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Cops: Man found naked on top of child

Winter Haven, Florida -- A 22-year-old Winter Haven man has been arrested after police say he was found naked from the waist down while on top of a child.

Winter Haven Police say on April 14, the young girl woke up to Xavier Diaz on top of her naked from the waist down. When the girl woke up, she was also naked from the waist down.

Police say the girl's caretaker woke up to the girl crying and found Diaz on top of her. The caretaker screamed for him to leave the room and immediately called police as well as the girl's mother.

Unlucky thieves drive into park under police surveillance

Polk City, Florida -- Talk about the wrong place at the wrong time. Two men, with a combined 28 charges on multiple outstanding arrest warrants out of Orange County, were arrested near Polk City after Polk County Sheriff's detectives learning surveillance techniques during in-field training spotted them.

The sheriff's office says a detective participating in the field training noticed a suspicious vehicle in the parking area for the Van Fleet State Trail. 

Wanted man with 'violent past' arrested

Winter Haven, Florida -- Winter Haven Police say the man wanted for using a stolen bank card at a Walgreen's store last week has been arrested.

Police say they found 41-year-old Leonard Steelman, Jr. on the evening of April 8 after he tried to hide in a local park. Officers went by his mother's home after they received a tip and when they arrived he fled the home.

28 arrested in illegal gambling bust

Winter Haven, Florida -- A two-month long illegal gambling investigation resulted in the arrest of 28 people and one juvenile on various gambling and drug charges.

On Friday, April 5, Winter Haven Police Special Investigations Unit members executed a search warrant at a home in the 300 block of Quentin Avenue, NW. 

Teacher caught with marijuana during traffic stop

Haines City, Florida -- A Haines City teacher was busted for marijuana possession over the weekend during a traffic stop.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says Donna Dennard was pulled over after she failed to stop at a stop sign at Shamrock Drive East and Highway 92 around 9 p.m. Saturday.

As the deputy was talking with Dennard, he smelled what he thought was marijuana coming from inside the car. When he asked if he could search the car, Dennard reportedly became nervous and admitted she had a bag of pot in the car.

Parents find strange, bloodied woman in baby's room

Lakeland, Florida - The Polk County Sheriff's office says a mother and father heard a strange noise on their baby monitor and found a bloodied woman inside their home, standing over their baby's crib. 

This happened Friday night at the couple's home on Cherry Tree Drive in Lakeland.

The father grabbed the suspect, who said to him, "It's not what you think." 

Deputies say she pleaded with him not to throw her out, saying, "He's gonna kill me."  

Church deacon arrested for molesting teen girl

Lakeland, Florida -- Lakeland Police arrested a 59-year-old deacon of a local church Monday for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old girl.

Police say they were contacted by the girl's mother after she reportedly learned her daughter had been inappropriately touched by Melvin Risher on March 17.

Investigators say Risher met the girl and her family while working as a deacon with the Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.