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Updated: 08/17/2013 08:01:07AM

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A 36-year-old man was arrested for domestic violence because his girlfriend took photos of him throwing up, a Bartow Police report shows.

Rey A. Miranda was charged with battery on July 31 when his girlfriend tried to show another person a picture of Miranda throwing up that she took with her cellphone.

The witness told police Miranda and Laura Lynne Pagan were arguing outside their home and he had become angry because of the photo. The witness told police Miranda jumped up and grabbed Pagan and pulled her into the residence when she tried to show the witness the photo.

Pagan began screaming the witness’ name and said Miranda was trying to beat her. While Pagan was screaming, Miranda pulled her into the residence against her will, the police reported.

When the police showed up at the house, the officer tried to talk to Pagan but reported “negative results,” the report said. Several minutes later Pagan opened the door and said nothing happened. She said she was not injured. Miranda told police he did not touch Pagan at any time during the night, police report. However, based on the witness’ statement, Miranda was arrested, police report.

Trespassing charged

Christopher Alan McNeal was charged with trespassing on Aug. 2 at the Azalea Gardens apartment complex, the Bartow Police Department reports.

McNeal, 21, of 475 S. 9th Ave., was seen by police at the apartment complex where he was not allowed to go, police report. When he saw an officer he fled from the property.

Police made contact with him on East Hamilton and arrested him and brought him to the Polk County Jail.

Domestic violence charged

A 41-year-old Bartow woman was charged with domestic violence and battery Aug. 5 for beating on a woman who was keeping company with her boyfriend, a Bartow Police Department report said.

Debra Tekelia Jones, of 870 4th Ave., Bartow, and Cupid Radford have been together for 12 years and she found Aminah N. Gray at Radford’s residence, police reported. Jones told Radford to leave, police reported. Jones and Radford then became involved in a verbal dispute over this and when Gray started arguing, Jones grabbed Gray’s hair and scratched her on the chest, police report.

Radford tried to break up the fight and he was scratched on the right side of his face. Radford reportedly never struck Jones.

When police arrived another party present told of the incident and when the scratches were found on Radford and Gray, Jones was arrested, police report.

Fraudulent credit card
use causes arrest

Miguel Angel Goytizolo-Delgado, 40, of 1326 SW 104 Court, Miami, was charged with credit card forgery and fraudulent use of a credit card Aug. 5, Bartow Police report states.

Goytizolo-Delgado was at the Bartow Walmart where he bought a gift card for $95 using a fraudulent BB&T Visa credit card. A security officer there recognized Goytizolo-Delgado from seeing him at a Walmart in Auburndale and he approached him, police reported.

The security officer asked Goytizolo-Delgado to show him the receipt and credit card he used in his transaction, but Goytizolo-Delgado refused and fled from the store, police reported.

The security officer lost sight of Goytizolo-Delgado, but when he found him Goytizolo-Delgado was walking by a tree behind the store, the security officer told police. The security officer said he saw five credit cards and two Walmart gift cards and a Walmart receipt on the ground near the tree.

Police found one of the credit cards matched the account number on the transaction receipt for the gift card for $95. The defendant’s name was embossed on the BB&T card and the reverse side of the card showed a signature that matched the signature on Goytizolo-Delgado’s driver’s license. The other four credit cards were embossed with Goytizolo-Delgado name, police report.

All five credit cards were confirmed to be fraudulent, the bank reported to police. When Goytizolo-Delgado was asked if he any any knowledge of this, he exercised his right to remain silent, police report.

Lack of bicycle lights
leads to drug arrest

A man riding his bicycle and stopped in the vicinity of a church was charged with drug possession when police stopped him because he had no visible lights, Bartow Police reported.

Quinton Lavon Evans, 33, of 1465 Greentree Ave., Bartow, was booked into the Polk County Jail for possession of cannabis with the intention of selling it and being within 1,000 feet of a church, possession of cocaine and possession of narcotics paraphernalia on Aug. 5, police reported.

Officer Luke Hauser reported he saw Evans riding his bicycle on Gay Street at 3:31 a.m. Aug. 5 and stopped him because he didn’t have any visible traffic lights.

He reported the Evans gave him permission to search him and during this he found a plastic bag in his front left pants pocket and inside it he found eight bags of what tested positive to be marijuana. He found another small baggie in his front right pants pocket of marijuana. When he was asked if he had any other narcotics on him Evans said he had cocaine in his front shirt pocket, a police report said. That also tested positive, police reported.

Because this stop happened in front of the Mount Olive Freewill Baptist Church, Evans was charged with being within 1,000 feet of church. Evans was also given a traffic citation for not having lights on his bicycle, police report.

Ant spray theft leads
to bigger charge

A man arrested for trying to steal ant and roach spray was found to have a previous conviction of felony retail theft, and was booked into the Polk County Jail on Aug. 6, police reported.

Cedrick L. Cherry, 35, of 425½ East Ave., Bartow, was charged with felony retail theft, when he was picked up by police at the Family Dollar Store on
U.S. 17, police report.

At about 1 a.m. Officer Arturo Gonzalez responded to the Family Dollar in reference to a trespass warning. The store manager told the officer he saw Cherry place an item in his right jeans pocket. The officer saw a bulge in Cherry’s pants and asked him to remove what was in his pocket.

Cherry produced a can of ant and roach spray, a police report notes. When asked if he had money to buy the spray — valued at $2.50 — Cherry said he did not, police report.

When arrested for theft and taken to the Bartow Police Department, a criminal history on the defendant was done and it advised the officer that Cherry had previously been convicted of felony retail theft on May 20, 2011. It also noted Cherry was under further investigation for retail theft from the above location, a police report notes.


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