Lake Placid Police Department

  • Agency: Lake Placid Police Department
  • Address: 8 North Oak Avenue, Lake Placid, 33852 FL
  • Chief: Phil Williams (Chief of Police)
Phone: 863-699-3757

Lake Placid Police Department is located at 8 North Oak Avenue, Lake Placid, 33852 FL. The Chief of Police of the department is Phil Williams. The Lake Placid Police Department phone number is 863-699-3757.

Lake Placid Police Department News

One DUI arrest last night. Any takers this evening? Please drive safe. DON'T drive after drinking or consuming any substance that impairs your ability to drive safely.

And they said it never happens! Well here is the proof.

Here's to the greatest flag on the face of the Earth. Happy Flag Day America.

On 06/12/2018 at approximately 2:39 p.m. LPPD officers responded to Burger King in regards to a possible medical emergency; a man had appeared to be passed out in the drive-thru. Upon arrival, Officer McGehee found a man, later identified as Norman Ritchey, in his vehicle as reported. During the encounter, Ritchey exhibited characteristics of a person under the influence of drugs/alcohol. As the investigation continued, officers discovered Ritchey had a .22 mag mini revolver in his pocket. Officers learned one of the 5 projectiles/ammunition in the cylinder had been previously fired, 4 were unfired. A further search discovered Ritchey was in possession of marijuana, cocaine, and Oxycodone (without a prescription). Therefore, Ritchey was charged with the possession of the above illegal substances and possession of a concealed firearm without a permit. **A charge is not a conviction. All are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

As the equine world gathers this weekend to see if Justify can pull off a Triple Crown, we ask you to be safe and leave the speeding to the experts on the track. These races tend to bring out the gambler in many. If you are waging a bet, don't bet against not going to jail if our officers stop you and discover you are driving while intoxicated or in possession of illegal substances. Gather as family and friends and enjoy the weekend together. Remember, if you drink sour oats, get a designated jokey to take you home. Have a great weekend Lake Placid.

We are very proud to follow this young mans career from the mounds of LP, to his years at S. Alabama to now preparing to watch his professional career take off. Tyler Carr, may you have a long blessed career in the MLB.

On May 31, 2018, at 11:10 p.m., Officer Ryan Burress conducted a traffic that resulted in the arrest of Milo Williams (34 of Lake Placid) Charges include: No Valid Drivers License Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Possession of Marijuana Possession of Methamphetamine

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This past weekend had very little arrest activity. However, one did make to the jail just prior to the weekend kicking off. On May 31, 2018, at 8:30 p.m, Officer Ryan Burress conducted a traffic stop that ended with the arrest of Rebecca Garman (34 of Lake Placid) for possession of dangerous controlled substances without a prescription, paraphernalia, and marijuana. Once again, the probable cause for the search post traffic contact was the overwhelming smell of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Traffic Safety Activity Report for the month of May During the month of May, Officers participated in the state wide Click-it or Ticket safety campaign. They had 155 total traffic contacts. Of those 155 contacts: Total Citations: 78 Total Warnings: 77 Traffic Crashes: 11 Of the 78 citations: 5-Speeding 2-Move over law violations 21- Moving violations 19-Non moving 11-Criminal Infractions 1-DUI 17- Seat Belt violations 2- Child restraint violations

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After a recent post, we advised to watch your speed, fasten your safety belts, and make sure your "blinker fluid" was full. Since then, there seems to be some confusion in regards to "Blinker Fluid" therefore we have chosen the top brands most law abiding car enthusiast use. There is even a synthetic blend for those who pamper your four-wheeled friend. We even went so far as to provide a coupon for your next purchase of "Blinker Fluid" Truth is.....we are actually just asking you to use the blinkers when necessary. Too often motorist merge or turn without any warning or indication resulting in a traffic crash. Please consider the safety of others while you travel. Have a great week.

Beware....just because the courts have made this ruling, it does NOT make it legal to possess marijuana yet. And when it does, you will still require a prescription and legally obtained state certified card indicating you can posses medical marijuana. Make sure to educate yourself on the law before making assumptions.

Thanks to Glades Electric for being proactive.

Warning.... 2 very proactive traffic enforcers are out this weekend. If you are driving in or around Lake Placid, I strongly encourage you to check your speed, fasten your seat belt, and make sure your blinker fluid is full. #Clickitorticket. #KeepLakePlacidSafe. #Trafficsafety

We would like to take a second and thank our American soldiers who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. This weekend will be filled with many get-togethers of family and friends. We want you all to be safe and have fun. But if you have too much fun, we ask that you make wise decisions. If you enjoy adult beverages, get a designated driver to get you home safe. Your safety and the safety of other motorists is very important to us. This weekend, officers will be extra diligent in their efforts to keep the roadways safe. If you are pulled over and determined to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, you will be making Memorial Day a memory for sure. So go out this weekend and have a safe, fun time with family and friends. We'll be here if you need us. #KeepingLakePlacidSafe #HappyMemorialDay #GodBlessAmerica #GodBlessourTroops

I have seen a few drivers out there that I know have heard this a few times. #policehumor