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2006 News Release Archives 

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Date   Description
Dec 28, 2006   Polk Sheriff's Detectives Conducting Shooting Investigation
Dec 21, 2006   Polk Sheriff's Deputies and Community Traffic Safety Team Enforce DUI Laws This Season
Dec 19, 2006   Tampa Bay Bucs Player to Visit PCSO Deputies Again
Dec 19, 2006   Three Schools Combine Efforts to Raise Money for Sheriff's Office K-9 Fund
Dec 14, 2006   Results of Thanksgiving Week's "Click it or Ticket Florida" Campaign
Dec 7, 2006   Lake Wales Police Lieutenant Arrested    
Dec 7, 2006   PCSO Deputies Working Hit and Run
Dec 6, 2006   Mulberry Business Owner Arrested for Forgery and Grand Theft
Dec 5, 2006   PCSO to Host Pet Adopt-a-Thon
Dec 4, 2006   Polk Correctional Institute Sergeant Arrested 
Dec 1, 2006   S.T.A.R. Program Awarded Grant
Nov 30, 2006   Sheriff Judd Warns Residents of Latest Identity Theft Scam
Nov 29, 2006   Atlanta Bread Company Will Donate Sales to the Family of Deputy Matt Williams
Nov 29, 2006   Scott Lake Elementary to Present Check to PCSO for New K-9
Nov 29, 2006   Polk Sheriff's Deputies Pull Man From Alligator Jaws   Victim
Nov 28, 2006   City of Lakeland Concert Band to Present Check to Matt Williams' Family
Nov 22, 2006   "Operation Pop Top" Finds Eleven Stores of Twelve in Compliance
Nov 21, 2006   Polk Sheriff's Deputies Join in National "Click It or Ticket" Campaign Thanksgiving Weekend.
Nov 21, 2006   Citizen Assisted Patrol community to be Presented with Patrol Car Tonight
Nov 20, 2006   Gretchen Morales Charged with Filing False Police Report, child Neglect, and contributing to the Delinquency of a Child
Nov 17, 2006   Missing Davenport Woman Found in St. Pete
Nov 16, 2006   PCSO Searching for Missing Endangered Davenport Woman 
Nov 15, 2006   AKC German Shepherd Puppies to be Raffled at Memorial Golf Tournament 
Nov 15, 2006   Day Care Worker Arrested for Capital Felony Sexual Battery
Nov 9, 2006   Lakeland Couple Arrested for Growing Cannabis
Nov 9, 2006   Child Pornography Charges
Nov 8, 2006   Sheriff Judd Warns Residents About Latest Scam
Nov 8, 2006   Sheriff Judd Returns $6,744,647.76 to Board of County Commissioners 
Nov 7, 2006   Vanguard School to Name mascot "DiOGi" During Ceremony This Month
Nov 6, 2006   Clermont Police Department Arrest Polk Sheriff's Office Trainee on Child Abuse Charge
Nov 4, 2006   Fatal Crash
Nov 2, 2006   Detention Deputy Arrested for Conspiracy For Unlawful Compensation Involving Official Behavior 
Oct 27, 2006   Animal Control Holiday Hours
Oct 27, 2006   Registered Stallion To Be Sold 
Oct 26, 2006   Deputy Matt Willliams & K-9 Partner DiOGi Memorial Poker Run
Oct 24, 2006   Kimberly Harrington in Custody
Oct 24, 2006   Caught Red-Handed, Suspects Deny Involvement
Oct 24, 2006   2nd Frostproof School Crossing to Close
Oct 23, 2006   Remains That of "John Doe"
Oct 23, 2006   Memorial Efforts Include Concert
Oct 23, 2006   Frostproof School Crossing to Close
Oct 23, 2006   Lakeland Area School Crossing to Close
Oct 17, 2006   PCSO Lieutenant to Race Bike in Fallen Deputy's Honor Bike Pictures 
Oct 12, 2006   Two New County Ordinances Are Passed
Oct 10, 2006   PCSO Investigation of the Fatal Shooting of D/S Matt Williams & K-9 Diogi, and the Shooting of D/S Doug Speirs
Oct 10, 2006   The Polk County Sheriff's Office Mourns the Loss of K-9 Team Matt Williams and Diogi
Oct 9, 2006   Death Investigation of Polk County Jail Inmate
Oct 6, 2006   Killer's Journal and Weapons Recovered   
Sept 30, 2006   Kissimmee Man Arrested in Poinciana Homicide
Sept 29, 2006   Funeral Arrangements for K-9 Deputy Matt Williams   
Sept 27, 2006   "Over the Limit, Under Arrest" Results
Sept 21, 2006   Probation Search Yields Meth Charges
Sept 20, 2006   Combee Road and Skyview Drive School Crossing to Close
Sept 14, 2006   HIDTA Task Force Arrests Atlanta Drug Dealers and Seizes Ice 
Sept 13, 2006   Two Armed robbery Suspects Apprehended After Short Pursuit by Sheriff's Deputy  
Sept 13, 2006   Lakeland Man Arrested and Animals Seized in Cockfighting Investigation 
Sept 13, 2006   Two Arrested in Drive-by Shooting Homicide          
Sept 12, 2006   Fox Found in Fort Meade Tests Positive for Rabies
Sept 8, 2006   Narrative of DeComo Arrest Affidavit   
Sept 8, 2006   PCSO Employee Arrested     
Sept 5, 2006   Results of PCSO Labor Day Traffic Safety Initiative
Sept 4, 2006   Lake Wales Man Arrested for Homicide     
Sept 4, 2006   PCSO Conducting Homicide Investigation
Aug 31, 2006   PCSO to Have 4 Acres in New Development Area
Aug 31, 2006   PCSO to Participate in Recovery Month Activities
Aug 29, 2006   PCSO Labor Day Weekend Traffic Safety Initiative Planned
Aug 25, 2006   Suspect In Custody
Aug 24, 2006   Crime in Unincorporated Polk Down Compared to First Six Months of 2005
Aug 21, 2006   Suspect Arrested in Fatal Drive-By Shooting
Aug 21, 2006   16 Arrested in Undercover Operation
Aug 18, 2006   Two Men Arrested in Attempted Murder Case
Aug 18, 2006   More Arrests Made as Part of Federal Investigation into "Lacy Oranization"
Aug 18, 2006   CALEA Assessment Scheduled for PCSO
Aug 16, 2006   COPs Deputies Helping Keep Polk Beautiful
Aug 16, 2006   Fort Meade School Crossing to Close
Aug 14, 2006   PCSO Hosts Job Fair to Hire Detention Deputies and Deputy Sheriffs
Aug 13, 2006   Missing Endangered Elderly Female
Jul 31, 2006   Suspect Sought for Attempted Murder  CAPTURED!
Jul 28, 2006   PCSO to Celebrate National Night Out
Jul 28, 2006   PCSO to Join Solivita Veterans in Support Our Troops Program
Jul 21, 2006   Missing Elderly Boater Found Dead
Jul 15, 2006   Two Men Wanted in 2005 Homicide Arrested in Kissimmee
Jul 7, 2006   One Arrested, Two Still at Large in 2005 Poinciana Homicide Case  
Jul 7, 2006   Wabash Neighborhood Crime Watch group raise money to buy bike for COPS deputies.
Jul 5, 2006   If You Can't Stand the H.E.A.T., .........
Jun 30, 2006   Polk County STAR Program Launch Set for Jul 1, 2006
Jun 29, 2006   1997 Cold Case Homicide Solved with 2 Arrests  
Jun 29, 2006   Summer HEAT Not Just About the Weather
Jun 29, 2006   PCSO Bids Farewell to Beloved K-9 Jerry Lee  
Jun 28, 2006   Operation Libertine Suspect Netted on Drug Charges
Jun 27, 2006   Deputy Sheriff arrested for Domestic Battery 
Jun 26, 2006   Sheriff Judd Announces Results of Local Click it or Ticket Campaign
Jun 26, 2006   Sheriff Grady Judd sends strong message to On-line Pedophiles - "They made a Date with Deputies Instead of Children"
Jun 23, 2006   Sheriff Judd Supports County's Enforcement of Illegal Signs
Jun 22, 2006   Scott Lake Sink Hole Creating Traffic Concerns
Jun 21, 2006   Proposed Sex Offender-Predator Residence Restriction Ordinance.
Jun 20, 2006   Lakeland Police Department Arrest Polk Deputy Sheriff on Simple Battery, Domestic Charge 
Jun 14, 2006   Deputies are seeking Kevin Rhoton on carjacking and attempted murder charges
Jun 13, 2006   State Representative Joe Negron to visit Polk County S.T.A.R. Program (formerly the Polk County Juvenile Boot Camp) on Wednesday, Jun 14th at 4:30 p.m.
Jun 12, 2006   Funeral Set for Infant Found Dead in North Lakeland Trash Bin: Friday, Jun 16th, 10:30 at Lakeland Funeral Home
Jun 8, 2006   Sheriff Grady Judd's Faith-Based Jail Program Gains Attention of Florida Attorney General Crist
Jun 8, 2006   Wanted! Dedicated men and Women! Sheriff Judd Seeks Crossing Guards to Help Protect Polk County's Children
Jun 7, 2006   Detectives Seeking Owners of Stolen Jewelry and Camera
Jun 7, 2006   Sheriff Judd Proposes 2,500 Foot distance of Children If Predator/Offender Victim Was Under 18
Jun 6, 2006  

Sheriff Grady Judd Proposes Common Sense Approach to Protecting Polk County Children

Jun 6, 2006   Proposed Sexual Offender-Predator Residence Restriction Ordinance
Jun 6, 2006   PCSO Collects Care package Items for "Support Our Troops" Campaign
Jun 5, 2006   PCSO Bids Farewell to Award-Winning Veteran K-9 Cezar   
Jun 1, 2006   Detectives Searching for Missing Endangered Elderly Couple
Jun 1, 2006   Lakeland Man Charged in Homicide After Killing His Father
May 26, 2006   Tip Leads to Arrest of Meth. Dealer Who Sold Drugs and Paid Children to Have Sex
May 25, 2006   Suspect Indicted in Crimes that Resulted in Death of Accomplice
May 25, 2006   Deputies Focus on Educating Drivers About "Move Over Law" During Campaign
May 21, 2006   Polk Deputies Conducting Death Investigation
May 19, 2006   Polk Sheriff's Deputies to Join 12,000 Agencies In National "Click It or Ticket" Campaign
May 17, 2006   Sheriff's Cold Case Detectives Solve 30-Year-Old Homicide
May 17, 2006   PCSO Hosts Job Fair to Hire Animal control Officers
May 17, 2006   Sheriff's Office Relay for Life Team Raises Most Money at Haines City Event
May 15, 2006   Lakeland Man's Arrest Clears Several Business Burglary Cases
May 11, 2006   Sheriff Judd Names Civilian, Deputy Sheriff, and Detention Deputy of the Year 2005
May 9, 2006   Polk Sheriff's Deputies Investigating Death of Infant Found In Trash Bin
May 8, 2006   Polk Sheriff's Deputies Pluck More Than Two Dozen in Cock Fighting Operation
May 8, 2006   Polk County Pease Officers' Memorial Service Set for May 11th
May 4, 2006   PCSO Annual Award Ceremony "Pride In Service" Set for May 9, 2006
May 1, 2006   Polk Sheriff's Identity Theft Strike Force Makes Arrest 
May 1, 2006   First radKIDS Class Scheduled This Week in Winter Haven
Apr 28, 2006   High School Senior Arrested After Publishing Threat Against School  
Apr 28, 2006   Deputies Arrest Three Young Men for Crime Spree in Lakeland and Mulberry
Apr 27, 2006   Public Information Officer Contact Information and Request for Media Email Addresses
Apr 26, 2006   Sheriff Grady Judd Eliminates Senior Staff Position and fills 6 Retirement Supervisor Vacancies
Apr 24, 2006   Operation Targets Sale of Weapons to Juveniles
Apr 15, 2006   PCSO Investigating Accidental Shooting in Bowling Green
Apr 14, 2006   Polk County Jail Inmate fights With and Breaks Arms of Two Deputies
Apr 14, 2006   Polk county Sheriff's Office Honors CAP Volunteers
Apr 13, 2006   The Easter Bunny and Sheriff Judd to Visit children in Local Hospitals
Apr 13, 2006   Registered Sexual Predator Arrested for Cyber Stalking 
Apr 12, 2006   Central Florida Business Owner Arrested for Fraud, More Victims Urged to Come Forward 
Apr 11, 2006   Polk County Inmate Attacks Nurse and Two Deputies at South County Jail  
Apr 4, 2006   Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Department of Homeland Security Arrested on Polk County Charges 
Apr 3, 2006   PCSO Traffic Units to Assist with FDOT Work Zone Awareness Campaign
Apr 3, 2006   Death Investigation of Polk County Jail Inmate
Apr 2, 2006   Man Found Unconscious in Work Program Parking Lot Located Next to Central County Jail in Bartow; later dies in Bartow Memorial Hospital
Mar 31, 2006   Remains Found in Bartow Identified: Homicide Victim Heather Plunkett from Palm Beach County
Mar 31, 2006   PCSO Hosts Golf Tournament to Benefit American Cancer Society
Mar 28 2006   Sheriff Grady Judd Hosts Tour of Polk County Boot Camp
Mar 20 2006   Inmate dies at Central County Jail in Bartow
Mar 8 2006   PCSO Detectives Make Fraud Arrest
Mar 7, 2006   Inmate Recaptured After Escape From Lakeland Regional Medical Center 
Mar 6, 2006   Bartow Police Officer Arrested
Mar 6, 2006   Sheriff's Detectives Solve 1988 Case
Feb 25, 2006  

Weekend of February 25-26, 2005 Homicide and Fatal Crash Investigation

Feb 23, 2006  

Polk County Bids Farewell to Former Sheriff Monroe Brannen

Feb 23, 2006  

U.S. Attorney Indicts Third Man for the Murder of Officer Horner

Feb 17, 2006  

PCSO Seeks Help in Identifying Skeletal Remains Found in Bartow 

Feb 17, 2006   PCSO to Hold Open House for New COPS Unit in Poinciana
Feb 16, 2006   Sheriff Judd Seeking Residents to Participate in Sheriff's Advisory Council
Feb 16, 2006   PCSO Conducting Death Investigation Regarding Skeletal Remains Found in Bartow
Feb 16, 2006   Timeline of Marcelino Crespo Homicide
Feb 16, 2006   PCSO Makes Arrest in Homicide 
Feb 15, 2006   PCSO Investigating First Homicide of 2006
Feb 15, 2006   Sheriff's Detectives and ATF Agents Make Several Arrests and Seizures
Feb 14, 2006   Polk County Crime Rate Hits Record Low and 2005 UCR Crime Report
Feb 6, 2006   First Week of February In Review: Raccoon Tests Positive for rabies, Results of Operation "Pop Top", Inmate Dies in Jail
Feb 3, 2006   Sheriff Judd Reminds Super Bowl Fans that Fans don't Let Fans Drive Drunk
Jan 31, 2006   School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day Set for Friday, February 3rd
Jan 27, 2006   Mulberry Man Arrested for Animal Cruelty and Dog Fighting
Jan 26, 2006   PCSO Conducting Investigation into Dog fighting
Jan 23, 2006   Part-time Reserve Pilot Retires From Duty at 73 Years of Age