March 29, 2015

Headlines Now:

Winter Haven Police Executed a Search Warrant on a Suspected Drug House, Which put a Convicted Felon Back Behind Bars -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. Will Hold a FREE Tire Recycling Event on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fun Friday – The Story of Jesus – Hardee County Cattleman’s Arena -

Friday, March 27, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 27, 2015 -

Friday, March 27, 2015

Semi Vs. Pickup Towing 32Ft. Trailer Slowing I-4 Traffic In Davenport -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Oasis Spa Has a Special for Today and Tomorrow -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wacky Wednesday – Elizabeth Sullivan, 104 Years Old, Credits Dr Pepper For Her Longevity -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 25, 2015 -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TJ Maxx Makes An Immediate Impact On Community With $5,000 Donation -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

4 Haines City Residents In Serious Condition After Accident On Hwy 27 -

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

19-year-old Auburndale Man Charged in Shaken Baby Syndrome Case -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Currently Conducting Death Investigation in Loughman -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 24, 2015 -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Get a Spring in Your Step With Oasis Spa’s Blooming Spa Deal! -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cooking On The Ridge: Asparagus Roll Ups -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Polk County Schools Early Release Wednesday -

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

UPDATE: Polk Man Dies After Suspicious Shooting -

Monday, March 23, 2015

Polk County Grow House Busted -

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sorensen & Schade Chevrolet Now Hiring Sales Men and Women -

Monday, March 23, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MARCH 23, 2015 -

Monday, March 23, 2015

Crazy Driver Crashes Into Five Cars On Hwy 60

 

Bartow,  Florida – Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a series of five separate traffic crashes caused by one driver this afternoon.
Preliminary information so far is as follows:
The investigation began when the Bartow Police Department began receiving phone calls this afternoon, Monday, January 23, 2012, in reference to a green Kia SUV driving erratically and causing a traffic crash. Seconds later, as the SUV continued heading east out of the city limits of Bartow and into unincorporated Polk County, PCSO received began receiving several calls from motorists reporting that a green Kia SUV was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes of SR 60 East.
The first crash caused by the SUV occurred near Flamingo Road in Bartow. The next two crashes caused by the SUV occurred near 91 Mine Road on SR 60 East. The fourth crash occurred just west of Dusty’s Camper World, near Rifle Range Road, on SR 60 East.
The final crash occurred right in front of Dusty’s Camper World, when the SUV (that was still heading eastbound in the westbound lanes) struck a PCSO patrol vehicle that had responded to the area to lay down ‘stop-sticks’ in an attempt to stop the car. The patrol car was in a turn lane when the SUV struck it. The SUV came to a halt after this crash and the driver was immediately taken into custody.
Nobody, including the driver of the SUV and the deputy sheriff, was seriously injured in any of the crashes.
The driver of the Kia SUV, whose name and charges will be released later this evening, was checked out by EMS on scene and does not have any serious injuries. He has been placed under arrest by PCSO and will be transported to the Polk County Jail.
The first call received by PCSO in reference to the SUV was at 2:44 p.m., and the final crash with the PCSO patrol car occurred at 2:52 p.m. Traffic should be congested in that area until further notice – there is one lane open each way at this time.
The investigation is ongoing.


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