COPS CORNER 04.14.16

Whether he threw it out the window or kicked off his shoe, a suspect could not rid himself of drug possession evidence.

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500 block of John's Landing Way. Burglary. An officer responded at about 6:10 p.m. to a vehicle burglary call. Despite the trunk being locked, two tablets collectively worth about $1,400 were missing, the vehicle owner said. She said it was possible someone had pulled the trunk release from the driver's seat. Officers found four sets of latent fingerprints: one from the driver's door and three along the bottom of the trunk hatch. Charges are pending, but no suspect was identified at the time of the incident.


South Tubb Street and West Colonial Drive. Hit-and-run. At 9:17 a.m., officers converged on a scene of a felled pedestrian crosswalk pole at the southeast corner of the intersection. A vehicle had completely detached the pole and wires from their place in the sidewalk and left a red paint transfer. Officers found a fog light cover in the vicinity, which led to identification of the car as a 2013-15 Ford Fusion. Officials believe a driver turning left from West Colonial Drive to South Tubbs Street was responsible and hit the pole with its front-right bumper. Charges are pending, but no suspect was identified at the time of the incident.




Vintage Village Lane. Loitering. An officer discovered a male deemed suspicious at 1:43 a.m. near a shopping hub. The suspect had been walking south with a backpack toward West Colonial Drive, emerging from behind businesses – all closed. He fled when the officer activated lights and asked him to halt several times. The officer detained him and heard him say he had fled because of an active warrant for his arrest. The suspect said he had been walking home since getting off the bus after working at an International Drive restaurant. The manager told police the suspect had left work at 11 p.m. The suspect confessed to smoking marijuana before work and previous tags of buildings under the name Smash. The officer confirmed an active warrant on criminal mischief charges and added charges of loitering or prowling and resisting an officer. Security trespassed the suspect from the shopping hub.

Silver Star Road and Orange Avenue. Drug possession. At 8:44 p.m., an officer aided another who was attempting to stop a vehicle from which the driver threw a small baggie – later testing positive for cocaine – from the passenger window. A third officer detained and arrested the driver before a fourth searched the driver. The driver tried to kick away his right shoe to hide a small baggie of marijuana. Officers found marijuana leaves, cocaine, cigarillo packages, a cigar cutter and burnt doobies scattered about the car. Charges against the driver were possession of drugs, cocaine and marijuana; evidence tampering; and resisting an officer.



10000 block of West Colonial Drive. Theft. A man purchased syringes around 2:26 p.m. from a big box store but then put in his bag a Bluetooth speaker he earlier had hidden on shelves. Security apprehended him, so he admitted to a theft charge and returned the $49.88 speaker. A search of the man revealed a tiny box in his pocket with his name on it. Inside were pieces of cotton and a hydromorphone pill, which can be shot into the body via syringe. Officers arrested him on a charge of possessing this drug.



Oakland Police

The Oakland Police Department reported these stats for March:

Business checks: 665

Felony arrests: 5

Misdemeanor arrests: 8

Police events: 937

Traffic crashes: 11

Traffic stops: 236

Vacation house checks: 44


Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 312 calls for assistance between March 17 and April 6:

Fires: 9

EMS: 174

Vehicle accidents: 22

Hazardous conditions: 4

Public service: 83

False alarms: 20


Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 1,553 calls for service from March 10 to April 6.

Arrests (adult): 54

Arrests (juvenile): 8

Assault/battery: 26

Burglary (residential and business): 20

Burglary (vehicle): 24

Child abuse: 15

Criminal mischief: 10

Drug violations: 13

DUI: 3

Homicide/death investigations: 4

Robberies: 3

Sexual offenses: 7

Thefts: 43

Vehicle accidents: 116

Vehicle thefts: 8

Missing/endangered adults: 4

Missing/endangered juveniles: 5


Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 387 calls for assistance from March 13 to April 9:

Fires: 13

EMS: 263

Vehicle accidents: 27

Automatic fire alarms: 23

Public assistance: 6

Hazardous conditions: 12

Calls for service: 43


Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 2,200 calls for service from March 3 to March 30:

Arrests (adult): 75

Arrests (juvenile): 4

Assault/battery: 35

Burglary (residential and business): 6

Burglary (vehicle): 28

Child abuse: 1

Criminal mischief: 14

Drug violations: 31

DUI: 6

Robberies: 0

Sexual assault/battery: 2

Thefts: 36

Vehicle accidents: 98

Vehicle thefts: 4

Missing/runaway adults: 0

Missing/runaway juveniles: 1


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