December 22, 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

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

    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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    Lake Wales Police Deparment : Cops and Kids at Christmas 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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    Masterpiece Rd Closes After Pedestrian Struck

    Lake Wales, Florida       On Tuesday December 16, 2014 at 9:12pm emergency responders were called to the scene of a traffic crash on Masterpiece Road near Mammoth Grove Road. Once there officers learned that a crash had occurred involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian.        During the investigation it was determined that Harold Massey, 66 of Lake Wales, was traveling East on Masterpiece Road approaching Mammoth Grove Road in his 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 truck. In the same area, Johnny Leroy Emmons, 43 of Lake Wales, was walking along the right shoulder of the roadway pushing a bicycle. Emmons was…

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    Lake Wales Medical Center Employees Adopt Families For Christmas

    LWMC EMPLOYEES ADOPT FAMILIES FOR CHRISTMAS   Lake Wales, FL – Lake Wales Medical Center employees adopted 12 families in the community this year for Christmas, providing gifts for 38 area children and their parents.   “Our employees do a wonderful job throughout the year of taking care of our patients as if they were family, and during the holidays our staff looks forward to being able to give back even more in this special way,” said hospital CEO Andrew Howard.   The families were adopted through Lake Wales Care Center, which screened them and provided information on each family,…

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    Lake Wales Medical Center Presents Annual Employee, Physician Honors

    LWMC PRESENTS ANNUAL EMPLOYEE, PHYSICIAN HONORS   Lake Wales, FL –  Lake Wales Medical Center presented its annual employee awards during the hospital’s annual holiday party.   Award winners were: Employee of the Year, Monica Pryce; Physician of the Year: Dr. Kulmeet Kundlas; Non-Clinical Manager of the Year: Julie Sing; Clinical Manager of the Year: Nancy Kovencz; Community Cares Star Performers: Mandi Dunaway, Tierra Patterson, Bradley Perez, Erin Albrecht, and Goolcharan Ramdeen.

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

Sep 8, 2014

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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One Person Airlifted After Hwy 27 Accident

Sep 5, 2014

Lake Wales, Florida – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office advised that an accident occurred this evening at 7:15 pm near Jackson St & Hwy 27 In South Lake Wales. One of the injured parties had to be airlifted for medical treatment. Currently traffic investors are working the scene.  It is expected that traffic will be slow through the area for the next several hours. We will update information when it becomes available.

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15 Year Old Arrested for Breaking Into an Occupied Home

Sep 5, 2014

A 15 year-old Winter Haven boy has been identified and arrested for breaking into an occupied home in the early morning hours of Aug. 17, 2014. Cameron Whitford (DOB 11-10-98, 140 Varner Dr., SW, Winter Haven) has an extensive juvenile history which includes two felonies.On 8-17-14 at approximately 5:50 a.m., officers responded to a call of a burglary in progress at a residence in the 1500 block of Wallace Manor Ave. in Winter Haven. The victim was awakened by someone pounding on her front door. Immediately the victim, who lives alone, feared for her safety and called 9-1-1 as she…

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Pedestrian accident

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

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…

Group Picture Shop With a Cop 2014

Lake Wales Police Deparment : Cops and Kids at Christmas 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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Pair of Lake Wales Men Conspired To Steal Toys

Lake Wales, Florida – On Tuesday, December 16, 2014, PCSO detectives arrested two suspects who worked together to steal children’s toys from a Lake Wales Walmart – one of the suspects, as seen in the attached video surveillance, faked a “heart attack” at the entrance while the other suspect walked out with a cart full of toys. According to their affidavits ,30-year-old Tarus Scott and 27-year-old Genard Dupree, both of Lake Wales, filled a shopping cart at the Walmart located at 2000 SR East in Lake Wales with expensive toys, including a motorized power wheel Barbie car, a Leap Frog tablet, and…