Leesburg Woman Arrested for Grand Theft After Stealing Scratch Off Tickets

August 4, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – A former Circle K employee was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a manager discovered that she had taken several scratch-off tickets without initially paying for them and using the winnings to pay for the tickets later. Leesburg Police responded to the Circle K located at 900 S. 14th St. shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday in response to the complaint. A store manager told officers that while watching security footage…

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Man Arrested, Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teen While She Slept

August 1, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg Police arrested a man Saturday afternoon after being accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl while she slept according to an arrest report. Officers responded to Leesburg Regional Medical Center after receiving a call from a woman stating that her daughter had been sexually assaulted. Upon arrival, the victim told officers that she was asleep on her couch when she woke up to a “thrusting motion”. The…

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Johnson’s Pizza Pi Kicks Off Grand Opening Tuesday

July 31, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – A new restaurant is in town and is making waves, or more accurately pizzas. Johnson’s Pizza Pi first opened its doors on July 1 and received a large outpouring from locals praising their pizzas and sandwiches. Now, only one month later, owner David Johnson announced their grand opening will be held on August 1. Locals can stop by as soon as the doors open at 10:30 a.m. to…

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Veterans, Military and Seniors Pet Adoption Discounts Now Available in Sumter

July 31, 2017

Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County Shelter Manager, Anne Miller, recently announced two new adoption programs. “To show our appreciation of our veterans and active military, our Society will honor them with a $25 discount on all pet adoptions through our ‘Pets for Vets’ adoption program. In addition, we have also created a ‘Seniors for Seniors’ pet adoption program designed to help not only the senior citizens in our community but also the senior animals…

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“See Something, Say Something” Policy Leads to Arrest

July 25, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – A local Leesburg resident who followed the “See Something, Say Something” policy is to thank for the arrest of a man responsible for vandalizing a business late last Friday. The witness, who has not been identified, contacted Leesburg Police after she heard glass breaking while she was sitting at the intersection of Main Street and 14th Street around 11 p.m. Friday night. The witness stated that when she…

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Police Search for Suspects in Dollar General Attempted Robbery

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July 25, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg Police officers are searching for two suspects who attempted to rob the Dollar General located on Palmetto Street late Monday night according to Lt. Joe Iozzi. Iozzi stated that a white male and white female entered the store Monday night with knives and wearing “some type of cloth” over their faces. Both suspects fled the store after a store clerk told them she could not open the…

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Ocala Man Dead After Fatal Motorcyle Accident

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July 25, 2017

OCALA, Fla. – An Ocala man was pronounced dead late Monday night after crashing his 2008 Harley Sportster according to Florida Highway Patrol reports. Troopers stated that 53-year-old Mark Hanson was traveling westbound on his motorcycle just before midnight on Monday twenty miles east of Ocala on State Road 40 when for an unknown reason, the rear brakes locked up causing Hanson’s bike to lay on its side. During the incident,…

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Fourth Man Arrested in Connection to Biker Gang Shooting During Bikefest

July 24, 2017

NAPLES, Fla. – The fourth man suspected of being involved in a shooting that occurred during the Leesburg Bikefest that ended in the death of David Donovan earlier this year was located and is now in custody according to a Leesburg Police Department report. The Lake County State Attorney’s office issued an arrest warrant for four suspects, reportedly believed to be members of The Outlaws motorcycle club, after the suspects were allegedly…

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Leesburg Officials Invite Public to Budget Workshops

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July 24, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg City Commission is inviting the public to join them as they discuss the proposed budget plan for 2018. Meetings will be held in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall located at 501 West Meadow Street at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 27. During the meetings, residents can discuss ideas and proposals for the Proposed Annual Budget for the fiscal year 2017-18. Persons with…

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