Detectives with the Central Florida HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) task force, working together with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies across the country, conducted a two-year-long undercover drug trafficking investigation that resulted in 85 suspects being arr…
Polk County Sheriff's Office Computer Crimes detectives arrested a local firefighter on child pornography charges.
A 34-year-old school board member from Pennsylvania was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, July 6, and charged him with unlawful sexual activity with a minor, a second-degree felony.
The Winter Haven Police Department is asking for the public’s help with information following a July 4 shooting that left one man dead and two others injured.
Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office were able to solve six recent car burglaries in the Medulla area of Lakeland, after a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the arm with a gun stolen from a burglary victim’s car.
The Animal Control section of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office will be offering free adoptions of dogs and cats on Saturday, June 11.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a homicide suspect in the Eloise area of Winter Haven, close to U.S. Highway 17 and Snively Avenue.
Deputies arrested a Polk County Sheriff’s Office volunteer on drug trafficking charges Friday.
Starting Monday, May 2, heavy construction projects in Poinciana, Winter Haven and Lakeland will slow traffic with road closures and detours.
Wawa and Bok Tower Gardens are offering Wawa Summer Fun Days featuring complimentary admission on May 5-6, June 2-3, July 7-8, Aug. 4-5, and Sept. 1-2.
The Chain O' Lakes Big Band is playing Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m., at the Polk State College Theater. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Polk State College Foundation, which provides scholarships and support for students in the Arts. Box offi…
A Transportation Security Administration officer from Winter Haven was arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’ Office on April 18, after filing a fake burglary report to allegedly cover for her tardiness.
The 48th annual Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo is flying into Lakeland until April 10 at Lakeland Linder International Airport and is the second largest airshow in the world. Headliners include the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team and there will be a pac…
Winter Haven’s Sentimental Journeymen barbershop chorus celebrates its return to the stage by presenting its twelfth barbershop harmony show, “Back in Business.”
A Poinciana teen was arrested at Lake Marion Creek Middle School on March 9, after he brought a gun to class and threatened to go on a shooting spree.
One of our most popular Sheriff’s Office programs is the Inmate Work Program.
Polk County Public Schools is making at-home, COVID-19 test kits available to PCPS staff, students and their family members.
A Polk County Sheriff’s Office social media investigation led to the arrest of 60 people for selling drugs on three different apps.
Polish Table Tennis Olympian Daniel Gorak will be bringing his game – and his peekaboo serve – to Lakeland.
Two men were listed in critical condition on Jan. 12, after the plane they were in crashed in Winter Haven.
A Winter Haven man was arrested on Dec. 16, after he was accused of hacking into the Polk State College database.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting on Nov. 11 where a deputy shot and killed a woman who was threatening him with a shovel.
Polk County Utilities has issued a Department of Health-required PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE due to a water main break in the Winding Oaks Circle area of Imperial Lakes within the Southwest Region Public Water System. About 100 customers are affected.
Voters in the upcoming city elections are encouraged to check their polling location before they go to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Hot off the presses! Come get a free 2022 calendar from the Winter Haven Sun. You can pick one up at the Winter Haven Sun office at 251 Magnolia Ave. SW, Winter Haven.
On Oct. 19, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man on a New Jersey warrant for murder, kidnapping, carjacking and weapons charges.
Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating two separate incidents where two people on a motorcycle were shot early Friday morning.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is joining the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Polk County Lodge 46 and the Polk County Law Enforcement Memorial Fund (PCLEMF), at the 33rd Annual Polk County Peace Officers' Memorial Service at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Polk County Law Enforceme…
The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 2 Municipal Election is Monday, Oct. 4, and the Polk County Elections Office will be offering voter registration services in Fort Meade, Lakeland and Winter Haven to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to register before this important deadline.