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Police search for man accused of killing Haines City mother

HAINES CITY, Fla. (WFLA) - Police in Haines City are searching for a homicide suspect who they say killed a mother of three. Officers were called to the area of North 18th Street early Saturday morning for reports of a gunshot victim. The victim, identified as 37-year-old Ricio Mozqueda, was found

WFLA.COM - 2018-03-17 16:52:20

Lakeland woman charged in fatal hit-and-run

A Lakeland woman has been arrested for a fatal hit and run that happened Friday evening. 36-year-old Christina Westdrop was driving north on US Highway 98 when her Mitsubishi Galant collided with a Toyota Camry. The Camry, that was stopped at West Socrum Loop Road, made a left turn in front of Wes

WESH - 2018-03-17 17:04:00

Early morning crash kills Lakeland truck driver

ALTURAS - A Lakeland man was killed early Friday morning when his Kenworth box truck rear-ended a Freightliner tractor-trailer on State Road 60 just north of Alturas. Xavier Pikerie, 32, died at the scene, according to a Polk County Sheriff's Office spokesman. He was wearing a seat belt, but his ve

THE LEDGER - 2018-03-16 17:21:20

Haines City Police Investigating Domestic Homicide - Suspect Has Fled Scene

Haines City, Florida - The Haines City Police Department is currently investigating a domestic homicide. Police have a home taped off on 18th St. in Haines City. "We are investigating a homicide-domestic related. Suspect is identified and we obtained an arrest warrant for murder. He fled in a vehic

DAILYRIDGE.COM - 2018-03-17 07:00:00

FHP: Kissimmee man killed while attempting illegal U-turn through median on U.S. 192

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A Kissimmee man is dead after he tried to make an illegal U-turn through the grass median on U.S. 192 early Saturday, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Angel Feliciano, 41, was driving a 1999 Saturn sedan west on U.S. 192 near Target Boulevard around 2:15 a.m. when he tried to do a

WFTV - 2018-03-17 18:14:58

PCSO: Bartow man arrested for possessing mililtary-grade explosives explosives, military paraphernalia

BARTOW - Polk County deputies and federal agents found a cache of mililtary-grade explosives, firearm silencers, and military paraphernalia at the Bartow home of a former police officer who was also a former officer in the Wyoming National Guard. Joel Ryals, 41, faces 14 counts of possessions of exp

THE LEDGER - 2018-03-16 19:35:40

Suspect Flees Fatality Crash In Lakeland Friday Night

Lakeland, Florida- The Polk County Sheriffs Office has confirm a person was killed in hit & run last night in Lakeland. According to reader reports 98 N. near Wilder Rd. became blocked off around 9pm. Emergency crews along with a very heavy police presence was on seen. The roadway was blocked off fo

DAILYRIDGE.COM - 2018-03-17 07:00:00

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

USA TODAY - 2018-03-15 18:41:22

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.


Lakeland Police searching for two men in armed robbery of Advance America store

Lakeland Police are searching for the suspect and a person of interest in the armed robbery of an Advance America store. Lakeland Police Copyright 2018 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detectives ar


Man charged with grand theft of Corvette from Bartow dealership

A West Virginia man has been arrested on a Polk County warrant of fraudulently obtaining a $63,200 Corvette from Kelley Buick GMC in Bartow in March 2017. Mercer County, West Virginia, deputies arrested 31-year-old Jake Ernest Boswell Jr., on March 13 for grand theft (F-3), obtaining a vehicle by f


Deputies searching for suspicious man near Lakeland school

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office will be at a Lakeland middle school today after a suspicious man spoke with a student at the school and then ran away. A PCSO spokesperson said deputies responded to Crystal Lake Middle School shortly before 7 a.m. on Thursday. A


Lakeland High Student Arrested For Threatening To Kill Classmates

LAKELAND, FL - An 18-year-old Lakeland High School student has been arrested for threatening to kill several students after they bullied him. Lakeland Police have charged Jared Timothy Gleydura with a second-degree felony for recording a threat on a cell phone video and posting it on the social medi

PATCH - 2018-03-16 01:18:32

Headless body investigation spans several Kissimmee businesses

A homicide investigation into the discovery of headless body found in front of an auto shop in Kissimmee has spanned across several nearby properties.Man's headless body found in front of auto shopCrime scene tape extended over several businessesDetectives have not released ID or suspect names The h


Lakeland school threatens students with detention for participating in National Walkout

While students across the nation walked out in honor of the victims killed at Stoneman Douglas High, hundreds of Polk County students were threatened with detention if they joined the movement. Students, teachers and others at Franklin High School in the Baltimore, Maryland area participated in the


Kissimmee police searching for clues in headless body case

The Kissimmee Police Department is searching for answers after someone discovered the headless body of a man outside of a business on Wednesday. A worker at an auto body shop found the man's body around 8:40 a.m., near the intersection of East Donegan Avenue and Old Dixie Highway. A mechanic at anot