Wauchula Police Department

  • Agency: Wauchula Police Department
  • Address: 128 S 7th Ave, Wauchula, 33873 FL
  • Chief: William C Beattie (Chief of Police)
Phone: (863) 773-3265
Fax: (863) 773-9730

Wauchula Police Department is located at 128 S 7th Ave, Wauchula, 33873 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is William C Beattie. The Wauchula Police Department phone number is (863) 773-3265.

Wauchula Police Department News

We have received complaints today regarding an IRS telephone scam. Several people have received robo- calls and were told to return the telephone call otherwise they would be arrested by local law enforcement. THIS IS A SCAM! The IRS will never: - Call to demand immediate payment, nor will the agency call about taxes owed without first having mailed a bill - Demand that you pay taxes without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe - Require you to use a specific payment method for your taxes, such as a prepaid debit card - Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone - Threaten to bring in local law enforcement to have you arrested for not paying If you receive one of these calls DO NOT provide any personal or bank information. While their threats of arrest may feel real do not be intimidated and simply HANG UP. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/phone-scams-pose-serious-threat-remain-on-irs-dirty-dozen-list-of-tax-scams

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the men and women of the Orlando Police Department and the victims of an overnight domestic incident. An Orlando Police Department officer was shot last night while attempting to arrest the suspect. The officer, who was taken to a local hospital and underwent surgery, is expected to survive. The suspect has taken four children hostage and OPD is on scene working this incident. Please pray for a safe resolution and the children remain unharmed. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-orlando-police-officer-shot-0611-story.html

Do you know the location of James Steven “Spooky” Williams? A warrant has been issued for his arrest for first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. If you know his whereabouts contact your local law enforcement agency. HE IS TO BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS! If you know where James Steven "Spooky" Williams is, DO NOT INTERACT WITH HIM — please call 863-298-6200 or, if you'd like to remain anonymous, and be eligible for a CASH REWARD of up to $3,000, you can call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Anonymity is guaranteed!

Today we are reminded that “Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it” (author unknown). Before you attend the BBQ or family gathering remember those families whose loved ones are no longer with us because of their commitment and sacrifice to our country.

We continue to watch Subtropical Storm Alberto as it continues to move along the west coast of Florida. Maximum wind speeds have increased to 45 mph and the storm is moving north at 15 mph.

Latest update about Subtropical Storm Alberto as of 5pm EDT on Saturday. We will continue to track and monitor this storm.

The Wauchula Police Department continues to participate in the National Click It or Ticket campaign. This campaign continues until June 3rd, 2018. There will be extra officers out this Memorial Day weekend and we encourage you to always buckle up and wear your seatbelt.

A concerned citizen brought us some valuable property tonight which had been lost at Wal-Mart. Did you lose your marijuana, K2, Xanax bars and $6 in currency. If so, please feel free to stop by at any time to claim your property. We are also available to test any of the other illicit narcotics you purchased, from your street level pharmaceutical representative, to ensure you actually received what you paid for...no questions asked!!

The Wauchula Police Department is participating in the National Click It or Ticket campaign from May 14th - June 3rd, 2018, and would remind you to always buckle up and wear your seatbelt.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Lance Whitaker as well as the men and women of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Godspeed Deputy Gentry...you were a true HERO and will never be forgotten. Thank you for your willingness to serve and to hold the line from those who seek to do evil within our communities. RIP...we have the watch! https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/in-death-fallen-highlands-county-deputy-saves-6-lives-as-an-organ-donor