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On October 23, 2019 Sergeant Keith Vidler conducted an interview with Curtis Protective Services in Orlando, Florida.
Curtis Protective Services is a security company that claims to provide professional safety with highly-trained employees. Funeral and procession escorts are one of the services the company provides to the public.
Although Metro-State Special Services isn’t a security company Sergeant Keith Vidler sat down and interviewed Chief John Campbell and his colleague, Sergeant Alvarez of Curtis Protective Services.
Amid speculation that Sergeant Vidler wanted to start his own funeral procession company and was offered a position with Curtis Protective Services after his retirement from Orange County Sheriff’s Office according to sources from the sheriff’s office, Sergeant Keith Vidler made a full disclaimer at the beginning of the interview that he wasn’t affiliated with Curtis Protective Services.
Sergeant Vidler claimed he simply wanted to be educated on what a security company can and cannot do. In the taped interview he said he felt Chief John Campbell was an expert on security after nearly 25 years in the industry.
Two statutes were discussed during the interview. One of the statutes was Chapter 493 which covers private security among other things, and the other was Florida Statute 3 1 6. 1 9 7 4.
Throughout the interview Sergeant Keith Vidler quizzed Sergeant Alvarez and Chief John Campbell on their knowledge of both statutes despite his earlier claims that he believed they were experts in the field of security and funeral processions.
During the interview Sergeant Vidler asked Campbell and Alvarez about their personal opinions on security assignments and funeral processions. Sergeant Vidler used an example of a neighbor who wasn’t trained in funeral processions and whether the neighbor could lawfully drive in a procession as an employee or contractor. Chief Campbell stated he didn’t believe it was legal. The statute states anyone can operate a non-law enforcement motor vehicle.
Sergeant Keith Vidler asked Curtis Protective Services what should occur when a funeral procession approaches a red light at an intersection. Chief John Campbell responded, “We are required to stop.” Sergeant Keith Vidler then asked if the company could in any way, shape or form act as a traffic control device at any intersection. Chief John Campbell responded, “We cannot take control of an intersection at a red light.” Curtis Protective Services was asked at least one more time about funeral processions and what should occur at an intersection with or without a red light present.
Photos were provided to us of Curtis Protective Services at an intersection on Pine Hills Road in Orlando, Florida during a funeral procession. During the procession the employee from Curtis Protective Services stopped traffic at a red light with his motor vehicle lights and horn, exited his vehicle and began acting as a traffic control device.
In the past Curtis Protective Services has received scathing reviews from the public regarding their professionalism during funeral processions and from former employees that claimed they were immediately handed uniforms but were never properly trained.
Sergeant Keith Vidler and Corporal John Ramsey from Orange County Sheriff’s Office conducted many interviews during their 2019 police impersonation investigation. One of those interviews was an exceptionally long discussion with former Metro-State Special Services employee Victor “Photo” Lopez. During this interview Lopez admitted he had stolen several items from Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services. Recently a police report was made against Victor Lopez and Steven Negron for breaking and entering and the theft of Jeremy Dewitte’s property. We will have more updates about this at a later time.
On September 23, 2020 Jeremy Dewitte had a trial management conference with Judge Renee Roche via a virtual hearing. A trial management conference is a meeting where all parties discuss what they need from each other and whether there are any plea deals available.
We spoke to Jeremy Dewitte’s ex, Jennifer, who claimed Dewitte was offered a total of 18 months in prison for all of his felony cases in Orange County, Florida. At one point probation was also discussed during the hearing. This was a significant downward departure from the 80 years which were originally on the table. Jeremy Dewitte would only serve one year and six months in prison if he accepted the deal. The only condition of the deal would be to end Metro-State Special Services.
Metro-State Special Services would no longer be an active company and this would allow other companies, such as Curtis Protective Services and any other start-up funeral procession companies to replace Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services.
Jeremy Dewitte’s next court hearing in Orange County is a pre-trial conference on November 10, 2020.
On September 7, 2019 Jeremy Dewitte was arrested by Windermere Police Department for resisting arrest, unlawful use of a two-way communication device and falsely impersonating a police officer.
Sergeant Mark DeStefano claimed he observed Jeremy Dewitte stopping traffic while flashing lights on his motorcycle at a roundabout on Maguire Road and Park Avenue.
As Jeremy Dewitte and employees of Metro-State Special Services left the area around a tree-lined bend, Sergeant DeStefano stated he never lost sight of Dewitte while he was on his motorcycle and allegedly crossing a double yellow line.
While conducting the traffic stop Jeremy Dewitte’s Florida tag came back as a HIT for a stolen vehicle. Dewitte was placed in handcuffs and detained during the investigation.
In the end Jeremy Dewitte was arrested and charged for resisting arrest without violence, unlawful use of a two-way communication device and falsely impersonating a police officer. The charge for an unlawful use of a two-way communication device was dropped and replaced with a reckless driving charge by the State of Florida.
In September 2020, Jeremy Dewitte was in Windermere, Florida for a business meeting. According to Dewitte, while he was driving he noticed a Windermere police officer following his Metro-State Special Services vehicle in a squad car.
On September 13, 2020 Metro-State Special Services employees Alec Ringdahl, Andrew Ross, Dean Perry and an employee who goes by the callsign of “Oaks” conducted a funeral escort with Apopka Police Department.
During the funeral procession Alec Ringdahl noticed Sergeant Keith Vidler from Orange County Sheriff’s Office parked under a bridge observing Metro-State employees and Apopka police officers.
Sergeant Keith Vidler was in his unmarked patrol car fully dressed in his uniform.
Dean Perry and Oaks were stopped by Sergeant Vidler and received multiple tickets. One of the tickets they received stated both of the men displayed flashing purple lights outside of the funeral procession. According to Metro-State Special Services employees, Sergeant Keith Vidler stopped them during the funeral procession.
Sergeant Vidler’s complaint claimed Perry and Oaks violated Florida Statute 316.2397(7) which states flashing lights are prohibited on vehicles unless with certain exceptions such as a motorist who flashes his lights to change lanes or uses his lights to indicate his vehicle is lawfully stopped. Alec Ringdahl uploaded a video of the encounter.
Florida Statute 316.1974(2)(a) states non-law enforcement funeral escort vehicles shall be equipped with at least one lighted circulation lamp exhibiting an amber or purple light or lens. Flashing amber or purple lights may be used only when such vehicles are used in a funeral procession.
Over the last few months we have received several items from Metro-State Special Services including video footage, screenshots, and text messages. A series of text messages from Steven “Recycle” Negron and photographs of Steven Negron and Victor “Photo” Lopez were forwarded to us this week.
Jeremy Dewitte’s next court date is September 23, 2020 for a trial management conference with Judge Renee Roche.
Steven Negron is a former Metro-State Special Services employee and witness for the State of Florida in Jeremy Dewitte’s felony police impersonation cases.
Before working for Metro-State Special Services, Steven Negron was a community security officer for Great Value Suites and an operations manager for Freeman Security.
On April 4, 2018 charges were filed against Negron for extortion, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and grand theft.
Steven Negron and two Metro-State employees named Sean Brijmohan and Constantine Tanada were charged for allegedly assaulting and forcing a hookah bar owner to withdraw $1,000 in cash from an ATM. The bar owner claimed Constantine Tanada had a badge and stated he was a law enforcement officer.
A witness named “J” who was later identified as Jeremy Dewitte spoke to Agent Alex Roman and confirmed the men worked for him. After Dewitte spoke to Agent Roman the charges were later reduced and dropped against Steven Negron.
In 2020 Sean Brijmohan left a comment on a YouTube channel claiming Negron was still working for Metro-State Special Services but he had become a witness for the State to save himself.
Prior to his 2018 charges, Steven Negron was also arrested and charged in 2017 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Negron was accused of pointing his loaded gun at a man named Romello Moore at Great Value Suites in Orlando, Florida.
On August 19, 2016 Steven Negron met Leo Guzman, the property manager of Great Value Suites, at the front desk. According to court documents Negron and Guzman were friends and former coworkers.
While Steven Negron and Leo Guzman sat in the security office two men named Shawn Roderick and Romello Moore walked in. Negron recognized Roderick because he used to be Roderick’s supervisor. Negron did not recognize Moore.
But Romello Moore remembered Steven Negron.
Moore allegedly became offended and reminded Negron that he used to live at the hotel with his family until Negron had his family kicked out. Orange County Sheriff’s Office was called during the incident and the Moore family received a Trespass Warning.
Romello Moore was working as a security officer at the hotel unbeknownst to Steven Negron. According to Negron words were exchanged and while Negron was walking to his vehicle Moore followed and approached him.
Steven Negron claimed he was in fear because of Romello Moore’s build and boxing career.
Negron drew his weapon but said he never pointed the gun at Moore.
Romello Moore walked away but still chose to exchange words according to Steven Negron. Negron stated he was going to contact Orange County Sheriff’s Office but Leo Guzman talked him out of it.
Moore did contact law enforcement and Negron was arrested.
Shawn Roderick wrote a witness statement and said Romello Moore moved towards Steven and Steven pulled a semi-automatic pistol. Roderick claimed he also feared Steven and he was in fear for his life.
The charge was later dropped against Steven Negron.
Victor Modesto Lopez is another witness for the State and a former Metro-State Special Services employee.
In August 2014 Victor Lopez was arrested and charged with grand theft by fraud. According to court documents RaceTrac operations supervisor Wendell Crawford noticed a high number of refunds through RaceTrac’s manual refund report.
Crawford forwarded the information to Alexis Rivera who was the store manager. Rivera believed Victor Lopez was conducting the majority of the refunds for large quantities of 5 Hour Engery drinks, usually between 30 to 60 items.
On August 24, 2014 Wendell Crawford investigated the refunds and confirmed that Lopez conducted the refunds. Crawford also reviewed surveillance video and he claims he saw Victor Lopez keying in refunds and setting money aside that he would then place in his left pants pocket.
Lopez admitted what he had done and said he did it “for fun.” He admitted to stealing $2,700 in six days. Victor Lopez had only been working at RaceTrac for 5 weeks. He claimed some of the money was spent on a watch, movies and food for the homeless.
During the investigation Lopez provided the wrong home address. Officer Patricia Martins knocked on a door next to the address Lopez had given and a woman named Neshmayda Ventin opened the door.
Ventin confirmed Victor Lopez lived there and she said he was her son. Ventin stated she was going to contact law enforcement herself and she was going to contact Lopez’s probation officer.
Victor Lopez was on probation after he was arrested and charged in juvenile court for burglarizing a dwelling in 2013 when he was 17 years old.
After Officer Patricia Martins arrested Lopez and placed him in her patrol car, she claimed Lopez said he was planning to turn himself in and he wanted to be a police officer but he knew the arrest would make him ineligible.
Lopez entered a plea and began probation on June 26, 2015 for 18 months. He was also ordered to complete Impulse Control Class and pay back the $2,700 he took from RaceTrac. His probation ended on November 28, 2016.
According to a source Victor Lopez began stealing lights and equipment from Metro-State Special Services and when confronted he would remove surveillance cameras from the office location.
Recently someone with the online moniker victolooe in Orlando, Florida has been selling lights and police style equipment on eBay. The seller has been accused of being dishonest with buyers.
Victor Lopez has also been accused of breaking into a Metro-State employee’s home and stealing $600 in cash from her mother. The employee, Starr, never pressed charges against Lopez. Her mother asked Starr to leave her home after the burglary.
After Jeremy Dewitte’s felony police impersonation arrests, longtime friends Victor Lopez and Steven Negron began working with Orange County Sheriff’s Office against Dewitte. Randall Brocius, Jeremy Dewitte’s co-defendant and Metro-State employee, told Dewitte that Negron and Lopez asked him to begin to turn against Dewitte.
Allegedly Sergeant Keith Vidler offered Steven Negron a security position at PCI Security, he offered Victor Lopez a position at UPS and he offered Starr assistance to get into a fire academy.
A man named Ja’Tavius Williams was hired by Metro-State Special Services in February 2020.
During this time someone was creating multiple Facebook pages with claims they represented Metro-State Special Services. From April 2020 until Saturday, August 29, 2020 no one from Metro-State knew who the person was.
According to Jeremy Dewitte’s ex, Jennifer and another source, the identity of the person was revealed on Saturday evening.
“I heard about it on Saturday but I didn’t know anything about it before that day.”
The person left several comments on their webpage.
The mystery person uploaded a video of a funeral escort which was deleted on Saturday.
Jennifer said, “They found out it was someone named Tolls was what I heard. I think someone called the number on the page and it went to voicemail and it was his real number. The number on the page is a Google Voice number.”
According to a source, harassment and attempts to infiltrate the company have been tested. “We receive harassing calls all the time. People don’t have lives and waste our time.”
According to Metro-State Special Services, Tolls is no longer with the company.
In today’s video Steven Negron is recording Jeremy Dewitte as he speaks to him in December 2019 about Victor “Photo” Lopez’s decision to share damning evidence with Osceola County Sheriff’s Office and Orange County Sheriff’s Office. It should be noted that Steven Negron was also working with Orange County Sheriff’s Office during this time.