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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.

Suspects arrested during Operation Child Protector II
Jun 17, 2022

Twelve suspects arrested ...

Beginning June 2, 2022, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Auburndale Police Department, and Winter Haven...

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David Syking Street, Jr.
Jun 17, 2022

Davenport man arrested fo...

On Friday, June 17, 2022, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit arrested 24-year-ol...

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Neighborhood map
Jun 16, 2022

Multiple car burglaries s...

3 boys charged for six burglaries after one of the boys accidentally shoots himself with a stolen ha...

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McGhee Fontanez and Prado mugshots
Jun 10, 2022

Three teens already on pr...

On Thursday, June 9, 2022, Polk County Sheriff’s detectives arrested 18-year-old Chelsea May McGhee ...

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Edy Juarez Granados
Jun 10, 2022

Polk County Sheriff’s Off...

Ice Cream man in the US illegally arrested for fatal hit & run crash

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Polk County News
Jun 6, 2022

Active Shooter confronted...

56-year-old Michael Alan Loman of 3925 Combee Road, North, Lakeland, was shot and killed by Polk Cou...

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