Orlando man charged with operating a chop shop

Orlando man charged with operating a chop shop

An Orlando man is facing a plethora of charges after he was linked to the theft of two construction trailers in Osteen and additional crimes in Orange County. The Sheriff’s Offices in Volusia and Orange counties teamed up and apprehended 31-year-old Russell Folmer, who is being held at the Orange County Jail. Both trailers, a stolen […]

Security guard killed at work by drunk driver

Security guard killed at work by drunk driver

[Last updated on January 22, 2015, at 11:27 a.m.] Orlando, Florida — A security guard, who was in charge of protecting the students at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine, remains in serious condition after a drunk driver slammed into him while he was patrolling the campus. The incident occurred on Tuesday, January 19. According to Florida Highway […]

8-foot King cobra on the loose

8-foot King cobra on the loose

Orlando, Florida — Currently, 10 people are searching a property East of Lake Apopka/North of 50/South of 441, where a king cobra went missing. The cobra is approximately 8 feet long. It was reported missing by its owner, Mike Kennedy, who has a permit to be in possession of exotic the snake. According to officials, a series […]

Two men sentenced in Walgreens and CVS robberies

Two men sentenced in Walgreens and CVS robberies

Orlando, Florida — On Monday, Senior United States District Judge John Antoon, II, sentenced Joe E. Clinton, Jr. 23, of Orlando, to 17 years in federal prison for aiding and abetting the attempted robbery of a Walgreen’s store, the robbery of a CVS store, and using and carrying a firearm during those violent crimes. Clinton […]

Protesters take to the streets of Orlando

Protesters take to the streets of Orlando

Orlando, Florida — Today, the Orlando Police Department responded to the area of Hughey Avenue and Washington Street in reference to protesters exercising their First Amendment Rights. Due to the recent events worldwide, and an incident involving an Orlando Police Officer battering a military veteran, approximately 100 protesters gathered in downtown Orlando in front of […]

Accident at Wet ‘n Wild

Accident at Wet ‘n Wild

  Orlando, Florida — At 10:07 a.m., Orlando Police responded to Wet ‘n Wild in reference to an industrial accident. A Wet ‘n Wild worker was cleaning one of the pools and became trapped underwater. Another worker called for help while he pulled the trapped employee out of the water. The Orlando Fire Department responded […]

Disney employee kidnaps and sexually batters coworker

Disney employee kidnaps and sexually batters coworker

Orlando, Florida — Earlier today, a Walt Disney World janitor was arrested for kidnapping and sexually battering a female coworker. The victim stated that the attacker, Gideon Paul Hunte, 49, pinned her against a wall in a custodial closet on Thursday evening. The victim also said that Hunte forced her onto her knees while he […]

HEALTH ALERT: First Case Of MERS-CoV Infection Confirmed

HEALTH ALERT: First Case Of MERS-CoV Infection Confirmed

  Orlando, Florida — The Florida Department of Health today confirmed the first Florida case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in a patient at an Orlando hospital. “The Florida Department of Health is working closely with hospital officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure appropriate care of […]

Orlando Man Laundered $500K

Orlando Man Laundered $500K

  Orlando, Florida – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Orlando Regional Operations Center arrested Daryl Ali, 31, on one count of organized scheme to defraud and one count of money laundering. Investigators believe Ali used information from existing businesses to set up fraudulent merchant accounts. With the fraudulent accounts, Ali processed nonexistent merchandise returns […]

Sheriff’s Deputy Killed In The Line Of Duty

Sheriff’s Deputy Killed In The Line Of Duty

  Orange County, Florida — Sheriff Jerry Demings said, “Last night we lost a hero. But a family grieves for the loss of a husband, father, a son, a brother.” Deputy Jonathan Scott Pine, 34, was shot and killed in the line of duty on February 11, 2014; the first reported officer fatality in Florida […]

Orlando medical alert company scammed seniors out of millions

Orlando medical alert company scammed seniors out of millions

  Orlando, Florida — At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Florida Attorney General, a U.S. district court has temporarily halted and frozen the assets of an Orlando-based operation that used pre-recorded telephone calls, commonly known as ‘robocalls’, to pitch purportedly “free” medical alert devices to senior citizens by […]

Dance instructor Harrison Prater arrested for lascivious behavior

Dance instructor Harrison Prater arrested for lascivious behavior

  Seminole County, Florida — On October 29, 2013, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Crimes Against Children (CAC) Unit arrested Harrison Jonathan Prater, 27, of Orlando, for lewd and lascivious behavior after he inappropriately touched a teenage girl. Prater is a dance instructor and teaches at multiple dance schools in Orange and Seminole County. […]

Two Killers Accidentally Released And Still On The Run In Orange County

Two Killers Accidentally Released And Still On The Run In Orange County

  Orange County, Florida — In the past month, two killers have mistakenly been released from the Franklin Correctional Institution in the Florida Panhandle. Reports show that Joseph Ivan Jenkins, 34, was sentenced to life in prison back in May of 2000 for First Degree Murder in Orange County. Charles B. Walker was sentenced to […]