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Marion County Sheriff's reports

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Unlocked cars a problem again

By Jim Clark

People are starting to leave their vehicles unlocked overnight again, and as a result, burglaries are being reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. All of those below occurred in Westwind Acres.

Two vehicles parked in Westwind acres were illegally entered overnight on Feb. 10-11, and electronics and cash were taken. Both vehicles were in the same yard on Southwest 64th Avenue.

Sometime between Feb. 10 and Feb. 12, an unlocked vehicle on Southwest 62nd Avenue in Westwind Acres was entered and electronics were taken.

Sometime between Feb. 10 and Feb. 11, an unlocked vehicle on Southwest 60th Court in Westwind Acres was entered, and electronics and a small amount of cash were taken.

Sometime between Feb. 10 and Feb. 11, another unlocked vehicle on Southwest 62nd Avenue in Westwind Acres was entered and electronics were taken.

A residential burglary on Southwest 110th Avenue, Dunnellon, resulted in forced entry, with guns and jewelry taken.

The following DUI cases were reported:

Erick Hernandez Acosta, 32, of Northwest 110th Street, Ocala, was stopped on West State Road 40 for failing to maintain a straight line while driving and for no tag light. He failed a field sobriety test and was taken to jail, where his breath registered at .205 and .195. A passenger, Jamie Albarado, was arrested on a DUI violation of probation warrant.

Francis Michael O’Rourke, 61, of Southwest 115th Street, Ocala, was stopped at State Road 200 at the entrance to Oak Run for erratic driving. He failed the field sobriety test and at the jail his breath registered at .095 and .094. The report reads that he was out on bond for another DUI case.

Steven Alan McLaughlin, 54, of Southwest 37th Lane, Ocala, stopped in the 4600 block of State Road 200 for failing to drive in a straight line and sudden changes of lanes. After the field sobriety test, he was taken to the jail and his breath registered .14 and .13.

Julie L. Gradwohl, 40, of Southwest 101st Street Road, Ocala, was stopped after she came up behind a deputy at a high rate of speed and got so close he couldn’t see the headlights. The report says the vehicle slowed and then swerved off the road. She was stopped and told the deputy she was on medication. Later at the jail she registered no alcohol in her breath test, but allegedly said that she knew she was on medication and shouldn’t have been driving. The suspect is listed as a registered nurse and said her employer is the Williston Rehabilitation Center.

Rodolfo Palomera-Rodriguez, 41, of Northwest 141st Court, Williston, was stopped on Northwest 60th Avenue after crossing over lane markers several times. After allegedly failing the field sobriety test, he was taken to the jail, where his breath registered .08 and .07. In addition to DUI, he was also charged with driving with an expired driver’s license (2005).