Father arrested after toddler found gun in ‘Paw Patrol’ backpack and killed mother on Zoom
Veondre Avery, the child’s 22-year-old father, faces charges after the toddler found a gun in a "Paw Patrol" backpack and accidentally killed Shamaya Lynn, 21, on Aug. 11 in Altamonte Springs, Fla., according to the state attorney’s office.washingtonpost.com
Lieutenant demoted after posting music video showing teen holding department-issued AR-15
Altamonte Springs officer demoted A lieutenant with the Altamonte Springs Police Department has been demoted because of a music video he made in his spare time and posted on social media. ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — A lieutenant with the Altamonte Springs Police Department has been demoted because of a music video he made in his spare time and posted on social media. According to an internal investigation into the video posted by Lt. Donnie Riggins, the chief wasn’t a fan of the song’s lyrics, and investigators found some questionable use of police equipment in the video. Following the investigation, Riggins was demoted from lieutenant to master police officer, which takes him out of police management. During the investigation, Riggins wore a lab coat for Halloween at the school with the words “gynecologist” and a sexually suggestive name on it.wftv.com
Missing man found dead with gunshot wound in parking lot of Altamonte Springs Walmart
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – A missing man was found dead with a gunshot wound in his car in the parking lot of Walmart on State Road 434 in Altamonte Springs, according to police. [TRENDING: Christmas forecast: Back-to-back cold fronts coming | Florida rolls out daily vaccine report | US prepares to ship second vaccine]The Altamonte Springs Police Department said the victim was identified as Anthony Bradford. Bradford was found around 11:40 p.m. Sunday and police said he was previously reported missing by his father on Saturday. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police at 407-339-2441. Check back for more updates on this developing story.
Altamonte police officers dash, body and surrounding cams activate when gun is drawn
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. The Altamonte Springs Police Department was the first law enforcement agency in Central Florida to install dash-mounted car cameras almost three decades ago, according to Sgt. The Altamonte Springs PD did it for one main reason, according to Ruiz: transparency. And the Altamonte Police Department has continued to invest in the latest technology to continue its commitment to remain transparent, Ruiz said. Now, all 100 officers at the police department wear Axon body cameras that activate automatically as soon as the officer pulls out a Taser or gun. The recording fail-safes are built into the cameras in case an officer forgets to activate the body camera or doesn't have time.
Surveillance images show man wanted in Altamonte Springs bank robbery
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Authorities are searching for a man who was believed to be armed when he robbed a bank in Altamonte Springs, according to police. Officers with the Altamonte Springs Police Department said the man entered the SunTrust Bank on Commerce Park Drive Monday and showed an employee a note demanding money and implying that he had a weapon. [MORE: Altamonte Springs police search for armed bank robbers in skeleton masks | Wanted: Ghost masked robbers responsible for multi-county crime spree]The man, who was wearing a black shirt and tan pants during the robbery, was able to get away with an unknown amount of money in the gray Honda pictured below, police said. Man flees after robbing SunTrust Bank in Altamonte Springs, police say. (Image: Altamonte Springs Police Department)Anyone with information about the man or video seen in the surveillance images is asked to call the Altamonte Springs Police Department at 407-339-2441.
Pedestrian dies in Altamonte Springs accident, police say
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A pedestrian was killed Saturday after being struck by a vehicle at the entrance of the Sun Ridge Condominiums, according to the Altamonte Springs Police Department. The pedestrian, a 79-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. An entrance to the condominiums was blocked off as the crash was investigated. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
'You're getting shot for fun:' Girl accused of school shooting threat
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - A 16-year-old girl is accused of making a comment about wanting to commit a school shooting during a group chat, according to the Altamonte Springs Police Department. We have no tolerance for these type of threats, Altamonte Springs Police Officer Michelle Sosa said. Next person to say something is the first person I will shoot on the school shooting that will take place this Friday... (redacted) youre getting shot for fun I cant stand that fish face, the text read, according to authorities. The girl didn't realize her sister sent the message until the next morning, at which point the girl became upset and apologized, according to the affidavit. Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call the Altamonte Springs Police Department at 407-339-2441.
'It's really bad:' 911 calls released in pedestrian crash that killed baby
Records released Tuesday show that at least nine witnesses called authorities to report the crash. None of them were with the victims or the driver and many of them only saw the aftermath. “Somebody got hit by a car, the car was coming and hit two people off their bikes,” a caller said. Police said a 36-year-old man and 37-year-old woman were taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Officials have not released their names or the name of the driver, who stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.