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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 2 months ago

Cops Corner 8.22.19

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According to police, a man was arrested for allegedly trespassing in a community pool and resisting arrest and two women reportedly stole more than $950 worth of merchandise from a local retailer this month.
by: Hannah Swayze News Editor

WINTER GARDEN

AUG. 10

13000 block of Foxcrest Boulevard. Resisting an officer with violence, resisting an officer without violence and trespassing. Winter Garden police arrested a suspect law enforcement said was intoxicated and trespassing in a community pool this month. Law enforcement responded to a call Saturday, Aug. 10, from a security guard regarding a man who was reportedly intoxicated and playing with the children in the pool, according to an arrest report. As officers approached the pool, the man jumped back into the water upon seeing police, according to the arrest affidavit. The suspect allegedly refused to exit the pool when asked and told police he did not have to leave and that he was recording the officers. The suspect eventually exited the pool after police told him it was closed. Officers said he appeared intoxicated and started to leave the pool. Police attempted to stop him and place him in handcuffs, but the suspect resisted, reportedly breaking free of the officer’s grasp, according to the report. 

AUG. 11 

3000 block of Daniels Road. Scheme to defraud/obtain property, retail theft. Two women were arrested Sunday, Aug. 11, after reportedly returning items they hadn’t purchased for store credit in a retail store on Daniels Road. According to police records, Winter Garden police responded to a report of shoplifting in progress by two female suspects, who the retail employee reportedly recognized from past incidences. According to the affidavit, the two suspects placed various cosmetic items, wine and other items into a cart and also placed smaller items, such as jewelry, into a purse and then returned the items they had just picked up for store credit, which was used to pay for items in their cart. The suspects were stopped outside the store by law enforcement, who said they left the store with $953.73 in merchandise without paying. 

OCOEE

AUG. 10

8000 block of West Colonial Drive. Grand theft. Ocoee police officers arrested a suspect earlier this month at a restaurant on West Colonial Drive who was reportedly driving a stolen car. According to an arrest affidavit, an officer noticed he was driving behind a vehicle that was reported stolen and called for backup. The two officers followed the vehicle into a parking lot, pulling in behind it and beside it. According to police records, one of the officers pulled out his gun and approached the driver. The suspect then told police he was making an Uber Eats delivery and that the car was a rental he had kept past the return date, according to the affidavit. The suspect said he was not aware the vehicle was reported stolen. According to the affidavit, the suspect had no record outside of Florida and a valid license from Ohio.  

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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