May 26, 2015

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PCSO Working Fatal Crash On Hwy 27 In Davenport -

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Man Impersonating A Police Office Steals Victims Wallet & Keys -

Sunday, May 24, 2015

UPDATE: Known Copper Wire Theft Suspect Heather Osbourne is in Custody -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 21, 2015 -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

This Day in History in 1881 – American Red Cross Founded -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

52 year-old Convicted Felon Behind Bars – Phillip Dale Simons of Winter Haven was Arrested Late Tuesday Night After His Attempt To Elude Officers Failed -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The City of Winter Haven is Proud to Announce the Overall Crime Rate For 2014 Dropped 13.9 Percent to a Historic Low of 4.25 – The Lowest in More Than 18 Years! -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lakeland Police Investigate Attempted Sexual Battery -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Did a4 UFO Share the Field of View of a Flying Golf Ball During a PGA Tournament in Florida? -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Three Dangerous Suspects Are Being Sought After They Robbed a Convenience Store Clerk in Broad Daylight -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 19, 2015 -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Kebobs with Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce -

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Confirmed on Friday, May 15, 2015, The First Positive Case of Rabies in Polk County for 2015 -

Monday, May 18, 2015

Crime Stoppers Bulletin: Suspect Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer -

Monday, May 18, 2015

PCSO Undercover Detectives Arrest Lakeland Man for Sale of Counterfeit Music CDs -

Monday, May 18, 2015

Suspect Identified in Felony Retail Theft at Rural King in Lake Wales -

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fun Friday – Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Public Performances: May 15 – 17, 2015 -

Friday, May 15, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 15, 2015 -

Friday, May 15, 2015

This Day in History – May 14, 1998 – Frank Sinatra Dies -

Thursday, May 14, 2015

CHEVY, BUICK, GMC, CADILLAC Eligible For FREE Oil Change/Tire Rotation! -

Thursday, May 14, 2015

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  • PCSO Working Fatal Crash On Hwy 27 In Davenport

    Davenport, Florida – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently conduction a traffic fatality investigation. The crash appears to have occurred sometime around 7:45pm. Donna Wood, public information officer for the PCSO, confirmed that a fatality did occur, but details currently were unavailable. The crash occurred in the Southbound lane of Hwy 27 at Minute Maid Ramp. DailyRidge.com was on scene and appears to be a single vehicle rollover crash involving a dark colored vehicle. No further information is available at this time. The roadway is clear and traffic is moving This is a developing story and we will bring…

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    Man Impersonating A Police Office Steals Victims Wallet & Keys

    Lakeland, Florida – On May 24, 2015 at 2:47 p.m., the victim advised that he was pulled over by what he thought was a police officer after he left the Farmers Market, 2701 Swindell Road. The victim had his 12 year old brother-in-law with him at the time of the incident. The victim was traveling west on Memorial Blvd in the area of Lone Palm Golf Course, 2855 W. Memorial Blvd, when he observed a vehicle behind him flashing his headlights on and off. The victim pulled over and a Hispanic male approached him telling him that he was a…

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    UPDATE: Known Copper Wire Theft Suspect Heather Osbourne is in Custody

    CAPTURED-OSBOURNE IS IN CUSTODY     Osbourne will be booked into the Polk County jail this evening.  Thank you for your assistance in this investigation.   As previously reported: PCSO Detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating Heather Osbourne (DOB 5/13/1986), last known address 69 Dunaway Road in Winter Haven, who has a warrant for her arrest for seven counts Petit Theft, four counts Dealing in Stolen Property, and four counts Giving False Info to Secondhand Metal Dealer.   On April 4 and 7, 2015, Osbourne, who has been positively identified by Lowe’s loss prevention officers, stole copper wire from the Lowe’s in…

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    POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 21, 2015

    Every weekday  we will have the Polk Mugshot of The Day. The mugshot will be someone arrested in Polk County in the past couple of weeks. The mugshot along with the charges will be posted. Please remember these individuals are innocent until proven guilty. Polk Mugshot of the Day brought to you by  polkmugshot.com. KING, CHARLES  EDWARD Race: B    Sex: M    DOB: 3/9/1975 Height: 503     Weight: 120 Arresting Agency: HAINES CITY POLICE DEPT.  Charges: FRAUD-REQUEST REFUND W FALSE RECEIPT Surety $750, LARC-PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE 1ST OFFENSE Surety $750, COCAINE-POSSESS-POSSESS COCAINE Surety $1000, DRUG EQUIP-POSSESS-AND OR USE Surety $500, WITHHOLD SUPPORT-NON SUPPORT OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE MAY PURGE FOR $22,365.36, WITHHOLD SUPPORT-NON SUPPORT OF CHILDREN OR SPOUSE  MAY PURGE FOR $24,560.32 The views, opinions,…

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    This Day in History in 1881 – American Red Cross Founded

    1881 American Red Cross founded In Washington, D.C., humanitarians Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons found the American National Red Cross, an organization established to provide humanitarian aid to victims of wars and natural disasters in congruence with the International Red Cross. Barton, born in Massachusetts in 1821, worked with the sick and wounded during the American Civil War and became known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” for her tireless dedication. In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln commissioned her to search for lost prisoners of war, and with the extensive records she had compiled during the war she succeeded in identifying…

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PCSO Working Fatal Crash On Hwy 27 In Davenport

May 24, 2015

Davenport, Florida – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently conduction a traffic fatality investigation. The crash appears to have occurred sometime around 7:45pm. Donna Wood, public information officer for the PCSO, confirmed that a fatality did occur, but details currently were unavailable. The crash occurred in the Southbound lane of Hwy 27 at Minute Maid Ramp. DailyRidge.com was on scene and appears to be a single vehicle rollover crash involving a dark colored vehicle. No further information is available at this time. The roadway is clear and traffic is moving This is a developing story and we will bring…

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Man Impersonating A Police Office Steals Victims Wallet & Keys

May 24, 2015

Lakeland, Florida – On May 24, 2015 at 2:47 p.m., the victim advised that he was pulled over by what he thought was a police officer after he left the Farmers Market, 2701 Swindell Road. The victim had his 12 year old brother-in-law with him at the time of the incident. The victim was traveling west on Memorial Blvd in the area of Lone Palm Golf Course, 2855 W. Memorial Blvd, when he observed a vehicle behind him flashing his headlights on and off. The victim pulled over and a Hispanic male approached him telling him that he was a…

FHP Working Fatal Accident On US 92 In Auburndale

May 23, 2015

Auburndale, Florida – According to the Florida Highway Patrol an accident occurred earlier this afternoon on US-92 involving a fatality. At approximately 3pm Saturday afternoon, a 2010 Hyundai driven by Hope Bradford 77, of Auburndale, was traveling eastbound on US-92 in the left turn lane at Southampton Boulevard.  At the same time, a 2011 Suzuki motorcycle was traveling westbound on US-92 in the left lane east of Southampton Boulevard.  The Hyundai turned left and was crossing over US-92 westbound. The motorcycle changed lanes to the right travel lane and entered the path of the Hyundai.  As a result, the front…

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Accident Blocking Westbound Lanes of S.R. 60 In Alturas

Lake Wales, Florida – We have reader reports of a bad accident blocking the Westbound lanes of S.R. 60. According to multiple readers an accident involving two vehicles has occurred near Logistics Parkway. We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Confirmed on Friday, May 15, 2015, The First Positive Case of Rabies in Polk County for 2015

The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Section confirmed on Friday, May 15, 2015, the first positive case of rabies in Polk County for 2015. On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, a dog owner living at 1600 Stokes Road in Lake Wales reported that her dog killed a raccoon on the patio area of the home. Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Officers responded to retrieve the raccoon’s carcass, which was then sent to the State Laboratory for rabies testing. The raccoon was confirmed positive for rabies on Friday, May 15th. The Florida Department of Health in Polk County has been notified of the exposure. The dog is not current on its vaccination and has been…

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Suspect Identified in Felony Retail Theft at Rural King in Lake Wales

(Update)   During the investigation of the May 1, 2015, grand theft from Rural King Detective David Hernandez developed a suspect and was able to get a positive identification on him. The suspect, who is identified as 52 year old William Brooks of Lake Wales, was arrested on May 8, 2015 for the felony retail theft at Rural King. When Detective Hernandez attempted to interview Brooks he refused to answer any questions. During the book-in process Brooks told Detective Hernandez he was out on bond for a previous theft arrest at the Lake Wales Wal-Mart. Brooks was booked in at…

Lake Wales Man Michael Drenkhahn Killed In Motorcycle Accident On Stokes Rd.

Lake Wales Man Killed In Motorcycle Accident On Stokes Rd

Lake Wales, Florida – Shortly before 8:00 am, Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 66-year-old Michael J. Drenkhahn, Silver Spring Loop, Lake Wales, was operating a red, 2003, Kawasaki motorcycle traveling southbound on Stokes Road approximately one mile north of SR 60. Drenkhahn appears to have entered a left curve at too high a speed and locked up his rear brake in an attempt to slow. The Kawasaki exited the right (west) side of the roadway, striking a tree and Drenkhahn was ejected from the motorcycle and continued south approximately 15 feet where he struck a tree. A passerby found Drenkhahn and…