November 19, 2001
Lawrence W. Crow, Jr.
Shanley, (863) 534-6631 or
Man Arrested for
Stalking Three Teenage Girls
investigation by the Polk County Sheriff's Office SAFE (Sexual Abuse and
Family Exploitation) Unit, a 37-year-old Haines City man was arrested this
afternoon (Monday, Nov. 19, 2001) and charged with stalking three teenage
Patrick Lally, DOB 10/29/64, of 10730 Jim Edwards
Road in Haines City, was arrested today at his place of employment in
Haines City, and charged with three counts of Stalking (M1), and was
booked into the Polk County Jail on $15,000 bond.
Detectives received information that a man matching Lally's description
had been driving past three teenage girls (ages 14, 14 and 17) in
the Lakeland area. Two victims (who are related) told
detectives that the suspect drove a white Chevrolet S-10 truck by their
residence approximately 25 times, repeatedly staring at them while they
were outside. A third victim told detectives that the suspect followed her
home from the bus stop and repeatedly followed her in her neighborhood
while driving a white truck. The suspect reportedly has been seen driving
numerous times in the area of US92 and Combee in Lakeland. He
is described as heavyset with glasses.
A tag number (E97-MJH) was traced back to Lally and the victims
positively identified him as the stalker who had been following them.
Anyone who may have any additional information about this case or any
other possible stalking cases involving the suspect is asked to call the
Polk County Sheriff's Office at 533-0444.