Vehicles burglarized in Majestic Oaks

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By The Staff

Unlocked vehicles in Majestic Oaks were easy marks for burglars the night of Nov. 10 or early morning Nov. 11. A 50-year-old woman on S.W. 85th Street reported that she forgot to lock her 2002 Cadillac after she brought her daughter home from golf practice.

The next afternoon, Nov. 11, she opened the trunk to find a black Calloway golf bag and assorted clubs were missing, according to a Sheriff’s Office report. The clubs and bag were valued at $1,890.

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On Tuesday afternoon, a neighbor on 85th Street discovered the ashtray of his 2008 Ford pickup had been pulled out and $90 in cash was missing. The 50-year-old man also reported four pairs of $80 Oakley sunglasses missing from his truck.

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On 86th Place a weak truck battery may have caused a 35-year-old man’s pickup to not lock when he pressed the remote the evening of Nov. 10. The next morning, the Chevrolet appeared to have been ransacked and the owner reported a Magellan satellite receiver, Dewalt cordless drill, a pair of Oakley sunglasses and two rolls of quarters missing.

A suspicious white SUV was seen lingering in Majestic Oaks the evening of Nov. 10, according to a sheriff’s report.

Trailer full of

tools stolen

A 23-year-old man parked his truck and enclosed work trailer in the driveway of his home on S.W. 71st Court the night of Nov. 10 and locked them both. The next morning he went to the Kangaroo station at S.R. 200 and 103rd Street Road to get gas for a generator in the trailer, according to a sheriff’s report.

To his surprise, the door lock was broken and tools and equipment in the trailer were missing. Stolen equipment included a Troybuilt generator, five electric saws, an air compressor, two nail guns, a drill, miscellaneous hand tools, and a tool box containing a circular saw, saws-all, drill and flashlight. After searching the cab of his Dodge Ram pickup the man reported $245 in cash was also missing.

House key and CDs

missing after garage sale

A woman had a garage sale at her Libra Oaks apartment Nov. 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and left about an hour after it was over. When she returned that night the front door was opened and she reported that 60 to 70 DVDs were missing.

The 33-year-old victim also noticed a house key was missing and suspects that someone took it during the yard sale, according to a sheriff’s report.

Loss prevention employees

are busy at Wal-Mart

On Nov. 7, a loss prevention employee at the Wal-Mart Supercenter reported that a shopper took a $38 watch from a shelf and attempted to return it at the customer service desk, where he was told he had to return it to the jewelry counter.

After the transaction was complete the loss prevention officer made contact with the man, escorted him to the office and called the Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Glenn Brizendine, 21, of Ocala, was arrested, charged with petty retail theft, and taken to the Marion County Jail.

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A Wal-Mart loss prevention employee reported seeing a woman walking through the store with a cartful of meat that had already been bagged on Nov. 8. He confronted the woman after she passed all points of sale with $288 worth of meat products and left the store.

She is accused of picking up empty bags and a current receipt from the parking lot before entering the store. Amy Lynn Smith, 32, of Lexington, Kentucky, was arrested, charged with retail petty theft, and taken to the Marion County Jail.

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On Nov. 9, a Wal-Mart loss prevention specialist saw a customer walk through a check-out lane while pushing a cart full of dog food, steaks and other items that were not paid for, according to a sheriff’s report.

When the employee confronted the shopper he continued walking toward the parking lot with $245 worth of merchandise and struggled briefly with the employee before he was stopped.

Leon Travis Flatt, 27, of Dunnellon, was issued a trespass warning, arrested and charged with petty retail theft and resisting a merchant. He was taken to the Marion County Jail.

Woman charged with

petty theft at Bealls

When a woman walked around Beall’s department store more than two hours and collected 30 items on Nov. 12, she got the attention of a loss prevention employee. She is accused of entering a fitting room and coming out with items missing, and concealing a pair of earrings in her jacket pocket.

When the woman left the store without paying, she was stopped by two employees who reported finding $121 worth of earrings and clothing in her purse, according to a sheriff’s report. The woman is also accused of taking two pairs of shoes on Oct. 23.

Soldoina Migliore, 57, of Ocala, was arrested, charged with petty retail theft, issued a trespass warning, and given a notice to appear in court.