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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Child-rape suspect abused 10-year-old victim 'like a prostitute,' report says

    Child-rape suspect abused 10-year-old victim 'like a prostitute,' report says
    A 36-year-old man remains at the Orange County Jail today after he was accused of repeated sex attacks on a little girl. John Metheny is being held without bond on charges of sexual battery on a child. The alleged victim is a 10-year-old girl. The...
  • Deputies: Relatives stole $870,000 from blind, elderly man with dementia

    Deputies: Relatives stole $870,000 from blind, elderly man with dementia
    Relatives of a hard-of-hearing, legally blind 80-year-old widower with dementia were arrested Friday after a six-month investigation revealed that they misappropriated at least $870,000 of his money, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. The man's...
  • Nearly two dozen charged in statewide retail theft ring

    Nearly two dozen charged in statewide retail theft ring
    An estimated $15 million statewide shoplifting ring has been broken up with charges filed against 23 people, according to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. The yearlong joint investigation, dubbed Operation Over the Counter, stretched from Miami-...
  • Woman charged with fraud after health-department identity thefts

    Woman charged with fraud after health-department identity thefts
    A Clermont woman was arrested Tuesday on charges of filing $4 million in fraudulent income-tax returns using information that prosecutors say was provided by two Orange County health-department employees. A federal indictment charging Tanya M. Fox, 38,...
  • Why didn't police search pond earlier for missing woman?

    The most unsettling thing about the case of Carline Brumaire Jean is that the best clue police had was provided by a caller at the moment her car was sinking into a retention pond last month. I'm no detective, but it stands to reason that if someone...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Blackstone chief blames Brancheau for own death, contradicting Seaworld

    Blackstone chief blames Brancheau for own death, contradicting Seaworld
    The top executive at SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s largest shareholder suggested that former SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau should be blamed for her own death, claiming that the veteran animal trainer broke multiple safety rules before she was...
  • Orange County deputy dragged 100 feet during traffic stop

    Orange County deputy dragged 100 feet during traffic stop
    An Orange County Sheriff's Department deputy sustained minor injuries when he was dragged 100 feet during a traffic stop in Anaheim, authorities said Tuesday night. A suspect was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant and suspicion of dragging...
  • 'It Takes Courage' event reaches out to victims of domestic violence

    'It Takes Courage' event reaches out to victims of domestic violence
    For victims of domestic violence, leaving an abuser is never a simple matter. Victims typically have been belittled, demeaned, humiliated, beaten, threatened and isolated. They may have children or pets they're trying to protect. And they're often...
  • Rebecca Sedwick's suicide highlights dangers of cyberbullying

    Rebecca Sedwick's suicide highlights dangers of cyberbullying
    Rebecca Sedwick had been terrorized for more than a year by girls who used to be her friends, Polk County authorities say. She tried to get away, but Rebecca couldn't escape their hateful words relayed across social media: "You should die," someone told...