New Jersey Man Arrested In Polk County On A Warrant For Murder, Kidnapping, Carjacking, And Weapon ChargesOn Tuesday morning, October 19, 2021, 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 Looking For Man In Connection With A MurderThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the murder of an elderly Polk City woman, and looking for the man responsible for her death.
Three Teenagers Arrested After A Rash Of Car Burglaries In LakelandOn October 1, 2021, Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested three teenaged brothers: 14-year-old Adarius Valdez of Wauchula, 15-year-old Hasachi Thompson of Bartow and 18-year-old Malachi Thompson of Bartow for multiple car burglaries in unincorporated Lakeland where three firearms and multiple other items were stolen. Adarius and Malachi are prolific juvenile offenders, and at the time of the burglaries, they were on probation - Malachi for Vehicle Burglary and Adarius for Grand Theft.
Man Arrested For Posing As A Teenager To Obtain Nude Photos Of A 14-Year-Old GirlThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 47-year old man after an investigation showed that he had been posing as a 17-year old boy while soliciting nude photos of a local 14-year old girl
16 Arrested During "Operation Guardians Of Innocence VII" Child Pornography InvestigationOn Friday, September 24, 2021, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office concluded a month-long undercover investigation to identify suspects who possess and share child pornography. The operation, called “Operation Guardians of Innocence VII,” was carried out by undercover detectives from PCSO’s Computer Crimes Unit and resulted in the arrests of 16 people.
Detectives Are Investigating A HomicidePolk County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are investigating the murder of 21-year-old Tyrell Bell of Kissimmee.
Kissimmee Man Arrested For Second Degree MurderOn Thursday, September 9, 2021, PCSO detectives arrested 31-year-old Frankie Alvarado of Kissimmee for Second Degree Murder (F1) and other charges resulting from a stabbing that occurred at a residence in Poinciana Wednesday evening, September 8th.
Middle School Student Charged For Falsely Reporting A Gun At SchoolA 6th-grade student at Frostproof Middle-Senior High School in Frostproof has been criminally charged after falsely reporting that he saw another student with a gun, which caused the school to go into heightened-security status and prompted a thorough search of the grounds by numerous deputies.
Fatal Crash Resulting In One Killed And One ArrestedDeputies from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal vehicle crash at around 6:00 p.m. Monday evening, September 6, 2021, at the intersection of SR 60 and Old Connersville Road in unincorporated Bartow.
Investigators Sift Through Evidence In Polk County Shooting of 4Investigators continued to sift through evidence in the garage of that home where the quadruple homicide happened and could be seen moving around the crime scene all afternoon.
Shooting At Lake Blue Park Leaves One DeceasedOn Thursday, August 26, 2021, PCSO detectives responded to a shooting at Lake Blue Park in unincorporated Winter Haven where two people were shot; one deceased.
Florida Man Arrested For Shooting A Family MemberOn Thursday, August 26, 2021, at approximately 6:44 p.m., Polk County Deputies and Polk County Fire Rescue responded to a reported shooting at a residence in Bradley, south of Mulberry.
Winter Haven Man Arrested For Damaging Property And Ramming PCSO Patrol CarsOn Sunday, August 22, 2021, PCSO detectives arrested 57-year-old Joseph O’Connor of Winter Haven following a neighborhood disturbance that lead to two deputies’ patrol cars being rammed.
Orlando Woman Arrested During A Massage Parlor InvestigationOn Tuesday, August 17, 2021, undercover detectives from the Polk County Sheriff's Office Vice Unit conducted an on-going operation focused on identifying possible human trafficking victims and possible illegal conduct in a massage parlor.
Hialeah Man Arrested For Traveling To Polk County To Have Sex With A 15-Year-Old GirlHialeah man arrested by Polk County Sheriff's Office Special Vicitms Unit for traveling to Polk County in order to have sex with a 15-year-old girl.