September 18, 2014

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrest armed robbery suspect 20 year old Xavier O’Neal was out on bond for armed robbery -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lakeland PD Needs to Identify Suspects in Stolen Trailer/Motorcycles -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thanks To Neighbor Three Burglary Suspects Were Arrested In Lakeland -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Looking For Suspect Who Beat an 80 Year Old Woman and Stole her Car -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Send Us Your Football Fan Photos! -

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Man Drags Two WHPD Officers After Beating & Strangling Carjacking Victim -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Mashed Potatoes -

Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Festival of Wreaths at the Polk County History Center -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Single Car Crash Fatality -

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fun Friday – The Florida Marine Flea Market & Seafood Festival -

Friday, September 12, 2014

Davenport Man Arrested Three Times During Computer Crimes Investigation -

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Never Forget What Happened that Day on September 11, 2001 -

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Day in History – September 11, 2001 Bush learns of attack on World Trade Center -

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Polk Deputies Working Murder Suicide -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Could Exercise Before School Help Children With ADHD -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Great Dane Ate 43 1/2 Socks -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Winter Haven Police Searching For Suspect in Sonic Robbery -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

5th Annual Honoring Our Heroes – Remembering the Day Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 6 p.m. Central Park, Winter Haven Florida -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Haines City Woman Arrested on Grand Theft and Forgery After Using Fraudulent USPS Money Orders at a Local Bank -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Burglary Suspects Kick In Door of Lake Wales -

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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    Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrest armed robbery suspect 20 year old Xavier O’Neal was out on bond for armed robbery

    Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrest armed robbery suspect 20 year old Xavier O’Neal was out on bond for armed robbery   “Our detectives did an outstanding job getting this dangerous felon off the streets.  He’s committed four armed robberies that we know of.  We plan on making sure he is held accountable for his crimes by the criminal justice system.”  Sheriff Grady Judd    On Sunday, September 14th at approximately 6:30 p.m. an armed robbery occurred at the Metro PCS Store located at 701 Combee Rd. Lakeland, FL.  The suspect was described as a slender, muscular build black male wearing black shirt and white…

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    Lakeland PD Needs to Identify Suspects in Stolen Trailer/Motorcycles

    On Sunday, August 24, 2014, there was a grand theft of a trailer with two motorcycles from the Travelodge, 3425 Highway 98 N. The trailer was later recovered at a bank on Lakeland Hills Boulevard. Bartow Police Department recovered one motorcycle after a black male driving it ran from them and wrecked the motorbike, the black male was able to elude officers. The other motorcycle was recovered after a white male dropped it off running at the Tax Collector Office on N Massachusetts Avenue and got into an SUV and drove away. Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals is…

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    Thanks To Neighbor Three Burglary Suspects Were Arrested In Lakeland

    Thanks to a tip from a neighbor who reported a vehicle burglary-in-progress, PCSO deputies arrived on-scene and were able to arrest three vehicle burglary suspects who broke into cars in different neighborhoods, from Harden Oaks to Ewell Road in Lakeland. According to their affidavits (see attached) PCSO received a call around 4:30 a.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014, from a witness on Bristol Oaks Drive in Lakeland, who reported seeing three suspects breaking into someone’s car. Deputies arrived on-scene and set up a perimeter. The K-9 team comprised of Deputy Sheriff Carlos Valle and Tommie spotted two of the suspects fleeing on foot….

  • Looking For Suspect Who Beat an 80 Year Old Woman and Stole her Car

    The suspect is seen entering the store on 9-12-14 and then again yesterday when he attacked the clerk.  Also in ZIP file a clip of someone matching the suspects description entering a local business on 9-5-14 taking a wallet from behind a desk. In that case, nobody was injured.Winter Haven Police believe the man who attacked an 80 year-old clothing store clerk yesterday came to the store last Friday and is possibly the same man seen in a burglary at a local business on Sept. 5, 2014.  Detectives pulled surveillance video from Sept. 12, 2014 at Elonka’s and the same suspect…

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    Send Us Your Football Fan Photos!

    DailyRidge.com is looking for your your football fan photos. If you live and breathe football and can’t wait for the big game, we want to see! Whether you’re planning the biggest party or have your house decked out in your team’s colors, or you’re showing your pride in ways we can’t even imagine — send us a photo to [email protected] and you could be featured on our site.

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrest armed robbery suspect 20 year old Xavier O’Neal was out on bond for armed robbery

Sep 17, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrest armed robbery suspect 20 year old Xavier O’Neal was out on bond for armed robbery   “Our detectives did an outstanding job getting this dangerous felon off the streets.  He’s committed four armed robberies that we know of.  We plan on making sure he is held accountable for his crimes by the criminal justice system.”  Sheriff Grady Judd    On Sunday, September 14th at approximately 6:30 p.m. an armed robbery occurred at the Metro PCS Store located at 701 Combee Rd. Lakeland, FL.  The suspect was described as a slender, muscular build black male wearing black shirt and white…

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Lakeland PD Needs to Identify Suspects in Stolen Trailer/Motorcycles

Sep 17, 2014

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, there was a grand theft of a trailer with two motorcycles from the Travelodge, 3425 Highway 98 N. The trailer was later recovered at a bank on Lakeland Hills Boulevard. Bartow Police Department recovered one motorcycle after a black male driving it ran from them and wrecked the motorbike, the black male was able to elude officers. The other motorcycle was recovered after a white male dropped it off running at the Tax Collector Office on N Massachusetts Avenue and got into an SUV and drove away. Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals is…

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Thanks To Neighbor Three Burglary Suspects Were Arrested In Lakeland

Sep 17, 2014

Thanks to a tip from a neighbor who reported a vehicle burglary-in-progress, PCSO deputies arrived on-scene and were able to arrest three vehicle burglary suspects who broke into cars in different neighborhoods, from Harden Oaks to Ewell Road in Lakeland. According to their affidavits (see attached) PCSO received a call around 4:30 a.m. on Monday, September 15, 2014, from a witness on Bristol Oaks Drive in Lakeland, who reported seeing three suspects breaking into someone’s car. Deputies arrived on-scene and set up a perimeter. The K-9 team comprised of Deputy Sheriff Carlos Valle and Tommie spotted two of the suspects fleeing on foot….

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Single Car Crash Fatality

On Friday, September 12th at approximately3:30 pm, Heather Ann McPhail was driving her 2002 Buick Rendezvous west on Central Avenue between U.S. 27 and S.R. 60. She lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road striking an oak tree.  Mrs. McPhail died on scene as a result of the injuries she sustained from the impact.  There was no one else in the vehicle and her vehicle was the only one involved in the crash. Mrs. McPhail was 24 years of age and from Alturas.  Officers were able to locate and notify her family. This is an ongoing investigation. …

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Lake Wales Medical Center Seeks New Volunteers

  Lake Wales, FL – Lake Wales Medical Center has an immediate need for volunteers in the gift shop and the front lobby desks. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, complete an application, submit a letter of recommendation, and pass a background and drug screening. Top applicants will be interviewed, and available positions will be filled based on best fit for the available positions.  Not all applicants will be brought on as volunteers. Those selected must submit to a background test and drug screening. Hospital volunteers receive a free meal ticket for the hospital cafeteria for each 4-hour…

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Burglary Suspects Kick In Door of Lake Wales

Lake Wales, Florida – An alarm call at a home on W Lake Wales Rd S around 1:45pm today lead PCSO to a burglary scene. Deputies arrived & saw door kicked in. A witnesses was able to give deputies a description of the suspect vehicle.  Currently deputies are searching for the vehicle.  Crime scene investigators are processing the scene. At this time further details have not been released.  We will update this article if more information becomes available.

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Is Your Child Struggling In School – Local School May Be The Answer

Lake Wales, Florida – Is your child struggling in school academically, behaviorally, or socially? If so, Our Children’s Academy could be the best place for your child! Our Children’s Academy & Middle Academy are non-profit learning centers serving students with a variety of special needs; Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Spina Bifada, Down’s syndrome and many more. They specialize with children on the Autism Spectrum; children with physical disabilities, children with behavior challenges and children with physical impairment. Some are pre-K children with developmental disabilities transition to regular/mainstream kindergarten after experiencing the specialized intervention provided by Our…