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On Monday, March 3, 2014, at approximately 7:50 p.m. an unknown male entered the Ulta, 3615 S Florida Avenue #320, and selected several bottles of perfume/cologne and left without paying for them.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Black male, 25-30 years of age, 5’7-5’8”, 150-155 lbs., wearing a black hat, white/black jacket, and black jeans. When he fled, he entered a candy apple red two door vehicle.

Anyone with information on the identification of this person 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 #14-4616              Detective Bailey


On April 27, at 6:35 p.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to 842 North Brunnell Parkway in reference to a shooting. The victim, Mark Rhodes, 16, was walking southbound on the sidewalk in the 800 block of Brunnell Parkway when a vehicle drove by heading northbound and fired several shots at the victim. Rhodes could not identify anyone in the vehicle which is described as a small silver sedan.  A nearby witness observed a subject hanging out the rear passenger window with a gun pointing in his direction. Rhodes realized he had been shot once in the chest at which time he ran to a nearby family members house who transported him to the hospital. Rhodes condition is unknown at this time. It is unknown if this was a gang related shooting at this time. Anyone with additional information can call 863.834.6900.


Sometime between Monday, April 14, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 7:30 a.m. an unknown male pried open the plexi glass window at Subs N Such, 1008 S. Florida Avenue and committed a business burglary.

The subject pictured is a likeness to the actual suspect. He is a white male, 20 years of age, 6’, 175 lbs. He has gauges or plugs in his ears. He frequents TA Slammers.

Anyone with information on the identification of this person 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 #14-7743              Detective Anderson


On April 26th, at 3:00pm, Dayquon Raheem Longs, 15 years old, was a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling southbound on Brunnell Parkway near George Jenkins Boulevard. There were three other subjects in the vehicle. A vehicle, unknown make and model, passed them firing rounds at the vehicle striking Longs in the left arm. The other subjects drove him to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center and hospital personnel called the police. His condition is unknown at this time. Patrol officers located the crime scene at 3:58 p.m. and Violent Crime Detectives responded to investigate. A passenger in this vehicle, Bayshawn Kelly, 15 years old is the victim in the next shooting described below.

The second drive-by shooting occurred at 2nd Street and Jewel Avenue this same date at 6:50pm. The victim, Bayshawn Kelly was standing outside at this location when a vehicle drove by and fired several rounds hitting him in the back and arm. He was airlifted to Tampa in critical condition. There is no vehicle or suspect description.

Both of these cases are currently under investigation and its unknown at this time if this was gang related or not. There is no additional information at this time. Anyone with information on either shooting can call 863-834-6900 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477.