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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 PIOs@polksheriff.org

The recent news releases sent out by the PIOs can be found here, and archived releases (older than 2017) can be found here.

Mugs-Camacho Perez
May 24, 2022

Two Haines City men arres...

On Sunday, May 22, 2022, detectives arrested 33-year-old Gustavo Gonzalez Camacho and 48-year-old Ed...

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Tianis Jones
May 20, 2022

Polk County Sheriff’s Off...

ARRESTED: Tianis Jones - Anger at the drive-thru gets her 4 criminal charges

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3655K Award K9 Team Roberts
May 19, 2022

PCSO picks top K-9 teams ...

Master Deputy Terry Roberts and his K-9 partners Gunner & Cat are tops in belated award

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POP TOP
May 17, 2022

Poinciana man arrested fo...

Poinciana man arrested for selling alcohol to a minor during Operation pop Top

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POP TOP
May 13, 2022

Lakeland woman arrested f...

Operation Pop Top: Lakeland woman arrested for selling alcohol to a minor

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Don Stephen Wildmon
May 12, 2022

Lake Wales contractor arr...

Contractor Stephen Wildmon was paid $23,500 up-front but never did any work.

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