September 19, 2014

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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

Single Car Crash Fatality -

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fun Friday – The Florida Marine Flea Market & Seafood Festival -

Friday, September 12, 2014

Davenport Man Arrested Three Times During Computer Crimes Investigation -

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Never Forget What Happened that Day on September 11, 2001 -

Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Day in History – September 11, 2001 Bush learns of attack on World Trade Center -

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Polk Deputies Working Murder Suicide -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Could Exercise Before School Help Children With ADHD -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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    Grandfather Kills Daughter and Six Grandkids

    According to reports from authorities in Bell, FL Eight people are dead six of which are children from an apparent Murder / Suicide. Detectives say that the Don Spirit killed his daughter Sarah and six grandchildren ranging in age from 3 months to 10 years old. After the attack Don Spirit called 911 to report the shooting. When Deputies confronted Spirit he turned the gun on himself.

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

    On September 17, 2014, PCSO deputies arrested 40-year-old Frank Hitchcock (DOB 3/5/74) and 43-year-old Cheryl Simpson (DOB 9/21/70) after investigation revealed the pair was contracting without a license and stole a trailer from the victim. It’s possible these suspects have been operating in other areas of the state. According to their affidavits, the 69-year-old victim located a contracting company called “All Services by Doug” on Craigslist, and contacted the business for some house repairs. Hitchcock and Simpson arrived at her home and asked to borrow her utility trailer for the job, and told her she would need to pay for the materials and repairs in…

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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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    Lakeland Couple Arrested After Being Caught on Home Surveillance Camera

    On Thursday, September 17, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lakeland couple who were recorded on a home surveillance system camera stealing items from an open garage while the homeowner was home. According to their affidavits, between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. on September 15, 2014, 28-year-old Tyson Everitt walked into the open garage of the home located at 5422 Bloomfield Road in Lakeland and removed $1000 worth of property, including a trimmer, a gas blower, a drill, and a tool bag. Everitt is seen on camera placing the items into what appeared to be a grey four-door Ford Focus that was…

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    Charges on Armed Robbery Suspect Xavier O’Neal

    On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, PCSO Robbery detectives obtained a search warrant for the home of Xavier O’Neal, located at 1240 Woodland Avenue in Lakeland, subsequent to O’Neal’s arrest earlier this week for an armed robbery he committed at the Metro PCS Store on Combee Road. For the past few months, PCSO Robbery Detectives have been investigating a rash of armed robberies in and around the area of O’Neal’s home. During the search warrant, detectives located a social security card belonging to a victim of a robbery that occurred on July 13, 2014. The victim was robbed while she was walking down…

Anita Persaud August 2014

ANITA PERSAUD SELECTED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH AT LWMC

Sep 18, 2014

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.”

Tammy Drawdy

Lakeland Couple Arrested After Being Caught on Home Surveillance Camera

Sep 18, 2014

On Thursday, September 17, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lakeland couple who were recorded on a home surveillance system camera stealing items from an open garage while the homeowner was home. According to their affidavits, between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. on September 15, 2014, 28-year-old Tyson Everitt walked into the open garage of the home located at 5422 Bloomfield Road in Lakeland and removed $1000 worth of property, including a trimmer, a gas blower, a drill, and a tool bag. Everitt is seen on camera placing the items into what appeared to be a grey four-door Ford Focus that was…

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POLK MUGSHOT OF THE DAY – SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

Sep 18, 2014

Every weekday around mid-day 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.   JONES, JAMES  JAY Race: W    Sex: M    DOB: 11/14/1954 Height: 508     Weight: 135  Charges: POSS OF METH Surety $1000,  POSS OF CANNABIS WITS Surety $1000, MAINTAIN DWELLING FOR DRUG USE/SALE Surety $1000,  POSS DRUG PARA Surety $500, DWLSR-REMANDED 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 DailyRidge.Com or any employee…

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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. …