Dog Tethering Law In Effect

Dog Tethering Law In Effect

  Marion County, Florida — On April 1, 2014, Marion County Commissioners approved a revision to the county animal ordinance relating to dog tethering. The ordinance, approved during a regularly-scheduled board meeting, bans unattended tethering of dogs, with an exception for performing a 30-minute temporary task, and with a further exemption that the ordinance does […]

Rooftop High Brings Three Juveniles Down

Rooftop High Brings Three Juveniles Down

  Marion Oaks, Florida — On April 15, 2014 at approximately 1 a.m. Deputies Azure and Newbanks responded to Horizon Academy in Marion Oaks in reference to a 911 hang-up. Upon arrival, deputies blacked out their patrol vehicles and approached the property on foot. As they were walking up to the school they observed three […]

Father arrested for protecting his daughter speaks out

Father arrested for protecting his daughter speaks out

  Ocala, Florida — Daniel Pedalino, 48, of Ocala is now speaking out after being arrested on April 9, 2014 for allegedly threatening students at Hammett Bowen Elementary for bullying his daughter. In nearly a two hour interview with Pedalino, he told Ocala Post that he is extremely grateful from the bottom of his heart […]

Anthony Woman Arrested For Aggravated Animal Cruelty

Anthony Woman Arrested For Aggravated Animal Cruelty

  Anthony, Florida — On April 7, 2014 the Marion County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man in reference to his neighbor, Sherry Spears Wilemon, 66, shooting and killing his cat with a pellet rifle. The man told Deputy Calvin Batts that he had not seen [his] cat “Smokey” since early Sunday Morning. […]

Teco Gas Employee Threatened With Knife

Teco Gas Employee Threatened With Knife

  Ocala, Florida — A Teco gas employee was checking a gas line at an unoccupied building in Berkshire Oaks where he parked his Teco truck at the rear of the building when he was threaten with a knife. According the Ocala Police Department, he walked to the front of the building to get the […]

Homeless guy murdered mom

Homeless guy murdered mom

  Crystal River, Florida — On April 5, 2014, shortly after 3 p.m., Citrus County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an area behind Farmer’s Furniture in Crystal River, which is a known homeless camp, in regards to a domestic incident. Deputies were searching for Benjamin Dick, 23, in reference to an aggravated battery where his brother […]

Man Punches Two Kids In Face At Church

Man Punches Two Kids In Face At Church

  Ocala, Florida — On April 6, 2014 multiple deputies responded to chaotic scene at St. Johns Catholic Church in reference to a battery, and were met by a group of people that spoke limited English. According to a witness, he (the witness) had exited the church and saw Hector Francia, 42, punching two juvenile […]

Ocala Man Wanted; Public’s Help Needed

Ocala Man Wanted; Public’s Help Needed

  Ocala, Florida — An arrest warrant has now been issued for an Ocala man on a charge of sexual assault on a child. 18-year-old Jon H. Wadkins is now wanted and on the run after the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office notified the Marion County Sheriff’s Office that Wadkins sexually assaulted a child while she […]

Phone Scam Alert For Ocala

Phone Scam Alert For Ocala

  Ocala, Florida — A new scam warning for Ocala residents that begins with a phone call. The pitch: “You have just won a new Mercedes and $3.5 million in cash.” The caller will be very convincing and say something like, “In order to collect your money and your car you must first pay the […]

Loud Music Gets Two Brothers Arrested

Loud Music Gets Two Brothers Arrested

  Ocala, Florida — On April 2, 2014 at approximately 9:15 p.m., Lieutenant Turner and Deputy Terrell were parked in the 5700 block of NW 219 Street Road and could hear extremely loud music. After approximately 30 minutes Lieutenant Turner and Deputy Terrell responded to the location in which the loud music was coming from. […]

13-Year-Old in adult jail for attempting to murder parents

13-Year-Old in adult jail for attempting to murder parents

  Ocala, Florida — Yaquelin Don, the 13-year-old accused of plotting to murder her parents, is now in an adult jail being kept away from other inmates. On Friday, March 28, 2014, a grand jury indicted Don on charges of Attempted First Degree Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Murder. Don is being charged as an […]

Silver Springs Pervert Behind Bars

Silver Springs Pervert Behind Bars

  Ocala, Florida — Joseph James Doolittle, 27, of Silver Springs, has been charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation-Victim Under 12. The 9-year-old victim told detectives that Doolittle put his hand in her panties and touched her vagina. The victim stated that she told Doolittle to stop, at which time he tried to force his […]

$240,000 In Vehicles Stolen From Ford Of Ocala

$240,000 In Vehicles Stolen From Ford Of Ocala

  Ocala, Florida — Just before 4 a.m., Monday, March 24, 2014, at the Ford of Ocala dealership, 2816 N. Pine Avenue, Ocala, Florida suspects stole three (3) Ford F-250 4×4 Crew Cab Lariat diesel trucks and two (2) Ford Mustang sports cars. It is believed at least five or more suspects may be involved […]

Ocala Thieves Selling Items At Yard Sales

Ocala Thieves Selling Items At Yard Sales

  Ocala, Florida — Investigators say several vehicle burglaries occurred during February, 2014. The crimes happened within the Forest/Ocklawaha districts. During the investigations, Christopher Pyatte and Gerald Dowe were identified as burglary suspects. According to invesitgators, Dowe and Pyatte would drive into specific neighborhoods and Pyatte would check for unlocked vehicles; once a vehicle was […]

Power Failure Leads To Grow House

Power Failure Leads To Grow House

  Deltona, Florida — When the lights went out in Deltona on Sunday, an illegal marijuana growing operation was revealed. A transformer fuse on a utility pole had blown, blacking out one to two blocks of homes. Utility workers were dispatched to repair and restore the electricity in the area. Shortly after making the repairs, […]