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Detectives arrest suspect involved in lewd acts reported near Monterey Road

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives on Monday arrested a Kissimmee man suspected of exposing himself on two separate incidences in Poinciana last month. Detectives took reports of a male flashing his genitals to two different female victims, one of them a minor, on Monterrey Road in Poinciana in August. After the Sheriff’s Office released a composite sketch of the suspect to the media, a tipster called in identifying him as Donald

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  • Man sought in suspicious Poinciana incident

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man in connection with a suspicious incident reported that occurred in Poinciana on Sunday. A woman told deputies her 11-year-old son was walking at the intersection of Bordeaux Road and Massy Court when a man approached him and said: “Hey, you need to come with me,” Sheriff’s Office reports stated. The boy said he ran and the car followed him for short

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  • Suspect arrested for video voyeurism

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm


    A Kissimmee man was arrested and charged with video voyeurism on Sunday after he allegedly placed his cell phone under a woman’s dress at a supermarket. At 11:36 a.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Publix Supermarket located at 2338 E. U.S Highway 192 in response to a suspicious incident. Deputies spoke with the store manager who said an employee observed a man, later identified at John Escobar, 55, of

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  • Red light cameras to go online at five more county intersections

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Red-light safety cameras will go online at five more intersections in Osceola County over the course of this month. The registered vehicle owner of cars that run red lights at those signals will begin receiving warning notices beginning this week. Only warnings will be issued the first 30 days after a camera is activated, but a $158 fine dictated by state law will be issued

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  • Paying respects to victims of 9/11

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:28 pm

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Max Brady, a member of the Bugles Across America, salutes after performing Taps during the 9/11 program at Valencia’s Osceola Campus on Thursday.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Fittingly, the annual Sept. 11 memorial event at Valencia College Thursday closed with some acts of defiance. Keynote speaker Paul Rooney, the former Orlando Police Department chief and current assistant vice president of safety and security for the college, fought through an fast-approaching downpour to deliver an address of remembrance, vigilance and resilience. That was followed by the bugler’s playing of Taps and a bagpiper

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  • Scott touts jobs, lower taxes at Kissimmee event

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm

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Gov. Rick Scott welcomes Daisy Lopez-Cid, a member of the Valencia College Board of Trustees, to the podium Monday at a rally at the Kissimmee Sports Area.

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer As of today, the General Election in which Floridians will chose their governor for the next four years, is in 57 days. Gov. Rick Scott, running for re-election for the first time, used one of them to visit Kissimmee this afternoon. Scott, aboard his tour bus adorned with one of his taglines — “Let’s Keep Working,” a variation of the “Let’s Get To Work” line

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  • Theft charges linked to Sheriff’s Office sting dismissed

    Posted on September 5, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Seven people arrested in an Osceola County Sheriff’s Office sting operation will not face third-degree felony theft charges after a judge granted a motion from their attorney to dismiss the charges. Ninth Circuit Judge Jon B. Morgan ruled the Sheriff’s Office operation on April 1 amounted to entrapment when deputies left $350 in cash and other items planted in a purse hanging from a bicycle

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