Sarasota Man Arrested And Facing Charges Of Sexual Battery On A Victim Under 12John M. Smith, 47, of Sarasota, has been arrested and is facing charges of sexual battery on a victim under 12 by an offender over 18. Smith is being held in the Sarasota County Jail. Detectives believe there may be additional victims and are asking them to call Detective Maria Llovio.
Two Arrested In Shooting At Landmark MotelSt. Petersburg Police Detectives arrested two suspects responsible for shooting and killing 41-year-old Benjamin Goff at the Landmark Motel, 1930 4th Street North, on June 25, 2021.
Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Tax CrimesMark D. Schneider, 60, formerly of Niceville, Florida, pled guilty yesterday to multiple federal tax crimes, announced Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Schneider, who lived in Niceville during the commission of his offenses, was recently arrested by the United States Marshals Service after becoming a fugitive when he failed to appear on the day of his trial in Pensacola in January 2021.
Sales Clerk Arrested For Illegal Alcohol SaleOn Thursday, July 22, 2021, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office checked fifteen convenience stores in the Lakeland and Mulberry areas, as part of the Operation: Pop-Top effort. They were making sure stores were abiding State law by not selling alcohol to anyone under 21-years of age. Of those fifteen stores, one was not in compliance and the store clerk who made the illegal sale was arrested.
Man Arrested In Deadly Shooting On June 10, 2021The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man following a deadly shooting on June 10, 2021.
Undercover Investigation Of Illegal Drug Trafficking Arrests 29 In The Lake Wales AreaFollowing a 16-month undercover investigation, Polk County Sheriff’s Office undercover Narcotics detectives and the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force made 29 arrests in the Lake Wales area and obtained three arrest warrants related to the trafficking, sale, and possession of illegal narcotics.
Haines City Man Arrested For Commercial DumpingThe Environmental Unit of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Haines City man on Monday, July 19, 2021, on two counts of Felony Commercial Dumping (F3).
Florida Man Indicted For Conspiracy to Distribute, Possess, Produce, And Receive Child PornographyEric Matthew Lipman, 59, of Tallahassee, Florida, was arrested this morning after a federal grand jury in Tallahassee returned an indictment charging him with conspiracy to produce, distribute, possess, and receive child pornography. The indictment was announced by Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Three Arrested In Drug ConspiracyActing United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Devonne L. Walker (35, Lady Lake, FL), Tymane D. Hamilton (29, Phoenix, AZ), and Kanisha D. Savage (28, Phoenix, AZ) with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. If convicted, each faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison.
Florida Man Arrested For Attempting To Entice a 9-Year-Old Child In Sexual ActivityMan arrested and indicted by a federal grand jury for attempting to entice a 9-year-old child to engage in sexual activity, and for soliciting and distributing child sexual abuse videos using the internet.
Woman Arrested For Aggravated Manslaughter Following The Death Of A Two-Month-Old InfantThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested Judith Torres-Garcia, 31, of Fort Meade for Aggravated Manslaughter and other charges following the death of a 2-month-old male infant. Also arrested in the residence for drug related charges was Hipolito Juarez, 32, of Fort Meade on July 8.
Man Arrested For Attempted Murder And Felony Criminal MischiefMan arrested by Pinellas County Detectives for attempted murder and felony criminal mischief after attacking a man.
Palm Harbor Man Arrested For Scheme To DefraudDetectives assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit have arrested 76-year-old Walter Anderson for one count of Scheme to Defraud. Anderson was the executive director for FEAST from 2002 until approximately June 2020 and embezzled more than $92,000 in donated funds from the organization.
Clearwater Man Arrested For Possession Of Child PornographyDetectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested Clearwater man for 11 counts of Possession of Child Pornography on July 2.
Florida Man Arrested For Possessing Over 600 Images and Videos Containing Child PornographyA Winter Haven man has been arrested by Polk County Sheriff's Office Computer Crimes detectives for possessing over 600 images and videos containing child pornography.