17, Jan 2015 - Florida Department of Corrections officer accused of sexual battery
A Florida Department of Corrections officer has been arrested after a woman accused him of sexual battery. Shaun Allan Wood, 39, has been dismissed from the department, according to the spokesperson. The Orange County Sheriff's Office arrest report said the accuser is a woman who shared a home with Wood. The couple had been arguing Thursday when investigators said after they talked, Wood and the ...
07, Jan 2015 - Car found submerged in Davie canal
Davie police, the Broward Sheriff's Office and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials are investigating after a car was found submerged in water in Davie. The car was found underwater off Orange Drive and Griffin Road. A man at the scene, who identified himself as Chuck, said he called 911 after he noticed the car in the water while traveling westbound on Griffin Road ...
01, Jan 2015 - Florida hate crimes drop, but Orange tied for top spot
Hate crimes in Florida dropped in 2013.
18, Dec 2014 - Heroin deaths up in Orange County, deputies say
Deputies in Central Florida are issuing a new warning after they say the number of deaths caused by heroin is on the rise. According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, there were 57 heroin overdose cases in 2013 and 26 deaths caused by the drug. In 2014 so far, the number up cases is up to 90 with 36 deaths, according to deputies. Investigators say half of the deaths happened in the east ...
15, Dec 2014 - Heroin abuse is 'killing Central Florida residents,' Sheriff Demings warns
The heroin crisis that has gripped cities nationwide is also killing people in Orange County, with deaths increasing nearly 40 percent in 2014, preliminary findings show.
09, Dec 2014 - Witness says man shot by Orange County deputy had hands up
A witness says a man shot and critically injured by an Orange County sheriff's deputy had his hands up at the time of the shooting, as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigates. Officials said Orange County sheriff's Sgt. Robert McCarthy shot Cedric Bartee, 28, early Monday at the Timber Sound apartments, south of State Road 408 near South Kirkman Road. According to the Orange ...
07, Dec 2014 - UCF-area robbery investigated
The Orange County Sheriff's office is investigating an armed robbery that happened at an apartment complex near the University of Central Florida. Investigators were called Sunday night to The Edge Apartments located at Alafaya Trail and Jefferson Commons Circle. The Sheriff's Office said the victim had a cellphone stolen but was unharmed. One of the assailants was wearing a trench coat, has ...
23, Nov 2014 - Deputy uses stun gun to break up high school fight
PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) â€” A central Florida resource deputy used a stun gun to break up a fist fight at a Port Orange high school. The Volusia County Sheriff's office says the fight broke out in the atrium at Spruce Creek High as school was letting out on Monday afternoon.
17, Nov 2014 - Stressed Out Mom Slams 2-Year-Old Child Onto Floor, Child Dies The Next Day
An Orange County, Florida, mother is in jail on charges of second degree murder after her 2-year-old daughter died. Amanda Berard, 23, admitted to forcefully slamming her daughter onto the floor, where she hit her head, because the child would not remain still during a diaper change. Berard blames a stressful day at work for Stressed Out Mom Slams 2-Year-Old Child Onto Floor, Child Dies The Next ...
16, Nov 2014 - Man with no hands or legs wanted in parentsâ€™ murder
ORLANDO â€“ Police were searching for an amputee Thursday after the shooting deaths of his parents in Florida. Investigators with the Orange County Sheriffâ€™s Office found Michael Petrozzino, 63, and Nancy Petrozzino, 64, fatally shot Tuesday at their Orlando area home after Nancy failed to report to the elementary school where she taught. Homicide detectives [â€¦]
16, Nov 2014 - Quadruple amputee sought in Florida after his parents are killed
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man who lost parts of all four limbs during a childhood illness is being sought as a â€śperson of interestâ€ť in the shooting deaths of his parents earlier this week, law-enforcement officials said on Thursday. Sean Petrozzino, 30, is believed to be â€śarmed and dangerous,â€ť said the Orange County Sheriffâ€™s Office based in Orlando, Florida ...
14, Nov 2014 - Police Identify Quadruple Amputee As Suspect Wanted In Florida Double Murder
Memphis Police said with the help of the Orange County, Florid, Sheriff positively identified the man who fatally shot himself Monday evening during a traffic stop as Sean Petrozzino, the 30-year-old quadruple amputee who was a person of interest in the Nov. 4 death of his parents in Florida.
13, Nov 2014 - Double-murder suspect with no hands, feet kills self during Tenn. traffic stop
Orange County detectives were dispatched Tuesday to Tennessee, where the search for a former South Florida man considered a person of interest in his parents' deaths came to a bloody end.
11, Nov 2014 - Memphis Suicide May Be Linked To Florida Double Murder
Orange County, Florida Sheriff homicide detectives are traveling to Memphis after receiving word from Memphis Police that a man who killed himself during a traffic stop Monday evening in Midtown might be a double murder suspect from the Orlando area.
11, Nov 2014 - Apparent suicide may be Florida amputee sought in parents' murder
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Detectives are investigating the possible suicide of a man in Tennessee who may be a missing quadruple Florida amputee sought in connection with his parentsâ€™ murder, Florida police said on Tuesday. Sean Petrozzino, 30, had been called a â€śperson of interestâ€ť by Orange County, Florida detectives last week after his parents were found shot to death in ...
10, Nov 2014 - Accused ringleader found guilty in FAMU band hazing death
A former Florida A&M University band member charged with manslaughter in the death of a drum major who was beaten as part of a hazing ritual was found guilty on Friday. With the parents of Robert Champion looking on, Dante Martin was found guilty on all four counts. The charge carries a punishment of up to 22 years in prison.Â "Mr. Martin is remanded to the custody of the Orange County Sheriff ...
08, Nov 2014 - Amputee sought in Florida slayings
Police were searching for an amputee Thursday after the shooting deaths of his parents in Florida. Investigators with the Orange County Sheriff's Office found Michael Petrozzino, 63, and Nancy Petrozzino, 64, fatally shot Tuesday at their Orlando area...
08, Nov 2014 - Quadruple amputee sought in shooting deaths of parents in Florida
(CNN) â€“ Police were searching for an amputee Thursday after the shooting deaths of his parents in Florida. Investigators with the Orange County Sheriffâ€™s Office found Michael Petrozzino, 63, and Nancy Petrozzino, 64, fatally shot Tuesday at their Orlando area home after Nancy failed to report to the elementary school where she taught. Homicide detectives have released a surveillance photo of ...
08, Nov 2014 - Amputee sought in shooting deaths of parents
ORLANDO, Florida (CNN) â€” Police were searching for an amputee Thursday after the shooting deaths of his parents in Florida. Investigators with the Orange County Sheriffâ€™s Office found Michael Petrozzino, 63, and Nancy Petrozzino, 64, fatally shot Tuesday at their Orlando area home after Nancy failed to report to the elementary school where she taught. [â€¦]
08, Nov 2014 - Quad amputee 'person of interest' in parents shooting
Florida detectives are searching for a quadruple amputee they say is a "person of interest" in the shooting death of his parents. They believe he may be in the Coral Springs area at this time. Orange County sheriff's officials say they want to talk to 30-year-old Sean Petrozzino, who was last seen Tuesday in Orlando. The bodies of 64-year-old Nancy Petrozzino and 63-year-old Michael Petrozzino ...
31, Oct 2014 - Defense attorneys question deputies' use of marijuana citations
When an Orange County deputy sheriff pulled over a University of Central Florida student not far from campus early July 26 and found a small bit of marijuana in the car he was driving, the deputy offered a potentially enticing option.
29, Oct 2014 - Sgt. Jeremy Clark taken to UF Health
A Clay County Sheriff's Office cruiser and carnival truck crashed late Sunday night in Orange Park, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
28, Oct 2014 - Three arrested in connection with Central Florida robberies
The Orange County and Volusia County Sheriff's Offices say they have three dangerous criminals off our streets.
28, Oct 2014 - Arrest made in armed robberies near UCF
Orange County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the armed robberies at an apartment complex across the street from the University of Central Florida. Darrious Pettress, 22, has been arrested in connection with the robberies at Sterling Central Apartments, deputies said on Monday. He is being charged with two counts of robbery with a firearm. Deputies said Pettress denied robbing the two UCF ...
27, Oct 2014 - Florida man shoots three of his children, killing two, before shooting himself
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. (WFTV) â€” A father shot three of his children, killing two, before fatally shooting himself in a Port Orange home, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.Officers said Lauren Mohney, 9, is in critical condition at Arnold Palmer Hospital. Savanna Mohney, 14, and David Mohney, 11, were killed, deputies said. The father, David Mohney, 52, was pronounced dead at the hospital ...