Clermont Home Invasion Suspects Arrested After One Dies

July 31, 2017

CLERMONT, Fla. — Officials have identified the 22-year-old suspect shot by a tenant during an armed home invasion Sunday morning. Aswad Emmanuel Velazquez of Sanford died at Celebration Hospital in Kissimmee, shortly after he was taken there by his three co-suspects, said Sgt. Fred Jones on Monday, a spokesman for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Isiah Velazquez, 19, who is Aswad Velazquez’s brother, as well as Tareak Ilarreza, 18, and Lawrence Omar Alexis, 22,…


Fourth Man Arrested in Connection to Biker Gang Shooting During Bikefest

July 24, 2017

NAPLES, Fla. – The fourth man suspected of being involved in a shooting that occurred during the Leesburg Bikefest that ended in the death of David Donovan earlier this year was located and is now in custody according to a Leesburg Police Department report. The Lake County State Attorney’s office issued an arrest warrant for four suspects, reportedly believed to be members of The Outlaws motorcycle club, after the suspects were allegedly…


One Dead and One Hospitalized in Second Shooting of the Night in Mount Dora

July 22, 2017

MOUNT DORA, Fla. – Lake County Deputies responded to a 911 call in reference to a shooting in Mount Dora hours after a previous shooting at Wal-Mart according to a press release. Deputies received the call around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning and were dispatched near the 2000 block of Sheridan Road in Mount Dora. Upon arrival, deputies located two men who were suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims found in…


Man Responsible for Killing Family in 2015 Lake County Accident Finally Arrested

July 21, 2017

PALM BEACH, Fla. – A man who was responsible for three deaths in Lake County back in 2015 has finally been caught and arrested according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release. Troopers arrested 26-year-old James Geoffrey Dameron when he attempted to flee from troopers on the Florida Turnpike in Palm Beach County on Tuesday. Troopers and Seminole County Deputies located Dameron traveling southbound on the Turnpike in a white Mercedes SUV…


Band Teacher Arrested After Sexual Relationship with Student

July 20, 2017

MINNEOLA, Fla. – A Lake Minneola High School band teacher was arrested Wednesday afternoon after an investigation by the Lake County School Board found that 32-year-old Jon North was allegedly involved in a sexual relationship with a student. According to an arrest report, deputies were contacted by school board officials after conducting a full investigation into the allegations of the relationship between the teacher and student.   School board officials told…


Man Accused of Having Sex with Teen Arrested

June 17, 2017

GROVELAND, Fla. – A Groveland man was arrested after allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrest reports. Deputies responded to a home in Groveland at 4:50 am Thursday morning after receiving a call from the victim’s grandfather stating that he had woken up to find his granddaughter missing from her bedroom. The caller stated that he found the victim in the back seat of…


Two Arrested in Tavares Drug Bust

June 2, 2017

TAVARES, Fla. – Detectives with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Tavares Police Department arrested two people early Friday morning after executing a search warrant on a house they suspected to be used for dealing drugs. According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, the investigation began in March after the department received numerous complaints from residents that lived near the home. Callers told detectives they believed drugs were being sold…


Man Arrested After Pawning Almost $100k Worth of Stolen Jewelry

John Bradbury was arrested after allegedly pawning almost $100k worth of stolen jewelry at local pawn shops in Leesburg, Florida.
April 23, 2017

Leesburg, Fla. – A Leesburg man was arrested Thursday evening after allegedly pawning almost $100,000 worth of stolen jewelry according to an arrest report. Deputies first received the complaint from the victim on April 4 stating that she had noticed a “large amount” of jewelry missing from a safe in her home. The victim also told deputies that her son, 36-year-old John Edward Bradbury, was the only other person who had access…


Lake County Public Safety warns of dangerous wildfire conditions

April 8, 2017

TAVARES — With dry conditions contributing to an increase in recent brush fires in Lake County, the National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch, which means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Lake County Fire Rescue Chief Jim Dickerson is urging residents to think twice before burning yard waste or building recreational fires. “Currently, Lake County has experienced several large acreage fires that were caused…