All posts tagged "police"

  • P.D. creates safety net for elderly

      Steve Thomas, Oakland’s chief of police, is reaching out to his town’s older population in hopes that the residents will reach out in return — daily as a member of the police department’s new Oakland Partners....

    • Posted August 21, 2014
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    Windermere to examine the fate of town facilities

    Windermere Town Manager Robert Smith likens the town’s tiny police station to “a glorified doublewide.” And he said the main town administration building has been “repaired with Duct tape and bubblegum” for the past several decades. “Now...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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  • Tragedy on the Trail

    A 63-year-old, retired law-enforcement officer broke his neck and died after an Aug. 2 bicycle accident on a Lake County portion of the West Orange Trail. Oakland Police officers were the first to arrive at the scene,...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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    Turn in a gun, get rewarded

    One person turned in a flamethrower. Another dropped off a bazooka. And then there were the illegal, sawed-off shotguns. These are some of the types of weapons that have been turned in at the annual “Kicks 4...

    • Posted August 13, 2014
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    Alleged scammer turns himself in

    A 36-year-old man who is no stranger to law-enforcement officials turned himself in July 31 at the Orange County Jail. Jeremiah Hutto, whose last known address is in Winter Garden, had been sought by Windermere and Oakland police...

    • Posted July 31, 2014
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    Night of violence ends with one teen dead, another jailed

    A 19-year-old Oakland man remained in the Orange County Jail July 30 on charges stemming from a reported carjacking that ended with the death of his alleged accomplice. Kenneth Tyrone Linton was booked at the jail July...

    • Posted July 30, 2014
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    Windermere officials to honor fallen officer

      By Tony Judnich A seven-member committee will be asked to suggest possible ways of honoring fallen Windermere Police Officer Robert German. The 31-year-old German, who served as an officer in the town for more than five...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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    Police officer learning to spot drug users

    One of Windermere Police Chief David Ogden’s “Warriors” is working on become a certified drug-recognition expert — an uncommon position in Central Florida’s law-enforcement community. In his training, Officer Robbie Harrison has been learning various skills, like...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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    Windermere Police earn 2nd-place award

    The Windermere Police Department received $11,500 on June 27 after entering and placing second in the 2013 Florida Law Enforcement Challenge Awards. At the awards ceremony in Orlando, the department was recognized for its participation in traffic-safety...

    • Posted July 3, 2014
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    Police chief praises investigator

    Windermere Police Chief David Ogden has great admiration for new Police Detective John Allen. At the June 10 Windermere Town Council meeting, the chief said Allen quickly helped solve an April 30 home-invasion/kidnapping case on Lake Butler...

    • Posted June 19, 2014
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