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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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5/17/2016 - Tires Slashed, Mulberry

So, a bunch of tires were slashed on Saturday night, May 14th. The crimes occurred on Sabel Lane, Turner Road, and Windsor Lane, in Mulberry. We know someone knows something!
If you have information about this crime, please call PCSO at 863-499-2400.
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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5/17/2016 - Fraud, Winn Dixie, Sebring

 

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5/16/2016 - Shooting, 149 E A Smith Av, Lake Placid

On May 15, 2016, at approximately 11:55 pm, a 911 call was received by consolidated dispatch. The dispatcher heard screaming and the caller say “someone was shooting.” Another caller told the dispatcher about 20 shots had been fired; someone had been shot, and “gunshots” were coming through the house.

Deputies responded to the call which was in the area of 149 EA Smith Avenue, Lake Placid. Additional deputies also responded to the emergency room at Florida Hospital, Lake Placid, where an adult male was being treated for non-life threatening injuries; and a 16 year old female was being treated for life threatening injuries, both related to this shooting incident. Due to their gunshot injuries, both victims were transported to other medical facilities for trauma treatment. The male victim is currently in stable condition, while the 16 year old female is in critical, but stable condition.

The initial investigation indicates the shooting occurred at about 11:50 pm, near the residence of 149 EA Smith Avenue, where several gunshots were reported and evidence related to the shooting incident were discovered by the responding deputies. The investigation is currently on-going; as detectives are following up on numerous leads.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call Detective Mike Parker at the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit, 863-402-7250. 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 (8477), contact us on the internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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5/14/2016 - Vehicle Burglary, River Lake Subdivision, Lakeland
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Sometime between 1:00 am and 3:00 am on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in the River Lake Subdivision, Lakeland, an unknown suspect entered five vehicles and removed property.

Personal video surveillance captured images of the suspect and his vehicle in the gated community. The same suspect and the suspect vehicle were captured on nearby business surveillance video 30 minutes prior to the burglaries. The vehicle appears to be a new model Ford Escape.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective T. McGowan at 863.499.2400, or 863.298.6200.

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.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED! 

video link : https://business.facebook.com/polkcountysheriff/videos/10153642022581818/

 

 

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5/14/2016 - Cloned Credit Card, Polk and Osceola Counties

So check this out: these 2 suspects driving their white Mercedes GLS SUV cloned 8 credit cards and on May 9th, between 7 pm and 10:30 pm, used them at differentplaces in Polk and Osceola. These are such great pics, we just know someone knows who they are!

Remain anonymous - get cash - call Heartland Crime Stoppers. 1-800-226-TIPS (8477). www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Anonymity is guaranteed!

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5/13/2016 - Credit Card Theft/Fraud, Target, Kissimmee

PCSO detectives are seeking the public`s help in identifying a suspect seen here in video surveillance using a stolen credit card.

On April 29, 2016, this suspect used the victim`s stolen card at Target and Walmart in Kissimmee. The suspect purchased over $3,100 worth of items.

If anyone has information about this or can identify this suspect, they are urged to contact Detective Johnson at 863-292-3355 or Heartland Crime Stoppers.

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5/13/2016 - Theft, Dollar General, 100 Palmetto St, Kissimmee

Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s help in a Retail Theft investigation.

At approximately 2:15 pm, on Thursday, April 28, 2016, a white male entered the Dollar General located at 100 Palmetto Street in Kissimmee, and attempted to buy a carton of cigarettes, however his card was declined.

When the cashier went to get a key, the suspect grabbed the carton of cigarettes and left without paying for them.

The suspect was wearing a shirt with the business logo PRT on it. Through investigation it was determined that the business log belongs to Personnel Response Team out of Palm Harbor. The suspect was seen leaving the business in a white vehicle, possible a Toyota.

Anyone with any information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective B. Rosenbauer 863.236.3930, or 863.298.6200.

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.heartlandcrimestoppers.com.ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED!

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5/12/2016 - Hit and Run, Haines City
On 05/02/2016 at 3:58AM, Richard Jackson (Red Chrysler, seen below) was stopped at a red light in the middle northbound lane at the intersection of Highway 27 and Commerce Avenue. An unknown white vehicle rear-ended Mr. Jackson and promptly took off, driving north on Highway 27 and turning right (east) onto Main Street. The passenger riding with Mr. Jackson suffered a serious injury to her neck. No tag information on the suspect vehicle was obtained, and the driver has not yet been located. If you have any information about who was driving the white vehicle, or if you happened to have witnessed this crash, please contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

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5/12/2016 - Burglary, 655 McCue Rd, Lakeland

Polk County Sheriff’s deputies are seeking the public’s help in a burglary investigation.

At approximately 2:50 am, on Monday, April 30, 2016, a white truck backed up to the closed business located at 655 McCue Road, Lakeland. A male suspect entered the property of the business and broke into several vehicles.

The male (possibly white) is described as approximately 5 feet-6 feet tall. He wore a light colored shirt and shorts. The truck appears to be an older model small white pickup with an extended cab.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective J. Jordan at 863-577-1600 or 863-298-6200.

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 ONTOwww.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. ANONYMITY IS GUARANTEED! 

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5/12/2016 - Burglary, Marathon Gas Station, 628 Wabash Av, Lakeland

Anyone recognize these kids? At approximately 2:30 a.m. on Monday May 9, 2016, they broke into the Marathon gas station lat 628 Wabash Ave in unincorporated Lakeland.

Video surveillance captured the three suspects disconnecting the electric at the rear of the business. Then the suspects smashed the window to the business with a piece of asphalt. The suspects are described as black males, thin build, and between the ages of 12 and 17 years old.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective Osborne at 863.577.1600 or 863.298.6200.

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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5/12/2016 - Theft of Tractor and Trailer, Ridgewood Av and Scenic Hwy, Dundee

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a tractor trailer theft that occurred on May 10th 2016 at 2200 hours. The unknown suspects removed the victim’s white 2005 International 9400 Semi Tractor (FL tag # CEIG66) and his 1994 28’ long Dorsey Dump Trailer (FL tag # 5133CN) from area of Ridgewood Ave and Scenic Hwy in Dundee, Florida.

The Semi has a decal on each door that states “TRI- STATE CARRIERS USDOT 1537209”. The semi also has “2114” written on both side of the cab.

The below pictured pickup is believed to be the suspect’s vehicle.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Detective J. Davis at 863.438.9540, 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).

video link :

https://business.facebook.com/polkcountysheriff/videos/10153656480466818/

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5/10/2016 - Theft, Lakeland

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5/8/2016 - Attempted Burglary, Bartow

 Recognize this guy? He was caught on camera trying to break into cars.  He is also a suspect in several other automobile burglaries in the area. Remain anonymous and call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477).

Bartow Police Department added 3 new photos.
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Bartow Police Detectives are seeking assistance from the public. These photos were taken of a suspect of at least one attempted burglary to a vehicle. This person is also of interest in several burglaries. If you recognize this subject, please notify Det. Michael Prevatt at 863-534-5034. We appreciate your help in helping us identify this suspect. You may also contact us at tips.pd@cityofbartow.net

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5/8/2016 - Theft, Lakeland

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5/6/2016 - Retail Theft, Dollar General, Lake Hamilton

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