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.