Osceola County (August 10, 2020,) The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office conducted a saturation patrol over the weekend of August 7th and 8th, in the area of the West corridor of the county. This was done in conjunction with a focused patrol of locations identified by this agency’s Intelligence and Tourist Policing Units. The overall goal of this saturation patrol was to address the house parties which have sprouted out in this region. These parties have resulted in multiple violent incidents including shootings over the last several weeks and one homicide.
The two-day saturation patrol was conducted on Friday (08/07) and Saturday (08/08). Through the utilization of our Intelligence Unit, we identified and with the cooperation of the homeowner associations were able to stop several large parties before they started. The operation resulted in multiple felony arrests and multiple firearms confiscated. The agency’s units who assisted consisted of the Tourist Policing Unit, Patrol, Criminal Investigations, K9, DUI, and Aggressive Driving Units. The operation resulted in 33 arrests and 16 firearms confiscated. Charges from the arrests included Possession of Cocaine, Armed Trafficking, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Driving while License Suspended, and multiple warrant arrests.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to serving our community and increasing public safety. Anyone with information related to this case or any other similar incidents, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 dollars. https://crimeline.org/