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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Sheriff: Shooting death of teen riding scooter ruled homicide

    Sheriff: Shooting death of teen riding scooter ruled homicide
    A scooter driver's mysterious death has a neighborhood — and authorities — wondering what's behind the shooting of Keven Padilla. The Orange County Sheriff's Office at first thought he was the victim of a hit-and-run. But on Saturday it...
  • Casey Anthony's attorney should not receive bankruptcy settlement money, trustees say

    Casey Anthony's attorney should not receive bankruptcy settlement money, trustees say
    Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez, along with the Orange County Sheriff's Office and the Internal Revenue Service, should not receive anything from a settlement in her bankruptcy case, according to a trustee's report filed recently in federal court....
  • Florida DUI video gets 2M views, but cops question checkpoint tactic

    Florida DUI video gets 2M views, but cops question checkpoint tactic
    When a car pulls to a stop at a DUI checkpoint, police say they're looking for obvious signals that the driver may be impaired: glassy eyes, slurred speech, the smell of alcohol. But a video that went viral recently, with more than 2.2 million YouTube...
  • Man shot and killed outside Orlando

     Man shot and killed outside Orlando
    A man was shot and killed Saturday night near the Pine Hills neighborhood outside Orlando. The shooting took place at 11:52 p.m. on the 1700 block of Daly Street, Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Lourdes Clayton said in a statement....
  • Guns found after arrest in AK-47 shooting that wounded Apopka girl

    Guns found after arrest in AK-47 shooting that wounded Apopka girl
    Barbara Miles said she didn't know what led to the gunfire near her Apopka neighborhood early Thursday, but she had an idea: "A bunch of foolishness, probably drug-related." As Miles spoke to reporters, police were searching a nearby home on Apopka...
  • OPD chief: Violent crime up in 2014

    OPD chief: Violent crime up in 2014
    When Chief John Mina took over the Orlando Police Department in April, his main focus was clear: He wanted to make sure there was less crime in 2014 than the previous year. And that's exactly what happened, Mina and Mayor Buddy Dyer announced Friday as...
  • Deputies: Suspect steals car, credit card buys Mountain Dew, cigs

    Deputies: Suspect steals car, credit card buys Mountain Dew, cigs
    Deputies are searching for a suspect who stole a University of Central Florida student's car and credit card from a student-housing apartment complex, Orange County Sheriff's Office said. The student called deputies on Friday at 8 a.m. and told them his...
  • Oviedo Mall guard, a former local cop, accused of touching pre-teens

    Oviedo Mall guard, a former local cop, accused of touching pre-teens
    A 61-year-old man accused of inappropriately touching two girls while working as a security guard at the Oviedo Mall had a long career in law-enforcement, records show. Ronald Queen, arrested on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior and battery,...
  • Deborah Poe vanished 25 years ago from Circle K in east Orange

    Deborah Poe vanished 25 years ago from Circle K in east Orange
    It's like Deborah D. Poe disappeared into thin air. On Feb. 4, 1990, the 26-year-old left her purse and paycheck locked inside her new red Toyota Celica parked outside her night job at a Circle K convenience store in east Orange County. Then she...
  • Fugitive shot by deputies after ramming attack escaped mental-health facility

    Fugitive shot by deputies after ramming attack escaped mental-health facility
    An Orange County deputy was pinned between two vehicles after a 37-year-old Tennessee fugitive rammed the deputy's patrol car during a traffic stop Sunday night, officials said. Deputy Aaron Jenkins and his partner, Deputy Matthew Fewless, fired shots...
  • Police body cameras gain momentum in Lake

    Police body cameras gain momentum in Lake
    In the midst of several local and national controversies over excessive police force, the shift to officer-worn body cameras continues to gain momentum in Lake County. So far in Lake, Eustis and Mascotte have implemented departmentwide policies that...