Texas woman arrested on DUI charge after accident at hospice

Desiree Pianelli

A Texas woman was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence following a minor accident Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot of Cornerstone Hospice.A Sumter County sheriff's deputy was called at 11:41 a.m.. to the scene at Casa Bella Way.The deputy found Desiree Duhon Pianelli, 52, of Coppell, Texas who appeared to be unsteady on … [Read more...]

Woman arrested after spotting boyfriend with new woman

Tabatha Burcham

A Cincinnati, Ohio woman was arrested after she spotted her boyfriend with a new girlfriend.Twenty-one-year-old Tabatha Ann Burcham was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies after she reportedly went to her boyfriend's mother's home Sunday night in Wildwood. There she spotted her boyfriend with another woman and began "snatching her by … [Read more...]

77-year-old Villager arrested at Belk

A 77-year-old Villager was arrested by Lady Lake police on a charge of retail theft Sept. 18 at Belk on Bichard Boulevard.Anthony Cannella of 1708 Blythewood Loop took merchandise from a rack, entered a fitting room and concealed it in a plastic bag, according to a report from the Lady Lake Police Department.He was released with an Oct. 1 … [Read more...]

Villager arrested by deputies Tuesday in Village of Pinellas

Ralph Wilkins

A 58-year-old Villager was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies shortly after midnight Tuesday after an altercation with a woman.When a deputy arrived on the scene of a residence on Alva Terrace in the Village of Pinellas, a woman told the deputy that Ralph M. Wilkins had grabbed her arm and pushed her, according to the arrest … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man free on $10,000 bond following his arrest

Shawn Armstrong

A 36-year-old Lady Lake man is free on $10,000 bond after leading a Lady Lake police officer on a brief chase Sept. 16.An officer on patrol at Lady Lake Boulevard and Arlington Avenue observed a vehicle run a stop sign. The officer activated his lights to pull over the vehicle. As soon as the officer opened his door, the car took off.The … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations September 15 – September 21, 2014

• Ashley Renee Bingham, 22, was ticketed on a charge of driving while license suspended, notice given at 3:05 a.m. September 18 on Griffin Avenue and U.S. Hwy. 27/441.• Linda Marie Mercke, 54, was ticketed on a charge of careless driving at 8:25 a.m. September 17 on 716 U.S. Hwy. 27/441.• Tevin R. Cosgrove, 20, was ticketed on a charge of … [Read more...]

Wildwood man arrested on warrants charging him with drug offenses

Kiriakis Eugene Brown

A 23-year-old Wildwood man was arrested Monday afternoon by Sumter County sheriff's deputies on warrants charging him with possession and sale of cocaine.Kiriakis Eugene Brown has been jailed on $12,000 bond at the Sumter County Detention Center. … [Read more...]

51-year-old man arrested on disorderly intoxication charge

A 51-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested on a charge of disorderly intoxication after police officers were called out twice Sept. 17 to a verbal altercation.Fruitland Park police were called at 12:45 p.m. to the 200 block of W. Berkman  where David Franklin Newton was arguing with another individual, according to the arrest report. Police … [Read more...]

Intoxicated woman arrested in hardware store parking lot

Carol Gagnon

A 65-year-old Fruitland Park woman was arrested on charges of disorderly intoxication and giving a false name Thursday by Fruitland Park police.Officers were called to the Ace Hardware parking lot where a woman was reportedly sitting on the sidewalk, waving her arms and talking to herself.When police arrived they found the woman sitting … [Read more...]

Woman arrested again for driving while license suspended

Melissa Ann Sundquist

A 31-year-old Leesburg woman was arrested Sept. 18  by Fruitland Park police on a charge of driving while license suspended.Melissa Ann Sundquist was booked at the Lake County Jail following her arrest. She later posted $1,000 bond and was released with an Oct. 13 Lake County Court date.Arrest records indicate it was her "third or … [Read more...]

Felon arrested with stolen firearm by deputies at CR466 and U.S. 301

Anthony Hagins

A 44-year-old convicted felon was arrested with a stolen firearm shortly after 11 p.m. Monday after being spotted at County Road 466 and U.S. Hwy. 301.A Sumter County sheriff's deputy noticed a vehicle without working tag lights.The deputy pulled the vehicle over and noticed the smell of burnt marijuana. A K-9 unit was dispatched and the … [Read more...]

Orlando man arrested after backup on Turnpike at U.S. 301 exit

George Fogarty

An Orlando man was arrested after driving off the Florida Turnpike at U.S. Hwy. 301 in Wildwood and causing traffic to back up for nearly a mile.Wildwood police were called shortly before 5 p.m. Friday to  Exit 304 off the turnpike where George Drew Fogarty, 48, had exited his vehicle and was reportedly passed out alongside it. Several drivers … [Read more...]

Wildwood man held without bond after scuffling with police

Eric Mobley Jr.

A 23-year-old Wildwood man who scuffled with law enforcement officers is facing charges of resisting and obstructing a police officer.Eric E. Mobley Jr. was a passenger in a car that was pulled over Saturday night by a Wildwood police officer.Mobley attempted to provide the officer with a false name, according to the arrest report.He … [Read more...]

Manager at Summerfield Wal-Mart arrested on theft charge

Tiffany Harshman

A 37-year-old manager at the Summerfield Wal-Mart has been arrested for allegedly stealing $100 in clothing from the store.Tiffany Harshman, who works at Wal-Mart as a customer service manager, was arrested Friday by a Marion County sheriff's deputy. She is accused of stealing men's T-shirts and underwear. She allegedly took the items and put … [Read more...]

CenturyLink account, email lead to arrest of Lake Panasoffkee man

Nolan Lane

Months of high-tech detective work have resulted in the arrest of a 50-year-old Lake Panasoffkee man on 20 counts of possession of child pornography.The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received information in May about child sexual exploitation images that had been uploaded to the Internet.Investigators tracked the … [Read more...]