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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.

Patricia Saintizaire
May 8, 2024

Davenport woman charged w...

Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide detectives have arrested and charged 36-year-old Patricia Sain...

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Operation Pop Top
May 7, 2024

Operation Pop Top: Two sa...

5 out of 7 stores checked were in compliance with state alcohol laws

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Charles Lake
May 1, 2024

2,896 additional explicit...

More than 3,000 felony child pornography charges against Charles Lake, former Lake Alfred City Commi...

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Polk County News
Apr 26, 2024

4 arrested and 14 kilogra...

A Mexican drug trafficking organization operating in several states, including Texas, North Carolina...

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Catherine Briley
Apr 18, 2024

Polk County Sheriff's Off...

“This is the third case since December where we have found a woman who is hoarding animals to the po...

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Emmanuel Espinoza
Apr 8, 2024

Emmanuel Espinoza brutall...

The Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit is investigating the brutal murder of 46-year-old Elv...

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