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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Missing son in Oviedo homicide case found in Maryland

    Missing son in Oviedo homicide case found in Maryland
    As the search ended Tuesday for the 20-year-old Oviedo man who went missing after his mother was found dead in their home, court records emerged detailing his struggle with mental illness, drugs and crime. Family and friends on Facebook had been pleading...
  • Arrest made in robberies at UCF-area apartments

    Arrest made in robberies at UCF-area apartments
    The man suspected in a pair of recent armed robberies at a UCF-area apartment complex has been arrested, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday. Darrious Pettress, 22, is suspected in two robberies earlier this month at the...
  • Five things for Friday, Oct. 17

    Five things for Friday, Oct. 17
    Five things for today in Orlando: weekend weather looks good; will fangate change outcome of governor's race; detectives blame woman's mysterious death on car's air bag; and more. 1. Another week in the books. Let's start with weather: it's nice out....
  • Officer disciplined after Orlando cops fail to find car in lake

    Officer disciplined after Orlando cops fail to find car in lake
    An Orlando police sergeant has been disciplined for failing to properly search the area where a 39-year-old Haitian woman drowned inside her car after it plowed into a lake in February, the Police Department said. An internal investigation resulted in...
  • Sheriff's Office hands case of woman's mysterious death back to FHP

    Sheriff's Office hands case of woman's mysterious death back to FHP
    After two weeks without finding evidence of a crime behind Orlando salon worker Hien Tran's death, the Orange County Sheriff's Office returned the investigation back to the Florida Highway Patrol. "Based on the findings and information developed, OCSO...
  • Pine Hills shooting of teen ruled an accident

    Pine Hills shooting of teen ruled an accident
    Detectives have determined that a 15-year-old rushed to a local hospital Monday night accidentally shot himself while holding a gun, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were called about 7:40 p.m. to the shooting, which happened at the boy'...
  • Deputy struck, killed pedestrian on Oak Ridge Road

    Deputy struck, killed pedestrian on Oak Ridge Road
    Fernando Roman saw the debris, flashing lights and yellow tape blocking West Oak Ridge Road near his home Monday morning. But what he didn't know at the time was that an Orange County sheriff's patrol car had run over his wife, Susan Roman, at that...
  • Florida tough on gun safety on paper only

    Florida tough on gun safety on paper only
    On paper, Florida appears to be serious about keeping kids safe around guns. Laws on the books require people to lock up loaded firearms around kids or possibly face second-degree misdemeanor charges if a child gets hold of a gun. Those charges can be...
  • Sex-offender son accused of burning dad in attempted murder

    Sex-offender son accused of burning dad in attempted murder
    Diana Torres had had enough. After years of arrests, documented alcohol abuse and erratic, sometimes violent behavior by her brother, registered sex offender Santiago Torres Jr., she asked a judge in early May for a domestic-violence injunction. It was...
  • Man no longer 'person of interest' in probe of mysterious death

    Man no longer 'person of interest' in probe of mysterious death
    The investigation of Orlando salon worker Hien Tran's mysterious death last week continued Tuesday after homicide detectives questioned and released a "person of interest," according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. A search for the unidentified...
  • Platt blasts Grayson as 'without honor'

    Platt blasts Grayson as 'without honor'
    Republican congressional candidate Carol Platt has launched her first full-frontal attack on U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, opening a fund-raising website and launching a social media campaign to detail his messy divorce proceedings, and highlight some of his...