Updated Information: Haines City Police have a suspect Tristan Calixe, DOB: 11/25/1995 in custody after he reportedly tried to abduct a 15 year old Haines City teen. According to HCPD Chief James Elensky the suspect was apprehended around 12:30pm today. The suspect has a previous history of attacking a 14 year old girl on 8/6/2015. He was recently released in the last several months from prison for that incident. Officers immediately started looking at released offenders and with the help of the victim were able to make a positive identification.
The suspect attempted to grab the girl and she fought him off, according to Chief Elensky. Fleeing she almost was struck by a van near the school. A witness who was home at the time advised he had heard a girl screaming, but did not go and investigate.
We will update this information shortly.
Haines City, Floria – According to reports Haines City Police Chief James Elensky will brief the media at 2:00 p.m. today, Thursday, February 15, 2018, at the Haines City Police Department, 35400 Highway 27 in Haines City, about an active investigation his agency is working involving a 15-year-old female Haines City High School student who was attacked while walking to school around 6:45 a.m. this morning by an adult male suspect.This is being considered an attempted abduction. The girl was able to fight off her attacker.
We will update this article as more information is gathered.