92. Seminole County Sheriff's helicopter looks for nighttime prowler in Lake Mary

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Lake Mary cops utilize Seminole Sheriff's helicopter at night / Headline Surfer®

 Headline Surfer® video / Seminole County Sheriff's helicopter takes to the sky 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16,  to assist Lake Mary police in search of a reported backyard prowler off of the HE Thomas Jr. Parkway near the Sanford border. The main cross street east of the area is Rinehart Road, about a 2-minute ride by car from where cops were searching.

LAKE MARY -- The unmistakeable sound of a commercial airliner making its descent over Lake Mary to land at the nearby Sanford Airport is one thing, but the thunderous twirling of the blades of the Seminole County Sheriff's helicopter at 2 in the morning at a low altitude reaches new heights on the noise meter.

But the Lake Mary cops and Seminole Sheriff's pilot were just doing their jobs during the early morning hours of Nov. 16, a couplr hours past midnight to be precise.

Authorities were looking for a reported backyard prowler in the vicinity of the heavily-residential area in the vicinity HE Thomas Jr. Parkway near the Sanford border after a 9-1-1 call from a concerned resident, a Seminole County Sheriff's dispatcher said. Headline Surfer® ran into three cops off the parkway as they went about their search.

The 24/7 internet newspaper called the Seminole Sheriff's Dispatch about an hour later and a dispatcher said nobody was found. She said the noise may have been louder considering what time it was and because the helicopter was able to fly at a much lower elevation with roads virtually traffic-free to get a better look on the ground.  

The 24/7 internet newspaper called the Seminole Sheriff's Dispatch about an hour later and a dispatcher said nobody was found. She said the noise may have been louder considering what time it was and because the helicopter was able to fly at a much lower elevation with roads virtually traffic-free to get a better look on the ground.  

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.