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2003 News Release Archives 
Date   Description
Dec 23, 2003  
Elderly Woman Missing From Davenport
Dec 22, 2003  
Traffic Unit Encourages Safe Holiday Season
Dec 17 2003  
Traffic Unit to Target Aggressive Drivers During Increased 
Enforcement Campaign
Dec 15 2003  
K-9 Donated To PCSO in Honor of Allison Sousa
Dec 12 2003  
Seven Volunteer Chaplains Form PCSO's Chaplaincy Program
Nov 28 2003  
Death Investigation into Accidental Shooting on Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2003  
Unincorporated Polk Crime Drops More Than State In 2003
Nov 03 2003  
Taser Guns Aim To Maximize Deputy Safety
Nov 02 2003  
Shooting at Latino Night Club Injures One, Suspect At Large
Nov 02 2003  
Deputy Hit by Car Driven By Suspect Fleeing To Elude
Oct 30 2003  
New Fingerprint Identification System Uses Ultra Sound to Confirm Inmate 
Id Prior To Release
Oct 30 2003  
Drivers Reminded To Practice Safety, Patience during Construction Project
Oct 23 2003  
Four Charged With Sale of Alcohol to Minors
Oct 17 2003  
"Internet Safety: Preventing Child Exploitation" Presentations Offered
Oct 17 2003  
Office Worker Arrested For Scheming To Defraud Over $200k
Oct 16 2003  
Suspect Arrested In Double Homicide
Oct 07 2003  
Annual Spanish Neighborhood Conference "Construyendo Comunidad" 
Sep 19 2003  
Four Charged With Sale of Alcohol to Minors
Sep 19 2003   One of Polk's "Five Most Wanted" Arrested In Lakeland
Sep 18 2003  
PCSO Searching For Missing Haines City Man
Sep 09 2003   Detention Deputy Arrested, Charged With Child Neglect
Sep 02 2003   PCSO Has Creative Ways to Raise Money for the Heart Walk
Aug 27 2003   PCSO Cyber Substation Offers Wealth of Free Information & Inquiries
Aug 15, 2003   PCSO Participates In Bicycle Helmet Giveaway
Aug 13, 2003  
Three Suspects Arrested, Charged With Unlawful Commercial Dumping
Aug 12, 2003  
One of Polk's 'Top Five Most Wanted' Arrested In Hillsborough County
Aug 08, 2003  
Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment
Aug 04, 2003  
PCSO Detectives Conducting Homicide Investigation
July 29, 2003  
COPS Car Wash to Raise Funds For Needed School Supplies 
July 22, 2003  
PCSO Mourns the Loss of Retired Sergeant
July 17, 2003  
Robert Levesque Indicted In Homicide of Missing Winter Haven Man
July 15, 2003  
New Hours Set For Mulberry School Crossing
July 14, 2003  
Sheriff Crow Advises Citizens to Secure Belongings
July 10, 2003  
PCSO vs. Local Agencies in Charity Softball Tournament
July 09, 2003  
Deputies Arrest Three after Home Invasion and Car Theft
July 09, 2003  
Colonel Gary Hester Has Master's Thesis Published In Journal
July 09, 2003  
Colonel Judd Graduates from FBI Executive Development Seminar
July 08, 2003  

PCSO Members Garner Recognitions

July 08, 2003  
Sheriff Warns Citizens about Nigerian Internet Scam
July 03, 2003  
Sheriff Crow Promotes Eight Supervisors
July 02, 2003  
Detectives Arrest Lakeland Man For Lewd Molestation
June 30, 2003  
New Simulator Offers Real Life Training Scenarios Using Digital Video Technology
June 25, 2003  
Haines City Man Arrested For Failure to Register As Sex Offender
June 25, 2003   HIDTA Task Force Makes Significant Arrest & Seizure in Haines City
June 23, 2003  
Winter Haven Man Arrested On 155 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography
June 13, 2003  
Youngsters Encouraged To Sign Up For Cops Silver Star Youth Camp
June 12, 2003  
PCSO Colonel Grady Judd to Attend FBI Executive Development Seminar
June 09, 2003  
Lakeland Man Arrested For Soliciting Child for Sex via Internet
June 06, 2003  
Deputy Charged With Vehicle Arson 
June 06, 2003  
Two Arrested For Attempted Murder
May 29, 2003  

Traffic Safety Checkpoint

May 29, 2003  
PCSO Members Raise More Than $120,000 for Worthy Causes
May 23, 2003  
Water Safety Tips for Weekend Holiday
May 23, 2003  
PCSO Members Recognized During Annual Awards Ceremony
May 22, 2003  
Sheriff's Office to Participate In "Click It or Ticket" Campaign
May 21, 2003  
Detectives Arrest Rapist 
May 20, 2003  
Fort Meade Store Clerk Arrested For Sale of Obscene Material
May 17, 2003   Lakeland Pair Arrested For Aggravated Child Abuse
May 15, 2003  
Undercover Operation Targets Underage Sale of Alcohol
May 15, 2003   6 Arrested During Undercover Operation
May 14, 2003  
Federal Indictment Served On Lakeland Man For Harboring Escapee
May 01, 2003   School Crossing To Close on May 9, 2003
Apr 25, 2003  
Undercover Operation Targets Underage Sale Of Alcohol
Apr 21, 2003  
PCSO Colonel Graduates from State Chief Executive Seminar
Apr 07, 2003  
Babson Park Woman Charged With 2nd Degree Murder In Death of 
Her 4-Week-Old Daughter
Apr 01, 2003  
Detention Deputy Arrested For Domestic Battery
Mar 31, 2003  
Three PCSO Crime Scene Technicians Receive International Certification
Mar 28, 2003  
Search/Dig at Highland City Home Wraps Up, No Human Remains Found
Mar 27, 2003   PCSO Detention Sergeant to Serve As PCC Detention Academy Coordinator
Mar 23, 2003   Inmate Charged For Conspiring To Allow another Inmate to Escape
Mar 18, 2003  
Traffic Safety Checkpoint 
Mar 18, 2003   Winter Haven Man Charged with 78 Counts of ID Theft
Mar 04, 2003  
Sheriff Warns Citizens about Canadian Telephone Scam
Feb 27, 2003  
Two Arrested For Manufacture and Sale of Fake ID Cards
Feb 21, 2003  
Sheriff Crow Alerts Citizens to Fundraising Effort
Feb 20, 2003  
Neighborhood Problem Solving Conference This Saturday
Feb 20, 2003  
PCSO Hosts "Safe Kids Summit"
Feb 13, 2003  
Deceased Suspect in Osceola County Deputy-Involved Shooting Identified
Feb 12, 2003  
Deputies Arrest Lakeland Couple, Recover $100,000 in Stolen Computers 
Feb 12, 2003  
Osceola County Deputy Fatally Shoots Suspect After Pursuit into Polk
Feb 05, 2003  
Mulberry Man Arrested For Cultivating Marijuana in His Home
Feb 04, 2003  
Unincorporated Polk Crime Drops 8% during 2002, Second Decrease in a Row
Jan 31, 2003  
Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Set For Friday, February 7
Jan 31, 2003  
Lakeland Man Arrested On 300 Counts Of Possession Of Child Pornography
Jan 30, 2003  
Neighborhood Problem Solving Conference Slated For February
Jan 30, 2003  
PCSO Hosts Job Fair February 1, 2003
Jan 23, 2003   Public Health And Safety Response Equipment Display Set For Jan. 29
Jan 22, 2003   R Kelly Arrested in Miami on Polk Warrant
Jan 21, 2003  
PCSO Senior Crime Prevention Festival To Be Held Tonight
Jan 17, 2003   Four Arrested In String of Vehicle Burglaries
Jan 17, 2003   Haines City Man Arrested On Attempted Murder and Robbery Charges
Jan 17, 2003  
Escaped Battery Suspect William Hendricks Apprehended
Jan 14, 2003  
Active Meth Lab Found and Destroyed During Arrest
Jan 14, 2003  
Fraud Unit Warns Citizens to Check Out Telephone Solicitors 
Seeking Donations
Jan 14, 2003  
PCSO District Map Lines Redrawn
Jan 14, 2003  
Grant Funds Full-Time GED Teacher at PCSO Central County Jail
Jan 14, 2003  
Warrants Round-Up Nets 7 Arrests 
Jan 14, 2003  
PCSO Hosts Job Fair January 18, 2003
Jan 13, 2003  
Davenport Woman Arrested For Extortion after Threatening Officer
Jan 10, 2003   Endangered Missing Children Returned To Safe Custody
Jan 07, 2003  
Warrants Issued For Two Men In Loughman Homicide
Jan 06, 2003   Bowling Green Man Arrested, Charged With Lewd Battery