18-year-old arrested for impersonating an officer in Marion County

Isael Ibrain Lima

An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday for impersonating a law enforcement officer in Marion County. On Saturday, Belleview Florida Police Department officers responded to a disturbance call at a local convenience store, according to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office media release. BPD officers made contact with an individual, who had identified himself as an off-duty MCSO […]

Motorcyclist killed after colliding with utility pole in Hernando County

FHP motorcyclist in procession hit by vehicle

A motorcyclist was killed Saturday evening after colliding with a utility pole in Hernando County. Gene Arden Leavitt Jr., 51, of Brooksville was riding a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on U.S. 41, north of Ancient Trail, according to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report. For unknown reasons, Leavitt departed the roadway, entered the west shoulder […]

Ocala man reports theft of generator borrowed from neighbor

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A generator that an Ocala man borrowed from a neighbor was reportedly stolen Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence located at 3121 SW 97th St. in reference to a report of a theft. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the man  who said he borrowed his neighbor’s 6500 watt generator valued at $550 about […]

Ocklawaha man arrested after allegedly stealing bank bag from bar

Fox Crossing Tavern

An Ocklawaha man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stealing a bank bag from a bar in Belleview. Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Fox Crossing Tavern located at 10910 E. Hwy. 25 in reference to a grand theft. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the victim, who advised that a customer, 67-year-old Gary L. […]

Silver Springs man arrested after altercation sparked by loud rap music

Justin Guthrie

A Silver Springs man was arrested Tuesday after an altercation sparked by his playing of loud rap music. Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence located on NE 21st Place in reference to an altercation, according to an arrest report. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with 29-year-old Justin Ryan Guthrie, who was standing out by […]

Fruitland Park woman arrested after driving dangerously on a suspended license in neighborhood full of children

Teliah Powell

A Fruitland Park woman was arrested Sunday after reportedly driving her boyfriend’s Jeep dangerously on a suspended license through a neighborhood full of children. Law enforcement responded to a complaint after witnesses provided Lake County Sheriff’s Office with a sworn affidavit stating that 28-year-old Teliah Dee Arnette Powell was driving dangerously. Children in the neighborhood said they […]

Woman banned from Belk arrested by police after showing up with companion for shoplifting spree


A repeat shoplifter and her companion were arrested last week after allegedly stealing items from Belk at La Plaza Grande in The Villages. At approximately 6:50 p.m. Thursday, 59-year-old Tammy Sue Patterson of Lady Lake and 63-year-old Tina Ann Russell entered Belk, according to a Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. Patterson had been warned not […]