Lady Lake man arrested on DUI charge while riding bicycle

Ronald Phillip Orr

A Lady Lake man is facing a charge of driving under the influence following his arrest by a Fruitland Park police office. Ronald Phillip Orr, 50, was riding his bicycle on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 near Gray's Airport Road at 11:14 p.m. April 17, according to the arrest report. He failed field sobriety exercises, according to the arrest report.  He … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations April 17-20, 2014

• Sheila Latonya Garcia, 38, was ticketed on a charge of no proof of insurance at 5:07 p.m. April 20 at U.S. Hwy. 27/441 at Water Oak Boulevard. • Christy Nanette Hoefly, 26, was ticketed on a charge of no proof of insurance at 9:37 a.m. April 17 at County Road 25 and U.S. Hwy. 27/441. • Pedro Foster, 23, was ticketed on a charge of violation … [Read more...]

Transient arrested after taking DVD

Kevin Knaus

A transient from Texas was arrested early Saturday morning after he allegedly tried to steal a DVD from the Hess/Wilco gas station at 744 E. State Road 44 in Wildwood. Kevin Knaus, 40, was taken into custody after he attempted to put the DVD in his pants and leave without paying for it, according to the arrest report from the Sumter County … [Read more...]

Wildwood woman arrested on battery charge

Heather Chase

A 50-year-old Wildwood woman was arrested early Saturday morning on a charge of battery. Heather Roberta Chase told a Sumter County sheriff's deputy she had spent the night out drinking with friends and when she got home she got into a verbal fight with a male at her home that turned into a physical altercation, according to the arrest … [Read more...]

Villager arrested on trespass charge

Robert Munzia

A Villager who had been ordered to stay off property in The Villages was arrested by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy after he was found sitting in the pool area of the property from which he had been banned. Robert Angelo Muniza, 71, was arrested on a charge of trespass on Saturday afternoon in the Village of Pennecamp, according to the arrest … [Read more...]

Ocklawaha man charged with capital sex battery

Michael Blaine Helmick

Michael Blaine Helmick, 38, of Ocklawaha, is in the Marion County Jail to face two counts of capital sex battery. The 10-year-old victim told detectives Helmick had inappropriate contact at least twice. Helmick told detectives “I’m not the normal guy that everyone thinks I am.” Helmick admitted to committing certain illegal actions towards the … [Read more...]

Summerfield woman arrested on drug charges

Sherry Sullivan

A 42-year-old Summerfield woman was arrested on charges of possession of Methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia at 11:20 p.m. Saturday on Hermosa Street in Lady Lake. Sherry Ellen Sullivan was also charged with driving while license suspended. The vehicle she was driving was found to have expired license plates, according to the … [Read more...]

Summerfield driver charged with DUI after crash at U.S. 301, CR 466

Jennifer Wooten

A 40-year-old Summerfield woman was charged with driving under the influence with property damage following an accident this weekend at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 301 and County Road 466. Jennifer Wooten was driving a Silverado truck which collided with another truck in the early morning hours Friday at the intersection in Oxford, according to … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations April 10-14, 2014

• Kristie Lynne Mattieu, 19, was ticketed on a charge of equipment violation, at 5:20 a.m. April 13 at U.S. Hwy. 27/441at Hartsock Sawmill Road. • Susan Yvonne Taylor, 56, was ticketed on a charge of no proof of insurance at 9:20 p.m. April 11 at U.S. Hwy. 27/441 at E. Hermosa St. • Luke S. Rado, 71,was ticketed on a charge of no registration … [Read more...]

Driver ticketed after accident in Publix parking lot

A Villager was ticketed on a charge of improper backing after an accident at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Publix on Bichara Boulevard in The Villages. Philip J. Colca, 70, was cited after his car began backing out of the parking space entering the travel lane and failed to see a vehicle driven by Robert Andrews of Lady Lake. Colca's vehicle struck … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man caught with $38,000 in car after high-speed chase

Jason Champt

Jason Champt, 27, of Fruitland Park, and Eliott Graham, 34, of Leesburg, were arrested just after 8 p.m., Wednesday along NW 27th Avenue in Ocala. Champt was driving and Graham was the passenger. Discovered in their car was $38,000 in cash, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Champt, apparently, changed lanes without using a turn … [Read more...]

Wildwood man behind bars after chase at speeds up to 130 mph

Travis Weaver

Travis Weaver, 31, of Wildwood, will face one count of fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer; one count of driving while license suspended, revoked, canceled, or disqualified; and one count of driving under the influence. Weaver was booked into the Marion County Jail at 5:10 a.m. Thursday. The incident started when a deputy saw … [Read more...]

Wildwood man arrested for eluding police

A 22-year-old Wildwood man was arrested by Fruitland Park police Saturday on a felony charge of fleeing or attempting to elude police officers. Dennis Lee Yerber Jr. was driving 60 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to the arrest report. When the police officer activated his lights, Yerber did not stop. When he finally pulled over, Yerber told … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man charged with marijuana possession

Justin Langley

A 20-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia on Sunday. The arrest was made by Fruitland Park police at Grays Airport Road and U.S. Hwy. 27/441. Justin P. Langley was driving a truck when he was pulled over by police officers. During the traffic … [Read more...]

Man arrested for driving while license suspended

Gregory Martin

Fruitland Park police arrested a 31-year-old Howey In the Hills man at 3:55 p.m. Monday on a charge of driving while license suspended. Gregory Martin was arrested at U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and Eagles Nest Road. He was transported to the Lake County Jail and issued a court date of April 30. … [Read more...]