| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Two Highland Park residents have been charged with prostitution and pimping.
Jose Lome-Rodriguez, 25, and Berta Perez-Molina, 43, both of the 300 block of Temple Avenue in Highland Park, were arrested July 19 after an undercover Lake County Sheriff's...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Authorities revealed new details about a marijuana farm where a 15-year-old girl was allegedly held captive in a metal box.
The Lake County Sheriff's Department said in a statement released this weekend that the girl was sexually assaulted repeatedly...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Two men who prosecutors say kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and kept her in metal box on a rural Northern California property are due in federal court this week.
Ryan Alan Balletto, 30, and Patrick Steven Pearmain, 25, face numerous charges and are...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:33 PM
A 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped and locked in a metal box on a property in rural Northern California was fed only crackers and water, authorities said.
The girl, who was reported missing April 2 from a San Fernando Valley home, was on the 681-...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Two men accused of cultivating marijuana and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl they allegedly kept in a metal box were assigned defense attorneys this week and are due back in court Friday.
Ryan Alan Balletto, 30, and Patrick Steven Pearmain, 25,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 4:51 AM
Ahhh, Florida, the state where public service hotlines are hotter than the weather.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office found out a number they had been printing on their domestic abuse and sexual assault brochure was a number for a sex chat line,...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Two Lake County jail inmates who walked away from a re-entry program Saturday were spotted in Montcalm County Sunday but remained on the loose.
The Newaygo County Sheriff's Department on Saturday night advised White Cloud residents to stay inside and...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 5:24 AM
Just call it some Meow Mix Meth.
Robert L. Morris, 50, of Eustis was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for a shipment of meth hidden in a Meow Mix bag,reports the Orlando Sentinel.
The president-elect of the Realtors Association of...
| Jul 9, 2011
| 2:12 PM
MOUNT DORA — Residents stepped in to help Saturday after vandals spray-painted hateful words and symbols on all sides of a neighborhood synagogue.
Because members of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora were honoring the Sabbath and could not...
| Jun 22, 2011
Strap yourself in, dear reader.
Tidbits of additional information about recent column topics have been trickling this way, and it's time to catch up on them.
First, a recent column criticized Lake County for spending about $8,000 to pave a parking lot...
| Jun 15, 2011
Officially add another fallen officer to the memorial honoring those killed in the line of duty.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office will be engraving the name of Chief Deputy B.C. Wilcox on the granite memorial in Tavares.
Wilcox's death came on July 4,...
| Nov 29, 2010
| 9:23 AM
Like many young women preparing for the weekend, hairdresser Kaylin Ransom has her nails done and picks out her nicest clothes.
But then she drives more than an hour for a weekly appointment she can't miss: having her mug shot taken at the county jail....