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UPDATE:

Brittany Paige Moore was located the evening of October 14, 2014 and is safely back home.

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The Lakeland Police Department needs help locating a missing juvenile. Brittany Paige Moore was last seen on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at approximately 2:30 p.m. at her residence in north Lakeland. A note located indicated that she may try to go to Tampa and wants to be with her father who lives in Texas. Brittany was last seen wearing a turquoise top with “Pace” on it, blue jeans and flip flops. 

Description:

Brittany Paige Moore
15 years old
5’4”, 130 lbs
Black hair (last seen with it in a ponytail)
No physical or mental disabilities


Anyone with information on the location of Brittany Paige Moore is asked to contact Charlene Ali at 834-8974, Detective Weech at 834-8959 or 255-1631, or after hours, please contact LPD Communications at 834-6966.



On September 17th, the Lakeland Police Department (LPD) began an administrative investigation into the unwanted contact between an officer and LPD employee. The officer in question is Robert L. Manrow who is currently assigned as a Canine (K-9) Officer. The victim and Robert Manrow had previously been engaged and living together and their relationship ended on August 13th, 2014. The victim had warned Manrow on numerous occasions to stop contacting her.

 

Robert Manrow moved out of the residence between on the 15th or 16th of August, 2014. On August 21st, the victim was startled in her residence by Manrow after he entered without permission or invitation through the garage with a garage door remote. The victim ordered him out of the residence, and he complied.

 

On August 24, 2014, the victim arrived home to find Manrow within her fenced in area at the rear of the residence. Manrow allegedly was at the residence to retrieve a few personal items he had not secured prior. However, no arrangements had been established for him to return the property. Once he got these items, he was again requested to leave.

 

Between September 3rd and 7th, Manrow contacted the victim via her cell phone, text messages and a social media site harassing her placing a well-founded fear in the victim. On September 8th, Manrow allegedly sent text messages and photographs to the victim who replied, “Enough is Enough”.

 

On September 9th, supervisors met with Manrow and gave him a direct order to stop all contact with the victim.

 

On September 13 and 20, 2014, Manrow made statements to fellow employees of his displeasure with the situation and also directed these comments towards another witness (LPD male employee). Manrow suspected that the victim and witness had developed a relationship.

 

On September 21st, at approximately 2:25 a.m., the victim and witness observed a male approaching the residence. The witness stated that the male appeared to be Manrow. The victim and witness secured themselves inside the residence in fear for their safety and reported this to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

 

The victim stated she requested Robert Manrow to stop contacting her approximately 10 times since August 13th and she stated she was in fear for her safety.

 

On October 11th, at approximately 1:00 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department arrested Manrow at his temporary address for Aggravated Stalking (Domestic Violence) and transported him to the Polk County Jail.  Sgt. Gary Gross, spokesperson says, “The Lakeland Police Department holds itself highly accountable to the laws and policies that govern society and we will not tolerate any officer misconduct. It's unfortunate that this incident occurred and have no doubt that Officer Rob Manrow will be held accountable for his actions”.

 

Based upon the timing of his arrest, Marrow has been placed upon paid administrative leave for the time being, pending further evaluation. This is still currently an ongoing criminal investigation as well as an administrative investigation and no other details will be released.

 

 

 


On October 9th, at 9:50 a.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded to Sikes Blvd, 80’ south of Lime Street in reference to a head-on crash. The at fault driver, Kenneth Edward Davis, 82 years of age, was driving a 2009 Honda, 4 door, south bound on Sikes in the north bound lane. The driver of the other vehicle, Jeffery L. Hardin, 54 years old, was driving a 2010Toyota, 4dr, and heading north bound on Sikes. Hardin attempted to avoid hitting the other vehicle but was unable to do so. The roadway was blocked for 1 ½ hours.

 

Each driver had a seat belt on at the time of the accident. Both drivers were transported to the Lakeland Regional Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Davis was cited for driving on the wrong side of the roadway.

 


 

On July 25, 2014 at 11:39 p.m., Detective Billy Lane, was arrested and charged by the Osceola County Sheriffs Office for driving under the influence. Det. Lane was off-duty at the time of the incident and not driving a city vehicle.  On July, 26th Lane was placed on administrative leave with pay pending an administrative investigation.

 

On October 9, 2014, Lane submitted his letter of resignation prior to any final disciplinary action. Interim Chief Giddens completed his review of all the relevant facts and evidence presented in the administrative investigation.  The Chain-of-Command recommended termination in Lanes case. The sustained violations are:

 

1.     Unlawful Conduct

2.     Conduct Unbecoming

 

Lane is 42 years of age and has been employed with the Lakeland Police Department for 19 years.