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Oct 16, 2019

DNA results in prison sentence for burglar

The individual responsible for a burglary back in April of 2018 recently accepted a plea offer of seven years Florida State Prison after DNA results pinned him to the crime. Read More
Jul 29, 2019

Hardee County Sheriff's Office Implements GED Program at County Jail

On July 22, 2019, the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office implemented a General Education Development (GED) program at the Hardee County Jail. Read More
Jul 23, 2019

Cybertips result in Bowling Green Man's Arrest

Cybertips submitted to the National Center for Missing and Endangered Children resulted in the arrest of 40 year old Samuel Kersey of Bowling Green, Florida. Read More
Jul 16, 2019

Cybertips lead to Wauchula Man's Arrest

Cybertips submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children resulted in the arrest of 26 year old Ismael Hernandez of Wauchula, Florida. Read More
Jul 05, 2019

Traffic Stop Results in Alligator's Rescue

A traffic stop resulted in members of the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force locating not only narcotics, but also a live alligator in the defendant’s vehicle. Read More
Jun 12, 2019

Thieves Caught for Multiple Burglaries

Two charged with stealing four vehicles and burglarizing a local business in Zolfo Springs, Fl. Read More
Jun 04, 2019

Local Veterinarian Arrested for Suspended License

Local veterinarian arrested for allegedly practicing veterinary medicine with a suspended license. Read More
May 31, 2019

Possession of Concentrated THC Results in Felony Charge

With the popularity and usage of e-cigarettes on the rise, it’s important to understand that being in possession of any amount of concentrated THC, without a valid prescription, is a felony charge. Read More
May 08, 2019

Thief Leaves Cell Phone Behind in Stolen Vehicle

A man who stole a truck out of a victim’s yard, beat the owner and fled the scene, while leaving his cell phone behind in the stolen vehicle, has been caught. Read More
Apr 16, 2019

Drug dealer arrested

The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force made an arrest stemming from a lengthy criminal investigation, which resulted in 24 charges.

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Apr 12, 2019

Armed and dangerous

Three individuals traveling together were nearly run off of the road and threatened with a firearm by a man in a vehicle when passing through Zolfo Springs, Florida.

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Apr 11, 2019

Juveniles burglarize Hardee County sports complexes

Two juveniles are responsible for burglarizing the Hardee County Recreation Complex and the Hardee Senior High Baseball Complex in Wauchula, Florida.

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Apr 08, 2019

Reported Dangerous Shooting

The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a reported dangerous shooting in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Road in Wauchula, Florida. Read More
Apr 05, 2019

Traffic Stop turned Drug Bust

A traffic stop in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and South Road in Wauchula resulted in deputies locating various amounts of methamphetamine, drug equipment, prescription drugs and suspected LSD. Read More
Mar 28, 2019

Crime Stoppers Reveals New National Logo

Crime Stoppers has revealed its new “Say It Here” national logo, which encourages civilians to submit an anonymous tip and Crime Stoppers will give the tipster a cash reward if the information results in an arrest, the recovery of stolen property or the recovery of illegal drugs. Read More
Mar 28, 2019

String of Vehicle Burglaries in Riverview Area

 Several vehicle burglaries have been reported in the Riverview area of Wauchula, Florida, including the personal vehicle of a Hardee County Sheriff’s Deputy. Read More
Mar 27, 2019

Domestic Violence turned Orchestrated Burglary

A Hardee County inmate is being additionally charged with four crimes after being arrested for domestic violence against his wife, then violating the judge’s order not to contact her, when he called her from jail to orchestrate a burglary in order to pay for his bail. Read More
Mar 07, 2019

Search Warrant Results in Large Drug Bust

On March 6, 2019 at approximately 1 p.m., members of the Hardee County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, S.W.A.T. Team and Criminal Investigations Unit conducted a search warrant at 694 Honeysuckle Street in Wauchula, Fl. Read More
Mar 04, 2019

Death Investigation at Intersection of Honeysuckle and Hyde Street

The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a dead body found at the intersection of Honeysuckle Street and Hyde Street in Wauchula, Fl.  Read More
Feb 12, 2019

Secretary Charged with Grand Theft and Fraud

Esmeralda Cruz, who was previously employed by Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, is being charged with felony counts of Grand Theft of $10,000 or more less than $20,000 and Fraud / Illegal Use of a Credit Card for making unauthorized transactions with the church’s credit card. Read More
Feb 12, 2019

Reported Strong Arm Robbery

The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a reported strong arm robbery that occurred in front of New York Fashions in Wauchula, Fl. Read More
Jan 25, 2019

Dangers of Synthetic Cannabis

One of the most popular drugs being used in our area right now is synthetic cannabis. Read More
Nov 23, 2018

Reported Shooting on Magnolia Boulevard

The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a reported shooting on Magnolia Boulevard in Wauchula, FL. Read More
Nov 06, 2018

Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon

On Sunday, November 4, 2018 around 10:30 p.m., Deputies made contact with Hardee County Fire Rescue at the Ona food store attending to defendant, Ronnie Cobb, who stated he was hit in the head by an individual at Jordan’s Labor Camp. Read More
Nov 05, 2018

Reported Shooting on Lincoln Street

The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office has identified Darius Saldivar as being responsible for a reported shooting on Lincoln Street in Wauchula, FL. Read More