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Plant City Observer Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 11 months ago

Cops Corner 12.15.17

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

Dec. 2

OPEN INVITATION

500 block of Scarlet Maple Court.
Stolen vehicle: Complainant stated his 2006 Mercedes-Benz sedan was stolen by unknown suspect(s) in the morning. He had started the car and left it running in the driveway. Ten minutes later, it was gone. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office located the car and arrested a suspect for vehicle theft and a hit-and-run.

GRASS ISN’T ALWAYS GREENER

1000 block of North Merrin Street.
Grand theft: Complainant stated unknown suspect(s) stole lawn equipment valued together at $1,010.

 

Dec. 3

BETTER WHEN IT’S COLD

2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway.
Beverage violation: Officers found a female subject drinking a Bud Ice lager beer within 500 feet of a place of sale. She was arrested and given a court date.

FORMULA FIEND

200 block of West Alexander Street.
Petit theft: Complainant stated unknown suspect(s) stole baby formula from a grocery store. The amount of formula stolen was valued at $215.88.

STANDING ROOM ONLY

2400 block of West Waver Street.
Theft: Complainant stated an unknown suspect entered her yard and stole 40 white lawn chairs and five sheets of plywood. The stolen items were valued together at $105.

ASK PERMISSION, NOT FORGIVENESS

2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway.
Theft: Complainant stated a female subject reached into her purse and stole a cigarette case while shopping. The complainant confronted the subject and alerted police, but declined to press charges and signed a waiver of prosecution.

BAD SIGNAL

2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway.
Theft: Complainant stated an unknown suspect took her cell phone from her shopping cart at a store. The complainant only wanted a case number so she could have her cell phone replaced, so a waiver of prosecution was signed.

 

Dec. 4

TRAIN IN VAIN

100 block of North Palmer Street.
Abandoned vehicle: Officers responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle and found it on railroad tracks. It was determined that the vehicle had gotten stuck in the tracks and its owner left it there. The vehicle was removed and impounded.

SMOKE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM

1510 block of South Alexander Street.
Grand theft: Complainant stated unknown suspect(s) stole 70 cartons of cigarettes from behind the counter of a convenience store.

 

Dec. 5

TOOL TIME

2800 block of James L. Redman Parkway.
Retail theft: Complainant stated a male subject attempted to steal two framing nailers from a home improvement store and was apprehended. The nailers were valued together at $698. The subject was arrested and taken to jail.

SCROOGED

1200 block of Mendonsa Road.
Theft: Complainant stated unknown suspect(s) stole four lighted Christmas decorations from his front yard. He signed a waiver of prosecution.

 

Dec. 7

SAFE UNSAFE

1500 block of North Wheeler Street.
Business burglary: Officers responded to a restaurant when its alarm was set off and found unknown suspect(s) were able to pry a side door open and enter the building. It was determined a small safe containing money had been stolen.

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