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…


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…


“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…


Man Responsible for Killing Family in 2015 Lake County Accident Finally Arrested

July 21, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A man who was responsible for three deaths in Lake County back in 2015 has finally been caught and arrested according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release. Troopers arrested 26-year-old James Geoffrey Dameron when he attempted to flee from troopers on the Florida Turnpike in Palm Beach County on Tuesday. Troopers and Seminole County Deputies located Dameron traveling southbound on the Turnpike in a white Mercedes SUV…


Band Teacher Arrested After Sexual Relationship with Student

July 20, 2017

MINNEOLA, Fla. – A Lake Minneola High School band teacher was arrested Wednesday afternoon after an investigation by the Lake County School Board found that 32-year-old Jon North was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with a student. According to an arrest report, deputies were contacted by school board officials after conducting a full investigation into the allegations of the relationship between the teacher and student.   School board officials told…


Citrus County Woman Arrested For Animal Cruelty

June 27, 2017

Citrus County, Fla.- On June 26, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office was called to a case of animal cruelty in the Highlands area of Inverness. 75-year-old, Barbara Smith was arrested for animal cruelty due to poor living conditions and a strong odor of ammonia. Smith had called an electrician to work on her house. However, when the electrician arrived, he refused to work under such conditions and called Citrus County Sherrif’s Office. Fire…


Two Arrested in Tavares Drug Bust

June 2, 2017

TAVARES, Fla. – Detectives with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Tavares Police Department arrested two people early Friday morning after executing a search warrant on a house they suspected to be used for dealing drugs. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, the investigation began in March after the department received numerous complaints from residents that lived near the home. Callers told detectives they believed drugs were being sold…


Man Arrested After Altercation Leaves Wal-Mart Employee Unconscious

A Lady Lake man was arrested after an altercation with a Wal-Mart employee ends with the employee unconscious on the ground.
January 23, 2017

LEESBURG – A Lady Lake man was arrested Sunday afternoon after an altercation with a Wal-Mart employee left the employee unconscious according to police reports. According to the report, Leesburg Police responded to the Wal-Mart located at 2501 Citrus Boulevard (US Hwy 441) in Leesburg just after 2:30 pm on Sunday in reference to a battery on an employee. When officers arrived, they found the Wal-Mart employee laying on the ground unresponsive….


Sorrento Man Handcuffs Wife, Forces Her Into Trunk

A Sorrento man was arrested late Tuesday night after allegedly beating his wife, handcuffing her, and forcing her into a trunk.
January 4, 2017

SORRENTO – A Sorrento man is currently behind bars at the Lake County Jail after allegedly beating his wife, handcuffing her, forcing her into a trunk and then leaving her on the side of the road almost a mile away from their home according to arrest reports. Deputies responded to the intersection of Reef Drive and Nocatee Trail in Sorrento late Tuesday night after dispatchers received a call from a man…


Man Accuses Wife of “Beating Him Up”

A Sorrento woman was arrested after being accused of "beating up" her husband during a dispute over child care issues with their toddler.
January 4, 2017

SORRENTO – A Sorrento woman found herself behind bars after allegedly “beating up” her husband according to arrest reports. 34-year-old Elizabeth Nie was arrested early Tuesday morning just after 1:30 am after deputies responded to her home on Alameda Drive in Sorrento in reference to a 911 call from her husband who told dispatchers that Nie was “beating him up”, the report stated. In the report, Nie’s husband told deputies that he and…