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Seminole County Sheriff's Office

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  • 'Swatting' hoax about fatal AR-15 shooting in Oviedo home prompts big cop turnout

    'Swatting' hoax about fatal AR-15 shooting in Oviedo home prompts big cop turnout
    The caller described a bloody murder scene inside an Oviedo home early Friday morning, officials said. "I just shot my mom," said the caller who claimed to use an AR-15 rifle to kill the woman about 4 a.m., officials said. The call prompted nearly...
  • Local agencies form arson task force to investigate recent fires

    Local agencies form arson task force to investigate recent fires
    Several law enforcement agencies have formed a task force to investigate a spate of recent arson fires in Central Florida, the Orlando Police Department said Friday. In a press release, the Police Department said the task force would consist of eight...
  • Oviedo police release 'swatting' hoax shooting call

    Oviedo police release 'swatting' hoax shooting call
    The call is dramatic, from a seemingly panicked boy claiming to have shot his mother in the chest with an assault rifle inside an Oviedo home early Friday. But police say that's all it is: drama, a staged emergency call aimed at eliciting a large-...
  • Bogus boasting: '7-star' hotels, Brodeur's campaign

    Bogus boasting: '7-star' hotels, Brodeur's campaign
    The silliest story making headlines lately involves the International Drive developer who has announced plans for a "seven-star" hotel. It reminds me of asking a 4-year-old how many pieces of candy they would like to eat — and the toddler...
  • Seminole deputy accused soliciting sex from teen girl on Facebook

    Seminole deputy accused soliciting sex from teen girl on Facebook
    A Seminole County deputy was arrested Thursday after investigators accused him of soliciting sex from a 17-year-old girl through a series of Facebook messages. David Rodriguez, a 28-year-old patrol deputy, recently received recognition from Seminole...
  • Schools, water, jobs are key issues in state House District 28 race

    Schools, water, jobs are key issues in state House District 28 race
    Republican voters in east Seminole County will choose between two conservatives running for the state House who basically agree on the major issues backed by the party. They both promise more local control of education, better protection of the region's...
  • State, Seminole sheriff must return millions to Oklahoma gambling figure

    State, Seminole sheriff must return millions to Oklahoma gambling figure
    An appeals court Friday ordered Florida and the Seminole County Sheriff's Office to return several million dollars and a yacht to a convicted Oklahoma gambling software producer, saying they were improperly seized following raid on a chain of Internet...
  • George Zimmerman will not be charged in domestic dispute, prosecutor says

    George Zimmerman will not be charged in domestic dispute, prosecutor says
    George Zimmerman's latest brush with the criminal-justice system ended Wednesday, when State Attorney Phil Archer announced that Zimmerman will not face charges in a domestic incident last month. Archer's decision came days after the named victim,...
  • George Zimmerman is public-safety threat, Lake Mary police chief suggests

    George Zimmerman is public-safety threat, Lake Mary police chief suggests
    LAKE MARY — Lake Mary police Chief Steve Bracknell hinted in a recent email exchange that he thinks George Zimmerman may be a threat to public safety. That came in an exchange last week with a West Coast man who complained about how Bracknell's...
  • Report: George Zimmerman, girlfriend get guns back from Sheriff's Office

    Report: George Zimmerman, girlfriend get guns back from Sheriff's Office
    George Zimmerman was spotted at the Seminole County Sheriff's Office today, where he and his girlfriend retrieved guns that were confiscated after his arrest last month, according to a TMZ.com report. Video on TMZ.com shows Zimmerman exiting the...
  • 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...