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.
Two Suspected Shot By Deputies After Attempting To Run Over PCSO Deputies While Fleeing Law EnforcementThree PCSO deputies were forced to shoot at a vehicle that was fleeing from Bowling Green Police when the driver of the vehicle attempted to run them over while they were assisting with placing stop sticks and maintaining a perimeter along the route.
Orlando Man And His Girlfriend Arrested For Attempted MurderA Davenport man and woman were stabbed Monday morning, November 15, 2021 at their residence in the Thrive apartment complex, and detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate the suspect later that afternoon in Orange County.
Polk Sheriff's Charities Giving Away Free TurkeysPolk Sheriff's Charities, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit charitable organization, is sponsoring a free turkey giveaway Saturday, November 20, 2021, at three Polk County locations.
Woman Who Threatened PCSO Sergeant Had An Extensive Criminal HistoryThe woman who threatened a Polk County Sheriff's Office patrol sergeant, November 11, and who was shot and killed as she advanced at the sergeant with a shovel, was 24-year-old Jessiram Hweih Rivera of Winter Haven. Rivera had an extensive arrest criminal history, including violent felonies, and including a previous battery on a law enforcement officer.  
Winter Haven Man Arrested For Felony Petit TheftWinter Haven man charged by Polk County Sheriff's detectives with felony petit theft after his Polk County retail theft crime spree at different Lowes stores.
Lakeland Brothers Arrested For Multiple Car BurglariesA pair of brothers with extensive criminal histories were arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, November 4, 2021 for burglarizing multiple vehicles in a north Lakeland neighborhood. A woman who is the girlfriend of one of the men was also arrested.
16 Registered Sexual Offenders And Predators During Halloween Initiative Were ArrestedThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, along with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, conducted a Halloween sexual offender/predator compliance initiative during the month of October, 2021.
Former Polk County Deputy Arrested For Off-Duty DUIA deputy with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office was arrested for driving while impaired Saturday evening, October 30, 2021, and is no longer employed by the agency—he resigned after he was arrested.
Man Illegally In The U.S. Arrested For Attempted First Degree Murder22-year-old Nelson Carpio Garcia, who is in the country illegally, was arrested by PCSO deputies on Saturday, October 30, 2021, and charged with attempted first degree murder after Garcia slashed a coworker with a box cutter then fled on foot in unincorporated Davenport. 
Over 100 People Arrested For Human Trafficking In Polk County102 people are now behind bars in Polk County, after a 6-day undercover investigation revealed human trafficking offenders.
Polk County Sees Spike In MurdersSheriff Judd says in 2020, Polk County had 26 murders, and this year so far, there are 28.