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On Sunday, December 7, 2014, three suspects concealed several hundred dollars of merchandise from the Ulta Beauty store, 919 Lakeland Park Center Drive #344 in Lakeland. Management from Ulta advised that the suspects may be connected with a larger retail theft organization that is responsible for thousands of dollars of stolen merchandise. The group is believed to target larger markets specifically in Orlando and Tampa. The suspects are described as two Hispanic females and one Hispanic male.

Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals is asked to contact Lakeland Police Department Detective Nicholas Pollice 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.


LPD Event #14-24954
Detective Pollice
Bulletin #CS-15-02



On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. the victims' wallet was stolen from his vehicle parked at the YMCA, 3620 Cleveland Heights Boulevard. At approximately 10:18 p.m., the victim’s credit card was used at Wal-Mart. The subject also used the victim’s credit cards at Burger King, Target, & Publix on the south side of Lakeland.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing glasses, a black beanie hat with white stripe, a gray t-shirt, blue shorts and black/white sneakers. The suspect’s vehicle is a dark color black or blue Lincoln.

Anyone with information on the identification of this individual is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department, Detective Anderson at 863-834-8952, 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 #14-24592          Detective Anderson          Bulletin #CS 14- 51


Marquell Rashad “Shad/Shard” Howard (B/M, DOB/11.28.1984, 5’10”, 160#, long dreads) is being sought by the Lakeland Police Department and U.S. Marshals for the murder of Demetrice Stacy on March 29, 2014.  On October 16, 2014, a grand jury issued an indictment on Mr. Howard for First Degree Murder, as well as a multitude of other felony charges related to the homicide. Mr. Howard continues to elude capture while a REWARD of $3,500.00 remains unclaimed.

Anyone who claims to hold credible information on the whereabouts of Mr. Howard or Mr. Andrews is urged to contact Heartland CrimeStoppers at (800) 226-TIPS, www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com, or Detective Brian Wallace at 863/834-8968.

YOU WILL REMAIN ANONYMOUS if you have information on these fugitives’ locations.



There Are No Festivities in Jail
Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

As you celebrate the holiday season enjoying traditions, food, family and fun, be reminded that Lakeland Police will be out this holiday season from December 10, 2014, to January 1, 2015, to arrest anyone caught driving drunk.

The message is simple, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Drinking alcohol and driving do not mix. If you plan to consume alcohol, you should also plan for a designated driver. 

Millions of drivers on America’s highways still think they are invincible, and they choose to jeopardize their safety and the safety of others on our roads. Don’t let your 2014 holiday season end in an arrest or worse, death.

Lakeland Police Department recommends these simple tips for a safe holiday season:

Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin;
Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home;
If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation;
If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact your local law enforcement; and
Remember, Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over. If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take that person’s keys and help him or her make other arrangements to get home safely.