On Tuesday April 19, 2022 we at the Police Department dispersed a release asking the public for help identifying two people who stole merchandise from our local Wal-Mart. The community response was immediate, with both subjects being identified within a short time.
Within hours of the post Amber Perdue was under arrest, confessing to the crime and the stolen property had been recovered. The second subject was identified but has not been charged at this time. The members of the Police Department would like to thank those in the community who stepped up and provided information by calling, emailing and utilizing Heartland Crime Stoppers. It brought this case to a quick conclusion. We would also remind you that those committing these seemingly “small crimes” make costs rise for all of us.
If you have any information regarding this incident please contact the Lake Wales Police Department at