93.2 F
The Villages
Saturday, June 15, 2024

Villager arrested after trespassing dispute near fence at his home

Ronald Delisle
Ronald Delisle

A Villager was arrested after a trespassing dispute near a fence at his home.

Ronald Delisle, 78, who lives at 1337 Ballesteros Drive in the Village of Santiago, apparently hopped the fence near his home and was on private property on Saturday morning prompting the property owner to contact law enforcement, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman who owns the property which has a “no trespass” sign posted, informed Delsle he was on her land. She used her phone to begin to record him, but he slapped the phone out of her hand. He went back over the fence and into his home. When deputies arrived at the residence, Delisle claimed he “thought the property was an easement and he was allowed to be there.” He said he objected when the property owner got out her phone and began recording. Delisle said he had not given her “permission.” He said he “pushed the phone away.”

He was arrested on charges of battery and trespassing. The New Hampshire native was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $1,500 bond.

We need someone younger to represent us in Congress

A Village of Orange Blossom Gardens resident is disgusted with Congressman Webster celebrating the endorsement of former President Trump. She says we need someone younger to represent us in Congress.

Here’s how voters can get around the Developer’s dirty trick

A Village of Dunedin resident offers guidance on how Sumter County voters can get around the Developer’s dirty trick.

Developer’s offspring should change last name to Putin

A Village of St. Charles resident, in a Letter to the Editor, suggests the Developer’s offspring change their last name to “Putin.”

Grateful to write-in candidates

The Sumter County Republican Party chairman writes that she is “grateful” to write-in candidates in the Sumter Commission race.

We need to adjust hours for entertainment at town squares

A Village of Richmond resident is calling for an adjustment of the hours for entertainment at the town squares. Read her Letter to the Editor.