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 4/24/2015
Central Polk/Winter Haven - Valencia Woods & Surrounding areas...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeOvernight Vehicle Thefts & Burglaries - LOCK IT OR LOSE IT
Polk County Sheriff’s Office advises residents in the Valencia Woods area of Winter Haven off of Lake Ring Drive, Okaloosa Drive, Escambia Drive and surrounding area there has been a significant increase in overnight vehicle burglaries & thefts within your communities to UNLOCKED vehicles. The Sheriff’s Office reminds residents these are crimes of opportunity so it is crucial that residents be proactive and make a habit of locking your vehicles every time you step away. Remove items of value which interest thieves, like wallets, electronics, loose change to I-Phones.  Remember to Lock it, or you just might Lose It!
 4/20/2015
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates-1409 Dawn Heights Dr., Lakeland
Sex predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: LEROY TOWNS, a 55-year old BLACK/MALE; standing 6-feet tall, weighing approximately 240 pounds, with date of birth: MARCH 20, 1960.  He has established residency at 1409 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 4/16/2015
Southwest Polk/Bartow area - Wallace RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 3390 Wallace Road - Bartow...
Sex predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is: JOHN LONG, a 38-year old WHITE/MALE; with brown hair/blue eyes, standing 6-feet tall, weighing approximately 245 pounds, with date of birth: AUGUST 21, 1976.  He has established residency at 3390 WALLACE ROAD, BARTOW FL. You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 4/16/2015
Northwest Polk/Davenport area - Highlands Reserve & West RidgeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSeeking suspect information in vehicle burglaries - see Facebook for images...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a burglary were two juvenile subjects entered an unlocked vehicle and removed property.  The incident occurred in the Highlands Reserve Neighborhood. Visit the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page for images of these two subjects.  If you have any information on this incident or know who the subjects are, please contact Polk County Sheriff’s Detective Bardwell at 863-236-3933.  As a prevention, you are strongly encouraged to keep your home and vehicles locked and valuables placed out of sight, to prevention being a crime victim.
 4/16/2015
Northwest Polk City area of Commonwealth Ave & Deen Still Rd...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeDeputies seeking information on whereabouts of individual...
Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking information of the whereabouts of Fernando Tejeda Tejeda, Hispanic Male; approx. 25-years old; 5-feet 8-inches tall/ approx. 180 lbs./ black hair and a small goatee; last seen wearing a brown shirt with camouflage shorts, socks but no shoes.  Last seen in the 17,000 block of Commonwealth Avenue in Polk City.  If you had contact with this suspect or have seen him - do NOT approach him, just please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 863-298-6200.
 4/15/2015
Northwest Polk/Polk City areas on Golden Gate Blvd., Jericho Ave & Ct., Jacob Ave, Damascus Ave, Sarah Dr & Revelation DrUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMultiple Vehicle Burglaries & Vehicle Thefts in the area...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office informs residents in the Northwest Polk City areas of Golden Gate Blvd., Jericho Ave., Jericho Ct., Jacob Ave., Damascus Ave., Samaritan Ave., Sarah Dr. and Revelation Drive there has been a significant increase in overnight vehicle thefts and daytime vehicle burglaries within your community. Persons reporting the thefts & burglaries have left their vehicles unsecured and UNLOCKED. These are crimes of opportunity so it is crucial that all residents be proactive and make a habit of locking your vehicles every time you step away. Remove all items of value; thieves have been targeting anything from GPS’s, mag lights, I-Phones, anything easy to grab and go.  If you have any suspect information or see any suspicious people or activity in your neighborhood call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 to make a report.  Most importantly, Remember to Lock it, or you just might Lose It!  
 4/15/2015
Northwest Polk/Lakeland area of Drane Field Rd; County Line Rd; west to Hwy 37/South Florida AveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMultiple burglaries & thefts to vehicles, utility trailers and homes...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office advises residents and businesses we have investigated recent burglaries in the Northwest Medulla area (Drane Field south to County Line Road east to South Florida Avenue) to homes and vehicles. Most importantly, multiple utility trailer thefts have occurred to include personal and commercial trailers.  The Sheriff’s Office highly encourages owners to securely lock all trailers and lawn equipment and do not leave them unattended; and to do the same for your residence and personal vehicles.  Report all suspicious persons or vehicles in your area immediately to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.  Anyone with information regarding these burglaries & thefts are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 to remain anonymous.
 4/10/2015
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Dawn Heights Drive areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 1409 Dawn Heights Drive - Lakeland...
Sex predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: TERRELL DENSON, a 41-year old BLACK/MALE; standing 5-feet/9-inches tall, weighing approximately 186 pounds, with date of birth: SEPTEMBER 2, 1973.  He has established a residence at 1409 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 4/2/2015
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Skyview areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSNAP Community Meeting - Monday-April 6th at 7 pm - ALL WELCOME!
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners inviting the community to attend their monthly meeting this upcoming Monday, APRIL 6th at 7 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road. There will be a presentation from Polk County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Specialist on residential asset protection and the Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend and support the community.
 3/25/2015
Central Polk/Inwood, Jan Phyl Village & Sun Acres Communities......Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean Sweep & Tire Recycling event on Saturday-March 28th....
“CLEAN UP TO GREEN UP” event announcement from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Board of County Commissioner and KPCB encouraging all residents in the Inwood, Jan Phyl Village & Sun Acres communities to participate in the upcoming “Clean It Up to Green It Up” event, scheduled for this Saturday, March 28th, and will provide disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with your residential garbage such as household construction debris, like shingles, drywall, etc., on this day only. All households are asked to place these items by the curb, no later than 8 a.m., for this one day event. Absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected at this time.  In addition to curbside cleanup, a FREE Tire Recycling Drop Off will take place from 8:00 am-12 noon at the Sun Acres entrance located at the corner of K-Ville Avenue & Sun Acres Blvd. For Tire Recycling limits and other questions, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at 863-875-8911 for more information. 
 3/20/2015
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Dawn Heights Drive areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTWO (2) Sexual Predator move into Dawn Height Drive area....
Dual sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that two (2) sexual predators have recently moved into the Dawn Heights Drive area of Lakeland.

1 - Living at 1409 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland FL is:  JOSE VALLADARES, 47 year old Hispanic Male, stands 5-feet/7-inches tall; 145 pound, black hair/brown eyes with DOB: January 8, 1968, and,
2 - Living at 1415 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland FL is: CLAUDE MASON, 63 year old White Male, stands 5-feet/8-inches tall, 205 pounds, grey hair/blue eyes with DOB: December 30, 1951.You may view their public flyers, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 3/18/2015
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales area of Lynnwood AvenueUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 10379 Lynnwood Ave, Lake Wales...
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is: MARCUS JUDD, a 27-year old WHITE/MALE; with brown hair/brown eyes; standing 5-feet/8-inches tall, weighing approximately 130 pounds, with date of birth: JANUARY 26, 1988.  He has established a residence at 10379 Lynnwood Avenue, Lake Wales FL.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 3/16/2015
Central Polk/Winter Haven area of Orange Street NWUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 1560 Orange St NW, Winter Haven
this is a sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is: JUSTUS FOSTER, a WHITE-MALE; 86 years old, standing 6-inches, weighing approx.164-pounds, grey hair/brown eyes with DOB: April 6, 1928.  He has established a residence at 1560 Orange Street NW, Winter Haven, FL.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 3/13/2015
Northwest Polk/Lakeland area near 8025 SR 33 North "in the woods"Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator relocates "in the woods" on SR-33N near Auto Auction...
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the Lakeland Police Department informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: WILLIAM MORRISON, he is a White/Male, stands 5-feet/7-inches tall, weighs approx.265 pounds, brown hair/green eyes with date of birth: November 25th, 1964. He has established a “TRANSIENT” address listed as “in the woods” near the Auto Auction located at 8025 State Road 33 North, Lakeland, FL.  Law Enforcement is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332, or by visiting their website at www.fdle.state.fl.us.
 3/12/2015
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Lake Miriam/Clubhouse Road area...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeIncrease in vehicle burglaries- Lock it or Lose it!
This is a message from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office informing residents in the Lake Miriam, Clubhouse Road areas of Lakeland, over the past month there has been a significant increase in vehicle burglaries within your communities. In each and every case, the person reporting the burglary has left their vehicle UNLOCKED. These are crimes of opportunity and there was not one forced entry to a vehicle. So, it is crucial that all residents be proactive and make a habit of locking your vehicles every time you step away - Lock it, or Lose It!
 3/12/2015
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales area of Evergreen community...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeThefts of Surveillance Cameras - Seeking information...
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from the public in reference to recent thefts in the Lake Wales Community of Evergreen.  Thieves have taken several surveillance cameras from the surrounding area. Should you see any suspicious persons or activity in your area, day or night, call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 863-298-6200 to make a report.  If you have any information on an incident or just want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stopper at 1-800-226-8477 and you may be eligible for a cash reward.
 3/9/2015
Southwest Mulberry/The Reserves & Willow OakUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean Sweep & Tire Recycling event - Sat. March 14 - 8-noon...
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Board of County Commissioner and Keep Polk County Beautiful is encouraging all residents in the Mulberry communities of The Reserves/Turner Road & Willow Oak to participate in the upcoming “Clean It Up to Green It Up” event, scheduled for this Saturday, March 14th, and will provide disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with your residential garbage such as household construction debris, like shingles, drywall, etc.  Absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected at this time.   All households are asked to place these items by the curb, no later than 8 a.m., for this one day event. 
In addition, a FREE Tire Recycling Drop Off will take place from 8:00 am-12 noon at the Tennis Court on Meadow Ridge Avenue at the end of Turner Road, in The Reserves. For Tire Recycling limits and other questions, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at 863-875-8911 for more information.
 3/2/2015
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates-1403 Dawn Heights Dr., Lakeland...
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: MARCUS JUDD, a 27-year old WHITE/MALE; 5-feet/8-inches tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds, with date of birth: JANUARY 26, 1988.  He has established a residence at 1403 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 2/27/2015
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Skyview areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeCommunity Meeting Skyview SNAP Association - Monday, 3/2/15 at 7 p.m
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners inviting the community to attend their monthly meeting this upcoming Monday, March 2nd at 7 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road. There will be a report from Commissioner Ed Smith on “The Growth of Polk County” plus a Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend and support the community.
 2/25/2015
Northwest Polk/Polk City area of SR 559Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 1527 SR 559, Polk City...
A sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: LEMUEL FENDER, a WHITE/MALE; 6-feet/2-inches tall, weighing approximately 185 pounds, with date of birth: NOVEMBER 27, 1934.  He has established a residence at 1527 STATE ROAD 559, POLK CITY, FL. You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332. In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links for the Sexual Offender Locator.
 2/24/2015
Northwest Polk/Lakeland area of Pecan Drive...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 4633 Pecan Drive, Lakeland...
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: MICHAEL MANGINI, a WHITE/MALE; 5-feet/8-inches tall, weighing approximately 215 pounds, with date of birth: NOVEMBER 1, 1977.  He has established a residence at 4633 Pecan Drive, Lakeland, FL.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332. In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links for the Sexual Offender Locator.
 2/16/2015
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 1409 Dawn Heights Drive...
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is: ROBERT LEWIS, a WHITE/MALE; 5-feet/7-inches tall, weighing approximately 161 pounds, with date of birth: MARCH 14, 1978.  He has established a residence at 1409 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332. In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links for the Sexual Offender Locator.
 2/10/2015
Southeast Polk/Frostproof residents on North and South Lake Reedy BlvdUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeRecent Thefts from Boats - Lock it or Lost it!
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office advises residents in the Lake Reedy area of Frostproof about an increase in reported thefts from boats.  Thieves are entering boats during the nighttime hours and removing unsecured fishing equipment that is in plain view.  Residents are reminded to lock ALL personal property in a secured location.  If you have any information regarding these recent crimes or observe any suspicious activity, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-635-7849.
 2/6/2015
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Michelle Lane & Kings Mont DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeReports of Vehicle Burglaries - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents of reported vehicle burglaries in your area — 3 on Michelle Lane and 2 on Kings Mont Drive.  They were reported Friday morning and likely occurred overnight.  We ask all residents of your neighborhood to remember to lock all vehicle doors and windows and to remove visible valuables and electronics from your vehicle, and secure them  out of sight.  Please report any suspicious activity or persons to the Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.
 2/5/2015
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales unincorporated area of Washington CommunityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean Sweep & Tire Recycling event - FEBRUARY 7th this Saturday
“CLEAN UP TO GREEN UP” event announcement from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Board of County Commissioner and Keep Polk County Beautiful encouraging all residents in the UNINCORPORATED Lake Wales area of Washington Community to participate in the upcoming “Clean It Up to Green It Up”.  This event is scheduled for Saturday, February 7th, and will provide disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with your residential garbage such as household construction debris, like shingles, drywall, etc.  Absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected at this time.   All households are asked to place these items by the curb, no later than 8 a.m., for this one day event.  In addition to curbside cleanup, a FREE Tire Recycling Event will take place from 8 am-12 noon at Corner of Washington Avenue & East Northside Drive of Unincorporated Lake Wales. For Tire Recycling limits and other questions, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful before event date at 863-875-8911 for more information.
 2/4/2015
Northeast Polk/Davenport areas surrounding Aldridge Lane, Colby Drive, Lancaster Drive, Cheshire Way, Rochester Loop, Lucaya Loop, Glenwood Blvd., Grove Road, Tuscan Hills Blvd. Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeLock it or Lose It – Random Vehicle & Home Burglaries...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office informing residents in the Davenport areas surrounding Aldridge Lane, Colby Drive, Lancaster Drive, Cheshire Way, Rochester Loop, Lucaya Loop, Glenwood Blvd., Grove Road and Tuscan Hills Blvd. areas that the Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of random burglaries to unlocked vehicles and homes at varying times throughout the day. As a prevention, please make sure you are locking your vehicles and home anytime you are away; Remember to take ALL valuables out of your vehicles and placed out of sight, so NOT easily accessible by thieves. Should you see any suspicious people or vehicles in your area, call the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 immediately to make a report.  By working together we can prevent these crimes from occurring within your community.
 2/3/2015
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 1415 Dawn Heights Drive - Lakeland
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: ERIN Scott TURNER, a WHITE/MALE; 5-feet/8-inches tall, weighing approximately 243 pounds, with date of birth: JUNE 8, 1964.  He has established a residence at 1415 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 2/3/2015
Northeast Polk/Poinciana areas from Walnut St to Gull Drive & Surrounding areasUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeLock it or Lose it!  Prevent crime by locking your vehicles & home...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office informing residents in the Poinciana areas surrounding Walnut Street, Coyote Road, Gazelle Drive, Palmetto Street, Gull Drive, Falcon Road, Audubon Road that the Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of random burglaries to unlocked vehicles and homes. As a prevention, please make sure you are locking your vehicles and home anytime you are away; Remember to take all valuable out of your vehicles or placed out of sight, and NOT easily accessible by thieves making you an easy target. Should you see any suspicious people or vehicles in your area, call Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200 immediately to make a report.  Working together we can prevent these crimes from occurring in your community.
 1/30/2015
SW Polk County/Lakeland-Skyview area - Community SNAP meetingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSkyview SNAP Association Meeting-ALL WELCOME-2/02/15 at 7 p.m.
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners inviting the community to attend their monthly meeting this upcoming Monday, February 2nd at 7 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road. There will be a report from "Keep Polk County Beautiful" plus a Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend and support the community.
 1/28/2015
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales area of Lake Pierce Ranchettes...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean Sweep & Tire Recycling held Saturday, January 31st
“CLEAN UP TO GREEN UP” event announcement from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Board of County Commissioner and Keep Polk County Beautiful  encouraging all residents in the Lake Pierce Ranchettes area to participate in the upcoming “Clean It Up to Green It Up”.  This event is scheduled for Saturday, January 31st and will provide disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with your residential garbage such as household construction debris, like shingles, drywall, etc.  Absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected at this time. All households are asked to place these items by the curb, no later than 8 a.m., for this one day event.  In addition to curbside cleanup, a FREE Tire Recycling Event will take place from 8:00 am-12 noon at Lake Pierce Ranchettes Mini Park on Fast Trot Trail. For Tire Recycling limits and other questions, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful before this event date at 863-875-8911 for more information.
 1/28/2015
SW/Lakeland - Dawn Heights Drive areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 1409 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland
Sex Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: LEROY TOWNS, a BLACK/MALE, 5-feet 11-inches tall, weighs 180 pounds, with a date of birth: MARCH 20, 1960.  He has established a residence at 1409 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator. 
 1/28/2015
NW/Lakeland - Wabash Ave & Faye StreetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTRANSIENT Sex Predator Relocates to Wabash & Faye Street, Lakeland
Transient Sexual Predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a transient sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: JOHNNIE JONES, a White/Male, 5 feet-7 inches tall and weighs approx. 263 pounds with a date of birth: February 26, 1968.  He has established a TRANSIENT residence at the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Faye Street, Lakeland, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 1/23/2015
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales area of McCown Road...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates-2557 McCown Road, Lake Wales FL
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: JOHN LONG a WHITE-MALE with DOB: August 21, 1976.  He has established a residence at 2557 McCown Road, Lake Wales, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 1/5/2015
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales Estates areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean Sweep & Tire Recycling event - Saturday, January 10th...
"CLEAN UP TO GREEN UP” announcement from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Board of County Commissioner and Keep Polk County Beautiful  encouraging all residents in the Lake Wales Estates to participate in the upcoming “Clean It Up to Green It Up”.   This event is scheduled for Saturday, January 10th, and will provide disposal of items that are NOT generally collected with your residential garbage such as household construction debris, like shingles, drywall, etc.  Absolutely NO tires or hazardous waste will be collected at this time.   All households are asked to place these items by the curb, no later than 8 a.m., for this one day event.  In addition to curbside cleanup, a FREE Tire Recycling Event will take place from 8:00 am-12 noon at Lake Buffum entrance of Lake Wales Estates. For Tire Recycling limits and other questions, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful before event date at 863-875-8911 for more information.
 12/17/2014
Northwest Polk/Lakeland - 8000 block of Holly Ridge Drive and surrounding areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeRaccoon confirmed positive for Rabies today...
Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section advising residents a raccoon was impounded on Thursday, December 11 from the 8000 block of Holly Ridge Drive in Lakeland.  This raccoon was confirmed positive for rabies from the State Laboratory today, December 17th.  Please make sure your pets are currently vaccinated for rabies, and report any suspicious acting animals to the Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control at 863-499-2600.  Thank you for your attention to this serious matter.
 12/16/2014
Southeast Polk/Dundee areas of Shepard, Edmund, Allen, Florida, Valentina Avenues & Third St to Eight St...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeIncrease in Daytime Residential Burglaries - Lock it or Lose it!
Message from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office to the Dundee residents in the areas surrounding Shepard Ave, Edmund Ave, Allen Ave, Florida Ave, Valentina Ave and Third Street  to Eighth Street advising of a recent trend of residential daytime burglaries to unlocked homes.  Thieves are targeting televisions, electronics and jewelry.  Recent a Dark Brown car with side swipe damage has been seen in the area.  If you should see this vehicle or any suspicious people, vehicles or activity, call the PCSO Dundee Substation immediately at 863-438-9540.  Remember to keep your home, property and vehicles securely locked, even if you are home or away.  Your help is needed and appreciated during this busy holiday season.
 12/3/2014
Northeast Polk/Haines City area of Hornet Drive & surrounding...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeFOUND/Missing & Endangered Teen...
This is a missing and endangered notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Detectives asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Dundee teen.  Andras Estrada, a 17 year old Hispanic male was last seen Monday, December 1st as he was dropped off at the Haines City High School, however he did not attend class that day and has not been seen or heard from since. Andras Estrada is approximately 5’11” tall and 200 lbs. with brown hair combed over in front with blue eyes and wears glasses. Last seen wearing khaki cargo pants, an ROTC belt, dark brown Ralph Lauren boots, a vintage style military jacket and a beige cross body style bag. If you have information, have seen Andras Estrada or someone matching his description, please contact Polk County Sheriff’s Detective Rebecca McPherson at 863-298-6200.
 12/3/2014
Central Polk/Winter Haven area of 2500 Havendale Blvd. NWUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSuspicious Person - Seeking his whereabouts....
The Polk County Sheriff’s is currently searching for a suspicious person last seen on the Garner Elementary School Campus.  The subject is described as a dark skinned black male approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall with a blue ball cap, black jacket, blue jeans with holes and wearing red/black shoes.  He was last seen in the 2500 block of Havendale Boulevard.  If you see this subject, please call 911 and advise the location the subject was observed.  Thank you for your assistance.
 11/24/2014
Soutwest Polk/Lakeland are of Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTwo Sex Predators relocate to Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland...
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that two (2) sexual predators have recently moved into the Dawn Heights Drive area of Lakeland.
The predators names are:
CARLOS ALVARADO, Hispanic Male, with DOB: September 26, 1976, residing at 1409 Dawn Heights Drive, and
STANLEY SEDELL, White Male, with DOB: November 1, 1984, residing at 1403 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL
The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view their public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 11/24/2014
Northeast Polk/Auburndale area of Kinstle Hill Drive...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to Kinstle Hill Drive...
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: DARYL FUTCH, White/Male with date of birth, MARCH 7, 1963 and is designated a sexual predator by Florida Law. He has established residency at 119 Kinstle Hill Drive, Auburndale, FL.  You may view the public flyer and obtain more information on sexual offenders and predators in your area by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) at 1-888-357-7332 or on line at www.fdle.state.fl.us In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 11/24/2014
Central Polk/Winter Haven area of 1400 Third Street NEUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates...
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: SEBASTIAN MILLS, Black/Male with date of birth, January 11, 1962 and is designated a sexual predator by Florida Law. He has established residency at 1400 Third Street NE, Winter Haven, FL.  You may view the public flyer and obtain more information on sexual offenders and predators in your area by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) at 1-888-357-7332 or on line at www.fdle.state.fl.us In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 11/24/2014
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales area of Bouyer StreetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates...
This is a sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: GROVER TURNER, Black/Male with date of birth, June 3, 1956 and is designated a sexual predator by Florida Law. He has established residency at 2213 Bouyer Street, Lake Wales, FL.  You may view the public flyer and obtain more information on sexual offenders and predators in your area by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement toll free number at 1-888-357-7332 or connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 11/19/2014
CE/Winter Haven area of Thomas Wood Lane, Coleman Road, King Road , west to Spirit Lake roadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeRecent Vehicle & Home Burglaries - Lock it or Lose it!
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office advising residents of recent reports of home and vehicle burglaries in the area of Thomas Wood Lane, Coleman Road, King Road and West to Spirit Lake Road.  While deputies are actively investigating these crimes, you can assist us by locking your home and vehicles when not in use, and placing valuables out of sight. This can prevent you or your family from becoming a crime victim.  Remember to promptly report any suspicious persons, vehicles or activities in the area to 863-298-6200.
 11/4/2014
Southwest Polk/Fort Meade area of J Jackson RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator relocates to 1970 J Jackson Road - Fort Meade...
Sex predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is: JOSHUA CRUM, WHITE-MALE with Date of Birth: 12/25/1989.  He has established a residence at 1970 J Jackson Road, Fort Meade, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 11/4/2014
Central Polk/Winter Haven area of Garden GroveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeVehicle Burglaries & Thefts - Lock it or Lose it...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office is informing residents of the recent increase in burglaries and thefts to unlocked vehicle in the Southeast Winter Haven area of Garden Grove, we ask all residents of your neighborhood to remember to lock all vehicle doors and windows and to remove visible electronics from your vehicle, and secure them out of sight.  We ask this in an effort to prevent you and your loved ones from becoming a crime victim. Thank you for your attention in this serious matter.
 11/4/2014
Northwest Polk/Unincorporated areas of Kathleen Gibsonia & RockridgeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean Sweep & Tire Recycling event - Saturday, November 8th...
Announcement for the unincorporated area of Kathleen, Gibsonia and Rockridge Communities, from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Polk County Waste Resource Management and Keep Polk County Beautiful, encouraging all residents to participate in the upcoming “Clean It Up to Green It Up” event.  This event is for the unincorporated/county residents only and will be held this Saturday, November 8th. Residents of these unincorporated areas are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this program that will consist of a large scale trash pick-up.  On this day only, this program will provide disposal of items that are not generally collected with residential garbage such as household construction debris, like shingles, drywall, etc.  Absolutely no tires or hazardous waste will be collected.  All households in the unincorporated areas of Kathleen, Gibsonia and Rockridge are asked to participate by placing these items by the curb, no later than 8 a.m., for this one day event. 
In addition, residents are asked to join Keep Polk County Beautiful at the Lake Gibson High School, 7007 N. Socrum Loop Road, for a FREE Tire Recycling Event from 8:00 a.m. to 12-noon.  Tires must be standard vehicle size only.  Participants must show photo ID/proof of Polk County residency, to take advantage of the free disposal.  Waste Tire Hauling limits will be strictly enforced.  Residents may contact Keep Polk County Beautiful in advance for quantity exceptions.  Trash and tire collection services are provided by Republic Services.  For additional information on this “Clean It Up to Green It Up” Pilot program contact Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. at 863-875-8911.
 10/30/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of SkyviewUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMeeting Notice - 11/3/14 at  7 p.m. - SNAP meeting
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners inviting the community to attend their monthly meeting this upcoming Monday, November 3rd at 7 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road. There will be a Representative from Code Enforcement and a Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend and support the community.
 10/30/2014
Southeast Polk/ Lake Wales area of Canal RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSeeking information on Multiple Burglaries & Thefts...
Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help with multiple burglaries and thefts that occurred in the Lake Wales area of Canal Road.  Several residences have been broken into with electronics, jewelry and tools being targeted. The Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to lock their homes and report any suspicious activity immediately to 863-298-6200.  If you have information regarding these crimes please contact Detective Goreck at 863-678-4115; and if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. 
 10/28/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 1411 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland
This is a sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: ALLEN HUNTER, WHITE/MALE, DOB: MAY 20, 1963.  He has established a residence at 1411 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 10/23/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTwo (2) Sex Predators Relocate to 1403 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland
This is a sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that two sexual predators have recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s names are: John Kimski, who is a white, male, with a date of birth of March 10, 1958 and Stanley Sedell, who is a white, male, with a date of birth of November 01, 1984. They have established residence at 1403 Dawn Heights Dr., Lakeland.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sexual predator relocates.  You may view their public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 10/23/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland communities of Crystal Lake, Eaton Park, Skyview and CombeeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's Office“Clean It Up to Green It Up” event + Tire Recycling this Saturday-10/25/14
Announcement for Crystal Lake, Eaton Park, Skyview, and Combee communities, from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Polk County Waste Resource Management and Keep Polk County Beautiful, encouraging all residents to participate in the upcoming “Clean It Up to Green It Up” event.  This event is for the unincorporated/county residents only and will be held on Saturday, October 25.  Residents are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this program that will consist of a large scale trash pick-up.  On this day only, this program will provide disposal of items that are not generally collected with residential garbage such as household construction debris, like shingles, drywall, etc.  Absolutely no tires or hazardous waste will be collected.  All households are asked to participate by placing these items by the curb, no later than 8 a.m., for this one day event.  In addition, residents are asked to join Keep Polk County Beautiful at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church at 3330 Skyview Dr., Lakeland, for a free Tire Recycling Event from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m..  Tires must be standard vehicle size only.  Participants must show photo ID/proof of Polk County residency, to take advantage of the free disposal.  Waste Tire Hauling limits will be strictly enforced.  Residents may contact Keep Polk County Beautiful in advance for quantity exceptions.  Trash and tire collection services are provided by Republic Services.  For additional information on the “Clean It Up to Green It Up” Pilot program, tire recycling, or to find out when/if this program is scheduled to come to your community, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful, Inc. at 863-875-8911 or email kpcbeautiful@yahoo.com.
 10/22/2014
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales area of McCown RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 2559 McCown Rd, Lake Wales...
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: Layer Boyer.  He is a white, male, with a date of birth of May 16, 1961. He has established residence at 2559 McCown Rd., Lake Wales, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sexual predator relocates.  You may view their public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office website at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 10/2/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Skyview area neighborhoodsUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSkyview Neighborhood "SNAP" Meeting - ALL ARE WELCOME
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners inviting the community to attend their monthly meeting this upcoming Monday, October 6th at 7 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road. There will be reports from Keep Polk County Beautiful; the Code Enforcement Unit and a Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend and support the community.
 9/26/2014
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales area - Morningside DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeResidential Burglaries - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff’s Office is informing residents in the Lake Wales area of Morningside Drive we are currently investigating multiple residential burglaries and lawn trailer thefts in your area.  Unknown suspect(s) are forcing their way into residences when folks are not at home and appear to be targeting electronics, along with jewelry.  The Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to securely lock your home and your belongings.  If any resident has suspect information or can provide details pertaining to the current investigations, please contact Detective Daugherty at 863-678-4115. 
 9/26/2014
Central Polk/Auburndale area of: South Magnolia Av; North Derby Av; East Orange St & West of Poplar StUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeAuburndale PD advisory: residential burglaries
Polk County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with Auburndale Police Department is informing residents that there has been an increasing number of residential burglaries in the areas of South Magnolia Avenue, North Derby Avenue, East Orange Street and West of Poplar Street; involving the theft of equipment such as air compressors, generators and lawn equipment. The majority of these items have been left unsecured in back yards and in unlocked sheds.  In order to deter this type of criminal activity, we ask that you Do Not leave any type of valued items unsecured or lying around. Should you see or hear anything suspicious, contact the Auburndale Police Department immediately at 863-837-5157.  In addition, you can further assist the Police by obtaining descriptions of suspect(s), vehicles and/or tag numbers and the last known direction the suspects traveled.  Your cooperation and attention to details can make a difference!
 9/25/2014
Central Polk/Auburndale areas of: Derby Ave, Arneson Ave, Gandy Rd, Pearl St & West of Charlotte Rd & Dairy RdUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
PCSO & Auburndale PDAuburndale PD Advisory - Vehicle Burglaries
Polk County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with Auburndale Police Department is informing residents that there has been an increase in the number of vehicle burglaries in the areas of Derby Avenue, Arneson Avenue, Gandy Road, Pearl Street and West of Charlotte Road & Dairy Road; most of which are crimes of opportunity with car doors left unlocked and valuables left in plain sight. In order to deter this criminal activity, we ask that you Do Not leave any valuables in your vehicles and to always lock your vehicle doors.  Should you see or hear anything suspicious, contact the Auburndale Police Department immediately at 863-837-5157.  Plus, you can further assist the Police by obtaining descriptions of suspects, vehicles, tag numbers and direction of travel.  Your cooperation and attention to details can make a difference!
 6/18/2014
Northeast Polk/Lake Pierce Ranchettes communityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMultiple burglaries & thefts - Lake Pierce Ranchettes community
Polk County Sheriff's Office seeking the public’s help with multiple burglaries and thefts the occurred within the Lake Pierce Ranchettes community.  Scrap metals and batteries are being targeted in these thefts.  The Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to secure their valuables.  Anyone with information about these crimes are urged to please contact Detective Goreck or Detective Daniel at 863-678-4115; if you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477.
 6/16/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Taylor Road & Shepherd Rd & surrounding areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSeeking Missing Elderly White Male with Dementia - Call PCSO at 298-6200
This is an urgent message from the Polk County Sheriff's Office seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing and endangered 82 year old, white male with dementia.  He has blue eyes, salt & pepper hair, stands 5’ 10” tall; weighs approx. 80-90 pounds, wearing glasses, black socks, converse shoes and a dark blue t-shirt.  He was last seen driving on his RED Jazzy Scooter in the area of Taylor Road in Lakeland today.  If you have seen this elder man, please contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 863-298-6200.  Thank you.
 5/28/2014
Central Polk/Winter Haven area of Cypress Gardens Road & Emerson Blvd., plus surrounding areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMultiple vehicle burglaries & thefts - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff's Office would like you to be aware of the recent increase of vehicle burglaries and thefts in the Winter Haven area of Cypress Gardens Road SE & Emerson Blvd., and the surrounding vicinity.  The incidents have occurred during the early morning hours to unlocked vehicles when suspects take any items of value, such as electronics, GPS’s, radios, sunglasses, or cash.  We ask ALL residents to remember to lock their vehicle doors and windows plus remove ALL visible valuables, and stow them out-of-sight as a preventative measure against crime and by keeping your loved ones from becoming a crime victim.  If you have any information about these crimes contact Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 to make a report.
 5/2/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Skyview area...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSNAP Community Meeting - Monday, May 5 at 7 pm - ALL Welcome
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association Partners inviting the community to attend their monthly meeting on Monday, May 5th at 7 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road. There will be an update & discussion on the Skyview Utilities Project along with a Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend and support the community.
 4/16/2014
Southeast Polk/Dundee area of Shepard Av to Florida Av & Citrus Av to Dundee Rd & surrounding areasUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeLock it or Lose it! - Recent burglaries & thefts...
Polk County Sheriff's Office urges residents to “Lock it or Lose it” due to the recent incidents of burglaries and thefts in your neighborhood and surrounding area. You are reminded to lock your homes and vehicles along with securing your personal belongings.  Please report any suspicious activity you see immediately, day or night, by calling the PCSO at 863-298-6200.  Do your part to prevent crime.  Thank you for your support.
 4/4/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Dawn Heights Drive areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 1415 Dawn Heights Drive - Lakeland
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ, Black/Male, 25 years old with date of birth: August 26, 1988.  He has established residency at 1415 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 4/4/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of SkyviewUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeCommunity SNAP Meeting - 4/7/14 at 7 p.m. - ALL Welcome
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association inviting the community to attend their monthly meeting on Monday, April 7th at 7 p.m. located at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church on the corner of Skyview at Reynolds Road. View an area map with projected improvements and also discuss progress and financing of the Skyview Utilities Improvement Project along with a Community COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend and support the community.
 3/27/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates - 1415 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL
Sex predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: TIMMY GILMORE, W/M, DOB: November 8, 1961.  He has established a residence at 1415 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 3/25/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Skyview area-Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates - 1415 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: WILLIAM MICHAEL CONOVER, W/M, DOB: March 8, 1968.  He has established a residence at 1415 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 3/24/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland Skyview area Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's Office“SPECIAL” Community Meeting SNAP Association - 3/25/14 at 6 p.m.
SPECIAL MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association giving notice of a Public Meeting regarding the Skyview Utilities Improvement Project tomorrow night, March 25th from
6 to 9 p.m. at the Santa Fe Catholic High School, located at 3110 Hwy. 92 East in Lakeland. This "Special Meeting" is to discuss progress and financing of the Skyview Utilities Improvement Project. All are welcome to attend and support the community.
 3/21/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTHREE (3) Sex Predator Relocate to Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that Three (3) sexual predators have recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predators names are:
HORACE BERNARD ANTHONY II, B/M, Date of birth: July 8th, 1975;
ROY HENRY GASKINS, W/M, Date of birth: February 2nd, 1946; and
CHRISTOPHER JEROME WATKINS, B/M, Date of birth January 9th, 1969.
These three (3) men have established residency at 1415 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view their public flyers, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 3/12/2014
Southeast Polk/Lake Wales area 2-mile radius from 900 block of Campbell AvenueUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeImpounded Raccoon tests positive for Rabies...
The Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Section is advising residents a raccoon was impounded on Saturday, March 8th from the 900 block of Campbell Avenue area in Lake Wales.  This raccoon was confirmed positive for rabies from the State Laboratory today, March 12th.  Please make sure your pets are currently vaccinated for rabies, and report any suspicious acting animals to the Polk County Sheriff's Office Animal Control at 863-499-2600.
 3/12/2014
Northwest Polk/LPD - Lakeland-West Orange Street & surrounding areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates in Lakeland, FL/West Orange Street
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with Lakeland Police Department informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: ULYSSES SMITH, he is a Black/Male, with date of birth: November 9th, 1975. He has established residency at 1032 West Orange Street, Lakeland, FL.  Law Enforcement is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Lakeland Police Department at www.lakelandgov.net/lpd and click on the link “Sexual Offenders”.
 3/11/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Dawn Heights Drive & surrounding areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates - Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood.  The predator’s name is: ERIC S. ROPER, W/M, DOB: 9/21/1980.  He has established a residence at 1409 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 3/11/2014
Northeast Polk/Haines City - Hinson Avenue & Baker Avenue EastUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMultiple Vehicle burglaries & thefts - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the Haines City Police Department would like residents in the Haines City area surrounding Hinson Avenue East to Baker Avenue East to be aware of the recent increase of vehicle burglaries and thefts in your area.  We ask ALL residents to remember to lock their vehicles and to remove ALL valuables out of sight as a preventative measure against crime and in an effort to keep your loved ones from becoming a crime victim.  Incidents typically occur over the evening hours from 10 pm to 6 am; to unlocked vehicles, taking anything of value; cash, purses, cell phones, GPS devices, etc.  If you have any information about these recent crimes please contact Haines City Police Department at 863-421-3636 to make a report.
 2/21/2014
Northeast Polk/Davenport area of Sandy Ridge SubdivisionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeRecent Vehicle Burglaries - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff's Office would like you to be aware of the recent car burglaries in the Sandy Ridge Subdivision in Davenport FL. Please remember to securely lock your vehicles along with locking your garage door and place valuable items out of sight or in a locked area of your vehicle or inside your home.  Should you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please call the Polk County Sheriff's Office immediately at 863-298-6200. Thank you for being proactive in the fight against crime. Lock it or Lose it!
 2/20/2014
Southeast Polk/Wahneta & Bomber Road CommunityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean-It-Up to Green-It-Up & Tire Recycling Event on March 1st; 8-10/Trash, 8-noon/Tire Recycling
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Polk County Waste Resource Management & Keep Polk County Beautiful for the WAHNETA & Bomber Road Community; encouraging all residents to take part in the upcoming CLEAN IT UP TO GREEN IT UP event, so Mark Your Calendars for next Saturday, March 1st.  This “special” large-scale trash pick-up is a ONE-morning only event to retrieve remodeling & household construction debris such as shingles & drywall, which are not normally collected on regular trash days.  All items must be placed at curbside NO later than 8 a.m., or better yet the night before, to partake in this “Clean Sweep” pickup.  Please Note: NO TIRES or Hazardous items will be allowed at the curbside for pickup, BUT, there will be a Free Tire recycling event on the same date, Saturday, March 1st from 8-12 noon at Centro Guadalupano Church located at 2150 Bomber Road. For tire recycling limits and questions, contact KPCB before the event; or see them during the event to answer any trash or recycling questions plus provide informational items and residents with a recycling bin, if needed. Trash collection services are provided by a generous donation from Republic Services.  For additional information on the Clean It Up to Green It Up Pilot program, tire recycling or if a program is scheduled for your community, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at 863-676-7019.
 2/10/2014
Southeast Polk/ELOISE Community Clean Sweep/Tire Recycling eventUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean-It-Up to Green-It-Up event & Tire Recycling on Saturday, 2/15/14 8-noon
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Polk County Waste Resource Management & Keep Polk County Beautiful for the ELOISE Community. Encouraging all residents to take part in the upcoming CLEAN IT UP TO GREEN IT UP event, Saturday, February 15th.  This “special” large-scale trash pick-up is a ONE-morning only event to retrieve remodeling & household construction debris such as shingles & drywall, which are not normally collected on regular trash days.  All items must be placed at curbside NO later than 8 a.m., or better yet the night before, to partake in this “Clean Sweep” pickup.  Please Note: NO TIRES or Hazardous items will be allowed at the curbside for pickup, BUT, there will be a Free Tire recycling event on the same date, February 15th from 8-12 noon at Phoenix Industries located at 621 Snively Avenue.  For tire recycling limits and questions, contact KPCB before the event or see them during the event to answer any trash or recycling questions plus provide informational items and residents with a recycling bin, if needed.  Trash collection services are provided by a generous donation from Republic Services, and for additional information on the Clean It Up to Green It Up Pilot program, tire recycling or if/when a program is scheduled for your community, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at 863-676-7019 or email: kpcbeautiful@yahoo.com.
 2/7/2014
Central Polk/Winter Haven areas surrounding Lake Eloise & Lake WintersetUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMultiple vehicle burglaries - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff's Office is informing residents of the recent increase of vehicle burglaries and thefts in your area.  We ask ALL residents to remember to lock their vehicles and to remove ALL valuables out of sight as a preventative measure against crime and in an effort to keep your loved ones from becoming a crime victim.  Should you have any information about these crimes contact Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200 to make a report. Thank you for your assistance and attention to this matter.
 1/31/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Skyview Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSNAP Skyview Neighborhood Association Meeting - 2/3/14 at 7 p.m.
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association inviting you to attend their monthly community meeting this coming Monday, February 3rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church located on the corner of Skyview and Reynolds Rd.  There will be a brief update on Skyview Utilities Projections plus a Community Report and a COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend and support the community.
 1/23/2014
Northeast Polk/Haines City area of GrenelefeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMultiple vehicle burglaries - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public’s help with multiple vehicle burglaries that occurred within the Grenelefe community of Haines City during the early morning hours of Thursday, January 23rd, and the majority of the vehicles entered were learned to have been left unlocked. The Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to lock their vehicles and to remove valuables out of sight,  Anyone with information about these crimes is urged to contact Polk County Sheriff’s Detective Goreck at 863-678-4115.
 1/22/2014
Northwest/Lakeland - County Line Road & Region CourtUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTransient Sex Predator relocates & lives out of his vehicle...
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Lakeland Police Department informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: ANTHONY FRANK COWART, B/M, DOB: 08/06/1981.  He has established a transient residence located near County Line Road and Region Court, Lakeland, FL. Anthony Cowart is currently residing out of his vehicle, described as a red, 1995 Toyota Camry with FL tag of 937-MMZ. Law Enforcement is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332. In addition, you may connect to the Lakeland Police Department website at www.lakelandgov.net/lpd and click on the “Living In” tab, to "Police, Fire & Safety" section then click on “Sexual Offenders” or contact Sgt. Roberts at 863-698-4109 with further questions.
 1/15/2014
Southeast Polk/Gordonville, Gordon Heights & Gandy Cemetery areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeCommunities "Clean It Up to Green It Up" & Tire Recycling Event - 1/18/14 at 8 a.m.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Waste Resource Management & Keep Polk County Beautiful for the GORDONVILLE, GORDON HEIGHTS & GANDY CEMETERY Communities. Encouraging all residents to take part in the upcoming CLEAN IT UP TO GREEN IT UP event, so Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, January 18th.  This “special” large-scale trash pick-up is a ONE-morning only event to retrieve remodeling & household construction debris such as shingles & drywall, which are not normally collected on regular trash days.  All items must be placed at curbside NO later than 8 a.m., or better yet the night before, to partake in this “Clean Sweep” pickup.  Please Note: NO TIRES or Hazardous items will be allowed at the curbside for pickup, but there will be a Free Tire recycling event on the same date, January 18th from 8-12 noon at the Gordonville Park on Richardson Road.  The tire recycling is for Standard Vehicle Sized tires ONLY.  Bring proof of Polk County residency or photo ID to take advantage of the free disposal.  Both tire & trash pickup is provided by Republic Services.  For additional information on waste tire hauling limits and this “Clean It Up to Green It Up” program, contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at 863-676-7019.
 1/13/2014
Southeast Polk/Babson Park area of Bob's Landing MHPUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTheft investigations from golf carts.....
Polk County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating multiple thefts involving golf carts in the area of Babson Park/Bob’s Landings MH Park.  The thefts are mainly occurring overnight with suspects targeting golf carts in easily accessible area.  The Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to secure all property and belongings when not in use or remove to a secure location.  Should you have any suspect information or can provide details pertaining to this investigation, please contact Polk County Sheriff's Detective Hall at 863-678-4115.
 1/2/2014
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Skyview areaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeNeighborhood "SNAP" Association Meeting-1/6/14 at 7 pm-All Are Welcome!
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association inviting you to attend their monthly community meeting this coming Monday, January 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church located on the corner of Skyview and Reynolds Rd.  There will be a brief update on Skyview Utilities Projections plus a Community Report; a COPS Report and a Free Clean-up Report.  All are welcome to attend and support the community.
 12/18/2013
Southeast Polk/Babson Park - Cook Road area...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates...
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: IVERSON BRANDON, B/M, DOB: 07/23/1976.  He has established a residence at 2526 North Cook Road, Babson Park, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator. 
 12/10/2013
UNINCORPORATED areas of Crystal Lake, Eaton Park, and Skyview CommunitiesUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeClean It Up to Green It Up & Tire Recycling Event - 12/14/13-8 a.m.
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Waste Resource Management & Keep Polk County Beautiful for the UNINCORPORATED Skyview, Eaton Park and Crystal Lake Communities encouraging all residents to take part in the upcoming CLEAN IT UP TO GREEN IT UP event, so Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, December 14th.  This “special” large-scale trash pick-up is a ONE-morning only event to retrieve remodeling & household construction debris such as shingles & drywall, which are not normally collected on regular trash days.  All items must be placed at curbside NO later than 8 a.m., or better yet the night before, to partake in this “Clean Sweep” pickup.  Please Note: NO TIRES or Hazardous items will be allowed at the curbside for pickup, but there will be a Free Tire recycling event on the same date, December 14th from 8-12 noon at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church at 3330 Skyview Drive for Standard Vehicle Sized tires ONLY.  Bring proof of Polk County residency or photo ID to take advantage of the free disposal.  Both tire & trash pickup is provided by Republic Services.  For additional information on waste tire hauling limits and the pilot program “Clean It Up to Green It Up” contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at 863-676-7019.
 11/26/2013
Southwest Polk/Lakeland - Skyview area Community MeetingUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeCommunity "SNAP" meeting - Monday, December 2 at 7 p.m....
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association inviting you to attend their monthly community meeting this up-coming Monday, December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church located on the corner of Skyview and Reynolds Rd.  There will be a brief update on Skyview Utilities Projections plus a Community Report; Free Clean-Up Report and COPS Report.  All are welcome to attend and support the community.
 11/20/2013
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Hamilton Place DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeRobbery/Seeking information - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff's Office is informing residents in and round Hamilton Place Drive in Lakeland of a recent robbery in this area.  The Sheriff’s Office wants to remind residents to make sure your home and vehicle doors and windows are closed and locked at all times, which also includes your garage doors.  If you have information regarding this case or see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200 to make a report.  These few easy steps will help prevent you from being victimized and ensure a safe holiday season.
 11/19/2013
Central Polk/Winter Haven area of Carefree CoveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSeveral Homes Vandalized - seeking information...
Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking information regarding several homes being vandalized in the Carefree Cover area of Winter Haven, FL during unknown hours.  In most cases, windows on the homes are being damaged by rocks and various other items. If you have information about these crimes or any future incident, contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 863-298-6200 to make a report.
 11/15/2013
Central Polk/Winter Haven area of Florence VillaUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeFlorence Villa Community Meeting - Monday, 11/18 at 7 pm
Meeting notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and the Florence Villa Community inviting you to attend the Florence Villa Community Meeting this coming Monday, November 18th at 7 p.m. at the Community Center located at 135 Avenue Y N.E., Winter Haven.  All are invited to attend and support their community.
 11/14/2013
Polk County/UNINCORPORATED areas of Inwood & Jan Phyl VillageUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's Office11/23/13-Community Clean It Up to Green It Up & Tire Recycling Event
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Waste Resource Management & Keep Polk County Beautiful encourage residents of UNINCORPORATED Jan Phyl Village & Inwood Communities to take part in the upcoming CLEAN IT UP TO GREEN IT UP event, so Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, November 23rd.  This “special” large-scale trash pick-up is a ONE-morning only event to retrieve remodeling & household construction debris such as shingles & drywall, which are not normally collected on regular trash days.  All items must be placed at curbside NO later than 8 a.m., or better yet the night before, to partake in this “Clean Sweep” pickup.  Please Note: NO TIRES or Hazardous items will be allowed at the curbside for pickup, but there will be a Free Tire recycling event on the same date, November 23 from 8-12 noon at the Westwood Missionary Baptist Church at 3210 Avenue G NW for Standard Vehicle Sized tires ONLY.  Bring proof of Polk County residency or photo ID to take advantage of the free disposal. Both tire & trash pickup is provided by Republic Services.  For additional information on waste tire hauling limits and the pilot program “Clean It Up to Green It Up” contact Keep Polk County Beautiful at 863-676-7019.
 11/13/2013
Southeast Polk/Haines City area of GrenelefeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeMultiple vehicle burglaries to unlocked vehicles - Lock it or Lose it!
Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public’s help with multiple vehicle burglaries that occurred within the Grenelefe community of Haines City during the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 12th.  The majority of the vehicles entered were learned to have been left unlocked.  The Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to lock their vehicles and to remove valuables out of sight,  Anyone with information about these crimes is urged to contact Polk County Sheriff’s Detective Goreck at 863-678-4115. Should you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477.
 11/1/2013
Southwest Polk/Lakeland-Skyview meeting...Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeCommunity Meeting “SNAP” Association- 11/4/13 at 7 pm
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association inviting you to attend their monthly community meeting this coming Monday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church located on the corner of Skyview and Reynolds Rd.  There will be a brief update on Skyview Utilities Projections plus a Community Report.  All are welcome to attend and support the community. 
 10/30/2013
Southwest Polk County - Lakeland area of Dawn Heights DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates
10/30/13 - Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: HENRY LEE SAWYER, W/M, 76-years old, DOB: 06/09/1937.  He has established residency at 1403 Dawn Heights Drive, Lakeland, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 10/28/2013
NorthEast Polk/Haines City area of Lori Christine Street & Cut Across Shorty DriveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeVehicle Theft and Attempted Vehicle Theft both on October 22...
Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public’s assistance with a recent vehicle theft on Lori Christine Street and an attempted vehicle theft on Cut Across Shorty Drive in Haines City with both occurring on the same day, Tuesday, October 22nd, and during daytime hours from (8 am to 6:30 pm).  In one instance, the vehicle was unlocked and tools were taken, along with the vehicle.  If you have information on these crimes, please call Detective Bardwell at 863-236-3933.  Should you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 and you may be eligible for a cash reward.  If you see any suspicious persons or vehicles in your neighborhood, please call PCSO at 863-298-6200 day-or-night; and “thank you” for your assistance with our investigation.
 10/23/2013
Southwest Polk County/Fort Meade area of Lake Buffum Road WestUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates...
This is a sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: ROBERT POPE, W/M, DOB: 09/27/71.  He has established residency at 2075 Lake Buffum Road West, Fort Meade, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 10/14/2013
Northwest Polk/Lakeland - McCue Rd & South Frontage RdUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTransient Sex Predator Relocates...Eddie Moore Jr
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a transient sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: EDDIE MOORE JR., B/M, DOB: 04/27/1960.  He has established his transient residence at McCue Road at South Frontage Road in Lakeland, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 10/11/2013
Southeast Polk/Babson Park area of Cook RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeTwo (2) Sex Predators Relocate - on North Cook Road
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that two (2) sexual predators have recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predators names are: ROLLIE BAKER, B/M, DOB: 08/15/1954; & JEREMY IRELAN, W/M, DOB: 06/28/1969.  Both have established residency at 2526 North Cook Road, Babson Park, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view their public flyers, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 10/11/2013
Northeast Polk/Haines City area of Hwy 27Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSex Predator Relocates to 35509 Hwy 27, Haines City...
Sexual predator relocation notice from the Polk County Sheriff's Office informing residents that a sexual predator has recently moved into your surrounding neighborhood. The predator’s name is: TERRELL DENSON, B/M, DOB: 09/02/1973.  He has established a residence at 35509 US Hwy 27, Haines City, FL.  The Sheriff’s Office is mandated by law to notify the public when a registered sex predator relocates.  You may view his public flyer, or obtain more information on sex offenders and predators in your area, by contacting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) toll free number at 1-888-357-7332.  In addition, you may connect to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at www.polksheriff.org and follow the appropriate links to the Sexual Offender Locator.
 10/8/2013
Southeast Polk/Big Sun Ray area of Thomas AvenueUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeResidential Burglary - seeking information...
Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public’s assistance with a recent residential burglary in Big Sun Ray on Thomas Avenue today, October 8th. At approximately 6:40 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. unknown subjects entered the residence by removing a rear window air conditioning unit, once inside they took several items to include a silver 9 mm handgun, an X-box 360, a HP Laptop, and various pieces of jewelry.  If you have information on this incident, please contact the Detective Abbatoy at 863-287-7157. Should you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 and you may be eligible for a cash reward. If you should see any suspicious persons or activity in your neighborhood, please call PCSO at 863-298-6200; thank you for your assistance with our investigation.
 10/3/2013
Southwest Polk/Lakeland area of Skyview; Main St to Maine & Combee to Reynolds RdUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSkyview “SNAP” Association Community Meeting-10/7/13 at 7 pm-ALL WELCOME
MEETING Notice from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the “SNAP” Skyview Neighborhood Association inviting you to attend their monthly community meeting this coming Monday, October 7th at 7:00 p.m. at the Rhema Word of Faith International Church located on the corner of Skyview and Reynolds Rd.  There will be a brief update on Skyview Utilities Projections plus a Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Specialist will speak on the various Crime Prevention programs that are available.  All are welcome to attend and support the community.
 10/2/2013
Southeast Polk County/Lake Wales area of Camp Lester RoadUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSeeking Information regarding burglary & theft investigation
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public’s help with a burglary and theft investigation that occurred at the Volunteer County Fire Department located at 3801 Camp Lester Road in Lake Wales.  The burglary occurred sometime between September 1st and September 28th of this year.  Items stolen included a hydraulic ram, the jaws of life, a hurst cutting tool plus various other emergency equipment utilized by the Fire Department. If you have information about this crime, contact Detective Goreck at 863-678-4115.  Should you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 and you may be eligible for a cash reward.
 10/2/2013
Southeast Polk County/Lake Wales area of the Lake Shore CommunityUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSeeking Information from Public regarding recent burglaries around the canal area
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public’s assistance with recent burglaries around the canal area of the Lake Shore Community between September 30th at 6 p.m. and October 1st at 12-noon.  Unknown subjects entered the victims’ boat and removed fishing tackle to include, two black rods with Shimano reels and a blue/white colored tackle box with miscellaneous fishing tackle. If you have information on this incident, please contact the Detective Abbatoy at 863-287-7157 or 863-678-4115. Should you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477 and you may be eligible for a cash reward.  As a reminder, please keep your home, vehicles and property secured when unattended; and thank you for your assistance with our investigation.
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