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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Jun. 4, 2015 3 years ago

Cops Corner 06.04.15

by: Zak Kerr Staff Writer/Reporter


MAY 14


17000 block of West Colonial Drive. Drug possession. At 11:48 p.m., an officer checked the health of people who were inside a truck at a gas station for more than an hour, per employee request. The driver said she was only sleeping and doing nothing wrong, but she kept nodding off and could not answer officer questions. The passenger could not speak from a sore throat but said he was also sleeping. The occupants vacated the truck for the officer’s search request. The officer found a syringe with a small amount of an unknown substance in it and asked the driver about it. The driver said she had not done drugs since September, when she used heroin. A search of the occupants was negative, as was a test for heroin and methamphetamine on the substance. The officer arrested the driver on a drug-possession charge.


500 block of Briley Avenue. Information. A man informed the police of what he described as a burglary to his vehicle. Two days earlier, he left his car secured at his residence. At 3 p.m. the day after that, he found his glovebox open and his pistol missing, with no signs of forced entry to his truck. He said the pistol was worth about $650 and wanted to prosecute.


MAY 14


10000 block of West Colonial Drive. Robbery. An officer reported at 3:43 a.m. to a convenience store regarding a robbery. The complainant, a clerk for the store, described a female suspect who got a coffee and placed it and her purse on the counter. She had asked the clerk what he would do if she told him he had a gun. He had said, “Whatever you want.” From fear of a gun, the clerk had given her about $165 from the register, and she left. The clerk called police and provided video footage of the incident. A K-9 unit traced the suspect to a nearby hotel, where a security guard told police a person matching the suspect description had entered a taxi leaving the property. An officer stopped that cab and procured the passenger, who matched the description. The clerk positively identified the suspect, who matched the surveillance video suspect and confessed fully, police said. Police returned the money and arrested the suspect on a charge of robbery with threat of a weapon.


Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 107 calls for assistance from May 14 to 20:

Fires: 1

EMS: 64

Vehicle accidents: 12

Hazardous materials/conditions: 2

Public service: 22

False alarms: 6

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 467 calls for service from May 7 to 13:

Arrests (adult): 20

Arrests (juvenile): 8

Assault/battery: 5

Burglary (residential and business): 2

Burglary (vehicle): 4

Child abuse: 5

Criminal mischief: 1

Drug violations: 1

DUI: 1

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 0

Sexual battery: 2

Thefts: 12

Vehicle accidents: 30

Vehicle thefts: 1

Missing/endangered adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 1

Windermere Police

The Windermere Police Department reported 81 calls for assistance from May 11 to 17.

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 102 calls for assistance from May 10 to 16:

Fires: 5

EMS: 54

Vehicle accidents: 7

Automatic fire alarms: 9

Public assistance: 2

Hazardous conditions: 3

Calls for service: 15

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 537 calls for service from May 7 to 13:

Arrests (adult): 23

Arrests (juvenile): 3

Assault/battery: 6

Burglary (residential and business): 1

Burglary (vehicle): 5

Child abuse: 1

Criminal mischief: 2

Drug violations: 4

DUI: 1

Robbery: 2

Sexual assault/battery: 2

Thefts: 7

Vehicle accidents: 23

Vehicle thefts: 1

Missing/runaway adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 1

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