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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Suspect's stolen gun not loaded; cop fired 9 times, report says

    Suspect's stolen gun not loaded; cop fired 9 times, report says
    The suspect at the center of the deadly confrontation at Vixen Bar in downtown Orlando on Tuesday morning was armed with a stolen but unloaded handgun, according to an arrest report released Wednesday. And although Orlando police say the woman killed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Woman, Good Samaritan in critical condition after shooting south of downtown Orlando

    Woman, Good Samaritan in critical condition after shooting south of downtown Orlando
    Two people — a woman and a Good Samaritan who tried to help her — are in critical condition today after being shot during a possible robbery just south of downtown Orlando. The Orange County Sheriff's Office identified the victims as Lisa...
  • 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,...
  • Drug ring used I-Drive hotels to distribute pot, MBI says

    Drug ring used I-Drive hotels to distribute pot, MBI says
    Agents said Friday they dismantled a crime ring shipping high-quality marijuana from California to International Drive hotel rooms, where associates would sign for the packages, before moving the drugs to suburban Orlando stash houses. The...
  • 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...
  • Child hospitalized after near-drowning at theme-park-area hotel

    Child hospitalized after near-drowning at theme-park-area hotel
    A young boy was flown to an Orlando hospital on Thursday after a near-drowning at a theme-park-area resort, Orange County Fire Rescue said. Rescuers were called to the Liki Tiki Village near Winter Garden about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. According to the...