Five Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 23

LAWYERS TO SEE VENUS WILLIAMS’ CELLPHONE DATA AFTER CRASH

An agreement for the records was reached prior to a court hearing in a lawsuit filed against Williams. Jerome Barson’s family sought the records to find out if Williams was on the phone and distracted just prior to the crash. Williams’ lawyers said they will turn over phone records that span a two-and-a-half-hour period before and after the June 6 crash. Her lawyers say Williams wasn’t distracted.

AUTO THEFT SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER STOPPING TO WATCH ECLIPSE

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page that Jocsan Rosado was arrested Monday after he parked what deputies say was a stolen car to watch the eclipse. Deputies say Rosado stole the vehicle, and unbeknownst to him, was being followed by detectives with the auto theft unit. Deputies say he stopped at a hardware store to purchase a welding mask for watching the eclipse safely.

ARMED MAN DIES IN ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE

Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri says officers responded Tuesday to a call about an armed and possibly suicidal person and found 23-year-old Shakyri Willis, who was holding a handgun while his sister pleaded with him not to kill himself. Capri says Willis, who had suffered from mental illness, pulled the gun out of his belt multiple times and then raised the weapon at an officer, prompting the officer to shoot several times.

2 DEAD AFTER PERSONAL WATERCRAFT CRASHES NEAR MIAMI BEACH

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that 30-year-old Julio Monteiro, of Brockton, Massachusetts, and his passenger, 34-year-old Sabrina Daniels, of Atlanta, were transported to a Miami trauma center after Monday evening’s crash. Both later died from their injuries. A commission news release says the watercraft was traveling near a causeway that connects Miami to Miami Beach and crashed into a concrete support for a bridge that leads from the causeway to a manmade residential island.

STOP, DOGS, STOP! NINE FLORIDA K-9 OFFICERS CAUGHT SPEEDING

Lakeland Police Chief Larry Giddens read a statement saying he’s embarrassed and disappointed in the conduct of his K-9 officers, who were suspended Tuesday for a day or two. The Ledger reports that the officers were investigated after a tipster told the department about Lakeland police vehicles speeding on Interstate 10 on their way home from the United States Police Canine Association Regional Field Trials in the Florida Panhandle.

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