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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Jun. 25, 2015 4 years ago

Cops Corner 06.25.15

by: Zak Kerr Staff Writer/Reporter




16000 block of West Colonial Drive. Driving with revoked license. At 5:37 a.m., an officer followed a van into a cemetery to an access road for an abandoned orange grove common for dumping. The driver said he was lost while taking his girlfriend to work. He said he had a revoked license he could not renew because he has no Social Security number. 


100 block of West Hull Avenue. Burglary. An officer met a burglary victim at 6:10 p.m. on scene. The victim said unknown suspect(s) used a tool to damage and force open his front door between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. A $30 knife and $20 were missing. Dish soap was all over the house, including the door, so no fingerprint check occurred. A neighbor said she saw five people in front of the house between 3:30 and 4 p.m., before they traveled west. Officers found the knife 50 yards from the home and a person of interest, but the victim decided not to testify or prosecute.




10000 block of West Colonial Drive. Theft. An officer met a big-box store employee around 1:30 p.m. about a theft call. The employee said he had seen a woman conceal pants, a shirt and other items in a baby bag. She purchased some by self-checkout but kept others concealed. She went to the customer service center and returned some concealed items with a prior receipt, receiving $30.83. She then tried to exit, but the employee stopped her and recovered six concealed items worth $59.63 altogether.

The employee thus recovered $90.46 of goods total and provided video and photos related to the incident. The woman said she was broke and needed money. She received a date to appear in court.


9000 block of West Colonial Drive. Drunken driving. An officer found a driver slumped over in his stationary car at about 4:25 a.m. in a parking lot, diagonal from a parking spot. The engine and lights were on, and the car was in drive with the driver’s foot on the brake. The officer put the car in park, prompting the driver to wake and ask whether he needed medical help. The driver offered his license and then complied with requests to walk to the back of the car. He swayed and asked questions in a slurred, mumbled, slow way, with alcohol on his breath. He said he had been downtown and, when asked whether he would take sobriety tests, “Wait, let me think about it.” After 20 seconds, the officer asked again, and he said, “Let me think about it some more.” After 20 more seconds, again the officer asked, and he did not answer, so the officer arrested him. In the patrol car, he repeatedly asked several questions. At the DUI center, he said he had a dry mouth and wanted something. He agreed to a breath test, with a result of .144 BAC.


Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 127 calls for assistance from June 4 to June 10:

Fires: 4

EMS: 78

Vehicle accidents: 17

Hazardous materials/conditions: 4

Public service: 17

False alarms: 6

Other: 1

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 471 calls for service from May 28 to June 3:

Arrests (adult): 15

Arrests (juvenile): 3

Assault/battery: 6

Burglary (residential and business): 3

Burglary (vehicle): 4

Child abuse: 3

Criminal mischief: 2

Drug violations: 3

DUI: 1

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 1

Sexual battery: 0

Thefts: 11

Vehicle accidents: 19

Vehicle thefts: 0

Missing/endangered adult: 2

Missing/runaway juvenile: 0

Windermere Police

The Windermere Police Department reported 132 calls for assistance from June 8 to 14.

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 82 calls for assistance from May 31 to June 6:

Fires: 0

EMS: 56

Vehicle accidents: 6

Automatic fire alarms: 8

Public assistance: 0

Hazardous conditions: 4

Calls for service: 8

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 553 calls for service from May 28 to June 3:

Arrests (adult): 19

Arrests (juvenile): 1

Assault/battery: 14

Burglary (residential and business): 1

Burglary (vehicle): 9

Child abuse: 1

Criminal mischief: 1

Drug violations: 3

DUI: 2

Robbery: 2

Sexual assault/battery: 2

Thefts: 8

Vehicle accidents: 19

Vehicle thefts: 1

Missing/runaway adult: 1

Missing/runaway juvenile: 2

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