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December 31 2002

 

Theft of Power Unit

Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Detectives are investigating the theft of a power unit from an orange grove in the Fort Meade area.

December 30 2002

Bank of America Robbery Suspects Sought

On Friday, December 27, 2002, around 5:50 p.m., two black male suspects entered the Bank of America at 6990 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland.

December 29 2002

 

Robbery Suspects Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking the public's help in finding 2 robbery suspects.  On December 29, 2002, around 1:00 a.m., 2 black male suspects entered the Denny's Restaurant at 44111 U.S. Hwy 27 in Haines City.

December 27 2002

 

Homicide Suspects Sought Captured!

Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's help in finding
homicide suspects.  On December 23, 2002, around 9:00 p.m., 17-year-old Byron Dargon
(DOB 4/28/85), of 6555 Old Lake Wilson Road, Lot 171 in Loughman, was fatally shot while
sitting in a vehicle on Parker Road in Loughman.

December 17 2002

Suspects Sought for Armed Robbery

Polk County Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding two
suspects wanted for the armed robbery of the Perkins Restaurant located at 43522 U.S. Hwy 27 in Davenport. 

December 13 2002

Suspect Sought for VOP Sex Offenses

Polk County Sheriff's Office Detectives are searching for a suspect wanted on a  warrant for Violation of Probation for Sexual Offenses. David Limose, DOB 10/31/1980, with a last known address of 679 SE Ave. G in Winter Haven.

December 12 2002

Brothers Sought for Robbery

Polk County Sheriff's Office Detectives are seeking two brothers wanted for battering a
driver and his passenger on Halloween night (Oct. 31, 2002).  Edward Turner, DOB 10/12/82, and Lonnie Turner, DOB 8/9/84, both of 2702 Ave I NW in Winter Haven.

December 09 2002

Information Sought in Airplane Theft

Polk County Sheriff's Office Detectives are investigating the theft of an experimental airplane valued at $225,000. The plane  - a 1999 Experimental Horowitz Velocity XLRG.

December 05 2002
Personal Armed Robbery Suspects Sought
Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information concerning two white male 
suspects driving a red pickup truck committing personal armed robberies in the Lakeland and 
Plant City areas.  
November 14 2002

Equipment Theft in Lake Wales

Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Detectives are investigating the theft of a Lincoln welder and an air conditioning unit stolen from Hunt Brothers, Inc. (citrus packing plant) in Lake Wales.

November 14 2002
Serial Bank Robber Sought
Polk County Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are seeking the public's help in finding a serial bank robber 
known in the Central Florida area as the "Beer Belly Bandit". 
November 09 2002

White Truck Sought in Burglaries

Polk County Sheriff's Office Detectives are seeking information about a white Ford four-door pick-up truck  in connection with a string of residential burglaries in the short-term rental area of Highland Reserve off of US Highway 27 near Davenport.

November 06 2002

Bank Robbery Suspect Sought

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding two
armed robbery suspects involved in the robbery of the Florida First Bank located at 435
South Combee Road in Lakeland on November 5, 2002. 

November 02 2002

Armed Robbery Suspect Sought - Captured!

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking the public's help in finding an armed robbery suspect identified as Linzell Feagin, Jr., AKA "Chip", DOB 10/27/83, whose address is 1058 Cohassett Ave in Lake Wales.

October 24 2002

Robbery Suspect Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a  robbery in which
an 88-year-old man was injured after being slammed against a wall by the suspect.

October 01 2002

Armed Robbery Suspect Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking the public's help in finding an armed robbery suspect identified as Rodney Deshun Smith, DOB 10/7/79, whose last known address was 6936 Wilson Avenue in Bradley. 

September 20 2002

Homicide Witnesses Sought Solved!

Polk County Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding
witnesses to a homicide they believe occurred on Monday, September 16, 2002, at 1818
Oakhill Street in Lakeland, between 8:00 and 8:33 p.m.

September 19 2002
Information Sought In Home Burglary
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking a suspect wanted on a warrant for the burglary 
of an occupied residence. Moses Jerome Carter, DOB 2/3/67, of 2417 Baker Dairy Avenue in Haines City,
September 19 2002
Information Sought In Armed Kidnapping
Polk County Sheriff's Office Detectives are seeking information in an armed kidnapping 
of a 19-year-old Kissimmee woman that occurred Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, in the Davenport 
area. 
September 19 2002

Robbery Suspect David Burkes Sought

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding David Burks, DOB 7/20/81, wanted for his involvement in three armed robberies.

September 18 2002

Armed Burglary Suspect Sought

Polk County Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding
suspect Alton Ray West, DOB 4/18/59, wanted for committing an armed burglary and
attempted armed robbery on September 5, 2002, at 2631 Gerties Road in Bartow. 

September 13 2002

Seeking Information Concerning Escaped Convict - CAPTURED!

Polk County Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding an
escaped convict, David Earl Melvin, DOB 9/28/78, wanted for his involvement in an armed
robbery that occurred on November 27, 2001, at the Marathon Food Mart located at 5900 Lucerne Park Road in Winter Haven. 

September 5 2002

Seeking Information Concerning Armed Robbery - CAPTURED!

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Robbery that occurred at Discount Auto Parts Store, located at 2590 Havendale Blvd in Winter Haven on August 28, 2002,  at 8:28 p.m.

August 12 2002

Seeking Information Concerning Armed Robbery - CAPTURED!

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives are seeking information concerning the whereabouts of a robbery suspect wanted for the armed robbery of the First Union National Bank located at 5720 Cypress Gardens Blvd. in Winter Haven. 

August 12 2002

Seeking Information Concerning Graffiti Incident

Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a recent string of graffiti incidents in which large swastikas and other offensive graphics have been painted at several Lakeland sites.

August 09, 2002

Seeking Information Concerning the Whereabouts  of Suspects

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives have identified 3 suspects, considered armed
and dangerous, who were involved in the Bank of America Robbery that occurred at 2536 Hwy
92 E. in Lakeland, Florida, on July 12, 2002.

August 08, 2002

Seeking Information Concerning the Whereabouts  of Suspect

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking information concerning the whereabouts
of a suspect wanted for armed burglary, kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated stalking,
and domestic battery. 

August 05, 2002
ID Information Sought In July Fatal Fire
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking additional identification information about
 a Hispanic male who was the victim of a fatal fire in July.
July 31, 2002

Suspect Sought - Captured!

Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for suspect Lorenzo
Cason, whose last known address is 623 West Adams Street in Lakeland, Florida.

July 30, 2002

Livestock Theft

Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Crimes deputies are seeking  information concerning livestock theft from a pasture on the north side of Buckeye Loop Road in northeast Winter Haven.

July 23, 2002

Homicide Information Sought Captured!

Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide detectives are seeking information concerning a homicide that occurred at 701 Marianna Road in Auburndale late Sunday, July 21, 2002.

July 16, 2002
Grand Theft Suspect(S) Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Unit deputies are seeking information concerning the identity of the suspect(s) responsible for the grand theft of a Caterpillar front end loader, and the destruction of gates near Lightsey Ranch Road off of Sam Keen Road in the Lake Wales, Florida area.   

July 12, 2002

Robbery Suspects Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information concerning the identity of 3 suspects, considered armed and dangerous, involved in the Bank of America Robbery that occurred at 2536 Hwy 92 E. in Lakeland, Florida, on July 12, 2002.

July 3, 2002

Criminal Mischief Suspect Sought
Polk County Sheriff's Office Property Crimes detectives are seeking information concerning a criminal mischief that occurred during an unknown time on July 2, 2002, at a Florida Power Compound located at 1050 Lake Hatchineha Road, just west of Watkins Road in Haines City, Florida.

June 27, 2002

Armed Kidnapping And Sexual Battery Suspect Sought

Lake Wales Police detectives are seeking information concerning an armed kidnapping and sexual battery that occurred on Thursday, June 13, 2002.

June 24, 2002

Robbery Suspects Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information concerning
a robbery that occurred at the Waffle House restaurant located at 44215 U.S. Hwy 27
in Davenport on June 24, 2002.

June 20, 2002

Robbery Suspect Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information concerning the whereabouts of a robbery suspect considered armed and dangerous. 

June 13, 2002

Burglary Suspects Sought                     
Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking information concerning a burglary that occurred at the Circle K convenience store at 5325 U.S. Hwy 98 South in Lakeland at approximately 8:20 a.m. on June 07, 2002. 

March 27, 2002 Information Sought in Cattle Theft
Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Detectives are seeking information about the theft of cattle from a pasture north of CR 640 and east of US 17.
March 26, 2002 Burglary Suspect Sought
Polk County Sheriff's Office Burglary detectives are seeking information concerning the whereabouts of a burglary suspect. 
March 22, 2002 Robbery / Murder Suspect Sought
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information concerning the whereabouts of a suspect who murdered Chaiman Patel and injured his wife, Hansa Patel, during an armed robbery of the Angel Food Store located at 1401 Hwy. 92 W. in Auburndale, on Friday, March 22, 2002.
March 20, 2002 Agricultural Crimes Unit Seeking Information
The Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Crimes Unit is seeking information concerning a Grand Theft Over $20,000, Burglary, and Trespassing on Cultivated Property that took place at the Kissimmee Shores property east of Lake Wales off of Hwy. 60,  between 6 p.m. on March 16,2002 and 8:15 p.m. on March 17, 2002.
March 19, 2002 Information Sought In Robbery
The Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Unit is seeking information regarding an armed robbery that occurred at the Gate gas station located 5385 S. Florida Ave. on Saturday, March 16, 2002, at 1 a.m.
February 26, 2002 Information Sought in Livestock Theft
The Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Crimes Unit is seeking information regarding a Burglary Grand Theft that occurred at the Willow Ranch, located at 8900 Tom Costine Rd. in Lakeland, between Feb. 11, 2002 and Feb. 15, 2002.
February 26, 2002 Information Sought in Tree Nursery Theft
The Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Crimes Unit is seeking information regarding a Burglary Grand Theft that occurred at the Bartow Ornamental Nursery, located at 200 Gandy Cemetery Rd. in Bartow, between Jan. 15, 2002 and Feb. 20, 2002.
February 25, 2002 Information Sought in Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking information concerning an armed robbery that occurred at 12:45 a.m. this morning (Monday, Feb. 25,2002) at the Get-N-Go convenience store, located at 195 N. Rifle Range Rd. in Winter Haven.
February 4, 2002 Information Sought on Meth Activity
Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Special Investigations Detectives are seeking any information about possible methamphetamine activity in Polk County.
January 31, 2002 Information Sought in Winter Haven Homicide and  Burglaries
The Winter Haven Police Department is seeking information concerning the murder of Sainte Vierge Dautriche Cedrac.
January 31, 2002 Bank Robbery Suspect Sought
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Unit detectives are searching for a suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Jan. 25, 2002, at the First Union Bank located at 32959 US Highway 27 in Haines City.
January 30, 2002 2002 Top 5 Most Wanted Sexual Offenders
January 28, 2002 Suspect Sought in Davenport Shooting
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information concerning the whereabouts of Napoleon Contreras. 
January 11, 2002 Information Sought in Stolen Motorcycle Case
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information concerning the theft of a baby blue 1974 Harley Davidson Electra Glide.
December 20, 2001

Information Sought in Missing Person Case

Polk County Sheriff's Office and Broward County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information in the disappearance of Kimberly Mimmovich.

November 21, 2001

Missing Girl, Teenage Friend Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office Detectives are searching for a missing Fort Meade girl who may possibly be in the company of a teenage male companion.

November 19, 2001

Information Sought in Missing Person

Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a Winter Haven man who has been missing since Oct. 1,2001.

November 5, 2001

Information Sought in Attempted Murder

The Lake Wales Police Department is asking anyone with information concerning the attempted homicide of Audley Smith to please contact Polk County Crime Stoppers.

September 21, 2001

Information Sought in Death

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information concerning the death of Kerry Lynn to please contact Polk County Crime Stoppers

July 7, 2001

Suspect Sought in Robbery

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking to identify a suspect responsible for a robbery which occurred on Saturday, July 7, 2001.

June 16, 2001

Suspects Sought in Home Invasion Captured!

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking to locate 4 individuals responsible for a home invasion on Saturday, June 16, 2001.

May  17, 2001

Bank Robbery

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking to identify a suspect responsible for the 
May 17, 2001 robbery of the First Union Bank located at 6108 Highway 98 North in Lakeland.

May  9, 2001

Theft

Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Detectives are investigating the theft of numerous tires stolen from citrus trailers parked on the side of the road in local citrus groves. 

April  19, 2001

Robbery

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking to identify a suspect responsible for the April 18, 2001 robbery of the Fleetwing store located at 742 South Combee Rd. in Lakeland.

April  18, 2001

Agricultural Thefts

Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Deputies are investigating the theft of numerous Hydraulic Rotary Actuators, or Rotacs, stolen from Peterson Industries in Lake Wales. 

April  13, 2001

Suspect Sought on Drug Charges

Polk County Sheriff's Office Detectives are searching for a suspect wanted  on three felony arrest warrants for numerous drug charges. Jason Allen Hunter, DOB 6/3/72.

April  13, 2001

Information sought in Homicide

Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives are continuing to seek information in the homicide of 31-year-old Eaton Park resident Robert "Bobbie" Monroe - also known as "Beef Truck."

April  4, 2001

Suspect Sought in Lakeland Robbery Captured!

Robbery Detectives are seeking to locate and identify a suspect responsible for shooting one individual during the robbery of an armored car employee at the K-Mart located at 4717 S. Florida Ave. in Lakeland.

March 23, 2001

Suspect Sought in Lakeland Burglary

Polk County Sheriff's Office Northwest District Detectives are seeking to identify a suspect responsible for burglarizing a BP Station located at 2045 Ariana St. in Lakeland on March 2, 2001.

March 23, 2001

Information sought in homicide

Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detective Tom Page is seeking information in the unsolved murder of Tommy Eugene Smith.   *NOTE*- Family members have augmented the reward with an additional $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect.

March 17, 2001

Information sought in homicide

Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives are seeking information in the homicide of 31-year-old Eaton Park resident Robert "Bobbie" Monroe - also known as "Beef Truck." 

March 7, 2001

Information sought in homicide

Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives are seeking information in the homicide of a 32-year-old Haines City man whose body was found near railroad tracks in the Haines City area on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001.

February 28, 2001

Suspect Sought in Thefts

Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about numerous thefts in the Northeast area of Polk County. Suspect(s) are targeting new homes and new homes under construction along Highway 27 north of I-4 in various subdivisions.

February 22, 2001

Suspect Sought in Robberies 

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are searching for a suspect wanted on an arrest warrant for a convenience store robbery.

February 1, 2001

Suspect Sought in String of Robberies

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking to identify a black male suspect who may have been involved in the following string of robberies in the Wabash Avenue area of Lakeland in the last month.

February 1, 2001

Top 5 Most Wanted Sexual Offenders

January 11, 2001 Information Sought on Stolen Motorcycle
Polk County Sheriff's Office Detectives are seeking to locate a 1942 Harley Davidson motorcycle stolen frspan="2" bgcolor="#008000"> 2000
December 11, 2000 Sexual Offender Sought
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for 35-year-old Marino James Leogrande, a registered Sexual Offender. He is wanted on warrants for Failure to Appear on Narcotics Charges and Violation of Probation for Sexual Battery on a Child under 12. He has been eluding contact with law enforcement. His last known registered address was 1165 Lake Lowry Road in Haines City. He reportedly does not currently live at that address. In violation of Florida law, Leogrande has failed to register a new address. 
November 9, 2000 Search Suspended for Pilot
The search for Hubert Helligar, 66, of Kissimmee, was suspended today (November 9, 2000) by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, in consultation with the Florida Wing, Civil Air Patrol. Helligar has been missing since he took off from the Winter Haven Airport on Oct. 27, 2000.
August 18, 2000 Suspect Sought in Robbery Captured!
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking to locate an individual after the Aug. 1, 2000 armed robbery of a Circle K located at 4301 New Tampa Highway in Lakeland.
June 15, 2000 Suspect Sought for Sexual Batteries
Polk County Sheriff's Office SAFE Detectives are seeking to identify a suspect believed to be responsible for three sexual batteries that have occurred in Polk County since April.
May 23, 2000 Suspect Sought for Citrus Trailer Tire Thefts
Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Detectives are investigating the theft of numerous tires stolen from citrus trailers in Lake Wales, Dundee, Haines City, Frostproof and Ft. Meade.
April 27, 2000 Suspect Sought for Home Invasion
Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Bartow Police Department are seeking to locate an individual wanted for a home invasion in Bartow.
April 24, 2000 Kidnapping Victim, Suspect Sought Captured!
Polk County Sheriff's Office Detectives are searching for 28-year-old Winter Haven resident Gumaro Esparza Luebano for kidnapping his ex-wife and two others late Saturday night.
April 24, 2000 Missing Persons Sought
Polk County Sheriff's Office Detectives are searching for two missing men whose disappearance is considered suspicious. James Felker, DOB 2/6/82, of Plant City, and David Lee Green, DOB 12/23/78, of Mulberry, were reported missing by family members who last saw the pair at around 8 p.m. Friday.
April 20, 2000 Homicide Suspects Sought Captured!
Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives are searching for up to four suspects believed to be involved in Tuesday night's shooting death of 53-year-old Victor Hood of Winter Haven.
April 19, 2000 Residence Repeatedly Burglarized
Polk County Sheriff's Office Detectives are investigating a string of burglaries of the same Polk City residence.
April 18, 2000 Tires Slashed in Grove
Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Detectives are investigating an incident in which 12 tires on three semi-trailers were slashed.
April 4, 2000 Information Sought on Attempted Kidnapping
Polk County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about an attempted kidnapping which occurred Sat. April 1, 2000 in the Lakeland area
March 17, 2000 Information Sought on Home Invasions Captured!
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Unit Detectives are seeking to identify two suspects responsible for multiple home invasions in the Winter Haven and Lake Wales areas.
March 15, 2000 Man Sought for Questioning
Polk County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit deputies are continuing to investigate a fatal hit and run crash that killed a pedestrian in the early morning hours of February 13, 2000, in Wahneta.
February 15, 2000 Information Sought on Burglary
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about a burglary which occurred at a residence between December 30, 1999 and January 4, 2000 at a residence located at 1633 Blue Heron Lane in Lakeland.
February 14, 2000 Suspect Sought: Animal Cruelty
Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Detectives are investigating a cruelty to animals case in which numerous cats may have been poisoned in a Lakeland neighborhood.
February 7, 2000 Tow Truck Used in Cash Machine Theft
Polk County Sheriff's Office Property Unit Detectives are investigating the theft of cash from a coin change machine early this morning from a Lakeland car wash.
February 3, 2000 Theft of Construction Equipment
Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Detectives are investigating the theft of a 1993 John Deere 310D yellow backhoe stolen from a construction site located off State Road 37 in the Mulberry area.
January 19, 2000 Suspect Sought in Bank Robbery Captured!
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are seeking to identify a suspect responsible for a bank robbery which occurred December 23, 1999 at the First Union Bank located at 6108 Highway 98 North in Lakeland.
January 19, 2000 Suspects Sought in Robberies Captured!
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Unit Detectives are seeking to identify three suspects responsible for multiple convenience store robberies across Polk County.
January 5, 2000

CAPTURED!!!!

Homicide Suspect Sought Captured!
Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives are searching for Florentino Rivera-Cordova, DOB 08/24/72, of 2420 Bailey Road, Lot # 19, Mulberry, for the shooting death of 23-year-old Juan Cruz Perez.
December 28, 1999 Homicide Suspect Sought
Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives are searching for Hilario Manuel Iturbide, DOB 2/29/72, of Haines City, for the Christmas Eve morning stabbing death of 29-year-old Maximino Sanches Reyes.
December 22, 1999 Suspect Sought in Robbery
Detectives are seeking to identify a suspect responsible for a robbery which occurred at the Circle K located at 111 West Robson Street in Lakeland on December 22, 1999 at 2:30 a.m..
October 18, 1999 Suspect Sought on Robbery Warrant Captured!
Detectives are seeking to locate an individual who is wanted on an outstanding robbery warrant.
October 18, 1999 Suspect Sought on Outstanding Warrant
Detectives are seeking to locate Charles Morgan who is wanted on an outstanding warrant for violation of community control.
October 7, 1999 Suspects Sought in Robbery
Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking to identify two suspects responsible for hotel robberies.
September 27, 1999 Murder Suspects Sought
Lakeland Police are continuing to investigate the 1998 murder of Carter Lee Evans.
September 14, 1999 Suspect Sought in Armed Robberies [Apprehended]
Officers are investigating a string of nine armed robberies of businesses in the East area of the county.
September 3, 1999 Burglaries of Mobile Home Sales Lots
Numerous mobile homes in the North Lakeland area have been broken into during the last two months.
August 13, 1999 Reward Increases to $1,500 [Apprehended]
Murder suspect Juan Ortiz is wanted on a first degree murder charge for the stabbing death of his wife.
August 13, 1999 Theft of Sheriff's Office Equipment
A radio, flashlight, ammunition, and cellular telephone were stolen from an unmarked vehicle.
August 9, 1999 Information Sought: Theft
The theft of three pistols stolen from the Polk County Historical Museum.
July 27, 1999 Suspect Sought: Homicide [Apprehended]
Homicide Detectives are searching for 36-year-old Juan Ortiz on a first degree murder charge for the stabbing death of his wife, 24-year-old Kimberly Ortiz.
July 9, 1999 Suspect Sought: Homicide
Homicide detectives are searching for 31-year-old Jose Benitez on a second degree murder charge.
June 29, 1999 Suspect Sought: Homicide Captured!
Detectives are searching for 54-year-old Danny Gene Register on a first degree murder charge.
June 4, 1999 Suspect Sought: Armed Robbery Captured!
The identity of a suspect responsible for at least two convenience store armed robberies is sought.
May 24, 1999 Suspect Sought: Homicide Captured!
Detectives are searching for a man wanted for questioning in a homicide that occurred earlier this month.
May 17, 1999 Suspect Sought: Armed Robbery
Robbery Unit Detectives are investigating the armed robbery of a Circle K store in Winter Haven.
May 17, 1999 Information Sought: Vandalism
Agricultural Detectives are investigating the vandalism of numerous citrus trailers in the area of Tyre Road in Frostproof.
May 13, 1999 Suspects Sought: Theft
Law enforcement agencies are investigating a string of business burglaries that have occurred in the southwest side of Polk County in the last month.
March 16, 1999 Suspect Sought: First Degree Murder
Homicide Detectives are searching for 23-year-old Miguel Sanchez on charges of first degree murder and attempted first degree murder.
February 17, 1999 Information Sought: Grand Theft
Agricultural Detectives are investigating the grand theft of 288 bee boxes from the Overstreet Ranch.
February 10, 1999 Information Sought: Unsolved Homicide
Lakeland Police Department detectives are seeking information on the unsolved homicide of 23-year-old Johnny Lee Morris.
January 13, 1999 Information Sought: Arson
Six arson cases committed within the last week are being investigated.
January 6, 1999 Suspect Sought: Kidnapping
Detectives are searching for a 27-year-old man wanted for kidnapping and robbing his ex-girlfriend and her six-year-old son.
January 5, 1999 Information Sought: Animal Cruelty
Detectives are seeking information regarding the deliberate killing of a mute swan at Lake Morton in Lakeland.
December 15, 1998 Information Sought: Grand Theft
Detectives are seeking information on the theft of a 1993 Kawasaki Mule.
December 15, 1998 Information Sought: Animal Cruelty
Detectives are seeking information on an animal cruelty case that left more than thirty birds mutilated.
October 29, 1998 Suspect Sought: Armed Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office, Robbery Unit, detectives are seeking information on an armed robbery at a Farm Store near Auburndale.
September 24, 1998 Suspect Sought: Armed Robbery Captured!
Polk County Sheriff's, Robbery Unit, detectives are seeking information on a suspect believed to have been involved in five armed robberies of stores in the south Lakeland area.
September 9, 1998 Suspect Sought: Armed Robbery (updated September 24, 1998)
Polk County Sheriff's Office, Robbery Unit, detectives are seeking information on a suspect believed to have been involved in seven armed robberies that have occurred at convenience-type stores near Winter Haven.
September 8, 1998 Information Sought: Criminal Mischief
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information on the vandalism of a 30-year-old bridge near Lake Wales.
August 4, 1998 Information Sought: Robbery
Information is being sought on the July 6, 1998, armed robbery at the Island Food Store near Lake Wales.
August 4, 1998 Information Sought: Armed Robbery
Information is being sought on the July 11, 1998, armed robbery of clerks at a Little Caesar's Pizza near Lakeland.
August 4, 1998 Information Sought: Armed Robbery
On July 21, 1998, two black male suspects, wearing ski masks and armed with handguns, entered a Publix Supermarket near Winter Haven.
June 26, 1998 Suspects Sought: Murder
Detectives are seeking information on the unsolved homicide of Tomas Martinez, 46, and are looking for two Hispanic men believed to have been involved in the shooting.
April 23, 1998 Information Sought
Agricultural Unit detectives are seeking information on the burning of eight bee hives containing thousands of bees during the early morning hours of April 15, 1998.
February 17, 1998 Suspects Sought: Attempted Murder [Arrested 2/18/1998]
Kirk Crossley and Lisson Etienne are being sought on a charge of Attempted First Degree Murder Involving the Use of a Firearm for their involvement in the shooting of two victims at the Conversation Club, near Winter Haven.
February 17, 1998 Information Sought: Armed Robbery
Detectives are seeking information on the unsolved homicide of 31-year-old Enrique Luis Cruz-Alonzo, of Lakeland.
January 7, 1998 Suspect Sought: Armed Robbery
Detectives are seeking information on three armed robberies that occurred during the evening hours of Tuesday, January 6, 1998.
December 29, 1997 Suspect Sought: Attempted Murder
West Region detectives are seeking 41-year-old Chester W. Wiggins for his involvement in the Saturday, December 27, 1997, shooting of 44-year-old Sheila Walker.
November 8, 1997 Grand Theft Suspect(s) Sought
East Region detectives are seeking assistance in an investigation involving the grand theft of 10 boat motors.
November 6, 1997 Suspects Sought: Murder
East Region detectives are seeking Nestor Estorada and Quadalupe Osorio-Jaramillo for their involvement in the homicide death of 41-year-old Leobardo Ramirez.
November 5, 1997 Suspect Sought: Attempted Murder
Detectives are seeking a Hispanic male suspect for his involvement in the shooting of a 49-year-old Dundee man on Friday, October 31, 1997.
October 1, 1997 Suspect Sought: Armed Robbery
John Kilpatrick is being sought for his involvement in the armed robbery at an Auto Zone near Winter Haven.
September 23, 1997 Suspect Sought: Burglary/Grand Theft
More than 30 orchids were reported stolen during two separate burglaries that occurred at a private greenhouse at Starr Lake Nursery, near Lake Wales.
September 23, 1997 Suspect Sought: Criminal Mischief/Animal Cruelty
Detectives are seeking information with a criminal mischief and animal cruelty investigation in which a pet goose was found killed and a golf course vandalized.
September 22, 1997 Suspect Sought: Attempted Homicide [Apprehended]
Richard A. Myers of Winter Haven is being sought in connection with the Sunday, September 21, 1997 attempted murder of James M. Powell.
September 13, 1997 Information Sought: Missing Person [Found]
James Fussell, 58, described as being 6'1" tall, weighing about 200 pounds with grey hair and a Bill Elliott baseball cap missing after reported suspicious incident.
August 12, 1997 Suspect Sought: Homicide [Suspects Apprehended 1/7/1999]
Polk County Sheriff's Office, East Region, detectives are seeking information on the Friday, Aug. 8, 1997, homicide of 51-year-old James Winham, of Winter Haven.
August 12, 1997 Suspect Sought: Armed Robbery [Apprehended]
Armed robbery suspect, who threatened a clerk at the Cumberland Farms convenience store located at 4033 Dundee Road, near Winter Haven, on July 26, 1997, shortly before 11 p.m. is being sought by Polk County Sheriff’s Office, East Region, homicide detectives.
July 29, 1997 Suspect Sought: Attempted Second Degree Murder
Polk County Sheriff's Office, West Region, detectives are seeking 23-year-old Reynaldo Vazquez for his involvement in the Saturday, July 26, 1997, shooting which injured three Lakeland men.
June 27, 1997 Suspect Sought: Theft of Citrus Trees
Polk County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Deputies are investigating the theft of more than 600 young citrus trees which have been stolen from the Frostpoof area since the beginning of this year.
June 27, 1997 Suspect Sought: Criminal Mischief/Animal Cruelty
Cattle from two different ranches in north Lakeland were shot and kill by unknown suspect(s). The A.D. Combee Ranch, off of Moore Road, had two cows shot and killed apparently from the roadway.
June 26, 1997 Suspect Sought: Criminal Mischief
Unknown suspect(s) entered a grove caretaking business located off Mountain Lake Cutoff Road, near Lake Wales during the night hours of March 18 and damaged a valve on a fuel oil tank causing an undetermined amount of fuel to spill on the ground.
June 26, 1997 Suspect Sought: Theft
Unknown suspect(s) rammed the gates to two ranches along the Crooked Lake area, near Lake Wales. Reported stolen were a well pump, hand tools and other farming equipment.
June 25, 1997 Suspects Sought: Theft
Five ATV 4-Wheel Drive vehicles were removed from Hoppys Marine near Haines City
June 10, 1997 Suspect Sought: Armed Home Invasion
Armed home invasion suspect shot and killed; second suspect and information sought
April 16, 1997 Suspect Sought: Multiple Charges [Apprehended]
Joseph Leslie Travis is sought on charges including Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting an Officer With Violence, Possession of Cocaine, Petit Theft, Felony Causing Bodily Injury and Escape
March 31, 1997 Information Sought: Armed Robbery
An armed robbery that occurred at an Exxon Food Mart near Auburndale
March 31, 1997 Information Sought: Unsolved Shooting Death
The unsolved shooting death of 45-year-old Enrique Flores Ortiz
March 31, 1997 Information Sought: Burglary and Grand Theft
A burglary and grand theft that occurred at the Interstate Inn located near Davenport
February 13, 1997 Suspect Sought: Home Invasion
Polk County Sheriff's Office, West Region, detectives seeking for two suspects wanted for a home invasion that occurred on Jan. 16, 1997, at a residence located off Byron Court, near Lakeland
February 13, 1997 Suspect Sought: Armed Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office, West Region, detectives are seeking a black male suspect wanted for the Sunday, Feb. 9, 1997, armed robbery of a convenience store clerk
December 18, 1996 Suspect Sought: Sexual Battery
Kevin Thomas Donner is sought on 4 counts of sexual battery on a child and 2 counts of a lewd/lascivious act upon a child.
December 18, 1996 Suspect Sought: Sexual Battery
Steven Michael Hafner, 27, of Lakeland, is being sought on a charge of custodial sexual battery.
December 3, 1996 Information Sought: Two Homicides
The shooting deaths of 34-year-old Rodrigo Orrostieta and 32-year-old Raul Armando Trochez.
November 21, 1996 Information Sought: Residential Burglaries
A series of residential burglaries and attempted burglaries that have occurred in the Polk City and Auburndale areas.
November 18, 1996 Suspects Sought: Robbery
A robbery that occurred during the early morning hours at a Shoney’s Restaurant near Davenport.
November 14, 1996 Information Sought: Aggravated Assault
An aggravated assault and burglary of an occupied dwelling that at a residence near Lakeland.
November 6, 1996 Suspects Sought: Grand Theft
A shoplifting ring operating out of retail department stores in the Lakeland area.
October 24, 1996 Suspects Sought: Armed Robbery
Five suspects committed an armed robbery of two store clerks at Paul’s Wesco, near Lakeland.
October 22, 1996 Information Sought: Unsolved Homicide
The unsolved homicide of Tommy Eugene Smith, discovered on the edge of a citrus grove near Auburndale.
October 22, 1996 Suspects Sought: Armed Robbery
A Ramada Inn night clerk robbed by two unknown suspects near Davenport.
October 16, 1996 Suspect Sought: Sexual Battery
Steven Michael Hafner, of Lakeland, is being sought on a charge of custodial sexual battery.
October 14, 1996 Suspect Sought: Armed Robbery
A convenience store clerk robbed at a Hop 'N Save near Lakeland.
October 1, 1996 Suspect Sought: Attempted Murder
Sacramento Avelino, of Lakeland, is being sought on charges of Attempted First Degree Murder, False Imprisonment and two counts of Aggravated Assault.
September 30, 1996 Information Sought: Armed Robbery
The robbery of a Bartow Little Ceasar's Pizza Deliveryman.
September 24, 1996 Information Sought: Criminal Mischief
Gravestones pushed off their foundations at the Fitzgerald Cemetery near Lakeland.
September 17, 1996 Suspect Sought: Attempted Sexual Battery
A suspect is wanted for an attempted sexual battery and burglary near Lake Alfred.