Undercover Investigation Of Illegal Drug Trafficking Arrests 29 In The Lake Wales AreaFollowing a 16-month undercover investigation, Polk County Sheriff’s Office undercover Narcotics detectives and the HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force made 29 arrests in the Lake Wales area and obtained three arrest warrants related to the trafficking, sale, and possession of illegal narcotics.
Haines City Man Arrested For Commercial DumpingThe Environmental Unit of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Haines City man on Monday, July 19, 2021, on two counts of Felony Commercial Dumping (F3). 
Florida Man Indicted For Conspiracy to Distribute, Possess, Produce, And Receive Child PornographyEric Matthew Lipman, 59, of Tallahassee, Florida, was arrested this morning after a federal grand jury in Tallahassee returned an indictment charging him with conspiracy to produce, distribute, possess, and receive child pornography. The indictment was announced by Jason R. Coody, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.
Three Arrested In Drug ConspiracyActing United States Attorney Karin Hoppmann announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Devonne L. Walker (35, Lady Lake, FL), Tymane D. Hamilton (29, Phoenix, AZ), and Kanisha D. Savage (28, Phoenix, AZ) with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. If convicted, each faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. 
Florida Man Arrested For Attempting To Entice a 9-Year-Old Child In Sexual ActivityMan arrested and indicted by a federal grand jury for attempting to entice a 9-year-old child to engage in sexual activity, and for soliciting and distributing child sexual abuse videos using the internet. 
Woman Arrested For Aggravated Manslaughter Following The Death Of A Two-Month-Old InfantThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested Judith Torres-Garcia, 31, of Fort Meade for Aggravated Manslaughter and other charges following the death of a 2-month-old male infant. Also arrested in the residence for drug related charges was Hipolito Juarez, 32, of Fort Meade on July 8. 
Man Arrested For Attempted Murder And Felony Criminal MischiefMan arrested by Pinellas County Detectives for attempted murder and felony criminal mischief after attacking a man. 
Palm Harbor Man Arrested For Scheme To DefraudDetectives assigned to the Economic Crimes Unit have arrested 76-year-old Walter Anderson for one count of Scheme to Defraud. Anderson was the executive director for FEAST from 2002 until approximately June 2020 and embezzled more than $92,000 in donated funds from the organization.
Woman Killed In A Two-Vehicle Crash, The Other Driver Arrested For DUI ManslaughterA Haines City woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Poinciana, and the driver of the other vehicle was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for DUI Manslaughter and other charges.
Clearwater Man Arrested For Possession Of Child PornographyDetectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested Clearwater man for 11 counts of Possession of Child Pornography on July 2. 
Florida Man Arrested For Possessing Over 600 Images and Videos Containing Child PornographyA Winter Haven man has been arrested by Polk County Sheriff's Office Computer Crimes detectives for possessing over 600 images and videos containing child pornography. 
Five Teens Arrested For Stealing A Handgun In DavenportFive teenaged suspects from St. Petersburg have been apprehended by the Polk County Sheriff's Office minutes after stealing a Glock 9mm handgun from a vehicle in Davenport on Friday, June 25. 
Bartow Woman Arrested For Animal CrueltyBartow woman arrested and charged with two counts felony animal cruelty and one count misdemeanor animal cruelty after an investigation into severe neglect of dogs at her home. 
Nine Arrested After A Drug Trafficking InvestigationThe Polk County Sheriff's Office has arrested nine people for drug trafficking and various other charges, after a suspicious package was discovered at a shipping facility on Wednesday, June 23. 
Man Arrested In January ShootingMan arresred in shooting that occured on January 10, 2021 after an ongoing investigation.