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.
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Theft, Winn Dixie, Lake Placid
May 20, 2019
These two women were caught on camera working together to steal baby formula from the Lake Placid Winn-Dixie
Theft, JC Pennys, Sebring
May 20, 2019
These two individuals were caught on camera stealing items from JCPenney in the Lakeshore Mall on multiple occasions.
Theft, Walmart, Avon Park
May 17, 2019
This man is wanted for shoplifting from Walmart in AP. He was wearing a black shirt with a gold US flag on the front
Theft, Macy's, Winter Haven
May 17, 2019
On May 11, 2019, the man seen in this video enters Macy's (231 Citi Center St.) and takes items later identified as 7 pairs of shorts and three t-shirts (all valued at $273) and took them into the dressing room, apparently to stuff that backpack. He leaves the store and was last seen going across Ave. G SW.
The images may not be very clear, but he does have distinctive clothes.
Theft, Walmart, Winter Haven
May 14, 2019
The two seen in this video load up a whole cart of groceries at Walmart (355 Cypress Gardens Blvd. Winter Haven) and also decide they needed $1,000 worth of gift cards. The cashier finishes scanning items and the man in the black shirt tells her she forgot to scan the case of water in the bottom of the cart. As she goes around to scan the item, you'll see the suspect in the black shirt hit the cash out button. GRRRRRRR!!!!
The cashier holds the cart while she summons her manager, but the suspect already took the gift cards and left. After arguing for a few moments, the other man leaves the cart and exits the store.
Robbery, Circle K, Davenport
May 09, 2019
Detectives from the Polk County Sheriff's Office are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Wednesday, May 8th, at about 1:15 A.M., at the Circle K convenience store (45489 U.S. Hwy 27) in Davenport.
Four masked men, at least two of whom were visually confirmed to have been armed with firearms, entered the store and began demanding money. During the robbery they were shouting profanities.
The video is good quality...however the suspects were wearing masks. Two of the cameras had audio...we edited out the profanity.
Some things to point out: First and foremost, the two clerks were not injured.
Three of the robbers went directly to the check-out area to steal money and products, including cigarettes. The fourth one went to the cooler and stole multiples of what appears to be energy drinks.
As three of the four flee out of the business, someone utters, "I've got child support to pay!"
The last suspect, takes a few extra
Hit and Run Fatality, Lakeland
May 06, 2019
On May 6th, at approximately 9:23 pm, a pedestrian was walking eastbound on East Main Street in the 1600 Block. The pedestrian was walking on the south side of the roadway. While the pedestrian was walking he was struck from the rear by an unknown make or model SUV. The vehicle fled the scene in an eastbound direction.
The Lakeland Police Department Traffic Unit, Polk County Fire Rescue, and the Lakeland Fire Department all arrived on scene and began to provide life-saving measures. The pedestrian was transported to Lakeland Regional Health for injuries sustained during this crash and is currently listed in critical condition.
A witness described the driver of the vehicle as a light-skinned male, wearing an orange shirt and dark pants. The vehicle was described as a black or dark blue SUV and should have damage to the passenger headlight and grill.
Hit and Run FAtality, Lake Wales
May 06, 2019
Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies investigating a hit-and-run fatal crash (bicyclist) near Lake Wales.
Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the scene around 5:00 a.m. of a possible hit-an-run crash involving a bicyclist at Washington Avenue and US Highway 27 near Lake Wales. Deputies believe the crash may have occurred just after 2:00 a.m. this morning (according to photo time-stamp). Polk County Fire Rescue responded to the scene and found 59-year-old Ramond Johnson of Lake Wales on a grassy shoulder of Washington Avenue, near the sidewalk and rendered aid. Mr. Johnson was taken to Lake Wales Medical Center for treatment of his injuries but later succumbed to his injuries.
During the investigation it was learned Ramond Johnson was traveling west on Washington Ave on a bicycle and was struck by an unknown vehicle as he was nearing the north side of roadway. Mr. Johnson was ejected from his bicycle and landed partially on the sidewalk and grassy shoulder of the roadway.
Photographs of Mr. Johnson and possibly the vehicle that struck him (vehicle of interest) were obtained from a security camera in the area. The security images showed a cyclist riding in the roadway and within about 1 second a vehicle of interest is seen driving in a path of travel that would be consistent with the path of travel of the cyclist prior to impact. The vehicle appears to be a full-sized sedan of some type. Photos are below.
Stolen Gator, Catfish Creek, Highlands County
May 06, 2019
Seeking info on a stolen John Deere Gator like this one taken over the weekend from the Smoak property on Catfish Creek Rd. It has the number 984 on the front fender and a 50-gal tank in the back .
Theft, Kangaroo Express, Lakeland
May 02, 2019
On April 23, 2019 the suspect entered the Kangaroo Express located at 2100 West Memorial Boulevard and removed merchandise from within the store without paying.
The suspect, pictured above, is described as a heavy set with short black hair. The suspect was last observed wearing a brown or black tshirt, gray or white gym shorts, and black and blue shoes. The suspect was last observed leaving the Kangroo Express in an older model tan, Acura sedan. Detectives are asking for assistance in identifying the suspect.