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Lakeland Police are on scene at Lakeland Highlands Middle School, 740 Lake Miriam Drive, in reference to a bomb threat. At approximately 10:00 a.m., SRO Wesley was informed that a handwritten note had been found in a boys bathroom in the 6th grade wing. At that time, an immediate evacuation of the school was called for.

The school has been cleared and all students have been returned to the school. If parents want to pick their student up, they will be allowed to do so through the normal process.

Police are actively investigating this incident and will make charges if appropriate.



On Monday, April 28, 2014, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the victim placed her purse behind the counter at Black Swan Bizarre, 229 Kentucky Avenue. Later in the day, she realized she was missing items from her purse.

Her bank card was subsequently used at WalMart, Target, McDonald's, Steak & Shake and 7-11 by two unknown black females.

Anyone with information on the identification of the females are asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.


LPD Event #14-8736 Detective Strickland


 

On May 11th at 8:05 p.m., at 712 E. Garden Street #2, the two victims listed in the affidavit were sitting in front of this location. They observed a blackish-gray 4 door vehicle drive up from the westbound direction on Garden Street and come to a stop in front of the residence. One shot was fired from the front passenger side of the vehicle towards them and no one was hit. One of the witnesses identified the shooter as Bayshawn Kelly, 15 years of age. The other witness could not identify the shooter.

 

Violent Crimes Detectives were called to investigate the shooting and they later arrested Kelly without incident at his residence. Kelly is a documented Florida Gang Member and has been involved in three related shooting incidents within the past two weeks whereas he was a witness, victim and suspect.


The Lakeland Police Department will join departments across the state in the Click It or Ticket Safety Belt Enforcement Wave. This enforcement wave will run from Monday, May 12, 2014 thru Monday, May 26, 2014 at midnight.

We want to remind motorists that the single best thing you can do to protect yourself and save lives is to buckle up.