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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Sep. 3, 2015 3 years ago

Cops Corner 09.03.15

by: Zak Kerr Staff Writer/Reporter


AUG. 8


200 block of Mather Smith Drive. Burglary. At 7:12 p.m., an officer a victim who had noticed his blower and trimmer were missing from his garage, despite placing them there the previous afternoon. He said a Bright House contractor had been working in an upstairs room, walking back and forth from the work vehicle, while he and his wife were home. At about 4:30 p.m., the contractor returned and said he needed to retrieve tools but emerged with just small pieces of metal. He appeared nervous, rushed and breathed heavily, the owner said. Officers confirmed the items as found. The owner identified them Aug. 11 on FaceTime, by the leak in the blower and the lack of auto function on the trimmer. The owner noted his expensive tools, SUV, firearm and electronics were untouched.


500 block of East Oakland Avenue. Drug possession. An officer stopped a man driving a dirt bike at 5:26 p.m. The driver said he was going from Montverde to get oil for the bike. A check on the driver showed an Orange County warrant for grand theft; three dates of license suspended since Feb. 6, 2012; four convictions of driving while license suspended from 2001 to 2011; and license expired as of March 2. The officer arrested him on felony traffic charges of driving while license suspended with three prior convictions. The officer asked whether the suspect had any sharp objects; he said he had a diabetic needle in his pocket. A clear liquid in the needle tested positive as methamphetamine. Further searching led to crystals testing positive for methamphetamine. The driver said the bike belonged to a friend. 


Ocoee Fire

The Ocoee Fire Department (stations 25, 26, 38 and 39) reported 89 calls for assistance from Aug. 13 to 19:

Fires: 0

EMS: 62

Vehicle accidents: 5

Hazardous materials/conditions: 5

Public service: 8

False alarms: 8

Other: 1

Ocoee Police

The Ocoee Police Department reported 379 calls for service from Aug. 6 to 12:

Arrests (adult): 17

Arrests (juvenile): 2

Assault/battery: 5

Burglary (residential and business): 3

Burglary (vehicle): 3

Child abuse: 3

Criminal mischief: 0

Drug violations: 3

DUI: 1

Homicide: 0

Robbery: 0

Sexual battery: 0

Thefts: 18

Vehicle accidents: 18

Vehicle thefts: 3

Missing/endangered adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 0

Windermere Police

The Windermere Police Department reported 131 calls for assistance from Aug. 17 to 23, as well as these July stats:

Alarms: 10

Arrests: 32

Assist to public: 77

Back up/assists: 211

Business checks: 866

Calls for service: 63

Commercial vehicles stopped: 4

House checks: 715

Parking citations: 1

Traffic citations: 165

Traffic stops: 507

Vehicle accidents: 1

Warning citations: 282

Winter Garden Fire

The Winter Garden Fire Department (stations 22, 23 and 24) reported 87 calls for assistance from Aug. 9 to 15:

Fires: 4

EMS: 61

Vehicle accidents: 3

Automatic fire alarms: 8

Public assistance: 0

Hazardous conditions: 7

Calls for service: 4

Winter Garden Police

The Winter Garden Police Department reported 475 calls for service from Aug. 6 to 12:

Arrests (adult): 41

Arrests (juvenile): 3

Assault/battery: 11

Burglary (residential and business): 5

Burglary (vehicle): 2

Child abuse: 0

Criminal mischief: 1

Drug violations: 12

DUI: 5

Robbery: 1

Sexual assault/battery: 0

Thefts: 16

Vehicle accidents: 17

Vehicle thefts: 1

Missing/runaway adult: 0

Missing/runaway juvenile: 1

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