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Archive for December 2007

Mrs. Basel is being taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for a physical evaluation. She will also be evaluated regarding her mental health. Mrs. Basel declined to tell deputies where she has been since Friday night, though she did say that she heard helicopters and sirens and that she was “hiding.” Based on her condition and appearance (some scratches and minor bruises), Mrs. Basel likely spent time outdoors and in the woods during the time she was missing. She was found this morning as a resident in the area saw her walking through their yard in the same neighborhood/area where she lives.

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Mrs. Basel has been found this morning at approximately 9:30 a.m. She is in good condition with some scratches and minor bruises. She is home now. More details later this morning when I have them.

61-year old Frances “Faye” Basel walked away from her residence, 2118 Saxon Ln. Lakeland, in an unknown direction at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday night, December 28, 2007.

faye-basel.jpgAt approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday night, December 28, 2007 61-year old Frances “Faye” Basel, walked away from her residence, 2118 Saxon Ln. Lakeland, in an unknown direction. Her husband, Mr. Charles Basel has told investigators his wife suffers from acute anxiety. She went missing from the residence around 9:30 p.m. Friday. He last saw his wife near the front door when she said she was going to get their cat. Mrs. Basel has a prior history of periods of confusion and wandering away. Sheriff’s Office units responded to the scene–the residence and surrounding areas were thoroughly searched. Aircraft and bloodhound responded to the scene.

A k-9 track was conducted which lead east from the scene along Daughtery Rd. to the Wal-Mart store. The store and parking lot were checked. Area businesses were checked as well as churches. On prior occasions the victim has gone missing she normally stayed within the subdivision she resides in and has been found sleeping inside a vehicle. Vehicles were checked in the area as well as at Wal-Mart.

Aircraft checked area lakes, parks and subdivisions. Local cab companies were called with negative results. Mrs. Basel left her cell phone at the residence and she has no drug or arrest history.

Mrs. Basel is described as a white female 61 yoa approx. 5’04”, 150 lbs, long black hair last seen wearing a crème colored long sleeve blouse and a similar colored woven material skirt. See attached photograph. P.C.S.O. members are continuing a search today. Anyone with any information about Mrs. Basel’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863.533.0344. No foul play is suspected at this time.

victoria_cindy-sue-2.jpgOsceola County * Early this morning, Osceola County Sheriff’s
detectives with the Sex Offender Unit located and arrested Cindy Sue
Victoria, also known as Cindy Sue Phillips (DOB 11/7/65) for Failure to
Comply with Sex Offender Registration Law. Phillips
absconded on December 17, 2007. Her last known address was 1670 Lake
Lane in Kissimmee. Phillips landlord notified law enforcement on
December 14 that Phillips moved out of the residence on November 26,
2007. Sex Offender Unit detectives learned Phillips was terminated from
her job at Master’s Inn in Kissimmee after she failed to show up for
work on December 11, 2007.
Florida Statutes require registered sex offenders to notify law
enforcement within 48 hours of establishing a new residence. Failure to
comply is a third degree felony.
Phillips was convicted of Sex Battery on a Child and Lewd Act in
the Presence of a Child in 1991.

Osceola County * On December 28, at approximately 2:50 p.m.,lopez_zachary-jesus.jpg
Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 352 Alegriano Court in
Poinciana in reference to an Armed Robbery by Sudden Snatching. The
victim was walking on San Lorenzo Road near Janoa Court when a light
green Saturn driven by a Hispanic male, stopped near him on the roadway.
A black, female, passenger, later identified as Diane McCalla (DOB
10/25/90), got out of the Saturn and approached the victim taking his
MP3 player. The female got back in the Saturn, at which time she and
the male drove away.

Deputies responding to the scene, located the suspect vehicle
and conducted a traffic stop. The victim and a witness positively
identified McCalla and her adult accomplice, Zachary Lopez (DOB
12/4/89). Additional charges and identification of accomplices are
pending.

McCalla is a minor.  Inside Poinciana does not post photos of juvenile offenders.

Osceola County – The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting two DUI saturation patrols tonight, December 28 as part of the Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest campaign. The patrols will be from 7:00 p.m. 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.

Osceola County * On December 27 at approximately 1:12 a.m., Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop at Michigan Avenue and Donegan Avenue in Kissimmee. The driver of the vehicle turned off the road into a grassy field and crashed into a ditch. The driver was able to get the vehicle out of the ditch and drive away.
Deputies did not pursue the vehicle but were able to locate it again at Mill Creek Place and Michigan Avenue. They observed the vehicle on the side of the road after it hit another car. The Aviation Unit and K-9 Units help apprehend the suspect after he exited the car and attempted to flee the area. He was found hiding in a van at Preston’s Auto Salvage.
The juvenile is from Stuart, Florida was driving without a driver’s license. The vehicle he was driving was stolen from Palm Beach County. He was arrested and charged with the following:
Grand Theft Auto, Fleeing and Eluding Law Enforcement, Resisting without Violence, Burglary to a Structure/Business, Burglary to an Unoccupied Conveyance, Driving without a Valid License
The juvenile was taken to the Osceola County Juvenile Detention Center.


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