September 21, 2014

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Lakeland Man Arrested For Child Neglect After 19-Month-Old Ingests Illegally Obtained Methadone -

Friday, September 19, 2014

PCSO Inmate Additionally Charged With Possession of Child Pornography and Attempted Possession of Child Pornography -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Fun Friday – Sweetfields Farm -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tax Free Holiday – Today Through The Weekend -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Violent Crimes Detectives Worked Throughout The Evening on September 17 Investigating a Series of Illegal Events -

Friday, September 19, 2014

RidgeClassifieds.com: Electric Wheelchair for sale -

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Home Depot Completes Malware Elimination and Enhanced Encryption of Payment Data in All U.S. Stores -

Friday, September 19, 2014

Grandfather Kills Daughter and Six Grandkids -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pair Arrested For Scheming To Defraud, Contracting Without License, May Have Operated Elsewhere in Florida -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

E-Cigarette Shop Owner And Employee Arrested at Eagle Ridge Mall for Selling THC Wax “Lids” -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lakeland Couple Arrested After Being Caught on Home Surveillance Camera -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Charges on Armed Robbery Suspect Xavier O’Neal -

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives arrest armed robbery suspect 20 year old Xavier O’Neal was out on bond for armed robbery -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lakeland PD Needs to Identify Suspects in Stolen Trailer/Motorcycles -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thanks To Neighbor Three Burglary Suspects Were Arrested In Lakeland -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Looking For Suspect Who Beat an 80 Year Old Woman and Stole her Car -

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Send Us Your Football Fan Photos! -

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Man Drags Two WHPD Officers After Beating & Strangling Carjacking Victim -

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pork Chops With Apples and Garlic Mashed Potatoes -

Monday, September 15, 2014

2014 Festival of Wreaths at the Polk County History Center -

Monday, September 15, 2014

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    E-Cigarette Shop Owner And Employee Arrested at Eagle Ridge Mall for Selling THC Wax “Lids”

    E-Cigarette shop owner arrested at Eagle Ridge Mall for selling THC Wax “Lids” employee at Eagle Ridge Mall also arrested   Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 57-year-old Norman Bosley of 1207 Bryn Mawr Ave, Lake Wales for the sale of cannabis, possession of cannabis, delivery of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a shop for drug use.  Bosley operates the ”Vivid Vaping Company” E-cigarette store at the Eagle Ridge Mall.  Bosley is listed as an officer of Vivid Vaping Company, LLC on the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations Website.   “THC Wax is becoming very popular…

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    Single Car Crash Fatality

    On Friday, September 12th at approximately3:30 pm, Heather Ann McPhail was driving her 2002 Buick Rendezvous west on Central Avenue between U.S. 27 and S.R. 60. She lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road striking an oak tree.  Mrs. McPhail died on scene as a result of the injuries she sustained from the impact.  There was no one else in the vehicle and her vehicle was the only one involved in the crash. Mrs. McPhail was 24 years of age and from Alturas.  Officers were able to locate and notify her family. This is an ongoing investigation. …

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    Burglary Suspects Kick In Door of Lake Wales

    Lake Wales, Florida – An alarm call at a home on W Lake Wales Rd S around 1:45pm today lead PCSO to a burglary scene. Deputies arrived & saw door kicked in. A witnesses was able to give deputies a description of the suspect vehicle.  Currently deputies are searching for the vehicle.  Crime scene investigators are processing the scene. At this time further details have not been released.  We will update this article if more information becomes available.

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    Is Your Child Struggling In School – Local School May Be The Answer

    Lake Wales, Florida – Is your child struggling in school academically, behaviorally, or socially? If so, Our Children’s Academy could be the best place for your child! Our Children’s Academy & Middle Academy are non-profit learning centers serving students with a variety of special needs; Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Spina Bifada, Down’s syndrome and many more. They specialize with children on the Autism Spectrum; children with physical disabilities, children with behavior challenges and children with physical impairment. Some are pre-K children with developmental disabilities transition to regular/mainstream kindergarten after experiencing the specialized intervention provided by Our…

  • 6 Year Old Polk Avenue Student Injured While Crossing The Street On The Way To The School

    6 Yr Old Polk Ave Elementary Student Okay After Being Knocked To The Ground By Truck

    Lake Wales, Florida – On September 8, 2014 at 7:56am officers responded to a crash at the intersection of 1st St and Bullard Ave. The crash involved a 2013 Ford F150 and a 6 year old child who was walking to Polk Avenue Elementary School. The driver of the Ford F150 and witnesses reported the child was walking south on 1St St and was crossing Bullard Ave. with two other children. The Ford F150 was properly stopped for a stop sign facing east on Bullard Ave. The driver and witnesses state the driver was waiting for the children to cross…

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Alabama Man Arrested For Sending Explicit Text Messages to Polk County Girl

May 19, 2014

Winter Haven, Florida – On Saturday, May 17, 2014, 56-year-old Kenneth Robert Crisp, of 247 County Road 463 in Muscadine, Alabama, was arrested on a Polk County Warrant for three counts Transmission of Material Harmful to a Minor, after an 11-year-old Lakeland girl’s mother reported to PCSO that she found sexually explicit text and voicemail messages from Crisp to her daughter. According to the affidavit, Crisp is a friend of the girl’s family, and he is currently living with his family in Alabama. On May 16, 2014, the victim’s mother contacted PCSO after finding suspicious texts and voicemails on her…

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Mr. Sterling, Mr. Sam & Selective Immorality – Ltr. To The Editor

May 18, 2014

What a moral quagmire our nation has become. The national furor over the blatant racist remarks of Donald Sterling and his status as an NBA owner has been intense. It has led some to decry the lack of progress in race relations in the United States, while others have noted the national uproar over his private remarks itself is surely a sign of progress. Though some have raised mild concerns abo ut Sterling’s right to privacy, most of the media and public personalities interviewed have uniformly, and rightly, condemned his bigoted views. However, what is ironic in the public criticism…

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Young Man Critically Injured In Dundee Crash

May 18, 2014

Dundee , Florida – Around 8:45 p.m., a 1993 white Chevrolet pick-up truck was heading southbound on Lake Mabel Loop Road at Almburg Road in Dundee when it failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the roadway. The driver steered back onto the road, then over-corrected, causing the truck to rotate, strike a utility pole, then flip onto its roof at the edge of a citrus grove. Witnesses who stopped to render aid saw one man attempting to pull another out of the passenger side of the truck. The man then fled the scene into an orange grove. The…

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E-Cigarette Shop Owner And Employee Arrested at Eagle Ridge Mall for Selling THC Wax “Lids”

E-Cigarette shop owner arrested at Eagle Ridge Mall for selling THC Wax “Lids” employee at Eagle Ridge Mall also arrested   Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 57-year-old Norman Bosley of 1207 Bryn Mawr Ave, Lake Wales for the sale of cannabis, possession of cannabis, delivery of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a shop for drug use.  Bosley operates the ”Vivid Vaping Company” E-cigarette store at the Eagle Ridge Mall.  Bosley is listed as an officer of Vivid Vaping Company, LLC on the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations Website.   “THC Wax is becoming very popular…

Anita Persaud August 2014

ANITA PERSAUD SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LWMC

PERSAUD SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LWMC   Lake Wales, FL – Anita Persaud, ER Registrar, was named Employee of the Month for August at Lake Wales Medical Center. She has been employed at LWMC since 2012. In nominating her, a co-worker wrote, “Anita is always willing to help and go beyond to assist with getting patients registered. She is always smiling, cheerful and professional. She always asks everyone if she can assist them, and the patients comment on how nice she is to them.”

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39Th Annual Lake Wales Pioneer Days October 25-26, 2014

The 39th Annual Lake Wales Pioneer Days will be held on Saturday and Sunday October 25-26, 2014 on the shores of beautiful Lake Wailes. Pioneer Days will run from 9am – 5pm on Saturday and from 11am – 4pm on Sunday.  Special events include Pioneer Hour at 10am on Saturday with the naming of this year’s Pioneer of the Year and at noon there will be an antique car parade.  The Lake Wales Revival will also take place that weekend in conjunction with Pioneer Days, Thursday – Sunday night at 7pm. Other activities include a free architectural carriage tour both…

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Single Car Crash Fatality

On Friday, September 12th at approximately3:30 pm, Heather Ann McPhail was driving her 2002 Buick Rendezvous west on Central Avenue between U.S. 27 and S.R. 60. She lost control of her vehicle and ran off the road striking an oak tree.  Mrs. McPhail died on scene as a result of the injuries she sustained from the impact.  There was no one else in the vehicle and her vehicle was the only one involved in the crash. Mrs. McPhail was 24 years of age and from Alturas.  Officers were able to locate and notify her family. This is an ongoing investigation. …