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Department to share entire day's police work on Twitter

Department to share entire day's police work on Twitter

Winter Haven, Florida -- In what they're calling a "virtual ride-along" with officers, Winter Haven police plan to post constant updates online during an entire 12-hour shift of service.

Officers will be live-tweeting how they're handling crimes and calls for service from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12th.

The posts will go up as they happen on Twitter. You can follow the day-long event by following the Winter Haven Police Department's Twitter account, @WHPoliceDept.

Two more arrests in human trafficking sting

Winter Haven, Florida -- Sheriff Grady Judd has announced the arrests of two Orlando men who have been arrested and charged with the human trafficking of a 15-year-old girl.

During an investigation back in May when 92 people were arrested on prostitution charges, Michael Kempfer was arrested along with a 15-year-old girl he had brought with him to an undercover location to "pimp out".

Drug house busted near daycare

Lake Wales, Florida -- Four people were arrested July 2 after over $13,000 in drugs were seized during the search of a home near a Lake Wales daycare center.

Lake Wales Police officers, along with other department units, conducted the search of the home in the 100 block of W. Dr. JA Wiltshire Avenue which they described as a "trap house" -- a place to sell illegal narcotics where those who come to purchase them, sometimes with money, sometimes with stolen property.

In all, officers seized:

1 arrested, another sought in robbery attack

Lakeland, Florida -- One man has been arrested and detectives are searching for a second who attacked a man and robbed him of his tablet.

Lakeland Police officers say around 3:48 a.m. Monday, 19-year-old Matthew Johnson was sitting in a chair outside the Ashford Inn in the 1000 block of Lakeshore Drive when he was approached from behind by two men.

Johnson was hit in the back of the head multiple times and robbed of his Acer Tablet valued at $250. They then fled on foot.

Man sentenced to 30 years for child porn possession

Lakeland, Florida -- A 73-year-old Lakeland man will possibly spend the rest of his life behind state prison bars after he was found guilty of 16 counts of child porn possession.

On Thursday, July 27, Allen Robert Roth received his 30-year prison sentence.

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Lakeland man wanted for armed robbery

Polk County, Florida -- Polk County Sheriff's office is searching an armed robbery suspect in the Lakeland area. 

Kenny Lott Jr. is wanted for an incident at the Family Touch Super Stop Store on West Memorial Blvd. in Lakeland. According to reports, Lott Jr. walked in the store, battered the clerk with a blunt object, took and unknown amount of cash and fled the scene. 

Lott Jr. is described as:

Man's blood alcohol level twice legal limit in crash

Polk County, Florida -- A man has been arrested for a DUI crash with a Blood Alcohol Content almost twice the legal limit.

Polk County Sheriff's deputies say 22-year-old David Breit was driving his SUV on U.S. Highway 98 on Feb. 19 when he rear-ended a Chevrolet Camaro driven by 22-year-old Garrett Putnam.

Investigators say Breit was driving at a speed of over 87 miles per hour in an area where the posted speed limit was 55. When deputies arrived at the crash site, Breit was not there, but near Fort Frasier Trail on Winterlake Road.