Deputies Locate Sam's Club Robbery Suspect, In Another Jail For Another CrimeA Polk County man is behind bars and facing robbery charges for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a Sam's Club in Brandon. At this time, Hickman was already in jail in Polk County for an incident that occurred within the Bartow Police Department's jurisdiction.
No Contest: Grady Judd Will Be Polk County Sheriff 4 More YearsIn an open letter Friday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd humbly declared he will remain sheriff for another 4 years due to a lack of qualified contestants for the title.
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.
Paramedic Arrested For Domestic Violence, Reveals Further Bizarre EventsPolk County paramedic arrested for domestic violence battery. During the interview with the victim, the detective was told about a separate incident, where she had passed out after drinking too much. When she awoke, she found an IV in her arm, and what appeared to be blood being drawn out.
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.
Sheriff Grady Judd: 'Sick Creeps Like This Are Out There'He told the detective that he and the 10-year-old girl were “kind of in a relationship, but not really.” He claimed that he didn’t want to send her the photos of his penis, but he did so, “to be nice.”
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: 54 DUI Arrests In May By Polk County Sheriff's OfficeOut of those fifty-four arrested, eleven of them have been arrested for DUI before. Seven of those eleven have one prior DUI arrest. The other four have two prior DUI arrests.
Sheriff Grady Judd: 'There Is Absolutely No Excuse To Hurt A Baby. We Will Hold This Woman Accountable'Bartow woman arrested in death of 4-month-old infant in her care.
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.
Sheriff Grady Judd: 'It Ended Well For The Deputy…Not So Much For Mr. Macauley.'Polk County Sheriff's Deputy surprised when he approached an armed convicted felon hauling around a smorgasbord of narcotics.
Sheriff Grady Judd: 'With These Arrests, Lives Will Be Saved.' 70+ Warrants Issued In 'Operation Hot Wire'PCSO charges 74 suspect during "Operation Hot Wire," a 9-month long investigation of illegal drug trafficking.
Florida Man Steals Jeep, Drives Back For Lost Phone Into Waiting Arms Of PoliceA Florida man who allegedly stole a Jeep was captured for returning to the scene of the crime to get his phone.