Ocala man arrested after single-vehicle accident in The Villages

Jeffrey Bisconti

A 25-year-old Ocala man was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence following an accident early Tuesday morning at Buena Vista Boulevard and El Camino Real.Sumter County sheriff's deputies responded to the single-vehicle accident at 12:33 a.m. and found Jeffrey Joseph Bisconti who appeared to have been drinking, according to the … [Read more...]

Villager arrested on DUI after found asleep in running SUV

Philomena Bowen

A 68-year-old Villager was arrested early Tuesday morning on a charge of driving under the influence after she was found asleep in her running SUV with the gear shift in "Drive."A Sumter County sheriff's deputy was called at 1:23 a.m. Tuesday to the train tracks at County Road 172 in Oxford where another driver had noticed a Honda CRV had been … [Read more...]

Oxford man jailed after allegedly taking ex-girlfriend’s iPad

Jeremy Trickey

A 29-year-old Oxford man was arrested on a felony charge after he allegedly stole his ex-girlfriend's iPad.Jeremy Todd Trickey was booked Sunday at the Sumter County Detention Center on a charge of larceny.He allegedly took the iPad on March 8. He had made promises to return it but never did so, according to an arrest report from the Sumter … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man arrested on drug charges following traffic stop

A 36-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested early Tuesday morning on drug charges following a traffic stop on Picciola Road.  Justin Bradley Grover had been driving a truck and the Fruitland Park police officer who pulled Grover over determined that the registration tag on the vehicle was not valid. During a search, the officer discovered … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man arrested for driving with expired license

A 50-year-old Lady Lake man was arrested Monday for driving with a license that had been expired for six months.Patrick Vernon Dixon was arrested at 2:37 p.m. in Oxford, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.Dixon was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center where bond was set at $500. … [Read more...]

Village of Silver Lake man accused of stealing silver certificates

Frank Boyne

A 49-year-old resident of The Villages is facing a charge of grand theft after he allegedly stole silver certificates and then tried to use them to buy wine at Kindred Spirits.Frank Boyne of the Village of Silver Lake is accused of stealing the certificates while cleaning out a shed for another individual in November, according to an arrest … [Read more...]

Father and son arrested after fight at family gathering

Robert Smith

A father and son were arrested after allegedly getting into a fight Saturday night during a family get-together in Fruitland Park.Fruitland Park police officers had been called to the 1600 block of Brookstone to a report of a fight which had started inside the house and then moved outside.A police officer chased down Wilfred Wayne Smith, … [Read more...]

Villager’s wallet stolen from locker at MVP Athletic Club


A Villager's wallet was reportedly stolen from a locker at MVP Athletic Club in the La Reina building on Spanish Springs Town Square.The Villager had completed his workout at about 1:30 p.m. March 5 and when he returned to the locker room, he noticed that someone had removed the lock from his locker. His gym bag containing his cell phone and … [Read more...]

Colony Plaza flashing suspect arrested by sheriff’s deputies

John Aspinwall

A suspect in a flashing case at Colony Plaza shopping center has been arrested in Lake County.John Daniel Aspinwall, 33, of Fruitland Park, had been placed on the Sumter County Sheriff's Office's "Most Wanted" list following the incident in late October.A woman told deputies that she came out of the Beall's store and walked to her vehicle … [Read more...]

Summerfield woman free on bond following arrest on felony charges

A 37-year-old Summerfield woman is free on $6,000 bond following her arrest Friday on three felony charges.Lori Michelle Richards of 10520 SE 159th St. was arrested on charges of grand theft, scheme to defraud and uttering a forged instrument.She is due for arraignment April 6 in Lake County Court. … [Read more...]

Belleview woman arrested on Lake County warrant

Tira Norton

A 33-year-old Belleview woman was arrested Thursday on a Lake County warrant charging her with a probation violation. Tira Darlene Norton of 7414 SE 114th Lane has been charged with violating her probation on a charge of resisting a law enforcement officer. She is due back in Lake County Court on April 1. … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park woman arrested on warrant charging her with extortion

Elsie Stevens

A 53-year-old Fruitland Park woman has been jailed in Lake County following her arrest on a warrant charging her with extortion. Elsie M. Stevens of 400 Pennsylvania Ave. was being held on this weekend on $5,000 bond. She is due for arraignment in Lake County Court on April 6. … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man jailed without bond after violating probation

Mark Roberts

A 48-year-old Lady Lake man was back behind bars this week after violating his probation.Mark Lee Roberts of 209 Brevard Ave. had pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct Oct. 31 in Lake County Court in front of Judge Donna Miller. He was sentenced to six months probation, four hours of anger management training, 25 hours of … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man arrested on marijuana charge

John Baldwin

A 28-year-old Lady Lake man was arrested Wednesday by a Sumter County sheriff's deputy on charges of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.The deputy had gone on March 3 to the home of John Joseph Baldwin on County Road 109D to serve Baldwin with an injunction. While there, the deputy asked Baldwin if he could search his residence. … [Read more...]

DNA helps FHP nab Lady Lake driver who fled scene of accident

Ventura Miranda

A 30-year-old Lady Lake man has been arrested after he allegedly fled on foot from the scene of an accident Sunday on State Road 44 in which a woman in another vehicle was injured.Ventura Miranda of 37420 Hobby Way is facing a felony charge of hit and run and failure to stay at an accident scene. He is also facing a charge of driving with a … [Read more...]