COPS CORNER 12.24.15

Is it better to be honest or dishonest when committing a crime? Oakland and Ocoee police shed some light.

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  • | 1:18 p.m. December 23, 2015
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DEC. 11

17000 block of West Colonial Drive. Drunken driving. A complainant reported a fellow motorist as driving recklessly around 11:42 p.m., including a U-turn right in front of his car and repeated swerving. An officer stopped the vehicle and then smelled alcohol from its direction. The suspect said she had gotten lost en route to Kissimmee. She said she had drunk a little, when the officer noticed a mixed drink the driver denied knowledge of. She admitted to four drinks — starting at 5 p.m. — and then exited the car. She stumbled out sans shoes and then said she should not be driving. During her walk-and-turn, she took 11 steps in one direction and then 18 steps back despite instructions of nine steps each way. For her one-leg stand, she dropped her foot eight times and did not count, refusing to continue. A breath sample after her arrest registered a blood-alcohol content of .217.



NOV. 29

Clarke and Clarcona Ocoee roads. Drunken driving. An officer saw a car make a U-turn through a red light at 11:26 p.m. The vehicle swerved out of its lane thrice while going 59 mph before hitting the curb on a turn and stopping. The driver tried to open his locked door five times because he said he needed to get out to remove his wallet from his back pocket. The officer helped him do so and noticed he had wet his pants. The suspect was shoeless but performed the walk-and-turn, for which the officer asked whether he had injuries preventing him from the exercise. He listed diabetes and high blood pressure. He could not stay on the line and failed to count two steps. The officer arrested the subject on a drunken driving charge.

DEC. 10

Clarke Road and West Colonial Drive. Drug possession. At 10:52 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle with seemingly illegal window tint. A faint cannabis odor emanated from the car, which the driver said had no drugs in it. When asked whether a car search would be a problem, the driver said, “Yes, we’re kind of in a hurry.” A tint meter measured the tint at 5%, which led to a traffic citation. A K-9 search was positive, so an officer search began, unnerving the passenger, who did not keep his arms still during a search. Officers found a marijuana baggie and a rum bottle near the passenger’s seat, only the latter of which the passenger admitted to owning. Both denied knowledge of the marijuana, so officers arrested the passenger on drug possession charges and had the car towed.



Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 114 calls for assistance from Dec. 10 to 16:

Fires: 4

EMS: 72

Vehicle accidents: 8

Hazardous materials/conditions: 2

Public service: 22

False alarms: 6

Other: 0


Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 383 calls for service from Dec. 10 to 16:

Arrests (adult): 16

Arrests (juvenile): 3

Assault/battery: 6

Burglaries (residential and business): 3

Burglaries (vehicle): 2

Child abuse: 1

Criminal mischief: 0

Drug violations: 5

DUI: 2

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 1

Sexual offenses: 2

Thefts: 13

Vehicle accidents: 30

Vehicle theft: 1

Missing/endangered adult: 1

Missing/runaway juveniles: 2


Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 99 calls for assistance from Dec. 6 to 12:

Fires: 6

EMS: 62

Vehicle accidents: 9

Automatic fire alarms: 9

Public assistance: 2

Hazardous conditions: 2

Calls for service: 9


Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 554 calls for service from Dec. 3 to 9:

Arrests (adult): 27

Arrests (juvenile): 2

Assault/battery: 8

Burglaries (residential and business): 2

Burglary (vehicle): 1

Child abuse: 0

Criminal mischief: 0

Drug violations: 7

DUI: 2

Robbery: 0

Sexual assault/battery: 1

Thefts: 11

Vehicle accidents: 25

Vehicle thefts: 5

Missing/runaway adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 0