Woman arrested following golf cart accident on Paige Place

Angela Gibson

A 27-year-old woman who resides in Villa  De La Vista West was arrested by Lady Lake police following a golf cart accident at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 5 on Paige Place. Angela Marie Gibson was located by police following the single-vehicle golf cart accident and appeared to be intoxicated, according to the arrest report. When police arrived on the scene, … [Read more...]

Man accused of kicking store employee at Belk in The Villages

Aris Chaparro

A 25-year-old man was arrested at the Belk store in The Villages after he allegedly tried to steal $200 in merchandise and then kicked a store employee who chased him into the parking lot. Aris Antonio Chaparro of Belleview entered the store at 5 p.m. Sept. 2 and concealed a hat in his left pocket, according to an arrest report from the Lady … [Read more...]

74-year-old Weirsdale man arrested on charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Barry Lees

A 74-year-old Weirsdale man was arrested Sunday night by Marion County sheriff's deputies on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Barry Saul Lees reportedly was involved in an argument with his wife and daughter at their home on SE 170th St. in Weirsdale, according to a report from the sheriff's office. During the argument … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man accused of giving false information to law enforcement

Timothy Whitten

A 32-year-old Lady Lake man was arrested by Sumter County sheriff's deputies on a Bay County warrant following a traffic stop. Timothy Eugene Whitten was also arrested on a charge of giving false information to a law enforcement officer. The arrest came shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday in Wildwood. Whitten attempted to give a false name to … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man arrested third time on charge of driving while license suspended

Ronald Hyatt

A Fruitland Park man was arrested by Fruitland Park police Sunday on his third charge of driving while license suspended. Ronald Edwin Hyatt, 39, of Spring Lake Road, was arrested at Picciola Road and Stallings Road. He was transported to the Lake County Jail where he was released after posting $5,000 bond. He is scheduled for arraignment … [Read more...]

Wildwood man held without bond on charge of aggravated assault

Alan Mosley

A 54-year-old Wildwood man is being held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center after allegedly threatening a woman with a kitchen knife. Alan Clayton Mosley is being held on a charge of aggravated assault with a weapon. Wildwood police officers responded to a home in the 800 block of Jackson Street after a 911 hangup call … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man held on charges of exposing children to meth fumes

Calebe Fanning

A 21-year-old Lady Lake man is being held at the Lake County Jail after allegedly making methamphetamine in a home where two children were present. Calebe James Fanning of 211 Ann St. is being held on $24,000 bond on charges of manufacture of methamphetamine, child endangerment, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of … [Read more...]

Woman arrested after disturbance at Holiday Inn Express in The Villages

Deborah Reynolds

A woman was arrested Aug. 27 following a disturbance at the Holiday Inn Express in The Villages. Lady Lake police were called at 10:51 p.m. to the third floor of the hotel after receiving reports of a loud argument taking place in one of the rooms. Deborah Reynolds, 49, of Ocala, who was not a guest at the hotel, had been previously put on a … [Read more...]

Lady Lake Citations August 25 – August 31, 2014

• Kaitlyn Marie Straub, 19, was ticketed on a charge of careless driving at 3:20 p.m. August 28 on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and County Road 466. • Jonathan Gabriel Martinez, 27, was ticketed on a charge of careless driving at 5:50 p.m. August 27 on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 and Wales Plaza. • Jeanne J. Marciante, 77, was ticketed on a charge of careless driving … [Read more...]

Lady Lake man arrested after allegedly pouring beer over woman’s head

Jason Wilson

A 31-year-old Lady Lake man is free on $5,000 bond following his arrest Aug. 25 after admitting to grabbing a woman by her arm and pouring a beer over her head. Lady Lake police were called to 300 Primrose Lane where a woman reported that Jason Wilson had grabbed her by the arm and pulled at her clothing before pouring the beer over her head, … [Read more...]

Police track down stolen golf carts, arrest 29-year-old suspect in case

Elizabeth Granger in her recovered golf cart.

An 83-year-old Villager has high praise for the Lady Lake police officers who have reunited her with her stolen golf cart. Elizabeth Granger of the Village of Mira Mesa bought the refurbished golf cart in 2003. Her 25-year-old granddaughter had driven the golf cart to Fiesta Bowl on the night of Aug. 25 and left it there overnight. When she … [Read more...]

Villager registered as sex offender arrested after ID’d in photo lineup

Jamie Greenberg

A 41-year-old Village of Lynnhaven man was arrested on a charge of prowling after he was identified in a photographic lineup by a 17-year-old male and 14-year-old girl. They told investigators from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office they had been at the pedestrian bridge near Barnes & Noble at Lake Sumter Landing July 28 when a man was … [Read more...]

Fruitland Park man arrested after reportedly leaving scene of accident

Kevin David Peel

A 22-year-old Fruitland Park man was arrested after leaving the scene of an accident Saturday evening in Fruitland Park. Kevin David Peel was taken into custody by Fruitland Park police after a woman told police his vehicle had hit her vehicle and he drove away from the scene, according to the arrest report. Peel failed a field sobriety test, … [Read more...]

Village of Sabal Chase man arrested on DUI charge while driving golf cart

Fred Bolser

A Village of Sabal Chase man was arrested Monday night on a charge of driving under the influence at Lake Sumter Landing. Fred Duane Bolser, 65, was driving a golf cart when he did not stop at a stop sign at 10:38 p.m. at Canal Street and Old Camp Road, according to the arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. The arrest report … [Read more...]

Man arrested after allegedly taking Jeep from Continental Country Club

Robert Ruggerio

A 28-year-old man was arrested after he stole a 2007 silver Jeep Commander from a woman living in Continental Country Club in Wildwood. Robert Ruggerio was taken into custody after a Sumter County sheriff's deputy noticed the vehicle, which had been reported stolen, pulling out of Continental Country Club. A woman had reported that he had … [Read more...]