Thanks to Wetherbee Elementary School - OCPS for honoring Deputy and military veteran Nieves. #VeteransDay2018
Orange County Sheriff's Office is located at 2500 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, 32802-1440 FL. The Orange County Sheriff's Office phone number is 407-836-4357.
Thanks to Wetherbee Elementary School - OCPS for honoring Deputy and military veteran Nieves. #VeteransDay2018
Happy Veterans Day! We honor the men and women of the United States Armed Forces who are serving our county. Thank you for your selflessness. #Army #Navy #AirForce #Marines #CoastGuard
NEED INFO: On November 9, 2018 at roughly noon, Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to 7115 Honeycomb Street in reference shots fired call. Upon arrival deputies located the victim who was pronounced deceased at the scene. Anyone with information is urged to call Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477). If your information leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a reward
This is why we love serving Orange County citizens! Legacy Middle School art teacher, Mr. Gabriel De Zayas reached out to the OCSO because he wanted to thank local law enforcement. So, “Police Appreciation Night" was born. Each of Mr. De Zayas’ classes created artwork honoring and thanking law enforcement for their service. There were roughly beautiful and moving 150 pieces displayed. Our deputies were deeply moved by the students' tribute. We want to thank Principal Dr. Hilary Buckridge, the Legacy Dancers and the Latinos in Action students speaking on the importance of helping others. #makingadifference Orange County Public Schools Legacy Middle School-OCPS
On October 20, 2018, at approximately 10:00 AM, the victim picked up two day laborers from the Home Depot located at 6130 E Colonial Drive and took them home to work at his residence. The workers were eventually brought back to the Home Depot. The victim went inside the store to get cash back at the register to pay the workers. The victim was unable to get cash so he went back to his car so he could drive to an ATM. At this time, one of the workers known only as “Alex” (suspect pictured) became upset and began yelling at the victim. The victim told Alex he was going to call 911. Alex then snatched the victim’s phone from his hand and fled the area on foot. Alex is described as a Hispanic male between 30 to 35 years of age, 5’8” in height, and approximately 180 lbs. with a medium build. He was clean shaven and was wearing a grey hat, blue polo shirt with white or grey stripes, and blue jeans. Call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.
The OCSO family is growing! 12 new deputies have joined our ranks. Please welcome to Uniform Patrol: Deputy Bishop, Deputy Bixler, Deputy Harrison, Deputy Nabulsi, Deputy Pinnock, Deputy Simister, Deputy Then, Deputy Tolliver and Deputy Valutsky. Joining Court Security will be Deputy Otero. Joining our School Resource Officers will be Deputy Clark. Deputy Iurcotta will be with our Reserve Unit. WELCOME ABOARD! We are thrilled you chose to join our dynamic agency. #makingadifference
Statement on the tragic California mass shooting: “We offer our condolences to the Ventura County community, but especially to the families of the innocent victims. As Americans we must continue our efforts to significantly reduce gun violence.” Jerry L. Demings Orange County Sheriff/Mayor-elect
Caught on camera: Mr. Iurcotta was stuck in traffic when he saw this random act of kindness at the intersection of John Young Parkway and West Colonial. Mr. Iurcotta took a picture, tagged us and put it on his Facebook page. He writes: "Orange County Sheriff's Office, I thought it was worth sharing this. A picture worth a thousand words." Thank you. Our deputies perform endless acts of kindness every day. #makingadifference
The 2600 men and women of the Orange County Sheriff's Office welcome Sheriff-elect John W. Mina to our family. We look forward to his leadership as our 29th elected Sheriff. The swearing-in ceremony will take place on December 4th, 2018.
NEED TO ID: On 11/02/2018, at approximately 1:30 PM, a Home Invasion occurred in the 13300 Block of Zori Lane in Orlando. Four black males entered the property through an unlocked side gate and made entry into the residence through an unlocked rear sliding glass door. The masked males demanded the victim to give them money and used weapons to gain compliance. The masked males took off with a significant amount of cash and jewelry and fled the area in a Toyota Corolla. Call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.
Election day is today! The polls will be open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. If you need more information about this important civic duty, please go to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections website: https://www.ocfelections.com/ocfelections.asp
Our deputies love meeting their fans! Deputy First Class John Bellochi was the lucky LEO when 3-year-old Paxton and his family were visiting Disney. The family from Indiana was taking pictures with the Disney character statues when Paxton spotted DFC Bellochi and wanted his picture taken with a real, live deputy. Thanks for stopping to say hello, Paxton! Disney Springs #HoosierHappiness
Our K9s are lacing up their running shoes for a very important race! K9s United raises money by putting on 5K/9K races to help K9 units get equipment they need along with advanced training. The fundraising event will be on December 1, 2018, at the Northwest Rec Complex in Apopka. All proceeds go towards Central Florida K9 units. More here: K9s United
OCSO in Action: National Recognition for OCSO Telecommunicator Kellie Parsons. On the evening of July 16, 2018, a despondent male, who wanted to harm himself, called 9-1-1 and PST Kellie Parsons answered. The caller was hysterical and very difficult to understand, but Parsons learned the man had been drinking and wanted to hang himself. He was on his third floor balcony and had already placed something around his neck. For the next 41 minutes, Parsons used calming techniques and a reassuring tone of voice, and thus built a rapport with the man, eventually getting him to remove the cord from around his neck. As deputies arrived, the man became emotional again and refused to leave his balcony. Parson continued to stay on the line with him and with the assistance of deputies on scene, coaxed him inside where was secured and transported to receive the mental help he needed. The man referred to Kellie that day as “his angel,” and said she was saving his life. Public safety telecommunicators play a crucial role in achieving a successful resolution in situations like this. Kellie Parsons showed firsthand how the actions of 9-1-1 telecommunicators can result in lifesaving outcomes. APCO International is proud to acknowledge PST Kellie Parsons for her efforts and thus recognize her as the first “Teammates in Action” recipient for her lifesaving work that night. APCO International #TeammatesinAction
Up to $5,000 Crimeline reward; Samantha Catrett was last seen at the Seven Eleven located at 4011 W. Oak Ridge Road near the intersection of Kingsgate Drive. She was last seen wearing a white ribbed muscle style tank top, blue jean shorts, and black slides. Samantha has a tattoo written vertically on the outside of her right calf of the phrase “Baby Chaser” and a large scar with staple marks on the inside of her right arm. There is concern for Samantha’s well-being, since she usually maintains contact with her father on a regular basis and she did not call him on Father’s Day. Samantha Catrett has not been seen or heard from by family or friends since June 16, 2018. Please share this post and call Crimeline with any information. 800-423-8477 or crimeline.org Central Florida Crimeline
Fall Back! Remember Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday--giving you an extra hour of sleep! So please turn your clocks back an hour, and take the time to replace your smoke alarm batteries.
Our deputies help out the community in many ways. Recently, Master Deputy Smith-Herron took part in a community resource fair at Evans High School. It was a resounding success! Evans High #Makingadifference
ARMED AND DANGEROUS: On Saturday evening, September 29, 2018, the pictured suspect was captured on surveillance committing an aggravated battery via firearm. The incident occurred in the 5600 Block of East Colonial Drive. The suspect is described as a Hispanic Male, 40’s, heavy set, wearing a thick gold chain. The suspect may also have birthmarks or moles on his forehead. The suspect was armed with a handgun. The suspect was last seen driving the pictured vehicle which is possibly a Toyota. The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.
When the communities of many of our fellow Floridians were devastated by Hurricane Michael, OCSO deputies and civilians deployed to the Panhandle to help in the rebuilding efforts. In all, nearly 100 deputies and civilians volunteered to go for over a period of nearly three weeks. They patrolled, did search and recoveries, chainsaw clearing and provided fleet services to other agencies. All of this was done in ground zero---hard hit Mexico Beach in Gulf County. It was a life-changing experience. #HurricaneMichael #Makingadifference #neighborhelpingneighbor
On 10/27/2018, at approximately 7:49 PM, a black male entered a Subway at 7431 West Colonial Drive, Orlando. The suspect (pictured above) directed the employee to the register and demanded the employee to give him all of the money inside. The employee complied and the suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as being a black male, approximately 5’10’’ tall, and having an average build. The suspect is bald with a black beard. The suspect was last seen wearing a blue long sleeved button up shirt, khaki pants, and dark brown shoes. Call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.
Making a Difference: Our faith community is united and strong. The OCSO's Crime Prevention Unit was humbled by the turnout for their recent "Standing in Faith Against Crime." event. This was an interfaith dinner with clergy from Orange County's places of worship. Local faith leaders got to break bread with one another and break down barriers among the diverse faiths. Thank you to the Islamic Center of Orlando for hosting the event. #OrlandoStrong
This is Stephanie Mulder and her children, who started a "Thank an Officer" project. They drive around with goodie bags to hand out to officers to show their appreciation for what law enforcement officers do for everyone on a daily basis. Stephanie's 12-year-old son had the inspiration for the idea. Here they are in Sector 2 with Captain Wallis. Thank you for your thoughtfulness! #makingadifference
This is a follow up to this morning's Crimeline bulletin. Take a look at this short video clip: NEED TO ID: On 10/26/2018, at 10:30 PM, a Home Invasion with a Firearm occurred in the 9800-Block of Heron Pointe Drive in the Northshore at Lake Hart community. Three masked suspects followed the victim into his residence and forced their way in at gunpoint. The suspects attempted to handcuff the victim, pistol whipped him, and then rummaged through his residence demanding money. The suspects fled the scene in a possible grey Kia vehicle. Call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.
Halloween is tonight. Here are our 5 tips for safe trick or treating: 1. Never allow your young children to trick-or-treat alone.There's safety in numbers and should always be accompanied by a responsible adult. 2. Plan a safe route in an area that is known to you. Out at night? Carry a flashlight. 3. Make sure your kids can see and that they can be seen. Lighter colored costumes area easier for motorists to see at night. Extra points if you add some reflective tape to that costume. 4. Use safe pedestrian practices. Stay on main walkways and, when at all possible, on well lit sidewalks. Cross streets at intersections and walk out into the street between parked cars. 5. NEVER, EVER allow your child to enter a stranger's home or vehicle. It is always best and safest to do your trick-or-treating in your neighborhood.
NEED TO ID: On 10/26/2018, at 10:30 PM, a Home Invasion with a Firearm occurred in the 9800-Block of Heron Pointe Drive in the Northshore at Lake Hart community. Three masked suspects followed the victim into his residence and forced their way in at gunpoint. The suspects attempted to handcuff the victim, pistol whipped him, and then rummaged through his residence demanding money. The suspects fled the scene in a possible grey Kia vehicle. Call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.