Public Records

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    Three more individuals were charged with retail theft recently after incidents at Walmart on State Road 200.

    On Thursday, Oct. 22, late in the afternoon, Michael Anthony Roman, 19, of the 13,600 block of Northwest 3rd Street, was charged with retail grand theft. According to a report from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Roman was spotted by the loss prevention officer, pushing a shopping cart of merchandise. He allegedly went to two different doors, watched the greeter for several minutes, then left the produce/grocery side without paying for the items.

  • Pickup truck stolen

    A white Ford F250 pickup truck, with the company’s logo on the doors, was stolen from Windows Plus on Southwest 74th Avenue sometime between Friday, Oct. 16 and Monday, Oct. 19.

    A chain on a fenced compound was cut and the thief or thieves entered and took the truck.

    In the only other case reported this week by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Southwest substation, deputies arrested Daren James Register, 43, of Southwest 11th Place, Ocala, for DUI, driving while license suspended or revoked habitual and refusing to submit to a breath test.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    A Southwest Ocala woman was arrested Monday, Oct. 12, and charged with prostitution after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office used a confidential source to make an appointment.

    Kimberly Rose, 41, of 6721 S.W. 88th St., was arrested at 11 a.m. Monday after a confidential source was used to make an appointment that involved payment of $250 for sex.

    According to a news release, when the source arrived at Rose’s home for the “appointment,” he paid the suspect the $4250 and agents entered the home and arrested Rose for prostitution.

  • Two arrested with small child in car

    For the second time in three weeks, someone has been arrested for DUI with a small child in the vehicle.

    This time it occurred on Oct. 1 at approximately 3 a.m., when a pickup truck was spotted making a turn on a red light at State Road 200 and Southwest 60th Avenue. Deputy Joseph Tussey followed the vehicle and pulled it over on Southwest 65th Avenue Road.

    Inside he found Jeremy Bryant, 25, and Erica L. Steadt, 20, along with an infant who was lying in but not strapped into a car seat.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    An incident report from the Southwest office of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office has a familiar ring. Similar crimes have occurred in the area recently.

    On Sept. 24, a utility trailer in the Walmart parking lot was entered and a Stihl brand pole saw, valued at $800, was taken. Deputy John Rawls investigated.

    There have been other tool and construction thefts in the past month.

  • Marion County Sheriff's reports

    A suspect in a purse-snatching outside Canopy Oaks is still at large after he broke away from an attempted arrest and ran into the nearby woods.

    The Marion County Sheriff’s Office reported that a woman was shopping in Publix on Sept. 22 at about 5 p.m. She had taken her groceries to her minivan and was loading them from the cart when a white male came up and snatched her purse from the front of the cart, then took off on foot;. He was stopped by a deputy, but then bolted into the woods and evaded capture.

    Deputy Christine Peters investigated.

  • More thefts from unlocked vehicles

    A local businessman who parked his truck behind a Corridor restaurant to have lunch on Sept. 8 came out to find that a leaf blower had been stolen from the back of his pickup truck.

    Sgt. Grady Grimes investigated the theft at Chili’s on Southwest State Road 200.

    3 Sometime between 10 p.m. on Sept. 11 and 6 a.m. Sept. 12, someone removed items from two vehicles on Southwest 110th Lane in Sun Valley.

  • Equipment thefts continued along Corridor

    Following a recent report of a theft of equipment from the back of a truck which was parked outside a local restaurant, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is listing two more thefts involving equipment.

    One such theft occurred at the Lowe’s parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 19, about noon. A local worker stopped to get supplies for his business and later noticed that a blower had been removed from the back of his truck. According to the report, it was valued at $173.

    Officer Edward Graham investigated.

  • Man arrested for DUI has three prior convictions

    A Southwest Ocala man was arrested late Friday, Sept. 4, and accused of DUI and diving while license suspended or revoked.

    According to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report, Deputy Franco Porcelli observed Paul James Dowie, 36, of Southwest 56th Avenue, driving a 1995 van traveling eastbound in about the 7000 block of State Road 200 with an inoperative left headlight. The van eventually came to a stop at Southwest 60th Avenue after changing lanes twice without using a signal, when the officer tried to make the traffic stop.

  • Occupied vehicles burglarized at campground

    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.