Missing Lakeland Woman's Body Found After YouTube Group Finds Vehicle In A Lake On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, a YouTube group who specializes in searching for vehicles in bodies of water located a 2012 Kia Soul connected to a missing Lakeland woman's case. The group had been contacted by the family of Margaret "Jan" Smith, who was 59-years old when she was reported missing to the Polk County Sheriff's Office on April 2, 2021.
Mulberry Man Fatally Shot On Sunday EveningDeputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting Sunday evening, January 16, where they found a man who was shot and killed in his backyard. 
Plane Crashes In Winter HavenAt approximately 2:30 pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, a 2-seater Seaplane (1946 Yellow Piper J3C-65 SN: 16133, N88509) was attempting to land on Lake Smart. 
Auburndale Man Arrested For Fatal Crash In AugustTraffic Homicide detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Auburndale man on Friday, December 31, 2021, following the conclusion of their fatal crash investigation which started nearly five months prior.
Lakeland Man Arrested For DUI-ManslaughterOne man was killed and another critically injured Tuesday, December 28, 2021, as a result of a two-vehicle crash north of Lakeland, which was caused by one of the drivers being impaired.
Polk County Sheriff's Office Searching For Suspect Who Burglarized Lakeland HomePolk County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a suspect who forced his way into the home of a Lakeland family and stole Christmas presents and other items.
Four Arrested In Child Pornography InvestigationDetectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes Unit (CCU) arrested four suspects for possession of child pornography during an undercover investigation focused on those who possess and distribute images and videos of children being sexually battered. 
Woman Arrested For DUI And Manslaughter After Holiday Man Killed In I-4 Crash46-year-old Lucretia Bruno of Lakeland was arrested Wednesday night, November 24, 2021, for DUI Manslaughter (F2), after she struck and killed a Holiday man on Interstate 4 West near mile marker 28 and SR 528. The crash occurred around 8:45 p.m.
Mulberry Man Arrested For DUI and Reckless Driving23-year Cameron Peterson of Mulberry was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving yesterday, November 23, and was booked into the Polk County Jail.
Two High-Volume Drug Traffickers And Three Others ArrestedOn Tuesday, November 23, 2021, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force (HIDTA) arrested five people during a drug trafficking investigation that began in late October.
Man Arrested After Fleeing From Deputies In A Stolen VehicleAt around 10:30 p.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021, PCSO deputies located a stolen vehicle at the Shell gas station (2225 Combee Road S) in unincorporated Lakeland. The vehicle was a silver 2009 Ford F150 reported stolen from Okeechobee County.