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Attempt to Identify – Grand Theft Suspect

On Monday, February 9, 2015, an unidentified male entered the Eye Express located at 1251 Lakeland Hills Boulevard and removed 3 pairs of Oakley frames. The merchandise is valued at approximately $600.00.

The subject is described as a black male, unknown age, 6’01” - 6’03”, last seen wearing a Miami Heat logo baseball cap, a light colored collared shirt, dark pants, and grey shoes.

Anyone with information on the identification of this individual is asked to contact Lakeland Police Detective Dustin 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 #15-2796       Detective Fetz       Bulletin CS #15-05



Dear Property Owner/Manager,

Would you like to see a potential reduction of crime in your property and the City of Lakeland? It is the pleasure of the Lakeland Police Department to invite you to the FREE Seminar of Safe Watchful Active Neighborhoods (S.W.A.N.)

The Lakeland S.W.A.N. program is honest and direct. It is designed to be easy, yet very effective in reducing incidents of crime in rental properties. The program utilizes a unique three-part strategy which ensures the crime prevention goal, while maintaining an approach that is tenant-friendly. S.W.A.N. will educate property owners about crime prevention, applicant screening, drug nuisance abatement, along with many other benefits. After completion of the three-part program you will have access to resources and products that would have to be purchased otherwise. 

The first phase of the program is attending the seminar, all that you need to do is fill out and return the registration form.

March 10, 2015 
Lakeland Police Department – 2nd floor Community Room 
219 N. Massachusetts 
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

CLICK HERE to download a registration form

If you have any questions feel free to contact 863-834-6912. We hope to see you there!

Thank you, 

Cindy Sharp
Community Services Unit Supervisor



Lilany Martinez was last seen on February 7, 2015, at approximately 12:00 a.m. at 703 Hull Street. It is unknown what she was wearing at the time she left. Ms. Martinez has black/dark red hair, brown eyes and wears blue contacts.

Martinez is on medication for bi-polar disorder. Martinez does not have a criminal history.

Ms. Martinez may be with her boyfriend Jonathan Salazar, 2226 Greenbriar Village.

If anyone has information on the location of Lilany Martinez, please contact Investigative Aide, Charlene Ali at (863) 834-8974.

Liliany Martinez
H/F, 16 years old
5’5”, 120 lbs.
LKA: 703 Hull Street



On Wednesday, January 13, 2015, the victim noticed her purse was missing from her vehicle in the 3000 block of Saddlebrook Way. The victim’s credit card was used at Super Choice Food Market by the two black female suspects.

Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals 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 #15-976  -  Detective S. Strickland  -  Bulletin CS #15-04