Altamonte Springs Police Department

  • Agency: Altamonte Springs Police Department
  • Address: 175 Newburyport Ave, Altamonte Springs, 32701 FL
  • Chief: Robert C Merchant, Jr (Chief of Police)
Phone: (407) 339-2441
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Altamonte Springs Police Department is located at 175 Newburyport Ave, Altamonte Springs, 32701 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Robert C Merchant, Jr. The Altamonte Springs Police Department phone number is (407) 339-2441.

Altamonte Springs Police Department News

Can you help us? Detectives are trying to identify these suspects who took several pieces of jewelry from Fast Fix Jewelry, located inside the Altamonte Mall. On June 5, 2018, the victim discovered several pieces of jewelry missing from a display case. After reviewing the surveillance footage, they noticed the two suspects pictured below were responsible. It appears the female suspect distracted the employees, while the male suspect opened the display case and took the jewelry. Please note the female’s star and possibly butterfly tattoos and male’s forearm tattoo. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspects or any information concerning this crime is asked to call the Altamonte Springs Police Department at 407-339-2441. Anonymous tips may also be phoned into Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

Update on Missing Woman from Lake Orienta: At approximately 2:30am this morning, our officers responded to the Lake Orienta dock located inside the Oak Harbour community. A witness advised she and her friend, Dokken Walker, 25 years old, went swimming in Lake Orienta. The witness made her way back to the dock but could not locate Walker. Our officers, along with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office dive team and helicopter, searched the lake and surrounding area. Walker’s deceased body was found in the lake a short distance from the dock. At this point in the investigation, we do not believe there to be foul play. The Medical Examiner’s office will conduct their investigation and determine the exact cause of death. If anyone has any further information, please contact the Altamonte Springs Police Department at (407)339-2441 or dial 911.

Missing Woman from Lake Orienta: At approximately 2:30am this morning, our officers responded to the Lake Orienta dock located inside the Oak Harbour community. A witness advised she and her friend went swimming in Lake Orienta. The witness made her way back to the dock but could not locate her friend. Our officers, along with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office dive team and helicopter, are searching the lake and surrounding area. As more information becomes available, we will release it.

On this #MemorialDay we remember, we honor, we will never forget...

Update on Stolen English bulldog “Belle”: On May 21, 2018, Belle’s owner received a tip via Facebook advising of Belle’s location. Belle’s owner immediately contacted our detectives and together they responded to an address in Orlando, where they found Belle. Animal Services checked the chip on the dog and confirmed it was indeed Belle. Belle and her owner were reunited. Belle's owner was happy to have her back and said he no longer wishes to press charges.

2018 Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony

Today, Chief Dan Smutz officially swore in Kat Stokes and Kristopher Hyde as Altamonte Springs Police Officers. They are excited to begin their field-training program and serve the Altamonte Springs community. Join us in welcoming them!

This weekend members of the Altamonte Springs Police Department and local law enforcement agencies assisted Casselberry Police Department with the Kids-N-Cops Fishin’ Derby! The event hosted elementary school students from all around Seminole County and partnered them with local law enforcement officers who spent the day teaching them how to fish!

Composite Sketch of Suspect in Home Invasion Robbery: Detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify the suspect responsible for an armed home invasion robbery. On May 8, 2018, the Altamonte Springs Police Department responded to the Lakeshore Apartments, Altamonte Bay Club Circle, in the city of Altamonte Springs. The victim advised she and her boyfriend arrived to their apartment when an unknown black male suspect, armed with a silver handgun, approached them and ordered them into their apartment. Once inside the suspect ordered both victims to lay on the ground while he tied their hands behind their backs. The suspect then took the victims keys and a cellphone before leaving the apartment. The suspect was described as a black male, 5’10, very dark complexion, with black hair and a buzz cut. He was wearing a short-sleeved white t-shirt, shorts and ankle socks with sneakers during the robbery. The victim described the suspect as having an “island” accent. A sketch of the suspect is attached to this release. Anyone who may recognize this suspect or has any information about this crime is asked to please contact the Altamonte Springs Police Department at (407)339-2441. Anonymous tips may also be phone into Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

Update on Missing Disabled Adult: Candace Lynn McChancey was located safely in Volusia County and returned home. Thank you for your assistance in locating her, it is greatly appreciated!

A little line dancing at Family Fest with Officer Barrios!

We did not let a little rain get in the way of Family Fest! A big thank you to all of our sponsors and law enforcement agencies who attended today to make this great family event possible!

Seminole County Sheriff's Office Helicopter Rescue at Family Fest!

Missing Disabled Adult: On May 2, 2018, the Altamonte Springs Police Department responded to Florida Hospital Altamonte, 601 East Altamonte Drive in Altamonte Springs, in reference to a missing person, Candace Lynn McChancey. McChancey is 30 years old and was last seen on April 27, 2018, leaving Florida Hospital Altamonte. McChancey mentioned to hospital staff that she would be heading towards the city of Winter Park, however she has not been seen or heard from since then. McChancey has a diminished mental capacity and is medication dependent, which she does not have with her. McChancey is 5’03, 90 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. McChancey was last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt with a hood, blue jeans and black slides. If anyone has any information concerning the whereabouts of McChancey, please contact the Altamonte Springs Police Department at (407)339-2441 or dial 911.

Update on Stolen Mail Ballots: On October 31, 2016, the Altamonte Springs Police Department responded to the Spring Valley neighborhood, in reference to several residents reporting their mail ballots were stolen and forged. Our investigation revealed approximately five (5) mail ballots were stolen, forged, and turned into the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections office. The fraudulent ballots were collected and analyzed for possible evidence. A fingerprint match and DNA evidence linked Bret Warren, 36, to the stolen ballots. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Warren, charging him with voter fraud. Warren was located and arrested on May 2, 2018 and booked into the Seminole County Jail on the warrant and several other charges. The Altamonte Springs Police Department worked closely with the Seminole County Supervisor of Elections office throughout the investigation. Supervisor of Elections, Michael Ertel, provided the following comment: "Our office reviews every single mail ballot which is returned, and these were flagged as potentially not being returned by the voters, as the signature on the outside of the mail ballot envelopes did not match the signature we have on file for the impacted voters. After discovery of this issue, the affected voters were allowed to cast provisional ballots, which were counted."

Congratulations to all the graduates of the Seminole State College of Florida Law Enforcement Academy! Chief Dan Smutz had the pleasure of swearing in four new officers, Jordan Overall, Joseph Russo, Kat Stokes and Kristopher Hyde. Welcome to the ASPD family!

Help us prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by participating in DEA's Take Back Day tomorrow! Bring any unused or expired medication for safe disposal to our COPS Center, located inside the Altamonte Mall on the lower level between JCPenney and Macy's. For more information or any questions, please call 407-571-8463.

Team Altamonte is gearing up for the Walk like MADD dash!

Today we held our annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon to honor the work and support from the 35 active volunteers in our organization. Police Chief Dan Smutz spoke on the value, importance and difference all the volunteers are making within our community. In 2017, volunteers at the ASPD logged over 4,000 hours of service in various capacities within the department! Each one of you are a valuable member of this organization. Your selfless actions are commendable and it is our privilege to recognize you!

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths. On Saturday, April 28th you can bring any unused or expired medication for safe disposal to our COPS Center, located inside the Altamonte Mall on the lower level between JCPenney and Macy's. For more information or any questions, please call 407-571-8463.

Congratulations to the 2018 Citizen’s Public Safety Academy graduates!