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On Friday, January 24, 2014 ten officers will be sworn in as members of the Lakeland Police Department. This completes their seven-weeks in the Mini Academy, and now they are ready to begin the next phase of their training as Lakeland Police officers. The officers will begin the 16 week Field Training phase and will be learning more about the department and community they will serve.  

The swearing in ceremony will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 72 Lake Morton Drive in Lakeland at 3:00 p.m.

The following officers will be sworn in:
   Seth Balser
   Kristopher Conner
   Bradley Dollison
   Mike Fuller
   Valerie Grey
   Misty Nappier
   Ronald “Ronnie” Powell
   Laura Robertson
   Jonathan Stephens
   Keri Suggs


        

        

Police are asking for assistance in identifying two subjects in reference to a residential burglary in the 700 block of Rebecca Street. On Saturday, January 11, 2014, at approximately 6:57 a.m., the victim awoke to a loud sound and found glass all over her room. No entry was made into the apartment.

Subject #1 is possibly a black male with a goatee and facial hair.
Subject #2 appears to have a stocking cap on his hair and he has facial hair.

A large white van pulled into the complex and stayed about five minutes and then a large SUV is seen pulling out.

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 be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

LPD Event #14-742           Detective Bailey


The subject listed is targeting 55+ communities and acting as Evergreen Cleaning, a company specializing in “mold removal”, carpet and tile cleaning.

Although Mr. Toltin has not been involved in any cases being investigated by the Lakeland Police Department, information was received that he could be in the area.

Jason Toltin is described as a white male, 45 years old, 5’11”, 235 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.

If anyone has been a victim of Mr. Toltin, we ask that they contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.

LPD Event #N/A        Detective O'Neill



On Wednesday, December 25, 2013, at 11:30 a.m., three unknown subjects entered the Chevron Food Store at 1615 W. Memorial Boulevard. The suspects followed the victim from the store, robbing him at gunpoint in front of 1701 W. Parker Street, taking his cash and wedding band.


The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1 — black male, approximately 5’10-6’1, 20-25 YOA, medium to thin build, wearing a long sleeved black top (owner advised black appears as purple tint on their cameras), camouflage long pants, and black tennis shoes. At the time of the robbery, the victim advised the suspect wasn’t wearing black rimmed glasses, as pictured. the suspect yielded a large semi-automatic handgun. A live .45 caliber bullet was located near the robbery location.

Suspect #2 — black male, wearing a red shirt, black pants and shoes.

Suspect #3 — white female, long dark hair, wearing a pink Nike shirt, pink and black shoes with tattoos on her lower back and upper left arm.

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 be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.


LPD Event #13-24908 Detective Hurley