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Orlando Police Department

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  • Report: Man started fire in apartment to "burn bugs"

    You'd have to be almost as crazy as a bedbug to try this method of insect control. An unidentified man pulled from an Orlando apartment fire allegedly told authorities he started the blaze accidentally — while trying "to burn bugs in his home and...
  • Broward's 'Felony Lane Gang' spreads crime wave across U.S.

    Highly organized packs of thieves from the Fort Lauderdale area are spreading a rash of crimes across Florida and much of the nation, breaking into cars in Orlando, stealing identities in North Carolina, cashing bad checks in Pennsylvania and providing...
  • Roberto Clemente mural painted over in Azalea Park

    Roberto Clemente mural painted over in Azalea Park
    A mural honoring Puerto Rican baseball icon Roberto Clemente has been painted over, destroying what was a source of pride for Little Leaguers and parents at a rebounding Azalea Park Elementary School ball field. Earl Lugo has coached there and wanted...
  • 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...
  • Fake cop moons IHOP server, say real cops

    Maybe he should've tried a doughnut joint instead. When Matt Skytta, 55, didn't get a free meal at an IHOP after flashing an Orlando Police Department insignia patch at a server, he then flashed someting else -- his buttocks, reports the Orlando...
  • Orlando police looking for gunman after robbery

    Orlando police looking for gunman after robbery
    The Orlando Police Department is searching for a gunman Tuesday after a robbery at a local Dollar Tree. The armed man stole an undetermined amount of cash from the 5760 N. Orange Blossom Trail location around 9:51 p.m. Monday, police said. Dollar Tree...
  • Orlando police stop driver attacking victim with car

    Orlando police stop driver attacking victim with car
    An Orlando Police Department officer stopped a driver who was ramming his vehicle into another car, saving the woman inside Wednesday afternoon. Domestic-violence suspect Charles Lamons, 28, faces charges of aggravated battery, aggravated stalking and...
  • City to pay Magic $1.7M to add conference space downtown

    City to pay Magic $1.7M to add conference space downtown
    City Hall plans to give $1.7 million to help the Orlando Magic build a sports-and-entertainment complex downtown. Orlando officials say the taxpayer money will ensure downtown Orlando gets something it badly needs: conference space. "If you ask me...
  • Bondi, police want power to take on websites advertising sex

    Bondi, police want power to take on websites advertising sex
    A two-word change proposed to one of the nation's first online laws has triggered a battle between law enforcement and Internet libertarians. On one side, top law enforcers for nearly every state, including Florida, are calling on Congress to change a...
  • Cops: Man shot in neck near downtown

    Cops: Man shot in neck near downtown
    A homeless man was shot in the neck near downtown Orlando early Friday. Roger William Franks was shot in the neck at 12:20 a.m. in the 1000 block of West Central Boulevard, said Lt. John Holysz, Orlando Police Department spokesman. The shooter is on...
  • Cars in downtown garage go up in flames

    Cars in downtown garage go up in flames
    A fire inside the parking garage at Uptown Place forced an evacuation of the apartment complex this morning. About two vehicles parked inside the apartment's parking garage at 911 North Orange Avenue caught fire for an unknown reason around 4:30 a.m.,...