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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Police, fire to hold tactical training at Edgewater High School today

    Police, fire to hold tactical training at Edgewater High School today
    Don't be alarmed if you see an army of police and fire officials amid loud booms at Edgewater High School this morning. It's just a training exercise to test how well local law enforcement officers can work together during public safety threats. The...
  • Deputies: 25 arrested in surprise probation sweep in Orange County

    Deputies: 25 arrested in surprise probation sweep in Orange County
    Orange County authorities arrested 25 juveniles and adults in a surprise probation sweep targeting violent prior offenders Wednesday, officials said. During the massive operation, a 22-year-old driver was arrested after she slammed into a Sheriff's...
  • Drug habit may have prompted electrocuted man's copper thefts, family says

    Drug habit may have prompted electrocuted man's copper thefts, family says
    For years, Cryston Swink feared getting a phone call from a police officer saying that her father had been killed. Since Swink was a child, her father, Terry Bowers, had battled cocaine addiction and would periodically disappear on "drug binges" so...
  • Excessive force used in 2010 barbershop raid, appeal court says

    Excessive force used in 2010 barbershop raid, appeal court says
    Deputies violated the rights of barbers at Strictly Skillz barbershop during a 2010 raid in the guise of a license inspection, a federal appeal court said this week, in a strongly-worded rebuke of the Orange County Sheriff's Office. "It was a scene right...
  • Man arrested on armed robbery charges tied to others

    Man arrested on armed robbery charges tied to others
    A 23-year-old man arrested last month after allegedly robbing a 7-Eleven at gunpoint has been connected to four other similar robberies, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Philip Gabriel Cappello was arrested Aug. 10 after a robbery at...
  • Body found on S.R. 408, FHP says

    Body found on S.R. 408, FHP says
    A man's body was found on the side of eastbound State Road 408 near West Colonial Drive this morning, officials said. The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating. "Investigators are trying to determine cause of death and the purpose of the...
  • UCF area is No. 1 for growing underage-DUI problem, cops say

    UCF area is No. 1 for growing underage-DUI problem, cops say
    They're not old enough to legally buy $1 vodka shots, but young adults walk out of bars near the University of Central Florida every night and get behind the wheel. Officers who patrol the area say they're seeing an alarming spike in the number of...
  • Friends of transgender woman who was found dead gather in Santa Ana

    Friends of transgender woman who was found dead gather in Santa Ana
    On Friday evening, Macrina Reyes addressed a crowd of 120 people in Santa Ana, referring to them as her daughter’s family. They had gathered to honor Zoraida “Ale” Reyes, a 28-year-old transgender woman whose body was found in a...
  • Guns n' Hoses hockey game is for charity, along with bragging rights

    Guns n' Hoses hockey game is for charity, along with bragging rights
    Three-and-a-half hours before the Orlando Solar Bears play Saturday night, a hockey game will break out at Amway Center. The players' names won't be found in any statistics released by the ECHL, but they are professionals and take risks far greater than...
  • Local cops send mixed messages on 'perp walks'

    Local cops send mixed messages on 'perp walks'
    It's a familiar sight if you follow the news in Central Florida: Someone accused of a crime is led in handcuffs through a gantlet of reporters and cameras into a patrol vehicle waiting to drive the suspect to the county jail. Defense lawyers say these...
  • Blackstone chief blames Brancheau for own death, contradicting Seaworld

    Blackstone chief blames Brancheau for own death, contradicting Seaworld
    The top executive at SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s largest shareholder suggested that former SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau should be blamed for her own death, claiming that the veteran animal trainer broke multiple safety rules before she was...