Tag: Orange County Sheriff’s Office

The Emails Part 2

January 25, 2021 7:07 AM EST

In Part 1 of The Emails we discussed several emails exchanged between deputy sheriffs from Orange County and the surrounding counties. The emails were shared with this site via a third party. Any notes or highlights were not made by this site.

Although Sergeant Keith Vidler was a motor officer for Orange County Sheriff’s Office, he was at one time given permission to lead the investigation over the Jeremy Dewitte case. He and his motor partner Corporal John Ramsey were ordered to stop their investigation in December 2019.

Before his orders to stand down, Sergeant Vidler exchanged hundreds of emails with other members of law enforcement, including Detective John Allen from Windermere Police Department. Windermere Police Department was the first agency to arrest Jeremy Dewitte for allegedly impersonating a police officer in September 2019.

On September 11, 2019 Detective John Allen shared a link to a Chicago, Illinois news article featuring Jeremy Dewitte. During the infamous Chicago incident Jeremy Dewitte was accused of throwing chairs at a tow truck driver. Dewitte was arrested but later released and all charges against him were dismissed in 2020.

Detective John Allen sent the Chicago emails approximately six months before video footage was released online.

Detective Allen also tried to help Sergeant Keith Vidler find probable cause for a search warrant. Sergeant Vidler was unable to articulate why he needed certain video files from Jeremy Dewitte’s cameras.

Sergeant Keith Vidler also contacted Orange County Sheriff’s Office employees James Montgomery and Junella Uadan for assistance with his search warrants.

The following day the search warrant was rejected by Judge Michael Murphy.

An employee history for Sergeant Keith Vidler was located in one portion of the documents we received. Sergeant Vidler received multiple complaints during his career as a law enforcement officer with Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Complainants claimed Vidler was rude, abrasive and vulgar and he lacked the courtesy that was required from a public servant.

On more than one occasion the deputy sheriff was accused of mishandling investigations as well as falsifying documents.

In 2009 a citizen claimed Sergeant Keith Vidler harassed him about a personal business arrangement between the two.

In 2005 a complaint was sustained after Sergeant Vidler wrecked a vehicle on-duty.

One of the first complainants stated Sergeant Keith Vidler used racial slurs towards him and allowed his canine to bite the individual. The law enforcement officer was also accused of using excessive force nearly 30 times.

In Part 3 of the emails we will discuss the agencies Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Sergeant Keith Vidler contacted as well as the interesting response from one federal agency.

The Hit-and-Run III

January 5, 2021 8:00 AM EST

On July 27, 2017 Winter Park Police Department was called to a scene involving Jeremy Dewitte’s brother, Dylan Vogt, and an unknown man. According to Dylan Vogt and Jeremy Dewitte who made a 911 call, Vogt was struck with an SUV by the man named Jerome Henin.

Officer Joshua Larson was one of the responding officers and in his offense report he stated Dylan Vogt and Metro-State were conducting a funeral escort from Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home to Glen Haven Memorial Park. Larson claimed Henin was seen on Vogt’s body camera attempting to enter the funeral procession by turning on his hazard lights and cutting into the procession.

The driver could be seen in the video hitting Dylan Vogt multiple times with his SUV. Jerome Henin was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony battery.

The hood of Henin’s Range Rover SUV was processed for DNA collection. Three latent lift cards, two swabs, and 67 photographs were entered into evidence.

Ignoring the video footage, Jerome Henin hired Thomas Feiter, an Orlando attorney, and private investigator Billy Lane from a company called Prison Break. Although Billy Lane stated he was an investigator he made an error when he made multiple claims that Dylan Vogt was a convicted felon.

In 2013 Dylan Vogt was lured into a sex sting operation in Kissimmee, Florida. A few weeks after his 20th birthday he was charged with four felonies and two misdemeanors in Osceola County. No action was filed on three of the four felonies. One felony for unlawful use of a two-way communication device and two misdemeanors for possession of marijuana were withheld and a criminal conviction wasn’t entered.

Billy Lane also directed his attention towards Jeremy Dewitte who wasn’t seen in the body camera video and was finishing the funeral escort at the time of the assault. Billy Lane claimed Jeremy Dewitte and Dylan Vogt created an elaborate scheme to hold Jerome Henin for ransom. Lane stated he would have committed similar acts against Dylan Vogt and he didn’t believe Henin was wrong for his behavior.

The charges against Jerome Henin were later dropped and his criminal record was expunged. Two years later Sergeant Keith Vidler from Orange County Sheriff’s Office resurrected the case after he claimed he received a call from Officer Joshua Larson. Vidler stated that during the call Larson seemed confused and was misled by Jeremy Dewitte and Dylan Vogt in 2017. During a deposition in July 2020, Officer Larson said he wasn’t confused and he would make the same arrest today. In 2020 a video surfaced of the encounter between Jerome Henin and Dylan Vogt.

It appears Assistant State Attorney Steven Casey Miller didn’t believe in the strength of the case against Dylan Vogt either because Miller chose not to file on one of the two pending criminal charges against him. On December 31, 2020 Miller filed a Nolle Prosequi for the charge of criminal mischief in favor of Dylan Vogt.

During his investigation Sergeant Keith Vidler sent and received several emails about Dylan Vogt’s case and hundreds of emails about Jeremy Dewitte.

We will discuss those emails and the recipients at a later date.

Jeremy Dewitte’s next court hearing is a pre-trial conference in April 2021. Dylan Vogt’s next court hearing is a pre-trial conference in March 2021.

The Updates XI

December 24, 2020 3:25 AM EST

On October 12, 2019 Sergeant Keith Vidler of Orange County Sheriff’s Office placed Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius under surveillance. Dewitte and Brocius were suspected of impersonating police officers while conducting business with Metro-State Special Services.

In an incident report Sergeant Keith Vidler stated he saw Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius riding motorcycles at the intersection of Dr. Phillips Boulevard and Wallace Road in Orlando, Florida. He claimed Dewitte and Brocius mirrored law enforcement with the uniforms they wore and the motorcycles they were riding.

Sergeant Keith Vidler witnessed Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius entering intersections, blowing their air horns, blocking eastbound and southbound traffic and acting as traffic control devices in October 2019.

On February 12, 2020 arrest warrants were issued for Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius. Both men were charged with falsely impersonating a police officer which is a third degree felony in the state of Florida.

Ten months later on December 9, 2020, Randall Brocius pled to the lesser charge of disorderly conduct, a second degree misdemeanor in the state of Florida. He was ordered to serve one day in the Orange County Jail with credit for one day served. Assistant State Attorney Steven Casey Miller dismissed the charge of falsely impersonating a police officer against Randall Brocius.

Jeremy Dewitte and Randall Brocius committed the same crimes according to Sergeant Keith Vidler but the plea deal was only offered to Randall Brocius.

On December 2, 2019 Jeremy Dewitte was pulled over by Deputy Sheriff Michael Fuller. A routine traffic stop for running a red light, according to Fuller, turned into guns being pulled on Jeremy Dewitte and his pregnant wife by Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

A warrant which wasn’t available for the public to see was improperly issued by Orange County Sheriff’s Office and had not been cleared before Fuller and Dewitte met face to face. Deputy Sheriff Fuller claimed Jeremy Dewitte was reaching into his pockets while he was holding his cellphone to record the stop. Dewitte and his wife, who was also recording with her cellphone, were placed in handcuffs.

One year later on December 8, 2020 a hearing was set for the two traffic tickets Jeremy Dewitte was issued by Deputy Michael Fuller. The offenses were failing to yield right of way while turning at a red light and driving while his license was suspended without knowledge.

Judge Melissa Munroe dismissed the offense of driving with a suspended license. The hearing was reset by the judicial assistant for the first traffic offense of failing to yield.

On November 10, 2020 Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Jeremy Dewitte. According to Dewitte he received a suspicious letter in the mail through the United States Postal Service. The letter was enclosed in plastic and a white powdery substance was inside of the envelope.

When Dewitte and the deputy sheriff opened the envelope a threatening letter was inside. The sender stated he would blow up Jeremy Dewitte’s home and business location unless Dewitte apologized via YouTube for his actions. There is currently an active investigation about the sender, how the mail was traced back to the original location and the substances in the envelope.

Jeremy Dewitte’s next court date is in April 2021. Today’s video shows Sergeant Keith Vidler in a patch of bushes watching who he believes to be Randall Brocius and Jeremy Dewitte in October 2019. The video also contains exclusive footage of Jeremy Dewitte’s encounter with Deputy Sheriff Michael Fuller in December 2019.

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The Vlogger

December 14, 2020 6:37 AM EST


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On December 13, 2020 Jeremy Dewitte received an email from YouTube vlogger Jay Horowitz. Horowitz runs a YouTube channel called Real World Police.

In January 2020 Jay Horowitz began uploading body camera footage of Jeremy Dewitte. From the beginning of his uploads Horowitz accused Dewitte of being a serial police impersonator. He began the year with 300,000 subscribers and as he rapidly turned his channel into what he jokingly called “The Jeremy Dewitte Channel” the number of subscribers tripled.

Despite labeling himself a journalist Jay Horowitz didn’t appear to be impartial when he openly mocked and defamed Jeremy Dewitte every week for nearly a year.

Dr. Phil Show producers claimed they watched Jay Horowitz’s videos but they were skeptical about his videos. One of the executive producers believed Horowitz edited his videos in a way to slant the information in his favor. The Dr. Phil Show reached out to Jay Horowitz multiple times. The producers said they asked him whether he manipulated his videos and spliced them together. They also asked him to make an appearance on the show during a November 2020 taping. Jay Horowitz refused to speak to them on the phone, he refused to appear and according to the executive producers he was afraid he would be sued by Jeremy Dewitte.

The show producers also reached out to JeremyDewitteCase.com. When we spoke to the production team we were told the website was the catalyst for contacting Jeremy Dewitte. The show believed the felony cases against Dewitte were no longer black and white and there may be another side to his story which included police corruption.

After failing to appear on the show and being replaced by another vlogger named Blue Bacon, Jay Horowitz began to slowly release information in favor of Jeremy Dewitte. One of those pieces was an email from Sergeant Keith Vidler’s supervisor Ronald Chapman. In the series of emails Larry D. Krantz, who is currently Chief of Police of Casselberry Police Department, ordered Orange County deputies to stand down on any enforcement actions against Metro-State Special Services.

On December 13, 2020 Jay Horowitz sent an email to Jeremy Dewitte’s business email. In the email Horowitz described a crime with a victim’s name. Jay Horowitz asked Dewitte to confirm the information in the email and he also stated he was beginning to believe Jeremy Dewitte.

Assuming he was revealing new and relevant information, Jay Horowitz continued in his email that he would also forward the information to Amir Ladan, Jeremy Dewitte’s defense attorney. Jeremy Dewitte responded with the following emails:

We spoke to Jeremy Dewitte and he claimed he and his attorney knew everything Jay Horowitz typed in his email almost two years ago. Dewitte said he and the victim of the crime were in fact on great terms, the victim used Ladan’s services this year and most of the statements in the email were incorrect or confused with another case.

Horowitz tried to destroy me and my family, he tried to ruin my chances for a fair trial and he has put my life in danger with the threats to kill me and kill my family that we receive everyday from strangers. And he thinks I care about some case from years ago? No. I care about my family, friends and my future and suing him for everything he has and everything he ever thought about having.

Jeremy Dewitte

Before Jay Horowitz became Real World Police he went by the alias Yair Horowitz who lived in New York, New York. During a short marriage that ultimately ended in divorce with a woman named Amy “Ayo” Oppenheimer, he placed an ad on a website called CouchSurfing.

CouchSurfing.com allows travelers and those without homes of their own to find a place to stay all over the world. Hosts can also create accounts and offer their homes for travelers.

After his divorce Jay “Yair” Horowitz enjoyed CouchSurfing’s services once more as a single man in Austin, Texas.

CouchSurfing has gained a reputation for being a hookup app and there have been numerous complaints about sexual advances made by hosts and travelers. Customers weren’t happy when CouchSurfing recently became a paid service and forced its members to either contribute $2.99 per month or $17.99 per year.

Prior to the changes to CouchSurfing’s product Jay “Yair” Horowitz and Amy “Ayo” Oppenheimer traveled to the Dominican Republic and stayed at a nudist resort. During their stay a police report was written and a complaint against Horowitz was made.

We will discuss the details in Part Two of this post as well as the terroristic and biological threats Jeremy Dewitte, his family and his friends have received.

The Warrant

December 1, 2020 11:30 PM EST

On Friday November 13, 2020 a warrant was issued for Jeremy Dewitte’s arrest for a misdemeanor simple battery charge in a domestic violence case.

Detective Bradley Smith from Orlando Police Department believed he had probable cause for the arrest of Jeremy Dewitte after a complaint was filed. The victim claimed a former Metro-State Special Services contractor named Whitney Tools-Nickols attempted to strike her and made threats towards her with Jeremy Dewitte’s ex-girlfriend Jessica Bolden. Jeremy Dewitte was present during this exchange.

In a recorded interview with Detective Smith, Jeremy Dewitte stated Whitney Tools-Nickols was the instigator in the situation and acting on behalf of his ex-girlfriend Jessica Bolden. Jeremy Dewitte claimed he tried to protect the victim from Tools-Nickols.

Although the victim made the complaint against Whitney Tools-Nickols and Jessica Bolden and didn’t name Jeremy Dewitte, he was questioned about his actions during the incident and an arrest warrant was created.

The victim went to Amir Ladan’s office and signed a declination of prosecution affidavit stating she never wanted to press charges against Jeremy Dewitte. Amir Ladan is Jeremy Dewitte’s defense attorney for all of his police impersonation cases. The victim contacted the State Attorney’s Office and said she wouldn’t participate in the prosecution of Jeremy Dewitte.

The victim said days after this incident she was followed from her place of employment for over 10 minutes by Whitney Tools-Nickols and Jessica Bolden who were in separate vehicles. She stated the two women tried to hit her car, drove on the wrong side of the road at times and ran red lights to chase her in and out of the city of Orlando. She claimed at least one of the women had a handgun during the 911 call which lasted during the chase. The victim was granted temporary injunctions against Whitney Tools-Nickols and Jessica Bolden, signed by Judge Jeffrey L. Ashton.

Jessica Bolden’s hearing was continued and Whitney Tools-Nickols has yet to be served despite efforts by multiple agencies to locate her in the counties of Orange, Osceola and Seminole. The temporary injunctions against Bolden and Tools-Nickols are still active.

The victim claims she contacted Detective Bradley Smith because she didn’t understand why Jeremy Dewitte was being targeted by Orlando Police Department. “I asked why he was being singled out when two people tried to run me off of the road with weapons and they could have killed me or someone else who wasn’t involved.”

It wasn’t the first time Jessica Bolden was accused of maliciously using her vehicle. In a recorded interview with Corporal John Ramsey in October 2019, Jeremy Dewitte and Ramsey discussed an altercation between Dewitte’s wife, Rania, and Jessica Bolden. According to Jeremy Dewitte, his wife’s vehicle was struck and damaged by Jessica Bolden multiple times in 2019.

Detective Bradley Smith asked the victim to identify Whitney Tools-Nickols and Jessica Bolden in a follow-up email.

During this time a warrant was released for Jeremy Dewitte’s arrest. The victim contacted Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and asked an agent to speak to Orlando Police Department about the direction of the case and the warrant that was issued for Dewitte but not for Whitney Tools-Nickols and Jessica Bolden. The victim claimed she was guided to Orlando Police Department by 911 dispatch because there were I.R.I.S police cameras in the area. The cameras were able to capture the suspects chasing the victim. On November 24, 2020 Orlando Police Department filed stalking charges against Whitney Tools-Nickols and Jessica Bolden.

Stalking in the state of Florida is considered a first degree misdemeanor when a person repeatedly and maliciously follows or harasses another person. It is punishable by up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine. It is considered a third degree felony when a person repeatedly and maliciously follows another person and makes a credible threat towards that person with the intent to cause fear of death or bodily harm. It is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Jeremy Dewitte turned himself in on November 29, 2020. His initial appearance was the following morning at 9:00 AM EST. Judge Amy J. Carter announced the State Attorney’s Office decided not to pursue the charges and the case was dropped before his hearing. Dewitte’s defense attorney Amir Ladan emphasized the errors in assigning the case as domestic violence. The victim and Jeremy Dewitte never lived together and were never married.

Amir Ladan went on to say he felt it was an attempt by law enforcement to manipulate the information and another way to have Jeremy Dewitte’s bonds revoked from his police impersonation arrests. The victim thanked the judge for choosing not to move forward with revoking Jeremy Dewitte’s bonds.

Jeremy Dewitte was released at 2:00 PM EST on the day of his hearing. Despite turning himself in on November 29 and attending his first appearance on November 30, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office arrived at his front door later that evening. The sheriff’s office claimed the warrant was still active in their system.

In the end Osceola County Sheriff’s Office admitted there was an error on their end and a deputy sheriff apologized for the mistake.

In today’s video there is a clip of the 911 call between the victim, a dispatcher and an Orlando Police Department officer during the alleged stalking chase. Jeremy Dewitte’s initial appearance at Orange County jail is also included, as well as exclusive footage of Osceola County deputies attempting to locate Dewitte at his home to arrest him for the warrant that was no longer valid.