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joseph_joelle-josianne322.jpgcirino_andrew-anthony3220.jpgpacheco_jonathan32207.jpgOsceola County * On March 21 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested three suspects involved in the kidnapping and armed robbery of an employee at the Skycoaster in Old Town which took place two days prior.  Former employee, Jonathan Pacheco, 19 (DOB 9/12/88), and Andrew Anthony Cirino, 17 (DOB 10/20/89), are charged with Robbery with a Weapon (F.S.S. 812.13-2b) and Grand Theft (F.S.S. 812.14-13e1) and were taken into custody. Kidnapping charges in Polk County are pending. Pacheco’s girlfriend, Joelle Josianne Joseph, 19 (DOB 12/29/87), was also arrested and charged with Robbery with a Weapon for assisting in the crime.  According to Pacheco, Joseph met them at the Skycoaster and served as a lookout while the crime was taking place. Pacheco, who worked at the Skycoaster until August of last year told detectives he planned the crime because he was having financial problems. He also told investigators he and Cirino used airguns in the incident. Detectives were able to locate and take into evidence items involved in the incident.

Background:
On March 18 at approximately 1:59 a.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Skycoaster office located at 2850 Florida Plaza Boulevard in Old Town. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim, a manager with Skycoaster who indicated at 1:15 a.m., he left work and drove to his home in Championsgate in Polk County. He noticed a car behind him, but continued to his home.  An unknown male approached him and shoved a handgun in his stomach. The male subject directed the victim into a car driven by another unknown male.  The subject took the victim’s cell phone and car keys and placed a dark cover over the victim’s head. As the car was moving, the suspects asked the victim a series of questions about the safe at the Skycoaster and the alarm system.  When the car stopped, the suspects directed the victim out of the vehicle and up a flight of stairs and into an office. Based on what the suspects asked the victim and because they walked up stairs, the victim thought he might be back at work. The suspects forced the victim to open the safe and then lie down on the office floor. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of  money and shocked the victim with an unknown weapon before they fled away in the vehicle.  The victim did not sustain any injuries and was able to call for help.

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Poinciana Town Hall Meeting, Poinciana Community Center 395 Marigold AvenuePoinciana  Tuesday, April 3, 20076:00 PM—8:00 PM  Congressman Adam H. Putnamis hosting a Please join me to receive a legislative & Congressional update.  I look forward to hearing from you and listening to your ideas, opinions, and concerns.

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Osceola County * On March 18 at approximately 1:59 a.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Skycoaster office located at 2850 Florida Plaza Boulevard in Old Town. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim, a manager with Skycoaster who indicated at 1:15 a.m., he left work and drove to his home in Championsgate in Polk County. He noticed a car behind him, but continued to his home.  An unknown male approached him and shoved a handgun in his stomach. The male subject directed the victim into a car driven by another unknown male.  The subject took the victim’s cell phone and car keys and placed a dark cover over the victim’s head. As the car was moving, the suspects asked the victim a series of questions about the safe at the Skycoaster and the alarm system.  When the car stopped, the suspects directed the victim out of the vehicle and up a flight of stairs and into an office. Based on what the suspects asked the victim and because they walked up stairs, the victim thought he may be back at work. The suspects forced the victim to open the safe and then lie down on the office floor. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of  money and shocked the victim with an unknown weapon before they fled away in the vehicle.  The victim did not sustain any injuries and was able to call for help.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477).

Osceola County * On March 17 at approximately 3:58 p.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Subway located at 8311 Championsgate Boulevard in Kissimmee, in reference to an armed robbery.  Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the store employees who indicated they saw two black males loitering outside the store. When all of the customers had exited, the suspects entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money.  After the employees gave the suspects an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects fled on foot towards Osceola-Polk Line Road.
The susppects are described as dark skinned males, approximately 12-16 years old with closely cropped black hair. One of the suspects was approximately 5’4” wearing a black bandanna on his head, a black jacket, blue and white basketball shorts.  The other suspect was approximately 5’2” wearing a long-sleeved black shirt and shorts. One of the suspects wrapped a blue shirt around his head before entering the store. The blue shirt was located a short distance from the store.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477).

Osceola County * On March 18 at approximately 3:15 p.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Red Carpet Inn located at 4700 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee, in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the motel owner who indicated a white male with a firearm entered the motel, demanded money and jumped behind the counter to take an undisclosed amount of money. A witness tried to stop the suspect but was hit in the face with the firearm.  The witness sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene.  The suspect was last seen running into the woods behind the motel. 
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately  6’00”, 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, black sunglasses and a black bandanna.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477).

gines-reyes_roberto31907.jpgOsceola County * On March 18 at approximately 5:44 p.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Howard Johnson’s Motel, 4836 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, in reference to a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the motel manager who indicated he observed an uknown male tampering with a laundry room dryer. When the manager confronted the subject, he indicated he was a guest at the motel but could not provide his room number. When the manager attempted to call 911, the subject fled on foot.  Deputies located the suspect, Robert A. Gines-Reyes (DOB 12/2/81) walking along West Highway 192 a short distance away. A search of the suspect revealed burglary tools in his pockets. According the deputies, the manager was able to positively identify Gines-Reyes as the individual at the motel. Several of the dryers were damaged as if someone were trying to pry them open.  Based on this information, Gines-Reyes was arrested and charged with Theft (F.S.S. 877.08-3), Possession of Burglary Tools (F.S.S. 810.06) and Burglary (810.02-3c). He was taken to the Osceola County jail.

A littleDolphin 407 history of why Dolphin is on patrol.  Please read the post below quoted from a member of the www.insidepoinciana.org bulletin board.

This is a notice for all residents of Polk County Village 3 of Poinciana.
( will post this in Polk County Sheriff board also )

After many months of discussions amongst the Polk County residents and Sheriff Grady Judd and the Polk County Sheriff’s Department who attend the monthly meetings at the community center, a CAP (Citizens Assisted Patrol) for Village 3 has been established with the cooperation of the Sheriff’s department.

Also did you know that Village 7 has had one of these programs in place and running for at least 8 months now.

This is a program run by volunteers ( yes volunteers ) who are not paid in any way for their services in both Village 3 and 7 who want to assist their local law enforcement in keeping their neighborhoods safe.

They have a marked patrol cruiser from Polk County in each village that is specifically marked Citizens Assisted Patrol with a yellow lightbar on the roof of the vehicle instead of the red and blue lightbar seen on regular police cruisers and have gone through a specific training class that is sanctioned by the Polk County Sheriff and is offered to any resident of Polk County by the way that would like to be involved in helping patrol the neighborhood/village to help deter possible criminal activities. Should they spot something suspicious, they are in direct contact with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office who will dispatch a deputy to investigate.

These citizens have no authority ( ie arrest or detaining ) at all. They are merely observers who can be the eyes for the law enforcement sheriff until they arrive.

The meetings are every 3rd tuesday of the month held at the community center where they come together with the Sheriff’s deputies who are from the Lake Wales substation but are very actively involved in the Polk side of Poinciana to discuss the program. There is usually a guest speaker in attendance as well.

This is a good program having gone to the meetings and sitting there and listening to not only residents who are not part of the program talk about it who have seen the patrol car in their neighborhood but also from some of the active participants as well.

They are actively trying to get more residents involved in the program. There is strength in numbers and this is a great program to be in volved in if you have some extra time and are looking to volunteer and at the same time give you a good feeling that you are helping to keep your neighborhood safe not only for adults but for children as well.


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