A kind of day in Apopka “Breaking News”.

From staff reports

News is a label that is often overused by the broadcast media to describe anything they want to draw attention to. Apopka Sound Uses the news label sparingly and only when something is really important and timely.

Wednesday was one of those “must see” days in Apopka.

It began when a single-engine Piper PA-32 suffered wing damage and engine problems in the blue skies of our city around 11:30 a.m. and made an emergency landing at the Shelby intersection between the Amazon Warehouse and the Goya Foods Building. Industrial Drive and General Electric Road. The pilot was able to land safely and neither he nor the passenger was injured.

The Apopka Police Department issued the following statement regarding the emergency:

“On May 8 at 11:30 a.m., the Apopka Police Department responded to 3000 Shelby Industrial Drive for a report of a plane crash.

According to reports, the plane’s wing was damaged during the flight and it crash-landed at this location. There were two passengers on board, but no one was injured.”

Sgt. Kimberly Walsh of APD, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board were notified but declined to respond to the emergency landing.

Then, just over an hour later, APD officers responded to a bank robbery on Rock Springs Road.

APD released the following statement:

“At approximately 12:40 p.m., Apopka Police officers responded to a bank robbery at the Fifth Third Bank located at 1495 Rock Springs Road.

The suspect (pictured below) entered the bank, walked up behind the teller and took money from an open drawer before fleeing the scene on foot.

No one was injured as a result of this incident.

This remains an active investigation and members of the APD Criminal Investigation Division are actively working to gather additional information

If anyone has information that could help solve this case, please contact the Apopka Police Department at APDCID@Apopka.net. Information can be provided through Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS, to remain anonymous, visit crimeline.org.”

News can be exciting and usually attracts more readers, but unfortunately, it usually comes with pain, suffering and fatalities. Apopkans can be thankful that no one was injured in these two incidents.


fifth third shore

Bank Robbery,


Apopka Police Department,

Rock Springs Road

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