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2005 News Release Archives 

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Date   Description
Dec 28, 2005   Driver's License/Vehicle Checkpoints
Dec 27, 2005   Polk County Bids Farewell to K-9 Ares
Dec 20, 2005   Law Enforcement Reserve Academy in the Works
Dec 19, 2005   Volunteer Faith-Based Program Recognition Service Slated for Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Central County Jail
Dec 13, 2005   Sheriff's Office to hold Christmas Party for Girls Youth Villa
Dec 3, 2005   Two Arrested in Armed Robbery, Shooting 
Nov 29, 2005   PCSO Animal Control Presents 2nd Annual Pet Fest
Nov 17, 2005   Deputy Returning from Iraq to be Served Oath of Office by Sheriff Judd
Nov 10, 2005   Operation Targets Underage Sale of Alcohol
Nov 7, 2005   Fugitive David Dent Apprehended in Lake County
Nov 3, 2005   Association to Donate Money to Polk County Explorer Post 900
Nov 2, 2005   Sheriff's Office Receives Grant to Create Identity theft Task Force
Oct 28, 2005   Traffic Crash Involving PCSO Inmate Transport Van
Oct 26, 2005   Deputies to give Out Glow Sticks for Trick-or-Treating
Oct 20, 2005   Polk sheriff's Sergeant Arrested for Grand Theft and Official Misconduct.
Oct 19, 2005   Sheriff Judd Announces 2006 Legislative Priorities of the Florida Sheriffs Association
Oct 19, 2005   Triple Homicide Suspect / Fugitive from Justice Arrested in Polk County
Oct 17, 2005  

Progress Energy Offering $10,000 Reward for Information in Transformer Damage

Case Solved

Oct 14, 2005   Upcoming Fall Events Planned for Northeast District and Inwood Community
Oct 12, 2005   Polk County Traffic Campaign To Focus On Stopping Red Light Running Through Education, Enforcement
Oct 12, 2005   Sheriff Judd to Recognize Hurricane Relief Volunteers at Benefit Concert Event.
Oct 12, 2005   PCSO Partners with Schools to Present Gun Safety Videos
Oct 11, 2005   Parents Urged to Follow Halloween Child Safety Tips
Oct 7, 2005   Smithbilt Donates Storage Structure to Polk Sheriff's Office Juvenile Boot Camp Agricultural Program
Oct 7, 2005   Polk County Sheriff's Computer Crimes detectives arrested Christopher Michael Wilson for Wholesale Distribution of Obscene material. 
Oct 7, 2005   Polk Sheriff's Office to Hold Open House to Celebrate Opening of New Northwest Central Command Center.
Oct 6, 2005   Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd Completes National Sheriff's Institute Executive Development Program
Oct 6, 2005   Four Lakeland Residents Arrested in Pasco county for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping.
Sept 23, 2005   Four Arrested in Undercover Drug Sting
Sept 22, 2005   Polk Murder Suspect Arrested in Panhandle
Sept 22, 2005   Florida State Representatives to Tour Boot Camp Today
Sept 20, 2005   First Annual M.A.M.A. Conference (Mothers Against MethAmphetamine)
Sept 14, 2005   Suspect Arrested Following Theft of Patrol Car
Sept 13, 2005   Suspects Charged in Mailbox Thefts, Counterfeiting Scheme
Sept 09, 2005   Detectives Make Arrests for Pirating Music in Winter Haven
Sept 07, 2005   PCSO Vice Unit Seizes Illegal Gambling Devices
Sept 07, 2005   PCSO Sending Replacement Crew and Additional Resources to Mississippi
Sept 06, 2005   Two Charged in Home Invasion, Kidnapping
Sept 06, 2005   First Annual M.A.M.A. Recovery Walk
Sept 01, 2005   Polk Hurricane Recovery Team in Mississippi
Aug 31, 2005   Cat Found In Davenport Tests Positive for Rabies
Aug 31, 2005   Sex Offender Arrested for Soliciting a Child for Sex
Aug 28, 2005   PCSO Conducting Homicide Investigation and Boating Accident/Drowning
Aug 24, 2005   PCSO Assisting Franklin County Sheriff in Search for Missing Woman
Aug 23, 2005   Polk Deputy Injured in Iraqi Car Bomb Attach that Injured Pasco Deputy and WHPD Officer    
Aug 19, 2005   Fund Created for Woman Who Returned Lost Purse
Aug 17, 2005   Polk County Sheriff's Office supply Clerk Arrested for Introduction Contraband into a Detention Facility.
Aug 16, 2005   PCSO Hosting Benefit Bowling Tournament for American Heart Association Amended
Aug 16, 2005   Sheriff's Office Searching Arrests Edward D. Massengill on Florida Parole Commission Warrant (Parole Violation on 2nd Degree Murder).
Aug 14, 2005   Sheriff's Office Searching for Developmentally (Mentally) Handicapped Woman, 26-Year-Old Veronica Mojica of Ft. Meade. Picture of   Found Aug 15, 2005 in good health.
Aug 12, 2005   Sheriff Judd Appointed by Governor to State Medical Examiners Commission
Aug 12, 2005   PCSO Hosting Benefit Bowling Tournament for American Heart Association
Aug 5, 2005   Lakeland Man Charged with Fighting Animals and 23 Pit Bull Dogs Seized
Aug 4, 2005   Man Arrested for Aggravated Child Abuse
Aug 4, 2005  

Man Charged With Solicitation To Commit Murder of a Polk Sheriff's Office Deputy


Aug 3, 2005   PCSO Seeking School Crossing Guards
Aug 2, 2005   Sheriff Judd Asks Motorists to Drive Safely as School Starts This Week
Aug 1, 2005  

Sheriff Judd Unveils New Crime Prevention Vans During National Night Out


July 27, 2005  

Man Arrested On Felony Animal Cruelty Charges

July 26, 2005   Local Agencies Partnering to Conduct DUI Checkpoint This Week
July 20, 2005  

Detectives Make Arrests and Seize Counterfeit Property in Lake Alfred

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July 14, 2005   Polk City Couple Arrested for Growing Marijuana
July 14, 2005   Sheriff Judd Filing claim to Recover Taxpayers' Money in Safety Vest Class Action Settlement
July 14, 2005   Undercover Reverse Cocaine Operation in Winter Haven Results in Ten Arrests
July 6, 2005   Results of July Fourth Weekend Traffic Initiatives
July 5, 2005   Joint Investigation with Osceola County Leads to Four Grow Houses in Polk
July 2, 2005   Davenport Woman Arrested for Running Puppy Mill
June 28, 2005   Adult and Juvenile arrested in Shooting Incident
June 28, 2005   Bright House Employees to Enhance Neighborhood Watch Efforts
June 26, 2005   Deputy-Involved Shooting Involving Motorist
June 24, 2005   HIDTA Task Force and PCSO Detective Make Several Arrests for Trafficking and Cultivation
June 16, 2005   Undercover Detectives Arrest Two Men for Sex Crimes Involving Children
June 13, 2005   Sheriff's Office Conducting Death Investigation
June 13, 2005   Driver's License/Vehicle Checkpoints
June 10, 2005   PCSO Seeking School Crossing Guards
June 8, 2005   Additional Victims of Contractor Impersonator Urged to Come Forward  
June 5, 2005   PCSO Investigating Crash Involving Ambulance
May 23, 2005   Polk County Sheriff's Office Hosting Job Fair
May 16, 2005   Armed Robberies Cleared by Arrests After Surveillance of Store Conducted.
May 13, 2005   Lakeland Man Charged with 2 Counts Aggravated Assault and 2 Counts False Imprisonment
May 10, 2005   Single Engine Aircraft Crashes in Wooded Area Off of Firetower Road in East Polk County
May 6, 2005   Sheriff Judd to Help Present $5,000 Check for Charity
May 5, 2005   Peace Officers Memorial Service Set May 12
May 5, 2005   Sheriff Judd Warns Citizens Against Telephone Solicitation Scam
May 4, 2005   PCSO and CTST to Focus on "Move Over Law" on US 27 This Month
April 27, 2005   Joint Operation Results in Counterfeiting Arrests
April 26, 2005   Review Shows Inmate JASA Program Successful
April 26, 2005   Deputies to Conduct "Operation Survive the Drive" on State Road 37
April 12, 2005   McGruff the Crime Dog and child ID Kits to Appear at Cracker Barrel
April 7, 2005   Vacancy on Civil Service Board Filled
April 2, 2005   Update to Dundee Convenience Store Robber/Homicide
April 1, 2005   Convenience Store Clerk Robber and Killed
Mar 31, 2005   PCSO to Target US Hwy 27 During Work Zone Safety Awareness Week
Mar 25, 2005   Local Anesthesiologist Arrested for Lewd Battery on a Child
Mar 25, 2005   Polk County Sheriff's Office Hosting Job Fair
Mar 24, 2005   PCSO and CTST to Target Traffic Control Devices on US Hwy 27
Mar 23, 2005   "Polk Sheriff 24/7" TV Show To Premier in April
Mar 17, 2005   Polk Sheriff's Office Seeking Volunteers
Mar 15, 2005   Media Invited to Meeting for Faith-Based Initiatives in Polk Jails
Mar 10, 2005   New Billboards Encourage Report of Elder Abuse
Mar 7, 2005   PCSO Hosts American Cancer Society Benefit Golf Tournament
Mar 2, 2005   Sheriff Warns Residents about Canadian Lottery Scam
Feb 25, 2005   Results of February US Hwy 27 Safety Campaign Initiative
Feb 22, 2005   PCSO and CTST to Target Aggressive Driving on US Hwy 27
Feb 21, 2005   PCSO and League of Women voters Present Gun Safety Awareness Training
Feb 18, 2005   SAO Finds Shootings Justified
Feb 18, 2005   PCSO Staff to Honor Sheriff Crow in Building Dedication Ceremony
Feb 17, 2005   Serious Crash on Masterpiece Road Injures Two Adults, Three Children
Feb 16, 2005   Faith-Based Initiatives in Polk Jails Ideas Being Solicited
Feb 16, 2005   Sheriff Judd Announced Creation of Sheriff's Advisory Council
Feb 15, 2005   PCSO Hosts News Conference and Awareness of Oral Rabies Vaccine program
Feb 15, 2005   Fox Involved in Attack Confirmed Positive for Rabies
Feb 14, 2005   PCSO Animal Control Investigating Fox Attack
Feb 09, 2005   Sheriff Judd to Hold Promotion Ceremony
Feb 09, 2005   PCSO Wraps up Review of Technical Equipment Failure at Court House
Feb 09, 2005   Driver's License/Vehicle Checkpoints
Feb 09, 2005   Polk County Sheriff's Office Seeking School Crossing Guards
Feb 08, 2005   Detention Deputy Arrested, Charged With Filing False Report
Feb 7, 2005   Licensed Veterinarian Arrested for Abuse of Disabled Adult
Feb 4, 2005   PCSO Purchasing Unit Earns National Re-Accreditation
Feb 2, 2005   Polk county Crime Drops Again
Jan 27, 2005   Deputy Involved Shooting
Jan 26, 2005   PCSO Selling Balloons and Much More for American Cancer Society
Jan 25, 2005   Serial Bank Robber Takes Cab to Robbery; Suspect Shot Trying to Avoid Capture
Jan 21, 2005   PCSO Bids Farewell to Retired Canine "Rex"
Jan 4, 2005   Sheriff Judd Announces Several Promotions