Lake Wales, Florida – According to Brian Bruchey, PCSO Public Information Officer, a Hit and run suspect is being sought in Lake Wales. The call came in around 2:49pm. ” There was a property damage only hit & run on Santa Maria Rd. between Beverly Dr. and Bellview Dr. Suspect fled on foot”, according to Bruchey.
The search has reach all the way to Ridge Manor and apparently the shores of Lake Wales Lake. McLaughlin Middle was placed on lockdown. According to Lake Wales Police Lt. David Black, LWPD Public Information Officer, the lockdown was lifted at 4:30pm.
We will update as more information received.