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At 6:22 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center (ECC) received several 911 calls related to a pedestrian being struck by a car in the city of Winter Haven on Avenue G NW at 22nd Street NW.

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SEBRING — Polk County Sheriff’s Office has three men in custody on charges of attempted murder and related charges after attacking a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer.

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On Nov. 30, Winter Haven Public Safety Director Charlie Bird announced that Winter Haven Police Department staff had earned dual accreditation again in 2020. Bird recognized WHPD Accreditation Manager Carla Neil and Deputy Chief David Brannan for their work in getting the agency recognized.

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On Wednesday, December 2, 18-year-old Tarmetris Daniel Mack and 17-year-old Alfred Higgs, Jr., both of whom are Osceola County residences and who both have Polk County warrants for armed robbery and first degree murder, turned themselves in to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at the Northeas…

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The month of November is Aviation History Month, so I figured it would be interesting to not only take a look back at the history of the Aviation Unit at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, but also fill you in on what the unit does for our fine community.

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Winter Haven police detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating 38 year-old Beloni Petitfrere – a person of interest who may have knowledge about a double homicide Oct. 14 at the Rose Motel, located on U.S.17 in Winter Haven.

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In the aftermath of an almost fatal truck versus bicycle hit-and-run accident in Frostproof on Monday, Oct. 12, many took to social media in an attempt to bring the truck driver out of hiding.

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FROSTPROOF – Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Amanda Lynn Brown Sept. 23 for fraudulently setting up a GoFundMe account to benefit the families of Brandon Rollins, Keven Springfield and Damion Tillman.

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On Wednesday, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Martin Grenfell, a candidate for a seat on the Polk County Board of Commissioners, on charges of false swearing with regard to voting — a third-degree felony by state law.

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Last week, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd announced the results of “Operation Guardians of Innocence V” — including 16 arrests involving those in the possession, promotion and distribution of child pornography.

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HAINES CITY – Corey Crosthwaite, a youth pastor for Still Water Christian Life Center, recently invited Haines City Police Chief James R. Elensky to send some of his officers to the church to speak to his youth group, giving the youth and parents the opportunity to ask questions in the after…

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