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The results of the 2014 USPCA Spring K9 Field Trials are in! For the 4th year in a row, LPD won the Regional 4 man Team. And, for the 3rd year in a row, an LPD team has taken home the title of “Top Dog”. Congratulations to Officer Peterman and K9 Nox on their first Regional Top Dog Championship.

Below are the final results for LPD:

    1st Place - Officer Aaron Peterman and K9 Nox
    3rd Place - Officer Ted Sealey and K9 Bruno
    5th Place - Officer Rob Manrow and K9 Quanto
    6th Place - Officer Jeff Barrett and K9 Echo
    9th Place - Officer Chad Whitaker and K9 Bane
 
The Fred Wheeler Award for combined Obedience and Criminal Apprehension:

    Officer Aaron Peterman and K9 Nox
 
The Ron Bowling Top Dog Award:

    Officer Aaron Peterman and K9 Nox
 
1st Place Regional Department  4 Man Team:

    Officer Aaron Peterman and K9 Nox
    Officer Ted Sealey and K9 Bruno
    Officer Chad Whitaker and K9 Bane
    Officer Ryan Back and K9 Remy
    Sergeant Tye Thompson and K9 Tiberius - team alternate
 
1st Place Regional Department Two Man Team:

    Officer Jeff Barrett and K9 Echo
    Officer Rob Manrow and K9 Quanto
 
Congratulations to all of the K9 teams who represented LPD so well at this competition.


    

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at approximately 3:30 a.m., two unknown males shattered the windows to the EZ Auto Van Rentals, 111 W Memorial Boulevard and stole a computer.

The subjects are described as black males. Subject #1 is wearing a hooded sweatshirt. Subject #2 has long dreads.

Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

LPD Event #14-5766              Detective Bailey


        

On Monday, February 17, 2014, at approximately 11:29 a.m., two females entered the Old Navy store, 3800 N Road 98, and took approximately $400 worth of infant clothing.

Suspect #1 is described as a black female, 17-23 years of age, 5’2”-5’5”, 110-130 lbs, with a medium complexion and her black hair pulled back into a bun. She was seen wearing blue jeans, a grey hooded sweatshirt with large white letters on the front, black flat shoes, a black cap or visor and sunglasses. She was carrying a large black purse and a hot pink plastic bag.

Suspect #2 is described as a black female, 17-23 years of age, 5’2”-5’5”, 160-180 lbs, with a medium complexion and short black hair. She was seen wearing a hot pink shirt, black pants, brown shoes, glasses and carrying a large brown purse.

Anyone with information on the identification of these individuals are asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-8477. To remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

 

LPD Event #14-3469          Detective Burcham


The Lakeland Police Department would like to recognize and thank the Lakeland Rotary Club for their dedicated fundraising efforts in 2013 in raising enough money to purchase 131 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for deployment with Lakeland Police officers. The AEDs, are devices that are demonstrated to improve the survivability chances of a victim suffering from cardiac arrest. Their gift of AEDs is not just to the Lakeland Police Department. In reality, it is a gift to the entire Lakeland community

Multiple training sessions were held on yesterday and today for the officers prior to the AEDs being deployed. Pictured below, Left, Bill LePere, Manager Communications Center, Michelle Ledford, Madden Brand Agency, President John Griffin, Lakeland Rotary Club, Dennis Matarese, Philips Health Care, Thomas Conger, Senior Vice President, Lanier Upshaw, Interim Chief Larry Giddens.