Fake License Plate Lands Ocala Man Behind Bars
A 35-year-old man was arrested in Belleview after an MCSO deputy spotted a counterfeit license plate on his vehicle. The deputy conducted a traffic stop and found that the temporary license plate was fake. The driver, identified as Yuriel Garcia Ramos, had a suspended driver's license and had cocaine. He was arrested and is facing multiple charges. A court date has been scheduled for February 20.
Be Careful of Using Night Drop Boxes
Ocala Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob night drop boxes near the Paddock Mall. Both men were seen on video at one of the businesses attempting to use a homemade weighted device that had duct tape attached to it, to steal the contents from inside the night drop.
At this time it is unknown how many businesses were targeted. But please be aware that it is unsafe to leave cash or other valuables in a night drop box.
The video of these two individuals is making the rounds on social media and thankfully one of the men was shown in the video not wearing gloves while grasping the box lid. Also, while fishing for stolen items, their device became stuck in one of the night drops and that has now been turned over to the police for further evidence and possible fingerprints. If you have any information please contact Officer Rossi of Ocala Police Dept.