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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.

Casey Lester
Aug 1, 2022

PCSO arrests Federal Corr...

Officer who works for Federal Corrections facility in Sumter County gets arrested by PCSO following ...

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Location of crash
Aug 1, 2022

Hit & Run crash leaves ma...

PCSO asking for tips regarding Hit & Run crash

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Kyle Raemisch
Aug 1, 2022

Winter Haven man arrested...

On Sunday, July 31, 2022, PCSO deputies arrested 21-year-old Kyle Raemisch of Winter Haven after he ...

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Ana Ervin mug shot
Jul 28, 2022

FWC civilian employee arr...

Ana Ervin, a civilian employee of FWC has been arrested after stealing from Walmart

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Jul 27, 2022

PCSO investigating shooti...

Two shooting victims and two crime scenes miles apart; cases may be related

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Mark Poe
Jul 20, 2022

Suspect arrested for DUI ...

On July 19, 2022, PCSO Traffic Homicide detectives arrested 39-year-old Mark Anthony Poe of Frostpro...

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