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Cops Corner 02.17.17

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The following information was gathered from incident and arrest reports obtained form the Plant City olice Department.

Feb. 3

LOCK YOUR CARS

1100 block of East Cherry Street.

Vehicle burglary: Officers met with complainant, who stated unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked GMC pickup truck and stole his black leather wallet, which contained cash and credit cards.

THAT’S A FAULT

600 block of East Baker Street.

Petit theft: Officers met with complainant, who stated unknown suspect(s) had stolen several tennis rackets, valued together at $175, from a donation center. They also found that, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, several boxes containing unknown items were stolen from the center’s drop-off area.

BIKE BANDIT

2730 block of Horseshoe Drive.

Burglary: Officer met with complainant, who stated unknown suspect(s) stole a pair of Trek brand bicycles from their open garage. The bikes, valued together at $800, had last been seen at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.

RUDE AWAKENING

1700 block of East Baker Street.

Possession of drugs: Officers responded to a report of a subject who had been found passed out on the ground. Subject was located and arrested.

Feb. 4

THINGS REMEMBERED

810 block of West Warren Street.

Grand theft auto: Officer met with complainant, who stated her Hyundai Sonata had been stolen while she was visiting friends. Complainant stated that, after falling asleep at night and leaving her keys on a table, she woke up to find the keys and the car gone. Some time after the vehicle was registered as stolen, complainant reported the car had been returned to her by a friend, to whom she had agreed to lend the car for $40. Charges for making a false police report were not filed, due to her special needs, and a waiver of prosecution was signed.

OUT OF JUICE

3510 block of Sandburg Loop.

Burglary: Officer met with complainant, who stated unknown suspect(s) had removed the battery from their vehicle.

PLAYING WITH POWER

610 block of East Langford Street.

Burglary: Officer met with complainant, who stated unknown suspect(s) broke into his locked shed and stole an 18-volt DeWalt cordless tool set, valued at $650. The burglary occurred sometime between Saturday, Jan. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 4.

Feb. 5

FREAKY FAKE

2420 block of James L. Redman Parkway.

Counterfeit bill: Officer met with complainant, who stated unknown suspect(s) attempted to buy food from a restaurant with a counterfeit $20 bill.

Feb. 6

ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER

700 block of Wiggins Court.

Burglary: Officer responded to a report of suspicious subjects, but was unable to locate them. Afterward, he found that a nearby home’s sliding glass door had been broken. It was determined that three television sets, an Xbox 360 video game console and five video games were stolen.

Feb. 7

KINGPIN

1500 block of Smyrna Place.

Vehicle burglary: Officer met with complainant, who stated unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked vehicle overnight and stole a GPS device, three bowling balls, two double bowling ball bags, two wrist braces and two pairs of shoes. The items were valued together at $981.

NICE TRY

3500 block of West Baker Street.

Shoplifting: Officer met with complainant, who stated a dollar store employee had rung up items and canceled transactions several times between Monday, Jan. 2, and Wednesday, Jan. 18. The total amount stolen was $500.

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