Tag Archives: Marion County Sheriff’s Office

Two People Dead In Weirsdale Plane Crash

By on August 12th, 2015 | Last updated: August 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Two people are dead after a single-engine aircraft crashed in Weirsdale, Fla. today. Marion County officials conducted early investigations before handing over to the FAA and NTSB.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office Reinstating Terror Intelligence And Counterterrorism Unit

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 4:41 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reinstating the department’s Terror Intelligence and Counterterrorism Unit to prevent domestic and international terrorist threats. According to Sheriff Chris Blair, “nearly 300 terrorist threats since 9/11.”

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In the News: Fraud Unit Raids Dental Office, Florida-Cuba Trade, Marion County Counterterrorism, Smoke Lingers Around Goethe

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 2:54 pm

State Medicaid fraud unit raids dental office in Ocala – Investigators seized computers and documents from a dental office suspected of Medicaid fraud in Ocala on Wednesday. Churchill Dentistry has been previously investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Ocala […]

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Mobile Jail Cell Educates Public About Life In Jail

By on September 24th, 2014 | Last updated: September 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office launched a program to educate the community about life in jail. A mobile jail cell called the “jail on wheels” shows the typical specifications of a jail cell and is housed in a standard utility trailer.

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Sketch Released of Suspected Villages Bank Robber

By on August 27th, 2014 | Last updated: August 27, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Marion County Sheriff’s Office has released a first sketch of a man suspected of robbing Citizens First Bank in The Villages on Aug. 13.

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Elderly Man Attacked After Denying Assailant Permission to Marry

By on August 27th, 2014 | Last updated: August 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm

A Marion County man was arrested Monday after he beat a 72-year-old man. Authorities said James Kane attacked the victim after he denied Kane permission to marry his girlfriend.

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Nine Arrests in Belleview Drug Bust

By on February 21st, 2014 | Last updated: February 24, 2014 at 9:58 am

A drug bust by the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team resulted in nine arrests in Belleview on Thursday. The team was investigating the residents of 12250 SE 86th Ave. after receiving complaints from neighbors.

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Ocala Food Drive Looks to Help Depleting Food Pantries

By on December 6th, 2013 | Last updated: December 9, 2013 at 8:41 am

Marion County Sheriff’s Office joins in on the efforts of helping local food pantries.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Department Raises Physical Expectations

By on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is instituting a new training program to keep its deputies in shape. The program includes an obstacle course and combat training.

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Traffic Unit Busts Two Men In Marion County For Synthetic Marijuana

By on October 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 9:16 am

The Marion County Traffic Unit busted two men Wednesday with 14 ounces of synthetic marijuana. The drugs and various paraphernalia were found in the men’s vehicle.

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