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UPDATE: Subject identified and taken into custody on June 10, 2015.

The Lakeland Police Department is asking for help to identify the unknown subject pictured. Between Thursday, June 4, 2015 and Sunday, June 7, 2015 there were numerous reported attempted thefts from ATMs. The subject attempts to pry the cash dispenser and deposit slots with a crow bar to obtain money. 

The subject is described as a white male, with multiple tattoos on his forearms, hand, and behind his right ear. The vehicle is described as a 4 door sedan, depending on the lighting the vehicle can look silver or gold.

Anyone with information on the identification of this individual is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900, or e-mail caic@lakelandgov.net. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477.

Bulletin CS #15-34


On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 5:56 p.m., the subject pictured forged a check at Hobby Lobby, 3615 S Florida Avenue.

The suspect is a black male, 6’2”, with a heavy build.

Anyone with information on the identification of this individual is asked to contact Detective Strickland at 863-834-8965, 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 #15-9608  -  Detective S. Strickland  -  Bulletin CS #15-33



Lakeland Police need help in identifying this suspect from an armed burglary that occurred on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at approximately 7:45 p.m. in the area of Crystal Lake Drive N/Lowry Avenue.

Four black male suspects jumped out of a red Chevrolet Impala. The suspect in the sketch was driving and armed with a black handgun. All suspects had teardrop tattoos below their right eye.

If anyone has information about this case, please contact Lakeland Police Detective Tammy Hathcock at 863-834-6975 or via e-mail at tammy.hathcock@lakelandgov.net, 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 #15-09766  -  Detective Hathcock  -  Bulletin CS #15-32



Do you have an iPhone or Android for Sale, how about a computer or other electronic device, or perhaps some jewelry? Do you need a safe place to conduct a transaction from an online advertisement such as Craigslist? The Lakeland Police Department lobby is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year. You can come into our lobby and have a safe place to conduct your transaction. 

We encourage our residents to use our lobby as a safe place to conduct transactions when meeting someone from an online site to buy or sell items. Transactions for the sale, or purchase, of weapons is strictly prohibited at the police department, but anything else is encouraged.

We feel as though using our lobby to conduct transactions will take any worry or stress off our residents of being the victim of a possible crime. If the buyer/seller knows that you are meeting at the police department and they had possible criminal activity in mind, this will be a deterrent for them. Our goal is to give our residents a safe place and peace of mind when conducting transactions.

REMINDER:  You MAY NOT bring any type of weapon into the LPD lobby or conduct the sale of a weapon from our lobby.