Public Records

  • Woman in pajamas, no shoes, arrested twice for DUI

    Drivers accused of DUI dominated the reports by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in the past week, including one who was stopped twice in three nights.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    A 46-year-old Ocala woman has been charged with forgery, uttering a forged instrument, and attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud after she allegedly took a forged prescription to CVS on Southwest 86th Circle.

    Carol Lou Born, of Southwest 104th Street, placed in the county jail on Jan. 5 under $7,000 bond. As of Tuesday, she had not been released, according to jail records.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    A young Ocala man was arrested when he and some friends carried a New Year’s Eve celebration a little too far and allegedly blew up a mailbox.

    Arrested was Bryant Joseph Rodriguez-Pascual, 19, of Southwest 10th Street, Ocala. He was accused of criminal mischief.

    According to the report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, a resident on Southwest 62nd Court reported that she saw three people leaving her area after her mailbox had blown up shortly after midnight on Jan. 1.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    A Liberty Middle School 11-year-old student found herself in hot water after she pulled the school’s fire alarm on a dare.

    The girl was turned in by another student who saw her do it, and police were called. She and her mother were informed that what she did was a first-degree misdemeanor.

    The girl and her mother were given the option of entering her in the WILA (work in lieu of arrest) program, which she accepted, effectively closing the case.

    3 A couple’s golf cart was apparently stolen while they ate dinner at a local restaurant.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    A student who allegedly showed a knife to others on a school bus was arrested and charged with having a weapon on school property.

    The Liberty Middle School youth had his backpack searched after school officials were told of the incident. A knife and a drawing of a crown with the word “Latin Kings” was also found, as was an empty plastic soda bottled which appeared to have been converted into paraphernalia for smoking marijuana.

  • People get caught trying to play without paying

    People get caught trying to play without paying

    Some people wanted to spend the holidays playing without paying, but as a result they could be celebrating with criminal records hanging over their heads.

    Black Friday at 8 a.m. saw the discovery of a pair of PSP boxes in the trash can at the front of Walmart on State Road 200. While the paperwork was still in the boxes, the systems themselves were missing.

    One of the boxes had some blood on it, indicating that whoever stole the item cut his hand while taking it.

  • Two incidents reported in Sun Valley

    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.

  • Man arrested after chase

    At approximately 1:46 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, K-9 Deputy Doug Watts observed a pickup truck traveling northbound in the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 441 near the 3500 block, headed right for him. The truck then crossed over a paved median and continued to travel north. Watts made a U-turn and initiated a pursuit.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    Deputies from Southwest Marion County were involved in a shooting incident last Saturday morning, but no one was injured.

    According to reports, deputies were called to a gas station at West State Road 40 and Southwest 60th Avenue by a woman from the International Villa apartments at 5232 S.W. 21st Place. She reported that her roommate had threatened her with a gun.

    The deputy checked for warrants for the suspect and confirmed an active warrant for failure to appear for arraignment for no driver’s license.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    Someone got a better bargain than the owner expected when he put his car up for sale.

    The Red Dodge Neon was parked at a lot on County Road 484 near Walmart, but sometime between Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at noon the vehicle disappeared.

    The theft was reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.