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    • SUSPECT ARRESTED WHILE ATTENDING PRE-TRIAL INTERVENTION CLASS FOR PREVIOUS THEFT CHARGE Posted 2 weeks ago
      On May 6, at 8:01 a.m., Reinaldo Diaz Jr, returned to his work truck that was parked at 4141 S. Florida Avenue (Imperial Swan Hotel) in the parking garage. where he observed Bert Lietzow going through his tool box. The tool box was secured in the rear of a 2014 Ford F150 that belongs to Precision Fire System. Lietzow had already removed two Dewalt drills, a battery charger and drill-bit set by this time and placed them into a green bag.
    • Arrest Made In Triple Traffic Fatality from July 9, 2016 Posted last month
      Based on witness statements, roadway evidence and reconstruction, Marrero was arrested today, April 24th on (3) counts of Vehicular Homicide, F2. Marrero was arrested at his residence without incident and later transported to the Polk County Jail. A video of the arrest has been posted on the LakelandPD Facebook site.
    • Pedestrian Killed In Traffic Crash Posted last month
      On Monday, April 17, 2017 at approximately 4:47 p.m., Lakeland Police officers responded to the area of Beacon Road and Lincoln Avenue, in reference to a traffic crash involving a pedestrian struck by a car.
    • LPD Takes Top Honors at 13th Annual Florida SWAT Association Spring Shoot Out Posted last month
      Congratulations to Sergeant Dale Deas who was awarded the TOP SNIPER honor and Officer Preston Hale who came in second place at the annual SWAT competition. The duo also took first place honors in the overall team competition.
    • Suspect Charged After Eating Pancakes in Roadway Posted 2 months ago
      On March 21st at 10:50 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department received a call about a man sitting in a crosswalk of the eastbound lanes of Memorial Boulevard and Brunnell Parkway. The caller stated the subject was sitting in a chair with a small “TV” table in front of him eating what appeared to be pancakes. Responding officers were unable to locate the subject and determined that he had left the area prior to their arrival.

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