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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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Top Orange County Sheriff's Office Articles

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  • Deputies: Man attacked roommate with machete, steak knife

    Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies said 54-year-old Colin Duncan after allegedly attacking his roommate with a machete and a steak knife Thursday in Orange County, reports the Orlando Sentinel. And the attack appears to be over the front door...
  • 50-inch alligator tail lands man in jail

    Grilled Cajun alligator tail, anyone? Jason Arnold Brewer, of Orlando, is accused of illegally cutting off a 50-inch alligator tail. He reportedly told deputies he used a knife he kept in his Taco Bell pants to kill the gator along the banks of the St....
  • Angry mom with pliers chases man who tried to abduct her daughter

    This mom meant business. When her daughter, 8, came running home and told her a that a man had tried to abduct her near their home on Friday afternoon, this Orlando mom took matters into her own hands, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Mom and daughter...
  • 'Blue Mass' dedicated to area's first responders

    'Blue Mass' dedicated to area's first responders
    First responders are doing God's work, serving as angels to help those in need, Orlando Bishop John Noonan said during a special Mass Thursday at St. James Cathedral. The 10th annual Blue Mass, so called because it is dedicated to police, firefighters,...
  • My last column: Good journalism still about sticking your neck out

    My last column: Good journalism still about sticking your neck out
    Bob Sharkey was a thin, short man who could take a very tall drink. He kept a bottle in the tiny newsroom of his weekly paper. This was well before computers. On Tuesday night they "pasted up'' the news pages, which entailed taking the printed stories...
  • Tire and rim thieves target students

    Statistics released by the Orange County Sheriff's Office show a recent spike in vehicle rim and tire thefts, many of which took place in the UCF area. According to Orange County Sheriff's Office records, a total of 30 tire thefts were reported in east...
  • Sheriff's Department investigates bombing threat

    A Laguna Beach man threatened to bomb Sears in Laguna Hills after a heated exchange with a company phone operator. Police responded at 7:12 p.m. Friday to his home in the 200 block of Diamond Street to assist the Orange County Sheriff's Department in the...
  • 'Carpet-cleaner' gag nabs wanted Florida man

    A man wanted on felony charges in Florida was arrested this afternoon in Oak Park when Cook County Sheriff's officers pretended to be rug cleaners and he let them into his apartment. Officials in Orange County, Fla. say Omilquer Garcia Perez, 37, was...
  • Law officer fatalities are up almost 40 percent across the nation

    Law officer fatalities are up almost 40 percent across the nation
    Orange County Deputy Brandon Coates, who was gunned down during a traffic stop earlier this month, was among the 160 law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty across the country this year — evidence that violence against cops...
  • Concerns about Daniel Saylor had surfaced before he was named Windermere chief

    Concerns about Daniel Saylor had surfaced before he was named Windermere chief
    WINDERMERE – Even before he was named Windermere Police chief nearly nine years ago, concerns had surfaced about Daniel Saylor's ability to lead the department, according to his personnel file. In her formal letter offering Saylor the chief job...
  • Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor asked statewide police group to destroy records of his suspension

    Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor asked statewide police group to destroy records of his suspension
    More than a year before his recent arrest, Windermere Police Chief Daniel Saylor asked Florida's largest police executive organization to destroy public records documenting his suspension for misbehavior, records released this week show. The Florida...