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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


     

       

On Tuesday, February 2, 2014, at approximately 4:25 p.m., two black females entered the Beall’s Outlet, 1421 Highway 98 S, selected merchandise and ran out of the store carrying an armful of merchandise.

Suspect #1 is a black female, small in stature, dark skinned with long hair, wearing multi colored pants and a t-shirt.

Suspect #2 is a black female, slightly heavier, wearing dark colored pants and a light colored shirt. Both females appear to be in their early twenties.

The suspect vehicle is a dark colored, four door possibly a Mercury sedan.

Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals 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.

Event #14-2528              Detective Anderson


        

On Tuesday, February 4, 2014, between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m., three black females entered the Bath and Body Works at 1441 Town Center Drive with large purses. While in the store, they opened cabinet doors and selected numerous beauty products and placed them in their purses. The black females then excited the location.

The suspects are all described as black females between 30-40 years old, 5’6”-5’9” and average to heavy set build.

Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals 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 #14-2515          Detective Neal Robertson


On Thursday, October 10, 2013, at approximately 6:30 a.m., 83 year old John Papay was returning from his morning walk when he was struck in the head from behind, knocked to the ground and robbed. Mr. Papay was in the alleyway that runs east and west next to his residence at 215 ½ W. Belmar Street when he was struck by the unknown assailant. He was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where he was hospitalized with a severe head injury which required surgery. In mid-December, Mr. Papay died as a result of the injuries he sustained.

Lakeland Police are asking anyone with information on this incident 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 #13-19898          Detective Tim McDonald