May 24, 2015

Headlines Now:

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

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Thursday, May 21, 2015

This Day in History in 1881 – American Red Cross Founded -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

52 year-old Convicted Felon Behind Bars – Phillip Dale Simons of Winter Haven was Arrested Late Tuesday Night After His Attempt To Elude Officers Failed -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The City of Winter Haven is Proud to Announce the Overall Crime Rate For 2014 Dropped 13.9 Percent to a Historic Low of 4.25 – The Lowest in More Than 18 Years! -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lakeland Police Investigate Attempted Sexual Battery -

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

COOKING ON THE RIDGE: Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Kebobs with Pineapple and Teriyaki Sauce -

Monday, May 18, 2015

The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Confirmed on Friday, May 15, 2015, The First Positive Case of Rabies in Polk County for 2015 -

Monday, May 18, 2015

Crime Stoppers Bulletin: Suspect Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer -

Monday, May 18, 2015

PCSO Undercover Detectives Arrest Lakeland Man for Sale of Counterfeit Music CDs -

Monday, May 18, 2015

Suspect Identified in Felony Retail Theft at Rural King in Lake Wales -

Monday, May 18, 2015

Fun Friday – Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Public Performances: May 15 – 17, 2015 -

Friday, May 15, 2015


Friday, May 15, 2015

This Day in History – May 14, 1998 – Frank Sinatra Dies -

Thursday, May 14, 2015

CHEVY, BUICK, GMC, CADILLAC Eligible For FREE Oil Change/Tire Rotation! -

Thursday, May 14, 2015


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Seven Men Arrested At Saddle Creek Park -

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Update on Search for Robbery Suspects in Haines City


Around UPDATE to ongoing investigation in Haines City: During this investigation, after the second suspect burst out of a garage driving a car in the Chanler Ridge subdivision in Haines City at HCPD officers and PCSO deputies, and was shot at and then apprehended by HCPD and PCSO, deputies and officers discovered two deceased adults in that home. They are victims of homicide. We are not releasing any additional information about these victims. The two remaining suspects are still at large and are still considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS. Residents are asked to stay locked in their homes and not to…

Cyber Bulling Class for Parents With Grady Judd

PCSO Grady Judd

Sheriff Grady Judd Cyber Class for Parents With Sheriff Grady Judd and the Polk County Crime Prevention Unit March 17th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  Davenport School of the Arts’ Frank Howes Theater 4751 County Road 547 North Davenport, FL 33837 863-420-2557(school office) Topics for Parents:   Cyber bullying/bullying Risky online behavior Revealing too much information online Social media online predators/grooming signs Sexting How to communicate with your children about internet safety Communication devices (cell phones, laptops, Ipads, other gaming devices, etc.) Reporting online incidents Topics for students: At the same time as the parent presentation, age appropriate topics will be…

PCSO Detectives Arrest Nine Men At Saddle Creek Park For Soliciting Lewd Acts

saddle creek arrests

On Friday, February 21, 2014, Polk County Sheriff’s undercover detectives conducted a Vice initiative at Saddle Creek Park in Lakeland, focusing on complaints about indecent activity at the park. A total of nine men were arrested for soliciting lewd acts: 60-year-old Stephen Cyr, of 3305 Skyview Drive #105 in Lakeland, solicited an undercover detective to commit a lewd act. Cyr told detectives he is a roofer for Springer Peterson. He is a Registered Sexual Predator from a case in Hillsborough County in 1997. He has been in the Polk County Jail on three prior occasions, between 2009 and 2011, for…

Pedestrian Struck In Hwy 60 Accident In Critical Condition


Lake Wales, Florida – On February 16, 2014 at 8:55pm officers responded to a crash involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian at the intersection of SR 60 and Buckmoore Rd. The investigation revealed a black 1999 Honda 4door sedan, being driven by Cecile Depart a 19 year old resident from Tallahassee, was traveling westbound on SR 60. According to Depart and witnesses she had a green traffic signal as she entered the SR 60 and Buckmoore Rd intersection. As she was going through the intersection Felipe Jesus Gutierres, a 23 year old Lake Wales resident, was crossing the intersection…

Free Coffee At StarBucks For Earth Day Today

Lake Wales, Florida – On April 22 StarBucks invites everyone to bring in a reusable mug or tumbler and get a free brewed coffee or tea. DailyRidge.Com has spoken with Rachel at our local StarBucks and they are waiting for you to come in. Why are they doing this? They recognize the impact one can make through careful, conscious choices. So they want to encourage and reward those of you who use tumblers or travel mugs in your daily routines. You’re helping to reduce the environmental impact! If you don’t have a tumbler or travel mug, they will be available…

Polk City Man Jumps In Front Of Semi

Polk City, Florida – Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a traffic fatality this morning in Polk City in which a pedestrian apparently intentionally jumped in front of a semi tractor-trailer to end his life. The pedestrian was declared deceased on-scene. Around midnight Thursday night/Friday morning, April 21-22, 2011, an adult male was seen by several witnesses screaming obscenities and jumping in and out of southbound traffic near the 1000 block of Commonwealth Avenue in Polk City. The man was seen and heard by motorists screaming “Hit me! I want to die!” at passing vehicles. A patrol Sergeant heading to the scene…

Hwy 60 Fatality Has One Question Why

Lake Wales, Florida – At approximately 10:28 pm, Saturday, April 17, 2011, 26-year-old Phillip Craig Durden, DOB  03/26/1985, 209 Arianna Avenue, Auburndale, was traveling east on Highway 60 in Lake Wales, in the west bound lanes, in a white, 2002, Ford F-150 pulling a trailer. The pick up truck struck head on with a semi-truck driven by Jay Batson. As previously reported it is unknown why he was in the wrong lane of traffic. Comments from readers pointed to an accident earlier and the possible rerouting of traffic. Those comments prompted questions to the Lake Wales Police Department which only leads to…