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11/18/2004

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Could the mysterious glowing ball of "green cheese" suspended in our night sky be a catalyst for chaos here on earth? Is it merely coincidence that the word "lunatic" derives from the Latin word meaning "moon"?

For centuries, the superstitious and the scholarly have toyed with the notion that a full moon unleashes aggression in people and animals. Numerous studies have been conducted on what is called the "Transylvania effect," but the results are about as unified as America after the presidential election – for every study supporting the idea that a full moon turns us into animals, another posits just the opposite.

The British Medical Journal published two separate studies in December of 2000 that directly contradicted each other on the question of whether animals bite people more during a full moon.

One study, conducted by the Bradford Royal Infirmary in Bradford, England, examined more than 1,600 emergency room patients between 1997 and 1999. Researchers concluded that a person's chance of being bitten by an animal nearly doubles on or around a full moon.

But a similar study conducted approximately 11,000 miles and nine time zones to the west, at the University of Sydney in Australia, found no positive relation between a full moon and dog bites. In fact, says the study, dog bites were slightly lower on full-moon nights.

According to a recent University of Washington report, "Moonstruck! Does the Full Moon Influence Behavior?", there are slightly higher instances of aggravated assault, crime and animal bites during a full moon. However, says the study, the full moon has no notable effect on arrests, suicides, traffic accidents, drug overdoses, emergency room visits or depression.

Ah, but what of lunar effects here in Central Florida, a region already famous for being full of people close to the edge?

Allen Moore, spokesperson for the Orange County Corrections department, says, "I wouldn't be surprised if [the legend] turned out to be true. I worked in law enforcement for many years, and it always seems to us that there was more aggression on full moon nights, especially if you include dog bites."

In an attempt to set the record straight, Orlando Weekly grabbed the paperwork for all arrests that took place in the Orlando area Oct. 28 – a full moon that coincidentally rode the heels of the rare lunar eclipse the night before. Double freaky.

Patrick M. Jablonski, Ph.D., a research statistician for the Orange County Corrections Department, compared bookings from Jan. 1, 1998, to Sept. 26, 2004, to analyze whether a full moon had any impact on arrests. His findings seemed to support the theory that a full moon makes people act meshuggeneh. The average arrest rate on full moon nights in Orlando over the last six years has been 153.5, compared to 150.8 arrests on new moon nights, 145.5 arrests on first quarter moon nights and 153.1 on last quarter moon nights.

But Jablonski insists the numbers don't prove a thing. "The differences in the data are due to chance."

During the Oct. 28 full moon, there were 137 bookings in Orlando for drunk driving, domestic assault, theft, possession of cocaine, even one aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. Is there more aggression during a full moon? Hard to say. But there was a lot going on that night.


MORNING ARRESTS

04043868
Aguilera, Alejandro – Orlando

DOB: Jan. 5, 1971
Charge: Driving without a valid license.

04043842
Amaya, Maria – Orlando

DOB: Nov. 30, 1963
Charge: Driving while under the influence, driving while license revoked.

04043837
Bayot, Stanley Flores – Orlando

DOB: Aug. 3, 1962
Charge: Driving while under the influence.

04043869
Bushnell, Monique – Orlando

DOB: Nov. 20, 1975
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043858
Cordice, Butler – None

DOB: March 19, 1982
Charge: One count of battery, two counts of burglary of a dwelling with assault or battery.

04043835
Carter, William Raymond Jr. – Transient

DOB: June 2, 1963
Charge: Loitering or prowling.

04043839
Caudle, Andre Franklin – Kissimmee

DOB: June 18, 1962
Charge: Possession of cocaine, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia.

04043848
Clark, Willie B. Jr. – Apopka

DOB: July 9, 1973
Charge: Battery/domestic violence.

04043847
Cox, Curtina Lavon – Orlando

DOB: July 10, 1975
Charge: Battery/domestic violence.

04043841
Crase, Jason – Orlando

DOB: April 9, 1980
Charge: Driving while license suspended.

04043859
Davis, Ronald Thomas – Tampa

DOB: Nov. 28, 1953
Charge: Two counts of obtaining property by worthless check greater than $150.

04043846
Dormeus, Danny – Orlando

DOB: May 7, 1973
Charge: Providing false ID to a law enforcement officer.

04043849
Eastman, Devin James – Orlando

DOB: May 11, 1982
Charge: Driving while under the influence.

04043852
Elbaum, Seth D. – Needham, Mass.

DOB: July 23, 1984
Charge: Driving while under the influence.

04043860
Eley, Brandon Clinton – Apopka

DOB: May 29, 1981
Charge: False 911 calls, felony battery with great bodily harm, false reports to law enforcement authority, tampering with physical evidence.

04043830
Gonzales, Barbara Ann – Orlando

DOB: Feb. 9, 1975
Charge: Disorderly conduct.

04043876
Griffin, Brendan Tremaine – Winter Park

DOB: April 16, 1987
Charge: Robbery with a firearm.

04043872
Hall, Thida Rena – Orlando

DOB: Sept. 15, 1973
Charge: Possession of drug paraphernalia.

04043813
Hampton, Keyanna S. – Orlando

DOB: May 26, 1983
Charge: Driving while license suspended, providing false ID to law enforcement.

04043228
Jackson, Joshua Allen – Ocoee

DOB: April 14, 1984
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043820
Johnson, David Damien – Orlando

DOB: June 13, 1981
Charge: Third degree grand theft of item with value greater than $5,000 but less than $10,000, third degree grand theft of item with value greater than $10,000 but less than $20,000, two counts of forgery, petit theft of $100 or more.

04043823
Joseph, Ribaine – Orlando

DOB: Aug. 7, 1981
Charge: First degree grand theft for item with value of $100,000 or more, failure to return hired/leased/personal property with value greater than $300, aggravated battery, robbery with a weapon while wearing a mask.

04043821
Lamar, Eugene – Oviedo

DOB: Feb. 3, 1975
Charge: Driving without a valid license.

04043851
Leon, David – Orlando

DOB: Feb. 21, 1974
Charge: Third degree grand theft of a motor vehicle.

04043861
Marine, Jesus – Orlando

DOB: July 1, 1981
Charge: Return per court order, violation of community control.

04043829
Martinez, Ivelisee – Orlando

DOB: May 3, 1973
Charge: Disorderly conduct.

04043832
McInnis, Eric Chancellor – Orlando

DOB: March 21, 1982
Charge: Driving while under the influence.

04043822
Miller, Cassandra – Orlando

DOB: June 21, 1966
Charge: Battery/domestic violence.

04043867
Mosley, Derrick C. – Orlando

DOB: March 27, 1979
Charge: Third degree grand theft of a motor vehicle.

04043857
Nicol, Martin Haynes Jr. – None

DOB: Nov. 7, 1982
Charge: Return per court order, state facility.

04043827
Norman, Larry Kenton – Orlando

DOB: March 28, 1968
Charge: Driving without a valid license.

04043850
Nutter, Joseph W. – Braintree, Mass.

DOB: Dec. 7, 1964
Charge: Driving while under the influence with property damage.

04043843
Pagan, Migdalia – Orlando

DOB: April 25, 1965
Charge: Battery/domestic violence.

04043834
Rajendranauth, Sankar – Orlando

DOB: Feb. 22, 1973
Charge: Harassing telephone calls.

04043828
Ramirez, Samirez I. – Orlando

DOB: June 2, 1983
Charge: Disorderly conduct.

04043865
Ramos, Yohan – Hialeah

DOB: June 6, 1982
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043853
Robillard, Brian Scott – Orlando

DOB: Sept. 2, 1970
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043856
Ruby, Donna Sue – Transient

DOB: July 25, 1967
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043840
Ryals, Jeffrey Patrick – Orlando

DOB: Oct. 10, 1975
Charge: Driving while under the influence.

04043831
Smith, Billy Ray – Orlando

DOB: July 16, 1984
Charge: Battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, possession of cocaine with intent to sell (with weapon), possession of cocaine within 1000 feet of a conventional business.

04043836
Spaulding, David Scott – Orlando

DOB: Aug. 27, 1968
Charge: Driving while license suspended.

04043825
Stillwagon, Michael Rudolph – Orlando

DOB: Sept. 7, 1984
Charge: Driving while under the influence, possession of alcohol by a person under 21.

04043875
Thomas, Broderick Wydell – Orlando

DOB: Sept. 18, 1987
Charge: Kidnapping with intent to commit a felony with a firearm, sexual battery with a deadly weapon and physical force, robbery with a firearm.

04043862
Tillman, Derwin Kurt III – Orlando

DOB: March 3, 1982
Charge: Possession of cocaine, providing false ID to a law enforcement officer.

04043845
Wallace, Lisa Diane – Orlando

DOB: May 11, 1961
Charge: Petit theft with two prior convictions.

04043855
Washington, Booker T. – Orlando

DOB: Oct. 12, 1962
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043874
White, Brandon Deshawn – Orlando

DOB: Sept. 19, 1988
Charge: Robbery with a firearm.

04043854
Williams, Christopher Todd – Orlando

DOB: Dec. 25, 1968
Charge: Criminal mischief with item valued over $200 and under $1,000, two counts of burglary of a structure, second degree grand theft of item with value of $20,000 or more.

04043833
Woolard, Jason D. – Orlando

DOB: April 28, 1982
Charge: Aggravated battery on a pregnant person.

AFTERNOON ARRESTS


04043921
Arias, Johanna – Orlando

DOB: April 28, 1985
Charge: Petit theft.

04043961
Ayala, Bryan – Orlando

DOB: Oct. 11, 1985
Charge: Battery/domestic violence.

04043659
Bailey, Jeffery Lee – Apopka

DOB: March 10, 1984
Charge: Defrauding an innkeeper for under $300.

04043922
Bell, Donald Gene – Apopka

DOB: Sept. 5, 1954
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043919
Bibby, Sintel U. – Unknown

DOB: Feb. 27, 1966
Charge: Third degree grand theft of a motor vehicle.

04043942
Bridges, Quntary Derrell – Orlando

DOB: Dec. 21, 1975
Charge: Battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, two counts of resisting an officer without violence.

04043882
Brown, Ricardo D. – Orlando

DOB: Oct. 14, 1987
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043915
Budge, Gregory Paul – Orlando

DOB: Sept. 28, 1984
Charge: Indirect contempt of court.

04033415
Burney, Courtney R. – Rivera Beach

DOB: Jan. 28, 1977
Charge: Possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis.

04043925
Butler, Christy Lynn – Windermere

DOB: April 12, 1967
Charge: Driving while license suspended, resisting an officer without violence.

04036186
Calhoun, Merrill Maurice – Apopka

DOB: Sept. 18, 1982
Charge: Felony battery with great bodily harm.

04043907
Chambers, Robert J. – Orlando

DOB: June 2, 1982
Charge: Two counts of burglary of a dwelling, dealing in stolen property (trafficking), petit theft.

04043641
Choi, Kenneth Yong – Orlando

DOB: Jan. 5, 1963
Charge: Possession of cocaine with intent to sell/deliver.

04043920
Cole, John Adam – Orlando

DOB: Aug. 7, 1983
Charge: Resisting an officer without violence.

04043914
Coleman, Larry Laron Ray – Orlando

DOB: July 18, 1985
Charge: Indirect contempt of court.

04043932
Colon, Zuleika – Orlando

DOB: Jan. 3, 1982
Charge: Petit theft.

04043918
Cuartes, John J. – Osceola

DOB: Nov. 3, 1958
Charge: Petit theft (retail).

04043913
David, George Brian – Orlando

DOB: Aug. 9, 1977
Charge: Driving while under the influence.

04043943
Dejesus, Raymond – Orlando

DOB: Jan. 16, 1960
Charge: Contempt of court (misdemeanor).

04043927
Delorean, Vasile – Orlando

DOB: Dec. 4, 1948
Charge: Petit theft (retail).

04043901
Dennard, Robbie L. – Taft

DOB: July 12, 1977
Charge: Three counts of burglary of a dwelling, two counts of third degree grand theft of an item valued over $300 and under $5,000, two counts of dealing in stolen property (trafficking), petit theft, driving while license suspended.

04043902
Durgana, Trevor Michael – Windermere

DOB: March 14, 1971
Charge: Petit theft (retail).

04043912
Elorza, Andres Linares – Clermont

DOB: Jan. 22, 1981
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043895
Ferguson, Darwin McRoth – Orlando

DOB: June 16, 1963
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043957
Fleetwood, Larry Eugene II – Apopka

DOB: Nov. 12, 1962
Charge: Contempt of court (civil).

04043906
Ford, Matthew Wayne – Unknown

DOB: Aug. 4, 1984
Charge: Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, fleeing/attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence.

04043958
Fulton, Jason Allan – Valrico

DOB: June 9, 1983
Charge: Resisting an officer without violence, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis.

04043934
Gaines, Alfred Lloyd – Orlando

DOB: June 12, 1953
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043881
Galloway, Anthony Tristan – Orlando

DOB: July 12, 1981
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043954
Garcia, Jennifer Lynn – Apopka

DOB: Dec. 21, 1983
Charge: Failure of defendant to appear.

04043900
Gatewood, John – Casselberry

DOB: March 15, 1975
Charge: Driving while license revoked, fleeing/attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer without violence, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis.

04043948
Gifford, Sally – Orlando

DOB: April 9, 1976
Charge: Third degree grand theft of an item valued at more than $300 and less than $5,000, failure to return hired/leased/personal property valued at more than $300.

04042615
Glee, Natasha Denise – Orlando

DOB: Dec. 5, 1984
Charge: Prostitution, possession of drug paraphernalia.

04043910
Grace, Jonathan A. Jr. – Unknown

DOB: April 21, 1986
Charge: Possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, providing false ID to a law enforcement officer.

04043963
Graham, Jimmy Lee – Daytona Beach

DOB: Nov. 18, 1957
Charge: Possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia.

04043903
Harris, Dale Weston – Orlando

DOB: Aug. 14, 1962
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043908
Haywood, John Christopher – Maitland

DOB: July 22, 1985
Charge: Conspiracy to sell/deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, trafficking in more than 28 grams and less than 200 grams of cocaine.

04043904
Henderson, Alfred Dell – Orlando

DOB: Aug. 21, 1950
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043931
Hines, Ronald – Orlando

DOB: March 13, 1958
Charge: Possession of cocaine.

04043883
Hogue, Raymond Eugene – Newville, Penn.

DOB: Jan. 29, 1961
Charge: Driving while under the influence, driving while license suspended.

04043949
Hooper, Christopher Edward – Orlando

DOB: March 10, 1980
Charge: Possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis.

04043936
Hunter, Jolene R. – Apopka

DOB: April 26, 1985
Charge: Battery/domestic violence.

04043937
Ibarra, Alberto Flores – Apopka

DOB: Nov. 14, 1970
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043888
Jackson, Tajauna Shannell – Orlando

DOB: Aug. 30, 1980
Charge: Possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis.

04043933
Jackson, Dexter V. – Orlando

DOB: March 5, 1975
Charge: Driving without a valid driver license, driving while license suspended, resisting an officer without violence.

04043923
Jaggers, Kimberlee E. – Mount Dora

DOB: Dec. 4, 1967
Charge: Third degree grand theft of an item valued at more than $300 and less than $5,000.

04043965
Jenkins, Joseph Michael – Lake Mary

DOB: May 23, 1977
Charge: Trespassing on property after warning.

04043894
Johnson, Vance Laron – Orlando

DOB: April 28, 1964
Charge: Resisting an officer with violence.



04043951
Johnson, Milton L. – Orlando

DOB: March 5, 1973
Charge: Resisting an officer without violence.

04043916
Jones, Michael Anthony – Orlando

DOB: Oct. 8, 1976
Charge: Providing false ID to a law enforcement officer.

04043880
Lafferty, Roy Joseph – Unknown

DOB: June 22, 1948
Charge: Trespassing on property after warning.

04043884
Lofton, Janita – Casselberry

DOB: Dec. 1, 1972
Charge: Criminal mischief with item valued under $1,000.

04043955
Lonergan, Steven Ray – Orlando

DOB: May 19, 1956
Charge: Battery/domestic violence, false imprisonment.

04043796
McClendon, Earl – Orlando

DOB: Aug. 7, 1986
Charge: Battery on juvenile/detention community facility staff, sale/delivery of cocaine, possession of cocaine.

04043924
McKinney, Cynthia – Orlando

DOB: Nov. 14, 1959
Charge: Resisting an officer without violence, sale/delivery of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia.

04043893
Medelus, McHenry – Orlando

DOB: June 29, 1983
Charge: Three counts of violation of probation.

04043887
Miller, Phyllis Juanita – Orlando

DOB: Oct. 24, 1960
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043940
Mobley, Eric Lee – Orlando

DOB: March 25, 1975
Charge: Violation of probation.

04040813
Moore, Shelena – Orlando

DOB: Nov. 10, 1971
Charge: Dealing in stolen property (trafficking), sale/delivery of cocaine.

04043959
O'Donnell, Tyler E. – Sanford

DOB: May 15, 1960
Charge: Driving while under the influence.

04043899
Paz, Miguel A. – Orlando

DOB: July 3, 1963
Charge: Third degree grand theft of an item valued at more than $300 and less than $5,000, robbery with subsequent force, resisting an officer without violence.

04043926
Penn, Hilton C. – Homeless

DOB: April 28, 1960
Charge: Trespassing on property after warning.

04043745
Ray, John Thomas – Orlando

DOB: July 12, 1981
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043800
Rivera, Samuel – Orlando

DOB: Jan. 11, 1978
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043855
Rogue, Jose Luis – Transient

DOB: Oct. 23, 1968
Charge: Prostitution.

04043911
Rudolph, Rocky Money Jr. – Orlando

DOB: June 5, 1981
Charge: Burglary of dwelling, two counts of third degree grand theft of a motor vehicle.

04043947
Saintmelus, Bruny – Orlando

DOB: March 22, 1973
Charge: Sale/delivery of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell/deliver, trafficking in more than 28 and less than 200 grams of cocaine.

04043950
Saldana, Hilario – Winter Garden

DOB: Jan. 9, 1967
Charge: Aggravated child abuse with a weapon.

04043905
Salmon, Aldo M. – Orlando

DOB: Feb. 24, 1961
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043898
Scott, Tommy Lee – Orlando

DOB: Nov. 24, 1973
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043944
Shervington, Delton Kenneth – Transient

DOB: March 16, 1957
Charge: Trespassing on property after warning.

04043889
Smith, Ernestine Tucker – Orlando

DOB: March 14, 1948
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043719
Stephens, Mark – Orlando

DOB: April 20, 1966
Charge: Violation of probation.

04040379
Stewart, Clark Anderson – Transient

DOB: Sept. 16, 1969
Charge: Attempted second-degree murder, battery/ domestic violence, false imprisonment.

04043890
Sweeney, Mark – Orlando

DOB: Oct. 24, 1982
Charge: Violation of domestic injunction.

04043892
Tanner, Shameka Trontreal – Apopka

DOB: Dec. 21, 1976
Charge: Two counts of driving while license suspended, providing false ID to a law enforcement officer.

04043929
Thomas, Eric Leroy – Orlando

DOB: April 5, 1985
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043930
Thompson, Terrance Lenard – Orlando

DOB: March 29, 1986
Charge: Delivery of cocaine within 1000 feet of a place of worship.

04043886
Tulley, Eric T. – Orlando

DOB: Aug. 27, 1980
Charge: Resisting an officer without violence.

04043928
Villotaduque, Marysol – Orlando

DOB: Sept. 16, 1973
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043945
Watson, Mark Robert – Orlando

DOB: May 12, 1984
Charge: Possession of a fake ID, possession of alcohol by person under 21, obstruction by disguised person.

04043938
Williams, Kenneth Bryant – Orlando

DOB: April 15, 1956
Charge: Violation of probation.

04043879
Wilson, Doug Houston – Orlando

DOB: Nov. 26, 1974
Charge: Two counts of violation of community control.

04043956
Winter, Rashon – Orlando

DOB: Sept. 7, 1979
Charge: Fugitive from justice.

04040812
Woodson, Roger – Orlando

DOB: Dec. 16, 1965
Charge: Dealing in stolen property (trafficking), sale/delivery of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell/deliver.

04043878
Wright, Terry Lamar – Orlando

DOB: Aug. 6, 1966
Charge: Aggravated battery with great bodily harm.

04043939
Wynn, Jeffrey T. – Orlando

DOB: Dec. 1, 1971
Charge: Indirect contempt of court.

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