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The pictures are suspects from the Eye Clinic Burglaries before they put on their masks.

The suspects target high end glasses at eye care clinics. The time of the incidents have been between 0400-0600 hours. All points of entry have been the front door, where the suspects use spark plug porcelain chips to shatter the glass. The suspects park their vehicle adjacent to the building and case the clinics on foot before hand. The they put on masks and gloves before making entry into the business.

It appears as though one suspect has a cast on his lower left arm.

Anyone who has information on the identification of these individuals is urged to contact Heartland Crime Stoppers at (800)226-8477, www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com, or Detective Alton “Buddy”

Masters at (863)834-8967.

To be eligible for a cash reward and remain anonymous, you must contact Crime Stoppers.

LPD Event #14-21546


On Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:54 p.m., officers responded to a 9-1-1 call on W Parker Street in reference to a residential burglary which had just occurred. Upon arrival, police made contact with the victim. 

The victim stated that she was in her bedroom when she heard her house being burglarized. One of the suspects opened her bedroom door and spotted her, at which time; four suspects exited the home and jumped a back fence fleeing. The victim was very startled and frightened, but not physically harmed. According to information received from a witness, four (4) black males were seen running from the residence. Police immediately set up a perimeter and were able to take 3 of the 4 males into custody.

Police are continuing to follow up on leads and are searching for the 4th subject.

Arrested:

1. Kevonta Demaine Isaac
B/M, 19 years old
915 Ariana Street
Lakeland, FL

2. Dajour Jaquan Wright
B/M, 16 years old
907 Buttercup Drive
Lakeland, FL

3. Demetrius Diamonte Johnson
B/M, 17 years old
400 W. Beacon Road
Lakeland, FL

The suspects were transported to Polk County. This release will be updated as more information becomes available.

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LPD SEARCHING FOR MISSING/ENDANGERED ADULT

UPDATE
December 8, 2014

Based on a tip from a passerby, Leonard Brumit was located unharmed in the area of eastbound I-4, between Socrum Loop Road and State Road 33 on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Brumit was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center for evaluation of his condition.

Thank you for your assistance in recovering Mr. Brumit.


****ORIGINAL RELEASE****

On December 5, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Leonard Brumit was dropped off at Lakeland Regional Medical Center via a taxi. It is suspected that Brumit never entered the hospital. Mr. Brumit resides at 2815 Cleveland Heights Blvd, a mental health facility. He does not have any family or friends in Lakeland. He has been reported missing in the past, and was found hiding in bushes.

Mr. Brumit was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt, dark colored pants, white socks, and brown dress shoes. He has tattoo sleeves on both arms.

Leonard suffers from mental and depression issues and needs to be on medication. If in contact with Leonard, please use universal precautions.


Leonard Brumit
Age: 58 
5’10” to 6’01”
185-200 lbs
Brown Hair, Blue Eyes
LKA: 2815 Cleveland Heights Blvd.

Anyone with information on the location of Leonard Brumit is asked to contact the Lakeland Police Department at 863-834-6900.




The Lakeland Police Department SWAT Team participated in the 32nd annual International SWAT Roundup at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office training facility from November 9-14, 2014. There were a total of 52 teams participating in this event from around the world.

The SWAT Roundup consists of several competitive events over a five day period with a different event taking place each day. The competition is timed with the best time overall winning the entire event. Teams are penalized and additional time added on to an event for missed shots or other errors. These events mimic the stress associated with real life police situations and train officers to work successfully and efficiently under situations that may be encountered at any given time on the job. The five events are: Hostage Rescue, Pritcher Scramble, Officer Rescue, Tower Scramble and Obstacle Course. 

The officers that are selected to compete in these events train year round on a consistent basis. To finish in first place takes dedication and commitment from each member of the team and the Lakeland Police Department as a whole.

The First Place Team Members are:

Sergeant Pat Guity
Sergeant Bob Bernhardt
Sergeant Brent Addison
Sergeant Bryan McNabb
Detective Jasper Yzaguirre 
Detective Mike Glass
Officer Kolby Hodge
Officer Preston Chatmon

This is the sixth time that the Lakeland Police Department has won this prestigious competition dating back to 2000. This is the first time that LPD has taken 1st place in the Obstacle Course, so this was a great accomplishment for this team! The other awards achieved by this team were: 1st Place in Officer Rescue and 3rd Place in Hostage Rescue.

The Lakeland Police Department is proud of these officers who represent our members not only in this competition, but day to day in their regular duties protecting our community. This award is representative of the commitment of these officers as individuals and the ability of our members to work together on teams. The citizens of Lakeland can feel safer knowing they have the best SWAT Team in the nation protecting them from harm.