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The Emails Part I

January 15, 2021 8:38 AM EST

Hundreds of emails to and from Sergeant Keith Vidler of Orange County Sheriff’s Office were shared with this site recently. The emails specifically mentioned Jeremy Dewitte and anyone affiliated with him or Metro-State Special Services.

One of the first emails we shared was a letter from Sergeant Keith Vidler to his supervisor Captain Sandy Carpenter in December 2019. According to a source Sergeant Vidler and several employees from the Motors division of Orange County Sheriff’s Office were given orders to stand down and end their investigation into Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services.

Before the order was given Sergeant Keith Vidler and numerous members of law enforcement in Florida and around the country appeared to be fixated with Metro-State Special Services and Jeremy Dewitte in particular. The emails were shared with us and we are releasing them in their rawest form. Any highlighting and notes were not made from this site.

On May 20, 2019 Sergeant Keith Vidler sent an email to one of the attorneys for Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Moore. Sergeant Vidler believed the use of pepper ball guns was illegal. Moore contacted the supervisor of misdemeanors who corrected him and said the use of pepper ball guns was never illegal.

Sergeant Keith Vidler sent an email to Assistant State Attorney Steven Casey Miller on October 21, 2019. In the email Sergeant Vidler stated the use of badges was also unlawful.

Steven Casey Miller clearly stated the use of badges wasn’t illegal but in his opinion the combination of the uniforms and the vehicles gave the appearance of an impersonation of a police officer.

Sergeant Vidler reached out to Austin Moore again on October 28, 2019. Vidler questioned why he couldn’t press charges against Jeremy Dewitte who he believed forced his employees to impersonate, specifically security officers, not police officers. Austin Moore stated Jeremy Dewitte couldn’t force his employees, who were adults, to impersonate security guards and the employees could have quit or said no and didn’t at any time.

This contradicted the statements made by Sergeant Keith Vidler and former Metro-State employees.

Austin Moore also rejected a warrant written by Sergeant Keith Vidler on October 30, 2019. Moore didn’t believe Sergeant Keith Vidler and John Ramsey needed any of the files located on Jeremy Dewitte’s office computer. Sergeant Vidler claimed Jeremy Dewitte made a confession about the evidence in his office. The confession has yet to surface but if it does we will update this post.

Sergeant Vidler sent an email to Detective John Allen from Windermere Police Department. Windermere Police Department was the first agency to arrest Jeremy Dewitte in 2019 for allegedly impersonating a police officer.

In the email Sergeant Keith Vidler asked Detective John Allen for advice on how to properly word a subpoena request. Detective Allen attached samples of subpoena requests he’d used in the past. Detective Allen wasn’t the last person Sergeant Vidler asked for assistance for rejected requests. We will discuss those emails at a later date.

During this time Corporal John Ramsey and in particular Sergeant Keith Vidler corresponded with other police officers and agencies about Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services. In one email Corporal John Tart from Orange County Sheriff’s Office contacted law enforcement in Lake County, Volusia County, Brevard County, Polk County and Osceola County.

On October 8, 2019 Corporal Tart spoke on behalf of Sergeant Keith Vidler and asked the other agencies if they were aware of Metro-State Special Services and if they too were interested in “getting on the same sheet of music and equally hammering these guys.”

Detective Jorge Covas appeared to enjoy the same sheet music because he emailed Corporal John Ramsey on November 5, 2019 to inquire about upcoming funeral processions for Metro-State Special Services. Detective Covas stated his admin wanted warrants “pretty bad” for Metro-State Special Services in Osceola County.

Prior to the email exchange between Orange and Osceola Counties, Sergeant Jeff Wingard from Volusia County Sheriff’s Office asked Sergeant Keith Vidler to make a PowerPoint presentation about Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services on October 30, 2019 in Deland, Florida.

In a redacted email from September 2019 there were claims that Sergeant Keith Vidler was contacting multiple federal agencies about Jeremy Dewitte and Metro-State Special Services.

One of the agencies Sergeant Vidler emailed was the Division of Worker’s Compensation. In a series of emails which will be uploaded in the next few posts, Sergeant Keith Vidler and compliance investigator Linda Offutt discussed Jeremy Dewitte’s finances as well as what they believed to be the inner workings of Metro-State Special Services.

Soon we will discuss the other agencies Sergeant Keith Vidler contacted repeatedly to report Jeremy Dewitte which include the FBI, IRS and TSA.

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 Traffic Stop II

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.

The Missing Files Part I

On September 16, 2019 Jeremy Dewitte and Deputy Sheriff Todd Mohney contacted 911 in reference to an incident which occurred between the two.

Mohney claimed Jeremy Dewitte attempted to pull him over and impersonate a police officer while driving erratically during a funeral procession. Dewitte claimed Todd Mohney hit him with his vehicle and refused to leave the funeral procession.

Orlando Police Department arrived at Blue Jacket Park and defused the situation. Sergeant Keith Vidler from Orange County Sheriff’s Office also arrived on the scene and detained Metro-State Special Services employees Victor Lopez, Steven Negron and Randall Brocius.

Lopez and Negron were released but Brocius was arrested for openly carrying a weapon.

On the scene Sergeant Vidler spoke to Jeremy Dewitte about a run-in he had with another Metro-State Special Services employee with the callsign of “Repo.” Vidler stated Repo almost ran him off of the road in Lake County, Florida.

We had the opportunity to speak to Repo as he explained his side of the story in an interview we conducted this week.

After the arrest of Randall Brocius, Jeremy Dewitte hired an attorney and filed a complaint with Orange County Sheriff’s Office against Todd Mohney.

A USB flash drive contained hours of video, including the Lake County incident, a separate encounter with Sergeant Keith Vidler during a funeral procession, video surveillance of Sergeant Keith Vidler allegedly attempting to open a locked window at Metro-State’s former headquarters and the extended version of the exchange between Mohney and Dewitte.

According to a source from Metro-State Special Services, the flash drive was given to someone the company believed to be from Professional Standards. Instead the flash drive was allegedly given to Sergeant Keith Vidler, Corporal John Ramsey and Deputy Waesco during an interview. The complaint was not investigated by Professional Standards.

The flash drive is no longer available.

Windermere Police Department claimed they also lost helmet camera video files from the day of Jeremy Dewitte’s September arrest.

After Corporal John Ramsey and Sergeant Keith Vidler conducted a search of a previous Metro-State office location in October 2019, there have been claims of missing surveillance footage taken during the search.

The source also provided text messages between Sergeant Keith Vidler and Jeremy Dewitte who texted one another from September 2019 until March 2020.

In October 2019 Sergeant Vidler set up a surveillance operation of Metro-State Special Services and Jeremy Dewitte. During the surveillance Sergeant Vidler spoke to himself and possibly one other person as he watched a funeral procession pass by.

On August 31, 2020, Rachel Mattie, defense attorney for Randall Brocius, filed a motion in limine. She claimed Sergeant Keith Vidler’s narrative was prejudicial.

A hearing has been set and it is up to Judge Renee Roche to make the final decision.

On September 9, 2020, Dylan Vogt’s defense attorney, Michael Barber, withdrew as counsel stating there was a conflict of interest.

Jeremy Dewitte’s next court date is November 10, 2020 for a pre-trial conference.

And in July 2020, 10 months after the case began, Jeremy Dewitte’s daughter was born.

The Updates V

Jeremy Dewitte was arrested on April 13, 2020 for failing to properly register a vehicle in his wife Rania Dewitte’s name. As a sex offender Jeremy Dewitte is required to register all vehicles in his and his wife’s name.

He was released on April 14, 2020 and given a $1,500 bond.

Two weeks ago we spoke to a man who claimed to be another business partner from Jeremy Dewitte’s past. We attempted to interview the man and ultimately he decided to remain anonymous.

The man stated he met Jeremy Dewitte and Jessica Bolden in 2019. He claimed Jeremy Dewitte and Jessica Bolden were business partners but also intimate with one another in front of him.

The business partner said he saw Rania Dewitte in her vehicle several times and according to him Jeremy Dewitte was verbally abusive towards his wife. He said he asked Jeremy Dewitte to apologize to his wife.

The man claimed he was conned by Jeremy Dewitte and Jessica Bolden. He stated Jeremy Dewitte tried to take over his business within two weeks of their meeting. He said he never saw Jeremy Dewitte’s driver’s license because Dewitte told him he was a police officer and showed him his gun.

According to the ex business partner Jessica Bolden hired a crew of African-American men to clean the new location for Metro-State Special Services. The man said he mistakenly identified one of the men as Bolden’s father to Jeremy Dewitte. He claimed Dewitte turned to him and said, “That’s not her father. That’s just another n*gger.”

The source claimed he had text messages from Jeremy Dewitte. According to him Jeremy Dewitte was “an adopted son” and he trusted him enough to leave his business with Dewitte when he was on vacation.

We haven’t received any of those text messages.

In lighter news a frequent reader of this site, Casual Observer, shared some of the parody Metro-State Special Services badges he made online.