cell phone, which […]

MCSO receives salary adjustment for entry-level deputies

MCSO receives salary adjustment for entry-level deputies

Ocala, Florida — For the first time in 11 years, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) increased the agency’s starting salary for entry-level deputies – from $28,520 to $32,094. The increase went into effect on January 25, 2015. Existing deputies received a 3 percent raise on October 1, 2014. The funding for the salary adjustment […]

Deputies targeted: Shots fired at deputies during drive-by

Deputies targeted: Shots fired at deputies during drive-by

Dade City, Florida — Three shots were fired at two Pasco Sheriff’s Office deputies conducting traffic enforcement early Sunday morning in Dade City. At approximately 3:30 a.m., Sunday, the two deputies were inside their individual cars in the parking lot of Northside Baptist Church, 37047 Lock Street, monitoring the intersection of 21st and Lock Street, […]

Anonymous promises to take action against law enforcement agencies

Anonymous promises to take action against law enforcement agencies

Ferguson, Missouri — Late Sunday in Ferguson, Missouri, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, causing a violent protest. Over 20 police vehicles have been damaged, a gas station was looted, and additional police units were called for backup. A witness, and friend of Brown, claimed that Brown had his hands […]

Captain fired from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

Captain fired from Alachua County Sheriff’s Office

Gainesville, Florida — On March 6, 2014 Sheriff Sadie Darnell placed Captain Keith Vermillion, one of her top commanders, on Administrative Suspension based on allegations of criminal activity and misconduct. Based on the criminal allegations, Sheriff Darnell requested assistance from Sheriff David Shoar with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. An independent investigation was conducted […]

Girl was left in hot truck for nearly 5 hours

Girl was left in hot truck for nearly 5 hours

Rockledge, Florida — On June 16, 2014, a father arrived at the Fraternal Order Police around noon to begin his work shift. Rockledge police said at around 4:45 p.m. they received a call about a 9-month-old child that was unresponsive after the father opened his truck and discovered his 9-month-old daughter inside. She was still […]

Two Daytona Beach Police Officers out of a job

Two Daytona Beach Police Officers out of a job

  Daytona Beach, Florida — Ocala Post has now received the body cam video of two Daytona Beach Police Officers, following the completion of an Internal Affairs investigation. On June 13, 2013, Officers Justin Ranum and Matthew Booth encountered Ms. Christine Chippewa, 36, (complainant) near the boat ramps of the Seabreeze Bridge (eastern span). Chippewa […]

Extreme speed was factor; car ripped in half

Extreme speed was factor; car ripped in half

  Polk County, Florida — At approximately 12:48 am, on Monday, March 03, 2014, Davenport and Haines City Police were investigating a suspicious person on US 17/92 and North Boulevard, Davenport. As they were conducting their investigation, a white Nissan Altima, driven by 49-year-old Karen Reynolds Johnson, of St. Cloud, passed them at a high […]

Craigslist killer says she has killed too many to count

Craigslist killer says she has killed too many to count

  Sunbury, Pennsylvania — Nineteen-year-old Satanist and Craigslist killer Miranda Barbour, says Troy LaFerrara of Port Trevorton was not her only victim. In a prison interview Friday night with The Daily Item, Barbour said LaFerrara was just one of dozens of victims she killed. She and her husband, Elytte Barbour, 22, have been charged by […]

Publix Theft Leads To Witness Intimidation

Publix Theft Leads To Witness Intimidation

  Ocala, Florida — On January 26, 2014 members of the Ocala Police Department responded to the Publix located at 3450 East Silver Springs BLVD. in reference to a retail theft that was reported by the store manager. The store manager told police that he saw the suspect, later identified as Vantice Beshears, select three […]

Bronx, New York Bust Yields $8 Million In Smack

Bronx, New York Bust Yields $8 Million In Smack

  Bronx, New York — Last night, members of the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force comprised of agents and officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the New York State Police (NYSP) dismantled a massive operational heroin mill at 2910 Wallace Avenue, Apartment #2E, Bronx, New York. […]

Door-to-door meat sale scam

Door-to-door meat sale scam

  Ocala, Florida — Residents should beware of door-to-door salesmen offering meats for sale, or offering to take orders for meat to be delivered. The scam or sales pitch goes something like this: A “salesman” will come to your door and say he or she is from a local food service delivering meat to a […]

California Medical Marijuana Dispensary Busted

California Medical Marijuana Dispensary Busted

  Bakersfield, California — Adam Christopher Vega, 30, of Bakersfield, was arrested late Friday in Bakersfield after being charged in a seven-count federal indictment alleging that he and four co-conspirators trafficked in methamphetamine and marijuana, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent in Charge Jay Fitzpatrick and United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. The superseding indictment, […]

Dramatic Arrest Of A Wanted Fugitive In Utah

Dramatic Arrest Of A Wanted Fugitive In Utah

  South Ogden, Utah — Police have now released the dash cam video of a dangerous fugitive that was arrested earlier this month. According to reports, Sergeant Trent Olsen and Officer Scott Brown pulled over a vehicle and during a conversation with the driver they realized there was a wanted fugitive sitting in the back […]