Marion County Sheriff's reports

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House-sitter arrested

By Jim Clark

A local woman who was a house-sitter for some neighbors was accused of grand theft, dealing in stolen property and violation of the pawn broker’s act after she allegedly took items from the neighbors’ home.

The couple were on vacation and, when they returned, discovered various items missing, including a gold rope chain, pendant and the woman’s wedding band.

Arrested was Christine L. Archer, 39, of Southwest 60th Terrace, Cherrywood Estates, Ocala. She allegedly pawned the items at Value Pawn Shop. She faces two counts of each of the charges, for a total of six counts, with a total bond of $16,000.

An Ocala man was arrested for no valid driver’s license and giving false information to a law enforcement officer after he was stopped for driving suspiciously in a mobile home park.

According to the report, Jose D. Popoca-Santos, 21, of Southwest 30th Street gave a deputy a false name and date of birth when he was asked for identification.

Joseph Michael Syracusa, 42, of Southwest 58th Street, was arrested for DUI after being stopped in a vehicle with a New York tag for having no tag light. After his arrest his breath alcohol was measured at 0.171 and 0.160.

Kayla A. Nunn, 23, of Northeast 52nd Street, was accused of DUI after being stopped for traveling 73 mph in a 45 mph zone on Southwest 80th Avenue. She was also being investigated by Ocala Police for leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

On Thursday, Aug. 5, agents from the Multi-Agency Drug Enforcement Team (MADET) arrested 47-year-old Wayne Chiaverini for selling marijuana from his workplace, Sportsman’s Lodge and Store, in Salt Springs.

In March of 2010, Chiaverini was arrested for possession with intent to distribute after agents investigated Chiaverini for selling marijuana out of his home. While he was out on bond, MADET agents received a tip that Chiaverini was selling marijuana from his home again and also his workplace. Last month, agents conducted an undercover buy at Chiaverini’s home and the Sportsman’s Lodge.

On Thursday, agents went back to the Sportsman’s Lodge; this time, to arrest Chiaverini. When they arrived, agents found 24 grams of marijuana, packaged for sale, thrown in a garbage can behind the store. Chiaverini was taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to distribute, and two counts of possession and sale of marijuana for the undercover buys conducted in July.