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.

Suspect

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 www.lcso.org. 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” <Walter.Wolf@lcso.org>
To: “Wolf, Walter” <Walter.Wolf@lcso.org>
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 www.lcso.org.
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 crimereports.com. Crimereports.com 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.
Walter
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
addressed.
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 ( dweage@sentrymgt.com ). 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” <Walter.Wolf@lcso.org>
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.
Walter
Deputy Walter Wolf
Crime Watch Coordinator
Lake County Sheriff’s Office

LCSO: Jury Duty Telephone Scam

From: Wolf, Walter [mailto:Walter.Wolf@lcso.org]
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2013 9:03 PM

To: Wolf, Walter
Subject: Crime Watch
Good evening all; I have had several inquiries regarding an e-mail that is circulating regarding what has been labeled as the jury duty scam. If you should receive this e-mail do not panic this is an e-mail that has surfaced every couple of years since 2001. As far as I’m aware we have not actually had this scam take place in Lake County. I have e-mailed information regarding this scam several times over the past years. For those of you that are not aware of how this scam works following is basic information of how it works. You would receive a phone call from someone representing themselves as a court employee and that they are processing a warrant for your arrest because you failed to show up for jury duty. Well naturally you have just been caught off guard and will start trying to explain that you never received a summons for jury duty. The caller will tell you that there is nothing that they can do for you; however after a few minutes they will tell you that they may be able to not process the warrant but will need to verify certain information. The information that they will attempt to get from you is all personal information that can be used in identity theft. The sad thing is that you are usually so upset with the thought of a warrant being issued for your arrest that you may give out information that you normally would not do.  Remember never give out your social security number, credit card numbers or other personal confidential information if you should receive an unsolicited telephone call. It doesn’t matter why they are calling all the reasons are just different variants of several different scams.
Be safe
Walter                               
Deputy Walter Wolf
Crime Watch Coordinator
Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Cell    352-267-3655

More Safety Information From Officer Walter Wolf – August 6th, 2013

From: Wolf, Walter [mailto:Walter.Wolf@lcso.org]
Sent: Monday, August 05, 2013 6:58 PM

To: Wolf, Walter
Subject: Crime Watch
What I wanted to address today is that Law Enforcement in the central Florida area have noticed a raise in smash and grabs from cars parked by females at local gyms. What is happening is a person or persons unknown are watching gym parking lots and when a female leaves her vehicle and enters the gym (usually without a purse because there is no place to put it inside the gym) they pop the window to gain access to the vehicle because they pretty well know that the female has left her purse somewhere in her vehicle. What I would suggest is if you work out in a gym that does not have lockers for their clients ask the business if they would consider adding lockers so that purses and wallets would not have to be left in the vehicle. If not I would suggest not carrying your purse with you to the gym, it would be easy to take only your driver’s license and if needed a credit card that you could still keep on you during your workout. I would also suggest carrying a small purse with nothing in it that you could carry from your vehicle into the gym. That would at least give the appearance to anyone watching the parking lot that you have not left your purse in the car.
Take Care
Walter
Deputy Walter Wolf
Crime Watch Coordinator
Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Cell    352-267-3655

Message From Officer Walter Wolf – August 5th, 2013

From: Wolf, Walter [mailto:Walter.Wolf@lcso.org]
Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2013 9:45 AM
To: Wolf, Walter
Subject: Crime Watch
Good morning all, what I’d like to do this morning is address several topics that may be of interest to you.
First of all US Congressman Daniel Webster who’s district serve’s Lake County will be holding a Town Hall type meeting this Tuesday August 6, 2013, 1:30 pm at the First Baptist Church of Leesburg Chapel Building 220 N. 13th Street Leesburg, Florida. Congressman Webster invites all of you to attend and welcomes the opportunity to hear your thoughts and comments as he serves Central Florida. One topic of importance to all of us that Congressman Webster will be addressing is what he sees as government abuse. For further information regarding this meeting you can contact his Lake County Office at 352-383-3552.
Next I would like to re-remind everyone about the crimereports.com web site that you can access so that you can monitor what type and where crimes are taking place within Lake County. This is a very useful site in our attempt to keep the citizens of Lake County informed as to where, when, and types of crimes being committed. There is no cost to you to use this site however you would have to register to be able to access this site.
The next issue is one that I seem to always bring up!!!!! PLEASE ALWAYS LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS WHENEVER YOUR CAR IS LEFT UNATTENDED. Need I say anymore?
Lastly As any of you know who have attended one of my crime watch meetings when discussing drug related issues I advise you that it most cases if you report what you feel is suspected drug activity you more than likely will not see immediate results. I go on to advise how many of the drug investigations take place from start to finish, and that the time frame can be several months. I only bring this up due to the resent media reports regarding many arrests in Lake County of suspected street level drug dealers. The importance to all of you of what took place regarding these drug arrests is that this investigation took over seven months to bring it to a point that numerous arrests of street level dealers was accomplished. Sheriff Borders is committed to the citizens of Lake County in making it as safe a place to live, work, and raise your families as possible. We just want you to know that some investigations, drug investigations in particular may and usually do take more time then you may feel is necessary to complete.
Take care and be safe
Walter
Deputy Walter Wolf
Crime Watch Coordinator
Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Cell    352-267-3655