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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2018 2 months ago

COPS CORNER 09.10.18

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In Winter Garden, a road-rage driver pointed a gun at a woman through his window. In Ocoee, a man lurking around a neighborhood was found in possession of drugs and adult toys.
by: Gabby Baquero News Editor
WINTER GARDEN

Sept. 6, East Plant Street and West Crown Point Road: Aggravated assault. At about 11 a.m., an officer was dispatched to the area of Hennis Road and East Plant Street after a woman called to inform police that a white male was driving recklessly and had pointed a gun at her in a road-rage incident. The officer located the man and vehicle described by the caller, conducted a traffic stop and used verbal commands to request the driver exit the vehicle. During questioning, the driver confirmed he owned a firearm. According to the victim, the driver pulled up next to her in his vehicle and pointed a gun at her. 

Sept. 7, 3300 block of Daniels Road: Grand theft. At noon, a loss-prevention officer at a chain department store informed a law-enforcement officer that an employee had stolen about $650 worth of merchandise from the store the day before and was fired. The following day, Sept. 7, the former employee was caught stealing $140 worth of merchandise. The suspect was arrested and charged with grand theft.

OCOEE

Sept. 5, Coventry Lane: Drug possession. At about 11:15 p.m.,  an officer responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle driving around the area of Coventry Lane and Springfield Drive with its headlights off while randomly stopping in front of houses. Upon arrival, the officer pulled over the vehicle and noticed the male driver was displaying nervous behavior, sweating profusely and continually reaching for something on the passenger side of the vehicle. The driver told the officer he was visiting a friend in Winter Park and was heading back to Georgia, adding that he was in Ocoee because he was meeting someone from an online application. After a K-9 officer gave a positive alert to the vehicle, the officer performed a vehicle search and found a backpack containing a blue lunch box that held sex toys, lubrication, narcotics and drug paraphernalia. 

Sept. 8, Flewelling Avenue: Suspended license. At about 9:53 p.m., an officer on patrol in the area of Russell Park pulled over a vehicle for running a stop sign and improper placement of the vehicle’s tag, which was inside of the rear window on the left. The officer requested documentation, but the female driver said she left it at home. Using the driver’s name and date of birth, the officer discovered the driver’s license had been suspended in June for failure to pay a traffic fine, and three previous convictions for driving while her license was either suspended, expired or revoked. The driver was cited with driving with a suspended license, running a stop sign and improper display of tag.

Gabby is the news editor for the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer newspapers.┬áHave a┬ástory tip? Contact her at (352) 448-5856 or at [email protected]....

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