Polk County Newswire (Page 4)

Polk County Newswire (Page 4)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Polk County, FL. (Page 4)

Results 61 - 80 of 2,202 in Polk County, FL

  1. Video shows naked man who stole swan sculpture in Lakeland, deputies sayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | St. Petersburg Times

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office is searching for a naked man who stole a large black and white swan sculpture from a Lakeland storage facility last weekend. The Sheriff's Office released video surveillance of the heist.

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  2. Naked man accused of stealing $25,000...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    OK, this is a strange one. Investigators say a naked man walked away with a big swan in Polk County.

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  3. Crime 17 mins ago 5:08 p.m.Deputies: Man attacked family, set house on fire because he had no drugsRead the original story

    May 25, 2017 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    A Winter Haven man, upset that he had no synthetic marijuana, attacked his girlfriend, sister and his cancer-stricken stepmother, then set their house on fire, Polk County sheriff's deputies said. David Ulee Smith, 44, was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted felony murder, arson, domestic violence - aggravated assault without deadly intent, domestic violence - battery with prior ocnviction, domestic violence - aggravated battery, and tampering in a first-degree felony proceeding.

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  4. Man arrested for stolen valor charges againRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | ABC Action News

    ... the end you kind of just thought, okay, you're insane," Katie Brees said about her interaction with Kyle Barwan. Polk County deputies have now charged Kyle Barwan with stolen valor for a third time. They said he is telling people he is in the ...

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  5. Crime 37 mins ago 12:57 p.m.Deputies: Lakeland man posed as Green Beret, asked for cash for homelessRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office received information in April of a Lakeland man who has repeatedly misrepresented himself as a military member to get money from victims. Kyle Barwan, 25, is facing four total charges.

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  6. Baxter, Martha MaeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... 1948 in Fort Meade, she was the daughter of the late Valeen and Floerita (Smith) Thomas. Martha retired from the Polk County School Board where she worked for many years as a Food Service Assistant at Bartow High School. She was also a member of ...

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  7. Are gun dealers to blame for stolen guns?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | ABC Action News

    Earlier this year, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, known for his quips on criminals and uninhibited style of enforcing the law, stayed on his own script by chastising gun dealers who make it easy for thieves to steal. "Gun store owners, you have an ethical and moral obligation to protect those guns," he said from the podium in January after surveillance video showed burglars in action at Rapture Guns & Knives in Lakeland.

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  8. Rash of car burglaries reported at...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... this year. However, it's not the wild animals people should be worried about. In the past couple of weeks, the Polk County Sheriff's Office has responded to at least four car burglaries at Circle B. In some of the cases, the cars were unlocked. In ...

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  9. News 43 mins ago 4:06 p.m.Rash of car burglaries reported at popular nature preserveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    ... this year. However, it's not the wild animals people should be worried about. In the past couple of weeks, the Polk County Sheriff's Office has responded to at least four car burglaries at Circle B. In some of the cases, the cars were unlocked. In ...

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  10. 39 Arrested In Polk County Sex StingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | News Talk Florida

    A huge sex sting results in nineteen men, including four from Polk County, charged with traveling to meet minors for sex. The undercover operation involved detectives communicating with people online who wanted sex with children.

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  11. 39 arrests in undercover Polk County child sex sting, prostitution bust,aRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | WFTV Orlando

    ... Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. POLK COUNTY, Fla. - Nearly 40 people were arrested in an undercover sting targeting people who traveled to Polk County for the sole purpose ...

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  12. Florida agencies arrest 39 in sex stingRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | WPTV Local News

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office and partnering agencies worked together on an undercover investigation focusing on those who travel to have sex with minors and prostitution-related offenses and arrested a total of 39 suspects. Beginning on May 15, through May 21, undercover detectives from multiple agencies conducted a week-long undercover joint investigation.

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  13. BDB: Trump the motivational speaker? The missing pup was found and all-marshmallow Lucky CharmsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | Florida Today

    ... a death wish, but apparently Miss Beanie is part cat and has nine lives. A motorist traveling down the road in Polk County, spotted Beanie in the road and swerved out of the way. He then was able to rescue Beanie and take her home. The man posted on ...

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  14. Avon Park Bombing range burning in...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

    Lake and South East of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. The wildfire is located on the Highlands/Polk County line .

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  15. Wildfire burning at bombing range in Avon ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | ABC Action News

    State wildland firefighters are working with crews from the Avon Park AIr Force Bombing Range to battle a large wildfire burning at bombing range on the Highlands-Polk County lines. Authorities report approximately 8,000 acres is burning south of Arbuckle Lake and southeast of Lake Wales Ridge State Forest.

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  16. Titusville family praises dog's return, 'Miracle on I-4'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | Florida Today

    ... the 12-year-old dog - stolen by unidentified burglars on May 10 - was spotted wandering along Interstate 4 in Polk County. A motorist travelling on the busy highway had swerved to miss the dog, then got out and rescued the pooch near the on-ramp. ...

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  17. Florida man accused of burglarizing pizza joint, choking police dogRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | The Orlando Sentinel

    ... on two counts of burglary and battery on a law enforcement canine. (File photo) A man accused of breaking into a Polk County pizza restaurant after hours was caught on camera wrangling with a police dog before deputies burst in to kick and arrest ...

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  18. Family homeless after fire destroys homeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | ABC Action News

    Polk County Fire Rescue and the Bartow Fire Department responded to a house fire at the 1200 block of Lake Point Drive just after 10 p.m. Tuesday night. The winds were strong and blew flames towards the home next door.

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  19. Windham, Cornelia JeanRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | The Lakeland Ledger

    ... She died at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, Florida on May 3rd, 2017. Her home was at Four Lakes Golf Club, Polk County, FL. Early education was in Windham, CT and she graduated in 1945, just before WWII ended. Connie was the 7th and last child ...

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  20. Stolen Brevard dog found in Polk CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | Florida Today

    The kidnapped Yorkshire terrier that had been missing nearly a week returned to her Titusville family Tuesday, her owners said.Beanie, who was taken during a May 10 burglary at her home, was found near an Interstate 75 offramp in Polk County. Stolen Brevard dog found in Polk County The kidnapped Yorkshire terrier that had been missing nearly a week returned to her Titusville family Tuesday, her owners said.Beanie, who was taken during a May 10 burglary at her home, was found near an Interstate 75 offramp in Polk County.

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