Villager sentenced to 55 days in Lake County Jail

A Villager has been released from the Lake County Jail after being sentenced to 55 days in jail with credit for time served. Thomas Edward McVay, 43, of 1316 Teakwod Lane, pleaded no contest Feb. 20 in front of Judge Donna F. Miller to a charge of driving while license suspended. He had previously been […]

Chula Vista pool open until 11 p.m. again

The Chula Vista pool lighting has been upgraded and the pool has now resumed its normal closure time of 11 p.m. Upgrades to lighting are also coming to  Southside, Hilltop and Paradise pools. The upgrades will also allow those pools to be open at night, too. Night swimming was halted last year after a health […]

Husband and wife from Indiana killed on I-75 in Sumter County

A husband and wife from Marion, Ind. were killed in an accident at 2:25 p.m. Friday on Interstate 75 in Sumter County. The couple has not been identified pending notification of next of kin, according to an accident report from the Florida Highway Patrol. The couple had been traveling in a 2003 GMC Envoy in […]

Lady Lake man arrested after alleged bar fight

Jeremy Olive

A 29-year-old Lady Lake man has been arrested after an alleged bar fight earlier this month. Jeremy Eugene Olive of 7363 Circle Drive had allegedly hit another individual with a bar stool, shattered a window and threw a chair at a door Feb. 13 at the Jesse Black Saloon in Leesburg. He then went out […]

Fruitland Park man back behind bars after second DUI arrest

Karl Chepolis

A 51-year-old Fruitland Park man recently released from jail was arrested again Wednesday on a new charge of driving under the influence. Fruitland Park police had received a report that Karl Chepolis was driving to a Kangaroo station to possibly buy alcohol. The caller indicated to police the fear that Chepolis might hurt someone. Chepolis […]

Stepped-up patrols in Villages, but two new burglaries reported

Stepped-up patrols and an intensive investigation continue in The Villages in the wake of a string of burglaries. Two new burglaries were reported Tuesday, these in the Village of Hadley and the Village of Pinellas. The Village of Hadley home was located on Saffron Lane and the Pinellas burglary took place on Yearling Way. Thousands […]

Wildwood man arrested on drug charges after K-9 alerts on vehicle

Michael Garza

A 25-year-old Wildwood man was arrested on drug charges early Wednesday morning after a K-9 unit alerted on his vehicle while parked at a grocery store in Leesburg. Michael R. Garza is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after his arrest by Leesburg police. Garza […]