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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,, 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.


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.



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.


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 Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA) presented the Lakeland Police Department its Public Safety Communications Accreditation at the CALEA Conference in Albuquerque, NM, on Saturday, November 22, 2014. The Lakeland Police Department has now received dual law enforcement/communications accreditation awards.


The CALEA Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program provides a communications center, or the communications unit of a public safety agency, with a process to systemically review and internally assess its operations and procedures.  To obtain this accredited status, the Communications Center must demonstrate compliance with 213 standards.


The standards upon which the Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program is based reflect the current thinking and experience of public safety communications executives and accreditation experts. APCO International (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International, Inc.), the leading communications membership association, was a partner in the development of CALEA’s Standards for Public Safety Communications Agencies© and its Accreditation Program. This relationship continues today as APCO recognizes the achievements of CALEA Accredited Public Safety Communications agencies and supports accreditation.


  • CALEA Accreditation requires the communications center or unit to develop a comprehensive, well thought out uniform set of written directives. This is one of the most successful methods for reaching administrative and operational goals, while also providing direction to personnel.
  • CALEA Accreditation standards provide the necessary reports and analyses a CEO needs to make fact-based, informed management decisions.
  • CALEA Accreditation requires a preparedness program be put in place—so a communications center is ready to address natural or man-made unusual occurrences.
  • CALEA Accreditation is a means for developing or improving upon a communications center’s relationship with the community or the agencies it services.
  • CALEA Accreditation strengthens an agency’s accountability, both within the agency and the community, through a continuum of standards that clearly define authority, performance, and responsibilities.
  • Being CALEA Accredited can limit a communications center’s liability and risk exposure because it demonstrates that internationally recognized standards for public safety communications have been met, as verified by a team of independent outside CALEA-trained assessors.

     CALEA Accreditation facilitates an agency’s pursuit of professional


The Benefits of having our Public Safety Communications Center accredited are:

  • Provides a management model for agency administration and operations;
  • Produces better trained public safety personnel;
  • Can limit an agency's liability and risk exposure;
  • Promotes greater accountability within the communications center.
  • Demonstrates verification of excellence.

Communications Manager, Bill LePere says, “Completing the two-year project to gain accredited status as a public safety communications center is challenging, but it validates the department’s procedures, training, and overall performance meet or exceed national standards. We are proud of our Emergency Communications Specialists and the services they provide the community with every phone call answered and call for service dispatched. They are the true first, first responders.

The personnel in the attached photograph  from the conference is; left, W. Craig Hartley Jr. , Executive Director of CALEA, Captain Steven Walker, Communications Manager, Bill LePere, Interim Chief Larry Giddens,  JoAnne Munroe, Lead Assessor and  Grayson Robinson ,President/Chairperson for CALEA.