Archive for December, 2011

Convicted felon back in jail on child porn charges.

WINTER HAVEN – A tip made to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest on Friday of a convicted felon who had images of nude children engaged in sexual acts on his computer. There was also a video on the computer of an adult having sex with a girl estimated to be about 11 years [...]

Polk County Sheriff warns Four Corners residents about ‘Travelers’ — or scam artists looking for work.

DAVENPORT – Someone knocks on your door, and makes what sounds like a great offer. For a fee, they can do some much needed repair work at your house – roofing, painting, coating, or asphalt work. It seems like a good deal, particularly for seniors who often have a difficult time finding a reliable handyman to complete [...]

Poinciana health clinic, a victim of the Obamacare political debate, searches for a new source of funding.

POINCIANA – Heading into 2012 and the start of the presidential election season, it seems likely that ObamaCare, President Obama’s universal health care plan, will be one of the key issues in the campaign. In Poinciana, though, one of the casualties of that debate – the construction of three new medical facilities at the Poinciana [...]

Party in the new year — Great! Drink and then drive home — not a chance, local sheriff’s warn.

ORLANDO – Anyone traveling on Interstate 4 in the past week from Orlando to the theme parks knows it’s felt at times like a parking lot, as hundreds of motorists have flocked to the region for the holiday season. But as this final holiday weekend comes to a close, with one last big celebration among [...]

With criminal suspects like this, the deputies clearly have it easy.

KISSIMMEE – From having the smell of marijuana in the car, to being spotted peeking in car windows at a store parking lot on Christmas Eve, suspected criminals have been making it awfully easy for the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office to make arrests lately. Ivan Matos, 24, of 4929 Fells Cove Ave. in Kissimmee, was arrested [...]

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