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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.

May 4, 2022

Mulberry woman arrested f...

Mulberry woman arrested for selling alcohol to a minor

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Joshua Badillo
May 2, 2022

One dead, two injured in ...

An argument at the Shady Cove Bar & Grill near Haines City on Sunday afternoon, May 1, 2022, turned ...

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Polk County News
May 2, 2022

Polk County Peace Officer...

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is proud to join the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Polk County Lo...

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Justin Jenkins PCSO mugshot
Apr 29, 2022

South Daytona man indicte...

On April 29, 2022, the Grand Jury indicted 29-year-old Justin Jenkins (DOB 7/4/92) of South Daytona,...

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Seth Settle
Apr 29, 2022

Lake Wales man arrested b...

19-year old arrested after fatally shooting 52-year old woman in Lake Wales home

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David Roberts
Apr 29, 2022

Polk County Sheriff’s Off...

PCSO deputies arrested 69-year-old David Roberts, Lake Wales, a Polk County Sheriff’s Office volunte...

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