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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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Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the Poinciana area of Kissimmee, in unincorporated Polk County, the morning of March 19 and learned that a man there had shot and killed his live-in girlfriend and then refused to exit the home.

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Undercover detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and partnering agencies conducted a seven-day undercover operation, from March 16, during which detectives posed as girls and boys online — on social media platforms and online dating sites — to investigate those who prey upon and t…

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HAINES CITY — A member of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for nearly 30 years, Loyd Stewart was named deputy chief of the Haines City Police Department and started his tenure this month.

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