07, Apr 2015 - 9 Investigates goes inside Orange County's new crime lab
9 Investigates got an inside look at the new DNA crime lab in Orange County. The lab is on the first floor of the Orange County Sheriff's Office and will give detectives a head start in their criminal investigations. OCSO is now the third law enforcement agency operating its own crime lab in central Florida. Evidence collected at scenes can be quickly pre-screened at the lab. It was previous ...
27, Mar 2015 - Sheriff: If you fire at a LEO, you can expect they're going to fire back
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating a shooting that left two Orange County deputies injured and another man dead.
24, Mar 2015 - Polk County deputies arrest police officer on child sex charges
A Central Florida police officer was arrested on Wednesday night by Polk County sheriff's deputies on child sex charges. Polk County deputies say Joshua David Smith, 32, of Lakeland, is an officer with Oakland Police Department, which is just west of Ocoee in Orange County. Smith has been charged with one count of directing/promoting sexual performance of a child. Deputies said undercover ...
23, Mar 2015 - Orange County deputy injured in patrol car crash identified
More information about the crash Saturday night involving an Orange County Sheriff's Deputy was released Sunday by Florida Highway Patrol.
20, Mar 2015 - Orange Co. Police Officer Faces Child Porn Charge in Polk
The Sheriff's Office held a news conference this afternoon about the arrest of a 32-year-old Central Florida police officer on a child pornography charge involving a 2-year-old girl.
16, Mar 2015 - Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy under investigation
An Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputy is being investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, according to authorities.
15, Mar 2015 - Teen found safe in Florida
Sheriff's deputies in Orange County, Fla., located Henry Ytterberg, who apparently had a fascination with the Statue of Liberty and Walt Disney World, in good health outside Orlando, Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo said. Authorities were making plans to transport him back to Saratoga County, he said. The Sheriff's Office thanked the media, area residents, the New York State Intelligence ...
14, Mar 2015 - Ex-Jet Chris Johnson hurt in drive-by shooting
NFL running back Chris Johnson was wounded in the shoulder early Sunday in a drive-by shooting in Florida that left one man dead, US media reported. The Orlando Sentinel, citing the Orange County, Florida, Sheriff's Office, reported that the shooting took place shortly after 4am local time. Witnesses told authorities that an unknown vehicle pulled up at a red light beside the Jeep Johnson was ...
11, Mar 2015 - NFL Star Chris Johnson Injured in Deadly Drive-By Shooting
NFL star Chris Johnson is recovering at an Orlando, Florida hospital in stable condition after being shot in the shoulder Sunday morning, according to police. The Orange County Sherriff’s Office released a media advisory, which indicated that Johnson and two others were in a Jeep that came under fire at 4:09 a.m. The driver of the Jeep, 28-year-old Dreekius Oricko, was killed. A second passenger ...
07, Mar 2015 - Orange County deputy involved in crash near Florida Mall
An Orange County Sheriff's Office deputy is involved in a crash near the Florida Mall on Thursday night, officials say.
06, Mar 2015 - Orange deputy suspended amid cybercrime investigation
An Orange County deputy sheriff has been suspended with pay as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement conducts a cybercrime investigation.
02, Mar 2015 - Arrest made in UCF-area Del Taco, Subway armed robberies
The Orange County Sheriff's Office says it has arrested a man in two armed robberies near the University of Central Florida main campus.
27, Feb 2015 - SO: Man stabbed in stomach outside Knight's Pub near UCF
Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies said they are searching for the attacker in a stabbing near the University of Central Florida.
17, Feb 2015 - UCF student pulls gun on attackers; Men sought
The search is on for two men who broke into an apartment with two University of Central Florida students inside. The incident happened at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday at the Village of Alafaya Club apartments at 3202 Alafaya Club Drive. A 22-year-old man answered a knock at the door as two men forced their way into the apartment, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said one of the men ...
12, Feb 2015 - FDLE: Orlando seeing spike in officer-involved shootings
Four officer-involved shootings involving the Orange County Sheriff's Office or the Orlando Police Department in the past eight days are keeping Florida's Department of Law Enforcement busier than usual.
04, Feb 2015 - Deputies: Squatters arrested at house near UCF
Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested two squatters at a home near the University of Central Florida.
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) — 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 ...