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Crime, police reports, accident reports, police blotter in Leesburg, Florida and surrounding communities. Local police department press releases and alerts, local citations for golf cart DUI’s, robberies and more in Leesburg, Tavares, Eustis and other cities in Lake County, Florida.

Leesburg Lowe’s employee allegedly admits to taking cash from phony refunds

A Eustis woman was jailed late Friday afternoon after being accused of stealing from the Leesburg home improvement store where she worked.

Leesburg man nabbed after multiple items go missing from his former group home

A Leesburg man was jailed Thursday after being accused of breaking into a group home where he had once lived.

Leesburg man nabbed after allegedly striking bicyclist and fleeing from officer

A Leesburg man found himself behind bars Tuesday night after fleeing from a police officer who reported seeing him hit a bicyclist with his vehicle.

Deputies revive wanted Leesburg man after high-speed chase ends in crash

A Leesburg man with a penchant for fleeing from Lake County sheriff’s deputies was jailed early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase ended in a crash.

Nine more local COVID-19 deaths as Lake County adds 30 new cases of virus

Nine more local residents have lost their battle with COVID-19 as the deadly virus continues to sweep across Leesburg and other Lake County communities.

Leesburg man arrested after caught behind wheel of stolen BMW

A Leesburg man was arrested after he was caught behind the wheel of a stolen BMW.

Lake County deputies scamper as suspected drunk driver hits patrol vehicle

Two Lake County sheriff’s deputies barely escaped injury late Monday night after jumping out of the way of an oncoming motorist at the scene of a fatal crash.

Leesburg handyman arrested after allegedly stabbing neighbor

A Leesburg handyman was arrested after allegedly stabbing a neighbor, requiring him to be airlifted to save his life. Kenneth Haugen, 51, is facing felony...

Armed 30-year-old man jailed after spotted walking on Leesburg High School campus

An armed 30-year-old man was arrested at Leesburg High School on Thursday morning after a guardian spotted him walking through the campus.

Man sought in Christmas Eve crash in Leesburg that killed 3 behind bars

A Mount Dora man wanted in connection with a fatal Christmas Eve crash that left three members of a Eustis family dead and one critically injured is behind bars in the Lake County Jail.