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Cops Corner 10.22.15
West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, May 21, 2015 3 years ago

Cops Corner 05.21.15

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by: Zak Kerr Staff Writer/Reporter

OAKLAND

APRIL 24

JUST A LITTLE BIT 

15000 block of West Colonial Drive. Speeding. A traffic stop around 12:40 a.m. occurred because a driver went 68 mph in a 45-mph zone. The officer smelled marijuana and asked the driver whether there was anything to know about in the car. She said, “No, you guys can do anything.” The officer asked all occupants to vacate the car for a search, which was negative. A passenger admitted to a bit of marijuana in his pocket when asked. The officer pulled a clear jar of 0.7 grams of cannabis from that passenger’s pocket for evidence.

WHAT’S ONE MORE?

17000 block of West Colonial Drive. Driving While License Revoked. At roughly 9:35 a.m., an officer stopped a driver whose plate showed up for a vehicle impound order and whose license showed up as invalid in the police database. The driver immediately said he had no license because it was suspended and that there was a weapon in the glove compartment. The officer told him to exit the car and stand at its back. When backup arrived, the driver said his gun was under the driver’s seat. The officer found it there, fully loaded, as well as a can with marijuana ashes in the center console. A check confirmed eight indefinite suspensions of the driver’s license for failing to pay traffic fines and two counts of habitual traffic violation since 2009. The driver received a citation for driving while license revoked for habitual offenses.

OCOEE

APRIL 21

HOT POTATO

Intersection of Ocoee Apopka and Silver Star roads. Drug Possession. An officer conducted a traffic stop at 11:57 p.m. He stopped a car attempting to pull away at 60 mph, with the driver slamming the brakes to avoid hitting another car. Officers detained all four occupants of the car and had seen the driver throw two baggies out the window, later identified as containing methamphetamine and cannabis. A search turned up two syringes, a clear glass pipe with cocaine residue and crack rocks in an ibuprofen bottle in the back seat, and several open liquor bottles throughout the car. Police asked the woman who had been in the back seat whether the items were hers. She said they were not and that the driver had tossed them back and told her, “Don’t worry, I’ll come get you out of jail.” The driver said he did not do that, so officers arrested the woman on four charges of drug possession and one possession of cocaine charge. The driver was under arrest on charges of reckless driving, drug possession and tampering with evidence. He received citations for reckless driving, speeding 20 mph over the limit and open alcoholic beverages while driving.

APRIL 24

HOT PURSUIT AND THEN SOME

Intersection of New Victor and Clarke roads. Resisting an Officer. An officer responded around 11:45 p.m. to a bar fight. He joined two other officers in pursuit of a suspect’s van. Police repeatedly commanded the driver to stop by loudspeaker, but he refused and continued swerving and ran a red light. The three officers ultimately boxed in the van just north of Ocoee Vista Parkway. Two officers extracted the suspect, who kicked at officers as they opened his door and tried to punch one, but the other two tased him for five seconds. The driver had purchased $110.81 of alcohol at the bar and left his ID and credit card there. He began calling officers cowards and questioning their sexuality. Officers removed taser barbs from his arm and chest before ambulances arrived. Officers restrained him on a gurney and had him transported to Health Central Hospital, where he said he would show an officer’s wife what a real man is, called the officer names and demanded a lawyer. While the officer walked him out, he suddenly pushed off and tried to face the officer, who put him in a chicken wing to prevent spitting. He fell limp to the ground and forced officers to drag him. On the way to jail, he made more threats and insults. Charges were fleeing and attempting to elude an officer, resisting an officer with violence and assault of an officer.

APRIL 25

CANNABIS CARRIER

Sparkling Water Circle and Turtle Lake Court. Drug Possession. An officer conducted a traffic stop at about 9:30 p.m. on a car with an expired tag. The officer smelled marijuana when the driver lowered the window. The driver confessed to marijuana in his trunk and glovebox, 36.3 grams altogether in two plastic bags. The driver received a citation for the expired tag and was under arrest on felonious possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis.

CALL STATS

Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 222 calls for assistance from April  23 to May 6:

Fires: 4

EMS: 137

Vehicle accidents: 17

Hazardous materials/conditions: 3

Public service: 45

False alarms: 15

Other: 1

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 1,016 calls for service from April 16 to 29:

Arrests (adult): 48

Arrests (juvenile): 9

Assault/battery: 11

Burglary (residential and business): 9

Burglary (vehicle): 7

Child abuse: 7

Criminal mischief: 8

Drug violations: 10

DUI: 6

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 1

Sexual battery: 1

Thefts: 19

Vehicle accidents: 38

Vehicle thefts: 7

Missing/endangered adult: 4

Missing/runaway juvenile: 2

Windermere Police

The Windermere Police Department reported 186 calls for assistance from April 20 to May 3.

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 169 calls for assistance from April 19 to May 2:

Fires: 5

EMS: 119

Vehicle accidents: 12

Automatic fire alarms: 5

Public assistance: 3

Hazardous conditions: 3

Calls for service: 22

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 1,018 calls for service from April 16 to 29:

Arrests (adult): 38

Arrests (juvenile): 8

Assault/battery: 19

Burglary (residential and business): 6

Burglary (vehicle): 23

Child abuse: 0

Criminal mischief: 10

Drug violations: 8

DUI: 3

Robbery: 2

Sexual assault/battery: 1

Thefts: 25

Vehicle accidents: 46

Vehicle thefts: 2

Missing/runaway juvenile: 3

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