PCSO Partners With Lakeland Bonnet Springs Park To Patrol ParkThe Polk County Sheriff's Office will be partnering with the creators of Bonnet Springs Park to help provide a safe environment for park guests. Citizens Assisted Patrol (CAP), the Sheriff's Office program will operate in the park with it opens in October of 2022.
Three Teens Arrested For Armed Burglary In Polk CountyOn Thursday, June 9, Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested three juveniles for armed burglary after they broke into two vehicles and stole two firearms in Lakeland. The three teens were on juvenile probation at the time of their arrest.
Polk County Organization Gives Prom Dresses To Students For FreeThe organization called Project Prom has thousands of dresses available for teens at the Lakeland Square Mall.
Polk County Students Protest Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' BillThe peaceful protest happened on Monday at River Ridge High School and students have one message: Conversations relating to the LGBTQ community should be allowed no matter the age.
Eighth Grader Arrested For Bringing A Gun To SchoolPolk County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 14-year-old on Wednesday, March 9, for possession of a firearm on school property, grand theft of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor.
Man Arrested After Pointing A Laser-Light At HelicopterA Davenport man has been arrested by the Polk County Sheriff's Office after he aimed a laser-light at a PCSO helicopter that was flying overhead.
Orlando Man Arrested On Multiple ChargesOn Saturday, February 12, 2022, the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested 29-year-old Jason Starkweather of Orlando on multiple charges stemming from a traffic stop on Interstate 4.
Firefighter In Polk County Arrested For FraudOn Tuesday, February 1, 2022, the Polk county Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old Desmond James Walker II of Haines City on fraud charges. He electronically deposited a county payroll check into his bank account and then, a day later, cashed the check at an Amscot store.
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.
Local Hospitals See Increase In COVID-19 PatientsAt Lakeland Regional Health in Polk County, Dr Regan, says there’s about 156 people hospitalized for COVID-19 and three are on a ventilator.
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.