August 28, 2015

Headlines Now:

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Detectives Arrest Lake Wales Man in Connection to St. Paul Drive Homicide -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Polk City Man Indicted On Murder Charges In July Stabbing -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Joint Task Force Takes Down Winter Haven Child Predator Suspect -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Come In And Get Recharged with One of These Specials at The Oasis Spa -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Fun Friday – Tram Nature Tours at Circle B Bar Reserve -

Friday, August 28, 2015

Our Children’s Academy Receives Grant from The CVS Foundation -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hope for Charlotte Fundraiser – Saturday August 29, 2015 – At The Frostproof Depot from 11AM to 4PM -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Body Found On Hollingsworth Rd. Ruled Homicide -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Don’t forget YMCA offers Child Care, VPK Before and Afterschool Enrollment -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

426 Additional Charges of Child Pornography against Polk County Jail Imate and “Sextortion” Suspect Daniel Dunfree -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Accident Involving School Bus Vs. Motorcyclist -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lakeland Fire Department Battle Tire Center Fire -

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

11 Month Old Baby Drowns In Family Pool -

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Don’t let your A/C maintenance go! You need to get your A/C system checked and cleaned by the professionals at Iceberg Air Conditioning. -

Monday, August 24, 2015

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: BLUEBERRY FOOLS -

Monday, August 24, 2015

Polk County Fire Rescue Makes Reptile Rescue From Fire -

Thursday, August 20, 2015

When Planning on Giving False Identification to Law Enforcement, One Might Know the Criminal History of the Identity Being Used -

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lake Wales Family YMCA – Child Care, VPK, Before and Afterschool -

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sept. 11 Deadline to Contest 2015 Property Values -

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Lakeland Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges -

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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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