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SOLVED/RECOVERED: Lakeland - theft of puppy

May 4, 2022
Media Contact : Carrie Horstman

***UPDATE: May 16th***
30-year old Lindsey Murrow of Lakeland was arrested on Sunday, May 15th for this crime. She was charged with burglary and grand theft. An anonymous tipster who saw this video provided Murrow's identity. Murrow told a detective that she took the dog because she thought the dog was malnourished, yet she made no attempt to contact law enforcement or Animal Control about the dog. The dog was located and found to be in good condition. It was returned to the victim.

Polk County Sheriff's detectives are seeking the public's help in the theft of a puppy that occurred in unincorporated Lakeland on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

Around 7:06 a.m. that day, an unknown white female suspect repeatedly knocked on the victim's door in the Peachtree Mobile Home Park on Peachtree Street East. The suspect then stole a 4-month-old brindle and white male pit bull puppy from a kennel on the front porch.

Click here to see the video on YouTube.

Still image of suspect with puppyThe suspect is described as having red hair, wearing a long yellow plaid shirt and blue jeans. She got into an early model silver Dodge Caravan being driven by another white female with blonde hair.

If anyone has information about this theft they are urged to contact Detective Weston at 863-632-2457 and reference case number 22-18530.

If you have information regarding this crime and wish to remain anonymous, contact Heartland Crime Stoppers in one of four ways:

CALL 1-800-226 TIPS (8477)
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VISIT the website and click on "Submit A Tip,"
DOWNLOAD the free "P3tips" app on your smartphone or tablet.

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