COPS CORNER 08.26.18

One man was arrested for stealing chicken and another was arrested for attempting to enter a home where he was no longer welcome.

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  • | 10:16 p.m. September 4, 2018
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Aug. 25, Windtree Gardens: Trespassing and criminal mischief. At 11:12 p.m., Winter Garden officers responded to a condominium because of a disturbance involving two individuals. Upon arrival, law-enforcement officers noticed a torn window screen on the ground outside the home, along with two broken window panes. According to the homeowner, a man reportedly waited until the victim’s friend left and then pushed his way inside and threw her medications around her apartment. The homeowner told officers she had been living with the intruder until five weeks ago, when she asked him to pack up and leave. But the man has since texted her repeatedly and visited unannounced, she said. The homeowner eventually locked the man outside, but the man attempted to re-enter the home by breaking her window, she said. Officers also questioned the intruder, who said he removed the window screen and unintentionally broke the window with his hands. The intruder was charged with trespassing in structure or conveyance and criminal mischief.

Aug. 25, 140 block of West Plant Street: Disorderly intoxication. At about 2:24 a.m., officers responded to a piano bar in downtown Winter Garden after having been informed that an intoxicated woman punched a man and made him bleed. According to the woman’s boyfriend, who spoke with Winter Garden officers, he had been sitting in their truck waiting to go home when the incident occurred. According to the boyfriend, he and his girlfriend were drinking when his girlfriend got into a verbal argument with another patron. The man with the bloody nose left the bar on foot shortly afterward and was located by officers, but the man did not wish to get involved with the police investigation. The caller said the woman was disturbing patrons at the bar and became violent. Officers attempted to speak with the woman, but she slurred her words and had trouble standing. The woman was charged with disorderly intoxication.


Aug. 27, 10500 block of West Colonial Drive: Shoplifting. At about 1:48 p.m., Ocoee dispatch received a call related to a suspected theft. Officers dispatched to the discount department and grocery store spoke with the store’s asset-protection officer, who reported he had observed a man shoplifting. According to the officer, an unknown male selected chicken from the deli department and a T-shirt from the men’s clothing department, put both items in a shopping bag and exited. The officer said he approached the shoplifter and asked him to follow him into his office, but the shoplifter instead fled in his vehicle. Ocoee police officers located the vehicle and recovered the stolen items, which amounted to $7.05. The shoplifter was charged with petit theft. The man reportedly said, “I am sorry, I [expletive] up,” during transport to a jail facility.

Aug. 28, West Franklin Street: Possession of cannabis. At about 12:48 p.m., an officer observed a silver Nissan fail to fully stop at a stop sign at the Kissimmee Avenue and McKey Street intersection. The officer conducted a traffic stop and searched the vehicle with the female driver’s consent. The officer found cannabis, an E-pen containing a brown liquid substance that later tested positive for cannabis, a metal grinder and clear-glass smoking pipe. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of hashish, cannabis and drug paraphernalia.


Aug. 22, 11120 block of Park Avenue: Possession of hashish. At about 9:45 p.m., a Windermere police officer observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Park Avenue at a speed of 49 mph in a 30-mph speed zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop and noticed the license plate on the vehicle expired in May. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officer detected the scent of cannabis and questioned the driver. The driver said he had been smoking cannabis earlier at a friend’s house. A search of the vehicle revealed a vape pen that tested positive for THC substances. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of hashish.


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