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 […]

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 […]

Three suspects wanted after scamming restaurants out of a night’s dinner

Three suspects wanted after scamming restaurants out of a night’s dinner

Three suspects – two women and a man – are being sought after they scammed three different east Volusia restaurants out of a night’s dinner. All three incidents occurred at a Houligan’s restaurant in different cities in Volusia County; the most recent occurred on November 23, at 1725 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach. The […]

Changes in duck hunting laws

Changes in duck hunting laws

Duck hunters should be aware of the daily bag limit for mallards has been reduced to two birds, of which only one may be female. “Since 1998, mallard populations in eastern North America have steadily declined by approximately 20%. Over the same period, mallard harvest in the U.S. portion of the Atlantic Flyway has decreased […]

Corrections officer arrested for child molestation

Corrections officer arrested for child molestation

A Lowell corrections officer, who is one of four officers being investigated for beating and paralyzing an inmate, has been arrested for child molestation. Keith Mitchell Turner, 34, was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation. Sexual Battery, and Lewd or Lascivious Exhibition. The investigation started when a young girl […]

17 people arrested during child pornography investigation

17 people arrested during child pornography investigation

On Monday, November 4, 2019, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office concluded a month-long special operation to identify members of the community who possessed and shared child pornography. The operation, code name, “Guardians of Innocence IV: Fall Haul,” was carried out by undercover detectives from PCSO’s Computer Crimes Unit, and resulted in the arrests of 17 […]

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