Orlando Police Department
A few weeks ago, we reported in an incident that took place along State Road 408, close to Andes Avenue in Orlando. In our initial piece, we recounted how an off-duty police officer with the Orlando Police Department had crashed his pickup truck into a toll booth. The force of the crash caused the truck to light on fire, although it was reported that the damage to the toll plaza itself was minimal and that the entire roadway was able to be opened only a short time later.
Orlando police say that a Seminole County man stole more than $125,000 from his grandmother and went on a shopping spree. Investigators report that the 23-year-old suspect has a substance abuse problem and convinced his grandmother that he owed many thousands of dollars in court fees related to his addiction. They say that the man constructed an elaborate scheme to steal from his 78-year-old grandmother and told her that the funds were necessary to prevent him from being incarcerated. The victim told police that she gave her grandson nearly $180,000 before she became suspicious.
In a move fully endorsed by Orlando personal injury lawyers, the Orlando Police Department has announced that they are adding ten specially equipped police cars to their fleet to combat drunk driving in our area. The new cars feature several different tools to detect and apprehend drunk drivers, including in-car radar systems, dashboard cameras, back seat cameras and other equipment designed for the department’s DUI Enforcement Team.
As Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham and other local residents know all too well, our area is the most dangerous metropolitan area in the country for pedestrians, especially Latinos, who make up the vast majority of victims. In an effort to make area roadways safer for everyone, Orlando officials recently launched a new campaign named Best Foot Forward.