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Lake County Sheriff's Office

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Top Lake County Sheriff's Office Articles

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  • Report: Men caught with 260 illegal baby alligators

    Two Sumter County men, Robert "Bo" Martin Duval Christopher Cork Scroggins, were greeted by wildlife officials early Thursday morning as they came ashore in their airboat on Lake Apopka with a couple of sacks full of recently hatched alligators, according...
  • Did state senator wield clout in marital tiff?

    Did state senator wield clout in marital tiff?
    Recordings of 911 calls are raising the question of whether state Sen. Suzi Schmidt sought to use her political clout to influence Lake County authorities during several domestic disturbances with her husband. After quarreling with her husband and...
  • Deputies: Man beaten with bat in spat over ethnicity

    People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? — Rodney King, May 1, 1992, after the acquittal of Los Angeles police in his beating trial sparked widespread rioting. Sometimes it looks as though we still have a ways to go. It was...
  • Family: Arlington Park jockey found dead in garage fire

    Family: Arlington Park jockey found dead in garage fire
    Longtime Arlington Park horse jockey Eusebio "Eddie" Razo Jr. was found dead in a garage fire in Long Grove, according to his family. Lake County authorities said the body was burned beyond recognition and declined to confirm the victim's identity...
  • Windermere: Where troubled cops get second chance on tiny town's police force

    Windermere: Where troubled cops get second chance on tiny town's police force
    WINDERMERE — Best known by locals for writing speeding tickets, Windermere police seldom drew notice beyond town borders. That is, until Tiger Woods crashed his SUV in a nearby gated community where members of the department worked as bodyguards for...
  • Lake County's dark woods hide scourge of meth

    Lake County's dark woods hide scourge of meth
    They are some of the tiniest towns in rural Lake County, yet outposts such as Paisley, Lake Mack and Altoona — towns that rim the Ocala National Forest — are ground zero for a deepening problem. Slowly but surely, Lake County has become...
  • Inflammatory ink: Law enforcement takes advantage of suspects' tattoos

    Inflammatory ink: Law enforcement takes advantage of suspects' tattoos
    The two photos of John Allen Ditullio are a sharp contrast: There's the man donning red jail scrubs with a large swastika on his neck, barbed wire inked down his face, and a long, scraggly goatee. Then, there's the man in the blue dress shirt with a...
  • Cops: 2-year-old taken by nun reunited with parents

    Cops: 2-year-old taken by nun reunited with parents
    Two-year-old Maria Lopez-Vazquez, who authorities say was separated from her parents for six months after a Eustis nun ran off with her, was reunited with her relieved mother and father Tuesday night amid a sea of news cameras at Orlando International...
  • Sister Mary says she was protecting 2-year-old from parents

    Sister Mary says she was protecting 2-year-old from parents
    A Lake County church leader accused of taking off with a toddler against the wishes of the child's parents defended herself Wednesday, calling the episode a "misunderstanding." "We have helped these people for two years," said Laura Maria Caballero,...
  • Ditch raises for highest paid school employees

    What is it going to take for elected officials in this county to connect with the real world and pay attention to demands from those who live here? Must they go on a sit-down hunger strike in front of Barnhill's Buffet? Chain themselves together along U....
  • U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk Crusades To Crackdown On Strong Pot

    (WGN-AM)- U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk will call for legislation Monday that would toughen drug trafficking laws regarding a highly-potent form of marijuana, with penalties of up to 25 years in prison for a 1st-time offense. The law would target offenders who...