Cops Corner 04.30.15

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16000 block of West Colonial Drive. Drug Possession. An officer stopped a car traveling at 67 mph in a 45-mph zone at 3:27 a.m. on West Colonial Drive. The driver consented to a search but was nervous when the officer asked for the key to his glovebox and said it was broken. The driver said nothing illegal was in the car and that a K9 search would be negative. While a K9 officer was en route, the driver said several times, “Just take me to jail now.” A K9 search led to the discovery of 0.8 grams of cocaine in the glove box and the driver’s arrest.



17000 block of West Colonial Drive. Theft. At 8:53, an officer arrived at a bus company, where a manager said two Florida plates were missing. The manager said someone could have stolen the plates anytime in the previous week. Police added the plate numbers to their plate list.


West Colonial Drive. Driving While License Suspended. A traffic stop resulted from an illegal U-turn around 4:08 p.m. The driver had an active writ from Pinellas County, a tag that expired in 2007 and four convictions for driving while license suspended since 2002. The driver said he was just using the tag of his ex-wife for the day. Police arrested him on charges of driving while license suspended with more than one conviction and the Pinellas County writ and issued citations for expired registration and attaching a tag not assigned. The driver received a verbal warning for the U-turn.




1100 block of Royal Marquis Circle. Burglary. An officer reported around 4:05 a.m. to an area regarding a person possibly breaking into cars. A truck and suspect matched the description officers had received, so police detained the suspect, who was ducking behind a vehicle. The police asked the owner of that vehicle whether anything was missing. The owner noticed an amplifier wire on the ground by his vehicle, and his two amplifiers were missing. The $400 amps were in plain view in the suspect’s truck. The suspect said he was driving his mother-in-law’s truck to look for his cat, which his brother dropped in the area for no reason, and thought he saw it in the victim’s driveway, at which point he opened the unlocked door and took the amps. Police returned the amps and arrested the suspect on burglary and grand theft charges.


Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 126 calls for assistance from April 9 to 15:

Fires: 1

EMS: 90

Vehicle accidents: 7

Hazardous materials/conditions: 2

Public service: 18

False alarms: 8

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 553 calls for service from April 2 to 8:

Arrests (adult): 26

Arrests (juvenile): 0

Assault/battery: 9

Burglary (residential and business): 8

Burglary (vehicle): 3

Child abuse: 2

Criminal mischief: 2

Drug violations: 1

DUI: 3

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 0

Sexual battery: 0

Thefts: 14

Vehicle accidents: 17

Vehicle thefts: 1

Missing/endangered adult: 3

Missing/runaway juvenile: 0

Windermere Police

The Windermere Police Department reported 100 calls for assistance from April 6 to 12.

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 91 calls for assistance from April 5 to 11:

Fires: 2

EMS: 76

Vehicle accidents: 5

Automatic fire alarms: 2

Public assistance: 2

Hazardous conditions: 1

Calls for service: 3

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 448 calls for service from April 2 to 8:

Arrests (adult): 26

Arrests (juvenile): 9

Assault/battery: 10

Burglary (residential and business): 3

Burglary (vehicle): 10

Child abuse: 0

Criminal mischief: 2

Drug violations: 3

DUI: 2

Robbery: 1

Sexual assault/battery: 0

Thefts: 9

Vehicle accidents: 19

Vehicle thefts: 2

Missing/runaway adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 2