August 20, 2014

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Lake Wales Medical Centers Statement Regarding the Breach Of Information -

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – Aug 19, 1946: Bill Clinton Was Born -

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – AUGUST 19, 2014 -

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE : CRISPY GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN -

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cement Truck Accident Closing On Ramp To Hwy 27 From 17/92 -

Monday, August 18, 2014

48 Year Old Woman Haines City Woman Dies Crashing Into Ft. Meade Home -

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tennessee Titan & Lake Wales HS Alum Maikon Bonani In A Kicking Battle -

Friday, August 15, 2014

76 Year Old Female Business Owner Battered By Robbery Suspects -

Friday, August 15, 2014

PCSO SVU Arrest Couple After Reports of Aggrevated Child Abuse -

Friday, August 15, 2014

28 Year Old Haines City Man Killed In Accident On S.R. 544 -

Friday, August 15, 2014

Teen Lived In Walmart For 2 Days -

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mom Arrested For Letting Toddlers Walk To Park While She Allegedly Went To Food Bank -

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Life Tragedies and Lessons Learned -

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Horrific Crash Kills Local Woman -

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Car Smashes Into L’Incontro Restaurant In Lake Wales -

Monday, August 11, 2014

Winter Haven Police Chief Gary Hester To Take New “Deputy County Manager” Position -

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lake Wales Man Arrested For Attempted Murder -

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Man Killed In Winter Haven After Hitting Telephone Pole -

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sheriff Homicide Detectives Investigating Auburndale Hit & Run -

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Winter Haven Police Searching For Armed Robbery Suspects -

Friday, August 8, 2014

Former Haines City Teacher Arrested For Having Sex With Minor

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Haines City, Florida – On October 9th, 2013 Detectives from the Haines City Police Department arrested the former physical education teacher at Landmark Christian School (Charles E. Lewis) for six counts of Unlawful Sexual Activity with certain Minors (each count is a 2nd degree felony). During the Haines City Police Departments investigation it was revealed that between March 2011 and August 2012, Charles E. Lewis had sexual relations with a minor numerous times. Upon contact with Charles E. Lewis and after being Mirandized he admitted to having a sexual relationship with the victim. The investigation was prompted by notification from…

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Bright House Workers Training Helped Keep Horrible Situation From Getting Worse

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Haines City, Florida – Around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 76-year-old Cecil Marston of Haines was struck when he walked into the path, of a motorcycle driven by 41-year-old Jonathan Benham. The PCSO advised that neither speed nor impairment on the part of the motorcycle appear to be a factor. Shortly after Bright House technician Steve Lovette who was in his Bright House van approaching the scene when he noticed cars in front of him driving around an obstruction in the roadway. As Lovette approached, he noticed it was the elderly victim. Lovette stopped his van, put on…

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Pedestrian Killed When Hit By Motorcycle On Hwy 17/92

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Haines City, Florida – Around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 76-year-old Cecil Marston of 2800 US Hwy 17/92 West in Haines City, was walking south across the westbound lanes of US Hwy 17/92 to get to the county bus stop near the Minerva Adult Community, when he entered into the path of a motorcycle being driven by 41-year-old Jonathan Benham of Poinciana, which was heading westbound on US Hwy 17/92. Mr. Marston was declared deceased on-scene. Mr. Benham was wearing a helmet. He was airflifted to LRMC in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. He was unable to avoid…

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Woman Arrested For Theft From Lake Wales Sears Arrested Again 3 Days Later In Haines City

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Lake Wales, Florida – LWPD  responded to Sears in reference to an alleged retail theft. Jermisha Hicks was detained after loss prevention allegedly saw her conceal jewelry in her bra and leave the store without paying. She was located near the play area in the mall and escorted back to Sears. She was issued an notice to appear and released. She was then arrested by Haines City Police on September 30, 2013 for petit theft of a business in that area.

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Family Remembers Young Man – Community Continues Searching For Killer

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Joshua Levi Burch was a local young man who grew up in the East Polk County Area (Dundee, Haines City & Lake Wales mostly). On September 5, 2010, Joshua Levi Burch, 20 was shot and killed while driving down Pleasant Hill Road near SR17-92. Three year’s later, detectives are still actively looking for new leads in this case, the only homicide from that year that goes unsolved. In an effort to generate new information and raise awareness, on Thursday, September 5, 2013, detectives will be out with Joshua’s family and friends at the location (Pleasant Hill Road near SR17-92)  …

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Assistant Haines City Football Coach Arrested For Allegedly Trafficking In Drugs

Chad Alexander

  Click On Image To Enlarge & Get Name Lake Wales, Florida – On Wednesday evening, August 21, 2013, members of the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force arrested three men, one of whom is a substitute teacher and assistant football coach at Haines City High School, on drug charges. According to the affidavit  detectives observed one of the suspects, later identified as 24-year-old Michael Gray of 220 West Northside Drive in Lake Wales, taking a puff from what appeared to be a marijuana “blunt” and then handing it to the driver of the car he was in,…

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Judd Busts Suspected Modern Day Moonshiners

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On Thursday, August 15, 2013, PCSO detectives served three Search Warrants in the Haines City area related to the making, selling and distribution of illegal Moonshine; 3 men were arrested. The locations of where the warrants were served and arrests made are: #1) 3423 Carter Rd., Haines City. Joe Aaron (Dob: 07-29-1940) was arrested and charged with Possession/Sell/Mfg./Transport Still Material Liquids; Possession of Illegal Liquor, Conspiracy to Violate Beverage Law, and Unlawful Possession/Sell/Transport Alcohol Beverage Containers. During the execution of the search warrant, detectives located a moonshine still and still equipment inside the garage, along with numerous mason jars of…

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