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Two incidents reported in Sun Valley

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Marion County Sheriff's reports

By Jim Clark

Two incidents were reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in the Sun Valley area.

On Nov. 20, a resident on Southwest 110th Street reported a burglary of a residence. Items taken included two shotguns, an MP3 player, a generator, two bows, a necklace, a wedding band set, three sets of earrings and necklaces, a safe containing $2,000 of miscellaneous valuables, a laptop computer and loose currency and change.

The house was entered through a window, and a garage door was pried open.

Also in Sun Valley, criminal mischief was reported at a house on Southwest 108th Lane. The house is vacant and for sale.

In other reports:

3 A tailgate was stolen from a pickup truck, evidently while it was parked at Friendship Center on State Road 200. The victim works at Winn-Dixie, and was away from the vehicle for six hours on Nov. 21.

3 A man was arrested for retail theft at Walmart after he went through the self-scanners and allegedly only scanned two of the many items in his cart. Osmany Betancourt, 27, of Southwest 34th Street, was accused of taking soap, candy bars, one box of Crunch and Munch, coffee, cheese singles, a plant, shoes, a pen, a rug and garden soil. The items he reportedly paid for included an azalea plant and a bag of charcoal, total worth $10.53. The other items were worth $73.65.

3 Johnny Merced, 50, of Southwest 103rd Place, was accused of DUI and refusal to submit to a breath test after being stopped for driving erratically on Southwest 95th Street. Records show he had two previous DUI convictions and also had a prior refusal to submit to a breath test. He also has a business-purpose driver’s license.

A passenger, also intoxicated, was taken home.