Help Identify This Suspect

Hello residents,

There was a robbery in our neighborhood last night. Please take a look at the picture below. If you have any information about this perpetrator, please call the investigator at the number at the top of the picture. Addition info is listed under the picture (what he was wearing, he had a limp).

This person is targeting certain homes and has been identified as the person who broke into a home in Saw Grass recently.

The investigator is going through the gate video with Envera to try and ID the car and its plate but any additional information you can give would be appreciated. You may remain anonymous if you wish.


Lost Dogs In Neighborhood

One of our residents let us know that today (Friday, 1/16) there were two St/ Bernard dogs running around the neighborhood. One was picked up by Animal Control, the other ran into the woods behind the community.

If you own these dogs or know the owners, please contact Lake County Animal Control.

The community alerts section on the Sheriff’s Office web site is now active. The site is Click on the “View Local Crimes” and enter an address to view an area. You can then move the map around and click on icons to view the reported event. We hope you find the site useful.

A Message From From Deputy Walter Wolf

From: “Wolf, Walter” <>
To: “Wolf, Walter” <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:18 PM
Subject: Crime watch
Good evening everyone; Sheriff Borders, and his Chief Deputy Undersheriff Peyton Grinnell have asked that I inform you of several changes and improvements to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office’s web site that can be accessed at
One of the updates that I’m excited about involves the community alerts section. Within the next week or two our crime analyst at the sheriff’s office will start imputing information as she tracks certain crimes and any crime patterns that she has identified. We feel that this information will be a very helpful tool with the neighborhood watch program.
There are several other useful sections on this site. For example the Stay Safe site has several useful direct links that will allow you to do everything from tracking sexual offender/predators to printing out Identity theft/fraud packets.
Another useful site is the view local crime site. This site is a direct link to is the site that I have been promoting the past year that allows you to track crimes around the county.
Sheriff Borders and Chief Deputy Grinnell both feel that once you start using these sites you will see the benefit that they provide.
I have also attached an invite to everyone for our next Sheriff’s Citizen Academy that will start Thursday January 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM.
One other reminder; if you change your e-mail address please let me know as soon as possible so that I can change it in my crime watch data bank.
Any questions regarding the upcoming citizen academy can be directed to Linda Harville at 352-326-8108 any other questions either e-mail me or call me at 352-267-3655.
Deputy Walter Wolf
Crime Watch Coordinator
Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Cell    352-267-3655
Under Florida Law, e-mail addresses and the contents of the e-mail are public
records. If you do not want your e-mail address or the contents of the e-mail
released in response to a public records request, do not send e-mail to this
entity. This e-mail and any files transmitted with it are confidential and
intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are
Gary S. Borders, Sheriff of Lake County, is sponsoring a Sheriff’s Citizen
Academy with the purpose of building better communication
between citizens and law enforcement through education. Participants will become familiar with the operations of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and gain a more in depth understanding of the challenges facing
law enforcement and the community.
Students will tour various departments of the Sheriff’s Office including the Lake County Detention Center, the Lake County Judicial Center, and the
Criminal Justice Academy. Demonstrations will also be presented by
specialized units such as the Dive Team, K-9, S.W.A.T. and Posse.
The Sheriff’s Citizen Academy is scheduled each Thursday night for 13 weeks beginning January 30, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Classes will meet at the Institute of Public Safety located at
1565 Lane Park Cutoff in Tavares.
The Academy is limited to 30 participants. If you are interested please
contact Linda Harville in Community Services at

Recent Vandalism To Trash Cans and Recycle Bins

If your trash cans and/or recycle bins were vandalized with the recent incident in our neighborhood, please email Debby Weage at Sentry ( ). A complaint has been filed with the Sheriff’s Office and she will add your complaint to the case number.

If you have any information about the vandalism, please contact the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Thank you.


Crime Watch Alert From Deputy Wolf – Oct 2013

From: “Wolf, Walter” <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 9:48 PM
Subject: Crime Watch

Good evening everyone;  Sheriff Gary Borders and Chief Deputy Peyton Grinnell asked that I send out this informational crime watch alert regarding scams and frauds. As you’re aware in my recent alerts I’ve warned about the possibility of increased scams and frauds during the holidays. Unfortunately locally  we have already started seeing  the  increase. Most of the scams are variations of older scams that I have reported in the past. However We are seeing newer ones that are pretty believable.
Within the last week I’ve heard of several people receiving phone calls were the caller will identify themselves as an employee of your internet provider, and that someone is attempting to hack your computer as you’re speaking with them. They tell you that they need for you to type certain information into your computer to block the hackers attempt. What they are hoping for is for you to type in the information that they will provide to you, if you do they will then have remote access to your computer. Several of the scams we are seeing involve person or persons unknown who will contact you in one of several ways, mail, e-mail, or phone. They will advise you that they want to hire you and pay you to do anything from buying goods and rating your service to paying you to advertise various products. In most cases they will even send you a check for your work. It’s almost always for more than they told you that they were going to pay you. They will advise you to keep the agreed to amount and send them back or forward the difference to another person. One thing that almost always takes place with these type scams is that it is unsolicited by you.
Please remember if it sounds too good to be true, IT IS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. Always get a second opinion. For those of you with elderly friends or relatives periodically check with them and advise them to get in touch with you before they give any personnel information or send money to anyone that is through any unsolicited type contact with them.
One last thing, please check and recheck your vehicles to make sure that all doors are locking when you lock them.
Take care and have a good upcoming weekend.
Deputy Walter Wolf
Crime Watch Coordinator
Lake County Sheriff’s Office