The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office made multiple arrests and seized firearms after breaking up problematic house parties
The Sheriff’s Office conducted a saturation patrol over the weekend of Oct. 16-17, in the west corridor of the county to address house parties, which have sprouted out in the region and have presented a significant public safety issue, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
The parties have resulted in multiple violent incidents including shootings over the last several weeks and one homicide. The operation was conducted through information gathered by Sheriff’s Office agency’s Intelligence and Tourist Policing units.
Through the Intelligence Unit, the Sheriff’s Office stopped two large parties and several smaller parties before they got out of hand, according to an agency report.
The operation resulted in more than 180 traffic stops, 105 citations, 15 arrests, and 2 firearms confiscated. Charges from the arrests included possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of a concealed firearm, street racing, DUI, driving while license suspended and an out of county warrant.
The Sheriff’s Office units who assisted in this operation were the Tourist Policing Unit, Patrol, Criminal Investigations, K9, DUI, Motors, Aggressive Driving Units and Communications.
Anyone with information related to these cases or any other similar incidents, is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, or go to www.crimeline.org, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.