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School cafeteria worker arrested for lewd acts

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 2:59 pm

By Ken Jackson Staff Writer A Kissimmee man working as an elementary school cafeteria worker, who also worked part time for the city of Kissimmee, was arrested Thursday for reportedly touching students inappropriately. Jonathan Caraballo, 30, a part-time cafeteria monitor at Highlands Elementary School, was arrested by Kissimmee police detectives and charged with lewd molestation and two counts battery. Officers responded to the school Thursday in reference to a report

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  • Detectives investigating dead body found east of St. Cloud

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 11:49 am

    The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help for information in a homicide investigation that began Wednesday east of St. Cloud when detectives were led to a dead body found in a residence on U.S. Highway 192 just east of Nova Road. The body has been identified as Charles Courtenay, 76, but have not released any other details other than the case is being worked as a homicide.

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  • Man tosses drugs from vehicle, lands on hood of police car

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:47 pm


    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer A vehicle passenger pulled over by  Kissimmee police for a traffic stop on Jan. 16 probably hoped that the bag of cocaine he threw out the sunroof landed somewhere else besides the hood of a patrol car. The passenger, Luis Vazquez, 30, was observed by a Kissimmee police officer throwing something out the sunroof of the gold-colored Acura when the officer attempted pull over the

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  • Arrest made in murder outside Kissimmee restaurant

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:28 am


    Kissimmee police detectives have made an arrest in the city’s first homicide of 2015. Jayson Omar Castillo-Caceres, 28, has been charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and carrying a concealed weapon in the shooting death of Juan Carlos Quiles in front of the El Cibuco Restaurant at 2231 Fortune Road in Kissimmee. Quiles, 24, of Kissimmee, was fatally shot and Marianne Crespo Rodriguez, 30, of Orlando, was shot in

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  • Father of teen shooter expected to make plea deal

    Posted on January 21, 2015 at 11:03 am


    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The father of a Kissimmee teenager who bought a gun and left it available for the teen to go allegedly go on a 2013 shooting spree is scheduled to make a plea deal in court next week. Lothar Schafer is set to appear Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. in front of Ninth Circuit Court Judge Jon B. Morgan to make a plea on a charge

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  • KPD still investigating Sunday night homicide

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Kissimmee Police Department detectives are looking for information in its first 2015 homicide case. A male victim was fatally shot and killed Sunday night outside a Kissimmee Mexican restaurant, and police are still interviewing witnesses and gathering other information in the case. At approximately 9:40 p.m. officers responded to the El Cibuco Restaurant at 2231 Fortune Road after receiving a report that two people had been shot. Upon arrival officers

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  • Suspect named in Thursday stabbing in Kissimmee

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Kissimmee police detectives seek a suspect, who they have obtained an arrest warrant for, involved in a Vine Street stabbing Thursday. Jhon-Jario Puello, 24, of Kissimmee, is deemed a person of interest. Around 6 p.m., police officers responded to La Familia Pawn & Jewelry at 3615 W. Vine Street in reference to a stabbing and located a 23-year-old male victim who had been stabbed multiple times.  The victim was transported

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