Altamonte Springs, FL Crime & Safety

FHP: Man shot while driving on I-4 in Volusia County

DELTONA, Fla. - The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after they say a man was shot while driving on Interstate 4 (I-4) in Volusia County. Troopers say the 21-year-old victim was traveling westbound on I-4 in Volusia County in a white 2018 Toyota Rav 4 early Saturday when an unknown vehicle shot at his car and he was struck.
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Several churches vandalized in DeLand just days apart

DELAND, Fla. - Police officer in DeLand are investigating acts of vandalism at several area churches. St Peter Catholic Church, DeLand Wesleyan Church, and Tacoma Christian were all hit during the week of Thanksgiving. Detectives are still searching for leads in the case. Some churches had broken windows, at others,...
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Orlando woman arrested after high-speed chase ends at Ocala Drive-In

A 22-year-old Orlando woman was arrested after leading a deputy on a high-speed chase that ended at the Ocala Drive-In Theatre. On Thursday, a Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy was conducting a patrol of the 6000 block of S Highway 441 when a radio dispatch advised that a silver sedan was speeding in the area.
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Churches in DeLand targeted in rash of vandalism, police say

DELAND, Fla. – Windows have been smashed and statues toppled at churches in DeLand during a rash of vandalism, according to police. Investigators said the windows were smashed between Nov. 25 and Nov. 27. They add that it does not appear the vandals attempted to break into the houses of worship.

Man injured in highway shooting in Deltona, troopers say

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Authorities investigate a highway shooting that injured a man early Sunday morning. At 3:11 a.m., Florida Highway Patrol was called to Halifax Hospital for a gunshot victim. Troopers were told the 21-year-old victim was taken to the Deltona hospital by his mother. Investigators said that the...

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Hiwassee Road, troopers say

ORLANDO, Fla. — Investigators are searching for the driver that struck and killed a pedestrian early Saturday morning. At 3:45 a.m., Florida Highway Patrol was called to Hiawassee Road and State Road 408 for a crash. Troopers said a silver 2017 Ford Fusion was driving north on Hiawassee when the...
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13-year-old arrested on attempted murder charge in shooting near Carver Middle School, police say

ORLANDO, Fla. – Two teens who attend a private Christian school in Orlando were arrested following a shooting near Carver Middle School, police announced on Friday. A 13-year-old was arrested on charges of attempted murder and a 14-year-old stands accused of carrying a concealed firearm, Orlando police said. Both teens attend El Bethel Christian Academy, according to police.

Osceola bagel shop owner helps police track down suspected hit-and-run driver

ST. CLOUD, Fla. - St. Cloud Police say they’ve secured an arrest warrant for a hit-and-run driver who slammed into a woman on her bike. Laura Zuluaga was left with a broken clavicle, road rash and burns. "It doesn’t get easier," Zuluaga said of her injuries. Since the Nov. 21...