May 22, 2015

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Detectives are Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Known Copper Wire Theft Suspect Heather Osbourne -

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

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 14, 2015 -

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Seven Men Arrested At Saddle Creek Park -

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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  • Heather Osbourne

    Detectives are Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Known Copper Wire Theft Suspect Heather Osbourne

    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 Auburndale (2301 US Hwy 92), valued at over $300 total. On April 13, 18, and 21, 2015, Osbourne stole copper wire from the Lowe’s in Winter Haven (700 3rd Street SW),…

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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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    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

    A horrific case of repeated physical abuse and emotional torture on two handicapped citizens has landed a 52 year-old convicted felon behind bars. Phillip Dale Simons (DOB 6-4-62) of Winter Haven was arrested late Tuesday night after his attempt to elude officers failed. On 5-19-15, Winter Haven Police were notified of the abuse of a disabled female and a disabled minor inside of a Winter Haven residence. The adult female victim reported that Simons repeatedly battered her with a walking stick he named, the “Stupid Stick” and also threatened her numerous times by waving firearms around her and the minor…

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    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!

    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!         A 9.0 percent reduction in violent crimes was realized from 2013 – 2014. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Non-violent crimes, which include burglary, larceny and vehicle theft was reduced by 14.33 percent. Overall index crime (raw crime numbers) for the City of Winter Haven decreased by 12.1 percent, bringing the Crime Rate to a historic low of 4.25 crimes per 100 residents. Simply…

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Detectives are Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Known Copper Wire Theft Suspect Heather Osbourne

May 21, 2015

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 Auburndale (2301 US Hwy 92), valued at over $300 total. On April 13, 18, and 21, 2015, Osbourne stole copper wire from the Lowe’s in Winter Haven (700 3rd Street SW),…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 21, 2015

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,…

Bartow Police Searching Missing & Possibly Endangered Adult Kevin Holt

May 21, 2015

Bartow, Florida – According to Bartow Police Department Kevin Holt was last observed leaving for work yesterday at approximately 7:30 AM. He was traveling to Lakeland and has not been seen or heard from since. Holt is driving a green 2001 Chevy Malibu bearing Florida Tag 882-NCU. We are asking for the public’s help in locating him. Any tips can be sent to [email protected] or call the Bartow Police Department at 534-5034.

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Hwy 60 Accident

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…