Villager arrested after leading police officer on 100 mph chase

Leondra McMahan

A Village of De La Vista man was arrested after leading a law enforcement officer on a chase at a speed of more than 100 miles per hour.A Howey in the Hills police officer was investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday when he spotted the vehicle drive through two stop signs and onto private property through a yard, … [Read more...]

Wildwood Kitchen and Bath employee arrested with fraudulent credit cards

Jorge Emilio Alonso Hernadez

An employee of Wildwood Kitchen and Bath was arrested Wednesday on multiple felony charges after he allegedly used fraudulent credits cards to purchase and resell fuel.The Department of Homeland Security contacted the Wildwood Police Department to inform officers that Jorge Emilio Alonso Hernadez, 26, of Ocala was suspected of using the … [Read more...]

Woman jailed after allegedly stealing clothes for her children at Beall’s

Georgianna Antich

A 33-year-old woman was arrested at Beall's after she allegedly stole clothes for her children.Georgianna Lang Antich of Belleview is alleged to have taken items without paying for them at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday from the store at 13687 U.S. 441.She went to her vehicle and then re-entered the store where she was detained by the store's … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man arrested on DUI after anonymous tip

Frankie Harris

A 47-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after law enforcement received an anonymous tip.Frankie E. Harris was pulled over at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at U.S. Hwy. 27 at Griffin State Park by Fruitland Park police. A check revealed that his driver's license had been suspended. The officer detected the … [Read more...]

Man arrested after allegedly dumping 600 to 800 gallons of sewage on Grays Airport Road

Robert Soltysiak

A 38-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly dumped 600 to 800 gallons of raw human waste sewage on property off Grays Airport Road.Lake County sheriff's deputies were called Tuesday to 39040 Grays Airport Road to investigate a complaint of illegal dumping.Deputies were able to track down Robert Allen Soltysiak of Leesburg … [Read more...]

Woman arrested on disorderly intoxication charge after disturbance

Lakisha Hendrix

A 35-year-old woman was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies after causing a disturbance.The sheriff's office was called at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to County Road 213 in Wildwood where Lakisha Michelle Hendrix, who appeared to be extremely intoxicated,  was yelling at another individual, according to the arrest report. Hendrix then attempted … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man accused of stealing his grandfather’s firearms

Raymond Hertzfeld

A 27-year-old Lady Lake man was jailed after he allegedly stole guns from his 76-year-old grandfather to fuel his drug habit.Raymond Francis Hertzfeld III was taken into custody Tuesday by Lady Lake police officers.He is alleged to have taken 12 firearms, ammunition and a leather holster all with a value of $8,120.Hertzfeld was reported … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Traffic Tickets March 16 – March 22, 2015

• George Chad Rainer, 41, was ticketed on a charge of speeding at 1:50 p.m. March 17 on Teague Trail and Fennell Boulevard.• Georgianna Lang Antich, 33, was ticketed on a charge of driving while license suspended at 8:25 p.m. March 16 on U. S. Hwy. 27/441 and Wales Plaza• Gregory Scott Geyer, 51, was ticketed on a charge of driving while … [Read more...]

Villages restaurant employee jailed after fight in parking lot

John Servo

A 21-year-old Villages restaurant employee was arrested Wednesday after a fight with his girlfriend in the restaurant's Spanish Springs parking lot.John Louis Servo was arguing with his live-in girlfriend over a car key in the parking lot behind Luigino's at 1101 Main St., according to an arrest report from the Lady Lake Police … [Read more...]

68-year-old Villager cited for marijuana possession

A 68-year-old Villager will  have to appear in Lake County Court in April after being cited by Lady Lake police for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Harry J. Fox of 1232 Avenida de las  Casas, was issued the citation at 3:25 a.m. March 21. He was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.He is due in court April 7. … [Read more...]

Woman arrested on DUI charge near Sumter Sheriff’s Annex

Jane Blankenship

A 53-year-old Ocala woman was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest Monday morning near the intersection of County Road 466 and Morse Boulevard.A citizen walked into the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Annex at the intersection and reported a Silver Jeep that had been driving erratically. The vehicle was located … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man arrested after breaking windows with wrench

James McPeters

A 26-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested after he allegedly used a wrench to break out the windows of a truck Monday night in front of his wife and three young children.A Lake County sheriff's deputy had been called to Eagles Nest Road to investigate a report of battery. The deputy was told that James Roy McPeters had forcibly pulled his … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man arrested with Oxycodone in vehicle

Robert Gibson

A 36-year-old Lady Lake man with a record as a habitual driving offender was arrested Friday by Lady Lake police after he was found back on the road.Robert Joseph Gibson was behind the wheel Friday and when he was pulled over by a police officer, Gibson told the officer he was "going fishing."During the traffic stop, the officer discovered … [Read more...]

Driver with suspended license, no proof of insurance arrested in The Villages

Jennifer Bjork

A 22-year-old Lady Lake woman was arrested Thursday on a charge of driving with a suspended license.Jennifer Marie Bjork was driving at 8:44 p.m. Thursday on County Road 466 in The Villages, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.Her license had been suspended in November for delinquency in support.The … [Read more...]

Police respond to report of intoxicated man firing weapons

Zachary Adams

A 28-year-old Lady Lake man was arrested after police were called about a report of an intoxicated man firing weapons, including an AK-47.Lady Lake police responded shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday to the residence of Zachary Taite Adams on Oakridge Drive.There they discovered the AK-47 and two handguns on the floor of the vehicle.Adams told … [Read more...]