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Cop Shop: turck, gun and other items stolen

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By The Staff

While working on his 1996 Ford truck at his S.R. 200 home, an elderly man decided to take a break and go inside for a drink. At approximately 11:30 p.m. on June 8, he fell asleep and later awoke to discover he had been burglarized.

The white truck was gone, along with a chrome-colored Browning automatic gun, a toolbox, two cameras, and other items, which were all inside the vehicle.

He later discovered the suspect had gone into his barn and stole another toolbox, a Ryobi set of skill saws and a black air compressor, according to a sheriff’s report. The missing items were valued at $4,730.

The man’s truck was later located on C.R. 41 in Citrus County, but none of the other stolen items have been found.

Driver takes deputy

on high-speed chase

An anonymous tipster called the sheriff’s office to Ocala Breeders Sales on S.W. 60th Avenue about an employee, who had active warrants out for his arrest. When the deputy arrived to the business and attempted to speak with him, he got into his 1989 Honda and sped out of the parking lot, according to a sheriff’s report.

The deputy followed the driver, who ran through stop signs and a red light at the intersection of S.W. 52nd Avenue and C.R. 40. As the chase continued, the driver pulled into the Ocala Ridge community and then onto a dirt road. The man and the deputy kept going around in circles at the intersection on N.W. 53rd Avenue and N.W. 14th Street.

Eventually, the deputy had to stop the pursuit due to road conditions. But the law enforcement officer and additional deputies started scouring the area looking for the driver.

When they found his car, it was empty and the door was open. A K-9 deputy tracked the man about 100 yards from were his vehicle was found and he was arrested.

Joseph Allen Zylo, 52, of Ocala, was charged with fleeing and attempt to elude, driving while license is suspended or revoked and resisting without violence. He was taken to the Marion County Jail.

Driver arrested

for DUI, other charges

On June 7, a sheriff’s deputy noticed a blue Chevy fail to stop at a sign on S.W. 40th Street and S.W. 43rd Court. When the driver was stopped, he told the deputy that he did not have his license with him, according to a sheriff’s report. He also smelled of alcohol and had watery, glassy eyes.

Christopher Andrew Davis, 25, of Ocala, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving while license is suspended or revoked and refusal to submit a breath test. He was taken to the Marion County Jail.

Due to road conditions and the deputy’s car not equipped with a in-car camera, Davis was asked to complete roadside sobriety tests at the jail. After his second attempt to complete the one-leg stand he told the deputies to fail him, the arrest report said.

Teens arrested

at Walmart

On June 4, an assistant store manager at the Walmart Supercenter noticed two teens acting suspiciously and putting paintball equipment into a shopping bag, according to a sheriff’s report.

The boys, who also had two paintball guns in their cart, passed all points of checkout without paying for the items and attempted to walk out of the store. But, the asset protec-tion manager with the store stopped them.

The teens were found with $317.54 worth of unpaid for items including a paintball kit, a paintball loader, a paintball barrel and a paintball marker.

They were arrested and charged with grand retail theft and were taken to the juvenile assessment center.

Two motorcycles

stolen from home

A couple returned to their S.W. 10th Street home on June 7 at approximately 1:30 a.m. They discovered two Kawasaki Ninja motorcycles, which were valued at $10,000 each, were gone, according to a sheriff’s report. The garage door and window were found open.

Nothing else appeared to be missing.