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Man arrested for kidnap threat of pop star

Popular singers and others who perform before large crowds often receive death threats that are not taken seriously by them or by the police. An exception occurred in Orlando on Friday, February 2, when a local man was arrested for attempting to commit violent crimes against pop singer Lana Del Rey.

Mother charged with DUI had four kids in her car

Drunk driving is a serious offense in Florida, regardless of the surrounding circumstances. When young children are in the car, the offense becomes even more serious. An Orlando mother was recently arrested on suspicion of DUI/DWI while she had four young children in the car.

Mother with boy in car charged with DUI, other offenses

Anger mixed with alcohol often drives individuals to commit acts that they would avoid if neither of these ingredients were present. A Florida woman is now facing a number of criminal charges because she allegedly let alcohol and anger get the better of her.

Orlando VA suspends doctor accused of DUI

Drunk driving arrests sometimes lead to other kinds of punishment, especially for people who work in closely regulated professions such as law and medicine. The recent arrest of a physician employed by the Orlando Veteran Affairs Medical Center has resulted in his suspension by the hospital until police complete their investigation of the doctor's alleged DUI/DWI violation.

UCF student accused of selling LSD from dorm room

The sale of drugs on college campuses is neither a new nor unusual phenomenon. However, when a drug sale requires hospitalization of a buyer, the police usually take notice. This sequence of events resulted in the arrest of a student at the University of Central Florida on suspicion of having committed several drug crimes.

Orlando Uber driver charged with sexually assaulting passenger

Sexual assault seems to be a constant theme in recent headlines. A recent arrest in Orlando has repeated the theme, this time in connection with allegations that an Uber driver sexually assaulted a female passenger while she was drunk.

Road rage incident on Turnpike leads to gunshots

According to a recent study released by an auto insurance trade organization, Orlando is the sixth worst city in the United States for incidents of road rage. Many drivers in the Orlando area have experienced road rage, either as the initiator or the recipient. Most incidents of road rage involve honking horns, shaking fists and occasionally obscene gestures. After venting their emotions, the parties to the incident usually have no further interaction. An exception to the usual pattern reportedly occurred on November 25, 2017, when an incident of road rage allegedly escalated into the firing of gun shots and charges of attempted homicide.

Fleeing criminal suspect caught by police dog

Many police departments in the Orlando area use highly trained dogs to assist them in their work. Most of these police dogs are deployed for using their acute olfactory abilities to find hidden drugs and other contraband. Occasionally, however, these K-9s are used to help capture fleeing suspects. In a recent incident near Ocala, a police dog used his speed to catch a man suspected of a number of criminal charges in a foot chase that followed a car chase.

Two women charged with thwarting sex crime investigation

The media has lately been filled with stories of sexual harassment of women by powerful men. The Orlando police recently announced two arrests that provide a novel twist to the issue of sexual harassment. Two women have been charged with attempting to thwart a police investigation of sex crimes committed by a 32-year-old male.

Mother arrested for DUI allegedly had toddler on her lap

Drunk driving arrests frequently lead to charges of other criminal conduct. The recent arrest of a woman from Edgewater, Florida, demonstrates how what may have been a routine DUI/DWI traffic stop may evolve into a complex investigation of the woman's home life.

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