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Need to Identify – Suspects in Stolen Trailer/Motorcycles

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, there was a grand theft of a trailer with two motorcycles from the Travelodge, 3425 Highway 98 N. 

The trailer was later recovered at a bank on Lakeland Hills Boulevard. Bartow Police Department recovered one motorcycle after a black male driving it ran from them and wrecked the motorbike, the black male was able to elude officers. The other motorcycle was recovered after a white male dropped it off running at the Tax Collector Office on N Massachusetts Avenue and got into an SUV and drove away. 

Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals 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 #14-17424                                       Detective Bailey




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 Monday, March 3, 2014, at approximately 7:50 p.m. an unknown male entered the Ulta, 3615 S Florida Avenue #320, and selected several bottles of perfume/cologne and left without paying for them.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Black male, 25-30 years of age, 5’7-5’8”, 150-155 lbs., wearing a black hat, white/black jacket, and black jeans. When he fled, he entered a candy apple red two door vehicle.

Anyone with information on the identification of this person 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 #14-4616              Detective Bailey