Winter Haven — On Saturday, September 22, 2018, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an animal cruelty investigation at 4073 Mahogany Run, Winter Haven. According to a press release, two people heard what sounded like a dog “yelping” coming from a dumpster behind an apartment complex. One of the Good Samaritans jumped inside the […]
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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of 34-year-old Jason Boek, of Buchanan Drive in Winter Haven, who was shot and killed by an UBER driver. The shooting occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m., Tuesday, August 28, on Dundee Road in an unincorporated part of Polk County. According to Polk County Sheriff Grady […]
Polk County, Florida — At the conclusion of a four-day-long human trafficking/prostitution investigation, targeting online e-commerce sites related to men and women who were advertising to commit prostitution and who were soliciting others for prostitution, 98 suspects were arrested. Their charges ranged from Offering to Commit Lewdness in which the suspects either posted online ads, […]
Polk County, Florida — This is one naughty list even Santa can’t forgive. Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives conducted a four-day prostitution investigation that resulted in the arrests of 80 suspects on a variety of charges, including Soliciting for Prostitution, Soliciting Another to Commit a Lewd Act, Deriving Support/Proceeds from Prostitution, and Aiding/Abetting Prostitution. […]
Winter Haven, Florida — Polk Fire Rescue Paramedic Warren “Nick” Nichols, 49, was arrested after authorities were made aware of a sexual relationship he had been having with a 17-year-old female. The mother of the 17-year-old girl found text messages between Warren and her daughter. The mother confronted her daughter who denied she was […]
Lakeland, Florida — Winn-Dixie, a supermarket known for scamming consumers during their BOGO sales, experienced a scam directed at the company via employees today. Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested seven Winn-Dixie Employees for fraud. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Organized Retail Crime Unit , in conjunction with Winn-Dixie Organized Retail Crime investigators, […]
Polk County, Florida — Vivian Vosburg, 30, of 3143 Crystal Hills Drive, has been arrested. Vosburg is the mother of Guadalupe Shaw, the 14-year-old charged with Felony Aggravated Stalking after the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick. Vosburg has been charged with two counts of Child Abuse with Bodily Harm, and four counts of Child Neglect. […]