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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Two killed in apparent murder-suicide on Apopka Boulevard

    Two killed in apparent murder-suicide on Apopka Boulevard
    The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating an apparent murder-suicide on Apopka Boulevard, a spokesman said. Eva McDermid, 43, was found dead when deputies arrived just after noon at 1567 Apopka Blvd., said Jeff Williamson, a sheriff's...
  • Foul-mouthed pink moped rider arrested in Orlando, records say

    Foul-mouthed pink moped rider arrested in Orlando, records say
    As getaway vehicles go, mopeds are a joke. Just ask Jamie Ewing. The Orlando woman tried to flee from a patrol cruiser on her 2009 pink Tao Tao moped this week after a deputy spotted her failing to make a complete stop at Nashville and Kaley avenues,...
  • Defense attorneys question deputies' use of marijuana citations

    Defense attorneys question deputies' use of marijuana citations
    When an Orange County deputy sheriff pulled over a University of Central Florida student not far from campus early July 26 and found a small bit of marijuana in the car he was driving, the deputy offered a potentially enticing option. The deputy told...
  • Once-missing disabled man found OK

    Once-missing disabled man found OK
    Orlando police Monday said deputies found John Ira Lee, 85, who was reported missing Sunday afternoon. Lee was found by the Orange County Sheriff's Office and is unharmed, said Orlando police Lt. Lovetta Quinn-Henry hcurtis@orlandosentinel.com or 407-...
  • Sex-offender son accused of burning dad in attempted murder

    Sex-offender son accused of burning dad in attempted murder
    Diana Torres had had enough. After years of arrests, documented alcohol abuse and erratic, sometimes violent behavior by her brother, registered sex offender Santiago Torres Jr., she asked a judge in early May for a domestic-violence injunction. It was...
  • Florida tough on gun safety on paper only

    Florida tough on gun safety on paper only
    On paper, Florida appears to be serious about keeping kids safe around guns. Laws on the books require people to lock up loaded firearms around kids or possibly face second-degree misdemeanor charges if a child gets hold of a gun. Those charges can be...
  • Deputy struck, killed pedestrian on Oak Ridge Road

    Deputy struck, killed pedestrian on Oak Ridge Road
    Fernando Roman saw the debris, flashing lights and yellow tape blocking West Oak Ridge Road near his home Monday morning. But what he didn't know at the time was that an Orange County sheriff's patrol car had run over his wife, Susan Roman, at that...
  • Pine Hills shooting of teen ruled an accident

    Pine Hills shooting of teen ruled an accident
    Detectives have determined that a 15-year-old rushed to a local hospital Monday night accidentally shot himself while holding a gun, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called about 7:40 p.m. to the shooting, which happened at the boy'...
  • Five things for Friday, Dec. 12

    Five things for Friday, Dec. 12
    Here are your stories for Friday: local micro-roasted coffee; SeaWorld boss is out; arrests in shooting of 15-year-old boy; and more. 1. Coffee! Let's start with the story by Paul Brinkman about local micro-roast coffee companies. The trend of small...
  • Orlando police warming up to body cameras

    Orlando police warming up to body cameras
    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Police Chief John Mina on Friday embraced the idea of equipping the department's officers with body cameras, a move that activists have called for around the country in the wake of high-profile deaths during confrontations...
  • Husband, wife in their 60s found dead in Orange County

    Husband, wife in their 60s found dead in Orange County
    Deputies found a husband and wife, in their 60s, dead inside an east Orange County home Tuesday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Nancy Petrozzino, 64, and Michael Petrozzino, 63, were found dead at their home in the 13000 block...