98 arrested in four day human trafficking/prostitution sting

98 arrested in four day human trafficking/prostitution sting

Polk County, Florida — At the conclusion of a four-day-long human trafficking/prostitution investigation, targeting online e-commerce sites related to men and women who were advertising to commit prostitution and who were soliciting others for prostitution, 98 suspects were arrested. Their charges ranged from Offering to Commit Lewdness in which the suspects either posted online ads, […]

Parents Leave 3-Year-Old Outside While They Party It Up

Parents Leave 3-Year-Old Outside While They Party It Up

Lakeland, Florida — Around 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 25-year-old Rhonda Branch, and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Antonio Allen, both of 2103 Reynolds Road in Lakeland, when their neighbors called PCSO to report a three-year-old toddler was locked out of the residence for over an hour, and was […]

Christy Bostic-Petrain Charged With Child Neglect

Christy Bostic-Petrain Charged With Child Neglect

  New Smyrna, Florida — On December 16, 2013 at approximately 1:38 p.m., a witness contacted the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office and advised she observed an intoxicated person operating a motor vehicle with a juvenile inside. The witness stated she pulled into the Walmart parking lot at 3155 SR 44, New Smyrna Beach and parked […]

Officer Teacher Attorney And Others On Naughty List

Officer Teacher Attorney And Others On Naughty List

  Polk County, Florida — This is one naughty list even Santa can’t forgive. Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives conducted a four-day prostitution investigation that resulted in the arrests of 80 suspects on a variety of charges, including Soliciting for Prostitution, Soliciting Another to Commit a Lewd Act, Deriving Support/Proceeds from Prostitution, and Aiding/Abetting Prostitution. […]

Zolia Zdrodowski: Another mother of the year

Zolia Zdrodowski: Another mother of the year

  Marion Oaks, Florida — On December 2, 2013 at approximately 9:30 a.m. Deputy Larry Mcardle responded to 3219 SW 128 street road (Marion Oaks) in response to an unattended 4-year-old child that was in the middle of the street. Upon arrival, the reportee, stated that she had found the 4-year-old in the street looking […]

Mother arrested for brutal child beating video posted on Facebook

Mother arrested for brutal child beating video posted on Facebook

Polk County, Florida — Vivian Vosburg, 30, of 3143 Crystal Hills Drive, has been arrested. Vosburg is the mother of Guadalupe Shaw, the 14-year-old charged with Felony Aggravated Stalking after the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick. Vosburg has been charged with two counts of Child Abuse with Bodily Harm, and four counts of Child Neglect. […]