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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Homicide, Ave V NE, 502 Winter Haven
October 01, 2018

Published by Chip Brown · Yesterday at 3:26 PM · 

The Winter Haven Police Department is investigating the death of a 21 year-old man who was shot while in bed over the weekend.

On 9-29-18 at approximately 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a call of multiple gunshots heard in the area of Ave. V NE and 5th St NE in Winter Haven. As officers were responding, another call was received reporting that someone had been shot at 502 Ave. V NE. When officers arrived, it appeared the shots came from the outside through a window.

Twenty-one year-old Darnell Powell was found on a bed inside the residence with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Officers immediately began to render aide, however Powell succumbed to his injuries.

This incident does not appear to be a random act. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this case to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Anonymity is guaranteed and callers could be eligible for a CASH reward of up to $3,000.

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Theft, Walmart, Winter Haven
September 27, 2018

There is a slide job in NASCAR, but this dude was on a bicycle - and the slide was an X-Box game under the fence.
This guy selected an X-Box game from the shelf and walked to the Garden Center at Walmart (355 Cypress Gardens Blvd) and went to the corner of the outside fence where he slid the game underneath. He then proceeded back into the store where he purchased (cash) some small item at the self checkout. 
He then gets on his dark-colored mountain bike (a far cry from a race car), rides over to the fence and gets the game.
Check him out - he has snazzy white sun glasses. He also wears prescription glasses that he perches on his slick bald head. 


Theft, Walmart, Lake Wales
September 20, 2018

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Theft, Bartow
September 20, 2018

The Bartow Police Department is investigating a series of thefts that have occurred around the city. Investigators are seeking help from the public to identify a person of interest and the vehicle in these photos. The pictures were taken on Hwy 17 South.

If you have any information to share regarding this case, please call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or leave a web by going to www.P3Tips.com or click on the "Contact Us" tab.You will remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward if your tip results in an arrest.

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Theft, Walmart, Winter Haven
September 20, 2018

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Polk County Sheriff's Office

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before….

Two guys walk into a Walmart and steal some stuff. No joke…that’s just how this one unfolds. These two may be involved in several similar thefts, so we’re trying to identify them and put a stop to their shenanigans.

In this particular case, the two men walked into a Walmart store in the Haven of Winter, selected two storage totes, and began filling them with sundries from the shelves. They swiped stuff such as razor blade refills, electric toothbrushes, and Crest White Strips.

These guys either take their hygiene extremely seriously, or these items are going to end up being sold at a garage sale or on the internet.

The suspects, whom we shall call The Clean Team, ran out of the store and hopped into…a minivan. Their getaway car is a Dad Wagon. So….maybe you recognize the van from car line at school? Or…maybe you’ve seen it at pee-wee football practice? Seriously, who uses a minivan in their heists? These two, that’s who! They got into the Clean-Mobile, and made a clean getaway.

Anyway, we need help identifying these two. We’re not sure if they always dress alike, or if this was some strange coincidence where they showed up that morning for their thefty adventure and realized they both had on the same outfit. Awkward. Maybe these guys belong to a crime syndicate of thieves who specialize in thieving body care items, and this is their official uniform.

If you recognize these two men, or their Felonious Family Van, please contact Detective Lockard at 863-292-3391 or 863-298-6200, Or, if you'd like to remain anonymous, you can call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Anonymity is guaranteed!

*editor's note: this happened at the "Legoland" Walmart AKA "The Walmart on CGB closest to 27" not at the "KFC" Walmart AKA "The older one on CGB."



Theft, Lowes, Haines City
September 18, 2018

 
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On 06/28/2018 the pictured subject entered the Haines City Lowe’s and selected an ACU Hisense 10,000 BTU air conditioner. He placed it into a shopping cart while an unidentified female appeares to distract the door greeter. He pushes the shopping cart out through the garden center, depriving Lowe’s of the $329 item.

Want to make some cash?
Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida 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!!



Theft, Circle K, 5600 Cypress Garden Blvd, Winter Haven
September 17, 2018

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The nerve of some people!
On Sept. 7, our victim left a credit card at the Circle K located at 5600 Cypress Gardens Blvd. in Winter Haven. The card was on the register waiting for the customer to return when our sticky-fingered bandit saw an opportunity and swooped in reaching behind the counter and snagged the card. 
He then used the card four different times around the City. 
If you can identify him, call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). Callers are guaranteed anonymity and could be eligible for a CASH reward.



Theft, Walmart, Lake Wales
September 17, 2018

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Burglary, A4dable Rides, Haines City
September 17, 2018

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On 09/14/2018 around 10pm, two unknown subjects broke into to the A4dable Rides, LLC in Haines City. Entry was gained by throwing a brick through the window. One subject entered the office, while the second subject stayed outside. Once inside the business, the subject removed one key to a Volkswagen Beetle and a container of keys that do not work. No vehicles were taken at that time.

WANT TO MAKE SOME CASH? 
Anyone with information who wants to REMAIN ANONYMOUS and be eligible for a CASH REWARD is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers Florida 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!!



Theft, Walmart, Lake Wales
September 12, 2018

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Theft, Walmart, Lake Wales
September 12, 2018

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Shooting, Sebring
September 06, 2018

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Porch Pirate, Lakeland
September 05, 2018

Polk County SO: Do you recognize this porch pirate's vehicle?

At approximately 7:30 pm, on Thursday, August 23, 2018, an unknown white female driving what appears to be a silver four door Oldsmobile Alero, removes a package just delivered by FedEx and several pieces of lawn equipment from a residence in the area of North Gallowway Road and Wire Grass Road, Lakeland.

The driver is described as a white female with long hair. The vehicle appears to be a 2000-2006 Oldsmobile Alero with a rear spoiler.

Please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip and be eligible for a cash reward if your tip results in an arrest.
Web: www.P3Tips.com or click on the "Contact Us" tab.
App: Download the free P3tips app
Call: 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)

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Theft, Circle K, 4415 Old Kathleen Rd, Lakeland
September 05, 2018

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking help in identifying a retail theft suspect.

At approximately 6:03 PM, on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, a retail theft occurred at the Circle K located at 4415 Old Kathleen Road, Lakeland.

The suspect grabbed two bags of Purina dog food, and then fled the business without paying for the merchandise. The suspect fled the parking lot in a white in color 4-door sedan, possibly a BMW. The vehicle was last seen traveling northbound on Galloway Road.

Contact Heartland Crime Stoppers:
web: www.P3Tips.com of click on the "Contact Us" tab.
App: P3tips
Call: 1-800-226-TIPS (8477)

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Burglary, Chevron, Eagle Lake
September 05, 2018

Polk County SO is asking for your help in finding out who burglarized the Chevron Get N Go station at 558 5th St. in Eagle Lake Fl.

The suspect appears in the video wearing a black hoodie jacket and black pants along with some white shoes with some dark designs.

This burglary occurred at 0502 hours. The suspect was wearing gloves and completely covered by clothing, gloves and a cover over his face. The race and sex are unknown at this time. 125 packs of Newport cigarettes were stolen along with about $130.00 in cash and coins.

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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Home Invasion, Mulberry
September 05, 2018

Polk County Sheriff's deputies are seeking information about an armed home invasion robbery that occurred on August 22, 2018, on 7th Place NW in Mulberry.

As seen here in this video compilation from the area, beginning before midnight that evening, and ending just after midnight the next morning, three unknown suspects kicked in the door to the home, and woke up the victims, demanding money. The crime itself is not seen on the video - but the suspects are seen, in the car, arriving and leaving.

Once inside the home, one of the suspects grabbed jewelry off of one of the victim's necks, and then battered the victim. After robbing the victims of an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victims believed at least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun.

The suspects' faces were not seen, but they are all three believed to be black males, approximately 6' tall, one wearing red sneakers, and one wearing a black T-shirt.

If anyone has information about this, they are urged to contact Detective Escheu at 863-298-6379.

Or you can remain anonymous by calling Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226 TIPS (8477), via the website www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com by clicking on "Submit A Tip" tab, or with your smart device by downloading the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.

 
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Theft , Winter Haven
September 05, 2018

 

Remember to always conduct transactions from apps such as LetGo at a law enforcement agency.
Our victim was selling an IPhone and the agreed location to meet was in front of Save-A-Lot in Winter Haven. The victim had the phone in his hand and as he turned his head to look towards a vehicle, the suspect grabbed the phone and ran. He is seen in video behind Applebees. 
If you recognize him, call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) Anonymity is guaranteed and callers could be eligible for a CASH reward.

 


Credit Card Fraud, Winter Haven
August 29, 2018

This subject entered the 7-11 at 1099 1st St S in Winter Haven and proceeded to the ATM withdrawing more than $300 from the victim's account. The victim still had the original debit card in his possession.

 
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Theft, WalMart, Winter Haven
August 29, 2018

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And the hits just keep on coming! People who shoplift hurt us all!
The two below subjects entered Walmart (7450 Cypress Gardens Blvd) and selected various items to include movie DVDs and clothing. They placed the items inside of bags and chose not to pay for the items. An associate saw the pair and confronted them at the exit - to no avail. They both pushed right around him and left in a silver Chevrolet Malibu.
As you can see, one subject has a distinctive dress and pink hair with a bandanna (and she also appears pregnant).



Stolen Vehicle, Lakeland
August 29, 2018

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LakelandPD

Stolen Vehicle

A 2018 Toyota Camry, 4-door was stolen on Tuesday from an address on Sunset Avenue. The vehicle description is silver with a Florida tag of CWA-X96. The owner is in possession of the keys and the vehicle was stolen sometime during the night. If you see the vehicle, notify law enforcement as soon as possible.



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