Inside Poinciana Florida

Archive for October 2007

retail-theft-10-31-07.jpgPolk County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the community’s help in identifying a suspect in a Lakeland retail theft.

At approximately 1:37 am, on Thursday, October 18, 2007, a male subject entered the Circle K convenience store located at 10704, U.S. Highway 98 North in Lakeland. He left a Visa Gift card with the cashier and walked out of the store to put gas in the SUV he was driving.

He left the store without finishing the transaction. The cashier attempted to use the gift card but It was declined.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’8″ tall and weighing approximately 170 pounds, in his late teens or early twenties. He was driving a black Jeep SUV.

A photo of the suspect appears in this bulletin and can also be seen at

If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact Detective Jill Seymour, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Northwest General Crimes Unit, at (863) 577-1600 or (863)533-0344.

Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND Crime Stoppers at


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Osceola County– On October 30 at approximately 8:35 p.m.,Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in the Remington subdivision in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim who indicated she was driving on west on Fortune Road when she saw a van following closely behind her car. The driver of the van began flashing the lights so the victim pulled over onto Marllo Road. Three black males exited the van and approached the victim’s car. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim while another reached into the car and took an undisclosed amount of money from the cup holder. All three jumped back into the van and the driver fled the area. Additional deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects.
The victim can only describe the suspects as three black males wearing hooded sweatshirts. One suspect had a pierced lip. The victim could not describe the driver of the van.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407) 348-2222 or Crimeline at (800) 423-TIPS (8477).

Deputies encourage motorists not to stop their vehicle if someone is trying to get their attention on the roadway. Instead, motorists should drive to a well lit public area or call 911 to request assistance if they feel like they are being followed.

Osceola County, Florida – The Osceola County Legislative Delegation will meet on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. in the Osceola County Commission Chambers, County Administration Building, 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 4100 on the 4th floor. Led by State Representative Steve Precourt, the Legislative Delegation is comprised of state senators and representatives who represent Osceola County residents in Tallahassee.

The Delegation will hear testimony from the public on matters of statewide concern, and will also consider all local bills that have been properly drafted and filed with the office of Representative Steve Precourt on or before November 5, 2007.

Anyone wishing to be placed on the meeting agenda should contact Melissa Mack or Abigail Tyrrell in Representative Precourt’s office by phone at 407-814-6138. Anyone wishing to speak must provide seven (7) copies of all background materials, and information must be received at Representative Precourt’s office by November 5, 2007. The address is 310 S. Dillard Street, Suite 400, Winter Garden, Florida 34787.

La Delegaciσn Legislativa de Osceola Ofrece Reuniσn Pϊblica

Condado de Osceola, Florida – La delegaciσn legislativa del condado de Osceola se reunirα el martes, 13 de noviembre, 2007 a las 12:00 p.m. en la sala de la comisiσn del condado de Osceola, en el edificio administrativo, 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 4100 en el 4to piso. Dirigida por el representante estatal Steve Precourt, la delegaciσn legislativa es abarcada de senadores estatales y representantes quienes representan a los residentes del condado de Osceola en Tallahassee.

La delegaciσn escucharα testimonios del pϊblico sobre asuntos de preocupaciσn estatal, y tambiιn considerarα todos los proyectos locales que han sido correctamente bosquejados y archivados con la oficina del representante Steve Precourt antes del 5 de noviembre, 2007.

Cualquier persona que desea ser colocado(a) en la agenda debe comunicarse con Melissa Mack o Abigail Tyrrell de la oficina del representante Precourt, por telιfono, al 407-814-6138. Si desea hablar debe proveer siete (7) copias de todos los materiales, y la informaciσn debe ser recibida por la oficina del representante Precourt antes del 5 de noviembre, 2007. La direcciσn es 310 S. Dillard Street, Suite 400, Winter Garden, Florida 34787.

salcedo_humberto.jpgOsceola County– On October 26 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of San Remo Road and KOA Street in Poinciana in reference to a shots fired call. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with a Florida Highway Patrol trooper who indicated he was working a traffic crash with two motorists at the intersection when he heard two gun shots. All three got behind the Trooper’s vehicle when they heard two more shots. Two witnesses with the FHP trooper also heard and saw muzzle flashes coming from behind a white fence of a two story house. Deputies approached the two story house located at 402 Francisco Way and spoke with the residents. The residents consented to a search of the house and deputies located a shotgun and empty shotgun shells in the garbage. One of the residents, later identified as Humberto Salcedo (DOB 1/8/75), also told deputies he was angry at law enforcement for a traffic infraction he received several weeks ago. Based on the evidence that was found in the house and the information Salcedo provided, Salcedo was charged with three counts of Attempted Murder. He was booked into the Osceola County jail with no bond.

Osceola County — Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies have concluded the suspicious package left on a construction site from earlier today was not an explosive device. The incident closed E. 192 down for approximately 3 ½ hours while deputies investigated what appeared to be sticks of dynamite attached to a timing device.
Shortly after 11 a.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s dispatchers received a call from someone who saw the incident on the news. The caller indicated he thought the suspicious package might have fallen out of his vehicle Saturday night as he was traveling down E. 192 on his way home from a party. Deputies, ATF and FBI representatives interviewed the individual and determined it was accidental and there was no criminal intent on the part of the individual. Therefore the investigation was closed with no charges filed.

On October 29 at approximately 8:09 a.m., the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a suspicious package that was found on a construction site at Pine Grove Road and E. 192. by a construction worker. Deputies closed E. 192 from Hickory Tree Road to Nova Road. Alternate routes were Nova Road and Deer Park Road (SR419). As a precaution, some homes in the area near Pine Grove and E. 192 were evacuated. Sheriff’s deputies requested assistance from the Orange County Bomb Squad.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a suspicious package that was found on a construction site at Pine Grove Road and E. 192. Currently, deputies have closed off E. 192 from Hickory Tree Road to Nova Road. Alternate routes are Nova Road and Deer Park Road (SR419). As a precaution, some homes in the area near Pine Grove and E. 192 have been evacuated. Sheriff’s deputies have requested assistance from the Orange County Bomb Squad.

A media staging area is being set up at the Colonial Motel, 5575 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway. Media with credentials can access the motel from Nova Road and E. 192. Please call me at 407-709-9135 if you plan to send a media representative from your agency.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.

davis_mark-anthony.jpgOsceola County — The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about a declared Sexual Predator, Mark Anthony Davis (DOB 10/4/67), who is now residing at 4420 Fanny Bass Road in St. Cloud, Florida. The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Predator/Offender Unit verified the address on October 26 2007. Davis was convicted of the following:

Attempted Sexual Battery Victim Under 12 Years of Age on March 19, 2001

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is in the process of notifying all licensed day care centers and schools within a one-mile radius of Davis’ residence. The following is a description of Mark Anthony Davis:

SEX: Male
RACE: White
DOB: 10/4/67
HEIGHT: 6’1″
WEIGHT: 175 lbs
HAIR: Brown
EYES: Hazel/Blue
RESIDENCE: 4420 Fanny Bass Road, St. Cloud, Florida 34772

More information can be obtained by visiting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website at

hill_janmel.jpggreen_nathaniel.jpgOsceola County– Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two suspects involved in the homicide of Edward L. Perrine on October 19, 2007. Nathaniel Green (DOB 4/1/79) from Kissimmee and Janmel Hill (DOB 6/2/88) from Kissimmee were charged with Murder, Kidnapping and Possession of or Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony on October 25, 2007. Both were booked into the Osceola County on the same day for drug related charges. Detectives made contact with both suspects on the same day to add the charges relating to the homicide. The investigation is still on-going and details of the incident have not yet been released.

On October 19 at approximately 8:19 a.m., the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Kissimmee Police Department in reference to a death investigation. KPD officers indicated they were on scene in the 1400 block of Smith Street where they had located a deceased person in a vehicle behind some houses.
It was later determined the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office would investigate this incident. Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Forensics Unit and Criminal Investigations took over the crime scene.
On October 22 Sheriff’s detectives released the identity of the homicide victim as Edward L. Perrine (DOB 9/24/74) from Kissimmee. Perrine was a registered felon with an extensive criminal history. Detectives are investigating whether this incident may have been drug related and are investigating this as a homicide.

mitchell-book-in-photo-10-2.jpgWilliam Joe Mitchell is expected to arrive at the Polk County Jail this afternoon, Monday, October 29, 2007. The exact time is unknown, however, tentatively; the transport vehicle is expected at approximately 1:00 pm.

Mitchell will be booked into the jail under charges of Solicitation to Commit Lewd Act, Enticing Child via the Internet, Interference with Custody and Traveling to Meet a Minor.

As you know, Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives issued an Amber Alert for a missing 15 year old Tuesday, October 2, 2007, when investigative information suggested she was in the company of Mitchell, a High Risk, Registered Sexual Offender.

The teen was reunited with her family on October 2, 2007 after being found in a De Funaik Springs Florida Wal-Mart.

Mitchell has been in custody in Virginia since Saturday, October 6, 2007, when he was arrested by Virginia State Police, without incident in Winchester Virginia at the ‘Flying J Truck Stop.’


Did you know that 4 out of 5 car seats are not installed properly?car-seat-check.jpg

Could yours be one of them?

All states require that children be secured in safety seats. Having that safety seat fit the child is just as important as complying with the law.

With that in mind, Florida Safe Kids will be conducting child passenger safety checks on October 27, 2007, from 11:00am – 2:00pm, at State Farm, 7401 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven.

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Child Passenger Safety Technician, Jennie Burton, will be on hand at the event to help provide instruction and safety tips for securing your “precious cargo.”

For more information on the event, please contact Burton at 863.534.6678.

October 2007

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