Fire stations in Apopka, Orange, and Seminole Counties were victims of vehicle burglaries in the past few days.
In Apopka, during the early morning hours of May 22nd, several Apopka Fire Department firefighter personal vehicles were burglarized at Fire Station 3 (Piedmont-Wekiva) and Fire Station 4 (Orange Ave). Crime Scene Technicians responded to process the scenes while detectives responded to investigate the burglaries.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said they are also investigating burglaries at three of their fire stations.
OCSO deputies responded to two vehicles that were broken into at Station 27, which is located off of Novella Eliza Lane. At Station 55, which is off of Greenway Professional Court, investigators said one vehicle was burglarized and another vehicle stolen.
Some of the items taken include employee ID cards, credit and debit cards, and ammunition, according to the OCSO.
The OCSO said at Station 81, located off of South Econ Trail, a car was broken into, and a wallet was stolen, along with Orange County Fire Rescue credentials.
The Seminole County Fire Department reported three burglaries at their fire stations Sunday.
Jon Divita, the Seminole County Professional Firefighters Union President, described what happened to the vehicles.
“Anywhere from just opening the doors to damaging, breaking windows, and completely going through all their personal belongings, and stealing whatever they can get their hands on," Divita said.
This is an active investigation, and the Apopka Police Department requests that anyone with information related to the burglaries contact the Apopka Police Department or, to remain anonymous, contact CrimeLine at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).