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Osceola Boys, Girls Club employee jailed for lewd battery

Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:21 am

Kissimmee police officers arrested an employee of the Osceola Boys and Girls club Thursday night after it was reported that the man inappropriately touched an 11-year-old girl at the club. Sylvester Johnson, 62, of Kissimmee, was charged with lewd and lascivious battery. He worked as a part-time program assistant at the Osceola Boys and Girls Club. Johnson was arrested on Thursday, when the mother of the victim contacted the Osceola

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    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:29 pm

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  • Man arrested for exposing himself at The Loop in Kissimmee

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man for exposing himself at a local shopping center Thursday morning, but not for the first time. Juan Miguel Concepcion, 21, from Kissimmee, was charged with exposure of sexual organs. Deputies responded to a call in front of Famous Footwear at The Loop in Kissimmee at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The victim told deputies that she was walking out of Ross Department Store when she

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  • Man and women break into home over money for cleaning supplies

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 11:57 am

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  • KPD urges apartment residents to stop using rent drop boxes

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:55 am

    By Ken Jackson Staff Writer The Kissimmee Police Department is urging city apartment renters not to use rent drop boxes because of the continued theft of rent checks. It’s the second time in three months that the Kissimmee Police Department has responded to thefts from drop boxes that residents of apartment complexes use to deposit their rent checks. Kissimmee police detectives are urging those residents to stop using the boxes

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