This week on Cops Corner Plant City Police investigated broken handles, missing desert roses, a sugared up gas tank, fraudulent salesmen and more.
Hard to handle
200 block of Park Springs Circle
Criminal mischief: This complainant reported to police that sometime over the past 24 hours, someone broke the driver side door handle to her vehicle. She said she didn’t see or hear anyone near the vehicle and just discovered the damage. A waiver report was completed for the incident.
Shots in the wind
4600 block of Reese Road
Accidental shooting: PCPD officers made contact with a 22-year-old man who was in the possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia. He was also charged with reckless discharge of a firearm across a public roadway and violation of CCW.
400 block of Waller Street
Residential burglary: Officers met with this victim, who said she returned home to find the house had been ransacked. Eventually she was able to determine an SCCY 9mm handgun, iPhone and iPad were missing.
2400 block of Airport Road
Burglary vehicle: Sometime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. someone removed miscellaneous lawn and hand tools from an open flatbed lawn trailer without the owner’s permission. The incident was documented and a waiver of prosecution was signed.
An improper guest
800 block of
West Madison Street
Theft: Officers came out to the residence, a rooming house, and spoke to the complainant. He told them he had stepped out of his room, leaving his guest alone, and when he returned both his cell phone and the guest were gone.
Bitten and ditched
800 block of
South Morgan Street
Information report: PCPD officers responded and met with this victim who said as he was exiting his vehicle at his apartment complex, he was bitten on his right arm by a white pit bull. The dog’s owner got the dog off and drove the victim to the hospital. He gave his phone number to the victim, but was unable to be contacted by the victim or police. Hillsborough County Animal Control was contacted.
A rose by any other name
700 block of Bay Drive
Theft: This complainant told officers someone had stolen a “Desert Rose” plant off of their front porch. The plant was in a green pot and was valued at $200.
1 Police Place
Fraud: Officers talked to this victim, who told them she had purchased a phone from a man over the weekend. For a few hours it worked fine and then, all of a sudden, it stopped. She took it to a professional to look at and they found the phone was fake and without a valid IMIE number.
Jacking the Jaguar
1500 block of Neil Street
Motor vehicle theft: This victim told officers his 2009 black Jaguar FX sedan, which had a Florida Tampa Bay Buccaneers tag, had been stolen from the above location between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
1100 block of
North Alexander Street
Marijuana possession: Officers stopped a man during a traffic stop and found he was in possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia. He was placed under arrest and released with a court date.
2700 block of
Theft: Officers met with a store manager who told them on May 14 at 1:34 a.m., a man grabbed a 24-pack of Corona Extra and left the store without paying.Lifting LEDs
1 Raider Place
Theft: Officers spoke to an employee for a paving crew that said unknown subjects took LED lights off their paving equipment. The company signed a waiver of prosecution.
700 block of West Ball Street
Criminal mischief: This victim told officers that an unknown person poured sugar into the fuel tank of her 2005 Ford Focus.
too good to be true
2900 block of
Spring Hammock Drive
Fraud: This complainant reported that she received a call from an unknown man that told her she had won a car. In order to claim the vehicle she was told she would need to send $750 in cash to an out-of-state address for the vehicle taxes and paperwork. She sent the money and then found out it was a scam.