16 Registered Sexual Offenders And Predators During Halloween Initiative Were ArrestedThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, along with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, conducted a Halloween sexual offender/predator compliance initiative during the month of October, 2021.
Former Polk County Deputy Arrested For Off-Duty DUIA deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was arrested for driving while impaired Saturday evening, October 30, 2021, and is no longer employed by the agency—he resigned after he was arrested.
Man Illegally In The U.S. Arrested For Attempted First Degree Murder22-year-old Nelson Carpio Garcia, who is in the country illegally, was arrested by PCSO deputies on Saturday, October 30, 2021, and charged with attempted first degree murder after Garcia slashed a coworker with a box cutter then fled on foot in unincorporated Davenport.
Guatemalen Man Illegally In The United States Arrested For Hit And Run That Killed A Five-Year-Old ChildOn Saturday, October 23, 2021 Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 32-year-old Ernesto Lopez Morales here illegally from Guatemala after a hit and run crash that a killed 5-year-old child.
New Jersey Man Arrested In Polk County On A Warrant For Murder, Kidnapping, Carjacking, And Weapon ChargesOn Tuesday morning, October 19, 2021, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on a New Jersey warrant for murder, kidnapping, carjacking, and weapons charges.
Teen Arrested For Making School ThreatsA Henderson Hammock Charter School student is facing charges after making threats to harm students and staff.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Says 125 Arrested During "Operation Round-Up"The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office conducted a 20-day operation combatting human trafficking resulted in 125 arrests, and the rescue of 5 individuals believed to be victims of human trafficking.
13 Workers Arrested For Workers’ Compensation Fraud And Unlicensed Contractor OperationOn October 12,13 and 14, 2021, The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Division of Investigative and Forensic Services with the Florida Department of Financial Services, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Manatee County Code Enforcement, and the National Insurance Crime Bureau conducted a joint Workers’ Compensation Fraud/ Unlicensed Contractor operation
Man Arrested In Connection To A HomicideSt. Petersburg Police Detectives have arrested Tyron Byron Jackasal for the shooting death of Emily Grot on April 4, 2021.
Three Teenagers Arrested After A Rash Of Car Burglaries In LakelandOn October 1, 2021, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three teenaged brothers: 14-year-old Adarius Valdez of Wauchula, 15-year-old Hasachi Thompson of Bartow and 18-year-old Malachi Thompson of Bartow for multiple car burglaries in unincorporated Lakeland where three firearms and multiple other items were stolen. Adarius and Malachi are prolific juvenile offenders, and at the time of the burglaries, they were on probation - Malachi for Vehicle Burglary and Adarius for Grand Theft.
Sarasota Man Arrested For Possession Of Child Sexual Abuse MaterialThe Sarasota County Sheriff's Office arrested a Sarasota man on 50 counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material.
Man Arrested For Posing As A Teenager To Obtain Nude Photos Of A 14-Year-Old GirlThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 47-year old man after an investigation showed that he had been posing as a 17-year old boy while soliciting nude photos of a local 14-year old girl
16 Arrested During "Operation Guardians Of Innocence VII" Child Pornography InvestigationOn Friday, September 24, 2021, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office concluded a month-long undercover investigation to identify suspects who possess and share child pornography. The operation, called “Operation Guardians of Innocence VII,” was carried out by undercover detectives from PCSO’s Computer Crimes Unit and resulted in the arrests of 16 people.
Time Of Wonder Daycare Worker Arrested For Child AbuseTime of Wonder Daycare worker is facing charges after hitting and dropping a one-year-old causing serious injuries.
Two Arrested On Charges Of Armed Robbery And First Degree MurderDetectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit have arrested 35-year-old cousins Ray Oliver and Corinthian Thompson on charges of Armed Robbery and First Degree Murder.