Polk Police Chiefs Association Awards Scholarship to Local Students Scholarship Fund Established in Memory of Former Auburndale Police Chief Nolan McLeod
Polk Police Chiefs Association Awards Scholarship to Local StudentsScholarship fund established in memory of former Auburndale Police Chief Nolan McLeod BARTOW, Fla. (Aug. 6, 2015) – Five high school graduates received Polk County Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation Scholarships this morning at the Polk Police Chiefs Association’s monthly meeting. The scholarship – established in memory of the late Auburndale Police Chief Nolan McLeod – is offered to graduating seniors and recent graduates who are children of active or retired law enforcement officers in Polk County. “The chiefs in our association consider it a great honor to award this scholarship,” said Lake Wales Police…
Avon Park, Florida – The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is currently advising that northbound traffic is being rerouted on Hwy 27 in Avon Park. Northbound traffic is being re-route at Davis Citrus. College Dr. also closed from Memorial to US 27 – complete length of College Dr. due to downed power line. This is a developing story and we will have more info as it becomes available.
Avon Park, Florida – The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting an investigation into a shooting that took place at 1am on Saturday March 21st. The shooting occurred at a residence, 2105 N. Zephyr Rd. At this time the HCSO is only releasing that multiple people were shot, however none of the victims have life threatening wounds. The incident involved a large group including juveniles. This is an ongoing investigation and the HCSO urges anyone with information to contact deputy Michael Parker 863-402-7356
Avon Park, Florida – According to the Florida Highway Patrol an accident occurred on Hwy 27 & S.R. 64 in Avon Park this afternoon. One person has been reportedly killed, but confirmation of the victim has not been release pending notification of the family. The Southbound lanes of Hwy 27 are blocked. The Northbound lanes are reportedly moving. The accident is believed to have been a motorcycle vs. SUV. The Daily Ridge is in contact with FHP and we will provide updates they come available.
All Southbound lanes of Hwy 27 Blocked by South Avon Blvd in Avon Park. Traffic being re-routed via west Alamanda around the crash scene. As of now we know that 1 person did not survive the accident and 1 was medi-vaced and one was trasnported by ambulance. Cannot confirm that the motorcyclist was the one killed. We will provide more as it available. Drive carefully through the area.
Polk County animal controls annual Pet Fest is right around the corner! Dec 7th 10am to 4pm Polk County Animal Control Shelter 7115 De Castro Road Winter Haven, Florida Lots of fun activities, pet care clinics and special demonstrations. Download the full flyer here.
Sebring, Florida -The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office has been working with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration through our local Task Force to identify a high level narcotics drug trafficking ring. The members of the Task Force included DEA, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Marshal, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Sebring Police Department, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, St. Lucie Sheriff’s County Office, and the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office. These suspects have been supplying a large portion of the drugs to our central Florida area. They were dealing multi kilograms of cocaine and ounces of crack…