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Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods seeks help in locating sex offender

Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods is asking for the public’s help in locating a 47-year-old man who is wanted for two counts of failure to comply with sexual offender registration requirements.

Ocala police asking for help identifying man who allegedly stole alcohol from Circle K

The Ocala Police Department is turning to the community to help identify a man who is suspected of stealing several alcoholic beverages from the Circle K located at 1702 S Pine Avenue.

Silver Springs man jailed after stealing pickup truck, trailer, and UTV

A 26-year-old Silver Springs man was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff's Office after he admitted to stealing a Ford flatbed pickup truck, Triple Crown trailer, and Polaris Ranger utility task vehicle.

15-year-old boy arrested by MCSO after burglarizing vehicles, fleeing in stolen pickup truck

A 15-year-old boy was arrested in Ocala after he admitted to burglarizing multiple vehicles, vandalizing a law enforcement officer’s patrol car, and fleeing in a pickup truck that was reported stolen.

Three women suspected of stealing $18,000 worth of merchandise from Sunglass Hut in Ocala

The Ocala Police Department is turning to the public to help identify three women who are suspected of stealing $18,000 worth of merchandise from the Sunglass Hut located at the Paddock Mall.

Fort McCoy woman arrested on 11 counts of sexual activity involving dogs

A 58-year-old Fort McCoy woman was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office after she was accused of showing an inmate videos of herself engaging in sexual activity with several dogs.

Man arrested by Belleview police after robbing bank, making bomb threat

A 21-year-old Altoona man was arrested by the Belleview Police Department after he admitted to robbing a local bank and making a bomb threat.

Ocklawaha man accused of breaking unlocked front door, strangling female victim

A 36-year-old Ocklawaha man was arrested after a female victim accused him of breaking her home's unlocked front door and strangling her. 

UDEST receives ‘Drug Unit of the Year’ Award for second consecutive year

On July 21, the Florida Narcotics Officers’ Association recognized the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team as the ‘Statewide Drug Unit of the Year' for the second consecutive year.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office identifies teen victim who was fatally shot in Citra

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the teenage victim who was shot and killed near the 4700 block of W Highway 318 in Citra on Saturday morning.

MCSO detectives investigating fatal shooting in Citra

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit is seeking more information from the community regarding a fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday morning in Citra.

Ocala teen accused of stealing pickup truck, handgun

A 17-year-old boy was arrested by the Ocala Police Department after he admitted to stealing a pickup truck and a firearm that was inside the vehicle.

Skeletal remains found behind warehouse in Ocala

Major Crimes detectives with the Ocala Police Department are conducting an investigation after skeletal remains were found on Wednesday morning behind a warehouse in Ocala.

Man on felony probation arrested by MCSO deputy after fleeing in stolen SUV

A 29-year-old man on felony probation was arrested in Ocala after he was caught driving a sports utility vehicle that had been reported stolen.

Ocala man charged with pawning stolen weed eater

A 19-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he admitted to stealing a victim’s weed eater and pawning it at a local store.

MCSO asking for help identifying two men suspected of breaking into vehicles at Silver Springs State Park

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is turning to the public to help identify two men who are suspected of breaking into several vehicles at Silver Springs State Park, stealing credit/debit cards belonging to the victims, and using those cards to purchase over $6,000 worth of merchandise from local stores.

Ocala police arrest 41-year-old man on 30 counts of human sex trafficking

The Ocala Police Department arrested a 41-year-old man from Texas over the weekend who is accused of human sex trafficking.

Man driving stolen vehicle arrested in Reddick after fleeing MCSO deputy

A 43-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he fled from a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy while driving a Nissan sedan that was reported stolen.

Man jailed after being accused of breaking into several homes in Fairfield Village neighborhood

A 34-year-old Bushnell man was arrested after he was accused of breaking into several homes in the Fairfield Village neighborhood in Ocala.

Ocala man arrested after allegedly lying on federal firearm form at gun dealer

A 24-year-old Ocala man was recently arrested on a two-count indictment charging him with making a materially false statement on a federal firearm form and causing a Federal Firearm Licensee to maintain false information in its official records.

Seven adults, teen arrested after illegal cockfighting operation discovered in Ocala

Seven adults and a teenager were arrested over the weekend after an illegal cockfighting operation was discovered in Ocala.

Ocklawaha man accused of stealing pickup truck with child in back seat

A 39-year-old Ocklawaha man was arrested after he was accused of stealing a pickup truck with a child in the back seat.

Ocala man jailed after being accused of battering female victim during argument over cellphone message

A 25-year-old Ocala man was arrested after he was accused of battering a female victim during an argument over a message that was received on his cellphone.

Ocala Police Department asking for help identifying Lowe’s theft suspect

The Ocala Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who is suspected of stealing approximately $600 worth of merchandise from the Lowe’s located at 4600 E Silver Springs Boulevard.