WARNING: Please be advised that parts of this call may be disturbing to some listeners. Lorretta Pickard, 76, called 911 when she noticed her house, located at 13802 Rockridge Road in Lakeland, was on fire. She told dispatch that her husband, James, was at a ball game and she wasn't able to reach him by phone. Pickard spent the last 20 minutes of her life on the phone with dispatch as her home burned down around her. She begged for someone to come rescue her and was assured they would. But...
The 911 call made after the Polk County Sheriff’s Office says the driver of a pickup truck who struck and injured Larry Schlosser, of Winter Haven, Saturday while he was working on a roadside cleanup crew. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Officials say that within seconds of the deputy arriving on scene, 25-year-old Lindsay Collins suddenly appeared running toward the victim armed with a knife. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
An Uber driver shot a Winter Haven man to death early Tuesday morning, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. STORY: http://www.theledger.com/news/20180829/judd-uber-driver-shoots-kills-winter-haven-man-in-classic-stand-your-ground-case Audio provided by Polk County Sheriff's Office. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A Bartow man is dead in an apparent road rage incident that started on U.S. 98 and ended on the property of a closed pediatrics facility. Read more: http://www.theledger.com/news/20180706/pcso-bartow-man-impaled-in-fatal-us-98-road-rage-crash Audio provided by Polk County Sheriff's Office. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A mother wants to make CPR and first-aid training mandatory for school bus drivers and bus aides after her handicapped daughter died when her airway became blocked on board a bus. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Full story here: http://www.theledger.com/news/20180320/polk-sheriff-grady-judd-fatal-beating-of-lake-wales-boy-15-was-premeditated-jealousy-over-girl-motivated-suspect-16 Partial transcript, provided by Polk County Sheriff's Office: "1:09 - I texted him when he was supposed to be off school, and I texted him and texted him and I got no response so I started walking down the street and stuff, and I saw him walking, and he brought me into the woods, and he took my baseball bat and he tried to...
A former law enforcement officer is accused of drunken driving in a hit-and-run crash. Five middle school students who were walking home on the shoulder were struck — killing one and injuring the other four, including one severely. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Warning: This audio may be upsetting for some listeners. A Lakeland man is in critical condition after suffering gunshot wounds to the chest after breaking down a front door, according to the Lakeland Police Department. READ MORE: http://www.theledger.com/news/20180128/lakeland-police-department-homeowner-shoots-19-year-old-man-in-chest-after-he-broke-into-home See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Winter Haven police are searching for two men they say attacked and robbed a woman who was playing with her toddler at Kiwanis Park early Thursday morning. READ MORE: http://bit.ly/2DDpITJ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Travis Burton, 30, of Haines City, for kidnapping and sexual battery of a minor, which the PCSO says occurred Saturday in the Davenport area. READ MORE: http://www.theledger.com/news/20171205/haines-city-man-accused-of-raping-girl-16 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.