Victims warn about mechanic who scammed thousands from them

Victims warn about mechanic who scammed thousands from them

Several victims have been scammed out of money by a Marion Oaks man who claims to be a mobile master mechanic. Joseph Rosario, 34, who goes by the name Joey, has scammed thousands of dollars from his victims. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has told victims that it is a civil matter and that there […]

Women beware, con man on the prowl

Women beware, con man on the prowl

A con man who preys on women is on the prowl. Several victims, who do not want their identities revealed, have come forward. One of the women resides in Marion County, Florida. Ocala Post was able to interview four of the women. As with an unrelated 2016 case in New York, Walter Ravon Dawson, 49, […]

Ocala Dental Lab robbed of gold, suspect arrested

Ocala Dental Lab robbed of gold, suspect arrested

Ocala, Florida — An Ocala man was arrested after Ocala Dental Lab reported that approximately $5,000 in gold had been stolen from the business. The business owner, Robert Markham, stated that the lab uses the gold for various types of dental work. Markham told Ocala police that he suspected Johnathan Jesse Peterson, 31, was the […]

Mother, boyfriend use 12-year-old for dirty work

Mother, boyfriend use 12-year-old for dirty work

A mother and her boyfriend were arrested Wednesday when they were caught stealing merchandise from Wal-Mart. Police said the mother, Irone Evette Dobson, 49, and her boyfriend, Patrick O. Collins, 46, used a juvenile to help them conceal the stolen items. When police arrived, a loss prevention officer pointed out a girl, 12, exiting the […]

Murder suspect says he was compassionate, did not kill kid

Murder suspect says he was compassionate, did not kill kid

Dunnellon, Florida — Since January 2016, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Levy County Sheriff’s Office, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and the Williston Police department have all been investigating a string of burglaries that are now linked to suspects Jessica Baker, 44, and […]

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church usher arrested

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church usher arrested

      Ocala, Florida —  A Blessed Trinity Catholic Church usher was arrested after he was caught on surveillance video stealing money from the collection plate. On November 3, the church directly contacted the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in regards to an usher they believed was stealing money. Investigators met with the reportee, whose […]

Teens face a plethora of charges following multiple commercial burglaries

Teens face a plethora of charges following multiple commercial burglaries

Summerfield, Florida — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two teens for a string of burglaries throughout Marion County. On Friday, Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the BP Gas Station located at 9945 Southeast Highway 42, Summerfield, in reference to two suspects who were breaking into the store. According to reports, the […]

Vehicle burglaries at gyms and parks, windows shattered

Vehicle burglaries at gyms and parks, windows shattered

Ocala, Florida — Thieves are targeting vehicles in Ocala, and it doesn’t look like keeping your vehicle locked will stop them. Over this past weekend, there were multiple vehicle burglaries at Jervey Gantt, Planet Fitness, the Aquatic Center & Dog Park, and YMCA. Additionally, there were multiple vehicle burglaries in the Fore Ranch area. Detectives […]

Woman was so high she could barely talk

Woman was so high she could barely talk

Ocala, Florida — Career criminal and convicted felon, Amber N. Dail, 30, was arrested again Tuesday, and charged with Petit Theft Third Subsequent Offense, which is a felony. She was caught attempting to steal merchandise from a Dollar General, located at 4901 East State Road 40. She has also been arrested for stealing from the […]

Walmart customer service employee arrested

Walmart customer service employee arrested

Ocala, Florida — A Walmart customer service employee was arrested after an investigation revealed she had been stealing from the Walmart located at 9570 SW Highway 200, Ocala. A Walmart spokesperson said Yezenia Degross, 19, who works at the customer service desk, was making “fake refunds” and keeping the money. A Walmart loss prevention officer, […]

A case of the giggles: Two women laugh all the way to jail

A case of the giggles: Two women laugh all the way to jail

  Ocala, Florida — Two females literally laughed their way to jail yesterday after they were caught stealing merchandise from a Walmart, located at 2600 S.W. 19th Avenue Road, Ocala. Cassandra Brown, 22, and Stephanie Brown, 23, were seen removing merchandise off shelves and placing it into empty Walmart bags. The duo then selected two […]

Man pulls out his tenderloin

Man pulls out his tenderloin

Lecanto, Florida — Last week, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office held their annual “Shop with a Cop” event geared toward providing gifts for needy children. The event was held at the Walmart in Lecanto. While the Walmart was filled with deputies, a man wearing a red Santa hat entered the store and awkwardly attempted to […]

Husband and wife used children to commit grand theft

Husband and wife used children to commit grand theft

Ocala, Florida — Sheriff’s deputies arrested a husband and wife after an investigation revealed the pair were ripping off storage units. Deputies responded to the Neighborhood Self Storage at 4701 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, after a victim reported her storage unit had been emptied. After checking surveillance video, deputies learned that the maintenance man, Clayton […]

Stolen GPS lead to victim

Stolen GPS lead to victim

Volusia County — A stolen GPS unit led Volusia County sheriff’s deputies straight to the victim of a weekend car burglary and helped put the suspect behind bars. The suspect, Dewey Smith, 31, of Deltona, was the passenger in a pickup a deputy pulled over for just before 4 a.m. on Saturday. When the deputy, […]

Petit theft leads to felony arrest

Petit theft leads to felony arrest

Ocala, Florida — A charge of petit theft leads to a felony arrest after a man stole a $14.99 pair of sunglasses. Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, Tiffany Warren, responded to the Pilot at 4032 NW Highway 326 after the manager called and reported a theft had taken place. The manger provided dispatchers with the description […]