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.