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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Orange sheriff, MBI face lawsuit over mistaken identity

    Orange sheriff, MBI face lawsuit over mistaken identity
    Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation face a lawsuit in federal court over a case of mistaken identity in a neo-Nazi biker investigation, court records show. In 2012, one of the sheriff's top undercover agents...
  • Detective's handgun, equipment pilfered

    Detective's handgun, equipment pilfered
    A Lake County sheriff's detective did nothing wrong by leaving his gun and other law-enforcement equipment in his unmarked department-issued pickup truck, an agency spokesman said Wednesday. The detective reported his .45-caliber Kimber handgun, Taser,...
  • Five things for Monday, February 16

    Five things for Monday, February 16
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: record number of people visited Florida last year; teens rushed movie theater; sovereign citizen movement in Florida; SNL anniversary show; and more. 1. People are visiting the state in record...
  • Officials: Man's body found in pond along Semoran near 408

    Officials: Man's body found in pond along Semoran near 408
    Law enforcement officials pulled a man's body from a pond Friday afternoon along Semoran Boulevard near State Road 408. Orange County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lourdes Clayton said it appears the man had been in the pond for "a while." Based on the...
  • Alan Grayson, John Mica: weekend guests

    Alan Grayson, John Mica: weekend guests
    Two congressmen and a hacking expert lead the guest lineup on this weekend's local public-affairs programs: Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, talks to Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. The topics include gay...
  • Gun buyback event collects 225 firearms, 32 pellet gun

    Gun buyback event collects 225 firearms, 32 pellet gun
    Law enforcement officials urged gun owners in Central Florida to get rid of their unwanted firearms Friday. Altogether, deputies collected 225 firearms and 32 pellet guns during a gun buyback event, sheriff's spokeswoman Jane Watrel said. Among the...
  • State probes voter-fraud, bribery allegations against Eatonville's Mayor Grant

    State probes voter-fraud, bribery allegations against Eatonville's Mayor Grant
    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating allegations of election fraud and bribery against Eatonville Mayor Anthony Grant, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday. The investigation stems from a lawsuit filed last week by former Mayor Bruce...
  • Attackers sentenced in Orlando for Tampa Bay-area crime spree

    Attackers sentenced in Orlando for Tampa Bay-area crime spree
    They were pepper-sprayed, zip-tied and duct-taped during a crime spree in the Tampa Bay area. So say the victims who testified against their alleged attackers in Central Florida. Five of the alleged attackers were sentenced Thursday in an Orlando...
  • Double shooting near UCF marks 2nd in 2 weeks

    Double shooting near UCF marks 2nd in 2 weeks
    The UCF-area shooting that left two men critically injured Thursday night has raised more concerns about student safety and gang activity in the neighborhoods bordering the campus off Alafaya Trail. Although the victims — ages 21 and 22 —...
  • Sheriff's Office sells food truck, patrol cars at auction

    Sheriff's Office sells food truck, patrol cars at auction
    Orlando native Hector Perez has spent well over $1 million at vehicle auctions throughout the past 15 years. And Saturday was no different for the local business owner. He purchased a Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Tahoe for a total of $7,000 on Saturday from...
  • Windermere remembers fallen police officer

    Windermere remembers fallen police officer
    Robbie German was the kind of police officer who preferred to help rather than arrest people. "He was a good cop, a caring cop," Windermere police Chief David Ogden said. German, 31 when he was shot to death in the line of duty a year ago Sunday, will...