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.
Shooting At Lake Blue Park Leaves One DeceasedOn Thursday, August 26, 2021, PCSO detectives responded to a shooting at Lake Blue Park in unincorporated Winter Haven where two people were shot; one deceased.
Winter Haven Man Arrested For Damaging Property And Ramming PCSO Patrol CarsOn Sunday, August 22, 2021, PCSO detectives arrested 57-year-old Joseph O’Connor of Winter Haven following a neighborhood disturbance that lead to two deputies’ patrol cars being rammed.
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.
Winter Haven Police Searching For SuspectWinter Haven Police have obtained an arrested warrant for a Winter Haven man for an attempted first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Florida Softball Game Ends In Gunfire, Police Offer Reward For InformationA softball game in Winter Haven ends in gunshots and leaves police searching for more information.
Double Fatal Collision Winter Haven Closes US Hwy 27 Southbound Wednesday MorningOne southbound lane of US Highway 27 in Polk County is now open following the double fatal traffic crash Wednesday morning.
'They Took His Skull', 2 Florida Men Arrested After Authorities Find 5 Human Skulls In Their PossessionTwo Florida men are now behind bars after Polk County Sheriff, Grady Judd says the suspects allegedly broke into four graves at Edgewood Cemetery and stole human remains - three of which belong to military veterans.
Suspect Charged In Double Homicide At Rose Motel In Winter HavenA Winter Haven man has been charged in the double homicide at the Rose Motel on October 13, 2020. Authorities located the suspect in Polk County Jail on unrelated charges.
5 Kilos Of Meth Sold To Polk County Undercover Detectives, 3 ArrestsAn undercover operation Polk County results in three arrests, two of which are in the U.S. illegally. The investigation revealed Meth trafficking connections to Mexico, Colorado, Atlanta and Polk County.
Florida Woman Fell Prey To Scam Involving Mexican Cartel & Her DaughterA Winter Haven woman fell prey to a phone scam involving a Mexican Cartel and the safety of her daughter. Now, Winter Haven Police are warning the public about a phone scam that is rising to a different level.
2 Correctional Officers Charged With Burglary & Battery In Winter HavenThe Winter Haven Police Department are searching for two Hardee County Correctional Officers that have been charged with Burglary and Battery in an altercation inside of a Winter Haven apartment.
ARREST: Church Employee Suspected Of Stealing Over $750K From Church AccountsIn 2008, Bradley was hired as the finance secretary by Calvary Baptist Church (CBC) located at 2101 Overlook Drive SE in Winter Haven. In late 2019, the head deacon requested copies of the church bank statements based on a digital image seen by church staff that showed an active $225,000 line of credit, connected to another bank account that did not belong to CBC.
Polk Cty. Child Porn Bust: 16 Men Arrested, 1,409 FeloniesSheriff Grady Judd: “These images are not just pictures of children without clothes. These videos and photographs are horrific images of children being forced to..." Among those arrested, one worked at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom.
Beer and Legos: Big Storm Brewing Assists As Legoland Eyes Reopening"Very quickly the conversation went from, 'What are you doing?' to 'How much can you supply us and how fast can you get it for us?'"