Police Report - April 10, 2009

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By The Staff

Patient goes on carjacking

spree in three counties

A distraught patient at The Centers, 5664 S.W. 60th Ave., pushed her way past an employee and out the door and into the street about 7:15 p.m. April 1. She then ran in front of a car driven by an employee of The Centers, opened the driver’s unlocked door and pulled the driver out of her car, according to a sheriff’s report.

As sheriff’s deputies looked for the women, the Ocala Police Department called in reference to a four-vehicle crash, which they believed the patient was involved in before leaving the scene.

At approximately 9 p.m., the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office called in reference to an attempted carjacking and battery in their area. The suspect, who they also believed was the same woman, battered another person but returned to the stolen car and left the scene.

About 10 minutes later, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office called and reported that they had possibly located the woman in their county.

She was taken to the Levy County jail and charged with robbery and carjacking.

Vehicles burglarized

at Our Place lounge

She arrived to the Our Place Lounge on S.R. 200 at approximately 9 p.m. on March 28. When she returned to her car at approximately 1:30 a.m. on March 29, the woman discovered the front passenger window had been broken and a blackberry cell phone valued at $300, a Nokia cell phone worth $150 and about 20 CDs valued at $200 were missing from the car.

On the same evening, another customer of the business went out to her vehicle and noticed the driver’s side window had two bullet type holes in it, according to a sheriff’s report. Nothing was reported missing.

Four Corridor businesses

Burglarized on same night

At approximately 8 a.m. on March 27, the owner of 2nd Chance Consignment found the front door smashed in and items missing. A $300 cash register, approximately $20 in coins, a pewter coin with an angel on it and a fraud marker were stolen from the business, according to a sheriff’s report.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. on the same day, the owner of Ocala Carpet and Tile was contacted due to a window being broken at his business. Though nothing appeared to be missing, the back door was found unlocked.

Landshark Computer Solutions on S.R. 200 also had its front door broken open, sometime between 6 p.m. on March 26 and 8 a.m. March 27,

When the owner went inside the business, he discovered the cash register was open and the plastic tray was missing, which had approximately $1 in coins in it, according to a sheriff’s report. Nothing else was taken from the business.

When she arrived to Melia’s Salon in Circle Square Plaza on March 27, the business owner also discovered the front window smashed, according to a sheriff’s report. Nothing else was damaged or reported stolen.

Vandals throw

battery acid on cars

What is suspected as battery acid was thrown on two vehicles at a S.W. 66th Street home on March 29. The substance made the paint peel away from the front part of one vehicle, causing an estimated $4,000 in damage. The other vehicle sustained damage on the front passenger side and rear passenger door. Damage, according to the police report, was approximately $7,000.

Gun stolen

from business owner

Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 27, a.40-caliber handgun, valued at $400, was taken from an unlocked car parked behind Little Joey’s Pizza on S.R. 200, according to a sheriff’s report.