Monday, November 9, 2020
74.6 F
The Villages

15-year-old arrested after rollover crash in stolen car in Fruitland Park

A 15-year-old was arrested after a rollover crash in a stolen car in Fruitland Park.

Emergency personnel were called to the scene of the crash at 11:24 a.m. Tuesday in the 5400 block of Twin Palms Road, according to an arrest report from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The stolen Volkswagen Passat had been traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed. A witness tried to stop the teen driver who was attempting to flee the scene. The witness was struck with a gun in the head by the teen and suffered a two-inch gash, which was treated at the scene by Lake EMS.

The teen, who was wearing a camouflage hoodie, was apprehended in the 5400 block of Royal Oak Drive.

He is facing charges of grand theft of an automobile and aggravated battery with a firearm.

More Headlines

Trump backers clash with Biden loyalists during massive golf cart parade

A huge golf cart caravan of supporters of President Donald Trump rolled into Lake Sumter Landing on Sunday afternoon with their horns blaring and were promptly met with a contingent of Joe Biden backers.

2 more COVID-19 deaths as Florida reports biggest spike in cases in 2 months

Two more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida showed its biggest single-day increase in the number of new cases of the deadly virus in two months.

Photos

Little Blue Heron In Pond At Loblolly Executive Golf Course

Check out this little blue heron spotted in a pond at Loblolly Executive Golf Course. Thanks to Ellen Harbour for sharing!

Alligator On Early Morning Swim At Fenney Nature Trail

This alligator was on an early morning swim at Fenney Nature Trail. Thanks to Ron Clark for sharing!

Roseate Spoonbill And Snowy Egret At Hogeye Pathway

This roseate spoonbill and snowy egret were spotted at Hogeye Pathway. Thanks to Sam Boatman for sharing!

Letters to the Editor

Bad information on the use of roundabouts

A Village of Mallory Square resident, in a Letter to the Editor, objects to a recent published report offering advice on navigating roundabouts in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Business

New restaurant hiring ahead of opening date in Lady Lake

Huey Magoo’s, the fast-growing chicken tenders brand, is hiring in anticipation of its opening date in Lady Lake Commons.

Crime

Villager will lose driver’s license after golf cart drunk driving arrest

A Villager will lose his driver’s license after a golf cart drunk driving arrest last year.

Opinions

A terrible week for Villages bicyclists 

Villager Dave Lawrence writes that this past week was a terrible week for cycling in The Villages. Two separate car/bicycle collisions occurred involving three experienced club cyclists who suffered significant injuries. 

Top Stories

Villagers who lost homes to sinkholes blame ‘negligence’

Villagers who lost their homes to sinkholes are blaming "negligence” for the catastrophic damage in new legal action. 

Trump backers clash with Biden loyalists during massive golf cart parade

A huge golf cart caravan of supporters of President Donald Trump rolled into Lake Sumter Landing on Sunday afternoon with their horns blaring and were promptly met with a contingent of Joe Biden backers.

2 more COVID-19 deaths as Florida reports biggest spike in cases in 2 months

Two more local residents have succumbed to COVID-19 as Florida showed its biggest single-day increase in the number of new cases of the deadly virus in two months.

Letters to the Editor

Bad information on the use of roundabouts

A Village of Mallory Square resident, in a Letter to the Editor, objects to a recent published report offering advice on navigating roundabouts in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown.

Fundamentals of democracy

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of St. Charles resident contends that the peaceful transition of power is fundamental to our democracy.

Coronavirus deaths in The Villages

A Village of Osceola Hills resident, in a Letter to the Editor, wonders why we can’t know how many Villagers have died of the Coronavirus.

Crime

Villager will lose driver’s license after golf cart drunk driving arrest

A Villager will lose his driver’s license after a golf cart drunk driving arrest last year.

Wildwood man jailed after caught on surveillance during alleged burglary 

A Wildwood man has been jailed after he was caught earlier this year on surveillance during an alleged burglary.

Intoxicated Lady Lake husband allegedly pulls gun on wife who is divorcing him

An intoxicated Lady Lake husband allegedly pulled a gun on his wife who is divorcing him.