CRIME & SAFETY
Florida woman was shoplifting when her car with 2 children inside burst into flames, police say
A Florida woman left two children in a car that burst into flames while she was shoplifting inside a retail store, police said.
Man jailed after offering marijuana to auto parts store employee
A Leesburg man with prior drug convictions was arrested after offering marijuana to an Advanced Discount Auto Parts employee. Jonathan Mark Powell, 47, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia after his arrest at the store at 2010 N. State Road 19. Police responded around 1:40 p.m. to a report of a man being on the property since 8 a.m., according to the Eustis Police arrest report.
9-year-old girl shot in Orange County
ORLANDO, Fla. – A 9-year-old girl was shot early Friday in Orange County, deputies said. The shooting happened in the 1800 block of Powers Drive. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the girl gained access to an unsecured firearm and was accidentally shot. A family member drove the...
Bicyclist caught with drugs after running stop sign in Leesburg
A Tavares woman sought for violating her probation was arrested after a deputy found drugs on her when he pulled her over on her bicycle in Leesburg. Amy Marie Trayer, 37, was charged with possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine, along with violating her probation for possession of narcotics equipment. She was stopped by a Lake County sheriff’s deputy around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday when she failed to stop at a stop sign while turning south from Lockwood Street onto South Haines Creek Road, according to the sheriff’s office arrest report.
'I can feel the heat from here': Video shows car engulfed in flames at SeaWorld in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. - A video captures footage of firefighters responding to a car engulfed in flames at SeaWorld Orlando. The car appears to be an SUV parked right outside the SeaWorld theme park. The video was captured by Tim Davidson and shows the car parked to two other cars that don't appear to have been damaged directly by the flames.
Apopka Police Department Burglary Report: May 21st-27th
The Apopka Burglary Report for May 21st-27th shows 19 burglaries reported in Apopka. Here are a few tips to protect against home burglaries:. Make your home look occupied, and make it difficult to break in. Lock all outside doors and windows before leaving or going to bed. Keep your garage...
29-year-old woman found dead by roommate in Tavares; death considered suspicious
TAVARES, Fla. — Tavares police are investigating the death of a 29-year-old woman. They're calling this death suspicious. According to police, they found the body of Danielle DeCurtis in a mobile home Wednesday morning after her roommate called to say there was a medical emergency. Police say there are...
Young girl accidentally shot herself after finding unlocked gun, police say
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A nine-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after she found an unlocked gun and accidentally shot herself, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. The sheriff's office said the shooting happened around midnight at a home on Powers Drive in Pine Hills. The child was rushed to Arnold Palmer Hospital and is expected to be OK.
10 injured in bus-vehicle collision in Pine Hills
ORLANDO — Ten people were taken to area hospitals after a Friday crash in Pine Hills. It happened on State Road 438, which is also known as Silver Star Road, and it involved a vehicle and a Lynx bus. Two people were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, five...
10 people hospitalized following crash involving Lynx bus
Orange County firefighters said eight people were hospitalized following a carsh involving a Lynx bus.
Ocoee PD investigating shooting
According to the department, the unknown perpetrator shot into an occupied residence on Blackwood Avenue multiple times. No injuries have been reported. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ocoee PD at (407) 905-3160, or Crimeline to remain anonymous at (800) 423-TIPS. Annabelle Sikes. News Editor Annabelle Sikes was...
Deputies: Florida woman charged with DUI after speeding down beach, crashing into water
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — An Orlando woman is charged with DUI after reportedly speeding down the beach and crashing into the water. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office posted video of the aftermath -- showing the vehicle in the water at Smyrna Dunes Park. The incident happened on Saturday.
Nightclub rivalry led to drive-by shooting that wounded 6 people, Florida cops learn
The suspect is linked to two drive-by shootings, officials say.
Breaking News: Missing Apopka woman found
"Ms. Jay Ruth Sheppard was recovered on 5/29/23 in Orlando. She is in good health," according to a statement from Sergeant Kim Walsh of the Apopka Police Department. Sheppard had been missing since May 9th. This is breaking news and may be updated if more details are known. *****. The...
Leesburg man busted with drugs after leaving RaceTrac
A Leesburg man was arrested for drug possession after law enforcement stopped him for a missing tag light when he left a RaceTrac in Eustis. Police spotted a red 2005 Toyota SUV with only one working tag light leaving the RaceTrac parking lot located at 2850 South Bay Street at 12:12 a.m. Wednesday, according to an arrest report from the Eustis Police Department.
Man, 28, arrested following home invasion robbery, beating elderly couple
Lake County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man they say dragged a 62-year-old woman out of her bed at 2:20 a.m., beat her with a rifle stock, robbed and threatened as her disabled husband looked on helplessly. David P. Soldani Jr., 28, of Apopka, has been charged the home invasion...
Observant Daytona Beach hotel guest helps guide rescuers to struggling swimmers
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - An Orlando man's quick thinking may have saved the lives of two young swimmers in Daytona Beach earlier this week. "It's wrong time, wrong place, but it's also the right place at the right time for me because I'm able to help out in that situation," said Henry, who asked that his last name not be used, and worked as an instructor for the American Red Cross.
Bloody dolphin attacks at SeaWorld spark fears with inspectors probing safety at park
SEAWORLD has come under fire for refusing to hand over information on dolphin attacks within the park to federal authorities. The Orlando, Florida park was hit with an official warning by the United States Department of Agriculture in January after failing to hand over information requested on a dolphin-on-dolphin attack.
Fight between roommates leads to woman being stabbed, Orange County sheriff says
HOLDEN HEIGHTS, Fla. — A woman is recovering after being stabbed at a home in Holden Heights. Officials say it happened on MacArthur Drive, which is a quiet street that backs right up to Lake Holden, in the Lake Holden Grove neighborhood. The Orange County Sheriff's Office says they...
‘Humbling’: Orlando firefighter receives 3 awards for saving deputy from fiery car
Seminole County deputies honored an Orlando firefighter on Friday for saving the life of one of their own.
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