July 26, 2014

Headlines Now:

Carjacker hits and kills 3 children -

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Help Needed! Construction Work! -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lake Wales Man Wanted for Burglary and Battery -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LPD Searching For Theft Suspect With Help of Unwitting “Selfie” -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Two Burglars Who Attacked Homeowner Call The Police For Being Shot At -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Winter Haven Man Arrested In Hwy 27 Road Rage Incident -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mulberry Couple Charged with Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer, Petit Theft, and Fraud -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lakeland Police are Investigating a Fatal Hit & Run Need Our Help -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Retailers Ready For Expanded Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday August 1-3 -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Fatal Crash Investigation -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – JULY 22, 2003 JESSICA LYNCH PRISONER OF WAR WAS RESCUED -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Family Pit Bull Comes To The Rescue, Wakes Deaf Teenager So They Can Escape Burning Home -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lakeland Police Looking For Missing/Endangered Adult -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gulf Red Snapper Recreational Fishing Workshops Start This Month -

Monday, July 21, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE : Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Three Dick Pope/Polk County FPRA Chapter Members Receive Scholarships for FPRA Annual Conference in Orlando -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Home Invasion Suspects Robbed Winter Haven Man At Gunpoint -

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lake Wales Man Killed In Hardee Crash -

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Restaurant In Lake Wales -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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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Armed Gunmen Pistol Whip & Rob Haines City Bar Owner

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Haines City, Florida – On August 1, 2013 at approximately 2217 hours, two black male suspects entered Amos Tavern located at 200 Highway 17-92 N Haines City, FL 33844 through the front door in possession of what appeared to be black semi-automatic handguns. Suspect one was described as 5’ 07’’ to 5’ 09” in height with a thin build wearing a black ski mask, hooded sweat shirt with a glossy silver design on the front, sweat pants and round gold rim glasses. Suspect one remained near the front door and pointed his handgun at two victims demanding them not to…

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Family & Friends Putting On Fundraiser For Haines City Woman with Cervical Cancer

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Haines City, Florida – On August 17th from 10am – 3pm there will be a Car Show, Yard Sale,Bounce House, Raffle,BBQ Dinners for sale. “Turkey,pulled pork,Chicken,Hamburgs, hot dogs with sides and drinks” there will also be a DJ!!! Come out and support Tasha Pipkins she is fighting cervical cancer, he husband lost his job on July 1st which she also lost her insurance. She is 25 years old! All proceeds will go to her to help pay for medical bills and expenses! Everyone is welcome and all is greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!! Let’s all wear Teal for Tasha! The event is being…

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Woman Killed In Haines City Crash Tuesday Night

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Haines City, Florida – The Haines City Police Department is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on Masse Road west of Lionel Way. On 07/30/2013 at 8:52 pm Rhonda Ghere 11/18/1960, Massee Road Davenport, FL 33844 was traveling westbound on Massee Road when she failed to negotiate a curve and drove off the roadway and struck a tree. Rhonda Ghere was pronounced deceased on scene by Polk County EMS. The crash remains under investigation pending an autopsy.

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PCSO Bust 5 & Seize 23 Pounds of Methamphetamine

Approximately 23lbs of Meth

On Friday, July 19, 2013, the Central Florida HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area)* task force arrested five suspects and seized approximately 23 pounds of Methamphetamine in the Haines City area. Detectives received information about two men believed to be distributing Meth in Haines City. They began an investigation, established probable cause, and responded to the home of 33-year-old Juan Arteaga-Orozco (DOB 4/8/80) at 95 George M Road in Haines City (believed to be a ‘stash house’) and served a search warrant. There they seized over 8.5 pounds of processed Meth and over 11 pounds of liquid Meth. They also…

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Haines City Teen Identified In Shooting

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Winter Haven, Florida – Winter Haven Detectives continue to investigate an overnight shooting that left a 17 year-old in critical condition at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Seventeen year-old Terrance Tyrone Morton of Haines City, was outside of the Winter Haven Garden Center among a large crowd of people when shots rang out, striking him once in the upper torso. At this time there is no suspect in custody. Morton remains at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in serious, but stable condition. This is an active investigation and further information will be released as developments unfold. Anyone who has information about this…

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Haines City Man Arrested For Murder

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On Sunday, June 9, 2013, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies and detectives arrested a Haines City man about seven hours after he committed a homicide. According to the affidavit, 26-year-old Victor Noel Camacho (2/12/1987) of Peak Drive in Haines City was drinking beer all day on Saturday, June 8, 2013, with friends and the victim, 39-year-old Ubaldo Delgado-Medrano*, at Camacho’s house. According to witnesses, around 11:30 p.m., Camacho, allegedly, fatally shot Delgado-Medrano in the head and then fled the scene on foot after becoming angry with something Delgado-Medrano said. Deputies arrived on scene shortly thereafter and established a perimeter to search…

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