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On Saturday, December 7, 2013, LPD will face off against LFD in the 2nd Annual Charity Basketball Event sponsored by Let’s Move Health & Fitness. The game will begin at 3:00 p.m. at Lakeland High School and will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children (children 10 and under are free).

In addition to the half-time game and prizes for the children, Lakeland Police Department will be giving away two bicycles.

LPD defending champions are hoping for a repeat this year!

Mark your calendars and join us for this fun-filled event.

For more information on the event, contact Michele Taylor, 863-399-6881.


        

On Friday, September 27, 2013, at approximately 10:35 a.m., an unknown suspect entered the Central Eye Associates, 814 Griffin Road and sat in the waiting area for a few seconds. The suspect then went to the glasses display area, selects two pair of glasses and conceals them in his pocket. The suspect then asks an employee to tighten a screw in his glasses and walks out.

The suspect returned almost a week later, but left when an employee recognized him from the theft.

Suspect is described as a black male, 5’9”-6’, 20-30 years old with a 1” natural afro style black hair, mustache and medium complexion. He was wearing a dark colored baseball cap with a deer on the front backwards, dark colored pants, and a green thick horizontal striped polo short with a “B” on the back.

The suspect left in a newer, silver Ford Fusion, as a passenger. The driver was a black male (no other description).

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 #13-18999   Detective Burcham


        

On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at approximately 2:55 a.m., unknown suspects broke the glass door at the Radio Shack, 4019 US Hwy 98 N and entered the business. The suspects stole an undetermined amount of merchandise then fled the store.

Suspect #1 is a black male, wearing a white/gray jump suit.

Subjects #2 and #3 are black males, wearing all black.

All three suspects were wearing gloves.

Suspect vehicle is possibly a silver or beige Chevrolet Impala.

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 #13-21176   Detective Bailey


        

On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 8:47 p.m., three black females entered Macy’s, 3800 US Hwy 98 N close to closing time. They selected $1,462 in Polo clothing and ran out to an awaiting vehicle. (unknown description of vehicle)

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: Black female, 5’2”, 130-150 lbs, 20-30 years old, medium-dark complexion, with black hair worn up on top of head in a bun. She was wearing a long red dress, and is possibly pregnant.

Suspect #2: Black female, 5’2”-5’6”, 120-140 lbs, 20-30 years old, medium-dark complexion, with black hair pulled back (poufy). She was wearing a yellow midriff top and acid washed jeans.

Suspect #3: Black female, 5’2”, -5’6”, 110-130 lbs, 20-30 years old, medium complexion, with long blonde hair extensions. She was wearing a pink top and grey leggings.

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 #13-19923   Detective Burcham