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On Sunday, September 7, 2014, between the hours of 10:38 a.m. and 3:48 p.m., a vehicle was taken from Lakeland Regional Medical Center, 1324 Lakeland Hills Boulevard. At approximately 6:45 p.m., the subject pictured entered Publix at 1905 Highway 60 and stole five 24-pack cases of beer. He then got into the stolen vehicle and fled east on Highway 60.

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 #: 14-18473 Detective Todd Bailey

***The runaway has been located***


On September 4, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to the Florida Baptist Children’s Home, 1015 Sykes Blvd in reference to a missing/runaway juvenile. The runaway had been at the Florida Baptist Children’s Home a few weeks and has made threats to runaway since she arrived. On September 4th, after school, she left a note written on her bedroom wall that said she hated staying there and felt like dying. She was last seen leaving the facility on foot carrying a backpack.


The Lakeland Police Department canvassed the area and utilized a blood hound from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office as well as their helicopter. Detectives were called out and are currently working the case in an attempted to locate Williams. Williams has been entered into the Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC), National Crime Information Center (NCIC) as a missing endanger juvenile. This is not an Amber Alert.


On August 27, 2014, at approximately 5:33 p.m. the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (F.R.F.T.F.) members apprehended Darryl Robinson in a mobile home park in Hillsborough County. Detectives with the Lakeland Police had requested the assistance of the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in locating Robinson, after the arrest warrant had been secured.

VCU Detectives travelled to the Hillsborough County apprehension site and obtained a full confession from Robinson.  This is an excellent example of Federal and Local law enforcement agencies working together to protect our community.  

***UPDATE #1***

On August 14, 2014 Crime Scene Technicians developed latent prints from yesterday’s bank robbery at Citizens Bank & Trust, 1985 East Edgewood. Darryl Robinson, B/M, 54, was identified in our Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). 

Detective Pough obtained an arrest warrant for Darryl Robinson on the charge of “Robbery of a Financial Institution”. Efforts to locate the suspect are continuing at this time. Photos of the suspect and the vehicle he was last seen in with his girlfriend are supplied.

Anyone with information on the location of Mr. Robinson 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.


On August 13th, at 1:02 p.m. the Lakeland Police Department responded to Citizens Bank & Trust, 1985 East Edgewood in reference to a bank robbery that just occurred.  The suspect was described as a black male between 50-60 years of age.  He was estimated to be 5’07” – 5’09” and 170 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a dark color (possible blue) baseball cap, a Polk State grey colored tee shirt, dark short pants, white socks, and dark shoes.

The suspect entered the business about 30 minutes prior to the incident, inquiring about a new account.  He was greeted by staff, provided with information about the bank’s services, and departure.  He returned demanded an undisclosed amount of money and indicated he had a weapon however no weapon was seen.  After he exited the bank, he was last seen walking west in the parking lot and no one saw him get into a vehicle.

If you have any information about this case, please contact Det. Stacey Pough at (863)834-8978 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.226.8477.

Bullying is the systematic infliction of physical hurt or psychological distress. "Cyberbullying" is simply the use of information technology to do the same thing and it’s a first degree misdemeanor punishable by 12 months in the county jail, and a $1,000.00 fine for each alleged act. The Lakeland Police Department takes cyberstalking allegations seriously and we encourage anyone who feels they have been a victim of cyberstalking to contact us and file a report.

Cyberbullying has emerged as the most prevalent and persistent online threat as technology is becoming a dependable form of communication. The internet provides a feeling of remaining anonymous which can cause someone to say something on-line which they might never say in person. Stalking may take the form of verbal abuse, sexual harassment, or repeated requests for a personal meeting through a variety of social media sites such as: e-mail messages, text messaging, blog or website postings, and postings on social media profiles such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube.

Types of Cyberstalking Charges

·cyberbullying (or cyber bullying);

·masquerading as the victim on-line;

·anonymously posting private information about another person;

·texting sexually provocative information or pictures (sexting); and

·on-line sexual harassment.

If you feel like your child, you or someone you know is in danger, contact the police immediately and cut off contact with this person or user, staying offline if need be until you are otherwise instructed. Do not install any programs, or remove any programs or take other remedial action on your computer or communication device during this process. It may adversely affect the investigation and any eventual prosecution.