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Lake County sheriff warns area residents of scam involving payment for warrant

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is warning area residents about a scam involving a fake investigator seeking payments for outstanding warrants.

Juvenile connected to Light-Up Eustis shooting nabbed in Leesburg

A concerned citizen and Leesburg Police officers are being lauded for nabbing juveniles who were acting suspiciously – including one wanted in connection with a recent high-profile shooting.

Leesburg man once jailed for trying to steal Nikes from Kohl’s back behind bars

A Leesburg man who was arrested in February 2018 for attempting to walk out of Kohl’s in Lady Lake wearing a pair of stolen Nikes is back behind bars in the Marion County Jail after being caught driving a stolen vehicle.

Webster man jailed on multitude of charges after traffic stop in Leesburg

A Webster man is behind bars in the Lake County Jail on multiple charges after a traffic stop in Leesburg on Sunday night.

22-year-old Leesburg man behind bars after meth and cocaine found in vehicle

A Leesburg man found himself behind bars early Sunday morning on drug charges after the vehicle he was riding in was stopped for speeding on W. Dixie Avenue.

Leesburg man jailed on drug and weapons charge after circling hotel parking lot

A 23-year-old Leesburg man was jailed early Saturday morning on a litany of charges after police officers spotted him circling the parking lot of a local hotel.

Man arrested after allegedly pointing gun at woman at popular Leesburg bar

A Fruitland Park man was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at a woman at a popular Leesburg bar.

Leesburg woman claiming to steal items for kids at children’s home nailed at Wal-Mart

A Leesburg woman claiming to have ties to a children’s home found herself behind bars Monday after being accused of ripping off $269.70 worth of grocery items from the Summerfield Wal-Mart.

Leesburg man and Fruitland Park gal pal jailed after theft at Summerfield Wal-Mart

A Leesburg man and his Fruitland Park lady friend were jailed Thursday night after being accused of ripping off merchandise from the Summerfield Wal-Mart.

Leesburg man nabbed at Summerfield Wal-Mart after deputy witnesses attack

A Leesburg man found himself behind bars Thursday night after getting into a nasty scuffle with his lady friend in front of Marion County sheriff’s deputies at the Summerfield Wal-Mart.