Volusia County reports second Ian-related death after man drowns from floodwater inside home
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. — Volusia County reported its second death related to Hurricane Ian. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said a 67-year-old man died after he fell and was unable to escape rising floodwaters inside his home. Before the rescue crew arrived, the man fell inside the home and could not get up before the water level rose over him. Watch: Homes remain flooded by Hurricane Ian in Orange County’s Orlo Vista neighborhoodDeputies said they were able to rescue the man’s wife and their three dogs, but the man was pronounced dead on the scene. The death was the second in the Volusia deputies’ jurisdiction during Ian, with the first happening around 1 a.m. Thursday in Deltona, where a 72-year-old man fell in a canal behind his home during the storm.wftv.com
Deltona man dies after going out during Hurricane Ian to drain pool, deputies say
DELTONA, Fla. — A 72-year-old Deltona man died early Thursday after going outside during Hurricane Ian to drain his swimming pool, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said they were called to a home on Poinciana Lane near Lake Bethel around 1 a.m. after the man’s wife reported him missing after going outside. LIVE UPDATES: Ian weakens to tropical storm as strong winds and heavy rains continue in FloridaDeputies said the man was found unresponsive in a canal behind his home. Several deputies pulled the man from the water and performed CPR until paramedics arrived, but he died, deputies said. Watch: Hurricane Ian floods homes, businesses and streets in Osceola CountyClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Happening Friday: Farm Share food giveaway in Deltona
DELTONA, Fla. — Some Volusia County families will have a chance to pick up food items at no cost Friday morning. Farm Share, a nonprofit that aims to help food-insecure residents in Florida, will distribute free, fresh produce and non-perishable canned goods in Deltona. READ: Central Florida man pleads guilty to $7.2M COVID-19 relief fraudOrganizers said the giveaway will be held in conjunction with Nitty Gritty True Talk Ministries, Inc. READ: US home sales slipped, prices grew more slowly in AugustFriday’s food giveaway will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will operate until supplies run out. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
Man arrested after toddlers found wandering Deltona Walmart parking lot, deputies say
DELTONA, Fla. — Shoppers at a Deltona Walmart were caught off-guard when they found two toddlers in the parking lot in only their diapers. Watch: Divers search for missing child after lightning strike near Orlando rowing clubInvestigators said the man who was supposed to be watching them was unconscious in a running car. Read: Deputies: Woman’s SUV hit by 7 bullets during road-rage shooting; man, 18, arrestedThe kids were reunited with their mother at the Walmart. Watch: Winter Park teen accused of bringing gun to school previously accused of breaking into middle schoolDeputies arrested Killingbeck for child neglect. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Central Florida retired nurse and army veteran sees energy bill reach $5,000
DELTONA, Fla. — A retired nurse and army veteran in Deltona said her energy bill has doubled, sometimes tripled, now totaling more than $5,000. She’s now hoping Duke Energy will check out her meter and her home to see what could be causing the problem. READ: Tropical storm warnings issued for Caribbean islands as Tropical Storm Fiona moves westThe spike in Hosendove’s bills started in the summer months when bills are expected to be higher. The retired nurse and army veteran is on a fixed income, and now on a payment plan. Duke Energy said when there’s an unusual spike in usage, it’s usually because something such as an air conditioning isn’t working properly.wftv.com
Driver in May crash that killed passenger accused of DUI manslaughter
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The driver during a crash that killed a 33-year-old Deltona woman is accused of driving with a suspended license and having a blood alcohol level of more than double the legal limit. Volusia County deputies said at the time of the crash that Carlos Palmer, 38, had a blood alcohol level of 0.259 and was traveling at least 63 mph in a 35 mph zone. Deputies said his license had also been suspended since 2010. Palmer is charged with DUI manslaughter and driving with a suspended license resulting in death. Palmer remains in custody at Volusia County Branch Jail with a total bond of $110,000.wftv.com
Man faces DUI manslaughter charge in crash that killed Deltona woman
More than three months after a single-vehicle crash that left a Deltona woman dead, Volusia County deputies said Thursday that the man in the driver’s seat had a blood alcohol content more than three times the legal limit when it happened.
Children’s advocacy center: Sexual abuse victims aren’t often taken seriously
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Records show law enforcement recently arrested at least two people in Orange County for allegations of sexual abuse against children. In those two cases, the children did not speak up, which the advocacy says isn’t common, and one of the many reasons is because sometimes what they say isn’t taken seriously. Investigators said recently, both child victims said something but were ignored. READ: Drowsy Driving Prevention Week aims to prevent ‘deadly consequences’The advocacy center said if your child shares they’re uncomfortable with the way someone touched them, to take it seriously the first time. Documents show in one of the recent cases, it started with a back rub that the abuser denied.wftv.com
Police arrest Deltona man accused of stalking 6-year-old girl
DELTONA, Fla. — A Deltona man is charged with stalking a 6-year-old girl, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said. Over the past eight months, the sheriff’s office has received at least 11 reports involving his pattern of harassment. Read: Police: Man accused of breaking into Orlando home, raping woman arrestedAccording to the reports, Greenburg yelled at neighbors and their children using a megaphone and drove past houses while recording children on his phone. Investigators said Greenburg took pictures outside of her grandmother’s house Thursday and Friday, when she visited. Read: Man dies after crash on US Highway 17-92VCSO said Greenburg was taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he remains on a $5,000 bond.wftv.com
Remote counselors give Volusia deputies more options when responding to mental health calls
For the past 12 months, Volusia County Sheriff's deputies responding to sensitive calls dealing with people in mental health crises have had another option, besides taking someone to the hospital for their own safety under the Baker Act.
Man accused of shooting father then leaving body near Orange County lake to face judge
LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — The man accused of killing his father and dumping his body near an Orange County Lake is expected to go before a judge Friday morning. Jonny Santiago, 18, of Deltona, is charged with the murder of his father, 52-year-old Juan Santiago. Juan Santiago had not been seen since Sunday when he flew from New York to Florida to check on his son Jonny. The sheriff’s office’s helicopter then chased him to Mount Dora, where he crashed into a synagogue before getting into a shootout with deputies. According to the family, they were able to access GPS data for Santiago’s truck on his wife’s phone.wftv.com
Search for body of man presumed killed in Deltona stretches into 4th day
VIDEO: Search for body of man presumed killed in Deltona stretches into 4th day VIDEO: Search for body of man presumed killed in Deltona stretches into 4th day (Nick Papantonis, WFTV.com/WFTV)DELTONA, Fla. — Volusia County deputies will resume their search for a 52-year-old’s body Wednesday after failing to find it on their third day of searching. Deputies said Juan Santiago of New York was likely killed by his son Johnny at his vacation home in Deltona Sunday night. On Monday, WFTV called a number listed for Santiago’s wife, who was in New York when the shooting happened. A woman answered and said her family had no connection to the Deltona home but refused to provide her name. They said they recovered a gun believed to be the murder weapon after the teenager crashed into a Mount Dora synagogue Monday.wftv.com
Man killed in 3-vehicle crash in Deltona
DELTONA, Fla. — A man was killed in a crash after deputies said he lost control of his car in heavy rain. Deputies said the crash happened just before 1 p.m. Saturday in near Howland and Chilton streets in Deltona. The driver who lost control of the car was identified as Sabbeer White, 31. READ: Troopers: Motorcyclist dies along John Young Pkwy, bike missing from crash siteDeputies said traffic on Howland Boulevard was shut down for several hours after the crash. Investigators said weather conditions and speed appeared to be contributing factors to White losing control of his car.wftv.com
Deltona moratorium on single-family home development goes into effect
VIDEO: Deltona moratorium on single-family home development goes into effect A moratorium on rezoning requests for single-family home developments in the city of Deltona went into effect Friday.
(Mike Springer, WFTV.com/WFTV)DELTONA, Fla. — A moratorium on rezoning requests for single-family home developments in the city of Deltona went into effect Friday.
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Volusia County deputies investigating deadly crash involving motorcycle
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that killed a Deltona man over the weekend and seriously injured a motorcyclist. The deadly crash happened around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday near the intersection of Howland Boulevard and Red Fox Run. Deputies said a 2006 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a 2013 Volkswagen sedan were both traveling in the same direction on Howland Boulevard when the Volkswagen hit the motorcycle from behind. Read: Rob Gronkowski announces retirement from NFLDeltona Fire Rescue pronounced the driver of the sedan, Matthew Davis, dead at the scene. Read: ‘This is how you guys get killed’: Florida officer under investigation for traffic stop commentThe cause of the crash remains under investigation.wftv.com
Man found dead near Volusia County bike trail, deputies say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A man was found dead in a wooded area off a Deltona-area bike trail Monday morning, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies around 11:30 a.m. responded to the scene off DeBary and Jacob Brock avenues after a bicyclist who stopped along the trail reported finding a body, according to deputies. READ: Child drowns in Orange County pool, deputies sayThe deceased man was later identified as Nathaniel Moses, 36, who lived near the location he was found, deputies said. See Video: Ocala police save 6-day-old baby from chokingAn investigation is underway to determine Moses’ cause of death, but deputies said there were no immediate, obvious signs of trauma or suspicious circumstances. ©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Motorcyclist dies after car turns into his path, FHP says
Troopers said the man was traveling northbound on Goldenrod Road in the outside lane when he was struck by a woman driving a Kia who was traveling westbound on Timber River Circle and was trying to make a left turn from a right turn only lane.
Driver, paralyzed in crash that killed 2 people, charged with vehicular homicide
DELTONA, Fla. — A Deltona man is under arrest, charged with two deaths in a June 2021 crash, deputies said. Eleven months after a crash that killed two elderly men, the other driver, Robert Shavers, was arrested and charged with two counts of vehicular homicide in their deaths. The 46-year-old, who remains paralyzed from his injuries, was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail and released. Read: NOAA: Above-average hurricane activity expected in 2022The driver of the Volkswagen, Donald Glenn Fisher, 84, was pronounced dead at the scene. Shavers is also being charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle, failure to use the proper lane, improper change of lane, improper change of lanes in an intersection and driving too fast for conditions.wftv.com
Man hurt in Deltona shooting
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A shooting in Deltona injured a man early Wednesday, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said. READ: Family escapes house fire in OviedoDeputies responded to Partridge Street near Howland Boulevard shortly after midnight. Investigators told Channel 9 that the victim was shot in the arm, but did not release his name or age. Volusia County Sheriff's Office File photo of Volusia County Sheriff's Office car. (WFTV.com News Staff)Deputies did not give details about the shooter or a possible motive in the case.wftv.com
Florida man accused of making false armed robbery report to get a ride home from deputies
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A Deltona man was arrested Tuesday after deputies say he claimed he was robbed at gunpoint, but later admitted he made the whole thing up just to get a ride home. Deputies say 25-year-old Anthony Velez first contacted the sheriff’s office just after 6 a.m. Tuesday to report an armed robbery. While investigating the alleged robbery, deputies found surveillance video from a convenience store near where Velez had called 911. They also noted two marked Volusia County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars passed by Velez as he stood there and he never made an attempt to flag them down. Velez told deputies he called because he wanted a ride and was tired of walking.wftv.com
Deputies arrest teens involved in dangerous new social media trend
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The latest social media trend gaining traction on TikTok has law enforcement agencies across Central Florida worried. It’s called the “Orbeez” challenge and it involves shooting strangers with Orbeez water beads shot from pellet guns. Volusia County deputies have arrested four young men accused of shooting at random people. McMullen is charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle, child abuse, and two counts of battery. On Monday, a Port Orange woman pushing a child in a stroller was the victim of a drive-by Orbeez shooting.wftv.com
Deltona man accused of sexually abusing child, deputies say
DELTONA, Fla. — Volusia County deputies said they are looking for other potential victims after a Deltona man was charged with sexual battery of a child. READ: Deputies: Student found with loaded gun on Volusia County high school campusDeputies said Brandon Wheeler, 29, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual battery and lewd or lascivious battery of a child. According to a report, the victim is a boy under the age of 12 and Wheeler had regular contact with the child. A Deltona man has been charged with sexual battery of a child, and sheriff’s detectives are asking any other potential victims to come forward. Anyone with information about additional potential victims is asked to call the Volusia Sheriff’s Office Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.wftv.com
Drone helps Volusia County deputies catch man accused of armed burglary
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County deputies said they used a drone to help catch an armed man accused of threatening to shoot a woman in Deltona. Deputies said Johnathan Hernandez, 27, had a loaded gun in his backpack when deputies caught up with him early Monday morning. Deputies said the drone operator spotted Hernandez leaving the home through a back window, running through the backyard and jumping a fence. He was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail, where he remained held Tuesday morning on $20,500 bond. Johnathan Hernandez Deputies said Johnathan Hernandez, 27, had a loaded gun in his backpack when deputies caught up with him early Monday morning.wftv.com
Deputies: Sex offender arrested, accused of offering girl, 14, $50 for sex
Shawn Winemiller A registered sex offender was arrested Monday after deputies said he propositioned a 14-year-old girl for sex as she walked home from school in Deltona. (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A registered sex offender was arrested Monday after deputies said he propositioned a 14-year-old girl for sex as she walked home from school in Deltona. Deputies said Shawn Winemiller, 49, offered the girl $50 for sex. Shawn Winemiller A registered sex offender was arrested Monday after deputies said he propositioned a 14-year-old girl for sex as she walked home from school in Deltona. Deputies said they also discovered his ID card did not display his sex offender status as required by law, resulting in an additional felony charge.wftv.com
Deltona woman, 41, killed in rollover crash
DELTONA, Fla. — A 41-year-old Deltona woman died after deputies said she lost control of her SUV and hit two parked cars. Deputies said Kathy Duran’s SUV left the road on Howland Boulevard, hit two unoccupied cars parked in a driveway and then rolled over, landing on its roof in a front yard. Deputies said Duran, 41, was not wearing a seatbelt and died on the scene. Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash. READ: Great white shark pinged off Florida’s east coastClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
15-year-old charged with grand theft after stealing $15K from her grandparents
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A 15-year-old Deltona girl was arrested on Saturday after stealing $15,000 from her grandparents and then running away from home, deputies said. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office also arrested a 39-year-old woman who accepted some of the money from the 15-year-old. Deputies said the victims suspected their granddaughter, whom they said has a history of theft, drug use and running away from home. Sikora was charged with grand theft and was released on $2,500 bond early Sunday. Anna Marie Sikora Mugshot (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)The 15-year-old was charged with burglary and grand theft and later released by the Department of Juvenile Justice with a future court date, deputies said.wftv.com
Deputies: Two 15-year-olds charged with attempted murder after man shot in Deltona
Darren Brown and Mikel Debose Volusia County deputies said two 15-year-olds are facing charges of attempted murder after an 18-year-old was shot in the face Thursday in Deltona. (Volusia County Sheriff's Office)VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County deputies said two 15-year-olds are facing charges of attempted murder after an 18-year-old was shot in the face Thursday in Deltona. Deputies said the man who was shot was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries but is expected to survive. Deputies said an altercation broke out, leading to Debose shooting the 18-year-old before getting into the victim’s car and driving away. They were each placed on juvenile probation with counseling and a curfew.wftv.com
WATCH: Sheriff’s helicopter shows captures car fire moments after crash
SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A Deltona man had a close call after his car caught fire following a crash along a Seminole county roadway on New Year’s Day. According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s office, 41-year-old Brett Miller was driving east on Osceola Road near Osceola Fish Camp Road just after 11 p.m. Jan. 1 when he failed to make a turn and crashed into a power pole. See map of location below:Miller told deputies that he lost consciousness after the crash and awoke to find his car had caught fire. Video from the Seminole Sheriff’s helicopter shows residents quickly running to the burning car and breaking out a back window to make sure there was nobody else inside. pic.twitter.com/SHJmARyEjp — Seminole County S.O.wftv.com
Man dies after kayaking accident on Volusia County lake
Big Lake A 50-year-old man died after a kayaking accident on Big Lake in Deltona on Sunday, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. (WFTV.com News Staff)DELTONA, Fla. — A 50-year-old man died after a kayaking accident on Big Lake in Deltona on Sunday, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Investigators said Stanley Brown, of Orlando, was fishing on Big Lake with his brother —each in their own kayaks — on Sunday afternoon. READ: Recall alert: Target Christmas decorationsThe events leading up to the accident are unknown. Officials said Brown was not wearing a personal flotation device and none was found at the scene.wftv.com
Man arrested in connection to Deltona house party shooting that killed teen, injured another
DELTONA, Fla. — An arrest has been made in the shooting at a house party on Halloween weekend that left one teenager dead and injured another, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said. Markland Roberts, 43, of Deltona is being charged with manslaughter and attempted manslaughter with a firearm, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies said Deltona High School student Xyrus Zelaya was at a house party on Waterview Drive when someone shot him at around midnight on Oct. 30. READ: Loved one shares photos of slain 16-year-old shot at house party in DeltonaZelaya was taken to a hospital after the shooting where he died, deputies said. A second shooting victim at the party survived but has not been identified.wftv.com
Pregnant woman and man hospitalized after hit-and-run crash in Deltona, deputies say
Pregnant woman and man hospitalized after hit-and-run crash in Deltona, deputies sayDELTONA, Fla. — Deputies in Volusia County are investigating a hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a pregnant woman and her passenger. READ: Shots fired at 2 cars leads to crash near busy Orange County intersection, deputies sayThe crash occurred at around 11:20 p.m. Saturday night at Howland Boulevard and Forest Edge Drive, near Deltona High School. Deputies said the victims were going west on Howland Boulevard when a speeding driver in a silver 2020 Kia Optima slammed into the back of their car. Investigators said the impact of the crash caused the victims’ vehicle to travel more than 300 feet before coming to a stop. The pregnant woman suffered serious injuries, and her passenger, the father of her unborn child, suffered critical, life-threatening injuries, officials said.wftv.com
Deputies: Deltona man caught filming up undercover agent’s skirt in Home Depot
Bryan Barclay Deputies arrested a Deltona man after they said he was caught filming up the skirt of an undercover agent at a Lake Mary Home Depot on Monday.
(Seminole County Sheriff's Office)SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies arrested a Deltona man after they said he was caught filming up the skirt of an undercover agent at a Lake Mary Home Depot on Monday.
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Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9s to receive Purple Hearts this week
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Two Volusia County Sheriff’s Office K-9s will receive Purple Hearts on Wednesday. K-9s Ax and Endo were both injured by gunshots during the search for an armed carjacking suspect in Deltona in September. The Purple Hearts will be awarded around 11 a.m. at the Deputy Stephen Saboda Training Center in Daytona Beach. READ: Volusia County Sheriff K-9s recovering after being shot by carjacking suspect, deputies sayDeputies said in addition to the Purple Heart ceremony, a K-9 training course sponsored by Irondog K9 International, which paid for Ax’s and Endo’s medical care, is also presenting them with a special award Wednesday. READ: Police investigating after woman injured in possible shootingVCSO K-9 Ax & EndoClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Deputies investigate deadly shooting at Deltona home on Saturday
DELTONA, Fla. — Deputies in Volusia County are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Saturday afternoon in Deltona. WATCH: Inside the collapse of Zillow: hundreds of homes to hit Orlando marketDeputies said they were called to a home on Bluestone Drive at around 1 p.m. for reports of a shooting. Detectives said a fatal shooting happened at the home but did not say what led to the shooting or who was shot. WATCH: Stabbing death fuels immigration criticism in FloridaChannel 9 has a crew working to gather more details and will provide continuing coverage on Eyewitness News. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, and click here to watch the latest news on your Smart TV.wftv.com
Deputies search for suspect in shooting death of 16-year-old Deltona High School student
DELTONA, Fla. — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect in a shooting in Deltona that left one person dead and another with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Loved one shares photos of slain 16-year-old shot at house party in Deltona
DELTONA, Fla. — A 16-year-old boy is dead, and a 17-year-old is injured, after an overnight house party turned violent in Volusia County. Deputies said Deltona High School student Xyrus Zelaya was at a house party on Waterview Drive when someone shot him at around midnight. READ: 16-year-old shot and killed at house party, deputies sayZelaya was taken to a hospital after the shooting where he died, deputies said. Family and friends of Zelaya shared photos of him and said he was a caring, protective gentle giant. READ: 1 dead, 4 wounded during outdoor boxing match in FloridaThere was also a second shooting victim at the party who is alive but has not been identified.wftv.com
One dead and another injured in Deltona shooting, deputies say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Deltona that left one person dead and another with non-life-threatening injuries.
Deputies said they were called to Halifax Health around 12:05 a.m. after hospital staff reported that a gunshot victim was brought in privately.
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Planned “theft” of Harley-Davidson lands Deltona man in jail for insurance fraud
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A Deltona man was arrested after he planned the “theft” of his own motorcycle.
According to deputies, Stephens set up the “theft” of his Harley-Davidson in order to get a $30,000 insurance payout.
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City of Deltona is ready to help residents find work with upcoming job fair
Deltona considers mask resolution to help stop coronavirus spread The city of Deltona is discussing whether to create a mask resolution to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
DELTONA, Fla. — Following a recent highly successful job fair, the city of Deltona is once again working to help find job opportunities for interested residents.
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‘I was on hold for three hours’: Customers still battling for flight refunds
DELTONA, Fla. — COVID-19 numbers may be going down but many consumers are still battling to get refunds for flights they never took. She bought the tickets from the online travel agency JustFly. The company only offered travel credits, but Brown said travel is still too risky for her family’s health concerns. One time I was on the phone, on hold, for three hours at least. If you’re fighting to get a refund for a flight the airline canceled, file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation.wftv.com
Skeletal remains found near a park in Deltona, deputies say
Skeletal remains found near a park in Deltona, deputies sayVOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies in Volusia County are investigating after skeletal remains were found near a park in Deltona. Deputies said the remains were discovered at around 6 p.m. on Tuesday by two park visitors near Veterans Memorial Park on Evard Avenue. WATCH: Florida’s property insurance mess cause isn’t being addressed, lawmaker saysThe visitors went down a path into the woods and discovered the remains, which were surrounded by blankets, bags and other items, officials said. Deputies said the location the remains were found in is consistent with the campsite of a transient person. READ: Gas prices highest in 7 yearsOfficials said there were no immediate indications of foul play, and the investigation is ongoing.wftv.com
Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash, deputies say
Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash, deputies say Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash, deputies say (Jason Doly/iStock )VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly head-on collision that happened Saturday night in Deltona.
According to deputies, a 73-year-old Deltona resident was killed when the driver of a pickup truck turned into his path.
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Local children’s home sees improvements in security, safety after 2 runaways shoot at deputies
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said he’s seen some real improvement at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Deltona. Neighbors have also said they’ve seen things slow down around the children’s home, and it’s been on lockdown since the last shooting, but neighbors are not confident it will last. Deputies handled 280 calls for service there last year and 89 this year before June 1, most of them for runaways. Those numbers include a guard beaten to death and two children who investigators say got into a shootout with deputies. READ: Immediate changes coming to children’s home where 2 left before firing at deputiesThere have been four runaways since the June shooting.wftv.com
‘A nightmare for a tenant’: Rental contracts to look out for
Deltona — A Deltona woman thought she had found the perfect home to rent but contacted Action 9 after paying thousands for a rental she couldn’t move into. Florida Beach Coast has an F rating at the Better Business Bureau, with 33 complaints filed in the last year. According to Wilson, she’s tried to get her money back but Florida Beach Coast blocked her calls. Florida Beach Coast lists its office address inside this post office in Gotha. Always deal with a state-licensed property manager and avoid paying additional deposits and fees until moving day.wftv.com
Deltona woman charged with DUI in crash that left 4-year-old paralyzed
Deltona woman charged with DUI in crash that left 4-year-old-paralyzed Ana Rosa Fajardo Espinoza, of Deltona, was arrested by Volusia deputies Tuesday on DUI, child neglect and culpable negligence charges according to the Sheriff’s office. VOLUISA COUNTY, Fla. — A Deltona woman is facing felony charges in connection with an April crash that left a 4-year-old boy paralyzed and two others injured, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Ana Rosa Fajardo Espinoza, of Deltona, was arrested by Volusia deputies Tuesday on DUI, child neglect and culpable negligence charges according to the Sheriff’s office. See map of crash scene below:The driver of the SUV, Fajardo Espinoza, and two boys, ages 3 and 4, were all seriously injured in the crash. Fajardo Espinoza was booked into the Volusia County Jail, where she is being held on a $130,000 bond.wftv.com
Prowling suspect caught in the act with ‘his pants down’ in Volusia County, deputies say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A man accused of exposing himself to a woman last week was caught Saturday night with his pants down outside of her bedroom window, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Deltona resident Francisco Javier Orozco-Gutierrez was arrested after a short foot chase around the corner of the home on Dunlap Drive. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office posted a public safety alert about the incident and had been actively looking for the man. Prowling suspect caught in the act with ‘his pants down’ in Volusia County, deputies sayDeputies said another resident on nearby Lavilla Street reported someone knocking at the front door around 2 a.m. on Wednesday. He was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail where he remained held Sunday morning on a $33,000 bond.wftv.com
Man accused of using racial slurs, threatening to kill stranger after following him home
ORLANDO, Fla. — A 55-year-old man followed a 34-year-old man home and threatened to kill him and his family while calling them racial slurs late Thursday in Deltona, the Volusia Sheriff’s Office said. Investigators said a 34-year-old man was driving home shortly after 11:15 p.m. when he got into a dispute with another driver, Michael T. Parkinson, over merging. They said he used slurs to describe the victim while describing the confrontation. Read: Deputies: Man charged with hate crime after pointing gun, yelling racial slurs at Black familyInvestigators said they last filed this type of enhanced charge last month in a racially motivated assault on a family driving through DeLand. “We are not going to tolerate this kind of behavior in Volusia County,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood said in a prepared statement.wftv.com
Scattered showers and storms move through Central Florida on Saturday
ORLANDO, Fla. — After a fairly sunny start early Saturday morning, clouds started gathering to bring scattered showers and storms around Central Florida. Storms should not be too intense Saturday, but the rain will be fairly widespread throughout the afternoon. pic.twitter.com/sL5VXc1o74 — George Waldenberger (@GWaldenWFTV) June 26, 2021High temperatures will be in the 80s for most of Central Florida. Although it's a fairly sunny start, clouds will quickly build back in in the late morning hours, and showers and storms will break out not long after that. Storms won't be as intense today, but the rain will be fairly widespread this afternoon.wftv.com