Four arrested in Polk Parks


Guajardo, Martin
Cygal, Emil
Messer, Robert
Gerstner, James

Lakeland, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-The Polk County Sheriff's Office Undercover Vice Unit conducted an operation at Saddle Creek Park, Gator Creek Preserve, and Lake Fannie Boat Ramp in response to complaints about lewd activity at the parks. Four suspects were arrested for lewd activity.

54-year-old Martin Guajardo of Timberlake Road North in Lakeland, exposed himself to and solicited an undercover male detective to perform a sex act at Gator Creek Preserve in Lakeland. He was arrested and charged with one count indecent exposure, one count soliciting another for lewdness and one count committing lewdness. He was issued a trespass from all parks in the county. 

74-year-old Emil Cygal of Bambi Drive in Lakeland, solicited an undercover male detective to perform sex acts at Gator Creek Preserve in Lakeland. He was arrested and charged with two counts soliciting another for lewdness. He was issued a trespass from all parks in the county. 

54-year-old Robert Anthony Messer of New Tampa Hwy in Lakeland, solicited an undercover male detective at Lake Fannie Boat Ramp in Winter Haven to perform a sex act. He was arrested and charged with one count soliciting another for lewdness. He was issued a trespass from all parks in the county. He was previously arrested in 2013 by Winter Haven P.D. for exposing himself to a 16-year-old boy at a city bus stop on Havendale Blvd. 

78-year-old James Gerstner of Polk City Road in Haines City, exposed himself to and solicited an undercover male detective to perform a sex act at Lake Fannie Boat Ramp in Winter Haven. He was arrested and charged with one count indecent exposure and one count soliciting another for lewdness. He was issued a trespass from all parks in the county. 

Photos courtesy Polk County Sheriff's Office


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