Osceola County deputies break up 8 house parties before they start

Article Courtesy of  The Orlando Sentinel

By David Harris    

Published July 30, 2020


An 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.