Lakeland Police have added a new communications service that allows us to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.
The Nixle Community Information Service allows us to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at www.nixle.com.
Messages may include emergency alerts and crime information, as well as other relevant safety and community event information.
The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a ¼ mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. Subscribers can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or over the web.
Nixle builds on the foundations of other public-to-public communication services, such as Twitter and Facebook, but adds a key component: security. When citizens receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.
Residents of Lakeland and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at www.nixle.com.
Lakeland Police want communications with our community to be timely, effective, andtrusted; so we are offering citizens the opportunity to receive information direct from the source. We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.
Nixle is a community information service provider built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. It is the first authenticated and secure service that connects municipal agencies and community organizations to residents in real time, delivering information to geographically targeted consumers over their cell phones (via text messages), through e-mails and via Web access. Nixle has secured a partnership with Nlets (the International Justice and Public Safety Network), allowing local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories. For more information, visit www.nixle.com.
Lakeland Police arrest Marcellino Rodriguez, 60 (B/M, DOB 4/6/52), of Lakeland and charge him with the theft of two swan eggs from a swan nest on the north side of Lake Wire.
According to witnesses, Rodriguez was in possession of two swan eggs approximately 1 week ago. When questioned by detectives, Rodriguez admitted that he took the swan eggs from the nest on the north side of Lake Wire and showed them the location he took the eggs from. Rodriguez is charged with Petit Theft (M1).
The Lakeland Police K-9 Unit and the United States Police Canine Association will host the National Detector Dog Field Trials in Lakeland on May 20 - 23, 2012. Eighty teams from across the United States are expected to compete during this week.
The United States Police Canine Association National Detector Dog Trials is a certification event that tests the proficiency of K-9 dogs and their handlers. There are five detector dog trial categories including narcotic, explosive, arson, cadaver, and game detection.
The LPD K-9 Unit has a rich history of pride, loyalty, and commitment. The Unit has received numerous awards for work performed on the street and in competitions.
A public K-9 demonstration will be held on May 22, 2012 at 6:30 PM Lakeland High School.
Lakeland Police are investigating a business burglary at Pace Inc. On May 13, 2012 at approximately 4:11 p.m., officers responded to Pace Inc. located at 2130 Interstate Drive in reference to a burglary. When officer arrived, they discovered that unknown suspects had gained entry into the business by breaking the front door. The investigation revealed that approximately 1400 pieces of hand held outdoor power equipment had been taken from the business. At the time of the burglary, the business was closed. The brand of the stolen equipment is Red Max. The items taken are hand held blowers, string trimmers, edger’s, backpack blowers, chain saws, and miscellaneous saws. The items are valued at over $340,000.00.
Detectives are actively working this case and following up on all available leads at this time. Lakeland Police are asking anyone with information regarding this case to contact Criminal Investigations Sergeant Eric Harper at 834-8971.