"A Key Largo woman was arrested Wednesday after she pointed a gun at one of her roommates after he hid her vodka from her. When Sgt. Jason Madnick and Deputy Sydney Whitehouse arrived at the home on Second Terrace at 6:15 p.m., they found the victim standing outside. The suspect, 51 year old Kari Dangler was just going inside. The victim told Sgt. Madnick Dangler had pointed a gun at him. He said the gun was a stainless revolver in a black holster. Sgt. Madnick then confronted Dangler with her roommate’s accusation. She said the gun belonged to her other roommate and she’d only gone to get it so she could clean it. The gun – a stainless Colt Python – was retrieved from a bedroom. Dangler was arrested. She was charged with aggravated assault and she was booked into jail..." (click pic to continue reading)
PALM BAY, Fla. - A 19-year-old suspected burglar continues to recover after Palm Bay police say he was beaten, kicked and shot with a stun gun by victims.
Michael Maxwell, of Palm Bay, was charged with one count of home invasion robbery with a firearm or deadly weapon and four counts of battery after police were called about 1 a.m. Wednesday to investigate a disturbance at a home in the 700 block of Monterey Drive.
Police said that several men, including Maxwell, arrived at the home in a gold 2004 Chevrolet Malibu and stormed the home, but the residents inside managed to fight off the attack.
Winter Haven, Florida -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office says nearly 100 people have been arrested in an undercover prostitution sting operation.
Deputies say a total of 92 people were arrested for offering to commit lewdness, along with other charges. The suspects allegedly responded to online ads posted by undercover detectives posing as prostitutes, or the suspects were prostitutes themselves who posted ads and came to the undercover location, offering their services.
Among those arrested was Samuel Yoon of California, who is a 45-year-old youth counselor. Sheriff Judd says Yoon thought he'd be seeing a 14-year-old girl. Yoon was in Orlando to attend a youth ministry conference...
OCALA, Fla. - Deputies said Marion County brother and sister Darren L. Hagerman 25, and Jessica L. Huggard, 22, were spotted riding in a blue Ford van on Highway 40 in Ocala Thursday night and pulled over when a deputy saw a 2-year-old jumping in the backseat.
According to the report, the deputy found the van packed with Frito-Lay chips during the traffic stop. When asked where the chips came from, Hagermen said he and his sister take the chips as a way to generate income.
The deputy found that Hagerman had a master key that worked on the gate lock at the Frito-Lay factory, according the report. It appears Hagerman doesn't work at the factory...
Chuck Smith is at the end of his rope. He's so upset, his hands shake as he shows 10 News pictures from Saturday. His 19-year-old son slammed his car into a telephone pole at 4 a.m. Saturday, and he says it's all because of the synthetic marijuana called Spice.
"I found a lot more in the car than what you see here," said Smith. "I filled a Taco Bell bag full of these Spice packets."
Smith's son admits to smoking the synthetic drug, and it brings his father to tears. "I tried talking to him. Told him how bad it was for him, what it's doing to his brain. That it's tearing apart the family. How it's worse than anything. How it hurts everyone around him more than anyone can imagine," said Smith.
DAYTONA BEACH — A witness said she rode in a car with Willie Poindexter, accused of first-degree murder on the night prosecutors say he killed a woman and wounded another in a sniper-style attack, and there was a “large gun” next to her in the back seat.
Stephanie Tervil, 23, of Miami, testified on Wednesday during the trial of Poindexter, who faces life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder and a minimum of 25 years to life if convicted of attempted first-degree murder.
Poindexter is charged in the killing of Katie Burson and wounding of Lashanna Bates, both 24, about 4:30 a.m. Aug. 11, 2011, as they stood outside some apartments on a Daytona Beach street. Poindexter is accused of training a laser-equipped rifle on a group which included the women and opening fire...
OCALA, Fla. - Ocala police arrested Britney Jean Rohdy, 22, of Belleville early Monday morning around 1:15 a.m. after finding her infant locked in her car and sweating while she was inside a local bar.
Police arrived to find the child inside the car with the windows rolled down, but the child was still sweating.
Witnesses told police Rohdy was inside the Suite 306 bar on Highway 200 for about 45 minutes. She told police she had only been at the bar for five minutes.
Rohdy was arrested by Ocala police on one count of child neglect and narcotic possession after police found Oxycodone, for which she didn't have a prescription, in her car...
LEE COUNTY, FL - Former Lee County deputy Piotr Urbanski arrested for not only possessing marijuana but growing it with his girlfriend Shannon Clancy on their lanai.
The Lee County Sheriff's Office found dried marijuana in the kitchen, two pipes for smoking, and 23 live plants on the lanai. Seven additional plants were found in a small trash can on the porch.
Sheriff Mike Scott tells us the couple claims they had a reason for growing it: "His story was that he doesn't use it and she does for medicinal purposes and whatever. It doesn't matter. It's illegal it's a crime," said Scott.
Urbanski was only with the Lee County Sheriff's Office for about a year and now he's out -- Sheriff Scott wants to reassure the community when people commit crimes, they go to jail.
When he applied to LCSO, Urbanski admitted he used Marijuana three times in 2007 for experimentation.
Sheriff Scott says his office does very thorough background checks, but in the future those might include going to the applicant's home and checking that out as well...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - A 49-year-old pastor who also worked at Disney World was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of viewing online child porn videos at the theme park while preparing a sermon.
Cedric Eugene Cuthbert, who worked as a custodial manager at Port Orleans Resort and pastor at Historic St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church in Sanford, was arrested on charges of solicitation of a minor via computer and possession of material depicting sexual performance by a child.
A Disney employee also told detectives that Cuthbert downloaded pornographic videos, accessed his personal email account and typed a sermon based on two Bible passages: John 13 and Psalm 148.
The arrest affidavit detailed the pornography that Cuthbert is accused of viewing and also stated that semen was found in Cuthbert's office...
Lee County, Florida (News-Press) - A Punta Gorda motorcyclist is dead and an Estero woman is behind bars on DUI charges after a Thursday night crash in south Lee County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Donna Lynne Brown, 54, is being charged with DUI manslaughter and property damage, hit and run with death, DUI and careless driving.
After making a U-turn at Constitution Boulevard, Brown was driving south on U.S. 41 and failed to see a motorcycle ahead of her. She rear-ended Carl Patrick's motorcycle and dragged it, along with Patrick, for about three miles...
JUPITER, Fla. - Police arrested 20-year-old Joshua Melvin of Tequesta after he was suspected of spraying a Jupiter High School staff member in the face with Silly String.
Melvin was one of four men wearing masks who jumped a fence at a Jupiter High School powder puff football game Tuesday night and sprayed players and coaches in the face with the Silly String, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Police arrested Melvin and charged him with aggravated battery...
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Conrad Hilton III, the grandson of the founder of the Hilton hotel chain, was arrested Sunday and charged with domestic battery. According to a police report, a Boca Raton police officer was at Abe and Louie's at 2200 Glades Road when he says he saw Hilton stand up from a seated position at the bar and grab and push his girlfriend. The girlfriend, who was interviewed by officers, declined to talk to investigators about the incident. Hilton, who lists his occupation as philanthropist, sits on the governing board of the Conrad Hilton Foundation according to its website. The foundation states that it is dedicated to humanitarian works... (click pic to watch video)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A 20-year-old man stripped naked inside a Daytona Beach convenience store and told officers that he was a monkey, according to police.
Daylen Holloman, of Palm Coast, was arrested on a charge of indecent exposure after the incident, which occurred Wednesday at 12:30 a.m. at the 7-Eleven at 623 N. Oleander Ave.
A Daytona Beach police officer later arrived at the store and asked Holloman what he did know, and Holloman said, "I know I am a monkey," police said.
The officer told Holloman that monkeys don't wear clothes and Holloman said, "Oh, really?" and started stripping, Daytona Beach police said, adding that he exposed himself to a female store clerk and customers...
MIAMI (CBS4) – Police Lt. Alexander Hernandez pulled back the chambering lever on the AR-15 assault weapon and it slapped forward with a loud clack, reverberating around the conference room. The menacing-looking weapon was exhibit A at a hearing Wednesday as the Opa-Locka Police Department argued Sgt. German Bosque should be fired for leaving the rifle with his girlfriend’s father while out on leave last year.
It’s not every day a rapid-fire assault weapon is put on loud display in a city hall conference room, but Bosque is not your everyday cop. He’s the most disciplined, fined, fired, arrested police officer in the state. He has been fired eight times by three departments. Opa-locka is now trying to fire him – for the sixth time – with none of its previous efforts succeeding.
Bosque has successfully beaten back allegations over the years including:
- Having busted the skull of a handcuffed suspect.
- Beating Juveniles
- Having dope and booze in his squad car
- Ripping off suspects
- Falsifying reports
- Participating in an unauthorized chase where four people were killed
- And calling in sick…from Cancun
The system has given Bosque more chances than nine cats have lives. Like many law enforcement officers, he enjoys civil service and union protections...
Customs agents thought something didn't seem right with the coconuts that arrived at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale from the Dominican Republic. When they looked closer, they found 90 of them were hollowed out and stuffed with pounds of cocaine.
Federal agents put tracking devices into some of the fruit and let them be delivered to a produce-importing business in Miami, leading investigators to two men who unloaded and separated out the suspicious bags and a third man who took them to his home.
On Tuesday, the three South Florida men pleaded guilty in federal court in Fort Lauderdale to their roles in a conspiracy to import and distribute the drugs.
Agents previously intercepted another shipment of coconuts containing about 57 pounds of cocaine that arrived at Port Everglades in November aboard the same ship, court records show...
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