April 14, 2014

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Lake Wales Retail Theft Arrests Since April 4 – Other Charges Explain Why LEO Go After Them -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Operation “Sticky Hands” Suspect Exposed By PCSO -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Female Body Found Near Car Of Missing Winter Haven Woman -

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Polk Woman In Critical Condition After Accident Where Alcohol May Be A Factor -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pedestrian Struck By Multiple Cars Dies In Lakeland -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Missing & Possibly Endangered Adult – Have You Seen Lynda Sorrell From Winter Haven -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Car Flipped Over On Timberlane – Driver Flees Scene Prompting PCSO K9 Pursuit -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Winter Haven Police Searching For Bank Robbery Suspect -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bus Transporting Grove Workers Flipped Over On Hwy27 -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sheriff Seeking Public’s Help In Catching Armed Robbery Suspect – He Is Considered Armed & Dangerous -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Texting Driver: Video -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mother Arrested In Lake Wales After Allegedly Having 5 Year Old Help Her Steal -

Monday, April 7, 2014

What Happened To Mary Rhodes – Bones Identified as 35 Year Old Woman -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Man Shot By Winter Haven Home Owner Identified As Mitchell Large -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mickey Rooney Dead At 93 -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Frostproof Bus Attendant Recovering After Being Run Over -

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Polk Couple Charged In Beating Death of 15 Month Old Child -

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Winter Haven Man Killed In Auburndale Motorcycle Crash Identified -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

84 Year Old Woman Crashes Car Through The Front of CVS Narrowly Missing a Customer -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shooting With Casualties Reported at Ft Hood -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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    Frostproof Bus Attendant Recovering After Being Run Over

    Frostproof, Florida – Around 6:40 a.m. on Friday, April 4th, on Scenic Hwy near 630 in Frostproof, a pedestrian, Debbie Livingston of Frostproof, was walking across Scenic Hwy heading from the McDonald’s back over to the large parking lot where the school buses are parked, (apparently the bus drivers and bus aides have a morning routine where they park the buses in the large lot, walk over to McDonald’s for breakfast/coffee, then go back to the buses) when she stepped out in front of a Mercury Grand Marquis which was heading northbound on Scenic ( the driver was 18 year…

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    Frostproof Youth Baseball Opening Day Draws Large Crowd

    By Ramona Waibel Frostproof, Florida – Saturday March 15th brought out a large crowd to the sports complex in Frostproof as Youth Baseball began the 2014 season. Opening day was complete with many honors of those that have paved the way for the players and coaches including Keith “Beck” Walters who was honored for 16 years of coaching. Beck started playing when he was 5 years old and knew that he could help others develop a love for the game. During his career he coached the Giants in the Frostproof Youth League and touched many players during his 16 years…

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    Frostproof Loses Heartbreaker

    Ramona Waibel Frostproof, Florida – The Boys Basketball 4A District 9 Championship game took place in Jim Boyd Gymnasium in Frostproof against rival Avon Park Red Devils. The Bulldogs came into this matchup with a record of 14-12 on the season, and looking to improve and take home the District Championship. Plagued all season with poor referring from the Lake Region Referees Association, the Bulldogs came in this game hoping to rise about both rival and referee. Earlier in the season the Bulldogs had a Technical ejection of #11 Kijana Gaines overturned after it was determined that it was a…

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    Shannon Benton will be new Frostproof Football Coach

    Ramona Waibel Frostproof, Florida – Candidates were notified Tuesday afternoon that a decision has been made, and were thanked for applying for the head coaching position at Frostproof and for one candidate, the conversation was a bit different. It involved a welcome to Frostproof Middle Senior High School and as the Bulldogs Varsity Football Head Coach. Even though there has been no official word from the administration at Frostproof Middle Sr. High School, all unofficial signs are now pointing towards a 2001 Frostproof Alumni as the new Varsity Head Football Coach. Shannon Benton, currently the linebacker coach for Southeastern University…

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    Dedrick Dodge Wants To Bring More To Frostproof

    By Ramona Waibel Frostproof, Florida – Mulberry Alum Dedrick Dodge stepped on the campus of Frostproof Middle Sr. High School this past week, not as a 2 time super bowl ring holder, but as a potential staff member. Dodge, who played with and against arguably some of the greatest athletes to ever play the game of football including Jerry Rice, Steve Young, and many others, has thrown his hat in the ring to be the next head coach of Frostproof High School. Dodge moved to Florida in 10th grade and graduated from Mulberry High School. From there, Dodge went on…

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Lake Wales Retail Theft Arrests Since April 4 – Other Charges Explain Why LEO Go After Them

Apr 11, 2014

Lake Wales, Florida – A large sting operation was recently conducted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in which 41 suspects were arrested. We thought we would share some the arrests this past week conducted by the Lake Wales Police Department here in Lake Wales. During some retail theft cases, suspects are not taken to Polk County Jail and their mugshot taken. In those cases suspects are arrested by affidavit and given a court date. So not all arrests have mugshots. Additionally mugshots are not normally available for 48 hours. April 4, 2014 2000 SR 60 E (Wal-Mart) – Poss…

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Suspected Killer of 25 year old Polk Man Being Indicted

Apr 11, 2014

Lakeland, Florida  – At approximately 9:52 pm on Wednesday, November 21, 2007, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a call in reference to a shooting that had occurred in the parking lot of the Sunny’s Food Plaza, 2085 West Highland Street, Lakeland. (The plaza is on the corner of Wabash Avenue and West Highland Street.) The incident took place in the South East portion of the parking lot. Two victims were approached by a black male who brandished a weapon and demanded money. One victim was fatally shot while sitting inside his black 2005 Dodge Stratus. The suspect was described…

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Operation “Sticky Hands” Suspect Exposed By PCSO

Apr 11, 2014

Lakeland, Florida – According to a press release earlier today 41 people have been arrested in Operation “Sticky Hands”.  One of those suspects  was Stephanie Harris who was accompanied by a juvenile (arrested, but identity withheld). Above are a series of photo’s  The photo’s show Harris and juvenile allegedly concealing clothing, meat and other items. The suspects allegedly used a baby’s car seat with a cloth over it to conceal merchandise. The alleged theft occurred at the North Lakeland Wal-Mart. Information on adult in the photos: Stephanie Harris, DOB 01/13/1984; 1212 N. Texas Avenue, Lakeland; charged with: Felony Retail Theft;…

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Lake Wales Retail Theft Arrests Since April 4 – Other Charges Explain Why LEO Go After Them

Lake Wales, Florida – A large sting operation was recently conducted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in which 41 suspects were arrested. We thought we would share some the arrests this past week conducted by the Lake Wales Police Department here in Lake Wales. During some retail theft cases, suspects are not taken to Polk County Jail and their mugshot taken. In those cases suspects are arrested by affidavit and given a court date. So not all arrests have mugshots. Additionally mugshots are not normally available for 48 hours. April 4, 2014 2000 SR 60 E (Wal-Mart) – Poss…

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Sheriff’s Office Arrests 41 During Operation “Sticky Hands”

PCSO Organized Retail Crime Detectives Make 41 Arrests During Two Day Operation From Wednesday, April 9th through Thursday, April 10th, 2014, detectives assigned to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Unit arrested 37 suspects for various retail theft charges after conducting surveillance at a number of Polk County retail stores during “Operation Sticky Hands.” Detectives worked closely with multiple loss prevention staff at the following retailers in Polk County during the two day operation: Marshalls & T.J.Maxx, Target, Bealls & Bealls Outlets, Walmart, Publix, Home Depot, Belk, and Walgreens. 4 others were arrested on other (non-theft) charges….

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FHP & Readers Report Accident Blocking Some Lanes of Hwy 27

  Update  10:15pm : No injuries have been reported by the FHP. Two northbound lanes are blocked. Lake Wales, Florida – The Florida Highway Patrol and readers have alerted us to an accident on Hwy 27 blocking some lanes of traffic, just South of Cypress Gardens Blvd. According to FHP the accident was reported at 9:26pm.  Please drive carefully. We will update this article as we get more information.

Car Flipped On Timberlane Rd. Near Tindel Camp Rd. - Driver Allegedly Flees & PCSO K9 Pursuit

Car Flipped Over On Timberlane – Driver Flees Scene Prompting PCSO K9 Pursuit

Lake Wales, Florida – According to law enforcement and readers a car has flipped over on Timberlane Rd. near Tindal Camp Rd. The driver of the car appears to have fleed the scene and PCSO Deputies are pursuing them via K9. At this point the story is still developing and we have not had any update from PCSO. We will bring you more info as it becomes available.