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WESH 2 Orlando
Day care worker accused of abusing 4-oldLake County Sheriff's Office deputies say the video they have from inside a day
Day care worker accused of abusing 4-old
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 6 hours ago
Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies say the video they have from inside a day care center unnerved even the accused worker that they say is shown harming a small boy. "You can tell she was upset and disturbed by what she saw on film," Sgt. Fred... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
'It feels too painfully real,' parents of slain woman saysthe Altamonte Springs Police Department, the Apopka Police Department, the Semi
'It feels too painfully real,' parents of slain woman says
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 13 hours ago
the Altamonte Springs Police Department, the Apopka Police Department, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office and the Lake County Sheriff's Office. He should have been on April 8 when he removed the spark plugs and battery from her car after... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida man allegedly tries to make Wal-Mart purchase with...Benton, from Leesburg, was arrested Monday and charged with uttering a forged b
Florida man allegedly tries to make Wal-Mart purchase with...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 14 hours ago
Benton, from Leesburg, was arrested Monday and charged with uttering a forged bill and possessing counterfeit money. Lake County Sheriff's Office Benton allegedly tried to purchase $179.57 worth of items from Wal-Mart at 2 a.m. using fake... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Lake looking for endangered disabled veteran without medicationThe Lake County Sheriff's Office is asking the public Wednesday to be on the lo
Lake looking for endangered disabled veteran without medication
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 17 hours ago
The Lake County Sheriff's Office is asking the public Wednesday to be on the lookout for a missing and endangered disabled veteran. Darwin M. Rivera-Ruiz, 49, left his Leesburg residence driving a 2013 Gold Honda Odyssey Van with Florida tag... Read more
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CBS News
Neighbor: Slain restaurateur's husband asked me to watch house burnuncovered evidence that indicated Crawford intentionally set the blaze, accordi
Neighbor: Slain restaurateur's husband asked me to watch house burn
CBS News / Posted yesterday
uncovered evidence that indicated Crawford intentionally set the blaze, according to the documents, filed by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office Sunday. Investigators believe Crawford was at the home during the beginning stages of the fire,... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Restaurateur, LGBT pioneer dead; estranged husband arrestedThis photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Craig Crawfo
Restaurateur, LGBT pioneer dead; estranged husband arrested
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
This photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Craig Crawford. Crawford has been arrested on accusations he killed his estranged husband, a 72-year-old restaurateur, by intentionally setting fire to their Salt Lake City house on... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida man runs golf cart into pond after burglarythe house backs up to the pond and tire tracks from a golf cart were found in t
Florida man runs golf cart into pond after burglary
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 2 days ago
the house backs up to the pond and tire tracks from a golf cart were found in the front yard, which leads to the water. Lake County Sheriff's Office According to officers, a stolen television set, a set of keys to the home and wet clothing... Read more
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examiner.com
Wildlife . . . who is going to help us when we're in trouble?on the response status. To my disbelief, and certainly a lot of frustration, t
Wildlife . . . who is going to help us when we're in trouble?
examiner.com / Posted 6 days ago
on the response status. To my disbelief, and certainly a lot of frustration, the dispatcher told me that although the Lake County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Unit was notified it would not respond because they only deal with domesticated... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
'Sweetest dog ever' survives gunshot, amputation -- and now needs a homePet Rescue by Judy. "She's the sweetest thing ever." Sarullo first learned of
'Sweetest dog ever' survives gunshot, amputation -- and now needs a home
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
Pet Rescue by Judy. "She's the sweetest thing ever." Sarullo first learned of Telullah when she saw a Facebook post by the Lake County Sheriff's Office Animal Services department, which had found the young dog as a stray. Initially the staff there... Read more
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Daily Herald
Round Lake Beach man held on child pornography chargescarries a possible prison term of 3 to 7 years. Cady was charged after a searc
Round Lake Beach man held on child pornography charges
Daily Herald / Posted 6 days ago
carries a possible prison term of 3 to 7 years. Cady was charged after a search warrant served at his address by the Lake County Sheriff's Office cybercrimes unit Wednesday, May 18. The Lake County State's Attorney's Cybercrimes Unit was also... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Attorneys hired after separate police chases end in crashesto find out why the crash happened and hold all parties responsible for neglige
Attorneys hired after separate police chases end in crashes
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 7 days ago
to find out why the crash happened and hold all parties responsible for negligent conduct. A representative for the Lake County Sheriff's Office said he was not at liberty to speak on the matter further due to pending litigation. Copyright... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida man pulled over with open bottles of whiskey...said Hardy was wearing no shoes when he exited his truck and “appeared to be le
Florida man pulled over with open bottles of whiskey...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 8 days ago
said Hardy was wearing no shoes when he exited his truck and “appeared to be leaning against the truck for balance.” Lake County Sheriff's Office Hardy was ordered to show his hands, but refused and backup was called, police said. Officers... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Man stole $44 worth of steaks from Publixchased through the store’s parking lot, to a Maryland Fried Chicken across the
Man stole $44 worth of steaks from Publix
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 8 days ago
chased through the store’s parking lot, to a Maryland Fried Chicken across the street. He was reportedly out of breath. Lake County Sheriff's Office Police say Chapman stuffed two filet mignons into his pants and proceeded to walk out of the... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Wife of Tavares mayor arrested, accused of perjury, officials sayWolfe, Monday afternoon after the State Attorney's Office issued a warrant for
Wife of Tavares mayor arrested, accused of perjury, officials say
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 9 days ago
Wolfe, Monday afternoon after the State Attorney's Office issued a warrant for her arrest for perjury, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office. The charge stems from sworn statements Wolfe gave in an interview with prosecutors in which... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Lake County sheriff reports 5 hospitalized after overdosingThe Lake County sheriff's office said in a Sunday news release that all five ar
Lake County sheriff reports 5 hospitalized after overdosing
SaukValley.com / Posted 10 days ago
The Lake County sheriff's office said in a Sunday news release that all five are expected to survive. They were identified as four men and a woman between the ages of 18 and 20. Deputies found the individuals Saturday night at a home in... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lake County sheriff reports 5 hospitalized after overdosingAuthorities in Lake County say five people have been hospitalized after appeari
Lake County sheriff reports 5 hospitalized after overdosing
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
Authorities in Lake County say five people have been hospitalized after appearing to overdose on an unknown substance. The Lake County sheriff's office said in a Sunday news release that all five are expected to survive. They were identified as... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Lake sheriff's pursuit ends in crash that kills pregnant woman, grandmotherpregnant woman and a Groveland-area grandmother has raised questions about when
Lake sheriff's pursuit ends in crash that kills pregnant woman, grandmother
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
pregnant woman and a Groveland-area grandmother has raised questions about when law officers should follow a suspect. The Lake County Sheriff's Office said a deputy watched 27-year-old Mylynda Martinez leave a "known drug house" in the Leesburg... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
2 dead in Lake County crash, FHP sayscar hit a black sports utility vehicle head-on at the intersection of County Ro
2 dead in Lake County crash, FHP says
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 13 days ago
car hit a black sports utility vehicle head-on at the intersection of County Road 33 and Cardinal Pines in Mascotte. The Lake County Sheriff's Office said one of the people died at the scene. The other person died at the hospital. No other... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Cary man accused of selling cocaine at Lake in the Hills bar accused of punching copfront seat, Police Chief Ron Lukasik said. After Caceres punched the officer a
Cary man accused of selling cocaine at Lake in the Hills bar accused of punching cop
Northwest Herald / Posted 15 days ago
front seat, Police Chief Ron Lukasik said. After Caceres punched the officer and fled, Fox River Grove police requested a Lake County Sheriff's Office K9 team to assist in the search. The McHenry County Sheriff's Office and Cary Police Department... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Man bitten by gator he thought was deadLake Apopka in Montverde. Bryan Rohm, 41, was taken to Orlando Regional Medica
Man bitten by gator he thought was dead
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 15 days ago
Lake Apopka in Montverde. Bryan Rohm, 41, was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment, officials said. The Lake County Sheriff's Office said Rohm and his son were on a boat and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an alligator... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Gator thought to be dead takes chomp out of man's thumbSunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando
Gator thought to be dead takes chomp out of man's thumb
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 16 days ago
Sunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says Rohm and his son were on a boat Saturday and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Tavares mayor declares: 'I am completely innocent'as we move into the future," a statement distributed today by the city reads.
Tavares mayor declares: 'I am completely innocent'
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 16 days ago
as we move into the future," a statement distributed today by the city reads. Wolfe, 47, was arrested late Friday after a Lake County Sheriff's Office investigation determined the mayor fired a shot of target ammunition in his home after an... Read more
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Daily Mail
Man caught smugglling alligator after cops notices a FOOT in dashboardSunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando
Man caught smugglling alligator after cops notices a FOOT in dashboard
Daily Mail / Posted 16 days ago
Sunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says Rohm and his son were on a boat Saturday and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Man bitten by alligator after mistaking it for deadSunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando
Man bitten by alligator after mistaking it for dead
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
Sunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Lake County sheriff's office said Rohm and his son were on a boat Saturday and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an... Read more
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CBS News
Florida man bitten by alligator he thought was deadto Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The incident happened near th
Florida man bitten by alligator he thought was dead
CBS News / Posted 16 days ago
to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The incident happened near the shore of Lake Apopka in Montverde. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says Rohm and his son were on a boat Saturday and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an... Read more
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NBC Miami
'Dead' Gator Takes Chomp Out of Man's ThumbSunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando
'Dead' Gator Takes Chomp Out of Man's Thumb
NBC Miami / Posted 16 days ago
Sunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says Rohm and his son were on a boat Saturday and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Gator thought to be dead takes chomp out of man's thumbSunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando
Gator thought to be dead takes chomp out of man's thumb
Naples Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
Sunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says Rohm and his son were on a boat Saturday and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Gator thought to be dead takes chomp out of man's thumbSunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando
Gator thought to be dead takes chomp out of man's thumb
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 16 days ago
Sunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says Rohm and his son were on a boat Saturday and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an... Read more
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KKTV 11 Colorado Springs
Gator Thought To Be Dead Takes Chomp Out Of Man's ThumbSunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando
Gator Thought To Be Dead Takes Chomp Out Of Man's Thumb
KKTV 11 Colorado Springs / Posted 16 days ago
Sunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says Rohm and his son were on a boat Saturday and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
Gator Thought to be Dead Takes Chomp Out of Man's ThumbBryan Rohm was reportedly bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Med
Gator Thought to be Dead Takes Chomp Out of Man's Thumb
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 16 days ago
Bryan Rohm was reportedly bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says Rohm and his son were on a boat Saturday and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an... Read more
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KOB 4 Albuquerque
Florida man bitten on thumb after mistaking gator for deadSunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando
Florida man bitten on thumb after mistaking gator for dead
KOB 4 Albuquerque / Posted 17 days ago
Sunday that 41-year-old Bryan Rohm was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Lake County Sheriff's Office said Rohm and his son were on a boat Saturday and had a permit to hunt alligators. They shot an... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Man bitten by alligator in Lake County, authorities sayspokesperson said Bryan Rohm,41, was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando R
Man bitten by alligator in Lake County, authorities say
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 18 days ago
spokesperson said Bryan Rohm,41, was bitten on the thumb and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center for treatment. The Lake County Sheriff's Office said Rohm and his son were on a boat and had a permit to catch a gator. They shot the gator... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Two adults, one child hospitalized after boat catches fire in Lake CountyA helicopter also flew a child, either 2 or 3 years old, to Arnold Palmer Hospi
Two adults, one child hospitalized after boat catches fire in Lake County
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
A helicopter also flew a child, either 2 or 3 years old, to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, officials said. The Lake County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit helped retrieve the boat from the water. Fire Rescue officials said the boat was a... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
Tavares Mayor Arrested On Domestic Violence Chargeswas arrested after his wife says he hit her and fired a gun. The Orlando Senti
Tavares Mayor Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 18 days ago
was arrested after his wife says he hit her and fired a gun. The Orlando Sentinel reports prior to Friday's arrest the Lake County Sheriff's Office was already investigating an incident that was reported earlier in the week. Sharon Wolfe told... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Tavares mayor faces domestic violence chargesand said Robert Wolfe was drunk at the time. Because the allegations involved
Tavares mayor faces domestic violence charges
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 18 days ago
and said Robert Wolfe was drunk at the time. Because the allegations involved the mayor, Tavares police asked the Lake County Sheriff's Office to handle the case. A Lake County Sheriff's Office investigator went to the home and said there... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Tavares mayor arrestedreport states that Robert Wolfe, 46, mayor of Tavares, was arrested for firing
Tavares mayor arrested
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 18 days ago
report states that Robert Wolfe, 46, mayor of Tavares, was arrested for firing a gun in his home during an argument. The Lake County Sheriff's Office said that Wolfe was arrested at 10:50 p.m. Friday and transported to the Lake County Jail,... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Tavares Mayor Robert Wolfe arrested after firing gun during fight with wifenight after getting into a fight with his wife and firing a gun she'd gotten fo
Tavares Mayor Robert Wolfe arrested after firing gun during fight with wife
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 19 days ago
night after getting into a fight with his wife and firing a gun she'd gotten for him for their first anniversary, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities had been investigating after Wolfe's wife, Sharon, reported this week he'd... Read more
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Daily Herald
Lake Zurich woman killed in Volo accidentthat Stephanie V. Kostenko died from multiple injuries after the crash at 2:30
Lake Zurich woman killed in Volo accident
Daily Herald / Posted 19 days ago
that Stephanie V. Kostenko died from multiple injuries after the crash at 2:30 a.m., Det. Christopher Covelli of the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. He said the accident remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff Technical... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Tavares mayor accused of hitting his wifea gun in the couple’s home. Tavares Mayor Robert Wolfe is the target of a prob
Tavares mayor accused of hitting his wife
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 20 days ago
a gun in the couple’s home. Tavares Mayor Robert Wolfe is the target of a probe after his wife filed a complaint with the Lake County Sheriff's Office. Tavares police said a woman showed up Wednesday night at the police station to report that she... Read more
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Lake County Journal
Police investigate Volo crash that killed female pedestrianidentifying the victim until they can notify her next of kin, Covelli said. Th
Police investigate Volo crash that killed female pedestrian
Lake County Journal / Posted 20 days ago
identifying the victim until they can notify her next of kin, Covelli said. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff's Office Technical Crash Investigations Unit. The Lake County Coroner's Office will conduct an autopsy... Read more
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Daily Herald
Pedestrian killed in early morning Volo crashThe Lake County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Thursday morning crash in V
Pedestrian killed in early morning Volo crash
Daily Herald / Posted 20 days ago
The Lake County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Thursday morning crash in Volo that left a pedestrian dead, authorities said. The 2:30 a.m. crash took place on Route 12, just south of Route 120, said Lake County Sheriff's Det. Chris Covelli. He... Read more
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Lake County Journal
Police investigate Volo crash that killed female pedestrianwas crossing Route 12 for an unknown reason. Police are not identifying the vi
Police investigate Volo crash that killed female pedestrian
Lake County Journal / Posted 20 days ago
was crossing Route 12 for an unknown reason. Police are not identifying the victim until they can notify her next of kin, Covelli said. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff's Office Technical Crash Investigations... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Police investigate Volo crash that killed female pedestrianwas crossing Route 12 for an unknown reason. Police are not identifying the vi
Police investigate Volo crash that killed female pedestrian
Northwest Herald / Posted 20 days ago
was crossing Route 12 for an unknown reason. Police are not identifying the victim until they can notify her next of kin, Covelli said. The crash remains under investigation by the Lake County Sheriff's Office Technical Crash Investigations... Read more
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Northwest Herald
Female pedestrian killed in Volo crash, fire official saysin the car, Mueller said. Mueller could not provide information about the pede
Female pedestrian killed in Volo crash, fire official says
Northwest Herald / Posted 20 days ago
in the car, Mueller said. Mueller could not provide information about the pedestrian's age or town of residence. The Lake County Sheriff's Office also responded to the crash, but could not immediately be reached for comment. - Katie... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Woman accuses handyman of stealing her moneybad enough they steal your money, but then they play you," said Harrington, who
Woman accuses handyman of stealing her money
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 21 days ago
bad enough they steal your money, but then they play you," said Harrington, who filed a criminal complaint with the Lake County Sheriff's Office."It's very demeaning, I think." Days after News 6 attempted to speak with Giaccone, Leesburg... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Corrections Officers Placed on Leave After Inmate's Escapegirlfriend Elysia Jeronimo, were arrested in San Antonio, Texas while attemptin
Corrections Officers Placed on Leave After Inmate's Escape
NBC Chicago / Posted 21 days ago
girlfriend Elysia Jeronimo, were arrested in San Antonio, Texas while attempting to flee law enforcement, according to the Lake County Sheriff's office. Police alleged Campos escaped from the jail with Jeronimo's help after being arrested a week... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Homeless Clermont mother arrested after deputies find moldy bottle Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a homeless Clermont mothe
Homeless Clermont mother arrested after deputies find moldy bottle
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a homeless Clermont mother after her baby was found with a full diaper, no clothes and a moldy bottle. Lake County Sheriff's... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida man steals shirts, shoes for job interviewofficer at the store said Smith bought one shirt and hid two others as well as
Florida man steals shirts, shoes for job interview
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 21 days ago
officer at the store said Smith bought one shirt and hid two others as well as a pair of Vans shoes on his way out. Lake County Sheriff's Office Police said Smith admitted to stealing the items for his interview, which he missed because he... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Baby had moldy bottle, homeless mom arrested, report saysa charge of child neglect, officials say. Jennie Lynn Johnston, 33, was arrest
Baby had moldy bottle, homeless mom arrested, report says
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 21 days ago
a charge of child neglect, officials say. Jennie Lynn Johnston, 33, was arrested about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Tavares after Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies responding to an abuse report found Johnston's 1-year-old and her boyfriend in a room... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Inmate, His Girlfriend in Custody After Escape From Indiana Jailgirlfriend Elysia Jeronimo, were arrested in San Antonio, Texas while attemptin
Inmate, His Girlfriend in Custody After Escape From Indiana Jail
NBC Chicago / Posted 22 days ago
girlfriend Elysia Jeronimo, were arrested in San Antonio, Texas while attempting to flee law enforcement, according to the Lake County Sheriff's office. The department plans to file for extradition for both suspects. Campos was last seen working... Read more
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