14-year-old Crystal River girl reported missing

14-year-old Crystal River girl reported missing

[UPDATE January 17, 2020, at 12:17 p.m. — Kayla Desiree-Marie Nienhuis was found safe.] On January 13, 2020, Kayla Desiree-Marie Nienhuis was reported as a missing juvenile to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. She is a 14-year-old white female, 5 feet 2 inches tall, 115 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair, wearing a maroon Hollister shirt, […]

Officer who was killed was drunk, speeding, second officer lied to investigators

Officer who was killed was drunk, speeding, second officer lied to investigators

On September 19, 2019, Ocala Police Department police officer, Daniel Wagner, was killed after he was involved in an off-duty motorcycle crash. A report released by the Florida Highway Patrol following a nearly four-month-long investigation, states that Wagner was intoxicated and speeding at the time of the crash. His BAC was .113 and he was […]

Home invasion yields three arrests

Home invasion yields three arrests

Three people were arrested Tuesday after committing a home invasion at a residence on Northeast 35th Street. Ricky Deely, Estell Garwood, and Alice Noell broke into the home and stole several items valued at approximately $1,000. Noell and Garwood were quickly located. Deeley was tracked down by a K-9 a short time later. He was […]

Pedestrian who was killed, identified

Pedestrian who was killed, identified

The identity of a pedestrian, who was killed after being struck by two vehicles Friday, has been released by the Florida Highway Patrol. According to troopers, a 2008 Chevy Cobalt, driven by Tammy Pensinger, was traveling northbound on US-41, south of East Norvell Bryant Hwy in the left turn lane, and a second vehicle, a […]

Police Sgt. suspended, falsified reports

Police Sgt. suspended, falsified reports

Ocala Police Department Sgt. Lonnie Freeman was suspended after it was discovered he falsified reports following an unlawful arrest. In addition to falsifying reports, Freeman is also accused of misleading dispatch and violating the department’s excessive force polices. On August 27, 2019, Freeman arrested Harry Guy Courtney, a homeless man who was sleeping at a […]

Police officer crashed, refused breathalyzer, arrested for DUI

Police officer crashed, refused breathalyzer, arrested for DUI

On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, Sanford Police Officer Adam Feldman was relieved of duty and placed on unpaid Administrative leave pending the outcome of a Criminal and Administrative/Professional Standards Investigation. During the early morning hours on Wednesday, the Sanford Police Department was notified that Officer Adam Feldman had been arrested for Driving Under the Influence […]

FWC: Weekly outdoor crime report

FWC: Weekly outdoor crime report

Officer Browning was on land patrol at Macrae’s Boat Ramp when he observed four individuals fishing from the dock. The officer checked the fishermen and located 18 undersized mangrove snapper in a cooler. The appropriate citations were issued. Officer Browning was on water patrol in the Salt River when he observed the operator of a […]

Selling homemade Coquito over Facebook? You might want to rethink it

Selling homemade Coquito over Facebook? You might want to rethink it

Coquito, meaning “Little Coconut” in Spanish, is a traditional Christmas drink. The drink, which originated in Puerto Rico, is a coconut-based alcoholic beverage similar to eggnog, sometimes being called the Puerto Rican Eggnog. According to officials, the drink is heavily sold over Facebook every holiday season. The drink is made with rum. In the United […]

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