September 21, 2014

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Lakeland Man Arrested For Child Neglect After 19-Month-Old Ingests Illegally Obtained Methadone -

Friday, September 19, 2014

PCSO Inmate Additionally Charged With Possession of Child Pornography and Attempted Possession of Child Pornography -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fun Friday – Sweetfields Farm -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tax Free Holiday – Today Through The Weekend -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Violent Crimes Detectives Worked Throughout The Evening on September 17 Investigating a Series of Illegal Events -

Friday, September 19, 2014

RidgeClassifieds.com: Electric Wheelchair for sale -

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Home Depot Completes Malware Elimination and Enhanced Encryption of Payment Data in All U.S. Stores -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Grandfather Kills Daughter and Six Grandkids -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pair Arrested For Scheming To Defraud, Contracting Without License, May Have Operated Elsewhere in Florida -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

E-Cigarette Shop Owner And Employee Arrested at Eagle Ridge Mall for Selling THC Wax “Lids” -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lakeland Couple Arrested After Being Caught on Home Surveillance Camera -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Charges on Armed Robbery Suspect Xavier O’Neal -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

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

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  • Shawn Cross

    Lakeland Man Arrested For Child Neglect After 19-Month-Old Ingests Illegally Obtained Methadone

    On Friday, September 19, 2014, PCSO Special Victims Unit detectives arrested 34-year-old Shawn Cross (DOB 1/3/1980) of 5417 Rebecca Lane in Lakeland and charged him with one count Possession of Controlled Substance and one count Child Neglect. According to the affidavit (see attached), Cross purchased four methadone prescription pills from an unknown person and brought them home. He took one pill and put the other 3 pills in his dresser drawer. A 19-month-old baby in the house ingested one of the pills, and became very ill. The baby was taken to LRMC, where he tested positive for methadone, and was then transported to…

  • John Middleton (1)

    PCSO Inmate Additionally Charged With Possession of Child Pornography and Attempted Possession of Child Pornography

    On Thursday, September 18, 2014, PCSO Computer Crimes detectives filed 24 counts of Attempted Possession of Child Pornography and 6 counts of Possession of Child Pornography against 36-year-old John Justin Middleton (DOB 5/5/1978) of 6306 Silver Leaf Lane in Lakeland. Middleton is currently in the Polk County Jail on drug-related charges. According to the affidavits, the investigation began on August 19, 2014, when PCSO detectives served a search warrant at Middleton’s home related to the possession of child pornography. During the search warrant, detectives seized Middleton’s computer equipment – an initial review of one of the computers revealed someone had attempted to delete…

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    Fun Friday – Sweetfields Farm

    Sweetfields farm grows farm fresh veggies using organic approved methods.  Between the barn, the animals & corn maze it’s a great trip to take with the kids! 17250 Benes Roush Rd Brooksville, FL 34604 Open 10-4 352-279-0977 [email protected] website http://sweetfieldfarm.com

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    Tax Free Holiday – Today Through The Weekend

    TALLAHASSEE – Starting today and throughout the weekend, Floridians can save big on the new appliances they have been waiting for an opportune time to purchase. Thanks to the energy-efficient tax holiday passed into law this past legislative session, now is that time. The holiday works similarly to a back-to-school or hurricane preparedness weekend, in that all local and state sales taxes will be waived on the first $1,500 of appliances purchased with an ENERGY STAR or WaterSense logo. ENERGY STAR appliances and WaterSense accessories are top of the line products that reduce household energy consumption, thus saving the consumer upwards…

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    Violent Crimes Detectives Worked Throughout The Evening on September 17 Investigating a Series of Illegal Events

    Violent Crimes Detectives worked throughout the evening on September 17 investigating a series of illegal events that occurred which lead to the traffic crash yesterday that Zhariya A. Holloway, 17 years of age, was killed in. Listed below is timeline of those events. On September 16th, at approx. 11:24 p.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to 828 Lexington Street in reference to a burglary of a residence. The homeowner, Zachary Edwards, returned home at around 11:20 p.m. and observed three unknown black males jumping out the southwest rear bedroom window of his residence. The suspects had dropped a duffel bag…

Shawn Cross

Lakeland Man Arrested For Child Neglect After 19-Month-Old Ingests Illegally Obtained Methadone

Sep 19, 2014

On Friday, September 19, 2014, PCSO Special Victims Unit detectives arrested 34-year-old Shawn Cross (DOB 1/3/1980) of 5417 Rebecca Lane in Lakeland and charged him with one count Possession of Controlled Substance and one count Child Neglect. According to the affidavit (see attached), Cross purchased four methadone prescription pills from an unknown person and brought them home. He took one pill and put the other 3 pills in his dresser drawer. A 19-month-old baby in the house ingested one of the pills, and became very ill. The baby was taken to LRMC, where he tested positive for methadone, and was then transported to…

John Middleton (1)

PCSO Inmate Additionally Charged With Possession of Child Pornography and Attempted Possession of Child Pornography

Sep 19, 2014

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, PCSO Computer Crimes detectives filed 24 counts of Attempted Possession of Child Pornography and 6 counts of Possession of Child Pornography against 36-year-old John Justin Middleton (DOB 5/5/1978) of 6306 Silver Leaf Lane in Lakeland. Middleton is currently in the Polk County Jail on drug-related charges. According to the affidavits, the investigation began on August 19, 2014, when PCSO detectives served a search warrant at Middleton’s home related to the possession of child pornography. During the search warrant, detectives seized Middleton’s computer equipment – an initial review of one of the computers revealed someone had attempted to delete…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014

Every weekday around mid-day 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.     TAVERAS, MICHAEL  EMMANUEL       Race: W    Sex: M    DOB: 12/29/1985 Height: 511     Weight: 285  Charges:  SEX ASSLT-BY CUSTODIAN SEX BATT VICT 12 YOA UNDER  NO BOND, SEX ASSLT-BY CUSTODIAN SEX BATT VICT 12 YOA UNDER NO BOND, SEX ASSLT-BY CUSTODIAN SEX BATT VICT 12 YOA UNDER NO BOND The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and…

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E-Cigarette Shop Owner And Employee Arrested at Eagle Ridge Mall for Selling THC Wax “Lids”

E-Cigarette shop owner arrested at Eagle Ridge Mall for selling THC Wax “Lids” employee at Eagle Ridge Mall also arrested   Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 57-year-old Norman Bosley of 1207 Bryn Mawr Ave, Lake Wales for the sale of cannabis, possession of cannabis, delivery of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a shop for drug use.  Bosley operates the ”Vivid Vaping Company” E-cigarette store at the Eagle Ridge Mall.  Bosley is listed as an officer of Vivid Vaping Company, LLC on the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations Website.   “THC Wax is becoming very popular…

Anita Persaud August 2014

ANITA PERSAUD SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LWMC

PERSAUD SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LWMC   Lake Wales, FL – Anita Persaud, ER Registrar, was named Employee of the Month for August at Lake Wales Medical Center. She has been employed at LWMC since 2012. In nominating her, a co-worker wrote, “Anita is always willing to help and go beyond to assist with getting patients registered. She is always smiling, cheerful and professional. She always asks everyone if she can assist them, and the patients comment on how nice she is to them.”

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39Th Annual Lake Wales Pioneer Days October 25-26, 2014

The 39th Annual Lake Wales Pioneer Days will be held on Saturday and Sunday October 25-26, 2014 on the shores of beautiful Lake Wailes. Pioneer Days will run from 9am – 5pm on Saturday and from 11am – 4pm on Sunday.  Special events include Pioneer Hour at 10am on Saturday with the naming of this year’s Pioneer of the Year and at noon there will be an antique car parade.  The Lake Wales Revival will also take place that weekend in conjunction with Pioneer Days, Thursday – Sunday night at 7pm. Other activities include a free architectural carriage tour both…

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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. …