May 22, 2015

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Detectives are Seeking Public’s Help in Locating Known Copper Wire Theft Suspect Heather Osbourne -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 21, 2015 -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

This Day in History in 1881 – American Red Cross Founded -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

52 year-old Convicted Felon Behind Bars – Phillip Dale Simons of Winter Haven was Arrested Late Tuesday Night After His Attempt To Elude Officers Failed -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The City of Winter Haven is Proud to Announce the Overall Crime Rate For 2014 Dropped 13.9 Percent to a Historic Low of 4.25 – The Lowest in More Than 18 Years! -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lakeland Police Investigate Attempted Sexual Battery -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Did a4 UFO Share the Field of View of a Flying Golf Ball During a PGA Tournament in Florida? -

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Three Dangerous Suspects Are Being Sought After They Robbed a Convenience Store Clerk in Broad Daylight -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 19, 2015 -

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Kebobs with Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce -

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Confirmed on Friday, May 15, 2015, The First Positive Case of Rabies in Polk County for 2015 -

Monday, May 18, 2015

Crime Stoppers Bulletin: Suspect Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer -

Monday, May 18, 2015

PCSO Undercover Detectives Arrest Lakeland Man for Sale of Counterfeit Music CDs -

Monday, May 18, 2015

Suspect Identified in Felony Retail Theft at Rural King in Lake Wales -

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fun Friday – Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Public Performances: May 15 – 17, 2015 -

Friday, May 15, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 15, 2015 -

Friday, May 15, 2015

This Day in History – May 14, 1998 – Frank Sinatra Dies -

Thursday, May 14, 2015

CHEVY, BUICK, GMC, CADILLAC Eligible For FREE Oil Change/Tire Rotation! -

Thursday, May 14, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 14, 2015 -

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Seven Men Arrested At Saddle Creek Park -

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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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Haines City Police Department Is Currently Investigating the Death of a Haines City Man

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The Haines City Police Department is currently working a death investigation that was reported at approximately 8:30 AM. The death occurred in a wooded area west of North 30th Street between Johnson Avenue and Melbourne Avenue.  The name of the deceased is Gustavo Jaimes Mendez, H/M, DOB: 4/22/1990, 2109 Winger Avenue, Haines City, FL. The next of kin has been notified of the incident.  The investigation is still considered active pending the results of an autopsy.

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Help Needed! Construction Work!

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Help needed! If you have experience in construction framing/decking, truss setting and laying plywood please email your name and at least one job related reference. Experience will determine start pay. Polk County area. [email protected]

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Winter Haven Man Arrested In Hwy 27 Road Rage Incident

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Davenport, Florida – A Winter Haven man was arrested after he repeatedly rammed into a another vehicle in a road-rage incident on Hwy 27 in Davenport. The incident took place on July 17, 2014. According to the PCSO affidavit, the driver of a white Mitsubishi, identified as 43-year-old Nicholas Dellas of Winter Haven, repeatedly was seen ramming a vehicle On Hwy 27. The victim in the case, 25-year-old Brittany Gandy of Haines City, advised that while she was stopped at the intersection of Hwy 27 & Ronald Reagan Parkway, headed North, her car was repeatedly rear ended by a white…

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Polk County Utilities Annual Water Quality Reports Available

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BARTOW, Fla. (July 15, 2014) – Polk County Utilities has the annual Water Quality Reports for all 22 public water systems operated by PCU available online for review or download.  Go to Polk-County.net, click on “Utilities”, then “Water Quality”. To request a paper copy, please call the PCU office at (863) 298-4100.

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Men Caught Poaching Turtles From Crooked & Walk-In-Water Lakes

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Lakeland, Florida – Three Lakeland men and an Okeechobee freshwater turtle farmer were caught illegally harvesting, selling and buying wild-caught freshwater turtles as a result of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation. “Turtles are a popular, commercially available food item throughout much of the world and, as a result, over harvest has occurred in many countries,” said the FWC’s Lt. George Wilson, who led the effort. “To prevent overharvest here, the FWC proactively banned commercial harvest of all native wild turtles in 2009,” Wilson said. Wilson and other FWC investigators throughout Polk and Seminole counties developed the…

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