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Plant City Observer Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 2 months ago

Cops Corner 8.23.18

This week on Cops Corner Plant City Police investigated highjacked plants, railway robbers and stolen motorcycle helmets.

Aug. 11


Show me the money

4300 block of E. Hwy. 92

Vehicle Burglary: The complainant reported to police that someone broke into his truck and stole an envelope containing $5,000. 


Railway robbery

300 block of S. Collins St.

Interference with railroad track or equipment felony charge: Around 10:20 p.m. four men attempted to remove railroad ties that belonged to CSX. They were arrested. 


Aug. 12


No one was home

3800 block of Creekway Ct.

Burglary: While this family was out of town someone broke into their residence and stole two Galaxy tablets, one iPad, a safe, a gold bracelet and $750 of currency. 


 Aug. 13


Safety first

800 block of W. Dr. MLK Blvd.

Business Burglary: A complainant at a towing company told officers someone had entered the tow yard during the night of Aug. 12 and stole a motorcycle helmet and a backpack from one of the vehicles. Several other vehicles were also entered, but nothing was taken.


Lying Lion

2700 block of Walden Woods Dr.

Fraud: The complainant told officers that someone had contacted them saying they received a grant from the Lions Club. They asked the complainant to purchase multiple iTunes gift cards in order to send the complainant a grant. The complainant complied and purchased 11 $50 cards and texted the numbers to the subject before realizing it was, in fact, a con. 


Aug. 14


Artistic thievery

1200 block of N. Barnes St.

Theft: The complainant told officers that during the night of Aug. 13 someone entered his porch and stole a paint sprayer.


Grim greenery 

600 block of Bethune Dr.

Theft: A woman had placed her artificial plant outside at approximately 1 p.m. When she came home at 6 p.m. the plant was gone. 




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