Man accused of ‘pummeling’ 73-year-old man outside Publix turns himself in, police say
POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A man accused of “pummeling” a 73-year-old man turned himself in on Tuesday morning, the Winter Haven Police Department said. READ: Police continue to search for man caught on video pummeling elderly man outside PublixWinter Haven police said the incident happened on Sunday around 2 p.m. at a Publix on Cypress Gardens Boulevard. Police said a video showed Walker punching the elderly man on the ground outside the store. WATCH: Elderly man ‘pummeled’ after confronting driver while walking out of Publix, police sayThe two exchanged words before Walker decided to confront the elderly man face-to-face. When the elderly man said he was calling the cops, Walker beat him to the ground, the video showed.wftv.com
Police: Florida woman throws tantrum after she was caught stealing at Walmart
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Police in Florida are looking for a woman who had a tantrum in a Walmart after she was caught trying to walk out with items she hadn’t paid for. >> Read more trending newsThe Winter Haven Police Department posted surveillance video on Facebook of the incident inside the Walmart on Feb. 2. Getting louder and louder, then claiming, "Get the manager Kim. If you recognize this suspect, please contact the Winter Haven Police Dept. Posted by Winter Haven Police Department on Tuesday, February 8, 2022Once the woman was stopped, police said she began to argue.wftv.com
Florida man named Sir Dangerous accused of kidnapping, threatening woman
Dangerous: Sir Dangerous London was arrested by the Winter Haven Police Department on several charges, including kidnapping and grand theft. (Polk County Sheriff's Office )WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — A Florida man is accused of kidnapping a woman and threatening her with a box cutter, authorities said. Sir Dangerous Lashawd London is accused of kidnapping a woman, threatening her with a box cutter and driving into her car. https://t.co/tqcUxnQIzz — 10 Tampa Bay (@10TampaBay) September 21, 2021According to the Winter Haven Police Department, London got into an argument at a Winter Haven apartment complex, WFLA reported. The woman drove to the Winter Haven Police Department, and officers arrested London a short time later, the television station reported.wftv.com
Coronavirus: Florida woman hospitalized with COVID-19 returns home to find husband dead
Florida woman hospitalized with COVID-19 returns home to find husband dead FILE PHOTO: A Florida woman who was released from the hospital after recovering from COVID-19, returned home to find her husband dead. (PatrikSlezak/Getty Images/iStockphoto)POLK COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida woman who was released from the hospital after recovering from COVID-19, returned home to find her husband dead. >> Read more trending newsLisa Steadman, 58, spent eight days at the hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus after her husband Ron was diagnosed, WFLA reported. She returned home to find her husband dead in their bedroom. “You’re not promised tomorrow.”A central Florida woman fought for her life in the hospital, survived, and thought she'd seen the worst of COVID -- until she went home and found her husband dead.wftv.com
Missing Winter Haven teen could be with 51-year-old man, police say
The Winter Haven Police Department is seeking assistance to locate a missing 17-year-old girl who is believed to be with a 51-year-old man. Police said Jesse Crabbe left her Winter Haven home to possibly be with Brian Demorest, 51. Police said they may be in area campgrounds. “Crabbe’s family and authorities are desperate to find her and ask the public to call if anyone has seen her or knows where she may be,” Winter Haven police said in a Facebook post. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Crabbe and Demorest is asked to call 863-401-2256.
Winter Haven High School student arrested after having loaded gun in backpack, officers say
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – A high school student in Polk County was arrested after authorities found a loaded handgun in his backpack. According to the Winter Haven Police Department, while classes were changing Friday, a teacher at Winter Haven High School smelled marijuana on 18-year-old DeShawn Lee Williams. The teacher then sent a message to the school administration and an assistant principal came to assist. “The assistant principal asked Williams to allow his backpack to be searched,” officers said. “As the backpack was searched by school officials, they found a loaded handgun inside,” officers added.
Polk County teen shot in Winter Haven, receives non-life threatening injuries
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – The Winter Haven Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened Saturday night. According to authorities, a 14 year-old suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result. Investigators said calls were received around 9 p.m. regarding loud music and crowds near the area of MLK Bvld. As people began to disperse, a 14 year-old boy ran up to one of the officers stating that he had been shot, investigators said. “Investigators continue to interview witnesses and ask if anyone has information regarding the incident contact Detective Maldonado at 863-401-2256,” officers said.
Florida man mimicking military march points stolen rifle at officers, police say
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – A man was arrested after he pointed a stolen rifle at officers, disobeyed orders to drop the firearm, and was eventually taken down by a K9, according to the Winter Haven Police Department. Police responded to 16th Street Northeast Tuesday after receiving calls in reference to a man who was walking in the middle of the street with what appeared to be a rifle, according to a news release. After being commanded by officers to do so, Nerio to dropped the rifle, but refused to walk away from the weapon. He was then taken into custody without further incident and transported to Winter Haven Health for treatment from the dog bite, according to police. Investigators said the rifle that Nerio had is listed as stolen out of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.
Winter Haven police search for teen missing since Feb. 3
POLK COUNTY, Fla. – Officers are searching for Amber Jones, 15, she has been missing since Feb. 3, according to the Winter Haven Police Department. Police said she left her home on Chandler Driver in Winter Haven around 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 3. Amber has not contacted friends or family since she left, according to police. Authorities said she has a tattoo of the infinity symbol on her left wrist. Anyone with information on Amber is asked to call police at 863-291-5752.