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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...
  • 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...
  • Toddler recovering after shooting himself with father's gun

    Toddler recovering after shooting himself with father's gun
    A 2-year-old boy got a gun out of his father's bedroom Tuesday and accidentally shot himself in both legs, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Child-welfare workers and Orange County deputies are investigating why the gun was unsecured and the...
  • 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...
  • Video voyeur lived next to elementary school, deputies say

    Video voyeur lived next to elementary school, deputies say
    The man deputies say stalked young girls and took cellphone photos and videos up their skirts at an Orlando-area Best Buy last month has been arrested. The Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested 44-year-old James "Jimbo" Jones at his mother's home in...
  • You can't text and drive, but what about the cops?

    You can't text and drive, but what about the cops?
    A photo posted to a social media website that some claim shows a Broward County deputy possibly texting while driving has started a massive online debate about whether deputies are required to abide by Florida's new law. The picture was posted to Reddit...
  • Mistakenly-released inmates had lengthy criminal careers

    Mistakenly-released inmates had lengthy criminal careers
    Here's a look at the two escapees. The manhunt is being led by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with the state Department of Corrections, the Orange County Sheriff's Office and the Central Florida Intelligence Exchange (CFIX) Fusion...
  • 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...
  • Remains found not Tracy Ocasio's, deputies say

    The remains found near Ocoee Friday, including a human skull, are not Tracy Ocasio's, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. Officials are continuing to investigate and have not determined whose remains were found. "The Medical Examiner has...