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Archive for September 2009

Richard Oakley
Osceola County — The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about, Brian Richard Oakley (DOB 10/15/76), who is a registered sexual predator by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Oakley resides at 742 Maderia Court in Kissimmee. Oakley was convicted of the following:
· Sex Battery by Juvenile/Victim under 12, F.S.S. 794.011(2) on March 2, 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 Oakley’s residence.

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September 25, 2009

Osceola County – Today, Osceola County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 13-year-old girl, a Horizon Middle School student and former Kissimmee Middle School student, and charged her with one count of False Report of a Bomb. Earlier today, Horizon Middle School and Kissimmee Middle School received calls stating a bomb was located at each school. Osceola County School District officials evacuated Horizon Middle School and as a precaution, Sheriff’s deputies searched all of the classrooms and buildings. At the same time, school officials evacuated Kissimmee Middle School and Kissimmee police officers searched the campus. No bombs were located at either school.
Detectives received information that indicated the girl was responsible for both calls as well as another call to Kissimmee Middle School last week. She was brought in for questioning and cooperated with law enforcement. Based on the information, she was arrested for the Horizon Middle School incident and booked into the Osceola County Juvenile Detention Center. The Kissimmee Police Department has charges pending for the Kissimmee Middle School incidents.

Osceola County – The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DUI saturation patrol on September 18 as part of the Drunk Driving Over the Limit. Under Arrest campaign. The patrol 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.
The last patrols resulted in the following:
August 21: 4 arrests, 44 citations
August 28: 4 arrests, 40 citations
September 2: 3 arrests, 36 citations

Operation Hot Date

Polk County, Florida – From Thursday through Saturday, September 10-12, 2009, Polk County Sheriff’s undercover detectives talked to women who advertised themselves on http://www.craigslist.com. After having email and telephone conversations with 28 different women who negotiated prices for sex acts ranging from oral sex to intercourse, from $125 to $800, all 28 women agreed to travel to an undisclosed location within Polk County to commit the act in exchange for money. Four men, acting as several of the women’s “pimps,” were also arrested during the operation. Two other men were arrested when they showed up to the undercover location looking for one of the women [one of the men was in possession of marijuana, and the other one was driving with a suspended license].

“Operation Hot Date was successful in proving that Craigslist is still a one-stop shop for all your prostitution needs,” said Sheriff Grady Judd. “Craigslist clearly continues to facilitate and derive profits from prostitution – they receive $10.00 from each one of the advertisements placed by these prostitutes. Our investigation has just begun. We are not going to allow anyone to violate the law here in Polk County.”

Those arrested drove to Polk County from: Tampa, Riverview, Lake Mary, Clearwater, Wesley Chapel, Holiday, West Palm, Ormond Beach, Lakeland, Poinciana, and Orlando. Two of the women had recently moved to Florida – one from Wisconsin and one from California – and were still living in hotels.

Arrested were: Stacha Murdic; Susan Reuss; Carol Littlefield; Tina Kyle; Ben Hampton, Jr.; Lindsay Buddenbaum; Linda Blank; Blanca Miller; Jessica Mathis; Heather Roney; Charles Lee Bell, Jr.; Rosaline Flukes; Tina Pallay; Sarah Lenning; Kara Broker; Sandra Earns; Tammy Webb; Chazlin Taylor; Barbara Nieves; Lisa Furr; Tammy Hurtt; Nicole Sheriff; Gwen Lee; Jessica Shea; Megan Howell; Angelina Campbell; Devon Chambers; Michelle Hildebrandt; Mia Morrison; Michele Pintello; Jovanna Fontanez; John Frese; Eric Trombley & Scotty Howell (DWLSR and Possession of Marijuana)

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Economy may not be favorable to the area becoming a city now.
Originally posted by: http://www.theledger.com
Reported by: MIKE GROGAN

POINCIANA | The board that hired a University of Central Florida team to study whether Poinciana can become a city is wondering if it can put the brakes on the project.

“Can the board stop this or do we have to let it go on?” John Corners, a member of the board of directors for the Association of Poinciana Villages, asked during a workshop meeting Tuesday night.

His question came after three members of the team that was contracted to conduct the study briefed the board on its findings.

Corners said he wasn’t against the idea of incorporation for Poinciana but feared that, under the current economic climate, municipal revenues projected in the study would not be realized because of plummeting property values, the number of foreclosures in Poinciana and the community’s high unemployment rate.

Corners wanted to know if the feasibility study could be shelved or if it had to be passed on to Poinciana’s legislative delegation, the next step in the process.

That delegation would determine if the study was done according to state requirements and could be turned over to the full Legislature to decide whether the incorporation issue could be placed on the local ballot for Poinciana voters to decide.

Fellow board member Dennis Getman, a lawyer who had worked on the successful incorporation effort by Palm Coast in 1999 and 2000, said the board could not stop the process. But Getman said he was also worried about the timing of the effort.

“One of the worst things that could occur for us is to go down this path and have (the new city) fail because of the current state of the economy,” he said.

The board contracted for the study earlier this year at a cost of more than $70,000. It was officially completed and released Aug. 28 with the conclusion that incorporation for the community of more than 75,000 residents that spreads over two counties – Polk and Osceola – is feasible because it meets state requirements for population density, physical size and potential revenues.

Marilyn Crotty, of UCF’s Florida Institute of Government and the leader of the team that conducted the feasibility study, told the board that it was not up to the team to lobby one way or the other for incorporation. Its only job was to conduct the study and lay out the facts and figures for voters.

More than 50 Poinciana residents attended the meeting but were not allowed to question Crotty’s team or to present their views since it was a workshop meeting to give the board a chance to hear from the study team and to ask questions about its findings.

But at least one resident was handing out flyers calling for voters to turn down incorporation if it becomes a ballot issue which, Crotty said, would likely happen late in 2010 if the Legislature approves.

Osceola County — The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office is advising the public about Pedro Matos (DOB 10/28/70), who is a registered sexual predator by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Matos resides at 764 Americana Court in Poinciana. Matos was convicted of the following:

· Lewd Assault/Sex Battery Victim under 12, F.S.S. 800.04(3) on February 15, 1999 in Orange County

· Lewd & Lascivious Molestation Child under 16, F.S.S. 800.04 on February 15, 1999 in Osceola County

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 Mato’s residence.

More information can be obtained by visiting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website at http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/.
Pedro Matos

Originally posted by: Osceola News
Sep 02, 2009 at 09:04 AM

The University of Central Florida Institute of Government released Aug. 28 the final feasibility study on how Poinciana could incorporate as a city, but its findings and suggestions have upset some residents, many of whom didn’t realize they would be included within the proposed city boundaries.

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