April 15, 2014

Headlines Now:

Lake Wales Retail Theft Arrests Since April 4 – Other Charges Explain Why LEO Go After Them -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Operation “Sticky Hands” Suspect Exposed By PCSO -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Female Body Found Near Car Of Missing Winter Haven Woman -

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Polk Woman In Critical Condition After Accident Where Alcohol May Be A Factor -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pedestrian Struck By Multiple Cars Dies In Lakeland -

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Missing & Possibly Endangered Adult – Have You Seen Lynda Sorrell From Winter Haven -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Car Flipped Over On Timberlane – Driver Flees Scene Prompting PCSO K9 Pursuit -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Winter Haven Police Searching For Bank Robbery Suspect -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Bus Transporting Grove Workers Flipped Over On Hwy27 -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sheriff Seeking Public’s Help In Catching Armed Robbery Suspect – He Is Considered Armed & Dangerous -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Texting Driver: Video -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Mother Arrested In Lake Wales After Allegedly Having 5 Year Old Help Her Steal -

Monday, April 7, 2014

What Happened To Mary Rhodes – Bones Identified as 35 Year Old Woman -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Man Shot By Winter Haven Home Owner Identified As Mitchell Large -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mickey Rooney Dead At 93 -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Frostproof Bus Attendant Recovering After Being Run Over -

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Polk Couple Charged In Beating Death of 15 Month Old Child -

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Winter Haven Man Killed In Auburndale Motorcycle Crash Identified -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

84 Year Old Woman Crashes Car Through The Front of CVS Narrowly Missing a Customer -

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Shooting With Casualties Reported at Ft Hood -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Cyber Bulling Class for Parents With Grady Judd

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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

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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

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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…

Two Charter High School Events Will Raise Funds For Students

Winter Haven, FL – Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School on the Winter Haven campus of Polk State College is sponsoring two fundraising events on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. According to principal Bridget Fetter, proceeds from a cake auction and test drive event will directly benefit students at the high school. The cake auction takes place in the Student Center from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to raise funds for the Amber Shaw Memorial Scholarship, which was established by the National Honor Society in memory of a former student. According to Fetter, there are three ways to bid on the…