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

Ocala Police searching for violent bandit who injured shoe store employee

Ocala Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a violent bandit wanted for robbery.

Fifth-grader suspended after sheriff’s deputy investigates possible gang sign in video

The school resource officer at an Ocala elementary school was called into action last week when it appeared as if a male fifth-grader had flashed a gang sign during the filming of a video for an upcoming ceremony.

Reddick elementary school official discovers wallet missing from his backpack

A school resource officer was called for help this past Wednesday after a Reddick teacher realized his wallet was missing.

Ocala woman accused of using nails like claws on bloodied man’s face

An Ocala woman is behind bars after being accused of scratching a man’s face with her fingernails during a domestic altercation early Wednesday.

Homeless woman gives phony name after being caught entering vacant house

A homeless woman was charged with giving a false name to a law enforcement officer when she was caught entering a vacant house in Ocala on Wednesday night.

Ocala restaurant founder and retired postal worker nabbed in human trafficking sweep

The co-founder of an Ocala Italian eatery and a retired postal inspector are behind bars in Hernando County in connection with a human trafficking case.

Silver Springs woman tased after grabbing handcuffs during arrest

A Silver Springs woman with a dozen previous arrests grabbed a set of handcuffs from a deputy and withstood a jolt from a taser before finally being subdued and arrested early Monday morning.

Homeless man charged with trespassing at Publix in Belleview

A homeless man was arrested Monday and charged with trespassing at the Publix store in Belleview.

Fight between deaf couple ends with Belleview man behind bars

A Belleview man was charged with domestic battery Monday after allegedly grabbing a woman after she slammed a door.

Woman known worldwide for smiling mugshot sentenced in crash that killed Sarasota woman

A woman who gained worldwide attention last year for her smiling jail mugshot after a horrific crash left another woman clinging to life for four days has been sentenced in the case. We've got video from the hearing.

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