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Thursday, May 26, 2022

Crime

Car burglary suspect caught wearing clothes stolen from vehicle at cannabis dispensary

A car burglary suspect was caught wearing clothes stolen from a vehicle at a cannabis dispensary on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 in Lady Lake.

Wildwood husband with history of threats against wife facing federal weapons charge

A husband with a history of making threats against his wife is facing a new federal weapons charge.

Man with suspended license nabbed in van with no bill of sale

A man with a suspended driver’s license was nabbed in a van for which he had no bill of sale.

Suicidal son arrested at restaurant in The Villages after allegedly leaving bloody message for mother

A suicidal son was arrested at a restaurant in The Villages after allegedly leaving a bloody message for his mother.

Police called to home in The Villages after altercation over care of child

Police were called to home in The Villages after an altercation over the care of a child.

Woman allegedly attacks longtime lady friend over posts on Facebook

A woman allegedly attacked her longtime lady friend over posts on Facebook.

Villager found passed out in golf cart after leaving Spanish Springs Town Square

A Villager was found passed out in his golf cart after leaving Spanish Springs Town Square.

Villager who claimed he drank two beers arrested on DUI after hitting parked car

A Villager who claimed he drank two beers was arrested on a drunk driving charge after hitting a parked car.

Homeless man arrested after shattering woman’s kitchen window

A homeless man was arrested after allegedly shattering a woman’s kitchen window with a large rock.

New neighbor arrested after fellow residents complain about her nudity and vulgar behavior

A woman who moved into a Wildwood neighborhood about three months ago has been arrested after complaints of her nudity and vulgar behavior.

Landscaper arrested for driving without license after crashing into woman’s vehicle

A local landscaper was arrested for driving without license after crashing into a woman’s vehicle.

Woman blames ‘new medication’ in DUI arrest at ALDI at Trailwinds Plaza

A woman blamed her “new medication” in a drunk driving arrest Sunday afternoon at ALDI at Trailwinds Plaza in Wildwood.

20-year-old with cooler full of Coronas arrested on charge of DUI

A 20-year-old with a cooler full of Coronas in the bed of his pickup was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.

Lady Lake police apprehend homeless man at wheel of stolen vehicle

Lady Lake police apprehended a homeless man at the wheel of a stolen vehicle.

Wildwood drunk driving suspect jailed after caught speeding on U.S. Hwy. 27/441

A Wildwood drunk driving suspect was jailed after he was caught speeding on U.S. Hwy. 27/441.

Minnesota man on the run from Tampa police nabbed in Sumter County

A 22-year-old Minnesota man on the run from Tampa police was nabbed by Sumter County sheriff’s deputies.

Lofts at Brownwood renter facing golf cart DUI wants breath test thrown out

A Lofts at Brownwood renter arrested earlier this year after crashing her golf cart wants a breath sample she provided to be thrown out in a driving under the influence court case.

Spruce Creeker sentenced in attack on wife at Brownwood Hotel & Spa

A resident of Del Webb Spruce Creek has been sentenced after a battle with his wife earlier this year over GPS directions at the Brownwood Hotel & Spa.

Massachusetts woman who crashed at roundabout jailed after violating probation

A Massachusetts woman who crashed at a roundabout in 2020 in The Villages has been jailed after violating her probation.

Construction zone theft and DUI arrests on the rise in Wildwood

Construction zone theft and drunk driving arrests are on the rise in Wildwood. We've got a breakdown from the Wildwood Police Department.

Villager involved in mentoring program charged after relationship ends with boy’s mother

A Villager who got involved in a local mentoring program has been charged after a relationship with the boy’s mother came crashing down.

Villager already in legal hot water being sued in 2021 crash involving golf cart

A Villager already in legal hot water is being sued in connection with a 2021 crash involving a golf cart.

Wildwood man released on bond nearly year after leading police on wild chase

A Wildwood man has been released on bond nearly a year after leading law enforcement on a wild chase that ended in a crash.

Convicted drug dealer nabbed by deputies after driving with burned-out headlight

A convicted drug dealer was nabbed by a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy after he was spotted driving a vehicle with a burned-out headlight.