Investigation Ongoing After A Deputy-Involved Shooting The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in unincorporated Lakeland.
Local Non-Profit President Appointed To Governor DeSantis’ Advisory CouncilDr. Jerry Haag, President and CEO of One More Child, was recently re-appointed to the Florida Faith-Based and Community-Based Advisory Council at the request of Governor Ron DeSantis.
Florida Man Charged For Murdering And Burying His GirlfriendThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37-year old Jason Robinson on Saturday, September 25, 2021, and charged him with 1st Degree Murder, for the death of his girlfriend. Robinson received six other criminal charges at the time he was booked-in.
Lakeland Store Clerk Arrested For Illegal Alcohol SaleDuring an Operation Pop Top initiative to ensure that alcohol is not being sold to anyone under 21 years of age, PCSO deputies (assisted by a high school student) checked 11 stores in the county, and found all but one in compliance.
Lakeland Man Arrested For Child AbusePolk County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a man for child abuse and resisting an officer without violence on August 16, 2021.
Lakeland Man Arrested For Attempted Murder And Aggravated AssaultLakeland man arrested and charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault on Wednesday, June 2.
High School Teacher In Lakeland Arrested For Possession Of Child PornA Lakeland High School teacher that also serves as the soccer coach and church youth director has been arrested for possession of child pronography.
Tampa Murder Suspect Arrested In Georgia After Committing Additional CrimesA man suspected of a murder in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday was apprehended on Wednesday in Lakeland, Georgia for committing additional crimes, ranging from armed home invasion to the attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.
ARREST: Church Employee Suspected Of Stealing Over $750K From Church AccountsIn 2008, Bradley was hired as the finance secretary by Calvary Baptist Church (CBC) located at 2101 Overlook Drive SE in Winter Haven. In late 2019, the head deacon requested copies of the church bank statements based on a digital image seen by church staff that showed an active $225,000 line of credit, connected to another bank account that did not belong to CBC.
Middle School Teacher Arrested For Performing Oral Sex On JuvenileShe and the boy walked away from the crowd together and she attempted to smoke marijuana, but was so drunk that she couldn't get it lit. At that point she began performing oral sex on the victim.
Polk Cty. Child Porn Bust: 16 Men Arrested, 1,409 FeloniesSheriff Grady Judd: “These images are not just pictures of children without clothes. These videos and photographs are horrific images of children being forced to..." Among those arrested, one worked at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom.
Tampa Bay Area Antenna TV Users: July 1, 2020 Is Rescan DayIf your television signal comes from antenna and you're in the Tampa Bay television market, you will need to rescan your tv on July 1, 2020. This will affect all views of CW44 and related "dot" channels.
Polk Cty. Man Arrested: Posed As US Marshal To Steal From Elderly Man35-year-old Florida man, Adam Willis, arrested just days after Polk County Sheriff's Office made a public request for assistance in locating the man.
Sheriff Grady Judd's Deputies Arrest 5, Suspected In String Of Car BurglariesPolk County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people for their part in more than 30 car burglaries in the south Lakeland/Highland City areas.
Sheriff Grady Judd: Cock-Fighting Event Included Small Child In Presence Of Cocaine And FirearmsAll 14 suspects were transported to the Polk County Jail in Bartow. The child was turned over to his parents, who are neighbors and were not present at the event.