A family on Earlwood has two huskies who just showed up in their yard. They think both are females. One is a lighter colored husky and the other is the darker version. They are unable to keep them and want to get them back to their owner asap. Please call 352-729-4040 if you know anything about these dogs.
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From: Wolf, Walter <Walter.Wolf@lcso.org>
Date: Fri, May 24, 2013 at 8:03 AM
Subject: Crime Watch
To: “Wolf, Walter” <Walter.Wolf@lcso.org>
Good morning all; I just wanted to alert everyone and ask that you be a little more observant and report any strange activity in your communities to law enforcement. In the last several weeks we have seen an increase in residential burglaries in the central and northwest areas of Lake County. Deputies recently arrested two suspects, a white male and white female and have been able to tie them too several of these burglaries. However detectives believe the two may be connected to another group who may also be committing burglaries throughout Lake County.
Detectives have also identified a green older model (possibly a Ford) being driven by a white male as a vehicle of interest. The vehicle has a very noticeable fading of paint color around the widows.
We have also identified and recovered several large heavy duty deep sea fishing poles, however detectives have not been able to determine where they came from. It’s possible some of this equipment may have been taken from a boat in storage or from a home of a seasonal resident that may be back at their summer homes.
If you are looking after any ones home or you have a boat in storage it may be a good idea to check them out.
Anyone with information regarding the fishing equipment or the older green vehicle with faded green paint around the windows is asked to contact Detective Bob Tracy of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office at 352-259-1015.
Remember also that any information supplied to CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS that leads to an arrest is eligible for a reward.
Take care and have a safe Memorial Day weekend.
Deputy Walter Wolf
Crime Watch Coordinator
Lake County Sheriff’s Office
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There will be a meeting for Block Captains and anyone who is interested in learning how to set up a Neighborhood Watch in a Tangerine neighborhood.
When: Thursday May 30, 2013 at 7 pm
Where: Lake Ola Drive [message for exact address]
No representatives from the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept will be present. This meeting is to confirm and re-establish areas of street coverage in our area and to discuss contact procedures
The citizens of Tangerine are officially fed up with the break-ins. There have been 13+ break-ins in the last 90 days. This has got to stop. Most of them occurred between 8 am and 11 am. The burglars are brazen, backing up to doors in broad daylight and specifically targeting electronics, guns and jewelry.
Two days ago a house was burglarized and there were people home in houses on both sides. The door panel was kicked in and then the knob opened from the inside. This house was very close to the street and the car the robbers drove may have been spotted.
Starting today, if you are able to run your errands in the morning do so. Call 911 if you see anything suspicious going in a neighbor’s driveway or yard. Use your cell phone camera to get photos of suspicious cars and license plates if possible. Remember these guys are armed so don’t put yourself in danger.
The citizens of Tangerine are fed up. More to come later.
There was another robbery on Lake Ola Drive today. Yesterday the police were called when a solicitor was putting fliers on front door knobs. Could it be a coincidence? Or was someone casing the neighborhood?
Once again the robbery occurred in the morning. The house was is very close to the street and someone could have spotted the burglars. This suggests they are familiar with the rhythms of the neighborhood and comfortable here.
A Dodge Durango was spotted by a mother taking her children to school and the police were called. Did anyone else see it?
As always, call 911 if you see anything out of the ordinary.
Want to know the stats for your OCSO zone. Here’s a link to their website that will get you started. We are zone 10 A in Tangerine but use this little calculator to be sure of which zone you’re in and the crime stats for that zone.
The Crimewatch meeting packed Johnson Hall at the Tangerine Improvement Society this evening. Lynn Bucklew ticked off the circumstances and details of 13 reported burglaries in the last 90 days.
Many of the reported incidents occurred on Sadler Road. It was apparent that residents are not happy with the current state of policing. The new officer in charge of Tangerine, Captain Demps, addressed the complaints asking residents to please call the nonemergency hotline [407-836-4357] when anything suspicious occurs.
Captain Demps has increased patrols in the area including officers on horseback and ATV’s. Most of the burglaries occurred between 7am through 12 noon.
Please remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.