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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015 4 years ago

Cops Corner 04.02.15

by: Zak Kerr Staff Writer/Reporter




400 block of North Jefferson Street. Burglary. At about 4:07 a.m., an officer met a complainant who parked his unlocked work pickup in his yard, leaving it from 12:30 to 1 a.m. When he returned at 4 a.m., he noticed contents in the truck were moved, with only a rusty $25 rifle noticeably absent. The officer processed the truck with negative results, and the rifle has no serial number, but the complainant said a man looking for work saw the rifle during a conversation a few days prior.



17000 block of West Colonial Drive. Hit and Run. At about 10:50 a.m., a car backed into another while in line at a car wash, according to a complainant and police reports from video of the incident. The driver of the front vehicle got out to see the damage and then drove through the car wash and left without giving information. Once identified, the driver will receive an affidavit with the charge of leaving a crash with $50 or more of damage.



200 block of Largovista Drive. Civil Dispute. An officer met a complainant who said a painter he found on Craigslist painted his car’s bumper with paint that did not match the rest of the car. The painter said it would dry and match the next day, which led to an argument and the painter leaving. The painter then sent the complainant text messages and called several times, including once when the officer heard the painter wish the complainant and his wife would die and say he would file a lien on the car. Officers contacted the painter, who would not confirm his identity and said he would put a lien on the car. He hung up when officers told him the complainant was issuing a trespass warning.




11000 block of West Colonial Drive. Burglary. An officer responded to a complainant who noticed when he reported to work around 9 a.m. the padlock and chain to the car dealer employing him were removed, with damage to a fence. The complainant was not concerned with a damage statement but how to prevent it from recurring. Total damages were estimated at $500.



9000 block of West Colonial Drive. Theft. An officer reported to a retail store, where an employee witnessed a female enter a fitting room with four shirts and exit with one, which she returned to a rack. The suspect passed all registers with the shirts in her purse and exited without paying. The witness escorted the suspect back to the store and recovered the shirts, priced at $78 total. The witness provided a CD with video of the incident and will testify in court on the store’s behalf.


Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 123 calls for assistance from March 5 to 11:

Fires: 3

EMS: 79

Vehicle accidents: 6

Hazardous materials/conditions: 0

Public service: 27

False alarms: 8

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 430 calls for service from March 5 to 11:

Arrests (adult): 14

Arrests (juvenile): 1

Assault/battery: 5

Burglary (residential and business): 6

Burglary (vehicle): 4

Child abuse: 0

Criminal mischief: 5

Drug violations: 2

DUI: 0

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 1

Sexual battery: 2

Thefts: 16

Vehicle accidents: 19

Vehicle thefts: 1

Missing/endangered adult: 3

Missing/runaway juvenile: 1

Windermere Police

The Windermere Police Department reported 113 calls for assistance from March 9 to 15.

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 99 calls for assistance from March 8 to 14:

Fires: 6

EMS: 68

Vehicle accidents: 10

Automatic fire alarms: 2

Public assistance: 3

Hazardous conditions: 0

Calls for service: 10

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 459 calls for service from March 5 to 11:

Arrests (adult): 35

Arrests (juvenile): 0

Assault/battery: 15

Burglary (residential and business): 2

Burglary (vehicle): 3

Child abuse: 0

Criminal mischief: 6

Drug violations: 6

DUI: 1

Robbery: 0

Sexual assault/battery: 0

Thefts: 6

Vehicle accidents: 28

Vehicle thefts: 0

Missing/runaway adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 0

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