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Crime Stoppers - Need to Identify J C Penney Grand Theft Suspect

    

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


Homicide Investigation - Damarco Powell

On February 22, 2014 at 4:51 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to 1350 Atline Road in reference to a possible dead body in the wood line area east of the railroad tracks. A citizen passing through the area spotted what appeared to be a body and notified the police. The responding officer located a deceased black male, appearing to be a juvenile. Violent Crimes Detectives, State Attorney’s Office and the Medical Examiner responded to the scene.  Investigators are not releasing the cause of death at this time and detectives are canvassing the area and attempting to locate witnesses.The decedent has been identified as a runaway from last night. He was reported missing to the Lakeland Police Department on 2/22/14 at 3:15 a.m. This investigation is now classified as a homicide. He was reported missing by his mother. He has been identified as: Damarco Powell, B/M, 10/10/96. 870 Candyce Avenue, Lakeland, Florida.

                                                                                                                                               


Request for Information-Hit and Run with Serious Bodily Injury Crash

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


Crime Stoppers Bulletin - Attempt to Identify Larceny Retail Theft Suspects

     

       

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