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Updated: 08/09/2014 08:00:01AM

Seven charged in drug investigation

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Clint Charles Englund

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Detectives and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force members concluded an investigation of Jose Orozco, 24, of Winter Haven Wednesday and arrested him for allegedly facilitating, directing, and providing members of his drug selling organization with trafficking amounts of methamphetamine.

On Aug. 6, detectives executed a search warrant at 2633 Ave S NW, Winter Haven. Detectives found about 29 grams of methamphetamine, a large bag of MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) for cutting methamphetamine, digital scales, packaging materials, and 4 firearms. One of the firearms had an altered serial number.

Aaron Gill, 24, James Donovan, 54, Kevin Donovan, 26, and Dennis Amos, 53, were located inside the residence and were arrested, police reported.

Detectives went to 232 Tyler St., Lake Wales, and found and arrested Ashley Reyes, 25. Two rifles were located and seized. Detectives also went to 924 Roberts Rd., Lake Hamilton and arrested Orozco. Detectives found Mauricio Arbelaez, 42, at 228 Remington Place, Haines City.

As a result of the investigation, 29 grams of methamphetamine and six firearms were seized, and seven suspects were arrested.

Man charged with attacking wife

Kelvin Alonzo Harrison, 36, was charged with forcibly shaking his wife, the Bartow Police Department reported.

Harrison was charged with domestic violence for this incident on July 27.

At 9:30 a.m. the woman was in bed at their home. Harrison awakened her and demanded that she go out and panhandle, the police reported.

She said she couldn’t do it because her leg was hurting. Harrison grabbed her by the upper arms and shook her and pushed her back onto the bed, the report said.

Police found Harrison a short time later and he was arrested.

Man charged with beating girlfriend

Juan de La Cruz, 37, was charged with domestic violence on July 27 after he allegedly grabbed his girlfriend by the hair and swinging her around, the Bartow Police Department reports.

At about 7 p.m. de La Cruz and his girlfriend were having a verbal argument when he grabbed her, police reported. She was able to eventually leave the building also at which time de La Cruz left the area.

The victim did not appear injured and she refused any need for medical treatment, the police report.

Eventually de La Cruz returned home and the police were there and he was arrested.

Man charged with resisting arrest

DeShawn Deon Garcia, 20, of 7102 Carillion Place, Lake Wales, was arrested July 28 for not giving a police his name nor a driver’s license after he was pulled over, the Bartow Police Department reported.

Garcia was charged with violation of probation as well as resisting arrest and not having a driver’s license, police report.

Garcia was seen leaving 1060 Golfview Ave. Police report the car had a broken windshield. The car went west on East Gibbons Street and he was followed. When police again noticed the broken windshield he was pulled over.

Garcia got out of the car and despite being asked to get back in, he refused. When explaining the reason he was stopped a woman got out of the passenger seat and started shouting.

When Garcia refused to provide his name or his license he was handcuffed.

When he was asked several more times to provide his name or license he cursed at the officer and he was then charged.

Garcia was taken to Polk County Jail to identify him via his fingerprint. There, Garcia became belligerent and resistant and clinched his fists, police report. Jail staff then took him to a holding cell before he was booked.

Domestic violence reported

A 37-year-old Bartow man was charged with choking his wife during an argument they were having on July 28, the Bartow Police Department reported.

Dontrell Caprese Jones, 37, of 1050 Golfview Ave., Apt. 1211, Bartow, told police they were arguing about her 4-year-old son swinging a golf club, police reported.

During their argument, Jones grabbed his girlfriend around the neck as she was walking away and started to choke her. He then threw her onto the ground. She then told police Jones left.

Upon being examined the girlfriend was not injured and declined medical attention.

A person on the scene advised police that Jones did grab the woman around the neck, however, he refused to give his name, police reported.

As he was being booked Jones said they were in an argument over the woman’s child. He said he was trying to stop him from swinging a golf club. He said he did not touch or strike the child. The police reported they did not notice that any harm came to the child.

Lakeland man arrested for possession of child pornography

A man charged on four counts of possession of child pornography last Friday was charged Thursday with 48 additional charges of possession of child pornography, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office reported.

During his original arrest for possession of child pornography on Friday, Aug. 1, detectives seized Clint Charles Englund’s desktop computer for further analysis. Later, detectives found two additional videos and 52 images depicting the sexual performance of children. The victims depicted in the videos and images were approximately 3 to 10 years of age, with at least four images depicting children younger than 3 years of age being sexually abused by an adult.

In light of this, the State Attorney’s Office direct-filed 48 additional charges against Englund, 44, of 310 Palmola St., Lakeland, and booked him into the Polk County Jail. He had previously bonded out on Aug. 2.

In the original arrest, at 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 1, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes detectives arrested Englund, on four counts of possession of child pornography.

According to reports, undercover detectives learned Englund was in possession of child pornography in July and began an investigation. A search warrant was obtained and detectives made contact with Englund at his Lakeland residence.

Detectives say that, located in Englund’s bedroom, was a desktop computer. A forensic preview of the computer revealed four videos of pre-pubescent children involved in sexual conduct, according to the PCSO, who says videos were graphic and depicted children engaged in sex with other children, adult males and a dog.

Post Miranda, Englund admitted to downloading images of child pornography, which he said he would later delete. Englund stated the youngest child he has ever seen involved in child pornography is about 5 years old.

Englund told detectives he was curious about bestiality and had viewed videos containing bestiality but “doesn’t recall” ever viewing any videos involving children, according to reports.

Burglary reported

According to reports, at approximately 4:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5, Lake Wales Police responded to a burglary at the BP Gas Station, 704 N. Scenic Hwy., Lake Wales.

While responding, police say they saw two suspects running across Scenic Highway and heading to the back of the Tip Top Grocery. Police noticed that at the BP station, the door to the south side had been removed from the hinges. Police went to the First Street area, as other officers and Polk County Sheriff’s Office also responded.

According to reports, the suspects were inside the fenced in area of Taylor Industries. One suspect was then seen running east on Dr J.A. Wiltshire by Lake Wales Police officers.

The LWPD went to attempt to locate that suspect. Along with Lake Wales and PCSO K-9 units responded and searched the area for a few hours, but did not locate the suspects. Police say the suspects attempted to pry open the ATM machine while inside the store and stole several packs of cigars. A small crow bar was recovered at the scene along with clothing items, and a Smith & Wesson 40 caliber handgun near Taylor’s fenced in compound.

The case is under investigation.

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