September 3, 2014

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Three Teenagers Arrested for Stealing a School Bus -

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Operation Pop Top – Two Arrested for Sale of Alcohol to Minor -

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Team Joey 5K Event To Give Back to the Ronald McDonald House -

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

DNA Evidence Clears Two Half Brothers of Rape and Murder After 30 Years -

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Medical Marijuana Amendment: A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing? -

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Meth, Guns & Marijuana Seized In Lake Wales Bust -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

LWMC PLANS 7TH ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WALK -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

VICTIM BATTERED DURING BURGLARY in Lake Wales -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Polk County Sherriff’s Office and Lake Wales Detectives Conduction Joint Narcotics Investigation -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CAPTURED: Brandon Matthews (Update to Crime Stoppers bulletin: Armed and Dangerous Suspect Sought) -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Play NFL Fantasy Football With Dailyridge -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

This Day in History : Michael Jackson earns his 12th and final solo #1 with “You Are Not Alone” -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: SMOKED STUFFED CHICKEN WITH RANCH VEGETABLES -

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lake Wales Warrant Arrests Cause Stir -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Auburndale Police to host Coffee with a Cop on September 5, 2014 -

Friday, August 29, 2014

Winter Haven Police seek suspect in armed robbery. -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Top Stories of The Day: Russian Mechanized Assualt On Ukraine & More -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Suspect In Hit & Run Death of Eric Pope Still Free 6 Months After Accident -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

After 27 Years An Arrest Made In Brutal Stabbing Murder of Karen Watson -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Logging Truck Rolls Over In Haines City Blocking Hwy 27 -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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    Three Teenagers Arrested for Stealing a School Bus

    Three Teenagers Arrested for Stealing a School Bus   On September 2, 2014 Officer Jonathan Fletcher, Lake Wales High School’s School Resource Officer, was made aware that school bus had been stolen and returned. The bus is a 2012 Bluebird school bus identified as bus #1256. The bus belongs to the Lake Wales Charter Schools and was parked at Lake Wales High School, located at 1 Highlander Way Lake Wales, FL. During a routine inspection of the bus on September 2 it was determined the bus had been stolen and returned. The inspection revealed fuel was missing from the bus…

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    Family Science Night at Latt Maxcy Memorial Library

    Mark your calendars NOW for next Monday, Aug. 11th @ 6:00 p.m. Come  join the fun at Latt Maxcy Memorial Library for this 15 station science lab courtesy of the Orlando Science Center. This is FREE and open to the public… a great Family Night idea! For more information call 863 635-7857. There’s also a Chance to Win 4 Tickets to the Orlando Science Center! So parents don’t miss out on this Special Time with your Kids!

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    Help Needed! Construction Work!

    Help needed! If you have experience in construction framing/decking, truss setting and laying plywood please email your name and at least one job related reference. Experience will determine start pay. Polk County area. [email protected]

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    Polk County Utilities Annual Water Quality Reports Available

    BARTOW, Fla. (July 15, 2014) – Polk County Utilities has the annual Water Quality Reports for all 22 public water systems operated by PCU available online for review or download.  Go to Polk-County.net, click on “Utilities”, then “Water Quality”. To request a paper copy, please call the PCU office at (863) 298-4100.

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    Benefit for William “Bill” Pond To Continue Needed Treatment for Recovery

    Mr. William “Bill” Pond (71) was diagnosed with severe brain damage from a slip and fall accident and is receiving long-term acute care.  His insurance for a 100 day stay is running out as of July 30, 2014.  This Benefit is going to help him and his family from financial burden to keep him in his current facility where he is making progress towards his recovery. There will be a BBQ dinner and raffle on Saturday July 12, 2014 at Iron Eagle Cycles Located at 330 S Scenic Hwy in Lake Wales Starting at 11:00 AM. $10.00 dinner will include: …

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Three Teenagers Arrested for Stealing a School Bus

Sep 3, 2014

Three Teenagers Arrested for Stealing a School Bus   On September 2, 2014 Officer Jonathan Fletcher, Lake Wales High School’s School Resource Officer, was made aware that school bus had been stolen and returned. The bus is a 2012 Bluebird school bus identified as bus #1256. The bus belongs to the Lake Wales Charter Schools and was parked at Lake Wales High School, located at 1 Highlander Way Lake Wales, FL. During a routine inspection of the bus on September 2 it was determined the bus had been stolen and returned. The inspection revealed fuel was missing from the bus…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

Sep 3, 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. THOMAS, JACHARDONAE  CHEYENNE  Race: B    Sex: F    DOB: 3/12/1996 Height: 504     Weight: 125  Charges:   BURGL-UNOCCUPIED DWELLING UNARMED Surety $5000,  BURGL TOOLS-POSSESS-WITH INTENT TO USE Surety $2500,  DAMAGE PROP-CRIM MISCH-OVER 200 DOLS UNDER 1000 DO Surety $500, STALKING-FOLLOW HARASS CYBERSTALK ANOTHER Surety $1000, RESIST OFFICER-OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE Surety $1000 The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions…

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Operation Pop Top – Two Arrested for Sale of Alcohol to Minor

Sep 3, 2014

Operation Pop Top – Two Arrested for Sale of Alcohol to Minor On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, in an effort to combat the illegal sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors, Polk County Sheriff’s School Resource deputies, along with the assistance of a PCSO Explorer (Explorers are high school student volunteers), conducted “Operation Pop Top.” The operation was conducted in the east Lakeland area with a total of 11 convenience stores checked for the sale of alcoholic beverages to a minor.  Of those stores checked, 9 were found to be in compliance with the Florida beverage laws and three were…

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crime alert

Three Teenagers Arrested for Stealing a School Bus

Three Teenagers Arrested for Stealing a School Bus   On September 2, 2014 Officer Jonathan Fletcher, Lake Wales High School’s School Resource Officer, was made aware that school bus had been stolen and returned. The bus is a 2012 Bluebird school bus identified as bus #1256. The bus belongs to the Lake Wales Charter Schools and was parked at Lake Wales High School, located at 1 Highlander Way Lake Wales, FL. During a routine inspection of the bus on September 2 it was determined the bus had been stolen and returned. The inspection revealed fuel was missing from the bus…

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Team Joey 5K Event To Give Back to the Ronald McDonald House

Saturday, September 27, 2014 Kiwanis Park @ 8:00am Open to Public Registration Fee: $25.00 Pre-Register at your local Anytime Fitness Race Day Registration: $30.00 7:00am @ Kiwanis Park (All proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Central Florida. Please also make checks written out to them.) “Team Joey” t-shirts will be given to those who Preregister. (*as supplies last) Awards Ceremony to follow race.

Grady Judd will meet with Lake Wales Citizens on Sunday Sept 7th about why he feels Amendment 2 is A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing

Medical Marijuana Amendment: A Wolf In Sheeps Clothing?

  Lake Wales, Florida – If you are interested in finding out more information regarding the upcoming vote on Amendment 2, Sheriff Grady Judd will be addressing the public on Sunday, September 7th, 5:00 pm at First Baptist Church Lake Wales.  This will allow the public an opportunity to hear another viewpoint on the matter.  

Lake Wales Police Seized Guns, Meth & Marijuana In Bust

Meth, Guns & Marijuana Seized In Lake Wales Bust

Lake Wales, Florida – On Sunday August 31, 2014 Officers assigned to the patrol section at Lake Wales Police conducted a traffic stop on C Street. During the stop Officers smelled an extremely strong odor of marijuana coming from a residence at 332 C Street. Officers attempted to make contact at the residence but no one would come to the door, however it appeared someone was inside. While checking the outside of the residence Officers located a significant amount of the drug near a storage area. At that time members of the Lake Wales Police crime suppression unit were called…