7 Arrested In Florida Retail Theft Ring, Costing Retailers Nearly $85kDetectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, working with other state and local officials have developed 8 suspects statewide during an investigation that started in August of 2019. The suspects are allegedly responsible for the theft and illegal re-sale of high-dollar items such as baby formula, diapers, and energy drinks, resulting in felony charges of grand theft and racketeering, among other crimes.
Cleanup Continues In Aftermath Of Tornado That Ripped Through Tampa BayCleanup efforts continue in the aftermath of that tornado that ripped through multiple counties in Tampa Bay on Wednesday afternoon. CW44's Andrea Alvarez spoke with residents about what they went through during the frightening moments when the tornado touched down.
High School Teacher In Lakeland Arrested For Possession Of Child PornA Lakeland High School teacher that also serves as the soccer coach and church youth director has been arrested for possession of child pronography.
Suzette Penton Case: Driver Charged With First Degree MurderNew details are being released in a Polk County murder investigation involving four teens. Those teens are being charged after allegedly running over a woman following an ongoing dispute with her son. Police tell CW44 News At 10 the mother succumbed to her injuries Wednesday.
A Deadly Weekend Across Tampa Bay Leaves Law Enforcement On The HuntIn a deadly weekend across the Tampa Bay area, law enforcement officers are asking citizens to come forward with leads as they investigate multiple shootings over the weekend.
Suspect Charged In Double Homicide At Rose Motel In Winter HavenA Winter Haven man has been charged in the double homicide at the Rose Motel on October 13, 2020. Authorities located the suspect in Polk County Jail on unrelated charges.
5 Kilos Of Meth Sold To Polk County Undercover Detectives, 3 ArrestsAn undercover operation Polk County results in three arrests, two of which are in the U.S. illegally. The investigation revealed Meth trafficking connections to Mexico, Colorado, Atlanta and Polk County.
Deputy-Involved Shooting Under Investigation In Frostproof, FloridaThe Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy-involved shooting in unincorporated Frostproof on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 after a failed attempt to de-escalate a man with a machete.
FL Carjack Suspect Sprayed With Gas, Held At Gunpoint, Finally ArrestedA convicted felon in Polk County allegedly attempted to carjack multiple vehicles after fleeing an auto accident in which he was involved.
UPDATE: Dead Body Found In Polk County, Victim IdentifiedThe Polk County Sheriff's Office is conducting a death investigation in the city of Mulberry, Florida in the area of Canal Street and Church Avenue (Hwy 60 and Hwy 37).
Frostproof Woman Arrested: GoFundMe Scam Involving The Triple MurderBe wary of which GoFundMe you are donating to. One Polk County woman has been allegedly capitalizing off of the tragic Frostproof Triple Murder Massacre Of 3 Friends Fishing in July of 2020.
Meth & Murder Suspect Arrested In Polk CountyYouthful career criminal arrested for murder at a Polk county motel following a fight with another motel resident.
UPDATE: Fatal Hit And Run Of Female Pedestrian In Polk County On FridayThe Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal hit and run of a pedestrian which occurred Friday, September 18, 2020 on Reynolds Road between the intersections of Main Street East and Barrington Avenue in Lakeland.
Polk County Woman Arrested For DUI ManslaughterMayberry was the driver of a single vehicle crash that occurred on April 25, 2020, which killed her passenger, 57-year-old Michael Browning, also of Haines City.
Sheriff Grady Judd Turns Florida Woman's Foible Into Teachable MomentPolk County Sheriff Grady Judd took a few moments of his day, Friday to turn a Florida woman's foible into a teachable moment on Facebook to other would-be criminals.