OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

OPD: Concerned over escalation of violence; robberies, 91-year-old beat and shot

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is investigating a series of robberies that have occurred over the the past four months at the following locations: Dollar General — 1111 W SILVER SPRINGS BLVD  on 03/26/2015  at 10:56 a.m. Kangaroo Express — 909 NE 28TH ST  on 04/01/2015 at 1:55 a.m. Family Dollar — 2195 […]

3 arrested in case where 2 men claimed they were lured from bar

3 arrested in case where 2 men claimed they were lured from bar

Belleview, Florida — Detectives have arrested three individuals for their involvement in the beating of two men that were lured to a Belleview residence by two women. One person, who the sheriff’s office has not identified, remains at large. Irvin Savier Chavez Sanchez, 30, and his friend, Baudilio Galicia Diaz, originally told investigators they had […]

Days Inn clerk robbed and beaten

Days Inn clerk robbed and beaten

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Days Inn located at 3811 Northwest Blitchton Road was robbed. The female clerk working the front desk advised that a black male came into the lobby, jumped over the desk and stated, “Shut up b**ch.” At that point, the suspect tackled her […]

Two men sentenced in Walgreens and CVS robberies

Two men sentenced in Walgreens and CVS robberies

Orlando, Florida — On Monday, Senior United States District Judge John Antoon, II, sentenced Joe E. Clinton, Jr. 23, of Orlando, to 17 years in federal prison for aiding and abetting the attempted robbery of a Walgreen’s store, the robbery of a CVS store, and using and carrying a firearm during those violent crimes. Clinton […]

Dollar General robbery in Ocala

Dollar General robbery in Ocala

Ocala, Florida — The Dollar General store located at 2371 NW 45th Terrace, Ocala, was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 9:10 a.m. on October 12, 2014. According to the Dollar General assistant manager, Melody Hall, she was alone at the time of the robbery. Hall stated that a customer came to the counter, pointed a […]

Three high school kids remain behind bars following home invasion

Three high school kids remain behind bars following home invasion

  Ocala, Florida — Three Ocala teens remain behind bars following a home invasion. It all started when multiple Ocala Police Officers responded to Tuscany Place Apartments, in reference to a home invasion in progress. The victims had locked themselves in the master bedroom after someone started banging on their front door and manipulating the […]

Police investigate a bizarre case of strong-arm robbery

Police investigate a bizarre case of strong-arm robbery

  Ocala, Florida — On March 2, 2014 Ocala Police Officer K. Drawdy responded to MRMC in response to a late reported assault. Officer Drawdy met with two individuals whom said the victim had been involved in an altercation with several black males on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the parking lot of Spring Manor […]

Two Men Shot At Alpha Barbershop Hair Studio

Two Men Shot At Alpha Barbershop Hair Studio

  Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police are searching for two black males that robbed and shot two people at a local business. At 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2013 two black men dressed all in black and wearing hoodies entered the Alpha Barbershop Hair Studio at 1524 North Magnolia Avenue, (which is a 24-hour business) […]

Robbery Suspect At Large

Robbery Suspect At Large

  Marion County Sheriff officials need your help to catch a man who robbed an Ocala convenience store Sunday evening. According to Capt. Tom Terrell of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, it was about 6 p.m. when a man armed with a gun and wearing a hoodie with something over his face entered the store […]

Panera Bread Robbery – Inside Job

Panera Bread Robbery – Inside Job

Ocala–On Monday, August 5, 2013, at approximately 11:05 PM, officers responded to the Panera at 2370 SW College Rd, Suite #101, in reference to an Armed Robbery that had just taken place at the business. The suspect was described as a black male wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie sweatshirt, sunglasses, a bandanna around his […]