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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Crime

Teenager wanted on weapons warrant busted with marijuana in Lady Lake

A teenager wanted on a weapons warrant was busted with marijuana in Lady Lake.

Homeless man lands behind bars after allegedly stealing Snickers bar

A homeless man landed behind bars after allegedly stealing a Snickers bar.

Resident of The Villages implicated in theft of 6-foot tall air compressor from tire shop

A resident of The Villages has been implicated in the theft of a 6-foot tall air compressor from a local tire shop.

Police deploy stop sticks to apprehend man in stolen Cadillac after 100 mph chase

Lady Lake police deployed stop sticks to apprehend a man in a stolen Cadillac after a chase of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.

Sumter County drug dealer pleads guilty to drug trafficking and firearm offenses

A Sumter County drug dealer has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and firearm offenses. We've got details from the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Guest at hotel in The Villages arrested at Lake Sumter Landing square

A guest at a hotel in The Villages was arrested at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square.

Lady Lake K-9 assists in arrest of Daytona Beach pair with drugs

A K-9 assisted in the arrest of a Daytona Beach pair with drugs in Lady Lake.

Teen arrested after setting off fireworks atop historic train at museum

A teen was arrested after setting off fireworks atop a train car at the Lady Lake Historical Society Museum.

Drunk driving suspect arrested in parking lot at Waterfront Inn in The Villages

A drunk driving suspect was arrested in the parking lot at the Waterfront Inn in The Villages.

Off-duty Sumer County deputy assists in DUI arrest of West Palm Beach man

An off-duty Sumer County sheriff’s deputy assisted in the drunk driving arrest of a West Palm Beach man.

Wildwood man arrested after allegedly sending sexually explicit photos of estranged lady friend

A Wildwood man was arrested after allegedly sending sexually explicit photos of his estranged lady friend to another woman.

Villager sentenced in golf cart DUI after reportedly drinking at Cody’s

A Villager has been sentenced on a drunk driving charge after reportedly drinking at Cody’s Original Roadhouse at Lake Sumter Landing and then found sleeping at the wheel of his golf cart.

Villager sentenced to jail time in attack on woman who fled to pool to seek help

A resident of The Villages has been sentenced to nine months in jail as the result of an attack in which a woman fled to a swimming pool to seek help.

Village of Poinciana woman to lose license after overturning her golf cart

A Village of Poinciana woman will lose her driver’s license after overturning her golf cart in a crash earlier this year.

Lakeside Landings man escapes prosecution in arrest involving ‘hard to control’ child

A Lakeside Landings man is poised to escape prosecution in connection with a 2020 arrest involving a child he described as “hard to control.”

Lake Sumter Apartment Homes woman transferred to Lake County Jail after fracas with child

A Lake Sumter Apartment Homes woman was transferred over the weekend to the Lake County Jail after a fracas with a child set in motion legal proceedings that led to her being held without bond.

Villager who got lost while driving home loses license as result of DUI arrest

A Village of Caroline resident who got lost on her way home will lose her license as the result of a drunk driving arrest.

Village of DeLuna resident won’t be prosecuted in police pursuit

A Village of DeLuna resident won’t be prosecuted in connection with a police pursuit last year which ended with him being tasered.

Wildwood man who tried to outrun deputies claims he was ‘scared for his life’

A Wildwood man who tried to outrun deputies claimed he was “scared for his life.”

Illegal immigrants from Nicaragua found staying at local hotel

A human smuggling suspect has been jailed after he was linked with illegal immigrants from Nicaragua staying at a local hotel.

Former New Yorker with long history of arrests accused of stealing ring and cash

A former New Yorker with a long history of arrests has been accused of stealing a ring and cash from a resident of The Villages.

Lady Lake bartender arrested on DUI charge after car crash

A Lady Lake bartender was arrested on a drunk driving charge after an automobile accident.

Wildwood man wanted on warrant apprehended by deputies after foot chase

A Wildwood man wanted on a drug-related warrant was apprehended by Sumter County sheriff’s deputies after a foot chase.

Judge releases man suspected of stealing golf cart from Outback in The Villages

A judge has released a man suspected of stealing a golf cart from the Outback Steakhouse restaurant in The Villages.