OPD needs your help identifying these criminals

OPD needs your help identifying these criminals

The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help with identifying several theft suspects. Do you recognize anyone in these photos? If you have information about these cases, you are urged to call the Ocala Police Department at 352-369-7000, Crime Stoppers at 368-STOP, or text 274637 using keyword 368-STOP. Tipsters can also visit www.ocalacrimestoppers.com. […]

Mother tried to evade arrest, left child behind

Mother tried to evade arrest, left child behind

Ocala, Florida—The Ocala Police Department arrested a woman who left her child behind when confronted over stolen merchandise at the Wal-Mart, located at 4980 East Silver Springs Boulevard. According to reports, a Wal-Mart loss prevention officer witnessed a woman, later identified as Kelly L. Wevodau, 35, putting merchandise into a large flat purse. Surveillance showed […]

Inverness woman drove to Ocala to steal from Macy’s

Inverness woman drove to Ocala to steal from Macy’s

Ocala, Florida — An Inverness woman was arrested in Ocala after she was caught stealing from the Macy’s located in the Paddock Mall. Ocala Police responded to the department store and met with a loss prevention specialist who stated that he had observed Samantha Lynn Kanawall, 19, take several articles of clothing into a dressing room. […]