Public Records

  • Determined burglar makes off with model trucks

    Not once, but twice in two days the alarm was activated at Rob’s Hobby World at approximately 1 a.m. On Dec. 15, a deputy arrived at the S.R. 200 business to find the front door glass smashed out, according to a sheriff’s report. The owner came to his shop but did not find anything missing.

    The following morning, Dec. 16, the hobby shop alarm in 103rd Street Plaza went off again. This time it was determined that merchandise was missing; two Traxxas brand remote control trucks valued at $389 each and a XTM remote control truck worth $219.

    Ropes taken from

  • Irene Marie Radke,

    56, of Oak Run

    Irene Marie Radke, 56, of Oak Run, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, at her residence. She was born in Syracuse, N.Y. and lived in Ocala since August 2008.

    Mrs. Radke was a hotel clerk. She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church. She enjoyed exercising and walking on the beach.

  • Ocala woman

    arrested at Bealls

    On Dec.1, a loss prevention employee for the Beall’s Outlet spotted a shopper selecting two toys and then putting them into a bag, according to a sheriff’s report. The woman then passed all points of sale without stopping and was apprehended outside the store.

    Anita C. Lesner, 49, of Ocala, was arrested and charged with petty retail theft. She was given a notice to appear in court.

    The toys were valued at $58.95.

    Suspect takes

    off with vodka

  • Woman scams Corridor churches

    A Marion County woman, who is accused of going to area churches requesting prayer for her sick daughter, was arrested on Dec. 12 for scamming some Corridor churches of money. On Dec. 5, a sheriff’s deputy went to Crossroads Community Church on S.W. 60th Avenue to talk to them about their encounter with the woman.

    The woman allegedly came to the church in late September or early October and asked for parishioners to pray for her sick child, who was in need of an a kidney transplant, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • At approximately 3:45 a.m. on Nov. 25, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on S.W. 103rd Loop in the Hidden Lake subdivision. At the home, John Brinson, 42, was found dead in a wooded area behind a neighbor’s house.

    Witnesses at the scene reported hearing multiple gun shots and said the suspect left in a dark colored vehicle, according to a sheriff’s office press release.


    Emily D. Young,

    91, of Ocala

    Emily D. Young, 91, of Ocala, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008 in Ocala. She was born in Clark Township, N.J. She came here from West Palm Beach in 1973 and lived here 35 years.

    Mrs. Young was a retired seamstress. She also was a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Marion Oaks, and Eastern Star in North Carolina.

    Survivors include her son, Stanley Albers of Hazlet, N.J., daughter Laverne Sawickie of West Palm Beach, stepdaughter Lillian Hall of Ocala, and stepson Kenny Young of China.

  • Vehicles burglarized in Majestic Oaks

    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.