July 29, 2014

Headlines Now:

Carjacker hits and kills 3 children -

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Help Needed! Construction Work! -

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lake Wales Man Wanted for Burglary and Battery -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LPD Searching For Theft Suspect With Help of Unwitting “Selfie” -

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Two Burglars Who Attacked Homeowner Call The Police For Being Shot At -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Winter Haven Man Arrested In Hwy 27 Road Rage Incident -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mulberry Couple Charged with Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer, Petit Theft, and Fraud -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lakeland Police are Investigating a Fatal Hit & Run Need Our Help -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Melt the butter; spiny lobster seasons start soon -

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Retailers Ready For Expanded Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday August 1-3 -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Conducting Fatal Crash Investigation -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – JULY 22, 2003 JESSICA LYNCH PRISONER OF WAR WAS RESCUED -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Family Pit Bull Comes To The Rescue, Wakes Deaf Teenager So They Can Escape Burning Home -

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lakeland Police Looking For Missing/Endangered Adult -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Gulf Red Snapper Recreational Fishing Workshops Start This Month -

Monday, July 21, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE : Grilled Salmon and Brown Butter Couscous -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Three Dick Pope/Polk County FPRA Chapter Members Receive Scholarships for FPRA Annual Conference in Orlando -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Home Invasion Suspects Robbed Winter Haven Man At Gunpoint -

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lake Wales Man Killed In Hardee Crash -

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Restaurant In Lake Wales -

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lake Wales Student Arrested In McDonalds Assault

Lake Wales, Florida – Lake Wales Police developed new witnesses in the February 22, 2011, near shooting at McDonald’s. Witnesses told detectives that on the night of the incident Joshua Murphy was in a verbal argument with people in the parking lot of McDonald’s. Joshua Murphy was attempting to drive away and as the argument continued a juvenile jumped on Murphy’s vehicle. Joshua Murphy told the juvenile to get off of his vehicle and the juvenile complied. Joshua Murphy then told the juvenile to come back to his vehicle so he could speak with him. When the juvenile walked up to the vehicle Joshua Murphy pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the juvenile’s head. Witnesses reported Joshua Murphy then lowered the handgun and hit the juvenile in the nose. At this point the witnesses stated gun shots were heard and people left the area. Joshua Murphy did not fire the handgun; the shots came from another juvenile who was arrested the same night of the incident.

On March 1, 2011, Joshua Murphy went to the police department to be interviewed. Based on the information received by police Joshua Murphy, 18 years old of Lake Wales, was arrested and booked into the Polk County Jail on the charges of Aggravated Assault and Simple Battery.

Murphy posted bail on Wednesday and was released.

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