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Cops Corner 8.14.19

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Officers arrested a suspect after a woman claimed he pushed her out of a moving vehicle, grabbed her by the neck and stole her purse in June.
by: Hannah Swayze News Editor

WINTER GARDEN

Aug. 7

Tenth and Center streets. Battery, robbery, grand theft. Officers arrested a male suspect when a woman changed her mind about pressing charges in an alleged incident in June. According to an arrest affidavit, the victim told police she was driving on June 27 with her boyfriend when they began to argue and he pushed her from the vehicle. She said she tried to walk away from him when he attempted to get her back in the car by grabbing her by the back of the neck and pulling the straps on her purse until they broke. She said he took her purse and drove away but returned her belongings a few days later. The Winter Garden man was charged with battery, robbery (sudden snatching) and grand theft over $300 and under $5,000. 

Aug. 5

400 block of South Park Avenue. Resisting an officer, carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon. Police arrested a male suspect after receiving a phone call from a citizen about a man sitting in a park allegedly making comments about killing cops. According to the report, officers asked the man to sit down at a table when he began reaching into his pockets. Multiple officers attempted to restrain the man, and he was eventually handcuffed and searched. According to the affidavit, the man had a six-inch open knife and several pocket knives. A criminal history check informed officers he had previous felony charges. The man was charged with resisting an officer without violence, resisting an officer with violence and carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon. 

OCOEE

Aug. 6

600 block of Melva Avenue. Battery on person, criminal mischief. Police arrested a male suspect after responding to an Ocoee residence in reference to an incident during an argument between a mother and her son. According to arrest documents, the mother told police her son had been acting strange and they got into an argument. She said she followed him outside and called his name and returned to the house when he did not respond. On her way back in, she said her son ran inside, pushed her down and ran back out. Scared, she told police, she ran inside, shut the door and called 911. The report states the man forced his way inside, grabbed the keys to a vehicle and left. He then grabbed a glass ashtray and threw it toward the car, shattering the tray and chipping the rear window, the report said. The woman valued the window at $400; the son was arrested shortly after. On the way to the station, police said the son told officers he had gangrene and thought he broke his neck from falling out of a tree months ago. The Ocoee Fire Department checked his neck, which moved freely. He was transported to the station and charged with battery on a person 65 years of age or older and criminal mischief over $200 and $1,000. 

Hannah Swayze is the News Editor at the West Orange Times & Observer and Windermere Observer. She is former staff writer of the Johnson City Press in Johnson City, Tennessee. She is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in media...

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