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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • 'Huffing' mom with kids in SUV got DUI, report says

    'Huffing' mom with kids in SUV got DUI, report says
    Deputies say they found a 29-year-old Orlando-area mother apparently high off nail-polish remover behind the wheel of a compact SUV with her two small children in the back. Another driver called deputies about 6 p.m. Monday after noticing a black...
  • Deputies charge pair in carjacking that led to police chase

    Deputies charge pair in carjacking that led to police chase
    A man and woman arrested after allegedly carjacking a man in Osceola County and leading deputies on a chase through three counties were charged with multiple felonies on Friday. Joshua Luiz Alvarado, 22, and Jennifer Diaz, 26, both of Orlando, face...
  • OPD: Cops, divers search pond for driver of submerged stolen vehicle

    OPD: Cops, divers search pond for driver of submerged stolen vehicle
    Orlando police officers and divers searched a pond late Friday night for the driver of a submerged vehicle that turned out to be stolen, officials said. Just before midnight, OPD officers responded to the 5000 block of Millenia Boulevard for a vehicle...
  • Prosecutors: Man killed first wife, tried to kill second

    A Florida man awaiting trial for allegedly strangling his ex-wife and tossing her overboard during a Mediterranean cruise tried to hire two inmates to kill another ex-wife, prosecutors in California said. Lonnie Kocontes planned to have his second wife...
  • Man arrested in slaying near food truck in Apopka

    Man arrested in slaying near food truck in Apopka
    A 21-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with last weekend's deadly shooting near Apopka, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Detectives were interviewing Steven Nedd Jr. on Wednesday afternoon and he was taken to the Orange County...
  • Deputies: Officer shot at pair after armed robbery at restaurant, crash

    Deputies: Officer shot at pair after armed robbery at restaurant, crash
    An Orange County Sheriff's deputy shot at two men Monday night after a vehicle chase and crash on South John Young Parkway, officials said. Neither of the men nor the deputy was injured, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The men —...
  • Man killed at party tried to avoid conflict

    Man killed at party tried to avoid conflict
    The four strangers who showed up to a birthday party in Waterford Lakes Friday night seemed like they were up to no good. The group whispered back and forth at the beer pong table, not socializing with other guests. One kept fidgeting with something...
  • War keepsakes, lookalike grenades surface unexpectedly

    War keepsakes, lookalike grenades surface unexpectedly
    When an Orlando-area veteran died last year, he left behind some alarming heirlooms. Authorities discovered at least 20 hand grenades, mortars and other weapons of war in a retired U.S. Army officer's shed in Belle Isle, officials said. More...
  • Shooting kills 24-year-old Apopka man out on bond for attempted murder

    Shooting kills 24-year-old Apopka man out on bond for attempted murder
    Debrand Blair had only been out of jail for two months after posting bond on attempted murder charges that left an 11-year-old Apopka girl injured days after Thanksgiving. The 24-year-old was ordered to stay at his mother's house — except for...
  • Woman charged with murder in fatal stabbing last month

    Woman charged with murder in fatal stabbing last month
    A suspect has been arrested in the slaying of Lisa Harrell last month, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office announced today. Lakeisha Sims, 21, was arrested Thursday night and charged with second-degree murder, according to agency...
  • Crime spree ends in Pine Hills Road crash that injured 2

    Crime spree ends in Pine Hills Road crash that injured 2
    A crime spree that started with a home burglary in the Pine Castle area ended in a brief pursuit and crash that left two people injured in the Pine Hills area Wednesday morning. The event lasted only 15 minutes but left the intersection of Colonial...