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Updated: 12/21/2013 08:00:01AM

Bail bondsman charged with burglary, criminal mischief

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In the attempt to locate a man on Dec. 10 who was out of jail on bond, a bail bondsman was charged with attempted armed burglary and criminal mischief when he allegedly tried to break into a home at West Alice Place by beating on the door with a baton and breaking a number of windows there, the Bartow Police reported. The bondman was also found with a concealed 9 mm weapon on him, but had a concealed weapons permit, police reported. Police also say they believe he had the loaded weapon on him during the incident.

Humberto Moreno Carrero, 47, of P.O. Box 3533, Haines City, was booked into the Polk County Jail on the charges.

Police report Carrero is a bail bondsman with A+ Bail Bonds. He went to home of Judy Corkum who is watching the jailed person’s home while she is in jail, police reported.

At about 10:15 p.m. on Dec. 10, Carrero went to Corkum’s home in a black 2004 Dodge Ram pickup and when he got there he began to knock loudly which got the attention of another person who lives nearby.

She said she saw Carrero as he was striking the front door with a “crow bar” that was later determined to be a collapsible ASP baton, police reported. The witness then said she saw Carrero kick the front door a number of times. He then again used the baton to hit several windows ultimately breaking one of them, police reported. The witness then said Carrero got back into his truck and left.

Carrero then went to another person home and asked the couple there if they knew the people at Corkum’s home. When they said they did not, Carrero got back into his pickup and left, police reported.

Carrero then returned to Corkum’s home and the three witnesses said they saw him use the baton to strike at the front door a number of times. One said he saw Carrero use the baton to try to pry open a front window. Caarrero broke one window and damaged five other windows, reports say. One witness said then Carrero closed the baton by striking it on the ground.

The three witnesses then said Carrero got back into his truck and drove away.

At about 10:26 p.m., a Bartow Police officer saw Carrero’s truck as it went east onto Main Street from South Floral Avenue. He stopped the truck at A+ Bail Bond on East Main Street and when he told Carrero why he was being stopped, Carrero said he was at Corkum’s home and said he broke the windows there, police reported.

In regard of his safety, the police officer asked Carrero if he could search for weapons and he found a loaded Glock 9 mm firearm in the right side of Carrero’s waist band, it was reported. The police officer took the weapon and the holster that was secured to Carrero’s pants.

Carrero said that as a bail bondsman, he is “allowed to” enter a home of anyone who is “on bail.” Corkum’s daughter told police Carrero did not have permission to enter Corkum’s home and she wanted to press charges, police reported. When Carrero was arrested police found the baton in his truck, it reports.

Upon talking with Carrero and charging him, he said he did not want to say anything until he spoke with an attorney. When it was explained to him why he was being arrested, Carrero uttered that he was not looking for Corkum, but for her daughter’s boyfriend, who was on bail and lived at Corkum’s home.

Brother injures sister with Christmas tree

A 35-year-old Bartow man was charged with pushing his sister with his hip and hitting her with a Christmas tree, Bartow police reported.

Myron Ozark Dilworth, of 440 LB Brown Ave., Bartow, was charged with domestic violence Dec. 10 and booked in the Polk County Jail on the charge, police reported.

Dilworth’s sister told police on Dec. 8, Dilworth snatched a Christmas tree from her hands and used his hips to push her. She said as Dilworth snatched the tree, it hit her in the face causing her lip to bleed and the force of his hip push almost knocked her down, according to reports. The injuries were slight and police took a picture; reports say she told police that Dilworth was angry at her because she has power of attorney over their mother.

Bicyclist arrested for carrying concealed weapon

A 61-year-old man on a bicycle was charged with possession of a concealed weapon when an officer found a 9 mm handgun on him when he stopped him for illegally crossing a rail track on Dec. 4.

Dexter Staudte Telleck, of 850 Orange Blossom Circle, Bartow, was booked into the Polk County Jail on the charge. He also got a citation for the traffic violation.

On Dec. 4, Telleck was seen crossing over the active rail crossing on his bicycle at Polk Street and North Broadway, police reported. He was stopped on Broadway for the traffic violation. During the stop, Officer Luke Hauser asked Telleck if he could search him to which he consented.

During the search Telleck said, “I have a protector in my back pocket.”

Inside his pocket Hauser found a 9 mm double-barrel handgun wrapped in the red rag and loaded with two cartridges.

When asked if he had a concealed weapons permit, he said he didn’t and Hauser confirmed that through a search of NCIC/FCIC database showed this was so.

Couple leaves bruises on each other, man arrested

A 41-year-old Bartow resident was charged with domestic violence after he and his live-in girlfriend had a physical fight that left them both with visible injuries, the Bartow Police Department reports.

Douglas Charles Miller, of 260 W. Van Fleet Drive, #350, Bartow, was found a few blocks away from his apartment after a neighbor told him to leave after she said she called the police, police said.

He and his girlfriend, who is not named in the report, have been living together for about two and a half years, and during an argument Miller hit her in the face and neck a couple of times, police reported.

The girlfriend then hit Miller a number of times to protect herself, police reported. She had a small red mark on the right side of her neck. Miller had a small scratch on the bridge of his nose, a bruise under his left eye and scratches on his torso from this scuffle, police reported.

The witness, whom was texted by the girlfriend, came over and called the police. She told Miller to leave which reports say he refused to do. When she asked him to leave again, and told him she called the police, he left.

When police arrived, they could see clothing and other household items had been thrown out of the residence and onto a stairway leading to the front door. The girlfriend told police Miller had left on foot.

He was found about four blocks away at Bear Creek Drive and Shady Lane. Police retrieved the girlfriend and she identified Miller as the man who hit her. When Miller was asked if it was true, he said, “I would never hit my girl,” police reported. When asked how he suffered the bruises to his face, he said, “Nobody hit anybody,” police reported.


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