OCSO mobile substation opens in heart of Pine Hills

- Jose Bido and his wife made a point to stop by the new Orange County Sheriff's Office station Monday, to let Deputies know neighbors in Pine Hills need their help.

"They can interact with the community, like we did, and tell what's going on," Bido explained.

The trailer is a very visible sign that deputies are stepping up their presence in the area that has been rocked by violence.  Bido made a point to tell deputies about his Pine Hills home, which sits right next to an abandoned building.  That abandoned building, he said, "has been nothing but trouble."

"There's a lot of young guys coming in and coming out. We don't know what they're doing," he explained.  "We don't feel safe"
 
Over the past two weeks, in Pine Hills alone, three people were killed and nine hurt in six separate shootings and a stabbing, including the most recent death of a 31-year-old man this weekend in Pine Hills.
 
That's why Jose thinks a stronger, long-term presence is a step in the right direction towards peace in his community.
  
"This is a good thing," he said.

Deputies said the new sub-station will be located along Pine Hills Road, near Silver Star, indefinitely.

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