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The Lakeland Police Department needs help to identify a person of interest in the Attempted Sexual Battery and False Imprisonment of a 61 year old female. 


On Monday, June 2, 2014, the subject pictured was seen on video surveillance just before a sexual battery which occurred at the Chevron Gas Station, located at 1315 US Highway 98 S.

The person is described as a black male, approximately 6’0-6’1, with a heavy build and muscular, wearing greenish or gray pants with an unknown type shirt. The victim described the person’s eyes as having an “odd color” as they appeared hazel or blue in color.

Anyone with information on the identification of this individual is asked to contact Detective Paula Tolbert at 863-834-8981, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

Click here for excerpts from surveillance video:  http://youtu.be/Th9S1LakDFg

 


LPD Event #14-11407 Detective Tolbert




On May 7, 2014, at approximately 12:45 p.m., a black male 30-40 years of age, 6’, 180 lbs., wearing a yellow and blue striped shirt, blue jeans and brown ankle boots entered Eye Express located at 5528 Hwy 98 N and stole over $300.00 worth of glasses and sunglasses.

The suspect was seen leaving the area driving a white older model van southbound on Hwy 98 N.

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 #14-9395 Detective Cain




On Monday, April 28, 2014, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the victim placed her purse behind the counter at Black Swan Bizarre, 229 Kentucky Avenue. Later in the day, she realized she was missing items from her purse.

Her bank card was subsequently used at WalMart, Target, McDonald's, Steak & Shake and 7-11 by two unknown black females.

Anyone with information on the identification of the females are 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 #14-8736 Detective Strickland


On May 1, 2014 at approximately 5:15 p.m., Lakeland Police responded to the Chevron station, located at 1615 W. Memorial Boulevard in reference to a shooting which had just occurred. Upon arrival officers located a 15 year old black male with a gunshot wound to the lower back. The juvenile has been airlifted to Tampa; his condition is unknown at this time.

Officers have been able to determine that the juvenile was standing outside of a car at the Chevron station when shots rang out from a small grey vehicle headed westbound on Memorial. Police do not have any suspects in custody at this time.

The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information on this incident, please contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.

More information will be released as it becomes available.