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Sheriff: Teen who beat boy with baseball bat wondered 'what it feels like to kill somebody'

Deputies said they were called at about 2:45 p.m. Monday to a wooded area along Caloosa Boulevard near U.S. 27 and First Avenue North, where Giovanni Diaz was found dead. During a news conference, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Dillen Murray, 16, was angry and jealous that Diaz had a relations

WFTV - 2018-03-21 16:44:54

***MISSING*** Winter Haven Women Missing Since March 15

WINTER HAVEN - Winter Haven Police need help in locating a missing 40 year-old Winter Haven woman who hasn't been seen by friends or family since March 15. On March 19, 2018, Winter Haven Police were alerted to a missing woman who was last seen in the early morning hours of March 15. Amy Millen was

DAILYRIDGE.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

WATCH LIVE: Kissimmee roads shut down as crews respond to apartment fire

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A fire at an apartment building shut down roads in Osceola County Wednesday afternoon, the Kissimmee Police Department said. Heavy smoke could be soon coming from the two-story apartment building located at 1459 Dorado Drive around noon, officials said. Donegan Avenue was closed

CLICK ORLANDO - 2018-03-21 16:22:52

6-foot gator hangs out in middle of Lakeland road

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - A six-foot alligator started his Tuesday morning hanging out in the middle of a Lakeland road. Jeff Spears said he was on his way to work at 4:45 a.m. on Carter Road when he came across the gator in front of the Eaglebrooke subdivision. Spears called 911 and Polk sheriff's de

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-21 01:39:15

'A tragic ending': Polk County deputies shoot, kill 'troubled' 20-year-old man

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. -- Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd called the events of last night "a tragic ending to a sad set of circumstances." Judd's county deputies were forced to shoot and kill a man who pointed a shotgun at them. In the months leading up to late Tuesday, March 20, Chance Christopher Haege

10NEWS - 2018-03-21 13:23:00

PCSO: Lakeland man tries to steal from same Publix twice

LAKELAND - A 45-year-old Lakeland man has been arrested by the Polk County Sheriff's Office on charges of grand theft and petty theft. According to Sheriff's Office reports, Juan Varela-Roman Sr. has tried twice to steal merchandise from the Publix supermarket at 6767 U.S. 98 N., Lakeland. According

THE LEDGER - 2018-03-20 23:08:11

Judd, Putnam announce 5 arrests in Polk credit-card skimming investigation

BARTOW - A three-month investigation, triggered after a Polk County Sheriff's deputy noticed two men tinkering with a fuel pump's keypad at a Sunoco station in Polk City, has led to five arrests involving a statewide credit-card skimming operation. In a press conference Wednesday, Sheriff Grady Judd

THE LEDGER - 2018-03-21 18:08:17

Troubled Winter Haven Man Commits 'Suicide By Cop'

WINTER HAVEN, FL -- A 20-year-old Winter Haven man who was shot and killed by Polk County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday, March 20, had a long history of mental health problems, said Sheriff Grady Judd. On Tuesday night, Chance Haegele posted a Snapchat message in which he threatened to kill himself. A

PATCH - 2018-03-21 15:04:13

Haines City homicide suspect arrested in Texas after killing woman in front of his kids

HAINES CITY, Fla. - The homicide suspect accused of killing the mother of his three children in front of them has been arrested in Texas. 38-year-old Maclovio Salas was the suspect in the fatal shooting of Ricio Mozqueda, 37. He was found in his vehicle outside a residence in McGregor, TX. Waco Poli


Sheriff's Office: Polk teacher left 4-year-old boy at home alone

WINTER HAVEN - A fourth-grade teacher has been arrested on charges of child neglect after a young boy in her custody was found wandering outside her home in Davenport, the Polk County Sheriff's Office reported. Marsha Dolce, 26, is a teacher at Laurel Elementary in Poinciana, the PCSO said in a news


Polk City man killed in 2-vehicle crash

POLK CITY - Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a fatal crash involving two vehicles Saturday at 5:21 a.m. on Commonwealth Ave. (SR 33) at Van Fleet Road, near Polk City. Jeffrey Felts, 60, of Polk City, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, Trenton Knight, 20, of Polk C


Driver arrested after deadly crash in Lake Wales

LAKE WALES, Fla. -- One person was killed and two others injured Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Lake Wales. The accident occurred just before 1:00 p.m. in the 2100 block of State Road 60 East. According to the Lake Wales Police Department, 51-year-old Donis Enrique Perez Villacinda wa


Lake Wales Police Investigating Fatal Crash On S.R. 60 In Front Of Walmart Sunday Afternoon

Lake Wales, Florida - The Lake Wales Police Department is currently Investigating a fatal crash on S. R. 60 just East of Buckmoor Rd. The crash occurred approximately at 1:30pm. Lake Wales Police Lt. David Black advised one person has died in the crash. Traffic is being rerouted due to scene. The ne


Single-vehicle crash leaves 1 dead, 2 hurt

Authorities said it appears the driver lost control as he traveled West on State Road 60. The vehicle appeared to have rolled at least once before coming to rest upside down. Ledger staff LAKE WALES - Lake Wales Police responded to a single vehicle traffic crash on State Road 60 on Sunday at about


One dead, two injured in Lake Wales crash

One person was killed and two others injured Sunday afternoon in a single-vehicle crash in Lake Wales. The incident occurred just before 1 pm in the 2100 block of State Road 60 East. According to a Lake Wales Police Department report 51-year-old Donis Enrique Perez Villacinda was traveling west when


LPD clerk, husband arrested for marijuana possession

LAKELAND - A Lakeland Police Department records clerk was arrested along with her newlywed husband Friday afternoon for marijuana possession. Alysen Johnson, 28, is on paid administrative leave from her job while an investigation continues, said LPD spokesman Sgt. Gary Gross. She is paid a yearly s


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


US military helicopter crashes in Iraq

Washington (CNN)A US military HH-60 Black Hawk variant helicopter has crashed in western Iraq near the border with Syria, according to multiple US defense officials. The officials cautioned that these are early reports and that the Pave Hawk was carrying seven personnel, but was not on a combat mis


Former Polk County Deputy Sheriff arrested for aggravated stalking of ex-boyfriend

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (WFLA) - A former Polk County Deputy Sheriff was arrested on Wednesday for multiple charges after showing up to her ex-boyfriend's home and threatening to arrest his girlfriend back in December. According to the sheriff's office, Silvia Lara, 26, was hired a Deputy Sheriff in Nov.


One dead in Wimauma brush fire

WIMAUMA, Fla. - Hillsborough County Fire Marshal has confirmed one person has died in a brush fire Thursday night in Wimauma. Officials said that the fire threatened three homes in the area of U.S. 301 and Bonita Drive in Wimauma. Officials say that the fire is now under control. No additional infor