June 29, 2015

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St. Cloud Man Wanted in Winter Haven For Attacking 20-Year-Old After Offering a Ride -

Monday, June 29, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JUNE 29, 2015 -

Monday, June 29, 2015

COOKING ON THE RIDGE : FOURTH OF JULY FLAG LASAGNA -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Lake Wales Company Fishing For Business With Florida SBDC At USF -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Auburndale Police have Identified and Arrested Hit and Run Driver -

Monday, June 29, 2015

Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty – Dog Appeared To Be Eating Dirt -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fun Friday – Opening July 1st in the Florida Mall – The Crayola Experience -

Friday, June 26, 2015

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – KNOW THE LAW – Q & A WITH OUELLETTE LAW FIRM -

Friday, June 26, 2015

Inclement Weather A Factor In Crash That Kills Polk Woman -

Friday, June 26, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JUNE 25, 2015 -

Thursday, June 25, 2015

PCSO is Seeking Substitute School Crossing Guards in Crystal Lake and Combee Road Areas of Lakeland -

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Armed and Dangerous Suspect Alert: Do You Know Where Michael Kinciad Is? -

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Dangers Of Lightning – Several Cows Struck By Lightning on Sam Keen Rd -

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Can You Help Identify These Two? -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – JUNE 24, 2015 -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – KFC ‘Fried Rat’ Is In Fact Chicken, Lab Test Confirms -

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wanting to Sneak Away But Can’t Leave Town? Come to Oasis Spa for a SPAcation! -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BRITTANY RASSEL NAMED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LAKE WALES MEDICAL CENTER -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pizza Delivery Exposes Winter Haven Rooster-Fighting Operation -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Check Out The Great Deals on RidgeClassifieds.com -

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Winter Haven Police seek suspect in armed robbery.

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Winter Haven Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of 24 yr-old Carlos Arrole Leandre , Haines City, for Armed Robbery/Accessory After The Fact (F1) in reference to a 21 year-old man being robbed at gunpoint on 8-8-14.  A 21 yr old Winter Haven man is behind bars and Police are looking for two other men after an armed robbery occurred Friday August 8th in broad daylight. Winter Haven Police quickly apprehended 21 yr old Deontae Neal , Winter Haven, after he approached the victim with a firearm demanding money and fleeing with cash, a cell phone and identification cards.Fridat…

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Haines City Teen Killed In Crash Last Night

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Davenport,  Florida -  approximately 8:45 pm, on Thursday, August 21, 2014, 18-year-old Jose Luis Farias Orozco, DOB 10/16/1995,  Embry Avenue, Haines City, was driving southbound on Providence Boulevard, approaching Heritage Green Drive, Davenport, in a gray 2006 4-door-Honda The roadway was wet due to heavy rain and storms in the area. As Orozco approached Heritage Green Drive, he lost control of the vehicle and began to rotate clockwise approximately 90 degrees. The Honda continued to slide south on the wet road until it went off the right (west) side of the roadway. The Honda jumped the curb and struck a tree in the…

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

Cement Truck Rollover On 17/92 & Hwy 27 Ramp (photo provided by D.Snider)

Haines City, Florida – According to the Polk County Fire Department a cement truck accident is causing a closure of the on ramp to Hwy 27 from 17/92. Details of the accident are not completely known at this time, but one person has been airlifted to LRMC. We know at that the accident occurred around 11:00 am this morning. We will update this article when we have more information.  

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

Haines City Woman Dies Crashing Into Ft. Meade Home

Ft. Meade, Florida – At approximately 4:10 pm, on Sunday, August 17, 2014, a 2013 white, Ford Focus, operated by an adult white female, was traveling southbound on US 17 (Charleston Ave. South) passing 7th Street SW, Ft. Meade. For unknown reasons at this time, the Focus left the right (west) side of the roadway in the area of 710 Charleston Avenue and continued parallel along Charleston Avenue about 15 feet west of the roadway, driving between the power poles and residences along the roadway. After crossing 8th Street SW, the Focus struck the front stoop of a residence and…

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

Haines City Man Killed on S. R. 544

The Haines City Police Department is conducting an investigation into a Traffic Fatality Crash that occurred on S. R.  544 East of  Cumbie Drive. On 08/15/2014, between the hours of 2:00 am and 7:00 am, Nicholas S. Geller D.O.B. 5/12/1986, Haines City, Florida was driving eastbound on County Road 544 east of Cumbie Drive. Geller failed to negotiate a curve to the right in the roadway which caused him to drive off the left side of the roadway and strike a tree. Geller was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the…

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Lake Wales Man Arrested For Attempted Murder

Haines City, Florida – On August 10, 2014 at approximately 12:08 am, officers with the Haines City Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing that just occurred at 1010 Ledwith Ave. When officer’s arrived on the scene they found the victim Wilmer Alexander Amador Rivera (of Davenport), who had been stabbed several times in the abdomen and once in the back. The victim Rivera and suspect Elvi Alvarado (Lake Wales, DOB 9/15/86) were at a party at the home of Erlan Marcia located at 1010 Ledwith Avenue. Sometime around midnight the victim and the suspect got into a…

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PCSO Undercover Detectives Arrest 17 During Narcotics Investigation

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PCSO Undercover Detectives Arrest 17 During Narcotics Investigation    In July 2014, detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics in the Haines City Area. On August 7, 2014, PCSO undercover detectives, along with the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force and the Haines City Police Department, executed four search warrants and made 17 arrests.     The four search warrants were executed at the following residences:   1.      1237 Avenue I, Haines City, Florida; A total of three arrests were made at this residence — Carl Scott, Charles Tavares, and Trumaine Cooper….

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