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Cops Corner 10.22.15
West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Sep. 24, 2015 4 years ago

Cops Corner 09.24.15

by: Zak Kerr Staff Writer/Reporter


AUG. 15


County Line Court. Drunken driving. An Oakland officer stopped an SUV after seeing the shirtless driver without a seatbelt and the car swerve while he reached for objects. Thus, the officer asked the driver to exit the car for safety. The driver said he had an opened beer and an unopened beer in the car. The officer asked what was in his mouth, so he stuck his tongue out to reveal six mints. The officer asked whether the mints were due to the traffic stop, to which he said, “Yes, my breath stunk, and I have not brushed my teeth in a couple of days.” The officer asked him to spit the mints out, which revealed alcohol odors. The officer asked whether the mints were to cover the odors. He said yes and that he was a four on a 10 scale of sobriety from drinking one-and-one-half beers. The officer had him stop the one-leg stand after multiple attempts failed in 8 seconds. During instructions, the suspect interrupted, asking, “I am going to jail, right?” He ultimately agreed to continue. On the walk-and-turn, he went 10 steps, turned around and then moonwalked for three steps. After arrest, he gave a breath sample of 0.166 blood-alcohol content. He was charged with DUI with a prior conviction and got a verbal warning for no seatbelt.

AUG. 20


300 block of East Gulley Avenue. Burglary. An officer met a man at 1:46 p.m. He reported a handgun missing from his unlocked truck, which he had parked on the street. He submitted a photo of his gun type and the shoe print near his truck as evidence.


AUG. 14


A.D. Mims and Clarke roads. Drunken driving. Officers stopped a swerving car with its lights off at 1:13 a.m. The driver said she had one drink and did not know the time. Before sobriety tests, she said her ankle was sore from dancing in heels two nights prior, leading to taking ibuprofen. She removed heels for the walk-and-turn, losing balance during instructions. She thrice used a police car to balance during the one-leg stand, causing a restart. A breath test registered at .047 blood-alcohol content, as she struggled to blow hard enough. She received a DUI citation and went to jail.

AUG. 22


South Bluford Avenue and Delaware Street. Drunken driving. An officer stopped a swaying car at 12:10 a.m. The driver offered his Florida ID and said his license was suspended. He said he had two drinks and knew the officer already knew he was drunken, but he performed sobriety exercises. He failed to keep his head still on the eye test and forgot to walk back on the walk and turn. Then he lifted a foot and put it down on a one-leg stand, counting six, seven and eight before saying he could not balance. He went to jail on DUI charges.


Oakland Police

The Oakland Police Department reported these stats for August:

Business checks: 683

Felony arrests: 6

Misdemeanor arrests: 11

Police events: 952

Traffic crashes: 10

Traffic stops: 331

Vacation house checks: 28

Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 99 calls for assistance from Aug. 27 to Sept. 2:

Fires: 3

EMS: 64

Vehicle accidents: 4

Hazardous materials/conditions: 4

Public service: 17

False alarms: 7

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 859 calls for service from Aug. 20 to Sept. 2:

Arrests (adult): 26

Assault/battery: 10

Burglary (residential and business): 13

Burglary (vehicle): 8

Child abuse: 3

Criminal mischief: 5

Drug violations: 4

DUI: 2

Sexual offenses: 2

Thefts: 28

Vehicle accidents: 50

Vehicle thefts: 2

Missing/runaway juvenile: 3

Windermere Police

The Windermere Police Department reported 130 calls for assistance from Aug. 31 to Sept. 6.

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 170 calls for assistance from Aug. 23 to Sept. 5:

Fires: 5

EMS: 116

Vehicle accidents: 8

Automatic fire alarms: 9

Public assistance: 3

Hazardous conditions: 11

Calls for service: 18

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 1,048 calls for service from Aug. 20 to Sept. 2:

Arrests (adult): 55

Arrests (juvenile): 3

Assault/battery: 13

Burglary (residential and business): 13

Burglary (vehicle): 4

Child abuse: 0

Criminal mischief: 4

Drug violations: 11

DUI: 6

Robbery: 0

Sexual assault/battery: 1

Thefts: 24

Vehicle accidents: 39

Vehicle thefts: 3

Missing/runaway adult: 1

Missing/runaway juvenile: 1

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