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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015 3 years ago

Cops Corner 03.12.15

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by: Zak Kerr Staff Writer/Reporter

OAKLAND

FEB. 14

CROSS-COUNTY CANNABIS

17000 block of West Colonial Drive.Narcotics Violation. At 4:52 p.m., Oakland Police responded to the scene of a car stopped in Lake County by a Lake County deputy. The car was involved in a hit-and-run around West Colonial Drive and Remington Road earlier that afternoon. Police asked the driver, whose door was half-open, whether he was all right; he said, “Yeah, I got into a fender-bender!” Police smelled marijuana and saw a container between the front seats as the suspect complied with a request to exit his vehicle. The driver said he did not give consent to search, but police found 26 small, clear baggies of marijuana in that container; a wooden pipe; a metal pipe with burnt marijuana; and 12 smoked blunts, altogether 40 grams. The driver said he had it in his car to keep track of what he smokes so he does not smoke it all. Police arrested him on these charges: cannabis possession with intent to sell, felonious possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, leaving a crash scene without giving information for more than $50 of damage, driving a car with an expired tag more than six months, careless driving and no proof of insurance.

FEB. 18

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL

17000 block of State Road 438. Drunken Driving. At a 5:37 a.m. security check, an officer found a car parked in the lot of a cycling shop. The driver was asleep with the engine running. She awoke and said she had been drinking at an Orlando bar she worked for, and that she was now at a bar on International Drive. Police had to repeat queries, and she provided inappropriate answers. She struggled to find documents and exit the car for sobriety tests. She said cysts and high blood pressure would not interfere, but her poor balance might. Police arrested her on drunken driving charges. A breath test indicated a BAC of .160.

OCOEE

FEB. 12

STEAL OR NO STEAL

8000 block of West Colonial Drive. Theft. At 11:37 a.m., an officer followed up on security footage from a possible cell phone theft in January at a clothing store. Footage showed a woman slipping a cell phone from the cashier counter into her bag. She had returned to sell clothes to the store, where the manager recognized her as the woman who took the phone and took her information for the sale, but the woman then declined the sale and left. Police contacted the woman, who said she had not stolen the phone but was texting on it and holding it for safe keeping, because she did not trust the cashier with it. The woman placed the phone on a chair outside her home and did not answer the door when police recovered it and returned it to its owner. Police called again and asked her to sign a form stating she had relinquished the phone. She answered the door and signed, having no answer for not calling the police when she found it. Police charged her with grand theft.

FEB. 15

SUPER SAVERS

10000 block of West Colonial Drive.Theft. An officer met a superstore’s loss prevention associate around 1 p.m. regarding employee theft from the store. In January, two cashiers would help each other and unknown customers void scanned items and leave with goods without paying. Together, they stole $431.58 in merchandise, with video evidence from the associate, who will press grand and petit theft charges against the now-fired employees. An officer met one, who confessed to the crime.

CALL STATS

Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 125 calls for assistance from Feb. 12 to 18:

Fires: 2

EMS: 93

Vehicle accidents: 6

Public service: 18

False alarms: 4

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 400 calls for service from Feb. 12 to 18:

Arrests (adult): 20

Arrests (juvenile): 9

Assault/battery: 9

Burglary (residential and business): 2

Burglary (vehicle): 7

Child abuse: 3

Criminal mischief: 3

Drug violations: 6

DUI: 0

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 2

Sexual battery: 0

Thefts: 10

Vehicle accidents: 22

Vehicle thefts: 0

Missing/endangered adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 0

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 107 calls for assistance from Feb. 15 to 21:

Fires: 3

EMS: 73

Vehicle accidents: 4

Automatic fire alarms: 7

Public assistance: 5

Hazardous conditions: 4

Calls for service: 11

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 443 calls for service from Feb. 12 to 18:

Arrests (adult): 31

Arrests (juvenile): 0

Assault/battery: 6

Burglary (residential and business): 2

Burglary (vehicle): 1

Criminal mischief: 1

Drug violations: 11

DUI: 3

Robbery: 0

Sexual assault/battery: 0

Thefts: 9

Vehicle accidents: 18

Vehicle thefts: 1

Missing/runaway adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 1

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