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…


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…


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…


Leesburg Police Search for SUV Involved in Hit-and-Run

May 11, 2017

LEESBURG, Fla. – Leesburg Police officers are searching for an SUV believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run accident that left one man in critical condition Wednesday night. Officers responded to the intersection of U.S. Highway 441 and Mills Street in Leesburg shortly after 8:30 p.m. after receiving a call about a hit-and-run. According to Lt. Joe Iozzi, the victim who was identified as 19-year-old Nidgel Fernandez-Medina was struck by…


Police Search For Man Who Robbed Stavros Employee at Gunpoint

April 20, 2017

LEESBURG – Leesburg Police are searching for a man who they say robbed two employees as they were leaving from their shift at Stavro’s Pizza House on 14th Street around 9:00 pm Wednesday night. According to the report, the employee was leaving Stavro’s along with her grandmother when a man, described as a thin black male, approached the two victims asking for change. The victims told officers that they gave the…


Leesburg Police Department Hosts its 22nd Annual Junior Athletic Games

April 8, 2017

LEESBURG – Saturday morning was a morning of fun, sun, and sports during the 22nd annual Junior Athletic Games (J.A.G.) put on by the Leesburg Police Department at Leesburg High School. The games first began in 1995 as the brainchild of Leesburg Police Department’s school resource officers and continues each year. To prepare for the event, coaches from Leesburg, Fruitland Park, The Villages, Treadway, and Beverly Shores Elementary schools hand selected…


Police Search for Suspects Involved in Possible Shooting at 7 Stars Discount

March 20, 2017

LEESBURG – Police are searching for suspects involved in a fight that took place in the parking lot of the 7 Stars Discount store located on Main Street in Leesburg Monday afternoon, according to Leesburg Police Lt. Joe Iozzi. According to Iozzi, police responded to the store after a caller reported a fight in the parking lot, however, the suspects had already fled the scene before police arrived. Witnesses reported that…


Azua Trial Scheduled to Begin in February

Man charged in manslaughter of Lori Dudley scheduled for sentencing.
January 6, 2017

TAVARES – Jose Omar Azua, the man responsible for the death of local biker Lori Dudley in August, will finally go to trial to face the charges of vehicular manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. After several months of unsuccessful plea negotiations, Azua’s trial is set to begin on February 6 at the Lake County Court House in front of Judge Briggs. Azua was first arrested on…


Man Arrested After Assaulting Couple with Toy Gun

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January 3, 2017

LEESBURG – A Leesburg man was arrested on New Year’s Eve after assaulting a couple with a toy gun according to arrest reports. Leesburg Police officers responded to a home on Sumter Street on New Year’s Eve just before 8:00 pm after receiving a 911 call in reference to a battery. According to the report, the victim and his aunt were walking their dog when a woman and several other people…