December 21, 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

HIDTA Task Force Dismantles Grow House in Lakeland, Makes Two Arrests

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HIDTA Task Force Dismantles Grow House in Lakeland, Makes Two Arrests      In response to citizen’s concerns, on Thursday, December 11, 2014, members of the Central Florida HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force conducted an undercover investigation at 4006 South Sugar Creek Drive in Lakeland, where they dismantled a marijuana grow house and made two arrests.   As detectives approached the front of the home, they detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from inside the closed garage. Detectives made contact with the homeowner, Christopher James Morris, DOB 12/8/1979, and as he opened the front door, detectives could smell marijuana…

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Update: Contact Lakeland PD or Crime Stoppers with info on Whereabouts of Jared Edward Pauley

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dvisory Jared Edward Pauley was arrested by LPD Friday! LPD makes the arrest of Jared Edward Pauley on outstanding warrant for Burglary of structure, petit theft. Do you know where Jared Edward Pauley is? If so contact LPD or Crime Stoppers with info.   WANTED PERSON Jared Edward Pauley DOB: 02/05/1970 5’10” 180 LBS. LKA: 728 Hennessee St, Lakeland Warrant# CF14-009161-XX, Burglary of structure, petit theft LPD Event #14-23125 Need to locate the subject pictured who has an active warrant. Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Jared Edward Pauley urged to contact Heartland CrimeStoppers at (800)226-8477,www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com, or Detective…

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Lakeland Police need to Identify Suspects in the Eye Clinic Burglaries

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Lakeland Police need to Identify Suspects in Eye Clinic Burglaries. If you can ID contact Lakeland PD.   LPD Event #14-21546 – Business Burglaries The pictures are suspects from the Eye Clinic Burglaries before they put on their masks. The suspects target high end glasses at eye care clinics. The time of the incidents have been between 0400-0600 hours. All points of entry have been the front door, where the suspects use spark plug porcelain chips to shatter the glass. The suspects park their vehicle adjacent to the building and case the clinics on foot before hand. The they put on…

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$3,000.00 Reward still available for info on the location of Marquell Rashad “Shad/Shard” Howard

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Marquell Rashad “Shad/Shard” Howard (B/M, DOB/11.28.1984, 5’10”, 160#, long dreads) is being sought by the Lakeland Police Department and U.S. Marshals for the murder of Demetrice Stacy on March 29, 2014. On October 16, 2014, a grand jury issued an indictment on Mr. Howard for First Degree Murder, as well as a multitude of other felony charges related to the homicide. Mr. Howard continues to elude capture while a REWARD of $3000.00 remains unclaimed. Anyone who claims to hold credible information on the whereabouts of Mr. Howard is urged to contact Heartland CrimeStoppers at (800) 226-TIPS,www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com, or Detective Brian Wallace at…

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PCSO Still Actively Seeking Public’s Help in Jill Braddock Hit-and-Run Death Investigation

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PCSO Traffic Homicide Deputies continue to actively investigate the hit-and-run death of 20-year-old Jill Braddock, that occurred sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Deputies have followed up several leads, including identifying and following up with all Polk County registered Nissan Altimas fitting the description of the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle is described as a 2007-2009 model dark-colored (probably black) Nissan Altima. Deputies continue to ask for the public’s assistance, via the media and social media, for any information that might lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect responsible for hitting Jill and…

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School Bus Attendant From Lake Wales Arrested For Negligent Child Abuse

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Lake Wales, Florida  – Wednesday evening, December 10, 2014, PCSO Special Victims Unit detectives arrested 52-year-old Clara McGriff of Lake Wales on a warrant charging her with one count Negligent Child Abuse (F-3). McGriff is employed by the Polk County School Board as a school bus attendant, and has been charged with child abuse for physically assaulting a special needs child who has been diagnost with Autism & suffers from ADD, ADHD & Explosive Behavior Disorder on the bus. She was booked into the Polk County Jail and will have a first appearance hearing on Friday, December 12th. According to a…

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Polk County SWAT End Standoff With Barricaded Auburndale Man

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Update 1:58pm: The man barricaded in apartment has been captured. Law Enforcement officers gained entry to the apartment at 302 Adams St. and secured John Jerome Rogers, DOB: Dec. 1973. We do not have an exact date of birth. Rogers appears to be disoriented and will be transported to the hospital for evaluation. Auburndale, Florida – According to Auburndale Police a man has barricaded himself inside a home on Adams St. in Auburndale. The man allegedly fired a couple of rounds from a handgun earlier. Polk County SWAT is on scene and trying to talk the shooter out of the…

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