Osceola County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a Davenport man for armed robbery Wednesday after taking money from a toll booth worker at gunpoint.
Jonathan Seda, 31, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, wearing a mask during the commission of a felony and grand theft for the crime at the Celebration Toll Booth.
According to Sheriff’s Office reports, at approximately 12:23 p.m., an unknown male, later identified as Seda, drove to the Celebration Main Plaza toll booth located on State Road 417 near Interstate 4. While in his vehicle, he approached the toll booth worker, displayed a handgun and demanded cash. He drove away with an undisclosed amount of money traveling northbound on State Road 417 in a white, four-door Lincoln vehicle.
Seda was described as a white male with a thin build wearing a dark hat, red bandana with white dots covering his face and a white and blue T-shirt.
Later at 5:30 p.m., Orange County Sheriff’s deputies identified a vehicle matching the description of the one used in the crime. Orange County deputies conducted a traffic stop and located a handgun, red bandana and blue baseball cap similar to the one used during the crime. They notified Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives and Seda was taken into custody and interviewed.
He did not cooperate with the investigation, but based on the evidence, Seda was booked into the Osceola County Jail.
Suspect arrested for child porn, marijuana
A Poinciana man has been arrested for possession of child pornography and growing marijuana after authorities found drug plants in a closet Wednesday.
Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Anibal Venancio Arrua, 50, of 101 Montclair Way, Poinciana. He was charged with promoting photo/movie sexual performance of a child, producing marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The investigation began in early July, when detectives identified a computer with an IP address that was linked to child pornography. Detectives executed a search warrant at Arrua’s home and took into evidence various electronic devices which contained child pornography.
In addition, detectives located marijuana plants and a closet in the home that had been converted to cultivate marijuana.
Arrua was taken into custody and cooperated with the investigation. Based on his statements and the evidence, he was arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail. The investigation is ongoing, with additional charges pending.
St. Cloud crash ejects children
A rollover crash in St. Cloud on Wednesday left the driver in critical condition and ejected some of the eight children in the vehicle.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Elizabeth Ann Sites, 31, of Orlando, was driving a 2001 Dodge van westbound in the left lane of U.S. Highway 192, west of Nova Road, at about 7 a.m.
For unknown reasons, the van moved from the left lane to the right. Sites overcorrected when the van tires make contact with the grass shoulder and the van overturned several times, ejecting some of the eight children in the van, FHP reports stated. All nine people in the van were taken to area hospitals.
Information on the childrens’ health was not available at press time. It was unknown if all the victims were wearing seat belts.
The crash shut down the highway and remains under investigation.