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.
Lakeland Man Sentenced For Theft Of Public Money And Identity TheftU.S. District Judge William F. Jung has sentenced Julio Gonzales (45, Lakeland) to 2 years and 10 months in federal prison for theft of public money and aggravated identity theft.
Postal Service Employee Indicted For Stealing MailActing United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces the unsealing of an indictment charging James Gregory Sweat (60, Jacksonville) with theft of mail by a United States Postal Service employee. If convicted, Sweat faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison.
Florida Man Sentenced For Theft Of Government FundsU.S. District Judge Charlene E. Honeywell has sentenced David Naylor (59, Spring Hill) to two years and three months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for theft of government funds
Manhunt Of Teens Suspected In Burglary Spree Ends In ArrestTeens suspected in a recent burglary spree in Hernando County evaded capture multiples times, were detained, escaped police custody and led authorities on a manhunt.
3 Polk County Deputies Arrested During Evidence Tampering InvestigationThe Polk County Sheriff's Office have arrested three of their own. Authorities say a fair sum of cash was not returned to a woman arrested in December 2020.
HCSO Searching For Tampa Puppy ThiefSurveillance video captured the man grabbing an eight-week-old Maltese puppy, with a retail value of $3,000, from its playpen, and fleeing the store as employees raced behind him.
HCSO Needs Help Identifying Suspects In Vehicle Theft/Burglary Spree“Knowing that guns have been stolen from some of these vehicles, identifying and locating these suspects is even more urgent. We do not want to see these weapons contributing to crime in our communities,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "Please, help us help you by locking your doors, taking valuable items inside or concealing them if you must leave them in your vehicle.”
Police Investigating 'Star Wars' TheftThere has been a robbery on the set of the new Star Wars TV series ‘The Mandalorian’, and police in California are now trying to recover expensive camera and technical equipment that went missing from the top secret project in Manhattan Beach