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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • 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...
  • WNBA player gains strength after losing mom to cancer, dad to prison

    WNBA player gains strength after losing mom to cancer, dad to prison
    The amount of peanut butter must be perfectly equal to jelly when Krystal Thomas makes a sandwich. "I have to make it the same way my mom did," said the 6-foot-5 center for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury. "I eat oatmeal every single morning because she used...
  • Mom's boyfriend arrested in search for 16-year-old Alexandria Chery

    Mom's boyfriend arrested in search for 16-year-old Alexandria Chery
    Rosalie Joseph last saw her 16-year-old daughter early Monday morning in their Hawthorne Groves apartment. Alexandria Chery told her mom she wasn't feeling well and planned to stay home all day. While at work, Joseph called her daughter several times to...
  • 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...
  • Man arrested in fatal shooting near Apopka

    Man arrested in fatal shooting near Apopka
    One man is dead and another in jail after a shooting Friday near Apopka, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies say Darrion Pugh, 30, was outside his apartment at 1138 Old Apopka Road when Antonio Orr, 40, started shooting at him. Despite...
  • Deputies: Man left daughter in car, went to strip club

    Deputies: Man left daughter in car, went to strip club
    A man is in jail Wednesday morning after allegedly leaving his daughter in a car while he visited a strip club. Elliut Gonzalez, 38, of Orlando, allegedly left his sleeping 7-year-old daughter in his green Nissan while he went inside the Diamond Club on...
  • Orlando man molested 8-year-old, deputies say

    Orlando man molested 8-year-old, deputies say
    An Orlando man is in jail Wednesday after deputies say he molested an 8-year-old boy. Edwin Martinez, 34, was staying with the victim's mother in her apartment Saturday night. according to an Orange County Sheriff's Office report. Around 3:00 a.m. the...
  • Deputy nabs 737.5-pound gator

    Deputy nabs 737.5-pound gator
    Deputy Jason Forgy, who has an official hunting permit, and his hunting buddy, a recently retired Winter Park Police detective, recently bagged whopper of a gator weighting 737.5-pounds, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's...