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2003 Crime Stoppers Archives 
 
Dec 31, 2003
Bank Robbery Suspects Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery detectives are seeking information about a bank robbery that occurred today, December 31, 2003, at 8:00 a.m. at the American Bank and Trust, 1060 North Scenic Hwy in Babson Park.

Dec 31, 2003
Warrant Suspect Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies are seeking the public's help in finding a warrant suspect who fled deputies as they attempted to serve him with an arrest warrant this morning. Cecilio Ramirez, DOB 12/01/78, of 5304 Spring Creek Drive in Lakeland.

Dec 29 2003
Information sought in Robbery/Shooting

Polk County Sheriff's Office robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery and shooting that occurred Dec. 22, 2003, at an Auto Zone store located at 3500 Havendale Blvd. in Winter Haven.

Dec 29 2003
Information sought in Robbery/Shooting

Polk County Sheriff's Office robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery in which an Auburndale man was shot in the leg while at a car wash last week.

Dec 18 2003
Information sought on Homicide

Polk County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are seeking information about a suspicious death that occurred on Thursday, December 11, 2003 between the hours of 10:40 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. at 320 Sand Pine Trail in Winter Haven.

Dec 12 2003
Information sought in Armed Robbery

Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred on Friday, December 12, 2003 around 10:20 a.m. at the JMJ Food Store, 4075 SR 60 West in Willow Oak.

Dec 03 2003
Information sought in String of Thefts

Detectives are seeking information about a string of thefts that have occurred in the Winter Haven area in the last two weeks.

Dec 02 2003
Information sought in Business Burglary

Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking information about the burglary of a
Lakeland distribution business in which over $100,000 worth of property was stolen.

Nov 20 2003
Deputies Search for Wanted Suspect

Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for a suspect who fled from deputies today (Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003) and is wanted on numerous outstanding warrants.

Oct 23 2003
17 Year Anniversary of Unsolved Homicide

Polk County Sheriff's cold case homicide detectives are still seeking information about a
homicide that occurred 17 years ago this Monday. 

Oct 14 2003

Armed Robbery

Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information about an armed robbery that occurred on Monday, October 13, 2003, around 8:00 p.m. at the Vive Grocery Store on Ariana Blvd in Lakeland.

Oct 09 2003

1996 Murder Suspect Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Criminal Investigations homicide detectives are releasing a sketch of a possible suspect in the homicide of Bartow resident Tommy Smith, whose body was found in a citrus grove near Auburndale in October of 1996.

Sept 30 2003

Double Murder Suspect Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives are searching for a suspect wanted for a violent double homicide that occurred Thursday afternoon (Sept. 24, 2003) at a business warehouse center located on K-Ville Avenue near Winter Haven.

Sept 20 2003

Robert Winston Wanted

Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information on the whereabouts of a suspect wanted for numerous violent crimes, including Carjacking, Kidnapping, and Aggravated Battery.

Sept 16 2003 Information Sought in Armed Robbery

Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are investigating an early morning armed
robbery of a family.

July 14 2003 Information Sought in ID Theft

Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking information about the illegal use of another's bank
account information to gain funds.

June 26 2003 Information on Robbery Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information about a personal robbery that occurred on June 29, 2003.

June 26 2003 Information on Homicide Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives are continuing to seek information about the homicide of Ronald Leggett, DOB 6/22/47, of 1305 Timberidge Drive in Lakeland.

June 24 2003 Information Sought In Tractor Theft

Polk County Sheriff's Agricultural Crimes deputies are seeking information about the theft of a yellow 2001 John Deere 624H Tractor with a rake attachment on the front, valued at $115,000 dollars.

June 05 2003

Information Sought in Vehicle Burglary, Shotgun Theft

Polk County Sheriff's Office Northwest detectives are investigating a vehicle burglary in which a shotgun, police radio, and other items were stolen from a local law enforcement officer's unmarked agency vehicle. The burglary/theft took place during the evening hours sometime between 9:30 p.m. on May 13 and 6:30 a.m. the next morning, May 14, in the North Lakeland area.

May 23 2003

Information Sought In Mailbox Vandalism String

Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a string of more than 20 cases of mailbox vandalism that have occurred over the last several months in the Poinciana area of Northeast Polk County.

May 20 2003

Information Sought In Home Invasion

Polk County Sheriff's Robbery detectives are seeking information on the whereabouts of two subjects wanted for questioning in a home invasion that occurred last month.

April 30 2003
Information on Homicide Sought

Polk County Sheriff's Homicide detectives are seeking information about a homicide that
occurred between the hours of Monday evening, April 28, and Tuesday morning, April 29,
2003.

April 05 2003

Armed Robbery Suspect Ladarrel Leverett Sought - CAPTURED!

Polk County Sheriff's Office robbery deputies are seeking the public's help in finding an armed robbery suspect.

March 25 2003

Information about Theft of Welding Machines Sought

Polk County Sheriff’s Office General Crimes detectives are seeking the public’s help in obtaining information about the theft of two welding machines, with a total value of over
$20,000.

March 22 2003

Escaped Inmate Shenard Dumas Sought - CAPTURED!

Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies are seeking the public's help in finding
an escaped inmate.

March 18 2003
Murder Suspects Sought - CAPTURED!
Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives are searching for two suspects wanted for 
their involvement in a homicide early Sunday morning, March 16, 2003, in which an 
Auburndale man was shot to death and three others were injured. 
March 10 2003

Suspect Sought in Burglary
Polk County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a suspect who attempted to cash
in lottery tickets that had been stolen during a burglary of a Circle K store.

February 28 2003
"Beer Belly Bandit" Strikes Again
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Unit detectives are searching for a suspect  - often 
referred to as the "Beer Belly Bandit" - in a bank robbery that occurred this morning 
(Friday, Feb. 28, 2003), at the Bank of America located at 2536 Highway 92 East in 
Lakeland. 
February 27 2003
Animal Cruelty Suspect(s) Sought
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Agricultural Crimes deputies are seeking the public's 
help in finding the person or persons responsible for shooting a cow at the Double B Bar Ranch, 
3115 County Road 54, in Davenport.
February 20 2003

Personal Armed Robbery Suspects Sought

Polk County Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding two men wanted for a personal armed robbery.

February 10 2003 Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery
Polk County Sheriff's Office Robbery Detectives are searching for a suspect in an armed
robbery of a Circle K store early this morning.
February 10 2003
First Degree Murder Suspect William Parker Sought - CAPTURED!
Polk County Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding a first 
degree murder suspect.  William Raymond Parker, who goes by "Billy", DOB 1/18/77, is 
wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred late Saturday/early Sunday, February 8-9, 
2003, in Polk County. 
February 07 2003
Winn-Dixie Burglars Sought
Polk County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding suspects 
involved in the burglary of the Winn Dixie supermarket located at 6902 South Florida Avenue 
in Lakeland.
February 06 2003

Post Office Burglar Sought - CAPTURED!

Polk County Sheriff's detectives and U.S. Postal Inspectors are seeking the public's help in
identifying a suspect who broke into the Kathleen Post Office at 6136 Kathleen Road in
Lakeland on January 27, 2003.

February 03 2003

Larceny Suspect(s) Sought
Polk County Sheriff’s Office Agricultural Crimes deputies are seeking the public’s help in
finding at least one suspect responsible for the theft of thousands of dollars' worth of hand and
power tools from different structures on Cargill Fertilizer property.

January 27 2003

Driver Of 4-Wheeler Sought

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Agricultural Crimes deputies are seeking the public’s help in
finding at least one operator of a 4-wheeler responsible for damaging several thousands of
dollars' worth of citrus trees.

January 13 2003

Attempted Murder Suspect Jerome Person Sought - CAPTURED!

Haines City Police detectives are seeking the public's help in finding an attempted murder
suspect.  Jerome Person, DOB 6/22/82, of 1400 Bates Road in Haines City, has a warrant
for his arrest charging him with Attempted Murder.

January 10 2003

Battery Suspect William Hendricks Sought - CAPTURED!
Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies are seeking information concerning the whereabouts of
domestic battery suspect William L. Hendricks, DOB 12/5/71, who escaped from custody
on Friday, January 10, 2003.

January 07 2003

 

Accessory to Murder Suspect Clayton G Lee Sought

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Homicide detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding suspect Clayton Jerrod Glee, DOB 01/02/84, wanted for his involvement in a homicide that occurred on December 23, 2002, on Parker Road in Loughman. 

January 06 2003

Murder Suspect Sought - CAPTURED!

Polk County Sheriff's Office Homicide Detectives are searching for an Eloise man wanted for the murder of his girlfriend.

January 02 2003

Woman sought in Theft of Checks

Polk County Sheriff's Office Ridge District detectives are searching for a suspect wanted for stealing checks, identification and credit cards from a vehicle parked outside a model home in the Tuscan Ridge subdivision.

January 02 2003

String of Motor Boat Thefts

Polk County Sheriff's Office Central District detectives are investigating a string of boat motor thefts that have occurred in the Auburndale area in the last month.