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  1. Procession brings fallen deputy's body home to HighlandsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 10 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A multi-county procession returned the body of fallen Highlands County Sheriff's Office deputy William A. Gentry Jr. home on Thursday. Mourners lined the streets, first responders stood saluting and traffic stopped as the procession carrying the body of fallen Highlands County Sheriff's deputy William Gentry passed through Polk and Highlands counties en route to a funeral home in Sebring.

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  2. Mother and young son killed when their car slams into parked train in Polk CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 24 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A Winter Haven mother and her 3-year-old son died after their car slammed into a parked train in an off-road crash Monday night. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said their 1999 silver Toyota Corolla went off the roadway and slammed into the parked train around 11:47 p.m. Monday near the intersection of US 17 and Spirit Lake Road .

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  3. Winter Haven police seek Burger King burglar, have some fun at same timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Between midnight and 5 a.m., a white male broke the drive-thru window of the restaurant at 205 Cypress Gardens Blvd. and ransacked the place. He took a computer from the office and left in an unknown type of vehicle.

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  4. Two Winter Haven juveniles suspected of stealing loaded gun in custodyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Winter Haven Police Department released photos of two juveniles suspected of stealing a loaded gun from a car Tuesday. According to police, the juveniles were seen burglarizing the vehicle before the gun was taken and witnesses saw the white male and black male walking between cars in the parking lot at the Cobb Theatre located in Spring Lake Square.

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  5. Winter Haven PD looking for juveniles suspected of stealing loaded gun from carRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Winter Haven Police Department has released photos of two juveniles suspected of stealing a loaded gun from a car Tuesday. According to police, the juveniles were seen burglarizing the vehicle before the gun was taken and witnesses saw the white male and black male walking between cars in the parking lot at the Cobb Theatre located in Spring Lake Square.

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  6. Video captures moment child thrown from car in Winter Haven crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    There were scary moments after a child was thrown through the back window of the car he was in after it drove into the path of a pickup truck on Sunday. A Buick LeSabre driven by Arteshia Cowart, 23, of Winter Haven, was at a stop sign at Avenue K NW and U.S. Highway 17 with her two children, ages 2 and 3, in the back seat.

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  7. Winter Haven man accused of decking victim with fist and phoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    His name is John Demetrius Gilberry and he's 32 years old. Police are looking for him in a domestic violence case.

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  8. Police: Man throws truck into gear, barrels toward 3 Winter Haven officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Several police officers jumped out of the way of a truck barreling toward them and jumped at the chance of placing its wanted driver into custody. Officers responded to a call just after 2 a.m. Friday, March 23, in the area of Fairfax Court and Avenue T NE from a person saying a man kept banging on her window, according to a Winter Haven Police Department news release.

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  9. Already in jail for one murder, Polk couple charged with S.C. triple killingRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Christopher Russell Taylor and Kristina Sluss, both charged in a Winter Haven killing, were already going to be in the Polk County Jail for a while.

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  10. Polk Co. woman charged with first-degree murder after deadly drug dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A Winter Haven woman has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly selling heroin to another woman who ended up dying. Melita Mendez was charged for reportedly selling the drugs to 31-year-old Kalie Joslin of Winter Haven.

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  11. Polk Co. Sheriff: Inmate offered $15K, sports car for someone to kill child victim and witnessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Richard Palmer, 26, of Winter Haven is charged with charged with two counts of solicitation to commit murder and one count of solicitation to commit arson. An inmate at the Polk County Jail for lewd acts on a child younger than 12 years old tried to hire someone to kill his victim and witnesses, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.

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  12. 'You can't hug a thug': Following multi-county chase, Judd says DJJ not tough on teen crimeRead the original story

    Mar 2, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    It was a scene all too familiar to Tampa Bay law enforcement, one that Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is tired of seeing. Today it was a carjacking out of Osceola County.

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  13. Death investigation underway after body found near Polk Co. orange groveRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office continues to perform a death investigation after a body was discovered near an orange grove south of Ft. Meade.

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  14. Polk County pastor accused of improper sexual conduct with 2 girlsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office announced Friday the arrest of a Winter Haven-area pastor accused of sexual misconduct involving two girls. David Cooper, 43, is charged with one count of sexual battery on a victim younger than 12 years old and one count of lewd exhibition of another victim younger than 12. "One of the stressful aspects of working in law enforcement, is having to come face-to-face with horrendous acts by a child predator," said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

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  15. Winter Haven pastor arrested, accused of sexual battery against childRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office announced Friday the arrest of a Winter Haven-area pastor accused of sexual battery of a child. The pastor is charged with one count of sexual battery on a victim younger than 12 years old and one count of lewd exhibition.

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  16. Polk Co. vandals could be costing you moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    For the past month, graffiti has been popping up all over Lakeland. Investigators don't know if they're all connected, but they want to catch at least one of the guys responsible.

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  17. Polk County deputies warn of a circulating phone scam where victims are asked to buy gift cards.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The scams start with someone speaking with victims by phone. The scammer tells the victim they're eligible for a refund from a notable computer and tech company such as Microsoft.

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  18. 2 Polk Co. educators arrested, facing termination for child abuse charges Read Story Stan ChambersRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A teacher and a para educator with Polk County Schools were arrested and are facing termination, one for engaging in child abuse and the other for not reporting it. Shelby Faulk, 31, of Winter Haven, a para-educator at The Jean O'Dell Learning Center, faces charges of negligent child abuse without bodily harm and false imprisonment of a child.

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  19. News 13 mins ago 10:19 p.m.Second arrest made in robbery, assault of mother holding toddlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Delshawn Bradshaw, 18, of Waterbridge Drive in Winter Haven, was arrested Monday "due to the outpouring of tips coming in after the initial release of the crime," Winter Park police said in a statement.

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  20. Crime 23 mins ago 5:52 p.m.Winter Haven police say they have caught teen who punched, robbed motherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 27, 2018 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Winter Haven police said they have arrested a 19-year-old man who punched and robbed a mother as she held her toddler. Haines, who was arrested previously for battery, was seen in surveillance footage using the victim's credit card to buy cell phones at an Auburndale cell phone store.

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