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Lakeland Police are attempting to identify and speak with an individual in reference to the Grand Theft of a laptop/tablet valued at $1,000.00 from the Best Buy at 4215 Hwy 98 N in Lakeland. 

The individual is described as a black male with a short haircut, and possibly some facial hair. He was last seen wearing a white button down short sleeve shirt, dark pants and brown shoes.

Anyone with information on the identification of this individual is asked to contact Lakeland Police Department Detective Fetz at 863-834-8993, 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 #15-2132 
Officer D. Fetz
Bulletin CS #15-03

On Thursday, January 29, 2015, the Lakeland Police Department arrested three individuals in the theft of $3,066.00 worth of Michael Kors purses and jewelry from Dillard’s, 3800 Highway 98N.

Detectives were conducting surveillance based on their investigation of ongoing thefts of Michael Kors purses and jewelry from the Dillard’s store when the three defendants walked into the store. The defendants walked directly to the Michael Kors purses and all three took a total of 17 purses valued at $3,066.00 and left the store without paying for them. The defendants were apprehended by detectives waiting outside the east entrance/exit to the store.


Timothy James Gillins (B/M)
174 SE Sharon Lane
Lake City, FL
DOB 6/27/75

Takerra Joanae Wright (B/F)
1134 Gilmore Avenue
Lakeland, FL
DOB 4/18/94

Marquise Denard Allen (B/M)
220 Carolyn Drive
Lakeland, FL
DOB 4/22/97

All three were charged with Grand Theft (F3) and Marquise Allen was also charged with Violation of Probation (M1).


Have you seen Cody Hunter Wiley? If so, please contact LPD Investigative Aide Charlene Ali at 863-834-8974.

Cody Wiley was last known to be in the area of 726 Hollingsworth Road/Lakeland High School on Friday, January 23, 2015.

Cody was last seen wearing an orange t shirt, jean shorts and red Nike high top shoes. He has ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and is currently not on his medication.  Cody is 15 years old, 5’6”, and weights 135 lbs.

The Lakeland Police Department will hold the next Chief’s Chat on Monday, February 2, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Community Room of the Lakeland Police Department, located at 219 N Massachusetts Avenue. 

This month, Lakeland PAL Director, Tim Abram will be the guest speaker.