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Polk County Crime Stoppers
A community based program designed to help law enforcement solve crime by setting up a system which allows the public to phone in tips anonymously and receive rewards up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest or indictment. 

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Case Files:
2005
December 29, 2005
Information Sought in Poinciana Homicide
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a homicide that occurred on November 29, 2005  
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December 29, 2005
Information Sought in Theft at Wendy's  Solved
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a theft that occurred at the Wendy's restaurant 
located at 2520 US Hwy 92 East in Lakeland.  Suspect 1 Suspect Jacket
December 15, 2005
Information Sought in Dollar General Store Armed Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred 
on December 12, 2003. 
Suspect Picture
December 15, 2005
Information Sought in Reunion Inn Armed Robbery	
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred 
on December 14, 2003.
December 9, 2005
Information Sought in Home Invasion Captured			
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a home invasion robbery that occurred on 
December 6, 2005.
December 2, 2005
Known Suspect Sought in Fatal Hit and Run			
Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for a known suspect wanted in the hit-and-run fatality that 
occurred on Friday, November 25th, between the hours of 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. suspect picture
November 29, 2005
Information Sought in Robberies Captured						
Polk County Sheriff's Office robbery detectives are seeking to identify two suspects believed to be responsible 
for at least two recent armed robberies of convenience stores. Island Food Store picture 1,  
Speedy Food Mart picture 1, Speedy Food Mart picture 2
November 26, 2005
Information Sought in Fatal Hit and Run			
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a suspect wanted in a hit-and-run fatality that occurred last
night, Friday, November 25th, between the hours of 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.. Kenton Ballenger Victim	
November 23, 2005
Information Sought in Attempted Murder		
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information on the whereabouts of a suspect wanted for 
attempted murder. picture
November 22, 2005
Information Sought in Business Burglary		
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a business burglary that occurred 
on November 17, 2005. picture	movies
November 17, 2005
Information Sought in String of Burglaries	
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a string of vehicle burglaries that occurred during 
the late night hours of Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2006 picture
October 30, 2005
Information Sought in Mailbox Vandalism	
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching information in a case of mailbox vandalism in which 
a suspect/suspects smashed 14 mailboxes and broke a car window.
October 26, 2005
Suspect Sought In Shooting	
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a driver wanted for shooting another motorist 
during a confrontation between the two drivers.
October 18, 2005
Information Sought in Strong-Arm Robbery  Captured
Polk County Sheriff's Office defectives are seeking information about a strong-arm robbery that occurred 
on October 11, 2005. Suspect Vehicle Suspect
October 17, 2005
Triple Homicide Suspect Wanted by U.S. Marshals  Captured	
The U.S. Marshal Service and Milwaukee Police Department is looking for a subject that is believed to be in the
Polk County area.  
Smith 1, Smith 2, Smith 3, Smith 4.
October 13, 2005
Information Sought in Strong-Arm Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a Strong-arm robbery that occurred on
September 28, 2005. Suspect Picture
October 5, 2005
Information Sought in Business Burglaries	
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about 2 business burglaries that occurred during 
one week. Pictures Citgo Suspect Van, Citgo Suspect Van 1, Citgo Suspect Van 2, Citgo Suspect Van 3,
Citgo Suspect 1
September 30, 2005
Information Sought in business Robbery	
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about a robbery that occurred on 
September 28, 2005, at the dollar General Store located at 659 Wabash Avenue in Lakeland
September 19, 2005
Murder Suspect Sought	Captured	
Polk County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are searching for a suspect wanted for the murder of a
Lakeland man last week.
September 14, 2005
Paul Edwards Wanted for Manslaughter
Polk County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are seeking information on the whereabouts of subject wanted for 
manslaughter.
August 29, 2005
Information Sought in U-Haul Dolly Theft
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about the theft of a U-Haul car dolly. Picture
August 28, 2005
Murder Suspect Tim McElrath Sought	Captured	
Polk County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are searching for a homicide suspect wanted for the murder of
Kelven Powell and the attempted murder of Jackie Powell that occurred on Saturday, August 27, 2005, at 
1038 North Davis Avenue in Lakeland. Suspect's Picture
August 23, 2005
Information Sought in Credit Card Theft
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a residential burglary that occurred on 
Monday, August 15, 2005. Suspect Picture
August 22, 2005
Suspect Sought in aggravated Assault & Kidnapping Captured	
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking the whereabouts of a known suspect for an aggravated assault 
and kidnapping that occurred on August 21, 2005.  Picture of Howard Craig
August 18, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Home Invasion	
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed home invasion that 
occurred on August 17, 2005.
August 17, 2005
Suspect Sought in Winter Haven Incident
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking the whereabouts of 38-year-olk Jessie Dewitt Little, 
who rammed a PCSO marked motorcycle this morning. Suspect picture
August 12, 2005
Vehicle Sought in Storage Unit Burglaries
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a vehicle that was seen in the area of a storage 
facility that had several units burglarized on three different occasions.
August 10, 2005
Subject Wanted for Questioning
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information on the whereabouts of a subject wanted 
for questioning in a homicide investigation.
Paul T. Edwards
July 29, 2005
Woman Sought in Child Custody Interference  Captured	
Polk County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit detectives are seeking information on the whereabouts
of a Lakeland woman wanted absconding with the 14-year-old son of a acquaintance.
Crawley 1 Crawley 2 Hall 1 Hall 2 Haygood
July 28, 2005
Missing Man Sought
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are looking for a 49-year-old Winter Haven man who has been reported 
missing.  picture
July 21, 2005
Capital Sexual Battery Suspect Sought
Polk County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit detectives are seeking the public's help in locating a
capital sexual battery suspect who may be trying to leave the country. Suspects picture
July 20, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Robbery At Publix PIX
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred 
on July 19, 2005, at the Publix Pix convenience Store, 1108 Spirit Lake Road in Winter Haven.
July 8, 2005
Information Sought in Storage Unit burglaries
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about an armed car jacking that occurred a vehicle 
that was seen in the area of a storage facility that had several units burglarized. Vehicle picture 1 Vehicle picture 2
July 7, 2005
Information Sought in Home Invasion
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed home invasion that 
occurred on June 12, 2005
July 7, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Home Invasion
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed home invasion that 
occurred on June 12, 2005.
July 7, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Carjacking
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed car jacking that occurred 
on July 5, 2005.
June 24, 2005
Information Sought in Burglary
Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information about a burglary that occurred early this morning 
(Friday, June 24, 2005) a Weber International University in Babson park area Suspect picture
June 22, 2005
Information Sought in Cash Theft
Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information about the theft of a large amount of cash taken from a 
convenience store.  Suspect picture 1  Suspect picture 2 Suspect Vehicle
June 13, 2005
Information Sought in Retail
Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information about a retail theft suspect wanted for stealing cartons of 
cigarettes from convenience stores. Suspect picture 1 Suspect picture 2
May 17, 2005
Information Sought in Vehicle Burglaries
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about some vehicle burglaries that occurred in the
Hickory ridge subdivision this month. Suspect Vehicle Picture     Suspect Picture     Suspect Picture 2
May 16, 2005
Information Sought in Home Invasion Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about a home invasion that 
occurred on May 7, 2005,at 2242 Burnway Drive in Haines City.
May 12, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are searching for the suspects of a robbery that occurred 
at Kurv Gas Martlocated at 2885 Havendale Blvd. in Winter Haven, on Wednesday, May 11, 2005, 
at approximately 7:35 p.m.
May 11, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are searching for two suspects of a robbery that occurred at
Performance Electric of Florida located at 1615 S. Combee Rd. in Lakeland, on Tuesday May 10, 2005 
at approximately 8:50 p.m. 
May 11, 2005
Information Sought in Theft of 4 Wheeled ATV
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about a theft that occurred between Monday, 
April 25, 2005 and Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at Lakeland Truck and Trailer Sales located at 7950 Hwy 98 North
in north Lakeland.
May 5, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that 
occurred on May 3, 2005 at the Shell Station located at 5600 Cypress Gardens Blvd in Winter Haven.
April 29, 2005
Information Sought in Two Related Robberies
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about two robberies that occurred
on April 21st and April 28th, 2005, at the Island Food Store, 3104 Hinson Avenue in Haines City.
April 22, 2005

 

$10,000 Reward for Information About Murder
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about a robbery and homicide that occurred
at 7:10 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2005.  **Surveillance Video**
April 22, 2005

 CAPTURED!!!!

Information Sought in Stun Gun Robberies  CAPTURED!!!!
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about two related personal armed robberies 
that occurred on March 6 and March 28, 2005, on Wabash Avenue.
April 18, 2005
Information Sought in Personal Armed Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about a personal armed robbery that 
occurred on April 17, 2005, on Combee Road.
April 18, 2005
Information Sought Suspect Vehicle Sought
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a suspect vehicle wanted in connection 
with a residential burglary that occurred on February 28, 2005.
April 13, 2005
Information Sought in Tractor-Trailer Theft
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about the theft of a tractor and trailer which 
contained 44,000 lbs. of frozen seafood.
April 12, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Robbery  Captured	
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred 
at the auto Zone located at 3500 Havendale Blvd. NW in Auburndale
April 11, 2005
Information Sought in Identity of Pedestrian
Polk County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit is seeking any information that may help identify the victim of a fatal 
vehicle versus pedestrian traffic crash that occurred late last night *Sunday, April 10, 2005) in the Frostproof area.
April 4, 2005
Information Sought in Holiday Inn Armed Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred on
Saturday, April 2, 2005, at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 43824 US Hwy 27 North in Davenport.
April 4, 2005
Information Sought in Attempted Armed Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about an attempted armed robbery and aggravated 
assault that occurred on Thursday, March 32, 2005, in Lakeland.
April 3, 2005
Information Sought in Robbery and Homicide
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a robbery and homicide that occurred between 
6:30 and 7:15 a.m. on Friday, April 1, 2005.
March 24, 2005
Information Sought in Forgery and Theft  Captured	
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a theft of a checkbook that occurred
on February 11, 2005, 
from 113 Lake Thomas Drive in Winter Haven.
March 18, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Family Dollar Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred
on March 17, 2005.
March 15, 2005
Information Sought in Homicide
Polk County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are seeking information about a suspicious death that occurred on 
Thursday, December 11, 2003 between the hours of 10:40 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at 320 Sand Pine Trail in Winter Haven.
February 28, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Personal Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking Information about an armed robbery that 
occurred on February 27, 2005.
February 25, 2005
Information Sought in Shot Dog
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking Information about a dog that was shot on January 21, 2005
February 24, 2005
Burglary Suspect Sought Captured	
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking the whereabouts of a suspect wanted for burglary 
and grand theft.
February 21, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Personal Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred
on February 2. 2005.
February 17, 2005
Information Sought in Motor Home Theft
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about the theft of a motor home and trailer 
worth over $1 Million, that occurred on February 15 or 16, 2005.
February 15, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Home Invasion
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed home invasion that 
occurred on February 13, 2005.
February 08, 2005
Whereabouts of Suspect Sought
Several local law enforcement agencies are seeking information on the whereabouts of a well-known
criminal making his way around Polk County..
January 31, 2005
'Jane Doe' Identified, Info Sought in '86 Case
Polk County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives recently identified a "Jane Doe" homicide victim from a 1986 case 
after receiving information from Iowa law enforcement officials about a possible link to an Iowa missing person case.
January 24, 2005
Serial Bank Robber Sought 
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about a suspect wanted for 
several bank robberies in and around Polk County.
January 21, 2005
Information Sought in Broward County Homicide Suspect
Broward County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information on the whereabouts of a suspect wanted 
or a murder that occurred in Broward County, but the suspect is believed to be in the Northeast area
of Winter Haven.
January 19, 2005
Information Sought about Burglary Suspects
Polk County Sheriff's Office Property Crimes detectives are seeking information on the whereabouts of two known 
burglary suspects, wanted for burglaries in East Polk County.
January 18, 2005
Armed Personal Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that 
occurred on January 17, 2005.
January 12, 2005
Missing Man Sought
The Polk County Sheriff's Office is looking for an 81-year-old Winter Haven man who was reported missing this 
morning (January 12, 2005).
January 11, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Robbery  CAPTURED
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred on 
December 10, 2004.
January 10, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Robbery CAPTURED
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred on 
January 8, 2005.
January 10, 2005
Information Sought in Armed Robbery CAPTURED
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred on 
January 4, 2005.
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