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Ring worth $2,600 stolen from unlocked SUV

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By The Staff

Marion County

Sheriff’s Office

On Aug. 4, a Forest Glen couple discovered both of their vehicles had been burglarized.

The woman’s Ford Expedition was found with its passenger side door ajar and a gold ring valued at $2,600, two cases of CDs worth $1,200 and one case of children’s DVD movies valued at $500 were stolen from the unlocked SUV.

A GPS unit, DVD player and costume jewelry was also inside of the vehicle, but it was not taken, according to a sheriff’s report.

The man’s Toyota Camry, which was also left unlocked, had a GPS unit stolen. However, a large amount of change was not taken.

SUV burglarized

in Marco Polo Village

When they accidentally left her Ford Excursion unlocked overnight, it was burglarized.

On Aug. 4, two laptops and their various components were found stolen from the SUV, which had been parked on Southwest 115th Loop, according to a sheriff’s report.

The suspect failed to take the $300 in cash that was in the center console, a Tom Tom GPS unit, a collection of more than 200 CDs and other small items.

Woman arrested

for battery

When a Marion Landing couple began arguing on Aug. 5, the wife started drinking and ultimately armed herself with a large kitchen knife, according to a sheriff’s report.

She began chasing her husband around the home with the cutlery and when he attempted to take it away, she began to scratch him.

The woman was later taken to Ocala Regional Medical Center for treatment, but refused it and walked out of the hospital. Law enforcement found her approximately four blocks away from the facility, where she had fallen into some bushes, according to a sheriff’s report.

Marion County Fire Rescue responded to the scene to provide medical treatment, but she again refused it.

Patricia P Smith, 68, of Ocala, was arrested and charged with simple battery-domestic, aggravated assault-domestic and resisting without violence. She was taken to the Marion County Jail.

Tools stolen

from Bahia Oaks shed

On Aug. 7, he went to his father’s home on Southwest 63rd Lane Road to mow the lawn and noticed a window on the shed was opened all the way, according to a sheriff’s report. The window is usually left cracked.

When he went inside, he discovered two weed eaters and a pole saw were missing.

Though the son had been to the residence approximately two weeks earlier, he did not go into the shed on that day.

Miami man

arrested at Walmart

A loss prevention employee at the Walmart Supercenter noticed a shopper leave the store with four landscaping lights without attempting to pay for the merchandise on Aug. 7, according to a sheriff’s report.

When the employee confronted the shopper, who had walked out of the store, he attempted to get away. After a struggle, the employee took the lights from him and escorted him to the security office.

Terry LaRosa Kitchen, 34, of Miami, was arrested and charged with petty retail theft and resisting a merchant. He was given a trespass warning from the store and was taken to the Marion County Jail.

The four lights were valued at $17.04.

Man found slumped

over steering wheel

On Aug. 8, a sheriff’s deputy noticed a vehicle pulled off the side of the road in the middle of an entrance to a closed business.

The driver’s side door was open and it appeared that the driver was slumped over the steering wheel, according to a sheriff’s report. When the deputy approached the black Mazda, the driver sat up.

At that time, the deputy saw vomit on the ground, door and on the pants of the driver.

A computer check revealed his license had multiple suspensions on it. The man was searched and a plastic bag containing 4.4 grams of marijuana was found in his pocket.

He was asked to perform several field sobriety tests and was later arrested.

Francisco Jose Lira, 32, of Inglis, was charged with possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, driving under the influence and driving while license is suspended or revoked. He was taken to the Marion County Jail.

He took a breath test at the jail, which gave results of .162 and .165, according to a sheriff’s report.

Merchandise stolen

while couple out of town

When two items were delivered to their home while they were on vacation, a Southwest 96th Street couple returned to find both items had been stolen.

A Wilson golf club had been delivered via Fed Ex on July 28 and a Kodak digital camera was delivered to their front porch on July 30, according to a sheriff’s report.