Osceola County - On February 11, Osceola County Sheriff's deputies and Osceola County Fire Rescue paramedics won the 2016 Tactical/Medic Challenge which was held in Lake County this week. This event was the first in the state of Florida which included a team competition and educational symposium to improve the skill sets of both the medical operator and the non-medical operator.
Each event had competitors all capable of engaging in handgun and shoulder fired weapons courses of fire. The Sheriff's Office team of 6 competed in four categories:
The Osceola County team won first place and Deputy Sheriff Corey Griffin took first place in the individual tactical handgun competition.
The competition was hosted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office, the Institute of Public Safety Lake Technical College and Tactical Element.
“Competitions like this provide training and education which help better prepare our team for real-life scenarios. Partnering with trained medics in our SWAT program enhances our current operations. I am very proud of all their efforts,” stated Sheriff Bob Hansell.
Pictured above from left to right: Osceola County Fire Rescue Lt. Jeff MacAlister, Engineer/Parademic Margie Potts, Lt. James Ross, Osceola County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sheriff Corey Griffin, Deputy Sheriff Aaron Young and Sheriff Bob Hansell. Not pictured: Osceola County Sheriff's Office Agent Heath Riley
The Osceola County Sheriff's Office is warning citizens about skimming devices found at three 7-Eleven Stores in Kissimmee.
Skimming devices installed inside the gas pumps have recently been reported at 7-Eleven stores located at 5880 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, 7413 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway and 8201 Championsgate Boulevard in Kissimmee.
Osceola County – Today Osceola County Sheriff's detectives arrested Emiliano Estrada-Castro and charged him with 8 counts of Possession of Child Pornography and 2 counts of Promoting Photo/Movie Sexual Performance of a Child.
Osceola County Sheriff's detectives need the public's help identifying four home invasion/kidnapping suspects.
Osceola County - The investigation began early this morning at approximately 2:10 a.m. when deputies responded to a residence on Rachel Lin Lane in the East Lake Reserve subdivision in St. Cloud.
Upon arrival, they spoke with a mother and her teenage daughter, who indicated they had been held against their will.
On Thursday, afternoon, the daughter was at home watching television when her mom's boyfriend was forced into the residence by multiple suspects.