November 12, 2014

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Veteran Gets Lost Bible Back Thanks To Lake Wales JROTC Member -

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 11, 2014 -

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – NOVEMBER 11, 1921 – DEDICATION OF THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN -

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

21 Yr Woman Killed In Polk Accident Sunday Night -

Monday, November 10, 2014

Library-Con & International Games Day Coming To Lake Wales Library -

Monday, November 10, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 10, 2014 -

Monday, November 10, 2014

UPDATE on Fatal Accident On Noralyn Mine Rd. In Bartow -

Monday, November 10, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – ROSEMARY ROASTED TURKEY -

Monday, November 10, 2014

Early Morning Crash Involving Pedestrian in Winter Haven Leaves Woman in Critical Condition -

Sunday, November 9, 2014

One Person Killed On I-4 & Eastbound Blocked In Polk County -

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Polk County SWAT On Scene In Lakeland -

Friday, November 7, 2014

Fun Friday – Veterans Day Celebration and Parade -

Friday, November 7, 2014

Canine Diego Does His Job Well and Captures Alyssa Pond Who Had Warrant for Robbery -

Friday, November 7, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 7, 2014 -

Friday, November 7, 2014

Our Childrens Academy & Our Childrens Charitable Fund Reopens its Capital Campaign -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY KINCAID ALARM COMPANY -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Pink Heals Tour Will Be Making a Stop in Polk County at Fort Blount Park in Bartow Today -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Winter Haven Woman Allegedly Embezzled 2 Million Dollars From Elderly Step-Father -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Hillcrest Dedication Honors Retired Lake Wales Educator and hosts its Annual Fall Fest -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – NOVEMBER 6, 2014 -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Police Say $30,000 Armed Drug Theft Inside Job

Haines City, Florida – On February 24, 2013, at approximately 10:38pm, the First Choice Pharmacy store located at 460 Highway 17-92 N, Haines City, FL, was robbed at gunpoint. At the time of the robbery, only one employee, Lori Cuellar-Castillo, Pharmacy Tech, was on duty. Castillo told detectives that an unknown person wearing a mask and brandishing a handgun entered the store, and stole approximately $31,000 worth of prescription medications and approximately $1200.00 in cash.    The investigation led to the arrest of both the gunman, and Castillo as a allegedly participant in this crime.  According to police reports  Castillo…

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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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