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    Ocala, Florida -- It's summertime, a drive through Marion Oaks or Silver Springs Shores after 11 p.m. would reveal children by the dozens roaming the streets, many carrying backpacks, and wearing all black clothing in the darkness of the...
    On April 28-29, 2020, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST) participated in a two-day North Florida High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) Operation. Over the course of the two-day operation, UDEST was assisted by members...
    Ocala -- Ocala police responded to 2018 SW 7th street after a witness called 911 and stated that Jabrell Coe, 27, had a knife and intended to stab his brother to death. The witness told officers that Coe had been...
    In a press release, Friday, the Ocala Police Department stated that at approximately 11:00 a.m, OPD units responded to a stolen vehicle call out of Ford of Ocala, located at 2816 N. Pine Avenue. Police spotted the vehicle traveling in...
    The Ocala Police Department needs the public's help with locating a thief who burglarized a business on East Silver Springs Boulevard on January 20, 2020. According to detectives, the criminal gained entry to the business by pushing the air-conditioning unit...
    A homeless man identified as Kevin John Dailey, who has been dubbed "Jesus" lookalike around town, was arrested Monday night after an Ocala police officer found him sleeping behind an attorney's office. The officer said he arrested him because there...
    On September 19, 2019, Ocala Police Department police officer, Daniel Wagner, was killed after he was involved in an off-duty motorcycle crash. A report released by the Florida Highway Patrol following a nearly four-month-long investigation, states that Wagner was intoxicated...
    Ocala Police Department Sgt. Lonnie Freeman was suspended after it was discovered he falsified reports following an unlawful arrest. In addition to falsifying reports, Freeman is also accused of misleading dispatch and violating the department's excessive force polices. On August 27,...
    Ocala -- A man, who should have never been behind the wheel of a car, was arrested Monday after Ocala police say he caused a traffic crash in the 100 block of SW 33 Ave. According to reports, Officer Wright...
    Ocala, Florida – Southern Legal Counsel, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU), and Ocala attorney Andy Pozzuto filed a federal class-action lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ocala on behalf of named plaintiffs Patrick McCardle, Courtney Ramsey,...
    The Ocala Police Department is hosting its annual Cops & Cars car and truck show, which will benefit the United Way of Marion County. The show will take place on September 28, 2019, from 9 a.m to 2 p.m., at...
    Ocala -- The Ocala Police Department is looking for information involving a shooting at White Oaks Mobile Home Park, located at 3920 Southwest 30th Street. Police responded to the MHP on June 18, after a woman reported that someone fired...
    Ocala police have called off the search for a suspect who crashed into an OPD patrol car while attempting to flee from a traffic stop. According to OPD, at approximately 8:12 a.m., Officer William Joedicke conducted a traffic stop on...
    Ocala — Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force for the next few weeks. Police will be focusing their attention on S.R. 200 from SW 16th Ave. to I-75 over the next two weeks. In addition to...
    Ocala -- Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force beginning November 20, to December 2. Police will be focusing their attention on State Road 200 between Southwest 27th Avenue and I-75. Officials stated that 8 crashes have...
    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...
    Ocala — Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force beginning October 23, to November 5. Police will be focusing their attention on State Road 200 (College Road) between I-75 and Southwest 60th Avenue. Officials stated that 10...
      Ocala -- Ocala Police Department police officers will be out in full force beginning September 11, to September 23. Police will be focusing their attention on State Road 464 (17th Street) from Pine Street to Southeast 25th Avenue. According to OPD,...
      Ocala, Florida -- When the school year ends, a drive down Easy Street, through Marion Oaks, or Silver Springs Shores after 11 p.m. would reveal children by the dozens roaming the streets, many carrying backpacks, and wearing all black...
    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,...