WANTED And Extremely Dangerous

WANTED And Extremely Dangerous

Polk County, Florida — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating 30-year-old Travis “Pinky” Barrientos, who has a warrant for his arrest for Attempted Second Degree Murder. His last known address is 112 Prospect Ave in Winter Haven. During the early morning hours of Saturday, April 19, 2014, Barrientos got […]

Sheriff outraged: illegal immigrant drug dealers on food stamps

Sheriff outraged: illegal immigrant drug dealers on food stamps

  [Ocala Post has included the press conference video in its entirety. Start at 9:30 if you want to go straight to the Sheriff express his anger over illegal immigrant drug dealers on welfare. ] Polk County, Florida — This investigation directly impacts Central Florida as a whole. A drug bust in Polk County that […]

Confirmed Case Of Rabies

Confirmed Case Of Rabies

  Polk county, Florida — On Saturday, March 8, 2014, a Lake Wales woman reported that she had been bitten by a raccoon and that her neighbors’ dogs had been fighting with it, in the area of 952 Campbell Avenue. The PCSO Animal Control Section responded, impounded the raccoon, and sent its body to the […]

Tragic Accident Kills Mother, Father And A Child

Tragic Accident Kills Mother, Father And A Child

  Polk City, Florida –At approximately 12:10 a.m. on March 11, 2014, three people were killed in an accident at State Road 33 and Deen Still Road. Justin Sims, 31, was reportedly traveling westbound on Deen Still Road in the family Buick when he failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a […]

Cessna Plane Clips Skydiver

Cessna Plane Clips Skydiver

    Polk County, Florida — Around 11:00 a.m. on March 8, 2014, Sharon L. Trembley, 87, of Mulberry was doing “touch and goes” in his private Cessna Plane from the South Lakeland Airport near 7500 Coronet Road in the Mulberry area. During his third pass, the passenger-side wing of his plane became entangled with […]

Extreme speed was factor; car ripped in half

Extreme speed was factor; car ripped in half

  Polk County, Florida — At approximately 12:48 am, on Monday, March 03, 2014, Davenport and Haines City Police were investigating a suspicious person on US 17/92 and North Boulevard, Davenport. As they were conducting their investigation, a white Nissan Altima, driven by 49-year-old Karen Reynolds Johnson, of St. Cloud, passed them at a high […]

Nine Sickos Taken Off The Streets Of Florida

Nine Sickos Taken Off The Streets Of Florida

  Polk County, Florida — 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, […]

Home improvement scams on the rise

Home improvement scams on the rise

  Marion County — Residents should beware of traveling “home improvement” contractors looking to scam you out of your money. The con artists are targeting Central Florida residents, and often prey on the elderly. The frequency of these types of scams will increase as the weather begins to warm up. Here’s how the scams work: […]

Criminal That Targets Elementary Schools Is On The Run

Criminal That Targets Elementary Schools Is On The Run

  Polk County, Florida — A serious warning for parents and teachers in Polk County and surrounding areas. 38-year-old Don Cornelius Stephens, 39, described as being approximately 5’06” with an average build, and having a clean shaven head and face, has been identified as the suspect who entered three Polk County Schools removing personal property […]

Human Trafficking Suspect Arrested; One On The Run

Human Trafficking Suspect Arrested; One On The Run

  Polk County, Florida — Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to 704 Byni Ridge Drive off of Thornhill Road in Winter Haven in response to a well-being check. According to reports, a tip came in about a 21-year-old female that was being held captive and sold for sex. A victim was found […]

Deputy arrested; charged with multiple felonies

Deputy arrested; charged with multiple felonies

  Polk County, Florida — Detectives arrested Polk County Deputy Sheriff Julio Jose Garcia, 26, on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, charging him with Unlawful Compensation/Reward for Official Behavior, Use/Display of a Firearm while Committing a Felony , and Falsifying an Official Record/Document by a Public Servant. Sheriff Grady Judd said, “We conduct extensive background checks […]

Kodi Matthews Body Found In Polk County

Kodi Matthews Body Found In Polk County

  Polk County, Florida — The search for a 19-year-old that went missing on January 1, 2013 came to a tragic end today. Kodi Lee Matthews’ body was found at 4:57 p.m. on Saturday, January 4, 2013. His body was located in a wooded area of Fish Hatchery Road in Lakeland, the same area in […]

Officer Teacher Attorney And Others On Naughty List

Officer Teacher Attorney And Others On Naughty List

  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. […]

Paramedic & Deputy That Are Twin Brothers Arrested

Paramedic & Deputy That Are Twin Brothers Arrested

  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 […]

Winn-Dixie was scammed by employees

Winn-Dixie was scammed by employees

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, […]

Two Teens Will Not Be Charged In Rebecca Sedwick Suicide Case

Two Teens Will Not Be Charged In Rebecca Sedwick Suicide Case

  Polk County, Florida — Two juveniles that were previously charged in the suicide death of Rebecca Sedwick have had the charges dropped. Attorney Jose Baez, the attorney that represented alleged murderer Casey Anthony also represented the youngest of the teens in the Sedwick case. Attorney Baez fired off at Sheriff Grady Judd for releasing […]

Cock Ring Fighting Leads to Multiple Men Arrested

Cock Ring Fighting Leads to Multiple Men Arrested

  Polk County, Florida — Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies received an anonymous tip about possible rooster fights taking place at 4560 Carl Boozer Road Haines City. Deputies responded to the location and discovered a fight in progress with 14 suspects at the scene. Agriculture Crimes deputies responded and a search warrant was obtained for […]

Polk County Annual Pet Fest 2013

Polk County Annual Pet Fest 2013

  Polk County, Florida — The Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control Section is once again hosting its annual Pet Fest from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the facility, located at 7115 De Castro Road, Winter Haven in Winter Haven just off the Polk Parkway near the Polk County landfill. […]