Inside Poinciana Florida

Archive for September 2007

Building Dedication today at 10:00 am at the Northwest District Command, 1045 Wedgewood Estates Boulevard, Lakeland.

Our Vision: Polk County Sheriff’s Office members will proactively prevent crime and improve quality of life through community partnerships, innovation, education, teamwork, and exceptional customer service. We will measure, trend benchmark, and create models to ensure continuous quality of service.

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Osceola County * The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting four DUI saturation patrols Friday, September 28 and Satruday, September 29 as part of the Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest campaign. The patrols will be from 7:00 pm. to 3:00 a.m. covering all areas of the county.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to act responsibly. If you intend to drink, make arrangements to get home safely. Use a designated driver, public transportation or a taxi.
The last DUI heightened patrol held September 22 resulted in 2 arrests and 44 citations issued.

lorenz_robert-george.jpgOsceola County * Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies with the Community Respnse Team arrested a suspect for lewd & lascvious charges at Partin Triangle Park on Neptune Road in Kissimmee. On September 26 at approximately 2:10 p.m., undercover deputies received information about lewd acts at the park bathroom.
Upon arrival, deputies observed a Department of Transportation (FDOT) truck drive into the park. A Florida Department of Transportation employee, later identified as Robert Lorenz (DOB 11/17/54), was seen performing a lewd act behind the vehicle. Lorenz then walked into the men’s bathroom and motioned for the undercover deputy to follow him inside. Both walked into the bathroom and Lorenz exposed himself, began performing a lewd act and attempted to grab the undercover deputy. The undercover deputy pushed Lorenz away. Lorenz was arrested and charged with Exposure of Sexual Organs and Lewd & Lascvious Behavior.
He was taken to the Osceola County jail on $1,000 bond. The truck was released to FDOT authorities.

Osceola County, Florida – Today, Osceola County Commissioner Bill Lane was unanimously elected by the LYNX Board of Directors to serve as Vice Chairman. His term begins October 1, 2007. Seminole County Commission Chairman Carlton Henley serves as Chairman of the LYNX Board.

“It’s an honor to represent the citizens of Osceola County on the LYNX Board and ensures that our citizens have a voice in the future planning of bus service,” said Commissioner Lane.

As the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority, LYNX provides public transportation services primarily for Osceola, Orange and Seminole Counties. LYNX daily fixed-route bus service provides more than 82,000 passenger trips each weekday spanning an area of approximately 2,500 square miles with a resident population of more than 1.8 million. Other services include LYMMO, a free downtown Orlando circulator, CarPool and VanPool services, ACCESS LYNX Paratransit Service, and Road Rangers roadside assistance program on Interstate 4.

For more information, contact the Osceola County Public Information Office at 407-742-0100.

Osceola County, Florida – As part of the ongoing Kissimmee Park Road/Old Canoe Creek Road reconstruction project, traffic will be switched to the new outside lanes in both directions beginning October 4, 2007.

Construction on the median will continue on the interior lanes. By design, Natchez Drive, Mesa Verde Drive, Pine Tree Drive and several driveways will be right in/right out only. Traveling westbound from any of those streets, motorists will only be allowed to turn right onto Kissimmee Park Road/Old Canoe Creek Road. Traveling southbound, there will be no left turn lanes onto the same streets. This change is permanent.

For more information, contact the Osceola County Public Information Office at 407-742-0100.

raymond_patrick-lamar.jpgOsceola County * On September 25, Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives arrested Patrick Lamar Raymond (DOB 10/22/90) for Dealing in Stolen Property. Detectives linked Raymond to a burglary that occurred July 12 at 501 Hunters Circle in Poinciana after they received information he might have been involved. Raymond was booked into the Osceola County jail.

Background:
On July 13 at approximately 7:45 a.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 501 Hunters Circle in Poinciana. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with a witness who indicated she was walking on the street and noticed the back door to 501 Hunters Circle was open. The witness indicated the homeowners were away on vacation. Deputies entered the home and found property damage and personal items missing. They notified the homeowner who was out of state at the time and turned the investigation over to the property crimes unit.

Tonight, Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at 6:30 pm at Rochelle School of the Arts, 1501 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, Sheriff Judd to speak with parents and distribute ComputerCop disks.

Contact the PCSO Crime Prevention Section, 863.534.6677, for more information.


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