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Archive for January 2008

On Tuesday, February 5, 2008, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., an open house will be held at the Eagle Lake Sheriff’s Station at 75 North 7th Street in Eagle Lake. The media and public are invited to attend.

PCSO Crime Prevention Specialists and Special Operations will be on-hand to share handouts, information, and tours of the facility and equipment, such as the PCSO humvee, tank, and airboat. Free lunch and refreshments will be served for attending residents.

Sheriff Grady Judd: “We are proud to partner with the City of Eagle Lake, and our deputies are committed to providing the best law enforcement service possible. This is a great opportunity for the residents to meet their deputies, see our equipment, and discuss their priorities for law enforcement.”

For more information, contact Sgt. Rodney K. Chauncey at 863-401-2853.

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Osceola County, Florida – As part of the ongoing Poinciana Boulevard reconstruction project, traffic will shifted onto the outside lanes between Pam Road to just south of Oren Brown Road on Monday, February 4, 2008. Southbound lanes will remain the same, however, the new outside northbound lanes will be open.

Message boards will be displayed on the north and south lanes three days prior to the shift. For more information, contact the Osceola County Public Information Office at 407-742-0100.

Osceola County * Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies arrested
John Fitzgerald Henderson and charged him with Aggravated Battery with a
Deadly Weapon and Resisting with Violence. The incident occurred on
January 26 at approximately 9:00 a.m. Witnesses indicated Henderson and
the victim, Charles Dana Martin were involved in an altercation outside
the Food Spot, 881 Towne Center Drive in Poinciana. Witnesses told
deputies Henderson pulled out a knife and began stabbing Martin. Martin
was airlifted to ORMC in critical condition. Henderson fled on foot but
deputies were able to locate and apprehend him a short distance away.
Henderson attempted to resist deputies but was eventually placed into
custody. He was taken to the Osceola County jail and charged with
Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Resisting with Violence. The
investigation is on-going at this time.

John Fitzgerald Henderson (DOB 10/23/64), 798 Squirrel Court,
Kissimmee

Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies are currently investigating a stabbing incident
that occurred this morning at Food Spot, 881 Towne Center Drive in Poinciana.

Deputies responded around 9:08 a.m. When they arrived they spoke with witnesses
who indicated two men were involved in an altercation in front of the business.
The suspect stabbed the victim before fleeing on foot.

Deputies located the suspect and currently have him in custody. The victim was airlifted to ORMC in critical condition.

Attempted murder and aggravated assault charges are pending.
We have not released the namesof the victim or suspect and no further information is available at this time.

Osceola County * On January 25 at approximately 6:26 a.m.,
Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies responded to 2944 Bonita Circle in
Kissimmee in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, deputies
spoke with the victims who indicated they were walking with a dog when
two unknown males approached them at gunpoint and demanded money. One
victim was struck in the face before the suspects fled on foot with both
victims’ personal belongings.
The victims were able to provide some information on the
description of the suspects and after further investigation, detectives
brought two students from St. Cloud High School into the Sheriff’s
Office for questioning. Both suspects cooperated with detectives and Joe
Henry Rodriguez and Santos Rivera were arrested and charged with Armed
Robbery, Battery and Aggravated Assault. They were taken to the Osceola
County Juvenile Detention Center.

Joe Henry Rodriguez (DOB 6/26/90),Kissimmee
Santos Rivera (DOB 11/1/90), Kissimmee

Polk County Sheriff’s Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed carjacking that occurred in Winter Haven on January 20, 2008.

Around 7:30 p.m. that evening, the female victim had stopped her 2005 white BMW x5 SUV along the side of the road on Country Club Road, just south of the Summerfield subdivision, to assist a stray dog. The victim was approached by two unknown white male suspects, one of whom was armed with a silver handgun, who forced her from her vehicle and then fled in it. The suspects drove southbound on Country Club Road towards Dundee Road. Patrol deputies responding to the area located the vehicle shortly thereafter, abandoned and half-submerged in Lake Smart, just off 11th Street and Ave T in Winter Haven.

One suspect is described as a white male, 5’9”, wearing a white or grey sweatshirt and dark-colored pants, with short brown hair, armed with a silver semi-automatic handgun. The other suspect is described as a white male, 5’7”, thin build, wearing a dark plaid flannel shirt, and blue or grey pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Det. Sam Bunch at 1-800-226-0344 or (863) 534-6379.

Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS. Anonymity is Guaranteed!

www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com

Osceola County * On January 25 at approximately 1:30 a.m.,
Osceola County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle
traveling on Highway 192. The check revealed the owner of the vehicle,
Karen Sheila Welch had active warrants from Lake County for Uttering a
Forged Check, Organized Fraud and Grand Theft. Deputies made contact
with the driver, Paul Welch who immediately informed them he had a
suspended license. Another passenger, Brandon Welch had an active
warrant from Flagler County for Retail Theft and Resisting a Merchant in
Recovery of Property.
A search of the vehicle revealed computer equipment, a
laminating machine, blank identification cards, blank checks and photo
copies of Tennessee driver’s licenses. Further investigation by
deputies led to all three suspects cooperating and providing information
about a scheme to produce fraudulent checks and driver’s licenses.
Based on the information, all three suspects were arrested. Paul and
Karen Welch were taken to the Osceola County jail. Brandon Welch was
taken to the Osceola County Juvenile Detention Center.

Paul Steven Welch (DOB 3/3/57), 815 W. May Street, Deland, FL
32724
Driving with a Suspended License
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
Worthless Checks
Child Neglect
Violation of Probation (previous charge of Grand Theft)
Possession of Instruments for Counterfeiting
Forgery
Counterfeiting a Payment Instrument
Karen Sheila Welch (DOB 5/31/60), 815 W. May Street, Deland, FL
32724
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
Worthless Checks
Child Neglect
Possession of Instruments for Counterfeiting
Forgery
Counterfeiting a Payment Instrument
Brandon Welch (DOB 3/27/90), 815 W. May Street, Deland, FL
32724
Possession of Instruments for Counterfeiting
Forgery
Counterfeiting a Payment Instrument


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