Not So Fleet of Foot in Downtown Lakeland

The following is a Lakeland Police Department Media Release. Blame the highlighting on me….

The Lakeland Police Department arrested Steward Butler, DOB: 6/28/91, B/M, for Burglary to a Conveyance and Grand Theft after a foot chase in the downtown area of Lakeland today. At approximately 1451 hours, the victim left her unlocked vehicle parked at in the 500 block of Michigan Avenue.

As the victim returned to the vehicle, three suspects that were standing nearby fled at the sight of the victim. Citizens in the area chased after the fleeing suspects as police were called. The suspects discarded the property taken from the vehicle – a computer and a cell phone — that were recovered.

Butler was later apprehended by K-9 Officer Jose Bosque in the area of the 700 block of Magnolia Street. This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests may be made. No further information will be released today on this incident. — LPD Online News

This is a good time to remind everyone that the Lakeland Police Department has two very good sites: Inside LPD; for Lakeland Police Department information and LPD Online News, for all the media releases concerning select crimes and news.

You can also find crime maps at Lakeland Crime. I’m to blame for that one though.

4 thoughts on “Not So Fleet of Foot in Downtown Lakeland

  1. I didn’t know about the LPD On-line News. Thanks for the reminder.My husband was home yesterday when his studies were interrupted by the squealing of tires. When he looked out the window he saw many police cars and the K-9 unit. He noticed a shirt and flip flops someone must have ditched on our walkway. (We were told this happens during chases by the community watch liaison at our most recent Neighborhood Watch. This makes the apprehended suspect harder to identify.) My husband checking out the action from the window made sure our door was locked. The police did come back and pick up the clothing items. We didn’t know the rest of the story so thanks for the enlightenment Chuck. Glad to hear they caught the guy…Nice work LPD!

  2. I didn’t know about the LPD On-line News. Thanks for the reminder.

    My husband was home yesterday when his studies were interrupted by the squealing of tires. When he looked out the window he saw many police cars and the K-9 unit. He noticed a shirt and flip flops someone must have ditched on our walkway. (We were told this happens during chases by the community watch liaison at our most recent Neighborhood Watch. This makes the apprehended suspect harder to identify.) My husband checking out the action from the window made sure our door was locked. The police did come back and pick up the clothing items. We didn’t know the rest of the story so thanks for the enlightenment Chuck. Glad to hear they caught the guy…Nice work LPD!

  3. It still amazes me that people leave doors unlocked in this day and age. It also blows my mind that people still pull into jiffy store parking lots and leave their cars running while they go inside to buy something. Does anyone remember the woman in Haines City/Dundee who did that, tried to prevent a guy from driving away in her car and wound up LOSING HER LEG?!?! Insanity, people. Utter. Insanity.

  4. It still amazes me that people leave doors unlocked in this day and age. It also blows my mind that people still pull into jiffy store parking lots and leave their cars running while they go inside to buy something. Does anyone remember the woman in Haines City/Dundee who did that, tried to prevent a guy from driving away in her car and wound up LOSING HER LEG?!?! Insanity, people. Utter. Insanity.

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