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Polk County Sheriff's Office

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  • Toddler Badly Beaten For Mispronouncing Sister's Name

    Toddler Badly Beaten For Mispronouncing Sister's Name
    A 2-year-old boy beaten for mispronouncing his sister's name may lose an eye, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The child was treated early Wednesday at Winter Haven Hospital for extensive bruising of his face as well as numerous welts...
  • 8 men arrested during undercover vice operation at park

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office conducted an undercover sex sting in response to complaints about lewd activity in a park between Lakeland and Winter Haven, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Eight married men, between...
  • "Grinch case" suspected busted

    The Polk County Sheriff's Office has named Amanda Akins , 27, as the woman dubbed the "Grinch," who allegedly stole a Toys for Tots box from a Hungry Howie's location, reports WFTS ABC Action News in Tampa. Detectives say she confessed to taking...
  • Report: Man busted for throwing out bag of pot at courthouse

    Heading for the courthouse? Here's a no-brainer FloriDUH tip: Leave your stash of drugs at home. Winter Haven cops say Demetrius Nickerson tossed away a bag of pot at the Polk County Courthouse shortly after setting off the security metal detector,...
  • Mom, 10-year-old daughter held in thefts

    Alfray Lavern Watts, 35, is accused of using her 10-year-old daughter in an attempt to steal $300 worth of merchandise from a Bealls department store on Thursday in Winter Haven, reports The Ledger in Lakeland. "She's not going to win mother of the year,...
  • Facebook photo of stolen puppy leads to arrest

    Another case of social networking to the rescue. When Jennifer Drotos, of Lakeland, went to check on a litter of pit bull puppies she had planned to sell, she noticed that two of the puppies — valued at $1,200 — were gone, reports the Orlando...
  • Report: Neighbor taped couple having sex

    Creepy... Randall Lance Courson, 49, was arrested after deputies discovered a makeshift one-pot meth lab in his travel camper -- and a video camera set up to record a next door couple's intimate moments, reports The Ledger in Lakeland. The Auburndale...
  • Man kills 3 baby rabbits after spat with wife

    Reginald Owen Sear, Jr., 34, allegedly had an agreement with his wife about who would wake up to feed the bunnies, reports The Ledger in Lakeland. That arrangement wasn't working out: The couple had a bitter spat on Tuesday morning over whose turn it was...
  • Massage therapist, 65, charged with lewd acts on client, 14

    Another wayward masseur! Whether you seek massage therapy treatment for a specific condition or are simply looking to relax, you expect a healing touch. Not a groping session. On Wednesday, yet another Florida masseur learned you can't rub a client the...
  • Officials: Detention deputy whipped kids, made porn video

    Robin Leigh Pagoria, 45, a Polk County detention deputy for almost six years, is accused of severely whipping two girls between the ages of 10 and 18, filming the whippings on her cell phone and then sending the videos to an out-of-state boyfriend she met...
  • Report: Man rammed store's door with van to steal iPads; left empty-handed

    Polk County Sheriff's deputies are seeking the public's help in finding the man who went to a lot of trouble to break into a Target in Davenport, according to a Polk County Sheriff's Office. In the wee hours of June 28th, a masked suspect driving a...
  • Ex-town council member accused of stealing money from car

    Robert Kampsen, a former Dundee Town Council member, was arrested after he was seen taking money from a parked car in a Dundee home's driveway, according to a news release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office. According to the affidavit, a woman looked...