Police recover stolen car, arrest three

Several local police agencies worked together during the incident, which occurred early Wednesday in south Winter Garden.

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Winter Garden police have arrested three individuals in connection with a vehicle stolen from the Avalon Reserve neighborhood at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 14. Arrested were Leesburg-area residents Geovanii Khiree Brown and Tyrek Zamar Moton, both 20, and Zaevion L. Larry, 17. They have been charged with grand theft auto, vehicle burglaries, burglaries to an occupied dwelling and grand theft with a firearm.

According to police, officers were able to assist the owner with locating the vehicle via GPS in the Johns Lake Point subdivision. Officers established a perimeter and were able to locate vehicle burglaries and the reported stolen car.

The suspects ran into a thick marsh west of the neighborhood, police said, and assistance was requested from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Ocoee and Oakland police departments.

“Using multiple resources from each department, to include helicopter, K-9, drones, air boats and an abundance of manpower, we were able to arrest the three suspects that were responsible for the abundance of crimes committed in Winter Garden during the early morning hours,” the report stated.

Investigators are sorting through evidence and linking the suspects to cases. Currently, more than 24 victims of these individuals have been identified.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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