Tips from public result in arrest of suspect in residential burglary

Kevin Rawlings

Tips from the public have resulted in the arrest of a suspect in a Oct. 1 residential burglary in Lady Lake.An arrest warrant has been issued for a second suspect, according to Lady Lake Police Chief Chris McKinstry.The residential burglary took place on Padgett Circle in Lady Lake. Witnesses said they saw men loading tablet computers, … [Read more...]

Man arrested after allegedly trying to steal two TVs from Wal-Mart

Michael Owens

A 55-year-old man was arrested Tuesday by Marion County sheriff's deputies after he allegedly tried to steal two televisions from the Wal-Mart in Summerfield.According to an arrest report, Michael Edward Owens placed the pair of televisions in his cart and attempted to leave the store without paying for them. He was stopped by a loss prevention … [Read more...]

54-year-old man arrested on cocaine possession charge in Summerfield

Kenneth Danner

A 54-year-old man was arrested by a Marion County sheriff's deputy on a charge of cocaine possession Tuesday following  a traffic stop in the 3900 block of SE 145th Street in Summerfield. Prior to the vehicle coming to a stop a deputy observed the passenger, later identified as Kenneth Danner, stick his hand out the window and drop something white … [Read more...]

Oxford man facing felony charge in alleged theft of company check

Michael Shepherd Jr.

A 34-year-old Oxford man has been arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies on a felony charge of grand theft.Michael Alan Shepherd Jr. is accused of taking $44 cash and a company check in the amount of $250 between Oct. 3 and 6 from a home in Oxford.When an investigating deputy asked Shepherd about the check, Shepherd told the deputy he … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations Sept. 29 – Oct. 5, 2014

• Melissa M. Quinn, 23, was ticketed on a charge of violation of right of way at 3:10 p.m. October 2 on Rolling Acres Road and County Road 466.• Elaine Latam Metz, 72, was ticketed on a charge of speeding at 9:45 a.m. October 1 on County Road 25 and Oak Street• Stephen Douglas Blount, 21, was ticketed on a charge of violation of traffic … [Read more...]

Men try to pass fraudulent checks for liquor, iPads at Sam’s Club

Jeffrey Everett

Lady Lake police arrested two men from Tampa who tried to pass fraudulent checks at Sam's Club in Lady Lake.Jeffrey B. Everett, 46, of Tampa, entered the Sam's Club Sept. 28 and purchased four iPad air devices with warranties for $2,270.54. He had also been to Sam's Club the day before and purchased $1,207.35 in alcohol. It was later determined … [Read more...]

Village of Pennecamp man accused of exposing himself at swimming pools

Bernard Howe

A 68-year-old Villager has been arrested on a charge of indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself at swimming pools in The Villages.The Sumter County Sheriff's Office had received reports that a man later identified as Bernard Howe of Adair Lane in the Village of Pennecamp had exposed himself at the Pennecamp and FishHawk pools. … [Read more...]

Restaurant server accused of taking money from employer

Kyle Stevens

A 27-year-old restaurant server has been arrested on a felony theft charge after allegedly stealing money from the restaurant where he worked.Kyle Douglas Stevens of Eagles Nest Road in Fruitland Park was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies Oct. 2 after an investigation into discrepancies in revenue at Beef O'Brady's at Southern Trace … [Read more...]

Man facing felony charge for trespassing at Villages construction site

Kurt Clark

A 33-year-old Wildwood man has been arrested on a felony charge of trespassing at a Villages' construction site.Kurt Alvin Clark was discovered at about 8 p.m. Thursday collecting scrap near one of the newly constructed buildings on Morse Boulevard, between State Road 44 and Hillsborough Trail, according to the arrest report from the Sumter … [Read more...]

Village of Sabal Chase man arrested with crack pipe outside Publix

Todd Adcock

A 50-year-old Villager was arrested a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia outside the Publix at Southern Trace shopping plaza.Todd Andrew Adcock of Hampton Villas in the Village of Sabal Chase was outside the Publix shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday when he was approached by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy.The deputy asked Adcock if he … [Read more...]

Police seek tips on Suburban involved in Lady Lake residential burglary

This Suburban is believed to be connected to the burglary.

The Lady Lake Police Department is seeking information about a gold Chevrolet Suburban believed to be connected to a residential burglary.Officers were called to Padgett Circle on Wednesday. A witness told officers that three black males in their early 20s entered a neighbor's home and removed televisions, video game consoles and tablet … [Read more...]

FHP seeking information on vehicle in hit-and-run accident in Summerfield

The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking information about a vehicle that was traveling with its headlights off Wednesday night and struck the rear of another vehicle, sending its three occupants to area hospitals.The accident occurred at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday at 10142 SE Hwy. 42 in Summerfield.Megan L. O'Connell, 19, of Ocala, was driving a … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations September 22 – September 28, 2014

• Heather L. Hafey, 35, was ticketed on a charge of violation of traffic control device at 12:50 a.m. September 24 on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and Water Oak Boulevard.• Gayle G. Chandler, 68, was ticketed on a charge of violation of right of way at 4:50 p.m. September 26 on Rolling Acres Road and Best Buy Entrance.• Patricia A. Navarre, 78, was … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man accused of throwing can of soda at brother’s face

Joshua Stein

A 21-year-old Lady Lake man was released on $4,000 bond Monday following his arrest Sunday after allegedly throwing a can of soda at his brother.Lady Lake police responded just before 9 p.m. Sunday to the 1200 block of Padgett Circle after a 911 hangup call.There Joshua Stein had reportedly gotten into an altercation with his brother. Stein … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man held without bond on charge of child abuse

Robert Perretta

A 51-year-old Lady Lake man is being held without bond following his arrest by Lady Lake police Sunday afternoon on charges of child abuse and domestic battery.Officers were called at about 2:30 p.m. to Rolling Acres Apartments where a victim told police about an incident which had taken place the day before.The victim told officers that … [Read more...]