20, Apr 2014 - LakelandBartow woman gets probation in baby's deathA central Florida woman will serve 10 years of probation for failing to supervise her 1-year-old son, who drowned. Last week, Circuit Judge Glenn Shelby went against a prosecutor's request to sentence Deborah Vance-Shipp to 111 months in prison. The Ledger of Lakeland reports that Shelby also agreed to withholding adjudication, which keeps Vance-Shipp from having a felony on her record ...06, Jun 2013 - LakelandFla. man gets life for strangling girlfriendA central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for strangling his live-in girlfriend.19, May 2013 - Lakeland92 arrested in Florida prostitution stingPolk County deputies arrested 92 suspects during a four-day undercover investigation targeting online prostitution ads.15, May 2013 - LakelandFlorida assistant prep football coach arrested on multiple child porn chargesLake Gibson (Lakeland, Fla.) High assistant football coach James Arnett recently told the school's resource deputy he lost a USB drive that contained confidential defensive plays. Only, when a student discovered the thumb drive, what he found can only be described as offensive. The drive included hundreds of "provocative" photographs of female students and at least two child pornography images ...08, May 2013 - LakelandTeen charged after 'science experiment' explodes at schoolA Florida high school student was arrested after school officials say her science project exploded.07, May 2013 - LakelandLakeland man charged in car crash that killed 3A central Florida man faces several charges in a car crash that killed three people and seriously injured another. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Edward McCoy of Lakeland was arrested Thursday on three counts of vehicular homicide and three counts of driving under the influence causing death, among other charges. An affidavit said McCoy's blood-alcohol level was 0.234. Florida's legal ...05, May 2013 - LakelandThree Middle School Students Accused of Planning Mass-Murder, Chaos (Video)Three students at the Sleepy Hill Middle School in Lakeland, Florida, were allegedly planning to wreak havoc at the school with explosive devices (video below). According to the Lakeland Police Department, two girls, 13 and 12, and one boy, 13, have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated battery and conspiracy to construct ...22, Apr 2013 - LakelandLakeland pedestrian critically injured in crash identifiedLakeland Police have identified the pedestrian hit by a car in the 900 block of South Florida Avenue Friday night.22, Apr 2013 - LakelandPolice Identify Man Hit on S. Florida Ave.Lakeland police have identified a man who remains in the hospital in serious condition after being hit by a car on the 900 block of South Florida Avenue on Friday evening.22, Apr 2013 - LakelandPedestrian Struck on South Florida AvenueThe Lakeland Police Department was on the scene Friday night of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on South Florida Avenue.21, Apr 2013 - LakelandLakeland pedestrian struck by vehicle, critically injuredLakeland Police arrived to the scene of a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash off S Florida Ave. around 9 p.m. Friday night. 14, Apr 2013 - LakelandShoplifting an organized crime for professional thievesFlorida among states creating laws to combat organized shoplifting Every single day in South Florida, kleptomaniacs and five-finger discount enthusiasts slip into malls and stores across the region to do one thing: shoplift.
Probation is a common alternative to incarceration for the offenders of minor crimes. Most types of probation require the supervision of a probation officer and offenders must meet certain conditions,(...)