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Orange County Sheriff's Office

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  • Fake-bomb suspect smashed windshield of captain's truck, report says

    Fake-bomb suspect smashed windshield of captain's truck, report says
    A 19-year-old Orlando woman accused of making a false bomb threat at Evans High School earlier this year is back in jail — this time after she allegedly smashed the windshield of a pickup truck owned by the Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Beth Ann...
  • UCF area is No. 1 for growing underage-DUI problem, cops say

    UCF area is No. 1 for growing underage-DUI problem, cops say
    They're not old enough to legally buy $1 vodka shots, but young adults walk out of bars near the University of Central Florida every night and get behind the wheel. Officers who patrol the area say they're seeing an alarming spike in the number of...
  • WNBA player gains strength after losing mom to cancer, dad to prison

    WNBA player gains strength after losing mom to cancer, dad to prison
    The amount of peanut butter must be perfectly equal to jelly when Krystal Thomas makes a sandwich. "I have to make it the same way my mom did," said the 6-foot-5 center for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury. "I eat oatmeal every single morning because she used...
  • Friends of transgender woman who was found dead gather in Santa Ana

    Friends of transgender woman who was found dead gather in Santa Ana
    On Friday evening, Macrina Reyes addressed a crowd of 120 people in Santa Ana, referring to them as her daughter’s family. They had gathered to honor Zoraida “Ale” Reyes, a 28-year-old transgender woman whose body was found in a...
  • Local cops send mixed messages on 'perp walks'

    Local cops send mixed messages on 'perp walks'
    It's a familiar sight if you follow the news in Central Florida: Someone accused of a crime is led in handcuffs through a gantlet of reporters and cameras into a patrol vehicle waiting to drive the suspect to the county jail. Defense lawyers say these...
  • Toddler recovering after shooting himself with father's gun

    Toddler recovering after shooting himself with father's gun
    A 2-year-old boy got a gun out of his father's bedroom Tuesday and accidentally shot himself in both legs, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. Child-welfare workers and Orange County deputies are investigating why the gun was unsecured and the...
  • Mistakenly-released inmates had lengthy criminal careers

    Mistakenly-released inmates had lengthy criminal careers
    Here's a look at the two escapees. The manhunt is being led by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with the state Department of Corrections, the Orange County Sheriff's Office and the Central Florida Intelligence Exchange (CFIX) Fusion...
  • You can't text and drive, but what about the cops?

    You can't text and drive, but what about the cops?
    A photo posted to a social media website that some claim shows a Broward County deputy possibly texting while driving has started a massive online debate about whether deputies are required to abide by Florida's new law. The picture was posted to Reddit...
  • Video voyeur lived next to elementary school, deputies say

    Video voyeur lived next to elementary school, deputies say
    The man deputies say stalked young girls and took cellphone photos and videos up their skirts at an Orlando-area Best Buy last month has been arrested. The Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested 44-year-old James "Jimbo" Jones at his mother's home in...
  • Blackstone chief blames Brancheau for own death, contradicting Seaworld

    Blackstone chief blames Brancheau for own death, contradicting Seaworld
    The top executive at SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s largest shareholder suggested that former SeaWorld Orlando trainer Dawn Brancheau should be blamed for her own death, claiming that the veteran animal trainer broke multiple safety rules before she was...
  • Remains found not Tracy Ocasio's, deputies say

    Remains found not Tracy Ocasio's, deputies say
    The remains found near Ocoee Friday, including a human skull, are not Tracy Ocasio's, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. Officials are continuing to investigate and have not determined whose remains were found. "The Medical Examiner has...
  • 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...