Ginger Collins was also arrested in January on charges she stole from McKeel Academy, where she was named assistant director of academics after leaving Kathleen Middle. The ABC Action News report includes video from this afternoon’s news conference by Sheriff Grady Judd.
Crime / Justice
The discovery was made after an FSC resource officer arrested a man suspected of stealing lawn equipment from a contractor working at a college housing site. If your lawn gear was stolen recently, LPD suggests you call Detective Alex Urra at 863-834-8951.
Deputies say a man kicked out of Mason’s Live for groping women returned to the bar, targeted people with his car and fired a shotgun into the air.
The WESH report shows some of the training given by the Polk Sheriff’s Office to nine Southeastern University staffers to neutralize active shooters. Rep. Carlos Smith, an Orlando Democrat, says the school employees shouldn’t be allowed to carry weapons on campus as special deputies because they’re not on the sheriff’s payroll.
“That’s pretty remarkable for all the wrong reasons. To be shot twice, in two gang-related shootings — at 11 you’re paralyzed and 17 you’re killed; it’s horrific,” Sheriff Grady Judd said of Monday’s 7:45 incident at 2602 Tennessee Road (map).
CRASH: An LPD sergeant responding to a shoplifting incident crashed his cruiser into a tree at Lakeside Village. The Ledger
PORN: Polk detectives filed child porn charges against an army specialist stationed at Fort Bragg in connection with an incident that occurred when he was visiting family in Lakeland. News Channel 8
Lakeland residents Tracy Dean Tronco, 51, a DOT transit coordinator, and Alejo Tronco-Diaz, 50, face charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, and federal program theft.