The following are unsolved crimes throughout Polk, Hardee and Highlands County.  Should you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact Crime Stoppers via this website or by calling 1-800-226-TIPS.  You are guaranteed anonymity.

Don't forget to look at our Wanted Suspects, too.

Burglary to Motor Vehicle and Check Fraud 17-21989 (2017/11/06)

Do You Know This Person? They tried to cash a chek stolen in a burglary to a motor vehicle.

If you do know either of them, please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or click on the "Contact Us" tab to leave an anonymous web tip.

LPD Event #17-21989
Date of Bulletin: 11/03/17
Type of Bulletin: Need to Identify
Incident Date: 9/29/2017

On Wednesday, September 29, 2017, at approximately 2:30 p.m., the suspects pictured used a stolen ID and Debit card to attempt a felony check cashing.
The ID and Debit card were taken from a vehicle burglary.

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Theft, Lakeland 17-21157 (2017/11/03)

Do you know who this theft suspect is?

LPD Event #17-21157
Date of Bulletin: 11/03/17
Type of Bulletin: Need to Identify
Incident Date: 10/18/2017
Lakeland Police need to identify the suspect of a theft that occurred within the city limits of Lakeland, Florida. The subject pictured took items from a local business and exited without paying for the items. The suspect is a black female, wearing a long curly wig, white shirt and multi-colored skirt.

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Shoplifting, Sunoco 2100 W. Memorial Blvd, Lakeland, FL (2017/11/02)

Polk County SO: Can you ID this theft suspect, who filled her over sized bag with items and walked out of the Sunoco. Call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)

At approximately 3:07 p.m. on Sunday October 22, 2017, a retail theft occurred at the Sunoco located at 2100 W Memorial Blvd in Lakeland.

An unknown older black female entered the business wearing a pink shirt and multi colored pants. Once inside the store, the suspect removed a large bag from her purse, and began filling it with merchandise. The suspect then exited the business without paying for the items. The suspect can be seen fleeing east on foot, but it is unclear if she entered a vehicle.

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Hit and Run Fatality, Lorida, FL (2017/11/02)

Florida Highway Patrol: Steven Arnold was struck and killed in the early morning hours on Saturday,10-28-17, by a vehicle on Lakeshore Dr in Lorida, FL. The vehicle and driver departed the scene.

Heartland Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 cash reward for the anonymous tip made to Crime Stoppers that results in the arrest of the person responsible. Call 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or click on the "Contact Us" tab on our Facebook page.

Steven Arnold appears to have been walking in the roadway at the time of the accident. His body was found in the roadway shortly after 4 am by a newspaper carrier who remained on scene and called 911.

Video shows a newer model pickup truck southbound on Lakeshore drive at 2:32 am. This section of Lakeshore drive has only one way in and out. The truck is seen stopping and backing up where Steven Arnold was later found. The truck then continues southbound and is not seen going northbound to exit the area. This truck is a vehicle of interest in the hit and run.

The truck appears to be newer model truck. It may, or may not, have damage to the front grill area. Efforts to locate this vehicle on Lakeshore Drive south of the hit and run have not been successful.

If you have ANY information on this case, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or click on the "Contact Us" tab on our Facebook page to leave an anonymous web tip.

 

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Theft, Family Dollar, Lucerne Park Rd, Winter Haven (2017/11/01)

Winter Haven PD: Help us ID this shoplifting suspect !
 
She entered the Dollar General, located at 7420 Lucerne Park Rd on 10/27/17 and proceeded to place items in her large bag - while looking at the camer. (Watch, you'll see) She then hung around the doors and then casually walked out.
 
Call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)
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Vehicle Burglary, 890 Hwy 17 South, Bartow (2017/10/31)

Bartow PD: Check out this vehicle burglary suspect. Call Heartland Crime Stoppers if you know who this is. You will remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward if your tip results in his arrest!

Bartow Police Detectives are seeking help from the public to identify a suspect in a vehicular burglary that occurred on Oct. 21st at 890 Hwy 17 South. The suspect, who can be seen in the homeowner’s surveillance video at approximately 5:07 AM, appears to be a B/M, with a goatee, wearing basketball shorts, slides with socks.

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Theft of Cattle, aka: Cattle Rustling Polk City (2017/10/31)

We know how important livestock is here in Polk County (and that's no bull) so we need your help to solve the case of the stolen calves!

Sometime between Monday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 28th, four calves ranging in weight from 150 to 200 pounds were stolen from pastures near Berkley Road and I-4, and Orange Avenue and Barfield Road in Polk City. A red-and-white faced heifer weighing approximately 600 pounds is also missing. A photo of one of the calves can be seen here.

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Theft, Lakeland 17-21223 (2017/10/31)

Bulletin Number: 17-115
LPD Event #17-21223
Date of Bulletin: 10/30/17
Type of Bulletin: Need to Identify
Incident Date: 10/20/2017

Lakeland Police need to identify these suspects of a theft that occurred within the city limits of Lakeland, Florida.
If you can identify these suspects please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers. 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)

 

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Hit and Run Fatality, Haines City (2017/10/28)

he PCSO Traffic Unit is investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred this morning during the early morning hours, and we need your help to identify and locate the suspect!
Just after midnight last night/this morning, Friday night/Saturday morning, October 28, 2017, 56-year-old Leonard Wimberly Jr. of Haines City was riding his three-wheeled bicycle westbound along Masterpiece Rd, just east of Longhorn Drive in Lake Wales, when he was fatally struck by a truck also traveling westbound.
Pieces of a side mirror were left at the scene, indicating that the suspect vehicle is a 1998-2009 Dodge 2500 or 3500 pickup truck. The mirror left behind is a tow mirror. The suspect truck appeared to have continued heading west on Masterpiece Road, towards Scenic Hwy.
We are seeking any witnesses to this crash. Please call PCSO at 863-298-6200 if you have ANY information about this incident.
Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto www.P3tips.com to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free "P3tips" mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

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Theft, Walmart Sebring 10-28-17 (2017/10/27)

Sebring PD: See if you know who this theft suspect is. If you do, you can stay anonymous and even be eligible for a cash reward if you leave a tip that results in his arrest by calling Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). You can also click on the "Contact Us" tab to leave an anonymous web tip.

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Shoplifting, Dollar General, Lake Hamilton 10-26-17 (2017/10/26)

Lake Hamilton PD: Do you know who this shoplifting suspect is? Call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or click on the "Contact Us" tab to leave an anonymous web tip.

The Lake Hamilton Police Department is working a retail shoplifting case that occurred on October 
22, 2017 at the Dollar General located at 101 Hatchineha Road i

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Shoplifting, Sebing 10-25-17 (2017/10/25)

Highlands County SO: Do you recognize this person of interest in an on-going investigation? Want to remain anonymous? Call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or click on the "Contact Us" tab on our Facebook page.
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Theft, Walmart, Lake Wales 10-25-17 (2017/10/25)

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Wanted person, Aunurndale (2017/10/24)

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Robbery, C Store, 3100 Millers Av, Lake Placid (2017/10/21)

Detectives are looking for help identifying the suspects in the Oct. 3 robbery of the C Store at 3100 Miller Avenue in Lake Placid. The robbery occurred at 7:45 p.m.

Both suspects were completely covered, as you can see, but detectives are hoping somebody may recognize the clothing or the backpack used in the crime. One suspect was about 5-foot-6 and heavy-set. The other suspect is about 6 feet tall and slender.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact Det. Melissa Lander at 863-402-7250 or email detectives@highlandssheriff.org. You can also call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS to leave an anonymous tip and be eligible for a cash reward.No automatic alt text available.No automatic alt text available.Image may contain: people sitting



Hit and Run Fatality, Lakeland (2017/10/20)

Pedestrian struck and killed in Hit and Run. If you know where to find the vehicle or the driver involved, call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).
 

On October 20, 2017 at approximately 2:55 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to 2000 US 92 East in reference to an unconscious male in the roadway, possibly in cardiac arrest. Upon arrival, officers determined the male had been struck by a vehicle while he was walking along the roadway. The pedestrian, Brandon Mills, age 24, was declared deceased by Polk County Fire Rescue at the scene at 3:02 a.m.

Based on preliminary observations it appears that a vehicle was traveling westbound on US 92 E, traveling in the outside lane. The pedestrian was walking along US 92 E, possibly in the shared bicycle lane. At some point, the vehicle struck or sideswiped the pedestrian, causing him to fall to the ground. The roadway evidence showed that upon landing in the roadway, the pedestrian tumbled and slid approximately 43 feet to final rest. The pedestrian came to final rest in the bicycle path on the north side of the roadway.

Based on vehicle parts found in the roadway the suspect vehicle is possibly a Mitsubishi Outlander as shown in the below pictures. No witnesses have been identified at this time.

The Lakeland Police Department is asking for any witnesses to the crash and/or anyone who knows of a vehicle, matching a Mitsubishi Outlander with fresh front end damage, especially to the grill, to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)

 

 

 

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Vehicle Burglary, Plant City (2017/10/19)

Although this occurred in Plant City, these suspects may be in the surrounding areas as well. If you have information about this crime and want to remain anonymous, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or click on the "Contact Us" tab to leave an anonymous web tip. Cash reward if your tip results in their arrest!

Plant City Police Department Detectives Investigate Vehicle Burglary Where Cash was Taken

On October 18, 2017 at approximately 10:30 a.m., a silver Chrysler minivan pulled into the Marathon gas station along side of a white Toyota Prius that was parked next to a gas pump. The gas station is located at 2851 Thonotosassa Road West in Plant City. While the victim was inside the store, a gold Nissan Quest can be seen on surveillance video stopping in front of both vehicles. At the same time, the driver's side rear passenger door of the Chrysler minivan opens and a white or Hispanic male exits. The suspect can be seen taking an object from the minivan, leaning over the Prius and using the object to break the rear passenger window of the car. The suspect entered the victim's vehicle, took property which included a large amount of currency, then reenters the Chrysler minivan. The suspect was wearing black gloves, a blue shirt, light colored pants, blue or dark shoes and a hat. Detectives believe that occupants of both minivans participated in the crime together. After the burglary, both vehicles leave the parking lot at the same time, heading toward Interstate 4.

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspects involved in this case. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com, or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.




Burglaries, Avon Park (2017/10/17)

Detectives are investigating seven burglaries and one stolen vehicle that occurred in Avon Park over the weekend. One of the burglaries was captured on a security camera.

If you recognize the suspect, please contact Det. Stowers at 863-402-7250 or submit tips by email to detectives@highlandssheriff.org or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS or www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com to leave an anonymous tip and be eligible for a cash reward.

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Grand Theft Auto, Dundee (2017/10/16)

Have you seen this truck that was stolen?

It's a 2006 black Ford F-350 “King Ranch” with FL tag M92-7HS VIN number 1FTWW33P76EB38178 that was stolen from Florida Ave in Dundee between 7 pm on October 10th and 9 am hours on October 11th, 2017.

The truck is black over gold and has chrome door handles, a fuel door cover, and nerf bars along the cab. A stainless steel Smith & Wesson 4 inch barreled revolver was in a pistol bag in the center console. These are photos of the actual truck - the trailer was not attached when it was stolen.

If you see this truck or have any information, contact Detective Foster at (863) 438-9540.

Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call HEARTLAND CRIME STOPPERS AT 1-800-226-TIPS or log onto www.P3tips.com to submit your tip via the web. For a secure and password protected mobile app for your smart device, go to the app store and download the free “P3tips” mobile app. No caller ID, no recorded lines, no tracking cookies, no saved IP addresses. Anonymity is Guaranteed!!

 

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Grand Theft, Lakeland Event #17-20132 (2017/10/16)

Bulletin Number: 17-113
LPD Event #17-20132
Date of Bulletin: 10/16/17
Type of Bulletin: Need to Identify
Incident Date: 10/6/2017
Lakeland Police need to identify this suspect of a grand theft that occurred within the city limits of Lakeland, Florida.
If you can identify this suspect please call 1-800-226 TIPS(8477).
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