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News and Investigations

News & Investigations

News Releases and Public Information

Welcome to the Polk County Sheriff's Office News Room, where the Public Information Officers (PIO's) post all of the information that they release to the news media. PIO's act as liaisons between news media organizations and the Sheriff's Office. The PIO's routinely release timely and accurate information and Crime Stoppers bulletins, and respond to routine and "breaking news" media inquiries. News releases and Crime Stoppers information can be found on this page.

PCSO's full-time Public Information Officers are Brian Bruchey, Carrie Horstman, and Alicia Manautou. The Public Information Officers can be reached by sending an e-mail collectively at

The recent news releases sent out by the PIOs can be found here, and archived releases (older than 2017) can be found here.

Jul 27, 2022

PCSO investigating shooti...

Two shooting victims and two crime scenes miles apart; cases may be related

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Mark Poe
Jul 20, 2022

Suspect arrested for DUI ...

On July 19, 2022, PCSO Traffic Homicide detectives arrested 39-year-old Mark Anthony Poe of Frostpro...

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Marshall House
Jul 15, 2022

Lakeland man on state pri...

On Thursday, July 14, 2022 Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 45-year-old Marshall House...

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Image of Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland
Jul 9, 2022

PCSO partners with Lakela...

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the creators of Bonnet Springs Park to help prov...

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Child porn arrests July 2022
Jul 8, 2022

PCSO Computer Crimes dete...

Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Computer Crimes Unit (CCU) charged five suspects fo...

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Andrew Freeman
Jul 7, 2022

Pennsylvania school board...

Pennsylvania school board member arrested in Polk County for sexually battering a 17-year old girl

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