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Unsolved Crimes

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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10/18/2014 - Theft, Dollar General, 2871 Rifle Range Rd, Winter Haven
PCSO deputies are seeking the public`s help in a retail theft that occurred at the Dollar General Store located at 2871 Rifle Range Road in Winter Haven.
At 7:59 p.m. on October 11, 2014, an unknown black male and two unknown black females entered the store and removed approximately $30.00 worth of merchandise. The male suspect placed the items in a trash can while the female suspects distracted the clerk. The male suspect then left the store with the merchandise. The suspects were seen in a black Nissan Altima with chrome rims and a burgundy Oldsmobile.
If anyone has information about this incident or can identify these suspects they are urged to contact Detective Lockard at 863-678-4115.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

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10/18/2014 - Attempted Armed Robbery, 1114 38th St NW, Winter Haven

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help with an attempted armed personal robbery investigation.

At approximately 8:00 pm, on Thursday, September 11, 2014, a subject pointed a shotgun at a victim demanding money in the area of 1114 38th St. NW Winter Haven.

The victim did not have any money and the suspect struck the victim on the head with the shotgun. The victim suffered minor injuries.

The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as follows:

The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a black shirt and black stonewash jeans with a black hat. 

If you have any information on this incident, you are urged to contact Detective Victor Diaz at 863-298-6916, or 863-298-6200.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477

 

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10/18/2014 - Arm Home Invasion, Gibson St, Mulberry

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s help with an armed home invasion robbery investigation. 

At approximately 10:15 pm, on Saturday, September 27, 2014, a subject knocked on the door of a residence located on Gibson Street Mulberry, and said “Polk County Sheriff’s Office, open the door.” 

The victim opened the door and three black males with black handguns with lasers wearing all black clothing entered the residence. 

The suspects struck one of the victims several times and injured the victim. The suspects took cash from the residence and fled the scene in an unknown direction. 

If you have any information on this incident, you are urged to contact Detective Victor Diaz with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery Unit at 863-298-6916, or 863-298-6200.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

 

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10/16/2014 - Theft of Trailer and Lawn Equipment,Heard Bridge Rd, 313 Wachula

Wauchula Police Department is reporting the theft of a trailer and mower  which occurred on 10-15-14 at 11:37 am. (report number 312014006717). The trailer was parked in the front yard of 313 Heard BridgeRd. in Wauchula. A black Chevrolet pick up truck with a tonneau cover on the bed is observed on video leaving the residence with the trailer on the rear. The truck pulling the stolen trailer went north bound on Heard Bridge Rd.

The trailer is a 2008 T&T Utility trailer, serial number 1T9NU12128S984402. The lawn mower is 2005 Snapper Pro Z Turn red in color, the serial number is 50241399
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The truck was observered driving north bound at approximately 1116 hours on 10/15/14, and southbound at 1124. This occurred prior to the theft.

If you recognize this truck or know who was involved in this theft, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or click on the "Submit-A-Tip" tab. You will remain anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of the stolen property, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000.00.

 

 

 

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10/16/2014 - Attempted Burglary, Total Perfection Barbershop, 837 N. Wabash Av, Lakeland

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in an Attempted Business Burglary.

At approximately 7:15 am, on Monday, September 29, 2014, a subject attempted to break into the Total Perfection Barbershop located at 837 North Wabash Ave. Lakeland.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6 foot tall, 170 pounds, wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt and black gym pants with a white stripe down the side. The suspect is approximately 30 years old. 

The suspect was last seen running west toward North Chestnut Road. 

 


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10/16/2014 - Burglary,Ashwood Subdivision, Lakeland

Polk County Sheriff`s detectives are seeking information about a Burglary and Theft that occurred in the Ashwood Subdivision in Lakeland.

On Monday, September 29, 2014 at approximately 2:55 p.m. a subject arrived at a residence for sale and entered through the garage door removing appliances. The incident was captured on video camera. 

The subject is a white male operating a Ford Super Duty Crew Cab that appears to be lifted with black aftermarket wheels and tires, chrome double step bar and tinted windows.

 

Photo: Polk County Sheriff`s detectives are seeking information about a Burglary and Theft that occurred in the Ashwood Subdivision in Lakeland.

On Monday, September 29, 2014 at approximately 2:55 p.m. a subject arrived at a residence for sale and entered through the garage door removing appliances. The incident was captured on video camera. 

The subject is a white male operating a Ford Super Duty Crew Cab that appears to be lifted with black aftermarket wheels and tires, chrome double step bar and tinted windows.

If anyone has information about this incident or can identify this subject, they are urged to contact Detective Chris Marion at 863.577.1630, or 863.298.6200.


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10/16/2014 - Car Jacking, North Rifle Range Road, Winter Haven

Do you know this guy? He and two accomplices committed an armed carjacking near the Sunoco gas station on North Rifle Range Road in Winter Haven on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. 

The victim was in a fender-bender crash with a gold Toyota Tacoma truck on North Rifle Range Road in Winter Haven. The victim and the driver of the truck pulled over near the Sunoco gas station located at 195 North Rifle Range Road and agreed to exchange information and money for the minor damages. As the victim walked towards the gas station, two unknown Hispanic male suspects, one of whom was armed with a handgun, exited the truck and approached the victim. They forced the victim at gunpoint to get back into the back seat of his own vehicle, and drove him to a dirt access road off of Thompson Nursery Road near U.S. Hwy 27 in Lake Wales. The other suspect followed in the truck. The victim was robbed of his personal belongings, and the suspects fled in the truck.

One of the suspects can be seen here. If you recognize him, please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers.

ANYONE WITH INFORMATION WHO WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD IS ASKED TO CALL 1-800-226-TIPS or LOG ONTO www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED!
iPhone and Droid users can download a free tip submit app to anonymously report crime. To install these free apps, please visit www.tipsoft.com.

 

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10/13/2014 - UPDATE: Trailer Thefts, Haines City/Frostproof, Indian Lakes

UPDATE ON TRAILER THEFTS:

On October 3, 2014 unknown suspects drove into a closed storage facility, in Indian Lake Estates, and removed a utility trailer. The pictures below are actual photos from the surveillance system. The vehicle appears to be a light colored Ford Explorer. 

If you recognize the vehicle or have information on who is involved in these thefts, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). You will remain anonymous and if your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of the trailer(s), you will be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000 !

 

 

 

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10/8/2014 - Robbery (Theft by Force), Wal Mart, Winter Haven

Suspects in Wal Mart Fraudulent Return Case Identified - Both Subjects Facing Strong Arm Robbery Charges
Thanks to the public`s overwhelming assistance in identification, warrants have been obtained for Kevin Edwards Perkins and Tracy Gail Perkins, both of Auburndale, after they fought Wal Mart associates when approached about fraudulent returns. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either Kevin or Tracy is asked to call Detective Shane Ditty at 863-401-2256 or Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

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10/7/2014 - Theft of Trailers, Haines City/Frostproof/Indian Lakes

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in multiple Theft investigations in which Utility Trailers have been stolen. 

There have been 10 trailers reported missing from areas between Haines City and Frostproof, since August 24, 2014. 

The accompanying photo reflects the types of trailers stolen.

Crimestoppers is offering up to a $3,000 reward for information.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Rickey Daugherty at 863.678.4115 or 863-298-6200.

Residents are reminded to ensure property has been secured with locks or placed inside locked buildings to deter theft.

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10/7/2014 - Theft, AT & T Store, 1107 3rd St, SW, Winter Haven

Winter Haven Police are asking for help in identifying three suspects who took iPhones and LG smart phones in a brazen act at a busy phone store.


On 10-7-14 at approximately 1:30 p.m., the three males entered the AT&T store located at 1107 3rd St., SW in Winter Haven. They began looking the phone displays and started talking with one of the clerks. As other customers walked around, the subjects continued to look at the displays and when the clerk turned around, the three grabbed phones off the displays breaking the security cables and ran from the store. They ran to a waiting silver four-door Dodge Stratus being driven by a black female.
They are described as black males, all three between the ages of 18-22. One suspect is wearing a white ball cap, on a cammo cap and one had a knit-style green hat with a white band and an orange pom pom on top (possibly Miami Dolphins). (The video is blurry, but hopefully someone will recognize the clothing) Anyone with information on the identities of any of these subjects is asked to either send an private inbox message to this page or call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a CASH reward.

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10/6/2014 - Armed Robbery (Personal), Grady Polk Rd near Crystal Beach Rd, Winter Haven

Polk County Sheriff`s Office detectives are seeking information about a personal robbery that occurred in Winter Haven.

Around 10:35 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014, an unknown Hispanic male suspect robbed a female victim who was walking along Grady Polk Road near Crystal Beach Road in Winter Haven. The suspect is described as in his late 20`s to early 30`s, with dark hair and a tan complexion. He was wearing a tan Ecko T-shirt with the words and logo in white letters, and tan cargo shorts. A composite sketch of the suspect can be seen here.

If anyone has information about this incident or can identify this suspect they are urged to contact Detective Joe Makal at 863-298-1108.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-8477.

Photo: Polk County Sheriff`s Office detectives are seeking information about a personal robbery that occurred in Winter Haven.

Around 10:35 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014, an unknown Hispanic male suspect robbed a female victim who was walking along Grady Polk Road near Crystal Beach Road in Winter Haven. The suspect is described as in his late 20`s to early 30`s, with dark hair and a tan complexion. He was wearing a tan Ecko T-shirt with the words and logo in white letters, and tan cargo shorts. A composite sketch of the suspect can be seen here.

If anyone has information about this incident or can identify this suspect they are urged to contact Detective Joe Makal at 863-298-1108.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-8477.

 

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10/6/2014 - Armed Robbery (Personal), 2400 block 3rd St NE. Winter Haven
PCSO Robbery detectives are seeking information about a personal armed robbery that occurred in Winter Haven.

Between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2014, the victim was walking along 3rd Street NE near the 2400 block when he was approached by four unknown black male suspects. One of the suspects was wearing a bandanna around his face, and armed with a handgun. The suspects forced the victim to lay on the ground, and then robbed him of his personal belongings. The suspects then fled the area on foot.

Three of the suspects were described as:

A black male, between 5`7" and 6` tall, dark-skinned, muscular, with short hair and tattoos on his arms and chest;

A black male, between 5`7" and 6` tall, dark-skinned, muscular, with short hair and tattoos on his arms and chest;

A black male, between 5`7" and 6` tall, with shoulder-length dreadlocks, and a red bandanna on his face.

If anyone has information about this incident or can identify these suspects they are urged to contact Detective Tonya Wright at 863-298-6928.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-8477.

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10/4/2014 - Armed Robbery, EZ Food Store, SR 60 and Acuff Rd, Lake Wales

Take a good look at this suspect - around 7:33 p.m. on Fri, Oct 3rd, he went into the EZ Food Store at the intersection of Acuff Rd and SR 60 in Lake Wales, stuck a gun in the clerk`s face, screaming profanities and demanding cash, lottery tickets, and cigarettes. He racked the gun in the process, and forced a customer in the store on the ground. This is an extremely dangerous suspect, and we need to identify him and put him behind bars.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, 5`9" to 6` tall, 200 lbs., with a goatee. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a tan long sleeved shirt with black and white stripes across the chest, sunglasses, and a blue and red or orange knit cap.

 


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10/2/2014 - Burglary, Super Stop Convenience Store, 1818 West Memorial Blvd, Lakeland

Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect involved in a Burglary/Grand Theft of the Super Stop Convenience Store located at 1818 West Memorial Blvd, Lakeland. The burglary occurred on 09-29-2014 at approximately 12:10 A.M. Money, Cigarettes, Lighters, Batteries, and Lottery Tickets were removed from the business. If you have any information regarding the Burglary or believe you know who this suspect is, please call Detective Steve Baggett of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-577-1631, or 862-298-6200.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or click on the "Submit-A-Tip" tab on our home page.

 

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