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2001 News Release Archives 
 

Date

Description
12/29/2001 Suspect Arrested in Gerber Dairy Road Shooting 
12/28/2001 Neighborhood Dispute Results in 6 Arrests
12/19/2001 Burglary Suspects Arrested 
12/14/2001 Sheriff's Office Announces Five Additional Promotions
12/13/2001 Sheriff's Office Announces Senior Leadership Promotions
12/10/2001 Lakeland Association of Realtors Donates Two K-9s to Sheriff's Office
12/7/2001 Lakeland Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges
12/4/2001 Burglary Suspect Shot, Killed
11/30/2001 Joint Investigation Results in Large Cash and Drug Seizures, and Arrests
11/30/2001 Stolen Vehicle, Armed Robbery, Pursuit, Result in 2 Arrests
11/29/2001 Dad's Coaching Clinic in Polk County Sheriff's Office Central County Jail
11/19/2001 Crime Stoppers Program Implemented in Jail System
11/19/2001 Man Arrested for Stalking Three Teenage Girls
11/16/2001 Polk County Sheriff's Office ERT Ties for First Place in SWAT Round-Up 
11/16/2001 Man Arrested for Sexual Battery Against a Child
11/9/2001 PCSO Computer Crimes Unit Busts Child Porn File Server  
11/8/2001 Shooting Results in Death 
11/2/2001 Eloise COPS Station/Neighborhood Resource Center Open House This Saturday, November 3rd
11/2/2001 Man Arrested for Sexual Battery on a Child
11/1/2001 Trustees Save Taxpayers Millions of Dollars
10/26/2001 Unincorporated Polk Crime Drops
10/24/2001 Memorial Services Scheduled for PCSO Flight Officer and Pilot
10/22/2001 PCSO Mourns the Loss of Pilot and Flight Officer
10/18/2001 13 Arrested Following Investigation Into Business Selling Drug Paraphernalia
10/17/2001 Halloween Safety Tips
10/17/2001 Boot Camp Vocational Program Improves Polk County's Landscape
10/12/2001 Information Sought in Missing Frostproof Man
10/11/2001 PCSO COPS Golf Tournament Raises Over $21,000 for Children and the Elderly
10/11/2001 SCJ Offers Ample Classroom Space for Numerous Educational Programs
10/4/2001 Property Viewing Set for October 5th and 6th
10/3/2001 Recent Riot Brings Focus to Polk County Sheriff's Office Detention Disturbance Team (DDT)
10/3/2001 COPS Golf Tournament to Benefit Polk County Children and the Elderly
10/2/2001 Mulberry Couple Charged in String of Burglaries in South Lakeland
10/1/2001 Polk County Sheriff's Office Detention Deputy Brutally Attacked by Inmate at South County Jail
10/1/2001 Disturbance at Avon Park Youth Academy Results in Multiple Arrests
9/28/2001 Stolen Vehicle Suspect Arrested
9/28/2001 Polk County Boot Camp Partners with Community to Raise Food for Hungry
9/18/2001 PCSO, LPD K-9 Teams Win Top Honors in Nation, Joint Media Demonstration to be Held Thursday
9/13/2001 New Public Information Officer
9/11/2001 Polk to Participate in "Cease Fire" Gun Buy-Back Project Slated for Saturday, September 15, 2001
9/7/2001 Polk County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Homicide Unit Solves July 27, 2000 Murder; Three Men Arrested
9/5/2001 "Crossing Safely" Week
8/28/2001 Arrest Made in Attempted Abduction Cases from July 27, 2001
8/26/2001 Sheriff's Office and Crime Stoppers Increases Reward to $5,000 for Information Leading to the Arrest of Suspect Involved in Attempted Abductions of Women Near Winter Haven
8/25/2001 Dundee Police Officer Mack Nathaniel Simpkins Arrested for Having Unlawful Sex with Two Underage Girls
8/24/2001 Undercover Investigation Nets Large Seizure of Ecstasy Pills
8/16/2001 Suspect(s) Sought in String of Burglaries in South Lakeland
8/15/2001 Five Arrested on Methamphetamine Charges
8/13/2001 Armed Robbery Suspects Sought/Crime Stoppers
8/8/2001 Media Coverage Prompted Polk County Crime Stoppers Tip
8/8/2001 Back to School Safety Tips
8/6/2001 National Night Out
8/3/2001 Attempted Abductor Suspect Spotted, Pursued in Winter Haven
8/2/2001 5 Arrested for Trafficking in Methamphetamine
8/1/2001 Community Notification of Sexual Predator Change of Address
7/27/2001 Law Enforcement Seeking Man who has Threatened Two Women and a Teenage Girl in Winter Haven Area
7/10/2001 Tampa Man Charged with K-Mart Robbery
7/3/2001 Volunteers Donate Time to "Vial of Life"
6/27/2001 Driver's License/Vehicle Checkpoints
6/27/2001 Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Frostproof Woman
6/27/2001 Lakeland Man Arrested for Dealing in Stolen Property
6/27/2001 3 Teens Arrested for Dealing in Stolen Property
6/25/2001 Over 65 Arrested During Investigation at Latino Night Club
6/18/2001 3 Arrested During Investigation Targeting Prostitution 
6/13/2001 Prevent Mailbox Thefts as Tax Refund Checks are Delivered to Polk County 
6/8/2001 New Central District Command Open House Saturday, June 16 
6/1/2001 Driver's License/Vehicle Checkpoints 
5/31/2001 School Crossing Guards Needed 
5/25/2001 Undercover Operation Cracks Down On Unlicensed Building Contractors 
5/25/2001 Sheriff's Office To Participate In "Click It Or Ticket" Campaign 
5/24/2001 PCSO Receives State Re-Accreditation  
5/18/2001 Two Tennessee Escapees Arrested in Lakeland 
5/15/2001 Popular PCSO Sergant Mary Campbell Deceased 
5/15/2001 Suspects Arrested In Agricultural Theft Ring 
5/9/2001 Polk County Law Enforcement & Public Safety Job Fair Set For This Saturday 
5/9/2001 School Crossing Guard Recognition Luncheon Set For This Saturday 
5/7/2001 Lakeland Man Charged With 27 Counts Of Sexual Battery 
5/7/2001 Polk County Sheriff's Office K-9 Team Places Second In State At USPCA Trials 
5/5/2001 Death of 6 Year Old 
5/3/2001 Ecstasy Bust 
5/2/2001 Plane Crash 
4/30/2001 Donna Wood To Be Acting Public Information Officer This Week 
4/19/2001 Driver's License/Vehicle Checkpoints 
4/19/2001 23 Pounds Of Cannabis Seized in a Babson Park Residence 
4/12/2001 Man Charged With 400 Counts Possession Of Child Pornography 
4/5/2001 Water Safety Tips 
4/3/2001 Two School Crossing To Close 
4/3/2001 Suspect In Homicides Commits Suicide In New Jersey 
3/23/2001 9 Arrested During Investigation Targeting Prostitution 
3/21/2001 Sheriff Crow to Speak At S.A.V.E. Graduation for Mulberry Middle School Students 
3/20/2001 Sheriff's Office Investigating Death Of Haines City Man 
3/14/2001 Sheriff's Office Electronic Law Library 
Proves To Be Efficient Resource For Inmates
3/14/2001 Sheriff's office operations center phone lines to be temporarily out of service Friday night 
3/14/2001 2 arrested during undercover operation 
3/14/2001 Home owners cautioned to be aware of home improvement scams and frauds 
3/7/2001 Sheriff's Office searching for two missing Lakeland ladies 
2/27/2001 Armed suspect shot by  members of the HIDTA Task Force
2/26/2001 14-year-old arrested for calling in a bomb threat to school
2/26/2001 School crossing to close
2/23/2001 7 arrested during investigation targeting prostitution 
2/23/2001 Warrants roundup nets 32 suspects 
2/22/2001 COPS Deputies to host Bike Rodeo
2/22/2001 School Crossing Guards Needed
2/21/2001 Sheriff's Office files affidavit charging Cubert Masters w/violation of county ordinance 
2/20/2001 Burn Ban will be strictly enforced
2/19/2001 Deputy Involved Shooting
2/16/2001 4 charged with sale of alcohol to a minor
2/9/2001 National Child Passenger Safety Week, February 10-18
2/9/2001 Warrants round up nets 25 suspects
2/8/2001 Weekend work release program has superior year
2/6/2001 6 arrested during undercover operation targeting lewd activity
2/2/2001 3 arrested during investigation targeting prostitution
2/1/2001 14-year-old Arrested for Threatening to Bomb School
2/1/2001 Missing Mulberry Girl, Lindsay Shamrock, Found Unharmed in Greece
2/1/2001 PCSO Crossing Guard Opal Floyd to Receive Governor's Award as Crossing Guard of the Year
1/31/2001 Internet Safety Tips
1/31/2001 Sheriff Crow to Hold News Briefing Thursday, Feb. 01, at 10:00 A.M. on Missing Case Involving 15 Year Old Missing From Mulberry
1/31/2001 Frostproof Woman Arrested for Child Abuse
1/30/2001 Crossing Guard Appreciation Day, Friday, February 2, 2001
1/29/2001 PCSO Investigating Overnight Traffic Accident
1/26/2001 Detention Deputy Arrested; Charged With DUI
1/22/2001 Auction of Abandoned and Unclaimed Property Set Saturday, February 10, 2001 in Bartow
1/22/2001 Boot Camp's Boys and Girls to Clean and Landscape Historic Brown House in Bartow
1/19/2001 Building to be Dedicated as Historic Place After Boot Camp's Boys Clean and Landscape
1/16/2001 Detention Deputy Arrested; Charged with Selling Drugs to Inmate
1/16/2001 Haines City Resident Donates 15 Bullet Proof Vests to Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit
1/10/2001 7 Arrested During Investigation Targeting Prostitution
1/10/2001 11 Arrested During Investigation Targeting Prostitution
1/8/2001 News Briefing Set for Tuesday, January 9, at 3:30 P.M. to Announce PCSO as Recipient of a Meth "Hot Spots" Grant