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LONGWOOD, FLA. -- Talk about creepy! Some guy was trying to get inside a Longwood-area woman's home through the pool area, looking into windows and trying to open a door once inside the screened-in porch surrounding the pool under the cover of darkness, a Seminole County Sheriff's official said.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- County Manager Jim Dinneen has given rookie Sheriff Mike Chitwood lots of goodies since he took office on Jan. 1: In fact, Daytona's former top cop was able to reward his bright young gal-pal campaign manager, Janelle Homan, with a plumb job as a PR specialist shooting videos and feel-good pics with a salary of $54,000 a year. That's a whopping 20 grand more than what a starting deputy would make if Chitwood were to actually hire one.  

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. -- Seminole County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking the public's help identifying two burglary suspects who broke into the AT&T Wireless store near Winter Springs, early last month.

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SANFORD, Fla. -- Sanford Police investigators said they have arrested Joseph A. Irwin for the gunshot-homicide of James Gilson, after an argument over a cigar turned deadly several hours before sunrise today.

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SANFORD, Fla. -- Seminole County Sheriff’s investigators arrested Allen Pendergrass for his involvement in an armed carjacking incident  in which a large kitchen knife was used to steal a car during a test drive, but he didn't get vey far. When law enforcement caught up with him he got a ride to jail.

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SANFORD, Fla. -- Anfernee Pritchard was arrested on a felony charge of robbery with a weapon in connection with the June 27, robbery of the Chase Bank branch, Sanford cops said.

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Photos for Headline Surfer / Mario Simoes fired several shots into the law practice he owned with his estranged wife, Kimberly Simoes before leadng DeLand cops and Sheriff's deputies on a high speed chase that culminated in his crashing his car and use of deadly force by two deputies and one DeLand cop, who collectively fired in excess of 20 rounds killing him.
 

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DELTONA, Fla -- Headline Surfer was not notified by the Volusia County Sheriff's Office of a homicide that occurred Saturday in Deltona in which two suspects in a Dodge Dart who were seen fleeing after gunning down a 40-year-old man in the 2300 block of Fountain Road, who was transported to Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival. 

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LAKE MARY, Fla. -- Two baby-faced teens, ages 13 and 14,  were hanging around on bicycles in the middle of the night with thw other juveniles when an alert neighbor caught them pilfering pocket change and gift cards from her unlocked vehicle before they were forced to high-tail it on their bikes.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- A man has been arrested on homicide charges Friday after an argument turned deadly in the predominately African-American Westside community where blood was spilled in the street following several shots fired, cops said.

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