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    • Pedestrian Killed In Traffic Crash Posted 6 days ago
      On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at approximately 2:45 p.m., Lakeland Police officers responded to the area of Harden Boulevard, near Forest Park Street, in reference to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian struck by a pickup truck.
    • Motorcyclist Killed in Accident Posted last month
      On Sunday, December 11, 2016, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to the intersection of Drane Field Road and Air Park Drive, regarding an accident involving a motorcycle and a semi-truck. According to investigators, Jason Douglas Faircloth, age 36, was approaching the intersection on his motorcycle when a semi-truck, driven by Dennis Allen Coppins, age 43, began to turn south on to Air Park Drive. Coppins did not see the approaching motorcycle and Faircloth was unable to stop. Both vehicles collided.
    • Lakeland Police Investigate Early Morning Home Invasion Posted 2 months ago
      On November 7, 2016 at 12:57 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to a Home Invasion at 3237 Cleveland Heights Boulevard. The victim, Claudia Chritton, stated after hearing a doorbell she looked outside and observed an individual running away. Approximately 5 minutes later, Mrs. Chritton then heard a second doorbell sound and opened the door to tell the individuals to leave; however, the suspects waited outside of the door and entered the residence.
    • Suspect Sought in Subway Robbery Posted 3 months ago
      On Saturday, October 29, 2016, shortly after 7:00 p.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to the Subway store in Plantation Plaza, located at 5395 North Socrum Loop Road, regarding a reported armed robbery. Witnesses reported that a suspect entered the business and confronted one of the three employees who were working at the time. The suspect, armed with a black and gray handgun, demanded money from the employee working the front counter. After the employee complied with the demands, the suspect took an undetermined amount of cash, placing it in his sweatshirt as he exited the building and fled on foot. No one was injured during the incident.
    • LPD Retains Florida Accreditation Posted 3 months ago
      The Lakeland Police Department is proud to announce that it has successfully retained its reaccreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA).

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