December 20, 2014

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Update: Pedestrian Critically Injured In Traffic Crash on Masterpiece Rd Dies -

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Fourth Positive Rabies Case Confirmed in Polk County -

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lake Wales Police Deparment : Cops and Kids at Christmas 2014 -

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Missing: Have You Seen Brett Allen Crosby -

Friday, December 19, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Team Helps Locate Suicidal Teen -

Friday, December 19, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – DECEMBER 19, 2014 -

Friday, December 19, 2014

UPDATE: Auburndale Firefighters Respond to Ammonia Leak at Commercial Carrier -

Thursday, December 18, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – DECEMBER 18, 2014 -

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Third Positive Rabies Case Confirmed in Polk County -

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Core Rehabilitation – Tips for Preventing Injuries for the Throwing Athlete Part I -

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Arrest Made In Hit & Run Death of Eric Pope -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – DECEMBER 17, 2014 -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Single Vehicle Rollover Accident Causes Morning Traffic Delay In Eagle Lake -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Frostproof Teenager Seriously Injured In Monday Night Crash -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Masterpiece Rd Closes After Pedestrian Struck -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – DECEMBER 16, 2014 -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

126 Killed Mostly Children While Attending School -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lake Wales Medical Center Employees Adopt Families For Christmas -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

UPDATE: ** MISSING AND ENDANGERED ADULT *** SILVER ALERT ISSUED for 79 Year Old James William Davis -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – DECEMBER 16, 1977 – Saturday Night Fever Turns Travolta into Movie Star -

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Update: Pedestrian Critically Injured In Traffic Crash on Masterpiece Rd Dies

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Pedestrian Critically Injured In Traffic Crash Dies     On Tuesday December 16, 2014 Officers from the Lake Wales Police Department investigated a traffic crash on Masterpiece Road near Mammoth Grove Road. Once there Officers learned a crash had occurred involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian.   The pedestrian, Johnny Leroy Emmons, 43 of Lake Wales, was walking along the right shoulder of the roadway pushing a bicycle. Emmons was wearing dark clothing and had no reflectors or lights on the bicycle.   Emmons was struck by a vehicle being driven by Harold Massey, 66 of Lake Wales. Emmons…

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Fourth Positive Rabies Case Confirmed in Polk County

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Fourth Positive Rabies Case Confirmed   The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Section confirmed on Friday, December 19, 2014, the fourth positive case of rabies in Polk County for 2014. On Thursday, December 18, 2014, a male victim living in the 14000 block of Highway 98 N, Lakeland, was attacked by a fox on his property.   The victim sustained injuries to his left leg.  The victim shot and killed the fox. Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control members responded impounded the fox which was then sent to the State Laboratory for rabies testing.  The fox was confirmed positive for…

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Lake Wales Police Deparment : Cops and Kids at Christmas 2014

Group Picture Shop With a Cop 2014

Cops and Kids at Christmas 2014   On two different occasions this month the Lake Wales Police Department employees and volunteers were blessed share Christmas with 55 children. The first Christmas event was on December 4, 2014 when police employees and volunteers delivered Christmas presents to seventeen children on behalf of incarcerated parents. The children from this event were selected through Angel Tree, a Prison Fellowship Ministry. With excitement, police department employees and volunteers began purchasing gifts, wrapping presents, and attaching messages of love to them. Once the presents were prepared the officers and volunteers drove from one house to…

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Missing: Have You Seen Brett Allen Crosby

Missing Winter Haven Teen Brett Allen Crosby

Winter Haven Police detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating 15 year-old Brett Allen Crosby (Whispering Trails Blvd., Winter Haven). Crosby was last seen at his residence on Tuesday,12/16/14 at approximately 10:40 p.m. Crosby has runaway in the past, however on this occasion there was no specific incident, such as an argument or fight, that occurred to indicate a reason to leave. Crosby is 5’6″, 135 pounds with light brown hair. He was last seen wearing an orange shirt, brown shorts and white sneakers. Anyone with information on Crosby’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Shane Ditty at…

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Team Helps Locate Suicidal Teen

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Polk County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Team Helps Locate Suicidal Teen   At approximately 8:10 pm, on Thursday, December 18, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Deputy Jacob Durrance observed a vehicle traveling north on Highway 98 in Lakeland come to a sudden stop in the middle of a busy intersection.  A woman jumped from the car and ran toward Deputy Durrance’s patrol car screaming for help.   Deputy Durrance then saw a young male get out of the back-seat of the vehicle and begin running east through an open field toward a residential area.  The woman told Deputy Durrance the…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – DECEMBER 19, 2014

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Every weekday  we will have the Polk Mugshot of The Day. The mugshot will be someone arrested in Polk County in the past couple of weeks. The mugshot along with the charges will be posted. Please remember these individuals are innocent until proven guilty. Polk Mugshot of the Day brought to you by  Kincaid Alarm Company.     CARABALLO, REBECCA  ELIZABETH   Race: W    Sex: F    DOB: 5/7/1982 Height: 505     Weight: 180 Charges: VOP – UTTERING FORGED INSTRUMENT No Bond,  SMUGGLE CONTRABAND-INTRODUCE INTO DETENTION FACILI Surety $2000, POSS OF METH Surety $2000, RESIST OFFICER-OBSTRUCT WO VIOLENCE Surety $1000, VOP GRAND THEFT No Bond The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do…

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UPDATE: Auburndale Firefighters Respond to Ammonia Leak at Commercial Carrier

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Update: Two of the three employees exposed to the leak  were transported to the hospital. There were 100 lbs of ammonia released in the building. Progress Road is shut down as hazmat crews work to contain the leak, according to Auburndale Fire Chief Stuart McCutcheon. Original ReleaseAUBURNDALE- Auburndale firefighters are on the scene of an ammonia leak at Commercial Carrier, 420 Progress Road. Firefighters responded at 10:17 a.m. An ammonia line burst in the plant. The building was evacuated. Three employees exposed to the leak were rescued at the scene. There are no further injuries. Progress Road is closed as…

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