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Crime, police reports, and local investigations for Ocala, Marion County, and the surrounding communities.

Maryland woman with Nebraska tags and suspended Iowa license arrested

A Maryland woman driving a high-end vehicle with a Nebraska license plate and no tag light was arrested last week.

Umatilla woman behind bars after caught driving pickup with no registered owner

A habitual traffic offender was arrested last week after a Marion County sheriff’s deputy spotted her driving a Dodge pickup with the wrong license tag on it.

Ocala duo jailed after short police chase

A man was charged with fleeing and eluding law enforcement and his passenger was charged with possession of marijuana after a 1.3-mile police chase in Ocala on Sunday night.

Ocala man charged after brandishing empty shotgun

An Ocala man admitted he “did something stupid because of his temper” when he pointed a double-barrel shotgun at a family member during an argument last week.

Cell phone apparently stolen from customer’s cart at Wal-Mart

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the reported theft of a cell phone from a customer at a Wal-Mart store in Ocala.

Ocala man with a black eye jailed after nasty spat

An Ocala man who called 911 when he saw his black eye in the mirror the morning after a fight was determined to be the aggressor in the incident and arrested.

26-year-old man found dead in Ocala after apparent hit-and-run crash

A 26-year-old man was found dead in Ocala on Sunday morning, the apparent victim of a hit-and-run crash.

Wrong-way Ocala driver charged with DUI in I-75 crash

A 21-year-old Ocala woman who was driving south on the northbound side of Interstate 75 was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol after a single-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in Reddick.

Ocklawaha woman jailed after caught swapping labels on merchandise

An Ocala Police officer was called to an Ocala Wal-Mart last week after a woman was caught swapping labels on merchandise.

Cup-throwing Marion County school bus driver jailed after violent altercation

A Marion County school bus driver was arrested Thursday afternoon after a co-worker claimed he was attacked with a Yeti-type cup.

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