Violent bank robber wanted by police, FBI

Violent bank robber wanted by police, FBI

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department and FBI are seeking the public’s help in locating Myron William Ernst, a suspect wanted for questioning following an attempted bank robbery. According to police, at approximately 1:39 p.m., Tuesday, Ernst walked into the Wells Fargo, located at 3201 Southwest College Road, handed the teller a note, and demanded […]

OPD: Sex offender on the run

OPD: Sex offender on the run

Detectives with the Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help with locating Vinnie Lee Owens. Owens is a convicted sex offender and is currently on the run from law enforcement. He is known to hang out in the Silver Springs area. Ownes previously served six months for failing to register as a sex offender. […]

OPD: Can you identify these suspects or suspect vehicles?

OPD: Can you identify these suspects or suspect vehicles?

The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help with identifying several theft suspects. Some of the cases involve more than one suspect or suspect vehicle. If you have information about this case, 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. […]

Suspect beat girlfriend because she didn’t want drugs around her child, wanted on multiple felony charges

Suspect beat girlfriend because she didn’t want drugs around her child, wanted on multiple felony charges

Investigators with the Ocala Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating a wanted felon. Howard Lee Hill Jr., 24, who is a convicted felon, is wanted on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Battery, Burglary with a Deadly Weapon, False Imprisonment, and Child Abuse. Police say that on May […]

Masturbator wanted by police

Masturbator wanted by police

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a man who was caught on surveillance video masturbating outside a woman’s bedroom window on Thursday at approximately 6 a.m. The victim told a deputy that she awoke to loud moaning outside of her bedroom window. Officials believe the unidentified man might have stalked the woman […]

Store owner refuses return of damaged merchandise, suspect pulls knife

Store owner refuses return of damaged merchandise, suspect pulls knife

  The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help with locating multiple individuals who attempted to return damaged merchandise to a Paddock Mall retailer. The owner of Double T told police that when he refused to accept the return, the customer became angry and started a verbal altercation, which was captured on video […]

House where Vanguard student was shot, burned

House where Vanguard student was shot, burned

Ocala, Florida — The Ocala Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating an arson suspect. On December 19, at approximately 2 a.m., a residential fire was reported in the 2200 block of Northwest 1st Avenue. According to OPD, On December 12, an altercation and shooting took place at the same location. The shooting […]

Wanted man arrested in Ocala, faces multiple felony charges

Wanted man arrested in Ocala, faces multiple felony charges

This guy is a real piece of…art. A man who was covered in tattoos ran from deputies after they discovered the car he was driving had been reported stolen. A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the 3300 block of South Pine Avenue when he noticed a tan Hyundai, which had been reported stolen out […]

Armed suspect on the run near Baseline Road

Armed suspect on the run near Baseline Road

  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is warning about an armed black male on the run near the 9400 block of Baseline Road. Deputies responded to Gulf Park subdivision while waiting for the Florida Highway Patrol to respond to an accident. Article continued below When deputies arrived, one of the occupants of a vehicle was armed with a gun […]

OPD: Suspect involved in shooting on the run

OPD: Suspect involved in shooting on the run

Ocala, Florida — Ocala Police Department Detectives are still on the hunt for a man who is accused of shooting another man. Police said the shooting took place Monday at Oak Wood Mobile Manor, located at 3366 Northwest 4th Street, Ocala. According to the arrest warrant, Roger D. Lebron Colon, 55, got into an argument […]

CAPTURED: Suspects who killed corrections officers

CAPTURED: Suspects who killed corrections officers

According to Detective Sgt. Dan Goodwin of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 6 p.m., deputies spotted a vehicle wanted in a carjacking in Shelbyville, Tenn. After deputies spotted the vehicle occupied by two suspects, they called for backup. A chase then ensued on Interstate 24, and reached speeds in excess of 100 mph. […]

Two convicts escape, kill two guards

Two convicts escape, kill two guards

Georgia — The search is on for two Georgia Department of Correction convicts who killed two corrections officers and escaped custody. According to a press release, Donnie Russell Rowe, and Ricky Dubose, who has elaborate tattoos on his face and neck, were last seen getting into a green four-door 2004 Honda Civic, which they stole […]

Auto burglary suspects wanted by Ocala police

Auto burglary suspects wanted by Ocala police

Ocala Police Department detectives are asking for help with identifying suspects who are likely responsible for several auto burglaries. OPD Captain Louis Biondi said that the burglaries occurred between May 23, 2017, and June 6, 2017. The burglaries occurred at night and in the early morning — between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. According to a […]

Family remains and other valuable items stolen during burglary

Family remains and other valuable items stolen during burglary

The Ocala Police Department is looking for information in reference to a burglary that occurred on May 29, in the 1300 block of Southeast 18th Avenue, Ocala. Police said someone forced entry to the home through a window and stole an urn, which contained the ashes of a family member, a signed Florida State championship […]

Man wanted since January, arrested

Man wanted since January, arrested

An Ocala man who was wanted for violating his felony probation was arrested and is being held without bond. Stephen Ennis, 22, violated his probation after he was arrested in August of 2015 and charged with Fraud-Use Fictitious Personal ID, Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling, and Petit Theft. During […]

Suspect wanted for violation of felony probation

Suspect wanted for violation of felony probation

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for a suspect who violated his felony probation. Stephen C. Ennis, 22, was arrested in August of 2015, after an elderly woman notified authorities she had discovered her car parked along side of the road in front of her neighbor’s house. According to reports, Ennis, then 21, […]

Third home invasion shooting in a little over a week

Third home invasion shooting in a little over a week

Ocala, Florida — For the third time since June 13, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion shooting. According to reports, the incident occurred on Northeast 44th Place, in MCSO’s North Central district, Ocala, on Tuesday, at approximately 2 a.m. There were several people home at the time of the home invasion. Investigators […]

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