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Plant City Observer Friday, Sep. 15, 2017 1 year ago

Cops Corner 09.15.17

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This stuff happened. For real.

Sept. 1

Lawn Party

710 block of W. Madison St.

Criminal mischief: A loud noise at the front door led to the signs of a front-door rampage. A woman told police she heard the noise and responding officers found the furniture on her porch had been flipped and aluminum torn from her door. No suspects were found and damage was valued at $300.

 

Sept. 2

EBAY Bummer

4100 block of Kipling Ave.

Fraud: A Plant City woman is out $2,500 after falling victim to an EBAY scam. The victim told police she attempted to purchase a Toyota SUV through the website and didn’t realize she was being swindled until she had already sent the seller $2,500 in EBAY gift cards to purchase the vehicle.

 

Finder’s returners

100 block of W. Ball St.

Recovered gun: What is lost, it seems, can sometimes be found. Officers responded to a woman who reported her stolen handgun had been found in her mailbox. She told officers she believed a former tenant had returned it but, “happy to have her gun back,” declined to prosecute.

 

Sept. 4

Two-Dollar bill, ya’ll

600 block of Herring St.

Vehicle burglary: Six $2 bills were stolen from a woman’s unlocked car, she told police.

 

Not this again, guys

2000 block of Clubhouse Drive

Burglary: Mirroring a similar incident in June, police reported someone forced entry into the Walden Lake Country Club, breaking “numerous items” and setting off fire extinguishers.

 

Sept. 6

Ordering off menu

1100 block of Goldfinch Drive

Theft: Cell phones, it appears, are not a part of the buffet at Buddy Freddy’s. A woman told police her cell phone was stolen after she left it on the restaurant’s buffet line.

Sept. 7

Someone’s goin’ fishing

1310 block of Redbud St.

Theft: Police said a Plant City man reported the theft of five fishing rods and reels from his garage. The equipment was valued at $500. The phantom fisherman remains at large.

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