Occupied vehicles burglarized at campground

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By The Staff

Three occupied vehicles parked at the Ocala RV Campground, 3200 S.W. 38th Ave., Ocala, were burglarized between late Monday, Aug. 24, and early Tuesday, Aug. 25, according to reports from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies checking one RV were then alerted to two more apparent burglaries, all of which occurred while the occupants were asleep. Only cash was taken, including $20 from one RV and $217 from another. The third entry netted the burglar no cash.

The investigation is continuing.

In the Forest Glenn subdivision, an unlocked vehicle was entered on Southwest 117th Lane Road and items worth $325, including a GPS and a garage door opener, were taken. The illegal entry was between 5 p.m. on Aug. 26 and 6 a.m. on Aug.27.

Two more shoplifting incidents were reported at Walmart, with one resulting in additional charges against the suspect.

Late in the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 29, deputies were called to the Southwest State Road 200 store after personnel had detained Laura A. Herdmann, 43, of Hudson. According to the report, she entered the store with four items she had previously purchased, picked up two more items, including a suitcase and a clock, and then sought a refund for all six items, including the two she had just picked up.

She was given a gift card, according to store policy, which she reportedly put in her purse, and then she was detained.

A search of her purse also allegedly turned up a glass tube that deputies said is normally used to smoke crack cocaine. There was also a prescription bottle which contained three pills, none of which matched the medication name on the bottle.

She was charged with retail petit theft, felony possession of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The other Walmart incident was on Monday, Aug. 24, at about 4:30 in the afternoon. Arrested was Shawn Cherie Wilson of Juniper Pass Circle, Ocala, age 33, who allegedly took a CD player, five CDs and two Starbucks Frappuccino drinks. She was charged with retail petit theft.

Compiled by Jim Clark