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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Orlando PD takes part in tactical exercises at Edgewater High

    Orlando PD takes part in tactical exercises at Edgewater High
    It’s every community’s worse nightmare: the explosion of violence at a local school, and lives tragically lost. The sometimes tense situation at Edgewater High School on Thursday was not an actual explosion of violence, but a large-scale...
  • Decomposed female body found in wooded area; no confirmation it's Alexandria Chery

    Decomposed female body found in wooded area; no confirmation it's Alexandria Chery
    Authorities found a decomposed female body Friday morning near Interstate 4 during the search for Alexandria Chery but have not yet confirmed that it is the missing 16-year-old girl. But officials have confirmed they have a suspect in Alexandria's...
  • Five things for Friday, August 1

    Five things for Friday, August 1
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. Welcome to August. 1. The search continues for 16-year-old Alexandria Chery. Detectives from the Orange County Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team and the Marine Unit are set to continue...
  • Motorcyclist dies in crash in Lake Forest

    A man was killed Sunday when his motorcycle crashed in Lake Forest in Orange County, authorities said. The unidentified victim, who was described as in his 30s, was riding with other motorcyclists southbound on Santiago Canyon Road between Falcon Street...
  • 'Poison bomb' threat at Evans High leads to young woman's arrest

    'Poison bomb' threat at Evans High leads to young woman's arrest
    The alleged school threat — a gigantic poison bomb — never existed. But the consequences of making a false bomb threat is real. A 19-year-old Orlando woman has been charged with making a false threat online this spring about setting off...
  • Deputies: 25 arrested in surprise probation sweep in Orange County

    Deputies: 25 arrested in surprise probation sweep in Orange County
    Orange County authorities arrested 25 juveniles and adults in a surprise probation sweep targeting violent prior offenders Wednesday, officials said. During the massive operation, a 22-year-old driver was arrested after she slammed into a Sheriff's...
  • Drug habit may have prompted electrocuted man's copper thefts, family says

    Drug habit may have prompted electrocuted man's copper thefts, family says
    For years, Cryston Swink feared getting a phone call from a police officer saying that her father had been killed. Since Swink was a child, her father, Terry Bowers, had battled cocaine addiction and would periodically disappear on "drug binges" so...
  • Excessive force used in 2010 barbershop raid, appeal court says

    Excessive force used in 2010 barbershop raid, appeal court says
    Deputies violated the rights of barbers at Strictly Skillz barbershop during a 2010 raid in the guise of a license inspection, a federal appeal court said this week, in a strongly-worded rebuke of the Orange County Sheriff's Office. "It was a scene right...
  • Man arrested on armed robbery charges tied to others

    Man arrested on armed robbery charges tied to others
    A 23-year-old man arrested last month after allegedly robbing a 7-Eleven at gunpoint has been connected to four other similar robberies, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Philip Gabriel Cappello was arrested Aug. 10 after a robbery at...
  • Body found on S.R. 408, FHP says

    Body found on S.R. 408, FHP says
    A man's body was found on the side of eastbound State Road 408 near West Colonial Drive this morning, officials said. The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating. "Investigators are trying to determine cause of death and the purpose of the...
  • American Front leader turns down plea deal

    American Front leader turns down plea deal
    KISSIMMEE – More than two years after the feds arrested the leader of a white-supremacy group in Central Florida's largest domestic-terrorism case, the trial for American Front leader Marcus Faella started Tuesday. Faella, 41, is charged with...