Taser-sparked inferno burns man during arrest at Orange gas station, lawyer claims
The same lawyers representing the victims of the deadly Target Osceola deputy shooting are set to hold a news briefing Wednesday afternoon on an incident during which three deputies and a suspect caught fire in an attempted arrest at an Osceola gas station months ago.
Osceola County voters make history with first Hispanic sheriff
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – It was a win on Election night for Democrat Marco López who defeated his no-party-affiliation challenger, Luis “Tony” Fernandez with 67.2% of the vote to become Osceola County’s new sheriff. “It wasn’t easy you know, a lot of people said I was the underdog,” said López, who made history becoming Osceola County’s first Hispanic sheriff elect. “I don’t think anyone wakes up in the morning and say: ‘Hey, I’m gonna make history today’,” López said the morning after Election Night. With a victory under his belt, López replaces Russ Gibson who has served Osceola County as sheriff since January 2017. We’re here for every citizen in Osceola County.”
Osceola County deputies seeking missing 76-year-old woman
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a missing 76-year old woman. Deputies are searching for Jessie Stevenson Blanchard, who was last seen leaving 2705 Formosa Boulevard in Kissimmee at 9 p.m. on Friday, deputies said. Blanchard was last seen wearing a black and white dress and was driving a white 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Louisiana license plate number #H388373, deputies said. Blanchard has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure and diabetes, deputies said. If anyone has any information on Blanchard’s whereabouts, please contact the Osecola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222.
Man allegedly shoots, kills brother in Osceola County
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A man turned himself in to authorities after he allegedly shot and killed his brother in Osceola County on Friday, according to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said Alberto Ducos Jr. has been taken into custody after his brother, Jonathan Ducos, was found with a gunshot wound in front of 1131 Doncaster Court in Kissimmee. Jonathan Ducos was later pronounced dead after being transported to Poinciana Medical Center, deputies said. The brothers were engaged in a verbal argument before the shooting, deputies said. Alberto Ducos fled the scene before turning himself in Saturday, deputies said.
5 ways to avoid being targeted by thieves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – News 6 recently worked with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office to learn some of the best practices when it comes to avoiding being targeted by thieves. You might need one of these personal safety devices]2. Put away valuable itemsIf you leave bags or electronics in your car while you're shopping, don't leave them in plain sight. Watch some of the practices he recommends, as well as what he suggests people avoid doing, in the video above. You can also carry a personal safety device that will sound when pressed.
Cops: Helicopter crew catches teens casing cars near Disney attractions
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Osceola County deputies tracked down three teens who are now charged with breaking into vehicles in the Formosa Gardens community. It's also an area some teens took advantage of this weekend, according to Osceola County Sheriff's Office. The Osceola County Sheriff's Office began working to get results after multiple complaints were made about vehicle break-ins over the weekend. Using their helicopter, they caught three teens walking to several vehicles to check to see if they were unlocked. "My hat's off to the authorities with Osceola County.