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Cops Corner 10.22.15
West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 4 years ago

Cops Corner 11.13.14

by: Zak Kerr Staff Writer/Reporter


NOV. 2


600 block of Johns Landing Way. Extortion. Around 4 p.m., a complainant reported a threat from a caller speaking Spanish, who said her husband had been in a crash involving a motorcycle. “Mr. Hernandez,” as the caller identified himself, said the father of the motorcyclist was a drug dealer and gang member, so the complainant would need to pay $700 to cover his medical expenses. When the complainant asked where her husband was, Hernandez said she needed to meet him at the closest Wal-Mart with the money. The complainant ended the call when Hernandez began cursing at her. She contacted her husband, who was fine and safe.

NOV. 3


900 block of West Oakland Avenue. Criminal Mischief.  Between Halloween night and 9 a.m. Nov. 3, an unknown suspect punctured the tire of a company car parked in a company lot. The operator of the business is cooperating with police in reviews of company security footage to identify any suspects. The estimated damage was $200.


500 block of East Henschen Avenue. Drug Possession. During a traffic stop around 1:45 p.m. for a vehicle with no Florida tag, the driver offered a Florida ID card and said his license should have been valid because he went to court in Lake County and took care of everything. A check with Winter Garden dispatch showed the driver’s license was suspended in May 2013 for financial obligations. After smelling marijuana during the check, an officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle and then searched the vehicle, finding a clear container that had a green leafy substance inside and a rolled marijuana cigar. The items tested positive for THC and weighed about 1.5 grams. The passenger and driver admitted the driver had been using marijuana, resulting in the driver’s arrest and the vehicle left with the passenger.


NOV. 4


1700 block of East Silver Star Road. Shoplifting. An officer responded to a retail theft around 1:05 p.m. at a supermarket. A loss-prevention officer at the store said she had seen a female suspect conceal a $5 brush and attempt to leave without paying for it. The loss prevention officer procured the stolen item and declined to press charges. The suspect received a trespass warning and her release.

NOV. 8


2000 block of Paula Michele Court. Breaking and Entering. Around 2:30 a.m., an officer responded to a teenage boy, who had noticed weird noises from the side of his house. The boy called police when he recognized a man attempting to enter the home via its side door, two weeks after the man had been kicked out of the home following a stay of three or four weeks. When the boy went to the kitchen, he heard the side door opening. As he approached the door, he noticed the man in the kitchen area, at which point the man took off running while telling the boy he was just watching the house. The boy’s grandfather confirmed that the intruder was not meant to be in the house and sought charges against the intruder. An officer located the intruder on a bicycle at the intersection of Adair Street and Marlene Drive. The suspect said he had been checking on his teenage son, which he later admitted was untrue. The suspect had a knife, which police confiscated as evidence, as a possible means of forced entry.


2500 block of Dovetail Drive. Criminal Mischief. Officers responded to a scene at which a man was taking an aggressive stance with Ocoee Fire Department, according to an officer’s report. After the man failed to calm himself, officers arrested him and put him in a patrol car. While in the back seat, the man screamed, yelled, beat his head against the door and ultimately kicked out a glass window, damaging the frame. Damage is estimated at $500.


Oakland Police

The Oakland Police Department reported 201 calls for service in October.

Felony arrest: 5

Misdemeanor arrests: 10

Traffic stops: 28

Traffic crashes: 9

Business checks: 665

Vacation House checks: 71

Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 86 calls for assistance from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5:

Fire: 1

EMS: 52

Vehicle accidents: 5

Hazardous materials/conditions: 1

Public service: 20

False alarms: 5

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 974 calls for service from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5:

Arrests (adult): 24

Arrests (juvenile): 4

Assault and battery: 9

Burglary (residential and business): 3

Burglary (vehicle): 5

Child abuse: 1

Criminal mischief: 2

Drug violations: 3

DUI: 4

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 0

Sexual battery: 0

Thefts: 16

Vehicle accidents: 19

Vehicle thefts: 2

Missing/endangered adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 1

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 540 calls for service from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5:

Arrests (adult): 17

Arrests (juvenile): 2

Assault/battery: 7

Burglary (residential and business): 2

Burglary (vehicle): 1

Child abuse: 0

Criminal mischief: 3

Drug violations: 4

DUI: 4

Robbery: 2

Sexual assault/battery: 0

Thefts: 10

Vehicle accidents: 30

Vehicle thefts: 0

Missing/runaway adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 1

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