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On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, between 8:11 p.m. and 8:20 p.m., two unknown subjects stole a vehicle from Circle K, 3025 Kathleen Road.

Suspect # 1 is wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white writing, red shorts, black slides and white socks.

Suspect #2 is wearing a camouflage tank top, dark colored shorts and black slides with no socks.

Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals are asked to contact Lakeland Police at, 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 #15-15142  -  Bulletin CS #15-58

On July 29th, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop and the vehicle pulled into the parking lot Walgreens, 4445 Hwy 98 North. Deputies could smell a foul odor coming from a different vehicle in the parking lot unrelated to the traffic stop. Upon further inspection, they discovered the decedent in the driver’s seat of the vehicle in a state of decomposition. It appears as if he was there 3 to 4 days. Detectives from LPD responded to conduct a death investigation.

An autopsy was performed this morning, July 30th, and the Medical examiner ruled his death as a suicide from a gunshot wound. A handgun was found inside the vehicle along with a suicide note. The decedent has been identified as Archibald Bruce Struthers, 52 years of age out of Melbourne, Florida. Next-of-kin has been notified. 

Liliany Martinez was located safe and returned home.

Liliany Martinez

16 yoa
H/F, 5’5”, 120 lbs.
Brown eyes, (blue contacts)
Black hair

Ms. Martinez was last seen on Friday, July, 10, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.

It is unknown what Ms. Martinez was wearing. She has a nose piercing.

If you have any information on the location of Ms. Martinez, please contact, or the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.

LPD Event #15-14067  -   Bulletin CS #15-53


On October 21, 2014, the victim, Gerald Brown Jr purchased 5 morphine pills from Travis Dykers. Brown ingested the pills and then drove to Ocala where he was found deceased on 10/22/14 at his residence. The death was initially investigated by the Ocala Police Department. After it was determined that Brown had purchased the pills in Lakeland, the case was turned over to LPD to be investigated.

On July 16th, the case was presented to a grand jury and an indictment was issued against Travis Dykers for 1st degree murder and delivery of morphine. On July 17th, Dykers was arrested at his residence located at 1230 Duncan Avenue.