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Saturday, February 24, 2024

Chicago man wanted on New York warrant arrested by Marion County deputies

A Chicago man wanted on a New York warrant was arrested Wednesday by Marion County sheriff’s deputies.

David Packowski
David Packowski

Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a blue Toyota Sienna after they observed it failing to come to a complete stop twice at the 17200 block of south Interstate 75, according to an arrest report. Deputies made contact with the driver who advised his name was Jan Koptko and that he was 32. The driver provided deputies with a Polish identification card, international driver’s license and registration information. When deputies found the material to be illegitimate, the driver advised that his real name was David Packowski and he is 31-years-old.

He told deputies he provided false information because he had an active warrant for his arrest out of Nassau County in New York. He was wanted on a charge of burglary.

Packowski was placed under arrest and transported to Marion County Jail. Bond was set at $1000.

We should not vote for anyone spreading Russian propaganda

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Poinciana woman contends we should not vote for anyone for re-election that has knowingly spread Russian propaganda in the halls of our government.

Please reconsider closing down Texas Hold’ em poker games

A Village of Marsh Bend resident is hoping officials in The Villages will reconsider its decision to shut down Texas Hold’em games.

Ralph is embarrassing himself in rants about Trump

A Village of Piedmont resident fears that frequent letter writer Ralph Bennett is embarrassing himself in his rants about former President Trump.

Shocked to see bumper sticker at Lake Sumter Landing

A Haciendas of Mission Hills resident writes that he was shocked to see a bumper sticker at Lake Sumter Landing.

Don’t take poker away from residents who need it most

A Village of Calumet Grove resident, in a Letter to the Editor, is pleading with officials in The Villages to restore the poker games that mean so much to residents.