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Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information about a criminal mischief that occurred when a bottle was thrown from a vehicle, striking a school bus.

Around 5:20 p.m. on October 17, 2013, the suspect vehicle (seen here in video surveillance) described as a gray or silver Dodge minivan, was in the area when a school bus windshield was struck by a plastic bottle.  The incident occurred in the area of Spirit Lake Road and Pangola Drive in Winter Haven.  The impact caused the windshield to break, injuring the bus driver.

If anyone has information about this incident they are urged to contact Detective Aaron Kretzer at 863.297.1111.


Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 10/25/2013