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Lakeland Police are investigating the Sexual Battery of a Juvenile and need help locating the suspect in the case. Lakeland Police have an active warrant for the arrest of Dominique Smith. 

The sexual battery is believed to have occurred in the latter part of 2013 with a victim that was known to the suspect.  Per FL Statute 119.071(2)(h)1 no further information will be released that will tend to identify the victim. 

At this point in time, it is believed that the suspect is eluding law enforcement. 

Suspect Information:

Dominique Denard Smith
19 years old, 5’7”-5’9”, thin build, dark complexion
LKA: 3215 Baird Ave #J63
Charge:  Sexual battery of a juvenile

Smith is known to frequent the area of Brandy Place in Lakeland, FL. His hair is a little longer and bushier than depicted in the photo.

Anyone with information on the location of Dominique Smith is asked to contact Detective Jason Perez at 863-834-8958, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.



Lakeland Police want to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. In order to enforce this reminder, the Lakeland Police Department will join with departments across the state in the Spring Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign. The enforcement runs from March 1, 2014 thru March 15, 2014 at midnight. 


According to new data released from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities are up nationwide for the first time in five years. In 2012, 10,335 people who were killed in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing their seat belts. NHTSA data also details how more traffic vehicle deaths occur at night. In 2012, 61 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed during the nighttime hours of 6:00 p.m. – 5:59 a.m. were not wearing their seat belts.   

The single best thing anyone can do to protect themself and save lives is to buckle up.


    

On Friday, February 7, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., an unknown black male entered the J C Penney store, 3800 N Road 98, at the bedding section. The suspect selected two comforter sets and left without paying for them.

The suspect is described as a black male, 18-25 years old, 5’9-6’, 160-190 lbs with a medium complexion. He was wearing a black coat, black pants, a black Cincinnati baseball cap with red “C” on the front and blue shoes.

Anyone with information on the identification of this individual is 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 # 14-2838              Detective Burcham


The Lakeland Police Department is currently investigating a Hit and Run with Serious Bodily Injury crash that occurred on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 2:04 a.m.  Reportedly, a dark colored vehicle, described as a small to medium size black vehicle with alloy wheels and tinted windows, allegedly struck a pedestrian in the alley west of TA Slammers parking lot in the 1100 block of South Florida Avenue. The vehicle was last seen traveling west on Hunter Street. The pedestrian, identified as 37 year old Luis M. Angeles Valerio, was transported to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center via EMS as a trauma alert with a head injury and internal injuries.

Based on information received and evidence collected, it is possible that there would be damage to the front left portion of the vehicle.

The Traffic Homicide Unit is following up several leads and requests that anyone with any information please contact Traffic Homicide Investigator Michael Catalano at (863) 834-2558, or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

LPD Event #2013-21408           THI Officer Catalano