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SE3 The Orlando Sentinel, Sunday, September 15, 1991 K-5 These are among reports filed for Sept. 5 to 12 by police and fire agencies in Seminole County. For more information, contact your police or fire department. Cities Theftsbreak-ins Nantucket Court, 500 block, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 11. Someone broke into the apartment and took jewelry, a computer and a video camera. Sabal Palm Circle, 500 block, between Sept. 6 and 9. Someone broke in through a window and left through the front door. The owner was not available to say what was taken. Wymore Road, 200 block, between 10:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sept. 11. Someone broke into three motel rooms, stealing clothing and a bicycle. Auto theftsburglaries East Altamonte Drive, 100 block, between 12:30 and 8:05 a.m. Sept. 9. Someone smashed a driver's side window on a car and took a radar detector and telephone. East Altamonte Drive, 400 block, between 3 and 8 p.m. Sept. 9. Someone broke into a car and took a stereo and car alarm. Buttercup Drive, 200 block, between 2:30 and 4 a.m. Sept. 9. Someone broke into a car through a passenger window, which had been smashed in a previous burglary. The thief took a camcorder, tools, clothes and a flashlight charger from the trunk by using the trunk release. Longwood Avenue, 100 block, between 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 and 10 a.m. Sept. 9. Someone broke into a car, opened the hood and stole the battery. Maitland Avenue, 600 block, between 7 p.m. Sept. 9 and 1 a.m. Sept 10. Someone took a 1984 Bronco from a driveway. The car had been left unlocked with keys in the ignition. Spanish Trace, 500 block, between 10:15 p.m. Sept. 8 and 7 a.m. Sept. 9. Someone pried the driver's side window and took a radar detector, telephone, radio, speakers and a CD player. Springs Colony, 200 block, between 8 p.m. Sept. 8 and 10 a.m. Sept. 9. Someone smashed the passenger's side window of a car and stole a radar detector. Theftsbreak-ins Ashley Court, 700 block, 1 1 :06 a.m. Sept. 9. Gold and jewelry, including a Krugerrand, diamond necklace and diamond wedding band, were stolen from a house. Hancock Court, 200 block, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Jewelry was stolen from a home where a sliding-glass door was left ajar. A German shepherd was in the house, but a ruby and diamond ring and tennis bracelet, sapphire and diamond necklace, gold wedding ring and chain and other pieces were taken. U.S. Highway 17-92, 2700 block, 3:30 p.m. Sept. 10. A diamond chip wedding band set disappeared while a man and his daughter tried to sell emerald chips at a collectibles store. U.S. Highway 17-92, 2900 block, 5:15 p.m. Sept. 10. A driver left without paying for $15.65 in gas. U.S. Highway 17-92, 2900 block, 12:15 a.m. Sept. 11. A driver left without paying for $1 1 .1 0 in gasoline. U.S. Highway 17-92, 2500 block, 4:52 p.m. Sept. 11. A driver did not pay for $14.30 in gas. State Road 436 and Oxford Road, 4:54 p.m Sept. 11. Three ceiling fans were thrown over the wall of a building supply store's garden shop area. A man and woman drove away in a black Ponti-ac without the fans when confronted by Most of the people who die from fires each year die at home, according to the Seminole County Fire Department. The department offers these tips for fire safety at home: Living and family rooms Do not overload electrical outlets. Reduce the number and lengths of extension cords. Allow space around television and stereo equipment to prevent overheating. Use metal screen in front of fireplace. Have large, deep ashtrays for smokers. Make sure all smoking materials have been put out before disposal. Kitchen Keep surfaces clean and free of grease. : Do not leave the kitchen while the stove or oven is in use. 1 Turn pot handles in so they 'can't be knocked off or pulled down by children. : Use a lid, not water, to put out a grease fire. Bedrooms Make a firm rule not to allow anyone to smoke in bed. employees. State Road 436, 900 block, 5:19 p.m. Sept. 11. An Altamonte Springs woman rented a television set and vid-eocassette recorder but has not paid the rental fees or returned the merchandise. Dog Track Road, 600 block, 6:41 p.m. Sept. 11. A cashier lost $90 in a change-shuffling scam as a customer exchanged several bills. U.S. Highway 17-92, 2500 block, 7:39 p.m. Sept. 1 1 . A driver left without paying for $5.03 in gasoline. State Road 436, 1100 block, 11:01 p.m. Sept. 1 1 . Two teen-age boys stole two 12-packs of beer. State Road 436, 900 block, 10:08 p.m. Sept. 11. Two men tried to shoplift two packs of cigarettes and a package of steaks from a grocery store. Arrests were made. Auto theftsburglaries Sandpiper Lane, 700 block, 1 1 :46 a.m. Sept. 8 or 9. A stereo was stolen from the console of a 1 979 Plymouth Vo-lare. Live Oaks Boulevard, 400 block, 12:15 a.m. Sept. 11. Two purses were stolen from the trunk of a car parked at a state office while the owners were at a bar. State Road 436, 700 block, noon Sept. 11. A 1985 Pontiac Parisienne was stolen. State Road 436, 300 block, 1:47 p.m. Sept. 11. A tag was stolen from a disabled vehicle. Assault Live Oaks Boulevard, 200 block, 1:04 a.m. Sept. 10. A female motorist was followed, verbally assaulted and threatened by a 54-year-old Altamonte Springs man. Battery Carriage Hill Drive, 100 block, 2:10 a.m. Sept. 10. During a fight, a 60-year-old Casselberry man bit his stepson severely enough to cause permanent scarring on both forearms. Holiday Drive, 1600 block, 8:49 p.m. Sept. 10. A couple out for a walk with their 2-year-old nephew were approached in a threatening manner by a neighborhood child on a bicycle. Criminal mischiefvandalism Plaza Oval, 200 block, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Sugar and water were put into the fuel tank of a catering truck. Fraud U.S. Highway 17-92, 3300 block, 10:39 a.m. Sept. 9. A forged prescription was filled at a supermarket pharmacy. U.S. Highway 17-92, 5300 block, 12:22 p.m. Sept. 10 and 12:59 p.m. Sept. 10. Forged checks for $300 and $800 were cashed at a bank's drive-through window. Theftsbreak-ins Floyd Avenue, 200 block, 9:53 p.m. Sept. 9. A tool box was stolen from a patio. Oakleaf Circle, 300 block, 10:39 a.m. Sept. 7. Property was stolen from a home entered through an open garage door. Timacuan Boulevard, 500 block, 9:20 p.m. Sept. 6. Two golf bags and contents were removed from a rack in a golf shop. Theftsbreak-ins Church Avenue, 900 block, 8:03 p.m. Sept. 5. Two teen-age girls failed to pay a cab driver for a ride from Orlando. Land Avenue, 700 block, 12:32 p.m. Sept. 6. Someone broke into the back porch and home, taking tools. Ridge Street, 1000 block, 11:51 a.m. Sept. 4. Someone took from the yard a 5-foot sago palm. State Road 434, 300 block, 2:23 p.m. Sept. 5. Someone broke into a medical office, taking a copier, a calculator, a cassette recorder, radios and a clock. State Road 434, 900 block, 1:41 Working smoke detectors should be installed outside each sleeping area or inside each bedroom if the door is closed at night. Test detectors monthly and change the batteries annually. Have a home fire escape plan and practice it. Basement, garage and storage areas Have furnace, wood-burning stove or any other heating appliance inspected by a professional before each heating season. Keep areas around heating equipment free of papers, rags or flammable liquids. Store gasoline, kerosene or other flammable liquids in safety cans outside the home. Throughout the house Store matches and lighters where children cannot find them. Post emergency numbers on all phones. H Don't let papers or trash accumulate. Unplug appliances when not in use. Set a time to regularly check the home for fire-safety problems. Information provided by Seminole County fire inspector Marsha Smith. p.m. Sept. 5. Someone paid for fast food with a $1 bill disguised as a $20. State Road 434, 900 block, 3:39 p.m. Sept. 6. Someone forged a narcotics prescription she tried to use at a drug store. State Road 434, 1000 block, 1:40 a.m. Sept. 11. A man and a teen-age boy were arrested after they failed to pay for a meal and then fted the restaurant. Auto theftsburglaries County Road 427, 1000 block, 9:19 a.m. Sept. 5. Someone took the front driveshaft from a Toyota pickup. County Road 427, 1200 block, 8:38 a.m. Sept. 4. Someone climbed the chain link fence of an auto body shop and took tools, a stereo and two seats from two cars. State Road 434, 1000 block, 7:34 p.m. Sept. 9. Someone entered a 1974 Ford and took a purse. U.S. Highway 17-92, 600 block, 7:28 a.m. Sept. 11. Someone entered the fenced compound of a car lot, taking A. Seminole County O Altamonte Springs 0 Casselberry 0 Lake Mary O Longwood four tires and wheels from a 1991 Pontiac. Illegal dumping U.S. Highway 17-92 and State Road 434, 10:21 p.m. Sept. 11. A woman was accused of dumping five quarts of used motor oil in a ditch. She was arrested. Theftsbreak-ins Henson Court, 1000 block, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 8. A ceiling fan and light fixtures were taken from a model home. Police reports from Sanford for Sept. 5 through 12 will be included in the Thursday log. Theftsbreak-ins Marlin Road, 600 block, 9:18 a.m. Sept. 9. A tag was stolen from a car. Murphy Road, 600 block, 7:07 p.m. Sept. 10. Someone stole outgoing mail from a mailbox. State Road 434, East, 500 block, 8:09 p.m. Sept. 9. A motorist drove off without paying for $5.01 worth of gasoline. State Road 434, West, 700 block, 3:39 a.m. Sept. 11. A videocassette recorder was stolen from the media center at Winter Springs Elementary School by a thief who broke a window to get inside. Auto theftsburglaries Photina Court, 10 block, 7:18 a.m. Sept. 9. A car was stolen and later found abandoned on Old Sanford-Oviedo Road. The car's T-tops were missing and its steering column was broken. Criminal mischiefvandalism Nighthawk Circle, 600 block, 3:15 p.m. Sept. 11. A screen and frame on a back porch were broken. Unincorporated The following reports from unincorporated Seminole County are divided by east and west, with U.S. Highway 17-92 as the dividing line. I uj.-H.-hmhi.hj-i Theftsbreak-ins East Celery Avenue, 2700 block, between 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and 7:10 a.m. Sept. 10. Someone broke a window at a business trying to break in. Chantham Pines Circle, 1000 block, between 9 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 a.m. Sept. 8. Someone took a gold chain, gold charm and cash during an open house. Fieldcrest Avenue, 7000 block, between 2 p.m. Aug. 29 and 2:15 p.m. Sept. 3. Someone took a gold chain from victim's home. Grove Avenue, 7100 block, between 2 and 4 p.m. Sept. 10. Someone took a 10-speed bicycle from the victim's open garage. Kentucky Street, 3800 block, east of Sanford, 7:25 a.m. Sept 11 Furniture, a washing machine and personal property were taken from a carport during previous weekend. Lake Drive. 2000 block, near Casselberry, 7:30 a.m. Sept. 11. Someone entered a fenced compound and took an air compressor and tools from an open barn. Lake of the Woods, 1000 block, between 10:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 7:30 a.m. Sept. 9. Someone broke into a car and took cassettes, a checkbook and a Florida driver's license. Mikler Road, 2500 block, near Oviedo. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11. Someone entered an unlocked mobile home and took a stereo and a television. Railroad Avenue, 2900 block, near Oviedo, 10 a.m. Sept. 10. Someone entered a fenced compound and took 2,500 pounds of copper wire. Rmgwood Circle, 400 block, near Winter Springs, 4 p.m. Sept. 9. A range, refrigerator and vacuum cleaner were stolen from a home. North Semoran Boulevard, 2000 block, between 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. Sept. 9 A man entered a store and said he wanted to buy a shotgun and four pocket knives. He paid for the shotgun and a knife but did not pay for the three other knives. H East Semoran Boulevard, 500 block, between 6 p.m. Sept. 8 and 7:15 O Oviedo O Sanford 0 Winter Springs Fl Unincorporated SENTINEL GRAPHIC p.m. Sept. 9. Someone broke into a body shop at a business and damaged several toolboxes. South Street, 300 block, between noon June 14 and noon Sept. 8. Someone took a chain saw, sabre saw, electric sander, drill and ladder from an unlocked storage unit. South Sunland Drive, 100 block, south of Sanford, 11 p.m. Sept. 11. A house was entered through a rear window and items were taken from the kitchen and dining room. East 21st Street, 2800 block, Midway, 7 p.m. Sept. 1 1 . Someone forcefully entered a shed at the rear of the residence and took a power saw and two gas-powered string cutters. North U.S. Highway 17-92, 3500 block, south of Sanford, 2:20 a.m. Sept. 12. A security guard saw two men running from a business and found a hole cut in the chain-link fence around it. Two tires were stolen from one car and three tires were stolen from another. U.S. Highway 17-92, 4200 block, south of Sanford, 7:25 a.m. Sept. 11. A lock was cut to get into a building and another was cut on the door of a business. An undetermined amount of baseball and Star Trek cards were taken. U.S. Highway 17-92, 3300 block, near Sanford, 5 a.m. Sept. 11. A man drove away without paying for $20 worth of gasoline. Criminal mischiefvandalism Corte Nueva Court, 1300 block, between 1 1 :05 p.m. Sept. 9 and 1 0: 1 7 a.m. Sept 10. Someone sliced a tire on a car. Dike Road, 4200 block, near Casselberry, 1:10 p.m. Sept. 11. Someone cut two tires on an Oviedo woman's car. Meadow Lake Way, 1100 block, between 2;30 p.m. Sept. 9 and 7:30 a.m. Sept. 10. Someone punctured tires on a car. North Woodcrest Drive, 5300 block, between 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and 7:15 p.m. u ' ft j-sft E, &,.KWHfciS Mf. Missing convenience store clerk worked 2 jobs to save for house By Charlie Jean OF THE SENTINEL STAFF Deborah Poe was a hard-working woman who held two jobs trying to save money to buy a house. It was while she was working her night job at the Circle K at Hall Road and Aloma Avenue in east Orange County that her plans came to an abrupt end. Between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Feb. 4, 1990, she vanished, apparently abducted, and has not been since. "Her red Toyota Celica was still backed up in front of the store as usual," said Officer Jim Bishop of Central Florida Cri-not been tampered with even Poe incline. "It had though Deborah's purse was store reported absolutely nothing missing, and so robbery does not seem to be a motive." Between 3:15 and 3:30 that morning, a witness reported seeing a young white man behind the store counter. He had long black hair and was wearing a black T-shirt with "Megadeth" and a Sept. 9. Someone threw a rock through a window. U.S. Highway 17-92, near Lake Mary, near Sanford, 3:32 p.m. Sept. 11. A woman said she was driving on U S. Hwy. 17-92 during the previous week when someone fired a bullet into the side of her vehicle State Road 434 at DeLeon, near Oviedo, between 1 1 03 p.m. Sept. 6 and 8:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Someone smashed all the windows of car left on the roadside after breaking down. Harrassment Dikewood Court, 3000 block, between 1 p.m. March 1 and 6 p.m. Sept. 9. Someone has been calling and sending letters to victim, joking about a medical procedure she had done Gladiolas Drive, 1800 block, between 9 p.m. Aug. 16 and 7:21 p.m. Sept. 5. Someone calls and hangs up when resident answers. Whitcomb Road, 100 block, between midnight June 10 and 10:20 a.m. Sept. 10. A man has been calling victim daily for three months, telling her she knows him. Other strange incidents, including a man looking through her window and someone rearranging furniture, have occurred during the same time period. Auto theftsburglaries Sunshadow Drive, 1400 block, near Casselberry, 8 a.m. Sept. 11. A window on a car was forced open and a radar detector was stolen. Sunshadow Drive, 1400 block, 4:32 p.m. Sept. 11. Someone broke into a car and tried to start the ignition. A case of hair care products was taken. Sanford Avenue, 2600 block, near Sanford, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 10. A battery was stolen from a pickup truck. Battery Tiffany Woods Circle, 4600 block, near Oviedo, 1:50 p.m. Sept. 11. A school bus driver was bitten on the arm by one of the children. Winter Park Drive and Seventh Street, near Casselberry, 7:15 a.m. Sept. 1 1 . A 1 0-year-old boy was hit in the nose by an 11 -year-old girl. Theftsbreak-ins Carlton Street, 1500 block, between 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 and 3:30 a.m. Sept. 7. Victim reported household items stolen. Fawn Ridge Place, 4900, 5 p.m. Sept. 9 and 8 a.m. Sept. 10. Someone broke into the house and took a microwave oven and air conditioner. Ford Avenue, 100 block, between 7 p.m. Sept. 5 and 1 p.m. Sept. 9. A woman said she confronted a man after seeing him with rings stolen from her earlier. He returned the property. Hassocks Loop, 500 block, near Lake Mary, between 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sept. 9. A man and woman broke into a fenced back yard and took a bottle of pool chlorine. Hobson Street, 1100 block, near Longwood, noon Sept. 11. A ring and children's clothing were taken in separate incidents over the past few months. Jackson Street, 1 00 block, between 11 a.m. Sept. 8 and 11 p.m. Sept. 10. Someone took two rings from the victim's shirt pocket. The shirt was left hanging on the bedroom door. Markham Woods Road, 500 block, about 9:48 a.m. Sept. 9. Someone broke out a back window at a church and unlocked the back door. Nothing was taken. Notre Dame Drive, 400 block, between 3 p.m. Sept. 7 and 5 p.m. Sept. 9. Landlord reported a refrigerator and range stolen from a rental unit. Semoran Boulevard, 1100 block, Forest City, 4:30 p.m. Sept. 11. A business owner reported that someone used 110 Mexican pesos to purchase 55 cans of soft drinks from his machine. Williams Street, 1000 block, be locked inside The tween 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Someone broke into a house through a window and took a CD player and telephone. Wymore Road, 400 block, between 1 and 2 p.m. Sept. 10. Someone pried open coin boxes on two apartment clothes dryers and took quarters. U.S. Highway 17-92, 7400 block, Fern Park, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Someone took jewelry from a motel room. U.S. Highway 17-92, 8200 block, between 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9. Someone broke into a storage unit and took household furniture. U.S. Highway 17-92, 8200 block, between 4.30 p.m. Aug. 31 and 6:50 p m. Sept. 9. Someone broke into storage unit and took a color television and a microwave oven. Auto theftsburglaries West Airport Boulevard, 2800 block, near Sanford, 7 p.m. Sept. 11. A van was stolen from the rear of a business. Royal Circle, 1500 block, between 7 p.m. Sept. 8 and 5:30 a.m. Sept. 9. Someone broke into a car by cutting a hole in the convertible roof and took cash and cassettes. Also stolen were four hubcaps and the car's taillights. Silver Birch Place, 700 block, between 7 a.m. Sept. 5 and 7:30 a.m. Sept. 6. Someone broke into a car and took a CD player. Spring Lake Hills Drive, 200 block, near Altamonte Springs, 12:30 a.m. Sept. 12. Someone broke out a window on a car and took a radar detector. State Road 436, 1400 block, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Someone broke into a vehicle parked outside a fast-food restaurant and took a wallet containing cash, a birth certificate and a Social Security card. Criminal mischiefvandalism Alba Lane, 300 block, near Lake Mary, 7:45 a.m. Sept. 11. Someone broke out a car window. Anna Drive, 3900 block, Forest City, 7:15 p.m. Sept. 11. During an argument, a teen-age girl threw a glass at a woman's car, breaking the windshield. Dunbar Avenue, 1000 block, between 10:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and 7 a.m. Sept. 10. Someone broke out a car's taillights. Notre Dame Drive, 300 block, near Altamonte Springs, 10 a.m. Sept. 11. A tenant being evicted is suspected of emptying his waterbeds onto the floors of a rental unit. , Orange Boulevard, 5400 block, , Lake Monroe, 9:10 a.m. Sept. 11. A bullet was fired earlier through a window, hitting a cabinet. Premier Drive, 3500 block, between ' 11:30 p.m. Sept. 9 and 5 a.m. Sept. 10. Someone punctured tires on the victim's ' car. Assault Jackson Street, 100 block, near Altamonte Springs, 3:45 p.m. Sept. 11. A man told deputy sheriffs that another, man pointed a handgun at him. Robbery Jackson Street, 100 block, 8:10 p.m. Sept. 9. Two suspects put a gun to the victim's throat and took cash. County Road 427 at Haymond Road, 1:40 a.m. Sept. 11. Two men' stopped a taxi and told the driver they wanted to go to Winter Park. After getting the driver to turn down a dirt road, the pair pointed a gun at him, took money and fled on foot. Harassment Dublin Drive, 100 block, 11 p.m. Sept. 8. An unknown woman has called the victim and pretended to be a Long-. wood Police Department investigator. Those with information about this case can call Central Florida Crimeline at (407) 423-TIPS, or, toll-free, (800) 423-TIPS. Callers can be anonymous. Crimeline offers rewards of up to $1 ,000 for fruitful tips. dragon spitting fire on the front. He also had a wire earring with a cross hanging from it on his right ear. Detectives don't know whether to believe the woman who went to the store and bought cigarettes from the man. Nobody else saw him. A cup of coffee and a carton of chocolate milk sat on top of tidy stacks of house plans on the floor behind the counter. It did not seem as if there was a struggle. Several searches ensued. Not a trace was found. Investigators questioned dozens of people. The interviews led nowhere. Orange County sheriffs detectives theorize a customer may have been infatuated with Poe and kidnapped her.

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