August 2, 2014

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Winter Haven Couple Arrested For Retail Theft From Mulitiple Locations -

Friday, August 1, 2014

Facebook Down Crashes August 1, 2014 -

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fun Friday – Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka, FL -

Friday, August 1, 2014

Motorcyclist Killed Last Night In Polk County -

Friday, August 1, 2014

Polk School Teacher Arrested For Corruption By Threat of Public Official -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Polk Teacher Named “Florida Teacher of The Year” -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Autopsy Reveals Death of South Lake Wales Baby Accidental -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

That Bump In The Night Could Be A Burglar In Lake Wales -

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Florida Resident dies from Flesh-Eating Bacteria -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Mysterious River Runs Blood-Red in China -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rib-Eye Steaks with Pistachio Butter and Asparagus -

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Suspect in a Grand Theft Auto Case From Winter Haven Library Has Been Located -

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Carjacker hits and kills 3 children -

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Help Needed! Construction Work! -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lake Wales Man Wanted for Burglary and Battery -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LPD Searching For Theft Suspect With Help of Unwitting “Selfie” -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Two Burglars Who Attacked Homeowner Call The Police For Being Shot At -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Winter Haven Man Arrested In Hwy 27 Road Rage Incident -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mulberry Couple Charged with Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer, Petit Theft, and Fraud -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lakeland Police are Investigating a Fatal Hit & Run Need Our Help -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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  • Couple Arrested For Organized Retail Crime

    Winter Haven Couple Arrested For Retail Theft From Mulitiple Locations

    On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Organized Retail Crime Unit detectives received information about two subjects taking property from the Publix Supermarket located at 4730 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland.  The subjects, 32-year-old Dalma Serrano, DOB 05/18/1982, 2120 Kings Crossing Street SW, Winter Haven, and 43-year-old Marcus White, 05/26/1971, 3420 Avenue T, NW, Winter Haven, were being detained by store loss prevention personnel after attempting to leave the store with merchandise they had not paid for and that they had attempted to conceal.  A silver, 2000, Pontiac Grand Am, was located at the nearby Starbuck’s parking lot.  Inside,…

  • Facebook Down August 1, 2014

    Facebook Down Crashes August 1, 2014

    Around 12pm August 1, 2014 Facebook was down for Millions of users across the United States. Facebook users got the following message   The outage has been going on and off for about a half hour now.

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    Fun Friday – Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka, FL

    This is your last chance before school starts to do something fun and memorable with your family.  Or Maybe you want to plan ahead for spring break.  Here’s a great idea for some fun family time without all the hustle, bustle and electronics! One of Florida’s State Parks is the Wekiwa Springs State Park. Located at the headwaters of the Wekiva River, the beautiful vistas within this park offer a glimpse of what Central Florida looked like when Timucuan Indians fished and hunted these lands. Just one hour from most central Florida attractions, Wekiwa Springs offers visitors the opportunity to…

  • Motorcycle Crash Kills Rider In Lakeland Florida

    Motorcyclist Killed Last Night In Polk County

    Lakeland, Florida – At approximately 7:00 pm, on Thursday, July 31, 2014, a gold, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, operated by Heidi L. Carmichael, Lake Hunter Drive, Lakeland, was stopped at the intersection of New Tampa Highway and southbound Clark Road, in Lakeland. According to witness information, the traffic signal turned green and Carmichael began to travel through the intersection. At approximately the same time, Howard D. McKinley, Barron Drive, Plant City, operating a blue, 2004 Suzuki Marauder motorcycle, was traveling westbound on New Tampa Highway and entered the intersection through the red light; it appeared McKinley laid the motorcycle down on…

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    Polk School Teacher Arrested For Corruption By Threat of Public Official

    Lakeland, Florida – 49-year-old Kelly Ann Karynn of Shadow Lane, Lakeland, was arrested yesterday by Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives based upon a Polk County Warrant for corruption by threat against a public official. Karynn is a school teacher at Bartow Middle School, teaching seventh grade English. The charge—a direct information filing from the State Attorney’s Ofifice—is based upon threats she made against Assistant State Attorney Melissa Gravitt and her family during a jail phone call between Karynn and David Bills, who is in the Polk County jail on a child sexual battery charges. The victim of the sexual battery…

Robert & Sherry Croft

Lake Wales Couple Arrested For Retail Theft From Sears

Aug 1, 2014

Lake Wales, Florida – Lake Wales Police responded to the Lake Wales Sears in reference to a retail theft. Robert Croft and Sherry Lynn Croft were both arrested for retail theft. The stolen and recovered merchandise was valued $103.70. Both Robert and Sherry were transported to Lake Wales PD for booking procedures then transported to Polk County Jail.

Couple Arrested For Organized Retail Crime

Winter Haven Couple Arrested For Retail Theft From Mulitiple Locations

Aug 1, 2014

On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Organized Retail Crime Unit detectives received information about two subjects taking property from the Publix Supermarket located at 4730 S. Florida Avenue, Lakeland.  The subjects, 32-year-old Dalma Serrano, DOB 05/18/1982, 2120 Kings Crossing Street SW, Winter Haven, and 43-year-old Marcus White, 05/26/1971, 3420 Avenue T, NW, Winter Haven, were being detained by store loss prevention personnel after attempting to leave the store with merchandise they had not paid for and that they had attempted to conceal.  A silver, 2000, Pontiac Grand Am, was located at the nearby Starbuck’s parking lot.  Inside,…

Facebook Down August 1, 2014

Facebook Down Crashes August 1, 2014

Aug 1, 2014

Around 12pm August 1, 2014 Facebook was down for Millions of users across the United States. Facebook users got the following message   The outage has been going on and off for about a half hour now.

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Robert & Sherry Croft

Lake Wales Couple Arrested For Retail Theft From Sears

Lake Wales, Florida – Lake Wales Police responded to the Lake Wales Sears in reference to a retail theft. Robert Croft and Sherry Lynn Croft were both arrested for retail theft. The stolen and recovered merchandise was valued $103.70. Both Robert and Sherry were transported to Lake Wales PD for booking procedures then transported to Polk County Jail.

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LWPD Officer Outwits & Outruns Warrant Suspect

Lake Wales, Florida – On 7/25/14, Lake Wales Police Department officers were dispatched to Tower Point Apartments in reference to locating a juvenile subject with an active warrant. It was learned that the suspect was seen at one of the apartments. Lake Wales Police officer Figueroa went to this location on foot and back-up units were in their vehicles driving around as it was learned the suspect will flee upon sight of  law enforcement officials. Upon Officer Figueroa’s arrival, the juvenile attempted to take flight by running up several stairs. Figueroa gave chase and apprehended the suspect. The suspect was…

South Lake Wales Baby Death Investigation

Autopsy Reveals Death of South Lake Wales Baby Accidental

Update 11:00 am – August 1, 2014 – An autopsy by the PCSO has revealed that the death of a 7 month old boy in South Lake Wales was accidental. The baby apparently suffocated according to the PCSO. The autopsy did not reveal any internal or external trauma to the infant. As is normal coarse for PCSO follow up investigation is still being conducted with the Department of Children and Families. Update 5:00pm July 31, 2014 – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office   complete report has not been released. At this time the PCSO does NOT believe this to be a…

Recent Burglaries in Lake Wales

That Bump In The Night Could Be A Burglar In Lake Wales

Lake Wales, Florida- A rash of overnight burglaries has been occurring in Lake Wales over the last few weeks. The offenders have been breaking into sheds and homes usually through the back of the house. This past Friday saw multiple incidents. On  C St.  LWPD Officers were advised by a neighbor that the house directly behind had an open window. Officers observed an open window in the front of the residence. Upon closer inspection they discovered that the lower half of the window was broken. There was glass on the grass in front of the window. There was also a…