Lakeland Police are attempting to located wanted person, Michael Wade McCoy, DOB: 4/6/70. McCoy is a white male, approximately 5’09” tall and weighing approximately 180 pounds. McCoy has hazel eyes and straight brown hair has been known to wear a mustache.. McCoy has a tattoo on his back of an Indian and a scar on his left arm.
McCoy is wanted for Grand Theft Auto and Burglary of a Conveyance. . McCoy could be in the Lakeland, Middleburg, or Jacksonville, Florida area.
If you know the whereabouts of Michael Wade McCoy, please contact Crime Stoppers, 1.800.226.8477.
Lakeland Police are attempting to identify the suspect of a fraud that occurred on April 5, 2012, at Wal-Mart, 5800 N RD 98, Lakeland, Florida.
The suspect (image on top right) used a cloned credit card to make a purchase at this location. The victim of this crime lives in Alabama and is still in possession of her credit card. Suspect is believed to have been driving this vehicle (image bottom right).
If you have information regarding this crime or feel you can identify this suspect please contact Crime Stoppers, 1.800.226.8477.
StandUP Polk and local law enforcement agencies are proud to join The Drug Enforcement Administration and its national and community partners for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, for citizens who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.
Our community’s Spring Purge Your Pills Rx Drop Off will include 8 locations in Polk County for citizens to turn in unused, expired, or unwanted Human and Pet Medications for safe and proper disposal. Medications should be placed in a clear, air-tight plastic bag.
Drop-off locations on April 28th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm are:
Auburndale Police Department – 2 Bobby Green Plaza, Auburndale, FL Davenport Police Department – 17 Market Street, Davenport, FL Florida Dept. of Transportation – 801 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL – Hosted by Bartow Police Dept. Haines City Police Department – 35400 Highway 27, Haines City, FL Lake Alfred Police Department – 190 North Seminole Avenue, Lake Alfred, FL Lake Wales Police Department - 133 East Tillman Avenue, Lake Wales, FL Lakeland Police Department – 219 N. Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland, FL Winter Haven Police Department – 125 North Lake Silver Drive NW, Winter Haven, FL
Previous prescription medication collections held in Polk County in spring and fall 2010 and spring 2011 have resulted in nearly 1,700 pounds of recovered pharmaceuticals. All medications were safely disposed of via incineration.
For folks unable to attend on April 28th, unwanted medications may also be taken to the county’s permanent drop site, located at the Winter Haven Police Department, 125 North Lake Silver Drive NW, in Winter Haven, weekdays between 9 AM and 5 PM. Medications may also be safely disposed of at home in the following manner: Dissolve medications in water, and mix with coffee grounds or cat litter. Then, pour into a zip lock bag and put in your trash. Do not dump any medications into the toilet or your trash, to avoid harming our lakes and ground water.
For more information on the local Pill Drop event or locations, please contact StandUP Polk at (863) 802-0777.
Lakeland Police are attempting to identify suspects of a grand theft of equipment that occurred in the early morning hours of 4/15-4/16/2012, at Oakhill Cemetery, 4620 S RD 98, in Lakeland, Florida.
Image of actual Suspects’ vehicle is pictured right and is a 1994 to 1995 white Dodge Ram 3500 w/dual rear axle, diesel engine, flat bed, and dark molding on doors. Vehicle has 5 running lights on top of cab and is missing 2nd to last one on passenger side.
Taken was a 2002 blue New Holland tractor, a 1996 yellow New Holland skid Steer Loader with forklift attachment, a 1996 International 28 foot long flat bed trailer, an EZ Go battery operated golf cart (no roof white body w/wooden bed), a yellow 36 inch Hustler walk-behind mower, a Red Max ground tiller, a Bush Hogger, a 200 gallon sprayer trailer, hydroponic lab equipment, miscellaneous tools, and 2 golf cart batteries.
Another vehicle involved in the theft is a 1994 - 2000 black Chevrolet SUV with damage on the front driver side and rear of the vehicle.
If you have information regarding this crime please contact Crime Stoppers, 1.800.226.8477.
The original release indicated this incident was a robbery. Upon further investigation, the case is being investigated as an assault and battery.
The suspect in this case entered the restaurant to order food. Apparently the suspect had waited for some time and was not served. The suspect was subsequently asked by the manager if he had been waited on and the suspect advised the manger that he had not. The suspect then became enraged and belligerent and told the manager that the same thing happened to him on the previous day. The suspect demanded the corporate number and was provided it by the manager. The suspect then threw down the paper that contained the number and left the store.
The suspect returned to the store approximately twenty minutes later with a baseball bat, at which time, he jumped the counter and accosted the manger. The suspect then struck the manager (victim) twice with the bat. The suspect then stated, “all I wanted was some (explicative) food” and then left the store. The victim sustained significant bruising to his ribs as a result of the attack.
Lakeland Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to contact police at 863-834-6900.
On April 22, 2012 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Lakeland Police responded to the McDonald’s restaurant located at 715 E. Memorial Boulevard in reference to a robbery. Upon arrival officers spoke with witnesses, who stated the suspect entered the restaurant and jumped the counter, demanding food. During the incident, the manager was struck in the ribs with a baseball bat. The manager was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Officers are on scene, interviewing witnesses. No suspect is in custody. The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.