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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Missing son in Oviedo homicide case found in Maryland

    Missing son in Oviedo homicide case found in Maryland
    As the search ended Tuesday for the 20-year-old Oviedo man who went missing after his mother was found dead in their home, court records emerged detailing his struggle with mental illness, drugs and crime. Family and friends on Facebook had been pleading...
  • Arrest made in robberies at UCF-area apartments

    Arrest made in robberies at UCF-area apartments
    The man suspected in a pair of recent armed robberies at a UCF-area apartment complex has been arrested, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday. Darrious Pettress, 22, is suspected in two robberies earlier this month at the...
  • Five things for Friday, Oct. 17

    Five things for Friday, Oct. 17
    Five things for today in Orlando: weekend weather looks good; will fangate change outcome of governor's race; detectives blame woman's mysterious death on car's air bag; and more. 1. Another week in the books. Let's start with weather: it's nice out....
  • 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'...
  • Man no longer 'person of interest' in probe of mysterious death

    Man no longer 'person of interest' in probe of mysterious death
    The investigation of Orlando salon worker Hien Tran's mysterious death last week continued Tuesday after homicide detectives questioned and released a "person of interest," according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. A search for the unidentified...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Platt blasts Grayson as 'without honor'

    Platt blasts Grayson as 'without honor'
    Republican congressional candidate Carol Platt has launched her first full-frontal attack on U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, opening a fund-raising website and launching a social media campaign to detail his messy divorce proceedings, and highlight some of his...
  • Blue Mass today honors public safety personnel

    Blue Mass today honors public safety personnel
    Orlando Catholic Bishop John Noonan will honor Central Florida's law enforcement, public safety and fire fighting personnel in a Blue Mass today, 12:10 p.m., at St. James Cathedral, 215 N. Orange Ave., Orlando. The public is invited to pray for the...
  • Woman arrested after 25 mile police chase in Orange County

    Woman arrested after 25 mile police chase in Orange County
    A 31-year old woman was arrested Monday night after allegedly leading Orange County deputy sheriffs on a 20-minute chase with speeds up 100 mph on busy and rain-drenched roads. Shawna L. Schaefer covered about 25 miles, starting near Central Florida...
  • Sheriff must repair trust breached by barber raids: Editorial

    Sheriff must repair trust breached by barber raids: Editorial
    After controversy erupted four years ago over joint raids on barbershops led by the Orange County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Jerry Demings conceded the operations "were not perfect" but insisted that much of the criticism was based on distortions. An...