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Lake Wales Police Recover Stolen Property Valued At Over $400,000

Lake Wales Police have recovered more than $400,000 worth of stolen property and arrested a 51-year-old man suspected of dealing in stolen property. The Friday February 17, arrest... — Updated 2/28/2023


Excessive Speed a Factor in Saturday Death of Lake Wales Man in US 27 Crash

A Lake Wales man is dead after speeding into a slower vehicle on US 27 early Saturday morning. Officers from the Lake Wales Police Department responded to calls reporting a vehicle... — Updated 2/25/2023


Student Killed by Truck at School Bus Stop

Tragedy struck Friday morning as a McLaughlin Middle School student was killed after being struck by a truck while waiting near a school bus stop in the fog. Lake Wales Police Depar... — Updated 2/3/2023


First Responders Honored at Chamber Luncheon

Representatives of three different first responder organizations were honored at a special luncheon organized by the Lake Wales Area Chamber of Commerce. The event, held at the... — Updated 2/3/2023


Police Arrest Suspect in New Year's Shooting

UPDATE: Suspect Dontavious Grant is in custody after his arrest without incident in Winter Haven. Law enforcement would like to thank the public for their assistance in this case.... — Updated 1/12/2023


Suspect Trenton Shane Tillman Arrested in Theft of Guns, Two Alleged Accomplices Charged

Lake Wales Police have reported the arrest of Trenton Shane Tillman, 25, of Lake Wales, who was being sought by police after a theft of multiple weapons from Loan Star Pawn in Lake... — Updated 1/5/2023


Theft of City-Owned Truck Leads to Arrest for Frostproof Man

Christopher Allen Eismon of Frostproof, faces numerous criminal charges including vehicle theft, fleeing to elude, resisting an officer, trespass in a citrus grove, driving while li... — Updated 12/26/2022


Police Searching for Armed Burglary Suspect After Theft of Weapons

A suspect identified by police as Trenton Shane Tillman, 25, of Lake Wales, is being sought by police after a theft of multiple weapons from a local pawn shop on Friday December... — Updated 12/26/2022


A Tip to Police May Have Averted Tragedy

A concerned student, a responsive parent, and quick action by Lake Wales Police may have averted a tragic ending after a student's "toy" gun was revealed to be a very dangerous,... — Updated 12/12/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Tennessee Man Apparent Drowning Victim Found in Crystal Lake

Lake Wales Police and firefighters recovered the body of 31-year-old Christopher Shoemaker from Crystal Lake late Friday morning. Shoemaker, of Greeneville, Tennessee, was last... — Updated 12/3/2022


Two Men Injured in Shooting, Police Seeking Help From Public

A late-evening shooting Wednesday at a local apartment complex left two men hospitalized and a suspect or suspects being sought by the Lake Wales Police Department. According to... — Updated 11/17/2022


Police Seize Cash, Drugs at Local Motel, Winter Haven Suspect Sought

An alert Lake Wales Police officer led to the Saturday seizure of illegal and prescription drugs, as well as a large amount of cash. Officer Terry Schulze was on patrol and noticed... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Search for Human Remains Unsuccessful So Far

The solution to a missing persons case that has festered for years remains our of sight for investigators after an excavation under the floors of an aging home of Dr. J.A.... — Updated 11/12/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Does Murder Victim Lie Under Lake Wales House? 1990 Cold Case Stirs Emotions at City Commission Meeting

A missing woman, a distressed family, and decades of rumors have led the Lake Wales Police Department to reopen a "cold case" investigation that has many questioning why it's taken... — Updated 11/10/2022


Police Arrest Tow-Truck Operator, Charged With Theft of Auto

A vehicle reported as stolen by the owner from near the RaceTrac gas station has been recovered from a Haines City towing yard, leading to the arrest of the tow truck operator.... — Updated 9/15/2022

 By Tom Paulson    News

Shooter Dead, Two Victims Wounded After Incident

Lake Wales Police have apparently unraveled the threads of a fatal shooting that occurred shortly after 1:30 in the afternoon on Sunday, August 28. Lake Wales Police were summoned... — Updated 9/9/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Lake Wales Police K-9, Violent Felon Killed in Exchange of Gunfire

A convicted felon and a Lake Wales Police Department canine were killed in a shooting in Lake Wales Wednesday morning. Ernest Borders, 57, was killed in the exchange of gunfire... — Updated 8/20/2022

 By News Staff    Ridge Life

Clear Choice Dermatology Celebrates First Anniversary With Plan for the Future

Growing a Lake Wales medical practice of his own has long been the vision of one area physician, an outcome that has come to fruition for Dr. Ray Knisley, a board-certified... — Updated 8/13/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Police Seek Shooter Still at Large

A shooting in a parking lot has left one victim with wounds and a suspect on the run. Lake Wales police officers responded to the mid-evening call from the Lake Wales Garden... — Updated 7/5/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Independence Day Festivities Offered in Lake Wales

An Independence Day celebration in the best Lake Wales tradition is on tap this week as the City of Lake Wales rolls out a big effort to "bring out the community," according to... — Updated 7/1/2022

 By Robert Connors    Fun

Family Fun for the Fourth!

An Independence Day celebration in the best Lake Wales tradition is on tap this week as the City of Lake Wales rolls out a big effort to "bring out the community," according to... — Updated 7/1/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Florida Avenue Closures Intended to Alleviate School Traffic Issues

A new traffic pattern for Janie Howard Wilson Elementary is hoped to relieve problematic congestion along North Scenic Highway during the coming school year. A plan developed by... — Updated 7/1/2022

 By Robert Connors    News

Armed Robbery of Gate Service Station Reported

An armed robber wearing a hoodie and mask stole an undisclosed amount of money from a cashier at the Gate gas station near the city limits on US 27 north Monday night. Police are se... — Updated 4/20/2022

 By Eric Marshall    News

CRA Housing Rehab Program Offers Help to Northwest Neighborhood

The City of Lake Wales and area partners are lending a helping hand to seniors, providing home improvements and repairs The city's Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Legacy... — Updated 4/6/2022


Sheriff Denies Any Endorsement in City Elections

Most Lake Wales voters have received a pair of deceptive postcards mailed by two out-of-town political committees that have caused Sheriff Grady Judd to issue a statement denying... — Updated 4/5/2022


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