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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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Top Orange County Sheriff's Office Articles

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  • 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...
  • Deputies name man shot, killed at Tymber Skan complex

    Deputies name man shot, killed at Tymber Skan complex
    Orange County homicide detectives today named the man killed in a shooting this weekend at Tymberskan Apartments. Deputies said the victim has been identified as 24-year-old Termaine Charles. Deputies were called to the shooting on the 4200 block of...
  • 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...
  • RX for Danger: How did Florida become 'pill-mill' hotbed?

    RX for Danger: How did Florida become 'pill-mill' hotbed?
    For the past year, federal agents say, David Kidd and Christopher Grigg traveled almost weekly from their homes in Ohio to Florida, where they — and others working for them — doctor-shopped throughout the state, buying thousands of...
  • Excerpts from Jeff Ashton's book offer unique perspective

    Excerpts from Jeff Ashton's book offer unique perspective
    Here are some new revelations, unique observations and details that add context to the case. Jeff Ashton shares these and many others in his new book: The duct tape found with Caylee's remains was "the smoking gun," he writes. "It was the primary piece...
  • Deputies: Stripper hoped kids would foil arrest for lingerie theft

    Ashley Fleischmann, 24, a stripper, was busted for shoplifting lacy lingerie in Orlando in the presence of her children, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, reports WKMG News-6 in Orlando. Fleischmann reportedly told deputies that she...
  • Deputies: FAMU student found unresponsive on bus

    Deputies: FAMU student found unresponsive on bus
    A Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University student died after he fell ill aboard a bus parked outside the Orlando hotel where the school's marching band was staying, officials said. Robert Champion, 26, was on the bus with his FAMU band mates in...
  • Bad eviction: Landlord attacked tenants inside trailer with forklift, deputies say

    There is a legal process for evicting tenants — and it doesn't involve using a forklift. Unless you want a lift to jail. John Miller is accused of intentionally driving a forklift into a trailer he owns in Apopka, knowing people were inside,...
  • Top state regulator sees flaws in barbershop raids, wants changes

    Top state regulator sees flaws in barbershop raids, wants changes
    The head of a state licensing agency that inspects barbershops told a state panel he had no idea the Orange County Sheriff's Office teamed with his employees for a series of sweeps until he read about it in an Orlando Sentinel report. Secretary Charlie...
  • Former longtime Lake County Sheriff George Knupp Jr. dies at 70

    Former longtime Lake County Sheriff George Knupp Jr. dies at 70
    TAVARES — At the peak of his law-enforcement career, George Knupp Jr. was arguably the most popular political figure in Lake County. The former four-term sheriff was credited with beefing up the department, adding programs and upgrading equipment....