June 13, 2014

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Winter Haven Police Need Help Locating Missing 16-Year-Old William Ernest Rostchild -

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Traffic Update : Semi Crashed Hwy 60 East at Peace River Bridge -

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lakeland Police Department Needs Help to ID Person of Interest in Attempted Sexual Battery -

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Polk Bank Robbery Suspect & Suspected Accomplice Arrested -

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Update: Home Invader In Critical Condition After Winter Haven Man Defends His Home -

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Needs the Public’s Help To Locate Rare Upland Birds -

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Robbery Suspect Sends Friend Request to Victim on Facebook -

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer Sunrise 5K Series -

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Shooter Identified in Officer Involved Shooting -

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Eagle Ridge 12 Summer Movies -

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

LWPD Officer Will Be First Female Supervisor – Official Promotion Tonight At City Hall -

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Update on Officer Involved Shooting -

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mentally Ill “Dangerous & Endangered” Woman Still Missing -

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lakeland Police Officer In “Good Condition” After Being Shot By Suspect Today -

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Lake Wales Accident -

Monday, June 9, 2014

LAKE WALES NOON ROTARY PLANS SUMMER SUNRISE 5K SERIES -

Monday, June 9, 2014

Lake Wales Mother of 8 Murdered While Visiting Family In El Salvador -

Monday, June 9, 2014

Lakeland Man Charged with Domestic Violence after Striking Brother with Marijuana Plants -

Monday, June 9, 2014

Traffic Update: Accident on Cypress Gardens Blvd -

Monday, June 9, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: Strawberry-Melon Summer Salad -

Monday, June 9, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Arrest Suspects Possessing Child Porn

On Thursday, March 28, 2013, in two separate investigations, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes detectives discovered Child Pornography on computers in two Lakeland homes.

In the first investigation, detectives received a tip about possible child porn being downloaded at a computer at 5221 Christy Lane, Lakeland.  Detectives obtained a search warrant and made contact with the resident, 38-year-old Terry Barker, DOB 12/21/1974.

Detectives discovered 14 images of child pornography that depicted children engaged in sexual acts with adults and other children and/or displaying their genitals in a lewd manner on a desktop computer in the residence.

Barker was charged was with 1 count Promotion of Child Pornography and 2 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.  This investigation is on-going.

In the second investigation, detectives learned several files of child pornography had been shared online from 625 Shore Acres Drive, Lakeland in February 2013.

When detectives arrived at the residence, two occupants were inside, 55-year-old Geraldine Cummings, DOB 2/26/1958, and her 29-year-old son, Stephen Joseph Cummings, Jr., DOB 12/29/1982.

When detectives interviewed Stephen Cummings, he admitted to downloading child pornography, telling detectives, “When you look at the computer, you got me dead to rights.

As detectives searched the residence they located syringes and other items used in Methamphetamine use.  Detectives also discovered cannabis in Geraldine’s bedroom.

Stephen Cummings was charged with 1 count Promotion of Child Pornography and 12 counts Possession of Child Pornography, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession Cannabis, and Possession Drug Paraphernalia.

Geraldine Cumming was charged with Possession of Cannabis.

All three suspects were booked into the Polk County Jail.

 

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