Public Records

  • Suspicious incidents reported at two more churches in area

    Two more churches were added to the list of burglaries or suspicious incidents in the area recently.

    3 On Aug. 20, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Living Waters Wesleyan Church on County Road 484. It appeared that someone had tried to force entry into a rear storage room.

  • Ring worth $2,600 stolen from unlocked SUV

    Marion County

    Sheriff’s Office

    On Aug. 4, a Forest Glen couple discovered both of their vehicles had been burglarized.

    The woman’s Ford Expedition was found with its passenger side door ajar and a gold ring valued at $2,600, two cases of CDs worth $1,200 and one case of children’s DVD movies valued at $500 were stolen from the unlocked SUV.

    A GPS unit, DVD player and costume jewelry was also inside of the vehicle, but it was not taken, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Pair arrested at Walmart Supercenter

    On July 28, a loss prevention officer from the Walmart Supercenter noticed a man, woman and child walking through the store. The woman was carrying a large handbag that appeared to be empty, according to a sheriff’s report.

    As the employee watched, he saw them select merchandise and then put it in the purse or under the man’s shirt.

    After passing all points of checkout, the employee stopped them. The estimated value of the 11 pieces of merchandise was $117.68.

  • Police Report - July 2, 2009

    Beverly Hills man

    arrested for drugs

    While a Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was patrolling the Chatmire area on June 25, he noticed a 1999 white Toyota that failed to stop at the intersection of S.W. 198th Terrace and S.W. 108th Lane.

    When the vehicle was stopped, the driver gave the deputy his Florida identification card instead of a license. A computer check revealed his driver’s license had been revoked for five years and he is on “habitual traffic offender status,” according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Police Report - May 29, 2009

    On May 19, the manager of the Dollar General store on S.W. 86th Circle called the sheriff’s office regarding a theft. He reported three shoppers put merchandise into bags, left the store and then took off in a blue Cadillac, according to a sheriff’s report.

    He watched as the two women and man drove across the street to the CVS . 85th Circle, and then left after a few minutes. He then saw the car across the street at Big Lots, off S.R. 200.

  • Arrests made in vehicle burglaries

    On July 14, two arrests were made in connection with vehicle burglaries along the Corridor.

    Livingstone Romadell Jones, 22, of Ocala, was charged with two counts of dealing in stolen property, two counts of conveyance burglary, grand theft and petty theft.

  • Suspected bank robber caught within minutes

    On July 17,  at approximately 2:15 p.m., an armed man entered the S.R. 200 Florida Credit Union and demanded money, according to a sheriff’s press release.

    After robbing the bank, he fled the scene in a black and silver Grand Marquis. A few minutes later, he was spotted driving south on Interstate 75. He was stopped and taken to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office for questioning and was later arrested.

  • Truck seen weaving along U.S. 40

    On July 9, a green pick up truck was seen “straddling” the white line on U.S. 40 and was spotted weaving in and out of the middle lane, according to a sheriff’s report.

    When the truck was stopped, the driver smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes. He also did not have a valid Florida driver’s license and instead handed the deputy his Mexican identification card.

    He was asked to perform several field sobriety tests and was later arrested.

  • Walgreens on S.W. 60th Avenue robbed

    A sheriff’s deputy responded to the Walgreens store off Southwest 60th Avenue on June 30, after the alarm was activated due to glass being broken.

    The deputy found the side window to the store busted out and approximately 60 cartons of cigarettes missing. The stolen cigarettes were valued at about $1,800, according to the sheriff’s report.

    Furnishing stolen

    from model home

  • String of burglaries reported

    Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to investigate a string of burglaries, most of unlocked vehicles, during the past week.

    3 On June 10, a resident of S.W.116th Place noticed a friend’s motorcycle trailer was gone from his backyard, according to a sheriff’s report. The 2002 trailer was valued at $900.