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Sometime between 06/09/2015 at 4:45 p.m. and 06/10/2015 at 8:30 a.m. unknown suspects broke into the fenced area of 1000 W. Beacon Road. The suspect(s) stole a 2014 Yamaha FX150 TA outboard motor and 2014 Power Pole. 

If anyone has any information on this case, please contact the Lakeland Police Department 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 #15-11587  -  Detective Conaster  -  Bulletin CS #15-36

On June 10th at 6:50 p.m., an anonymous caller called 911 to report a shooting at 1031 North Florence Avenue. Officers arrived and entered the residence through an unlocked door and located the victim who was lying on his back in the living room. The victim had a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Lakeland Regional Health in critical condition and at this time, he is still admitted. No other updates on his condition at this time.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit (VCU) responded to the scene to investigate and at this time no arrests have been made. Detectives are continuing to interview potential witnesses and following up on leads. We are not releasing the location the victim was shot or how many times as this is still an ongoing investigation. The victim has been identified as:

Chauncey Rollins, DOB 10/19/78. Unknown address at this time. 

On May 13th, the Lakeland Police Department began investigating a series of retail thefts from Macy’s Dept Store, 3800 N. Road 98. Between May 13th and June 10th, a subject was observed shoplifting on seven different occasions and each time he was able to elude apprehension.  Designer purses and clothing had been stolen which totaled approximately $10,000.00.  

On June 10th, Lakeland Police Detectives Mike Lewis and Det. Nicholas Pollice assisted Macy’s Loss Prevention by conducting a stakeout of the department store. At around 6:45pm, two suspects were observed entering the store and stacking up 26 pair of men’s shorts valued at $589.74. Both suspects worked together during the theft and exited the store without paying for the merchandise. To their surprise, they were greeted by the two detectives and taken into custody without incident.

Timothy J. Gillins, 39 yrs of age, was arrested and charged with Grand Theft. Gillins did not have any money on him but he did have an empty Macy’s bag concealed on his person.

Timethy Harmon, 25 yrs old, was arrested for Grand Theft, Possession of Cocaine and Possession of drug paraphernalia. Harmon did not have any money on him but he did have a crack cocaine pipe in his pocket at the time of his arrest.

This wasn’t Gillin’s first time in getting caught in the act by detectives. On January 29th, 2015, the Lakeland Police Department arrested Gillins for Grand Theft after a series off thefts from Dillard’s Department Store, 3800 N. Road 98. Detectives had once again conducted surveillance outside of Dillard’s and were able to apprehend Gillins for a theft in progress. He was charged with 3cts of Grand Theft in reference to the Dillard’s cases.

Both subjects are currently in the Polk County Jail. There is no video available of the theft. 

On Monday June 8, 2015, at 11:03 a.m., two unknown subjects entered the Verizon Wireless store, 3970 Highway 98 N and stole several cell phones.

Subject 01 is described as a black male, 16-17 YOA, 5’08”, last seen wearing a white shirt, and light colored pants.

Subject 02 is described as: 16-17 YOA, 5’10”, last seen wearing a red shirt, and light colored pants.

If you can identify the subjects or have any information please contact Lakeland Police Department Officer Gulledge at or Officer Duy Dao at, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

LPD Event # 15-11442  -  Bulletin CS #15-35