City to hose 3 small Easter egg parades upon cancelling the annual egg hunt in Winter Park

cancelling the annual egg hunt in Winter Park

WINTER PARK, FLORIDA- COVID-19 breaks the tradition of the annual egg hunt in Winter Park for the second time.

Before COVID-19, the park was sure to continue its tradition of Easter egg hunt for nearly 65 years continuously.

City Manager, Randy Knight said, “Winter Park’s Annual Easter egg hunt is the city’s longest-running community event. COVID-1-9 can stop us from congregating in large numbers but it cannot stop us from celebrating. We just need to do it in a different way, from a safe distance.”

Instead, 3 small parades will be held on April 3 to celebrate the Easter egg hunt. The parade is to be started at 9 a.m.

According to the parade plan, there will be an Easter bunny who will hop down in three different neighborhoods.

People who are interested in attending these parades are requested to maintain COVID-19 safety and precautionary measures to be on the safe side.

Contact Winter Park at 407-599-3342 for more information.

Man arrested for recording other man in gym shower in Winter Park

As per the Casselberry Police Department, a man was accused of recording another man in the locker room of a gym.

other man in gym shower in Winter Park

Sirawit Phutham was arrested and charged with one count of video voyeurism. The incident happened at the LA Fitness on State Road 436 in Winter Park.

The victim and Phutham were showering in individual stalls. The victim told the police he noticed a small black shower bag with a small hole on the outside of the bag facing him.

The reports say the victim confronted Phutham after finding Phutham suspicious.

Phutham admitted to recording the man in the shower, says the police report.

39-year-old man missing since October from Winter Park

Reports say, Kurt Hartman, 39, was last seen near a retention pond around 5 p.m. Oct. 26 across the street from Hourglass Brewery on East Wildmere Avenue in Longwood.

 man missing since October from

Deputies say a woman called them to say she saw a suspicious man standing near the pond. Deputies talked with Hartman but everything seemed fine.

Sanford police recovered his truck with his wallet, cell phone, and keys inside two days later that incident. Hartman’s family filed a missing complaint on Oct. 29.

“Honestly we’ve gone through all the scenarios,” said his sister Lindsey Hartman, who came down from North Carolina to help with the search. “The best one we’ve come up with is he’s disoriented and walking around somewhere. He likes to walk. He could have ended up several towns over.” The records show Hartman moved from North Carolina earlier this year to live with his brother in Winter Park for a fresh start.

Hartman is described as 5′10′’ tall and was last seen wearing a red T-shirt and brown pants. Anyone with information can call the family tip line at (856) 813-7704 or Winter Park police at 407-644-1313.

44-year-old man killed after home invasion at Winter Park

A man was shot during a home invasion in Winter Park Friday.

home invasion at Winter Park

Deputies were called to Woodcrest Drive around 8:15 p.m. after a reported home invasion. The victim’s wife told deputies that multiple invaders wearing masks entered the home through the garage and demanded money.

“The victim’s wife said multiple suspects wearing masks entered the home through the garage and demanded money,” SCSO said, “Thomas struggled with one of the suspects and was shot.”

Deputies found Jerimy Thomas, 44, suffering from a gunshot wound. He died Saturday morning at a hospital. “The suspects ran from the home and it was not immediately known how they made their escape from the area,” SCSO added. “Both victims were uncooperative at the scene and did not want to press charges.”

According to the officials, CCIB agents served a search warrant and found evidence of drug activity in the home.

Seminole County detectives are searching for the suspects.  Authorities said it was not immediately known how they made their escape from the area.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office at 407-665-6650 or Central Florida Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).


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