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Armed Suspect Who Shot At PCSO Helicopter Sought


Lake Wales, Florida – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office,  Lake Wales Police Department,  Haines City Police Department & Bartow Police Department are currently converged on an area East of Lake Wales, Florida. An armed car theft (possibly car jacking) suspect is on foot near E. S.R.60 & Mammoth Grove Road.  The Polk County Sheriff’s Office would only confirm that a shot or shots were fired at the PCSO helicopter.

Currently residents are advised to remain indoors with there doors locked.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office SWAT is on scene & an active search is on for the suspect.  Nearly 100 law enforcement officers are on scene.  We will update as soon as more information is available.






Sheriffs Deputies guarding perimeter around an Orange Grove


Stolen commercial truck (Bartow PD case) which was recovered in the Mammoth Grove Road area north of SR 60 in Lake Wales this afternoon.


Trailer with excavator, which was being pulled by the truck that was stolen from the city of Bartow

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