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Cops Corner 10.09.14



SEPT. 23


10000 block of West Colonial Drive. Suspicious person. A store manager told police that two unknown suspects used various credit cards to try to purchase numerous bottles of expensive wine. The suspects used three separate cards, creating six different declined transactions, because they removed bottles to reduce the total. The pair also reportedly asked the manager, “What time do you close?” and “What time do you leave?” as well as questions about the store safe. The pair used passports as their identification and said they were not from this country, the report stated.


2100 block of E.H. Pounds Drive. Information. Upon arrival at a residence, police met with a man who said he represents the property owner. The man said the home is for sale, and when the Realtor tried to show the property to a potential buyer, she noticed there were people living in the house. A woman, who apparently was squatting in the house with her family, provided a lease for the property that reportedly was signed on Sept. 19 by the owner. But, the complainant said the owner died from cancer several months ago. 

SEPT. 26


10000 block of West Colonial Drive. Theft. At 1:58 a.m., police arrived at a superstore, where two male suspects had attempted to steal several types of beer and wine. The suspects had attempted to carry the alcohol away in a large, black Tupperware-like container but dropped it and ran when an employee confronted them in the parking lot and called police. While the suspects escaped, one lost his black sandals. Employees recovered all merchandise intact, with a value of $62.10.

SEPT. 28


200 block of Taylor Street. Animal Control. An officer responded to a woman who had been bitten by a medium dog at about 11:40 a.m. Orange County Fire Rescue members addressed the woman’s minor injury. Orange County Animal Control took over the investigation.


SEPT. 28


11000 block of Park Avenue. Burglary. During the afternoon, a male suspect burglarized two automobiles at an elementary school. 


SEPT. 20


14000 block of West Colonial Drive. Drug Possession. After a vehicle ran a stop sign, a police officer stopped the vehicle. The officer searched the vehicle and found two bags of cocaine and less than 20 grams of cannabis. 

SEPT. 23


14000 block of West Colonial Drive. Grand Theft. A woman told police that unknown suspects had stolen about $495 of freon from the air-conditioning unit of a recreational vehicle business, outside the business’s hours of operation. The air conditioner had worked properly upon the business’s closing the prior day.


Ocoee FIRE

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 116 calls for assistance from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1:

Fire: 1

EMS: 59

Vehicle accidents: 8

Hazardous conditions: 4

Public service: 32

False alarms: 11

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 979 calls for service from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1:

Arrests (adult): 17

Arrests (juvenile): 10

Assault and battery: 6

Burglary (residential and business): 7

Burglary (vehicle): 8

Drug violations: 3

Robbery: 1

Thefts: 21

Vehicle accidents: 26

Vehicle thefts: 1

Missing/endangered adult: 1

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Rescue Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 83 calls for assistance from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4:

Fires: 1

Emergency medical calls: 56

Vehicle accidents: 5

Automatic fire alarms: 7

Public assistance: 1

Hazardous conditions: 7

Calls for service: 6

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 528 calls for service from Sept. 25 to Oct. 1:

Arrests (adult): 21

Arrests (juvenile) 3

Assault/battery: 9

Burglary (residential and business): 5

Burglary (vehicle): 1

Criminal mischief: 3

Drug violations: 2

DUI: 5

Sexual assault/battery: 1

Thefts: 17

Vehicle accidents: 218

Vehicle thefts: 1

Missing/runaway juvenile: 2

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