October 31, 2014

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Stress Less Thursday – Need A Stress Reliever – Try Coloring -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 30, 2014 -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Two Nursing Home Workers Arrested For hitting Man With Alzheimer’s -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Missing and Endangered Elderly Man From Frostproof -

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time to Get Ready for the Polk Senior Games for 2015 -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

39 Mile Scenic Highway Yard Sale Saturday November 1 from 8 to 2 -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Traffic Update: Accident Hunt Brothers Rd and 11th St Lake Wales -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 29, 2014 -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Woman Fakes Ebola At Hospital Emergency Room, Lands In Jail -

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Driver Critically Injured In Early Morning Crash On West Memorial Blvd. -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Missing Teens Found – Young Man In Custody -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Two Juveniles Arrested In Lake Wales Business Burglaries -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What Goes Around Comes Around…Chas Kincaid Coming Home for EP Release Party -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Man Decorated Home In Ebola Quarantine Theme -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 28, 2014 -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

LITTLE SPARKS LEARNING CENTER -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lakeland Police Department Investigates Early Morning Fatal Traffic Crash on Crystal Lake Drive -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This Day in History – October 28, 1967 – Julia Roberts Was Born -

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – OCTOBER 27, 2014 -

Monday, October 27, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: BEER AND CHEDDAR SOUP WITH KIELBASA SAUSAGE -

Monday, October 27, 2014

Armed Gunmen Robbed Haines City Jewelery Store – Two Captured

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  Haines City, Florida – On February 27, 2013, at approximately 5:00pm, Mehaffey’s Jewelry store located at 1095 Polk City Road, Haines City, FL, was robbed at gunpoint by three suspects.  Two of the suspects involved have been arrested and the third suspect is still at large.  Taken during the robbery was a gold chain worth approximately $2500.00. The two suspects arrested are Ja’Len Diawon White, DOB:11/7/93, of Stonewall Avenue, Haines City, FL and Marquis Nathaniel Scarbough, DOB:10/26/91, of  S. Lakeshore Way, Apt. 3, Lake Alfred, FL. At the time of this press release, both White and Scarbough are being…

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HCPD Fly to Massachusetts to arrest Officer

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On February 27, 2013 Detective from the Haines City Police Department flew to Massachusetts and with the assistance of the Andover Police Department and Lawrence Police Department arrested Police Officer Carlos Gonzalez for sexually battery on a juvenile between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age and giving alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The investigation was prompted by notification from the Lawrence Police Department who had received a complaint regarding the sexual battery of a juvenile. The investigation revealed that while vacationing in Haines City, on or about July 22, 2012 a juvenile was…

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Haines City Police Conducting Death Investigation

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Haines City, Florida – The Haines City Police Department is currently conducting a death investigation that occurred at approximately 2:34 pm yesterday afternoon.   The death occurred at Pilot Gas Station, 35647 Highway 27 (intersection of Commerce Avenue and Highway 27).  The name of the deceased is William O. Ellis, W/M, DOB: 6/23/1929, of  Commerce Avenue, Lot # 204, Haines City, FL.  The next of kin has been notified of the incident. Initially some witnesses thought it was a suicide, however the investigation is still considered active pending the results of an autopsy. The Haines City Police Department has not officially…

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Wreck On Hwy 27 In Haines City – Drive Carefully

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Haines City, Florida – What appears to be a rear end collision has occurred on Hwy 27 in Haines City. The accident occurred near the intersection of Old Polk City Rd. & Hwy 27 at around 10:40 am. It doesn’t appear to have closed any lanes, however police are on the scene and you are urged to use caution while traveling in that area for the next half hour. We have no further details at this time.

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Lake Wales Men Among 41 Arrested Child Pornography or Failure To Register As Sexual Offenders/Predators

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PCSO Statement From June to December 2012, Polk County Sheriff’s detectives rounded up 41 suspects during an investigation focusing on those who download and distribute child pornography, and those who fail to maintain their state-mandated sexual offender or predator registration. “We are committed to protecting our children, and we are very passionate about ensuring that those who prey on children are held accountable. If you download or distribute child pornography – you are contributing to the victimization of children, and you go to jail. We monitor every sexual predator and offender registered in Polk County. If you fail to comply…

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Elderly Man Found Dead By Daughter After Apparent Suicide

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Haines City, Florida – According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Department a woman found her elderly father dead after he apparently committed suicide. Addison Eugene Hadden (77) of 5055 H. L. Smith. Rd., Haines City, Florida apparently took his own life. The sheriff’s department advised that they worked this case yesterday after his daughter found him. These are all the details we have at this time.

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Haines City Mans Body Found Decomposing – Wife Arrested & Charged With Manslaughter

Haines City, Florida – Polk County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives have arrested and charged 56-year-old Sheree Peters (DOB 9/18/1956) of 5560 Jennings Road in Haines City with one count Manslaughter and one count Tampering With Evidence in the death of her husband, James Peters.According to the affidavit, family members and a neighbor have inquired about James’ whereabouts for the past three weeks. Sheree told several different stories about where James has been — hunting, or at the VA hospital, or outside working in the yard.Eventually, relatives went to the Peters residence to check on James. On Friday, November 23, 2012, relatives…

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