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Cops Corner 10.22.15
West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 4 years ago

Cops Corner 02.19.15

by: Zak Kerr Staff Writer/Reporter


FEB. 1


Florida’s Turnpike and West Colonial Drive. Drunken Driving. Around 1:42 a.m., an officer noticed a man make an illegal U-turn from the turnpike’s northbound off-ramp and drive on the median. The officer followed the car, which then sped quickly and swerved right with no turn signal. Upon siren and emergency lights, the driver tapped his brakes and then sped on, weaving into a bike lane and stopping just before he hit a sign. The driver opened his door and held a lighter in his left hand while rummaging for documents, including a broken license and paperwork that fell on the road. The driver denied drinking and pulled out his keys at the officer’s request but dropped them before he could put them on the roof. The officer shut the door and told the man to stay put. The man soon stepped out and began eating a banana, dropping some on the road before complying with requests to sit in his car. Officers asked him to get out for tests, so he did, dropping more banana before spiking it. The man said he had just one beer, and when asked when he last slept, he said, “I don’t sleep.” After he slurred many responses, he rated himself at eight on a 10-scale of drunkenness. During visual exercises, the man stopped following the officer’s pen as instructed, asked, “Are you serious?” and refused to continue that test. During the walk and turn, the man repeatedly started before instructions ended, stepped off the line to say, “Y’all playin’ with me,” and refused to finish it or the one-leg stand. While he resisted arrest, the man said, “Y’all some [expletive] boys,” before officers could force him into a squad car. He kicked a car window before needing restraints. He continued kicking, violent threats and swearing through booking.

FEB. 3


4000 block of West Henschen Avenue. Criminal Mischief. At 10:29 a.m., a man noticed upon exiting his home that someone had smashed his headlights and left taillight. The value of the damage is around $600.


JAN. 29


West Colonial Drive. Larceny. Officers met a woman who was robbed sometime in the morning. From her parked car in a store lot, someone stole her purse, wallet, driver’s license, two Social Security cards, birth certificate and ATM card, worth about $150 altogether. Although the alarm was active and the car was locked, there were no signs of forced entry.

FEB. 1


600 block of Cardinal Street. Larceny. An officer met a man whose pickup was burglarized between 4 p.m. the prior day and 8 a.m. The driver’s door was ajar, and the glove compartment and center console were rummaged through, but nothing was missing, and police found no prints.


Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 79 calls for assistance from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4:

Fires: 4

EMS: 50

Vehicle accidents: 5

Hazardous materials/conditions: 0

Public service: 12

False alarms: 8

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 974 calls for service from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4:

Arrests (adult): 29

Arrests (juvenile): 3

Assault/battery: 11

Burglary (residential and business): 3

Burglary (vehicle): 11

Child abuse: 4

Criminal mischief: 1

Drug violations: 3

DUI: 7

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 0

Sexual battery: 0

Thefts: 7

Vehicle accidents: 17

Vehicle thefts: 3

Missing/endangered adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 0

Windermere Police

The Windermere Police Department reported 92 calls for assistance from Feb. 2-8.

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 79 calls for assistance from Feb. 1-7:

Fires: 1

EMS: 55

Vehicle accidents: 5

Automatic fire alarms: 6

Public assistance: 3

Hazardous conditions: 2

Calls for service: 7

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 473 calls for service from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4:

Arrests (adult): 32

Arrests (juvenile): 8

Assault/battery: 8

Burglary (residential and business): 1

Burglary (vehicle): 3

Child abuse: 0

Criminal mischief: 1

Drug violations: 10

DUI: 5

Robbery: 0

Sexual assault/battery: 1

Thefts: 6

Vehicle accidents: 17

Vehicle thefts: 0

Missing/runaway adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 0

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