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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Orlando man arrested, accused of impersonating a deputy

    Orlando man arrested, accused of impersonating a deputy
    When Jose Ortiz walked into the Lakeview Inn and Suites on South Orange Blossom Trail Sunday afternoon, he said he was an Orange County deputy who was working on an investigation. But the staffers knew there was something strange about him. Ortiz, 49 of...
  • Two charged in out-of-control party at apartment complex, deputies say

    Two charged in out-of-control party at apartment complex, deputies say
    Revelers scattered early Sunday after an officer crashed what he described as an "out-of-control" party at a University of Central Florida-area apartment complex. Two residents — 20-year-old Twanee Kaitlyn Ryan and 19-year-old Tatyana Jenae Johnson...
  • T'Sheria Dixon: Alert canceled for Orlando teen girl

    T'Sheria Dixon: Alert canceled for Orlando teen girl
    A missing-child alert has been canceled for a 16-year-old Orlando-area girl. T'Sheria Dixon was reunited with her family today, said Orlando police Sgt. Lovetta Quinn-Henry. "I don't have any specifics of the recovery," Quinn-Henry said in an email....
  • Suspect in June shooting on Ivey Lane arrested

    Suspect in June shooting on Ivey Lane arrested
    A suspect in the June shooting that killed one man and wounded another on Ivey Lane turned himself in to authorities and was arrested on Friday, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Jaylen Sweptson, 19, was wanted on a charge of attempted murder...
  • Police, fire to hold tactical training at Edgewater High School today

    Police, fire to hold tactical training at Edgewater High School today
    Don't be alarmed if you see an army of police and fire officials amid loud booms at Edgewater High School this morning. It's just a training exercise to test how well local law enforcement officers can work together during public safety threats. The...
  • Missing Orlando man has mind of child, deputies say

    Missing Orlando man has mind of child, deputies say
    A 24-year-old Orlando man with the mind of a child is missing, prompting safety concerns. David Charles Osborne was last seen at 9 a.m. Thursday in the 6600 block of Gibraltar Road. Osborne likes to ride Lynx buses and visit local churches,...
  • Friends, family gather to mourn Alexandria Chery

    Friends, family gather to mourn Alexandria Chery
    A banner hanging from a crowded pavilion at Orlando's Poppy Park Sunday afternoon showed a photograph of a beaming girl with arched eyebrows and cascading brown locks. It read: BringAlexHomeSafe.com. But family members said there would be no safe return...
  • Uncle: Missing teen's family finds out body is Alexandria Chery's

    Uncle: Missing teen's family finds out body is Alexandria Chery's
    The family of Alexandria Chery found out that the decomposed female body pulled from a wooded area near Osceola-Polk Line Road was that of the missing 16-year-old girl, her uncle says. The girl's uncle, Ray Joseph, posted the news on Instagram...
  • 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...
  • Mom's boyfriend arrested in search for 16-year-old Alexandria Chery

    Mom's boyfriend arrested in search for 16-year-old Alexandria Chery
    Rosalie Joseph last saw her 16-year-old daughter early Monday morning in their Hawthorne Groves apartment. Alexandria Chery told her mom she wasn't feeling well and planned to stay home all day. While at work, Joseph called her daughter several times to...
  • Five things for Monday, August 4

    Five things for Monday, August 4
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida. It's Monday. Welcome to the dog days of summer. 1. The people-mover shuttles at Orlando International Airport will be getting replaced in the coming years. The shuttles that have connected the main...
  • 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...