Investigators are now trying to find the person or team responsible for shooting windows and causing thousands of dollars in vehicle damages. This crime spree took place from 2 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 through 10a.m., Saturday, February 22, 2014 in neighborhoods from Ocklawaha to Belleview to Silver Springs Shores to the Forest community. At this moment there is no suspect(s).
Diamond L. Polycarpe, 19, of Ocala is in jail facing numerous charges related to the sexual assault of a child. A case concerning Polycarpe was developed when detectives learned that the victim was being treated for alcohol intoxication. It was learned that suspect Polycarpe had given the 13-year-old victim "liquor out of a blue bottle." Also, the victim told detectives Polycarpe pulled her pants down and had sexual intercourse with her in a wooded area behind a community center in the Marion Oaks area.
United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that Renita Mount Rayner (53, St. Petersburg) today pleaded guilty to three counts of robbery of a federally insured financial institution and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. She faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled. Rayner was indicted on December 18, 2013.
BJ Helvy, 48, of Belleview has been charged with one count of exploitation of the elderly and one count of fraud. The case
started January 14, 2014 with a victim who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Helvy was hired to do tree service for the victim who lives in Ocklawaha. In the end, Helvy charged the victim $7740 for the work.
On Friday, January 17, Deputy Porcelli attempted to pull a Ford Fusion over for going 70 in a 55 on E. HWY 40. When the deputy got out of the vehicle and started in the direction of the car they sped away from the traffic stop.
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Detectives with the Bureau of Special Investigations have made a positive identification of the victim in yesterday’s homicide. The murder took place at 6095 SE 180 Avenue Road in Ocklawaha. The victim, 74 year old Stanley Yassen, died a violent death inside his home on August 28, 2013 between the hours of 10:45 AM and 2:31 PM.
During a routine patrol Marion County Deputy Bustamante observed Tony Lee McKenzie driving a blue 2010 Nissan without wearing a seat belt. He conducted a traffic stop at which point and McKenzie stepped out of the vehicle and walked briskly toward Deputy Bustamante as he exited his patrol car.
Marcus Jeremy Waters, 37, of Ocala was arrested just after 2 PM., on Saturday, August 24, 2013 charged with "Child Abuse Without Great Bodily Harm." Witnesses told investigators Waters’ dog wandered off and Waters, after searching the area, could not find his dog.
John C. Mounsey, 53, of Umatilla is in the Marion County Jail and is facing several charges. Investigators say the evidence shows Mounsey threw a long kitchen knife and a pair of scissors at the victim. When the victim was able to get away to a neighbor’s home, Mounsey reportedly came after the victim with an axe handle.
The Marion County Sheriff's Office received a frantic 911 call from victim Pat Perry stating that she left her home around 11:15am to take her granddaughter to the library. When leaving her home, she noticed a Hispanic male on a bicycle, later identified as the defendant Jonathin Velez.