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Cops Corner 10.22.15
West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 4 years ago

Cops Corner 02.12.15

by: Zak Kerr Staff Writer/Reporter


JAN. 24


17000 block of West Colonial Drive. Drunken Driving. At 2:16 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle that had swerved back and forth across all lanes of the road. The passenger admitted to drunkenness from a friend’s birthday party, and the officer smelled alcohol and saw bloodshot eyes and lethargic movement in the driver, so the driver performed sobriety exercises. The driver failed the exercises, according to the report, and was arrested on charges of DUI.

JAN. 26


16000 block of West Colonial Drive. Driving While License Suspended. Around 3:37 p.m., an officer noticed a suspect twice convicted of driving with a suspended license parking at a gas station. When the suspect began to drive off, the officer stopped him, and he confessed to having a suspended license. A search of the suspect revealed roughly 2 grams of marijuana in his pocket. The vehicle did not belong to the suspect, so it was towed. Officers arrested the suspect on charges of driving while license suspended and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

JAN. 28


20 block of North Brock Street. Grand Theft. An officer met a complainant around 11:36 a.m. The complainant said someone had stolen her white gold sapphire and diamond ring from her unlocked jewelry box in her bedroom closet, where she had last seen the ring a month prior. The only people with access to the room other than immediate family were members of a cleaning company. The estimated value of the ring is $1,950.


JAN. 21


2300 block of Ocoee-Apopka Road.Theft. Officers met a woman at a burger joint about hot pink Beats headphones. Her daughter had used the restroom, ordered and eaten food and then prepared to exit. She noticed her backpack was open with no headphones in it. A girl accused a boy of stealing them. The daughter asked the boy, who denied taking the headphones, worth about $200. The manager said she would obtain security footage.

JAN. 22


East Silver Star Road. Burglary. Around 5 p.m., a woman parked her car in her driveway, but her glovebox was open with its contents on the passenger seat upon her return, she told police. The car has no alarm, and there was no forced entry because she keeps it unlocked. 

JAN. 23


Mobile Lane. Larceny. A complainant told an officer his tools were missing from his truck bed as of 6 a.m. A neighbor saw a white truck and a black motorcycle in the complainant’s driveway and leave quickly. There were no signs of forced entry. Suspects stole six Hitachi frame guns, a black Craftsman toolbox and a Chopin hammer, collectively worth about $1,600.

JAN. 25


McCormick Woods Drive. Grand Theft. A complainant reported a stolen air conditioner via a tip by lawn-maintenance staff. The complainant’s real-estate agent said she had shown the home Jan. 23 but did not notice missing units, worth about $6,000. A neighbor said she had noticed the units missing Jan. 21 or 22. An officer found pliers by the units and submitted them as evidence.


Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 79 calls for assistance from Jan. 22 to 28:

Fires: 0

EMS: 48

Vehicle accidents: 3

Hazardous materials/conditions: 1

Public service: 19

False alarms: 8

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 937 calls for service from Jan. 22 to 28:

Arrests (adult): 25

Arrests (juvenile): 2

Assault/battery: 5

Burglary (residential and business): 7

Burglary (vehicle): 8

Child abuse: 5

Criminal mischief: 1

Drug violations: 9

DUI: 1

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 0

Sexual battery: 2

Thefts: 14

Vehicle accidents: 13

Vehicle thefts: 1

Missing/endangered adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 1

Windermere Police

The Windermere Police Department reported 96 calls for assistance from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1.

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 98 calls for assistance from Jan. 18 to 24:

Fires: 2

EMS: 61

Vehicle accidents: 7

Automatic fire alarms: 9

Public assistance: 0

Hazardous conditions: 2

Calls for service: 17

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 490 calls for service from Jan. 22 to 28:

Arrests (adult): 21

Arrests (juvenile): 4

Assault/battery: 11

Burglary (residential and business): 1

Burglary (vehicle): 2

Child abuse: 0

Criminal mischief: 4

Drug violations: 6

DUI: 4

Robbery: 0

Sexual assault/battery: 0

Thefts: 10

Vehicle accidents: 14

Vehicle thefts: 0

Missing/runaway adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 0

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