January 30, 2015

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Tragic Drowning Accident Takes Life Of Toddler -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 29, 2015 -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Cooking on the Ridge – Touch Down Chili -

Thursday, January 29, 2015

PCSO Working Home Invasion In Auburndale -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Dragging Polk Sheriff’s Deputy -

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Ridge Classifieds Listing : Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income -

Friday, January 23, 2015

MANDI DUNAWAY SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fun Friday – Central Florida Rum and Food Experience 2015 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 23, 2015 -

Friday, January 23, 2015

Here’s Your Chance to Win 2 Free Tickets to Wine Walk & Shop -

Friday, January 23, 2015

PCSO & LWPD Currently Working Situation Near John’s Appliance On Hwy 27 S. -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 22, 2015 -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Witnesses Report Plane Struck Lakeland Warehouse Building & Burst Into Flames -

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hwy 27 Totally Blocked In Sebring After Rollover Accident and Onlooker Accident -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 21, 2015 -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Hotel Owner Finds Tree Stump That Looks Like E.T. -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ridgeclassifieds.com Listing: Recently Forclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lake Wales Wine Walk & Shop – Join us for a Roaring 1920′s Themed Event to Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary of Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

UPDATE: Traffic Fatality On US Hwy 17 Blocking Lanes -

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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    Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges

    Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges After receiving information about possible illegal drug use by a Polk County school teacher, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the home of 41-year-old Thomas Brian Griffin, DOB 09/01/1973, Lake Shore Drive, Lake Wales, where they began an investigation into the allegations.    During the investigation, detectives located cannabis and drug paraphernalia in two bedrooms of Griffin’s home.  Griffin was charged with Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was transported to the Polk County Jail without incident.   Griffin listed his employer as Frostproof…

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    Polk County Sheriff’s Office HIDTA Detectives Arrest 8 during Methamphetamine Trafficking Investigation

    Polk County Sheriff’s Office HIDTA Detectives Arrest 8 during Methamphetamine Trafficking Investigation On January 12, 2015, after a seven-month long investigation, Polk County Sheriff’s Office High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force detectives arrested eight suspects charging them with multiple drug related charges. Those arrested were: 1.    Julio Sesor Cendejas, DOB 10/14/1981, 213 N. 10th Street, Davenport.  Cendejas was charged with Armed Trafficking in Methamphetamine over 28 Grams, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Sell, Own/Rent Vehicle to Traffic Drugs, And Possession of Paraphernalia. Cendajas’ criminal arrest history includes one previous felony charge and seven previous misdemeanor charges. 2.    Jennifer Leighann Gilliam, DOB 04/10/1987,…

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    PCSO Detectives Want to Identify a Residential Burglar Suspect in Frostproof

    PCSO detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a residential burglary suspect in Frostproof.During the morning hours of Monday, January 5, 2015, a welding machine was stolen from inside a garage at a home on Wood Avenue in Frostproof. A witness reported seeing a red minivan parked in the victim’s driveway during the time of the theft.The composite sketch seen here depicts a person seen in the neighborhood at the time of the theft, who was later seen driving a red minivan a few blocks away from the victim’s home.If anyone has information about this incident or can identify…

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    Polk County School Bus Catches Fire On Hwy 98 In Frostproof

      10:08am Update: According to Jason Geary with the Polk County School Board the bus services Floral Avenue Elementary, the Jean O’Dell Learning Center, and Achievement Academy in Bartow. The bus was preparing to pick up students when the fire occurred. However, no students were on board, and the driver and attendant exited the bus safely. 9:15am Update : According to PCFD spokesman, Dave Walters, no students were on the bus at the time of the fire. The fire started in the engine compartment and the driver was able to get out of the bus safely. The fire was called…

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    Update: One Person Killed in Three Car Accident in Frostproof

    UPDATE:  The driver of the Dodge Caravan, 76-year-old Charles Crosby of 1417 Youman Drive, Rantoul, IL, succumbed to his injuries at LRMC on January 9, 2015.  Original Release:  Frostproof,  Florida –  Wednesday, December 31, 2014, PCSO traffic deputies investigated a traffic crash that occurred in Frostproof involving three vehicles, with one serious injury and one fatality. Preliminary information so far is as follows: Around 5:45 p.m. that evening, a Dodge Caravan being driven  by an adult male was heading westbound on Charles Street (Sun Ray) in Frostproof when he attempted to cross over all four lanes of US Hwy 27. The van crossed over the…

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Lake Wales Police Searching For Burglary Suspect

Jan 29, 2015

Lake Wales, Florida – According to the Lake Wales Police Department a suspect is being sought for some resent burglaries. After multiple burglaries yesterday evidence was obtained that lead them to a suspect.  A warrant was obtained.  Officers went to arrest the suspect & he ran near Lincoln Ave  & B Street. The suspect is listed as Carlton Stephens. More info to come.

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Tragic Drowning Accident Takes Life Of Toddler

Jan 29, 2015

Ft. Meade, Florida – Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide detectives are investigating the death of 16-month-old Cliff D. Booz, DOB 09/25/2013, of Fort Meade, who was being treated at Tampa General Hospital after being found in the family’s pool Wednesday, January 28, 2015.  Cliff died early this morning, Thursday, January 29, 2015.  An autopsy will be conducted in Hillsborough County.   At approximately 4:04 pm, on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a toddler who had been found in the family’s above ground pool at 3296 Lake Buffum Road West, a rural area of Fort Meade.   The…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JANUARY 29, 2015

Jan 29, 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.     BREWER, MELINDA Race: W    Sex: F    DOB: 5/2/1986 Height: 502     Weight: 100 Arresting Agency: WINTER HAVEN POLICE DEPT.  Charges: LARC-GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS  No Bond, LARC-PETIT THEFT 2ND DEGREE 2ND OFFENSE No Bond Arrest history 2010 to now.  Charges range from Pety – Theft,  Grand Theft, Possession of Meth, Possession of Drug Para The views, opinions, positions…

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Lake Wales Police Searching For Burglary Suspect

Lake Wales, Florida – According to the Lake Wales Police Department a suspect is being sought for some resent burglaries. After multiple burglaries yesterday evidence was obtained that lead them to a suspect.  A warrant was obtained.  Officers went to arrest the suspect & he ran near Lincoln Ave  & B Street. The suspect is listed as Carlton Stephens. More info to come.

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Arrest Frostproof Teacher on Marijuana Drug Charges After receiving information about possible illegal drug use by a Polk County school teacher, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the home of 41-year-old Thomas Brian Griffin, DOB 09/01/1973, Lake Shore Drive, Lake Wales, where they began an investigation into the allegations.    During the investigation, detectives located cannabis and drug paraphernalia in two bedrooms of Griffin’s home.  Griffin was charged with Possession of Cannabis and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was transported to the Polk County Jail without incident.   Griffin listed his employer as Frostproof…

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Lake Wales Medical Center Announces Quarterly Awards

LWMC ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY AWARDS     Lake Wales, FL – Nikki Dunkleberger, Radiology, was named Employee of the Quarter for Q4 at Lake Wales Medical Center.  Tom Gibson, Engineering Director, was named Director of the Quarter, and Thomas Gibson was named Volunteer of the Quarter. Dunkleberger was honored for continued exemplary customer service in Radiology. Gibson was selected for his oversight of several large construction and renovation projects. Gibson, a volunteer who drives the parking shuttle, was honored for his cheerful disposition and dedication to making sure he does assigned tasks the right way. Their awards were announced during a…

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Sabrina Long Joines Lake Wales Medical Center to Direct New Unit

LONG JOINS LWMC TO DIRECT NEW UNIT   Lake Wales, FL – Sabrina Long, RN, has joined Lake Wales Medical Center as director of the Golden Care Unit, the hospital’s new geriatric behavioral health unit. Originally from Pennsylvania, Long comes to LWMC from Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She has more than 20 years of experience in nursing, mental health and neurosciences. Long holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and will complete her Master of Science in Nursing Education in June. LWMC’s 18-bed Golden Care Unit opened in December and provides inpatient psychiatric services to those ages 60…