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Stop Graffiti

PCSO deputies are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect who is committing burglary and criminal mischief by spray painting graffiti in the Lakeland area.

Between January 3rd and January 31st, 2018, there have been at least seven incidents during which an unknown suspect, seen here in video surveillance, spray painted graffiti in the areas of: Old Hwy 37 South, Combee Road South, South Florida Avenue, and CR 555 & SR 60 in Bartow. The suspect appears to be a male with a tattoo on his right calf. The word he appears to be painting is "KERM."

If anyone has information about this or can identify this suspect, they are urged to contact Detective Pruitt at 863-499-2400.


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 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!!

Media Contact:
Eleazer, Carrie
                                                Date: 2/2/2018