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Air Force staff sergeant of Kissimmee sentenced to 11 years for child enticement

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 4:26 pm

An U.S. Air Force staff sergeant from Kissimmee was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Tuesday for child enticement. U.S. District Judge Susan C. Bucklew also ordered Steven Richard Romel, 32, of Kissimmee, to forfeit a phone and an iPad that he had used to commit the offense. Romel pleaded guilty on July 8. According to court documents, between November 21, 2013, and January 18, 2014, a special agent

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  • Two teens charged with attempted murder

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:23 pm


    Two Kissimmee teenagers were jailed on attempted murder charges on Tuesday after a victim was stabbed during an altercation on a basketball court. Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Mark Anthony Core, 16, and Edwin Rivera, 14, and charged them with attempted murder. The investigation began on Oct. 18 at approximately 8:15 p.m., when deputies responded to the Brighton Lakes Community basketball courts located at 4250 Brighton Lakes Boulevard in Kissimmee.

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  • Detectives need the public’s help in identifying CVS armed robbery suspects

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:31 pm


    Osceola County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying armed robbery suspects, who victimized a local drug store early Monday morning. At approximately 1:45 a.m., deputies responded to CVS Pharmacy at 3300 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee. Deputies spoke with the store employees who reported that two unknown males entered the store and demanded money at gunpoint. The suspects fled the area with an undisclosed

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  • Suspect charged with three counts of attempted murder

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    A Poinciana man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after he stabbed three victims during a physical altercation. Arrested was Alez Arrendell, 18, of 740 Leornado Court. On Thursday at approximately 7:35 p.m. Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 2533 N. Central Ave. in Kissimmee. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who said that Alex Arrendell, an acquaintance, had confronted him at his home. They became involved in

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  • Four arrests made in BVL armed robbery

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Four suspects, including three Kissimmee females, were arrested in connection with the robbery of three victims in Buenaventura Lakes. Jose Chevere, 30, of Tampa and Jacequeline DeJesus, 26, Crystal Arroyo, 20, and Cherish Boltelho, 26, all of Kissimmee, were charged and arrested with a litany of charges following a series of altercations Monday that started at Veteran’s Park on Buenaventura Boulevard. At approximately 10:43 p.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies with

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  • 4 suspects arrested for burglary and grand theft clear 50 cases

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four suspects who allegedly committed more than 50 burglaries in the Central Florida area. Arrested were: Stephen Orr, 20, Todd Baggs 37, Candace Franko, 36, all of Davenport and Jacek Zatyka, 37, listed as a transient. They were charged with burglary and grand theft. The investigation began in early August, when deputies took numerous burglary reports from victims renting timeshare properties in the West U.S.

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  • Posted on October 3, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Kissimmee Police Department detectives have filed 34 additional charges against a local man who, detectives allege, sexually battered at least five minors. The new charges were filed Wednesday against Jorge L. Ramos, 49, and they include 21 counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a child between 12 and 16 years old, eight counts of unlawful sexual activity by a 24-year-old or over on a

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