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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Defense attorneys question deputies' use of marijuana citations

    Defense attorneys question deputies' use of marijuana citations
    When an Orange County deputy sheriff pulled over a University of Central Florida student not far from campus early July 26 and found a small bit of marijuana in the car he was driving, the deputy offered a potentially enticing option. The deputy told...
  • Once-missing disabled man found OK

    Once-missing disabled man found OK
    Orlando police Monday said deputies found John Ira Lee, 85, who was reported missing Sunday afternoon. Lee was found by the Orange County Sheriff's Office and is unharmed, said Orlando police Lt. Lovetta Quinn-Henry hcurtis@orlandosentinel.com or 407-...
  • Husband, wife in their 60s found dead in Orange County

    Husband, wife in their 60s found dead in Orange County
    Deputies found a husband and wife, in their 60s, dead inside an east Orange County home Tuesday morning, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Nancy Petrozzino, 64, and Michael Petrozzino, 63, were found dead at their home in the 13000 block...
  • Quad amputee called 'dangerous' after fatal shootings of parents

    Quad amputee called 'dangerous' after fatal shootings of parents
    The son of a couple found dead inside their east Orange County home on Tuesday is now considered dangerous, officials said Wednesday. Sean Petrozzino, a quadruple amputee, is a "person of interest" in the death of his parents — Nancy Petrozzino,...
  • Orange schools move toward own police force

    Orange schools move toward own police force
    In an effort to head off school shootings and other tragedies, Orange County Public Schools has taken the first step toward creating its own intelligence-gathering police force. The district already has hired four seasoned former law-enforcement...
  • Still no signs of Sean Petrozzino as manhunt continues

    Still no signs of Sean Petrozzino as manhunt continues
    The search for a quadruple amputee named a person of interest in the shooting deaths of his parents entered its fourth day on Friday. Authorities believe Sean Petrozzino, 30, traveled to South Florida, possibly the Coral Springs area where he grew up....
  • Officer disciplined after Orlando cops fail to find car in lake

    Officer disciplined after Orlando cops fail to find car in lake
    An Orlando police sergeant has been disciplined for failing to properly search the area where a 39-year-old Haitian woman drowned inside her car after it plowed into a lake in February, the Police Department said. An internal investigation resulted in...
  • Teen confessed to shooting grandfather as he slept, report says

    Teen confessed to shooting grandfather as he slept, report says
    A 19-year-old confessed to shooting his grandfather in the face "approximately six times" last week, before staging a burglary in an attempt to cover up his role in the crime, court records show. Oakley Miller was arrested Friday in the death of his...
  • Missing son of dead Orange couple was depressed, childhood friend says

    Missing son of dead Orange couple was depressed, childhood friend says
    A woman who described Sean Petrozzino as her best friend said the man now being sought by authorities seemed depressed after he and his wife of five years recently separated. A childhood friend said Petrozzino, a quadruple amputee whose parents were...
  • Still no sign of quad amputee Sean Petrozzino, deputies say

    Still no sign of quad amputee Sean Petrozzino, deputies say
    Five days after a husband and wife were found shot to death in their east Orange County home, their 30-year-old quad amputee son named a person of interest has not yet been located. Authorities believe Sean Petrozzino, 30, traveled to South Florida,...
  • Double-murder suspect with no hands, feet kills self during Tenn. traffic stop

    Double-murder suspect with no hands, feet kills self during Tenn. traffic stop
    Orange County detectives were dispatched Tuesday to Tennessee, where the search for a former South Florida man considered a person of interest in his parents' deaths came to a bloody end. Local authorities had been searching for quadruple amputee Sean...