May 29, 2015

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82 Year Old Man Arrested For Slashing 88 Year Old Woman’s Tires -

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tips on What To Do If You Encounter a Bear Close Range -

Thursday, May 28, 2015

June Happenings at the Bartow History Center -

Thursday, May 28, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 28, 2015 -

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Update: The Haines City Police Department has charged 35 year old Marcos Felix Hernandez – Gonzalez of Kissimmee with Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer -

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lakeland Police Need to Identify Suspect from Armed Burglary from May 16, 2015 -

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

THIS DAY IN HISTORY – May 27, 1937 – GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE OPENS -

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 27, 2015 -

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Becky Whiteman Selected Lake Wales Medical Centers Employee of The Month -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WOUND CENTER MARKS NATIONAL WOUND CARE AWARENESS WEEK June 1-5 -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Looking For A Graduation Gift? Look No Further Than The Oasis Spa! -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are Asking For The Public’s Help in Locating a Wanted Subject -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 26, 2015 -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It’s That Time Of Year Again! Get your A/C System Checked and Cleaned By Professionals At Iceberg Air Conditioning & Heating -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cooking On The Ridge: Cheesesteak Sliders -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives Arrest Supervisor of The South County Jail for Indecent Exposure in Public and Tampering in a Misdemeanor Proceeding -

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

PCSO Working Fatal Crash On Hwy 27 In Davenport -

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Man Impersonating A Police Office Steals Victims Wallet & Keys -

Sunday, May 24, 2015

UPDATE: Known Copper Wire Theft Suspect Heather Osbourne is in Custody -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 21, 2015 -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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  • Fred Smith Jr. was arrested for slashing 88 year old woman's tires because she took his bingo seat.

    82 Year Old Man Arrested For Slashing 88 Year Old Woman’s Tires

    Lake Wales, Florid a – According to a Lake Wales Police report on May 20th officers were called to the 4141 Ashton Club Dr. in the Lake Ashton Retirement Community. A victim, 88 year old Grandmother,  reported to Lake Wales officer Travis Worley that someone slashed two of her vehicle tires while she was at the Lake Ashton Club House. Lake Ashton security was able to obtain the suspect’s vehicle tag number. The vehicle was registered to Fred Smith Jr. Officer Worley then made contact with Mr. Smith at his residence. Post Miranda, according to reports, Smith admitted to puncturing…

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    Tips on What To Do If You Encounter a Bear Close Range

    When wildlife feels threatened by people, they typically try to tell us to back off in their own way.  For example, a rattlesnake rattles its tail and an alligator opens its mouth and hisses.  If a bear feels threatened, they may clack their teeth together, moan, blow, huff, or stomp the ground. They may bluff charge (run toward you and then stop before reaching you).  These are all ways the bear is showing you it is as uncomfortable with the situation and it wants you to give it some space. These are NOT indications of aggressive intent or an imminent attack….

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    June Happenings at the Bartow History Center

    June Happenings at the History Center   Bartow, Fla. (May 28, 2015) – Journey into Polk history this month at the Polk County History Center. The following programs and events are open to the public and free of charge:   ·         June Book Club: Recommended Reading o   In June, we recommend “Tin Can Tourists in Florida 1900-1970” by Dr. Nick Wynne. The book is a colorful look at the members of this unique American subculture, the roads they traveled, and the Florida they saw. Dr. Wynne has published 14 history books, often as co-author with academic friends, and four non-history books, including a cookbook and…

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    POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 28, 2015

    Every weekday  we will have the Polk Mugshot of The Day. The mugshot will be someone arrested in Polk County in the past couple of weeks. The mugshot along with the charges will be posted. Please remember these individuals are innocent until proven guilty. Polk Mugshot of the Day brought to you by  polkmugshot.com.   FINN, MICHAEL  LEE     Race: W    Sex: M    DOB: 4/17/1969 Height: 510     Weight: 180 Arresting Agency: POLK COUNTY SHERIFF  Charges:  HOMICIDE-MURDER FIRST DEGREE PREMEDITATED No Bond, Vop WRITTEN THREATS TO KILL/INJ No Bond The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions or strategies of…

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    Update: The Haines City Police Department has charged 35 year old Marcos Felix Hernandez – Gonzalez of Kissimmee with Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer

    Update: HAINES CITY – The Haines City Police Department has additionally charged 35 year old Marcos Felix Hernandez – Gonzalez of Kissimmee with Armed Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, False Impersonation of a Law Enforcement Officer in the commission of a felony and Grand Theft. Gonzalez was identified through a photo line by the victims in 4 cases here in Haines City. The investigation is still ongoing with additional charges possible.   Original Release:   HAINES CITY – The Haines City Police Department has charged 35 year old Marcos Felix Hernandez – Gonzalez of Kissimmee with Impersonating a Law Enforcement Officer, Impersonating…

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Wacky Wednesday – Did a4 UFO Share the Field of View of a Flying Golf Ball During a PGA Tournament in Florida?

May 20, 2015

Did a UFO share the field of view of a flying golf ball during a PGA tournament in Florida? Upon first examination, this is some approach shot. It was during the Players Championship part of the PGA tour, held at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on May 9. A viewer was watching the tournament on TV and “noticed a weird object in the sky,” according to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). “When you see the pictures, people may think ‘oh, that’s a blimp,’ but after seeing the blimp in other clips, I can easily conclude it’s not the…

Three Dangerous Suspects Are Being Sought After They Robbed a Convenience Store Clerk in Broad Daylight

May 19, 2015

Three dangerous suspects are being sought after they robbed a convenience store clerk in broad daylight while terrorizing her with a rifle held to her head. Winter Haven Police are asking for the public to assist in identifying the three armed robbery suspects seen in surveillance video at the Cash Mart Convenience Store, located at 203 Central Ave. E in Winter Haven.On 5-14-15 at approximately 5:20 p.m., three unidentified males entered Cash Mart with the first male pointing a rifle towards the cashier. The first male, carrying the gun, had his head covered with a black cloth. The second male…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – MAY 19, 2015

May 19, 2015

Every weekday  we will have the Polk Mugshot of The Day. The mugshot will be someone arrested in Polk County in the past couple of weeks. The mugshot along with the charges will be posted. Please remember these individuals are innocent until proven guilty. Polk Mugshot of the Day brought to you by  polkmugshot.com. TURNER, TERRI  NICOLE Race: W    Sex: F    DOB: 11/10/1993 Height: 505     Weight: 120 Arresting Agency: POLK COUNTY SHERIFF  CHARGES:  G/THEFT M/V <100,000 Bond $1000, MOVING TRAFFIC VIOL-DRIVE WITH SUSPENDED REVOKED         Bond $500 The views, opinions, positions or strategies expressed by the authors and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, positions…

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Lake Wales

Fred Smith Jr. was arrested for slashing 88 year old woman's tires because she took his bingo seat.

82 Year Old Man Arrested For Slashing 88 Year Old Woman’s Tires

Lake Wales, Florid a – According to a Lake Wales Police report on May 20th officers were called to the 4141 Ashton Club Dr. in the Lake Ashton Retirement Community. A victim, 88 year old Grandmother,  reported to Lake Wales officer Travis Worley that someone slashed two of her vehicle tires while she was at the Lake Ashton Club House. Lake Ashton security was able to obtain the suspect’s vehicle tag number. The vehicle was registered to Fred Smith Jr. Officer Worley then made contact with Mr. Smith at his residence. Post Miranda, according to reports, Smith admitted to puncturing…

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Owner missing his dog in Lake Wales around Ball Fields

  If anyone sees this puppy, Message Shane Walser on Facebook please. She may have gotten lost or maybe even stolen. She is microchipped and has a purple harness without the tag. She will most likely be close to the baseball complex/ Legion Field area in Lake Wales, especially along the newest trail. She responds to Rudy (her name) and whistles. Thanks in advance.    

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Late Morning Car Accident At Hungry Howies

An accident occurred at Hungry Howies this morning.  A car was driven through the front door accidentally.  There were no injures but some damage to the entrance of the building.  The restaurant may be closed until repairs can be made.  You can call the other store 863-676-2626  for service until they re-open.  

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Becky Whiteman Selected Lake Wales Medical Centers Employee of The Month

WHITEMAN SELECTED LWMC EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH   Lake Wales, FL – Becky Whiteman from Laboratory was named employee of the month for April at Lake Wales Medical. Whiteman, an LWMC employee since April 2012, was nominated for her leadership and hard work during difficult circumstances.   “During our renovation in the lab, everyone performed well under stress, but Becky really excelled,” said Laboratory Services Director Joe Belcher. “There were multiple instruments to move, many consumables and records that had to be accounted for, and power and interface outages. She remained upbeat and focused, and jumped in and really went to…