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    See full video below, courtesy of Facebook user Unique Occenna Two Polk County sheriff's deputies, whose names have not yet been released, are under review after a video clip surfaced that shows one of the deputies punching a handcuffed man...
    Twelve men and one woman were arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at a cock-fighting event in Frostproof. Deputies had been tipped-off regarding a large crowd attending a possible cock-fight event at 1940 West...
    On Monday, April 27, 2020, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 45-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico after detectives received a tip that he had been downloading files containing child pornography. Nabor Molina, who has been residing in Lakeland, was...
    The State is threatening to fire between 1,200 to 1,600 hundred teachers if they attend the "Take on Tallahassee" rally scheduled to take place on Monday, January 13, 2020. Currently, Florida has a massive shortage of teachers, with hundreds of...
    The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating the murder of 24-year-old Henry Fernandez-Soto of Lakeland, who was shot Wednesday evening, January 8, 2019, at 1735 Oakland Road East in Lakeland. Deputies are currently trying to find the shooter, who has...
    On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, PCSO Animal Control responded to Towering Pines Drive in Lakeland, in reference to a fight between a dog and a raccoon. The owner of the dachshund separated the two animals and confined the raccoon until...
    On Monday, November 4, 2019, the Polk County Sheriff's Office concluded a month-long special operation to identify members of the community who possessed and shared child pornography. The operation, code name, "Guardians of Innocence IV: Fall Haul," was carried out...
    A Florida man wanted for the murder of Peggy Schiering, 80, and sexually assaulting and kidnapping an 18-year-old, has been captured. On Saturday, October 12, 2019, the Atlanta Police Department arrested 30-year-old Taiwan Blandin of Frostproof for Carjacking, Escape, Aggravated...
    On October 8, 2019, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff's Office was notified by Amtrak that one of their trains had collided with a vehicle at Fletcher Fish Camp Rd., Haines City. When emergency responders arrived, they found...
    Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Vice Unit completed a six-day undercover operation on Sunday, May 20, 2019, in which they posted and responded to ads soliciting prostitution. Law enforcement agencies from Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Haines City assisted...
    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...
    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...
    Tabitha Biehl, Environmental Lands Stewardship Coordinator announced that Polk County’s Environmental Lands program has now closed all of Marsh Rabbit Run Trail at Circle B Bar Reserve. A portion of the trail was closed last month for safety reasons due...
    The crime streak of two juveniles came to an end when they decided to steal a car in Polk County. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the duo was also wanted for a homicide they committed in Orange County. PCSO deputies...
    // CSX Transportation has scheduled repairs this week for railroad crossings that intersect several Polk County roads. Work at some crossings has already started. Motorists can expect closures along the following roadways: Old Dixie Hwy. Fish Hatchery Road Reynolds...
    // At approximately 4:10 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016, an 11-year-old girl got off her bus at her bus stop, located at Thousand Oaks Blvd and Ronald Reagan Parkway in Davenport, and began walking eastbound...
    // Lakeland, Florida -- Polk County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investigating a triple homicide that occurred at 2314 East Magnolia Drive, Lot 2, Lakeland.  A fourth victim was transported to an area hospital. At approximately...
    // Polk County -- The more than 100 officer manhunt for four murder suspects, has ended. All four suspects are now in custody. They are currently being interrogated by detectives. Sheriff Grady Judd said he appreciated the...
      Lakeland, Florida -- On Thursday, September 25, 2014, undercover detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 61-year-old James Terrance “Terry” Pearson of 702 Texas Avenue in Lakeland. Pearson was charged with one count Sale of Single Cigarettes (M-1),...
      Lakeland, Florida -- On Friday, September 19, 2014, Polk County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit detectives arrested 34-year-old Shawn Cross of 5417 Rebecca Lane in Lakeland, and charged him with one count of Possession of Controlled Substance and one...