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By David Harris
Published July 30, 2020
Osceola County Sheriff’s Office “saturation” patrol stopped eight house parties
before they started and arrested nearly 20 people, according to a press release.
Deputies on Friday and
Saturday focused on the west side of the county where its
intelligence unit, along with homeowners associations,
identified where the parties would be taking place, said
Capt. Fred Hinderman.
Deputies made 144 traffic stops, issued 74 citations and
confiscated four firearms, one of which was stolen,
Hinderman said. Units also responded to 71 noise complaints.
Arrests included driving under the influence, drug
possession and operating a motor vehicle without a license.
The Sheriff’s Office has been battling the parties
throughout the COVID-19 pandemic at vacation rentals in the
tourist area south of Disney World.
The parties start at a house and end up becoming a block party, deputies
have said. One of the parties in April turned deadly when a 20-year-old man
was shot and killed in Davenport.