Missing High School Students Turn Up Dead on North Carolina Trail
Orange County Sheriff's Office/Handout Two North Carolina teens who vanished in mysterious circumstances over the weekend have been found dead on an Orange County trail, authorities say.The Orange County Sheriff’’s Office said two bodies found Sunday match the description of 14-year-old Lyric Woods and 18-year-old Devin Clark, though a medical examiner has yet to provide full confirmation.“Although we do not have that confirmation yet, in the absence of any other missing persons matching the desnews.yahoo.com
Suspect arrested, victim identified in Arabian Place shooting
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A man has died after being shot in an Orange County neighborhood Saturday, the sheriff’s office said. Investigators also said the suspect, Marquis Jarrod Henderson, 30, was arrested for third-degree felony murder and possession of a firearm. Marquis Jarrod Henderson Suspect arrested in Arabian Place shooting. (Orange County Sheriff's Office/Orange County Sheriff's Office)According to a release, deputies responded to a call around 4:30 p.m. at Arabian Place regarding a shooting. Read: Deputies search for suspect in shooting at east Orange County shopping plazaOCSO said that once police arrived, they found an adult male who had been shot.wftv.com
$5K reward offered after man, 19, dropped off at Apopka hospital dies of gunshot wound
Jacob Hernandez Orange County deputies are asking for the community to help them find the person who shot and killed a 19-year-old. (Orange County Sheriff's Office)ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County deputies are asking for the community to help them find the person who shot and killed a 19-year-old. Deputies said someone dropped Jacob Hernandez, 19, off at AdventHealth Apopka on Tuesday after he’d been shot. On May 10, 2022, at 12:50 a.m., Apopka PD responded to a call from AdventHeath Apopka. A person was dropped off suffering from a gunshot wound.wftv.com
$5K reward offered after man found severely burned along Orange County road
Suwayne James Orange County deputies said Suwayne James, 36, was found severely burned near South Goldenrod Road and Rio Pinar Lakes Boulevard on April 5 and died days later from his injuries. (Orange County Sheriff's Office)ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies are asking for the community’s help to find out what happened to a man who died after being found severely burned along an Orange County road last week. Orange County deputies said Suwayne James, 36, was found severely burned near South Goldenrod Road and Rio Pinar Lakes Boulevard on April 5 and died from his injuries over the weekend. On 4/5, Suwayne James, 36, was found severely burned near S. Goldenrod Rd. & Rio Pinar Lakes Blvd.wftv.com
Happening at 9 a.m.: Man accused of fatally stabbing couple to appear in front of judge
Jean Macean Only Channel 9 was there Thursday night when detectives marched 32-year-old Jean Macean, of Orlando, from the Orange County Sheriff's Office to the jail. (WFTV.com News Staff)DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The man accused of stabbing and slashing the necks of a Daytona Beach couple while they were out cycling over the weekend is set to make his first appearance in front of a judge Friday morning. Only Channel 9 was there Thursday night when detectives marched 32-year-old Jean Macean, of Orlando, from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to the jail. READ: ‘A monster’: Man arrested in connection with deadly stabbing of Daytona Beach coupleMacean is behind bars after a five-day search. That's the one thing the man accused of stabbing the couple in Daytona Beach this weekend said as he walked to a waiting police car.wftv.com
78-year-old man shot multiple times, run over by own car in violent carjacking, affidavit shows
A 78-year-old man was killed after being shot multiple times with an AR-15 and run over by his own vehicle when he was carjacked Sunday at a CVS in Orange County, according to new details revealed in an arrest affidavit.
‘This murder has shaken our community’: 2 charged in connection with murder of elderly man at CVS
2 arrested, charged with murder of elderly man shot outside local CVS (Orange County Sheriff's Office)ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County deputies have arrested two people in connection with the murder of a 78-year-old man who was picking up his medication at a local CVS store. Detectives released video of detectives walking Javonne White, 19, and Jasmine Munro, 25, to the Orange County Jail. Channel 9′s Christy Turner looked up the suspects in court records and found that they have no prior arrests in Orange County or in surrounding counties. READ: 2 arrested, charged with murder of elderly man shot outside local CVS“Our homicide detectives will not rest until these brazen killers are brought to justice,” Sheriff John Mina said. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office worked around the clock to catch the suspects in the senseless murder of Uken Cummings.wftv.com
Person of Interest ‘Rebuffed’ by Missing Florida College Student Kills Himself
via Instagram/Orange County Sheriff's OfficeLocal authorities in Orlando, Florida, said Monday that a maintenance worker they had identified as a person of interest in the disappearance of 19-year-old Miya Marcano—who has been missing since Friday—was found dead in an apparent suicide.Orange County Sheriff John Mina said that Armando Manuel Caballero, 27, a maintenance employee where Miya Marcano lived and worked, had repeatedly expressed “romantic interest” in the Valencia College sophomore—andnews.yahoo.com
‘Do it for your community’: Local law enforcement agencies encourage COVID-19 vaccinations
ORLANDO, Fla. — Local law enforcement agencies are encouraging law enforcement officers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. “To my fellow law enforcement officers: Get vaccinated. To my fellow law enforcement officers: Get vaccinated. - @SheriffMina pic.twitter.com/VG9tAHBFwt — Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) August 25, 2021Mina said in 2020, COVID-19 killed 240 law enforcement officers in the United States. “Craig dedicated much of his life to serving the residents of Orange County,” Sheriff John Mina said in a statement.wftv.com
Departments looking to incentivize COVID-19 vaccines after 3 first responder deaths this week
Orange County deputy dies of complications from COVID-19 End of Watch: The body of long-time Orange County Deputy Craig Seijos is escorted from the hospital Thursday as members of his OCSO family pay tribute. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, first responders across Central Florida are mourning the loss of some of their own. Orange County Sheriff John Mina said he’s a strong proponent of getting workers in his department vaccinated, and that his entire senior staff already is. First responders die of COVID-19 A Melbourne firefighter, Orange County deputy and Port Orange police officer all died from complications of COVID-19 this week. And the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is now offering three days off for employees to get vaccinated.wftv.com
Newly released video shows man who exposed himself at least 3 times in Pine Hills
Suspect sketch Deputies are asking for the public���s help in locating a suspect who entered a home and exposed himself Monday. (Orange County Sheriff's Office/Orange County Sheriff's Office)ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Monday afternoon released surveillance video of a man they believe has exposed himself at least three times at a home in the Pine Hills neighborhood. Video recorded in December shows a man masturbating while watching someone in a home on Astoria Place near Balboa Drive. Read: Deputies searching for man they say entered Orange County home, exposed himselfOn July 12, the man entered a home on that same street, masturbated and grabbed at a victim, who was able to escape and call 911, deputies said. On 7/12/2021, this man entered a home in the 5600-block of Astoria Place and exposed himself to a victim, who was able to resist.wftv.com
‘I wasn’t thinking:’ Second Orange County deputy suspended for TikTok videos with sexual lyrics
A second deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office is being disciplined for recording TikTok videos of himself that contained questionable content while on duty and in uniform, according to an internal investigation.
Orange-Osceola state attorney creates new policy for officer-involved shooting review
Prosecutors with the State Attorney’s Office in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, covering Orange and Osceola counties, will independently investigate police officer or deputy-involved shootings in addition to the review conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Orange County deputy under review after husband’s arrest in Capitol riots
Following the arrest of the husband of an Orange County deputy for charges related to the Capitol riots in January, the sheriff’s office will conduct a review to determine if she was aware of her spouses ties to the extremists group and the events of Jan. 6.
Vice documentary to feature Orange County deputy-involved shooting of Salaythis Melvin
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A new episode of the Vice documentary series will include coverage of Salaythis Melvin, the 22-year-old man fatally shot in the back at the Florida Mall last year by an Orange County deputy. The trailer for the Vice episode airing Sunday at 8 p.m. on Showtime also includes interviews with Orange County Sheriff John Mina and Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood. Orange County Sheriff’s Office media relations confirmed it did participate in the Vice documentary interview. Orange County Sheriff’s Office Agent James Montiel opened fire on Melvin on Aug. 7 outside the Florida Mall as the 22-year-old was running away across the parking lot. Hours of body camera video released by the sheriff’s office video have provided little insight into the shooting itself.
Gunman wearing green mask shot victim outside Florida Mall, deputies say
A man wounded outside the Florida Mall earlier this year was shot by a gunman wearing a green mask, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office incident report. A witness said a man wearing a green mask shot another man in the mall parking lot, according to an OCSO incident report. The victim ran into the Florida Mall with an apparent gunshot wound to his upper abdomen, a deputy wrote in the report. The victim was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in serious condition, deputies said. The victim told a deputy that he did not know who shot him but said the gunman was wearing a green mask, the report stated.
Orange County deputy suspended for Facebook post about Muslims
ORLANDO, Fla. – A Central Florida sheriff’s deputy was suspended for nearly a month after a civil rights group asked for an investigation into his Facebook posts about Muslims. In a February 2020 post on his personal Facebook page, Johnson wrote that “Muslims are taking over America,” calling them the “most intolerant people when it comes to other religions,” the report said. !” Johnson wrote in the post. None of those deputies reported the post to the agency, and none said they had concerns with the post when interviewed by internal investigators. Mina told the newspaper deputies have an obligation to report any policy violations they see while on duty, but said that is not the case for an off-duty deputy.
Pedestrian killed in crash near Colonial Drive
Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies and FHP troopers at the scene of a crash investigation on Semoran Boulevard at Colonial Drive on Feb. 22, 2021. ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed Monday evening on Semoran Boulevard, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the crash was reported around 5:30 p.m. at Semoran and Colonial Drive. One vehicle struck the person who later died at Orlando Health. The northbound lanes of Semoran Boulevard were blocked Monday evening for the crash investigation.
Woman killed in deputy-involved shooting in Avalon Park
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. A woman was shot and killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Avalon Park, according to the Orange County Sheriffs Office. The Sheriffs Office said the 42-year-old suspect pointed a gun toward deputies. OCSO @SheriffMina describes the events that led up to a deputy-involved shooting this afternoon on Fountain Coin Loop in Avalon Park. Investigators said the 42-year-old woman came out of the house with a gun and pointed it at the deputies. pic.twitter.com/bVPyHFT8ys Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) May 27, 2020Mina said the investigators rendered aid and the suspect was rushed to the hospital.
Orange County Sheriff's Office gave a live online video tour of their forensics unit
click to enlarge Screenshot via Orange County Sheriff's Office/Facebookclick to enlarge Screenshot via Orange County Sheriff's Office/Facebookclick to enlarge Screenshot via Orange County Sheriff's Office/FacebookOn Friday morning, the Orange County Sheriff's Office took Facebook viewers on a live video tour of their Forensics Unit, and you can still watch it online.The tour is led by the office's resident storyteller, Jon Busdeker , and forensics supervisor Vanessa Nylander. She says her career ambitions were set when a DNA analyst from the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office visited her school. )One recurring theme of the tour is how many cases the unit handles at once. On TV dramatizations, notes Nylander, they focus on one case at a time, but real forensics units are processing dozens of cases at once. In 2018, Orange County's CSI processed evidence in 1,682 cases, with firearms analysts test-firing 704 weapons.You can watch the tour on Facebook and YouTube , or right here:orlandoweekly.com
Silver Alert: Missing 79-year-old man with dementia last seen in DeLand
Orange County deputies are searching for a missing 79-year-old man with dementia, last seen Sunday morning in DeLand. Orange County deputies are searching for a missing 79-year-old man with dementia, last seen Sunday morning in DeLand. "There is concern because he has dementia," the Sheriff's Office said in a tweet. SILVER ALERT: Peter Reilly, 79, was last seen on 1/12 at 10:30AM driving an 03 Silver Cadillac Deville (FL Tag BXNV62) wearing a blue plaid shirt and tan pants. If you see him please call 911. pic.twitter.com/ler5vObM0o Orange County Sheriff's Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) January 13, 2020news-journalonline.com
Intruder strikes victim during Orange County home invasion
APOPKA, Fla. - One person was injured early Monday in an armed home invasion in Orange County, sheriff's officials said. The home invasion occurred around 1:50 a.m. in the 6400 block of Seabury Way. According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, three unidentified people carrying guns forced their way into the home and demanded property from the victims. One victim was struck during the incident and suffered minor injuries, deputies said. The group then ran away, possibly to a waiting vehicle, deputies said.
Decomposing body found near Winter Park condo complex
WINTER PARK, Fla. - A decomposing body was found near a condo complex in Winter Park on Saturday, according to officials. Around 12:43 p.m., deputies went to the Winter Park Woods condo complex in response to a call about a man down. Upon arrival, they discovered a body with obvious signs of decomposition, deputies said. No additional information on the body has been released yet. "At this time, this is a death investigation, as it is too early to tell if there is anything suspicious," the Orange County Sheriff's Office told News 6.
Video: Florida deputy yanks middle school student's head
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A video that shows a school resource deputy yanking a girl by the back of her head is circulating online and now, that deputy is out of a job, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office released the name of the deputy in the video Saturday. Orange County Sheriff John Mina said that, based on the video, Reid used an inappropriate amount of force on the girl. "I am very upset by what I saw on that video," Mina said. Sheriff's Office officials said the child was briefly detained and then released to a parent but not arrested.
GRAPHIC VIDEO: Florida deputy yanks middle school student's head
A video that shows a school resource deputy yanking a girl by the back of her head is circulating online and now, that deputy is out of a job, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Disney World visitor charged with groping theme park character
The suspect, Brian Sherman, 51, was arrested about five hours after the incident and was booked into the Orange County Jail. ORLANDO, Fla. - A man at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom was arrested and charged with battery after he allegedly groped a female park employee dressed as a Disney character, the arrest affidavit shows. The woman told law enforcement that Sherman was very excited, repeatedly saying that her character "is my favorite." Law enforcement officials and the incident report did not indicate exactly where the incident allegedly happened or what Disney character the employee was portraying. Sherman was booked into the Orange County Jail, but records show he is no longer there.
Update: Video captures Orange County Sheriff deputy's rough arrest of a middle schooler
Video via Tiffany Faith #OrangeCounty #Orlando #Florida pic.twitter.com/HrnDN1w7Qp Rasha (@RashaMK) November 8, 2019Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies were recorded brutally detaining a Westridge Middle School student.It happened in the parking lot of the nearby Summerset apartments. Orange County Sheriff's Office released body camera footage of the incident, which shows how the incident began.Deputies respond to a report of a large group of students fighting. A deputy (not the one seen in earlier, shorter versions of the video) approaches the group and finds the girl who was later detained. The type of behavior I witnessed on the video and on body worn camera video will not be tolerated.The deputy's name is Harry Reid, the sheriff's office later released. He worked as an Orange County sheriff's deputy from 2000-2004, left to work for a law enforcement agency in North Carolina from 2005-20016 and came back.In a press conference, Mina said that he was "outraged.orlandoweekly.com
Bullets fly into Orange County restaurant, deputies search for suspects
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Orange County sheriff's deputies are searching for suspects after a shooting in a shopping center parking lot on Thursday afternoon. "Police come running into the store with their pistols out, and they're looking for the guys who are involved in the shooting," said worker Fabian Tevares. Marrero said since the other two vehicles got away as well, there are more suspects they're looking for. Narcoossee Road was reopened to traffic Thursday night while the search for the suspects continued. One taken in patrol car, one in ambulance @news6wkmg pic.twitter.com/YF3rycF9Ie Erik Sandoval (@ErikSandoval) November 7, 2019This is a developing story.
Orange County sheriff limits flights, turns down calls due to helicopter issues
So OCSO's K-9 team contacted the Seminole County Sheriff's Office seeking assistance from one of that agency's two helicopters. In fact, we've received top-notch service and next-day delivery of parts," said a spokesperson for the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office obtains most of its helicopter parts through a military surplus program. "All of the TFOs are trained to fly the helicopter in an emergency situation," states the Orange County Sheriff's Office website. "(Emergency flight) training requires the section to dedicate an aircraft for approximately 30 hours of flight training, so returning to this program on a full-time basis is not feasible at this time," Minnis told News 6.
Shooting victim seen hanging out of moving vehicle on I-4 in critical condition, deputies say
ORLANDO - A man is in critical condition after being shot at the Magnolia Court Apartments, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. According to the Sheriff's Office incident report, a 911 caller reported seeing the man, bleeding and hanging out of a vehicle, on Interstate 4. The man arrived on his own at Advent Health Orlando, deputies said. Deputies said the man told them he was possibly shot at the Magnolia Court Apartment Complex. There is no suspect at this time, according to deputies.
Brothers charged in man's shooting death, deputies say
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Two brothers fatally shot a man during an attempted robbery and then carjacked a 70-year-old woman near the crime scene, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Around the same time, deputies said there was an attempted burglary of another residence on Barton Drive and the suspects fled in a gray vehicle. The suspects were located with the carjacking victim's vehicle on Orange Avenue and West Sand Lake Road, records show. The woman drove until the suspects eventually forced her out and continued driving in her vehicle, authorities said. They're being held in the Orange County Jail.