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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 4 years ago

Cops Corner 12.11.14

by: Zak Kerr Staff Writer/Reporter


DEC. 1


500 block of East Oakland Avenue. Animal Control. At 8:40 a.m., an officer met an informant who reported an attack on his dog from Nov. 22. The informant returned home that day and found a note from his neighbor regarding the attack. The informant found the dog bleeding and missing part of its ear. A veterinarian treated the dog and said it was lucky to be alive.


West Orange Trail Marker 29. Arson.  An employee informed police that a trash can liner and part of the trail surface had been burned, causing around $150 of damage. The plastic liner was burnt along the walkway to the point it melted the asphalt. Orange County Fire Rescue had put out the fire. Orange County Sheriff’s Office overtook the investigation.


DEC. 2


Harbor Court and Orlando Avenue. Burglary. Around 10:45 a.m., officers responded to an alarm at a home on Harbor Court. Officers found the rear door of the home ajar. They surveyed the home but found no one. The occupants found nothing disturbed or missing inside the home but confirmed damage to the rear door and its locks was new. Officers also noticed marks on the door from a flathead screwdriver. Damaged property amounted to about $300. Officers received a call while on site about a white male hopping fences near Montgomery Avenue but could not find him.


2700 block of Old Winter Garden Road. Burglary. An officer received a dispatch at 9:13 a.m. regarding a burglary at a pharmacy. The business owner said he had closed his store at 7:20 p.m. the prior day and found the back door forced open and severely damaged upon his return at 8:45 a.m. An unknown suspect had cut wires to the alarm box and removed the box. A suspect took about $200 from the cash register and tried unsuccessfully to access the store’s safe. Fingerprints were found, but they likely belong to the owner. A large, strong burglar used mechanic gloves and a yellow pry bar to open the door, damaging the fence to the retention pond behind the building in the process. Video surveillance cameras abound around the complex, but a local business owner said none works. The pharmacy owner said his video recorder should have been functioning, and that he would check for available video of the incident. Damage to property was at least $2,000.

DEC. 3


300 block of Kaila Court. Larceny. An officer responded to a theft from a vehicle around 6:30 a.m. at a home. The complainant had parked his car in his driveway the previous night at 8:30. When he walked to his vehicle at 6:20 a.m., he noticed the dome light on, as well as the rear driver-side door ajar. Among stolen items were a hunting bow, two handguns, a rifle, a spotlight, gator-hunting equipment and $40 in cash. The bow was found in the bushes of the 900 block of Veronica Circle, and another officer recovered one handgun around 2 p.m., along with suspect information. The estimated combined value of the stolen items is $2,165.


Oakland Police 

The Oakland Police Department reported the following stats for November:

Calls for service: 171

Felony arrests: 2

Misdemeanor arrests: 8

Traffic stops: 359

Traffic crashes: 8

Business checks: 798

Vacation house checks: 15

Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 99 calls for assistance from Nov. 27-Dec. 3:

Fires: 3

EMS: 64

Vehicle accidents: 4

Hazardous materials/conditions: 4

Public service: 21

False alarms: 3

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 777 calls for service from Nov. 27-Dec. 3:

Arrests (adult): 18

Arrests (juvenile): 1

Assault and battery: 3

Burglary (residential and business): 3

Burglary (vehicle): 10

Child abuse: 2

Criminal mischief: 2

Drug violations: 2

DUI: 3

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 2

Sexual battery: 0

Thefts: 7

Vehicle accidents: 19

Vehicle thefts: 2

Missing/endangered adult: 1

Missing/runaway juvenile: 0

Windermere Police

The Windermere Police Department reported 77 calls for assistance from Nov. 24-30.

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 114 calls for assistance from Nov. 23-29:

Fires: 1

EMS: 84

Vehicle accidents: 5

Automatic fire alarms: 8

Public assistance: 3

Hazardous conditions: 3

Calls for service: 10

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 496 calls for service from Nov. 20-26:

Adult arrests: 29

Juvenile arrests: 4

Assault/battery: 7

Burglary (residential and business): 5

Burglary (vehicle): 5

Child abuse: 0

Criminal mischief: 4

Drug violations: 5

DUI: 3

Robbery: 0

Sexual assault/battery: 1

Thefts: 16

Vehicle accidents: 18

Vehicle thefts: 2

Missing/runaway adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 0

Contact Zak Kerr at [email protected].

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