News Update for 4/22/22

Highlands County Sheriff’s officials are looking for more information about the car that was pulled from Lake Oliva this past Monday.
Detectives are requesting that anyone who lives in the Avon Park Lakes area, or those in the area east of U.S. 27 to County Road 17, to review their video camera footage. They’re looking for pictures of a red Chevrolet Malibu with front end damage, and white plastic covering the broken back window.
That’s the vehicle was ultimately driven into Lake Olivia. Anyone with information is asked to call the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office.

Highlands County Sheriff K-9 Waylon, who made headlines earlier this month in his quest to be the most attractive law enforcement dog in the state, made his first successful long track this week.
He and handler Deputy Tyler Bumby went over a mile in an effort to find a person wanted for felony charges.
Apparently, they caught him.

A pair of South Florida State College Students have been named to the 2022 All-Florida Academic Team. Carol Mitchell and Alyson Smyth, both hail. from Sebring.
Mitchell is a student in the SFSC Nursing program while Smyth has been studying biology and now will advance to Florida Gulf Coast University.

Units from Lake Wales, Polk County Fire and the Florida Forest Service continue to work on corralling a brush fire north of the Crown Jewel of the Ridge.
Flames have charred an area north of Pedlar’s Pond. Apparently, until yesterday, it had remained on the east side of Highway 27 but yesterday jumped to the other side of the road.
So far, there have been no reports of any injury or structure damage.