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Cops Corner 10.22.15
West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 3 years ago

Cops Corner 08.20.15

by: Zak Kerr Staff Writer/Reporter


AUG. 1


500 block of West Henschen Avenue. Grand theft. At 12:50 p.m., an officer met a 911 caller who said he had noticed his leaf-blower and chainsaw were missing. A check revealed that his granddaughter had pawned the leaf-blower July 27 in Winter Garden, but the manager did not accept a pawn of the chainsaw July 29. The officer and manager completed a pawn hold form on the leaf-blower.


AUG. 1


300 block of Franklin Street. Burglary. At 7 p.m., a complainant showed an officer security footage of a man burglarizing his truck and placing stolen items in bushes. The complainant was missing a chainsaw, a box of rotors, a box of sprayers and a toolbox, altogether worth $905. He said he had seen the suspect walk toward the railroad tracks, where officers found the suspect in the same clothes, confirmed his identity and then arrested him. When asked where the stolen items were, the suspect said, “I didn’t do anything.” All but the chainsaw were recovered.

AUG. 3


Willow Creek Drive and Spring Creek Road. Drug possession. At about 9:32 p.m., an officer saw a swerving cyclist turn right without stopping at a stop sign. The officer conducted a traffic stop and recognized the cyclist from several past encounters. The cyclist recognized the officer, too, and began crying. The officer asked whether he was fine. He said no and that he was going back to prison. The officer said he had stopped the suspect for running the stop sign and there was no need to be upset. He asked the suspect whether he had weapons or drugs. The suspect said yes and again cried and said he would return to prison. The officer grabbed the suspect’s wrist for safety, based on no specification of drugs or weapons. The suspect said, “Drugs in the right pocket” and that he had a taser and a pocketknife. The officer found all these in a search, including less than a gram of methamphetamines in a small, plastic glasses container. The officer asked whether there was anything else. The suspect said, “Meth in my right sock.” Less than a gram was there, also. The officer arrested the man on drug-possession charges. The suspect has been on methamphetamine trafficking probation. He continued crying and shaking, so the officer asked whether he was high. He said he had shot up earlier that day, so the officer had medics respond. The suspect’s mother received his property. He got no traffic citation for running the stop sign.


Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 207 calls for assistance from July 30 to Aug. 5:

Fires: 3

EMS: 79

Vehicle accidents: 5

Hazardous materials/conditions: 1

Public service: 13

False alarms: 9

Other: 1

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 409 calls for service from July 23 to 29:

Arrests (adult): 24

Arrests (juvenile): 0

Assault/battery: 3

Burglary (residential and business): 10

Burglary (vehicle): 3

Child abuse: 1

Criminal mischief: 2

Drug violations: 2

DUI: 4

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 1

Sexual battery: 1

Thefts: 15

Vehicle accidents: 26

Vehicle thefts: 1

Missing/endangered adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 1

Windermere Police

The Windermere Police Department reported 108 calls for assistance from Aug. 3 to 9.

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 84 calls for assistance from July 26 to Aug. 1:

Fires: 1

EMS: 54

Vehicle accidents: 8

Automatic fire alarms: 8

Public assistance: 2

Hazardous conditions: 5

Calls for service: 6

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 520 calls for service from July 23 to 29:

Arrests (adult): 24

Arrests (juvenile): 1

Assault/battery: 6

Burglary (residential and business): 8

Burglary (vehicle): 4

Child abuse: 0

Criminal mischief: 5

Drug violations: 7

DUI: 3

Robbery: 0

Sexual assault/battery: 0

Thefts: 8

Vehicle accidents: 22

Vehicle thefts: 2

Missing/runaway adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 0

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