MCSO: Shots fired at SWAT and UDEST agents

MCSO: Shots fired at SWAT and UDEST agents

Pedro, Florida  — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said law enforcement officials were met with gunfire as they attempted to serve a warrant on Wednesday morning. According to MCSO Lt. Ryan Robbins, SWAT members and agents with the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) were shot at while serving a high-risk drug search warrant at 332 […]

SWAT raids Super 8 Motel room

SWAT raids Super 8 Motel room

Ocala, Florida — On Wednesday, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) obtained a search warrant and raided room number 149 of the Super 8 Motel located at 3924 West Silver Springs Boulevard. As a result, two drug dealers were arrested on a variety of drug and gun charges. In January, drug agents opened an […]

Father and son drug dealers arrested

Father and son drug dealers arrested

Brooksville, Florida — (Official Press Release) On June 25, 2014, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 18341 Wiscon Road in Brooksville. The search warrant was the result of several months of investigation regarding drug traffic occurring at the residence. Just after 6:30 a.m., the Hernando County Sheriff’s […]

Local law enforcement agencies waiting on The Rook Vehicle

Local law enforcement agencies waiting on The Rook Vehicle

Ocala, Florida — It’s called The Rook, a unique machine used to protect law enforcement officers, while they protect you. Marion County Sheriff Chris Blair, asked Marion County Commissioners for approval to buy the $255,000, 13,000 lb. beast and, with little resistance, Marion County Commissioners agreed. The decision comes following recent – but separate – […]

SWAT standoff in the Dove Hill Subdivision ended without injuries

SWAT standoff in the Dove Hill Subdivision ended without injuries

Ocala, Florida — At approximately 6:50 a.m. Marion County Fire Rescue units arrived at the Dove Hill Subdivision in the 2800 block of NE 64th Lane to assist Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies with any potential medical/hazardous materials situations that could have arose from the standoff. Upon arrival, a paramedic unit handled the elderly victim, whom […]

SWAT surrounds home in Dove Hill Subdivision

SWAT surrounds home in Dove Hill Subdivision

Ocala, Florida — Marion County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, Crisis Negotiations team and Bomb Squad are in Dove Hill Subdivision in the 2800 block of NE 64th Lane in Ocala. Early indications are a man committed a violent crime then barricaded himself inside a home and is refusing to come out. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office […]

Marion County Sheriff’s Swat Team Earns Top Honors

Marion County Sheriff’s Swat Team Earns Top Honors

  Marion County, Florida — On November 15, 2013 the 31st Annual SWAT Round-Up International competition comes to an end with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office taking second overall in the team standings – besting 55 other teams from around the world. Plus, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office earned first place in four individual contests: […]