April 27, 2015

Headlines Now:

Have You Seen Missing 12 Yr. Old Morgan Girdhari -

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lakeland Police Need Help to Identify These Two Suspects -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Annual Polk County Peace Officers’ Memorial Set for May 7th -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Crime Stoppers Bulletin – Need To Identify Grand Theft Suspects -

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cops and Bobbers ® 2015 “Let’s Go Fishin’ With the Police” -

Friday, April 24, 2015

2 Armed Suspects Rob Polk Gas Station -

Friday, April 24, 2015


Friday, April 24, 2015

In Celebration of National Law Enforcement Week Join The Lake Wales Police Department Celebrate the Lives of Injured and Fallen Officers -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Operation Green Light Collects $170,000 in Six Hours -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mitzie Ballintine, Licensed Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Joins Lake Wales Family Practice -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

UPDATE: Located Safe at Home in Cape Coral : The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is Seeking the Public’s Help in Locating a Missing and Endangered 8-year-old Boy This Afternoon, Who is Possibly With His Father -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Don’t Miss Out on This Last Weekend of The Story of Jesus -

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Winter Haven Police Need Help Identifying This Woman -

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Thursday, April 23, 2015


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Lady Warriors finish 2nd at 2015 Sun Conference Championship Meet -

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Guardianship Office of the Tenth Circuit, Inc. Receives $13,126.00 from the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation -

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Find Your Oasis With One of These Calming Therapies from The Oasis Spa -

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UPDATE: Barricaded Man At Business On N. 98 Polk County SWAT On Scene -

Monday, April 20, 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…