Polk County Sheriff's Office

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    BSO's Scott Israel One of Just Four Florida Sheriffs Not Campaigning Against Medical Pot

    United for Care, a pro-medical marijuana lobby backed by attorney John Morgan, faces its biggest opponent: Florida's cops. In June, members of the newly formed Don't Let Florida Go to Pot coalition assembled in Tallahassee to educate voters on the dangers of marijuana and discourage voters from pass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    Crystal Metheney, Edward Cocaine, Brittany Boozel Are Real Florida Names

    Ladies and gentlemen, allows us to introduce you to Ms. Crystal Metheney. You didn't read that wrong. Your mind isn't screwing around with you. This woman from Polk County has the perfect Florida name. She was arrested back in early May. The charge: shooting a "missile" into a "occupied vehicle." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Florida Skydiver Crashes Into Plane, Walks Away With Only Minor Injuries

    A Gainesville skydiver crashed into an airplane over the weekend and walked away with only minor bruises and injuries. He also says he'll be going back up for more jumps as soon as he can. And here you are being afraid of a spider in your toilet. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Cops Find Frozen Alligators, Hundreds of Grams of Meth in Florida Home

    Polk County police found what is probably the most Florida thing during a search following an arrest on Tuesday. And by "the most Florida thing," we mean, an illegal fish, a weed plant, hundreds of grams of meth, twin 10-month-old babies lying near the baggies, and two frozen alligators. We believ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Arrests Made in Rebecca Sedwick Suicide Case

    Two Florida girls have been arrested in the death of a 12-year-old Central Florida girl, Rebecca Sedwick. Sedwick committed suicide in September after being cyber bullied for nearly a year. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the two girls arrested are ages 12 and 14.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Massive Juvenile Detention Center Riot Started Over Soup

    A massive riot broke out at Avon Park Youth Academy juvenile detention center on Saturday night. The riot, which sparked two fires, and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to several buildings throughout the facility, was apparently started over a couple of cups of soup, according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Goodyear Manager Tried to Defraud Polk County Sheriff's Office

    A manager at a Goodyear tire store in Winter Haven thought he might defraud a customer to get more money in his pockets. And he chose the perfect target. An entire sheriff's office. FOOLPROOF.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    The Joker Terrorizes Florida Neighborhood by Throwing Rocks at Things

    A guy who trashed a cop car a couple of times, and then burglarized a home in Polk County decided that he was no ordinary vandal but that he was, in fact, The Joker. And while The Joker from the Batman movies is a demented clown guy that kills people and then laughs maniacally, this real life Joker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Man on Honeymoon Busted for Soliciting a Prostitute

    A man from Illinois was honeymooning with his new bride in Orlando when he allegedly decided to leave their honeymoon suite at the Omni Hotel in Champions Gate to go pay another woman for sex. The newlywed woman had noticed her man had gone missing and called the cops. She would soon learn that her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Fort Lauderdale Law Enforcement Officials Call "Operation Dry Spring" an Unprecedented Success

    Looks like the Florida Sheriffs Task Force's crackdown on underaged drinking during spring break was a success. And by success, we mean craploads of arrests were made, drugs were seized, and fewer visits to the emergency room were made by underaged kids who had been iced one too many times by their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Middle School Teacher Charged With Battery After Allegedly Hurling Hash Browns

    Polk County Sheriff's OfficeSimone Paolercio​Simone Paolercio teaches children during the week at Lakeland's Highlands Middle School, but this Saturday, she was allegedly tossing hash browns at a McDonald's employee.According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Paolercio, 39, rolled through t ... More >>

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Deputy Do-Wrong

    Lewis Perry slipped through BSO's porous screening process. For the Gomez family, the results were tragic.

  • News

    February 3, 2005


    Hollywood police used a Bahamian Casanova to set up Valarie Curry