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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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10/23/2014 - Theft, Red Geranium, Winter Haven
Winter Haven Police Department:

Do you recognize either of these two people? They were in the Red Geranium in downtown Winter Haven on 10-15-14 around 3:15 p.m. The female walked over to a display and placed an item inside of her purse. She concealed that item and then walked out of the store without any attempt to pay. 

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10/23/2014 - Shoplifting, Reynolds Road Food Mart, Lakeland

PCSO deputies are seeking the public`s help in the theft of beer from the Reynolds Food Mart in Lakeland.

Around 7:35 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014, the suspect seen here in video surveillance walked into the store, located at 1035 Reynolds Road in Lakeland, put a Natural Ice beer in this pants, and walked out of the store. He is described as a black male, 6` tall, medium build with a goatee, wearing a red shirt, black shorts, and black shoes.

Photo: PCSO deputies are seeking the public`s help in the theft of beer from the Reynolds Food Mart in Lakeland.

Around 7:35 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014, the suspect seen here in video surveillance walked into the store, located at 1035 Reynolds Road in Lakeland, put a Natural Ice beer in this pants, and walked out of the store. He is described as a black male, 6` tall, medium build with a goatee, wearing a red shirt, black shorts, and black shoes.

 

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10/23/2014 - Business Robbery, Circle K, 1108 Spirit Lake Rd, Winter Haven

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives are asking for the public’s help in an Armed Robbery investigation.

At approximately 1:55 am, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the clerk was inside the rear of the Circle K convenience store located at 1108 Spirit Lake Road, Winter Haven, when confronted by an unknown white male suspect armed with an aluminum baseball bat. 

The subject tied the victim’s hands and removed money and property from the store before fleeing on foot, traveling west toward Winter Lake Road.

The suspect is describe as a white male wearing black pants, a black shirt, a black skull cap, and covered his face with a black shirt or cloth.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Mike Music at 863.298.6921, or 863.298.6200.

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

 

Photo: Polk County Sheriff’s Office Robbery detectives are asking for the public’s help in an Armed Robbery investigation.

At approximately 1:55 am, on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, the clerk was inside the rear of the Circle K convenience store located at 1108 Spirit Lake Road, Winter Haven, when confronted by an unknown white male suspect armed with an aluminum baseball bat.  

The subject tied the victim’s hands and removed money and property from the store before fleeing on foot, traveling west toward Winter Lake Road.

The suspect is describe as a white male wearing black pants, a black shirt, a black skull cap, and covered his face with a black shirt or cloth.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Mike Music at 863.298.6921, or 863.298.6200.

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

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10/21/2014 - Vehicle Burglaries, Dundee
PCSO deputies are seeking information about two vehicle burglaries that occurred in Dundee.

Between the late night hours of October 17th and early morning hours of October 18th, 2014, two vehicles were burglarized within 1/2 mile of each other - a Jeep Wrangler on Roby Court and a Ford pickup truck on Lake Ruth Drive, in Dundee. Electronic equipment, tools, and other items were stolen.

Call Heartland Crime Stoppers if you have information on who is involved in these burglaries.

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10/21/2014 - Burglary and Theft, 8218 Hwy 98 North, Lakeland

Polk County Sheriff`s Office detectives are seeking information about a burglary and theft investigation.

At approximately 7:00 am, on Sunday, October 5, 2014, two male subjects pulled up behind a business located at 8218 Highway 98 North Lakeland, where an employee had been working on their vehicle.

The two suspects were captured on video surveillance parking behind the closed business. Both suspects proceeded to remove property from outside of the business and surrounding area.

The suspects are described as:
1) A heavy set white male, wearing a black t-shirt and shorts. He has a dark hat turned backwards in the attached photo. 

2) A white male wearing a black T-shirt with tan shorts. He is bald and has a goatee. The second suspect has tattoos on both forearms and one visible on his right calf/lower leg. 

The suspects were driving a light colored, or gold, Chrysler minivan.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Detective Paul Buoniconti at 863.577.1600, 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) or click on the "Give-
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Photo: Polk County Sheriff`s Office detectives are seeking information about a burglary and theft investigation.

At approximately 7:00 am, on Sunday, October 5, 2014, two male subjects pulled up behind a business located at 8218 Highway 98 North Lakeland, where an employee had been working on their vehicle.

The two suspects were captured on video surveillance parking behind the closed business. Both suspects proceeded to remove property from outside of the business and surrounding area.

The suspects are described as:
1) A heavy set white male, wearing a black t-shirt and shorts.   He has a dark hat turned backwards in the attached photo. 

2) A white male wearing a black T-shirt with tan shorts. He is bald and has a goatee. The second suspect has tattoos on both forearms and one visible on his right calf/lower leg. 

The suspects were driving a light colored, or gold, Chrysler minivan.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Detective Paul Buoniconti at 863.577.1600, 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) or click on the "Give-
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10/20/2014 - Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Pizza Hut, Haines City
Haines City Police Department: Attempted Robbery, Kidnapping. Suspects traveled to Hardee County.

On October 19, 2014 at approximately 0030 hours, 2 suspects approached the Pizza Hut with the intent to commit a robbery. 

The suspects then saw an employee taking the trash out, detained him and demanded the money from the safe. The employee had no access to the safe and explained that to the suspects. A second employee was also retrieved from the restaurant. The suspects then bound the employees with duct tape and put them into the employees vehicle and left with them. 

An hour later, the 2 employees were abandoned with the vehicle in a grove in Hardee County. The suspects left them there after calling an unknown person to come and pick them up. No one was harmed during this incident.

Suspect 1 – 5’11’ tall, thin build, in possession of a handgun 
Suspect 2 – 5’8” tall, medium build, also in possession of a handgun 

Both suspects were dressed in black from head to toe, with masks and gloves. 
The suspects are possibly white or Hispanic based on information from the victims.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact Detective Donovan at the Haines City Police Department, 863-421-3636 ext 2238.

To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-227-TIPS (8477) or click on the "Givre-A-Tip" tab.

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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!
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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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