2600 block of James L Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. The suspect stole a pack of four AA batteries, valued at $9.83. Officers also located Darvocet on the suspect. She did not have a prescription for the drug. The suspect was charged with the retail theft and possession of a controlled substance and transported to Orient Road Jail.
THAT’S NOT MINE
1100 block of West Bates Street. Abandoned Vehicle. A blue Mercury was parked in the 1100 block of West Bates Street with a stolen tag. The registered owner of the vehicle said he had sold the car. The vehicle was towed from the city right-of-way. The tag was seized and placed into property. The vehicle was towed by Southern Towing.
LEAVING A MARK
300 block of West Grant Street. Criminal Mischief. Unknown suspect(s) spray-painted the victim’s 1988 Ford Bronco II. The damage is estimated at $250. No other vehicles were spray-painted.
500 block of South Maryland Avenue. Abandoned Vehicle. The suspect was observed operating dirt bike in a reckless manner in the area. An officer attempted to conduct a stop, but the dirt bike fled. The dirt bike was later found abandoned at the intersection of Renfro and Hunter streets. There was no sign of the rider.
2000 block of North Wheeler Street. Fraud. A white female entered the store and presented four counterfeit $20 bills as payment for items. It wasn’t until later that the bills were found to be fake.
2700 block of Thonotosassa Road. Disturbance. Officers responded in reference to an individual who had come into the coffee shop and removed some money from the tip jar. No one saw the individual remove any money. The individual was questioned, and he told officers he had not taken the money.
Corner of Country Hills Boulevard and Bloom Drive. Sinkhole. Officers responded to a sinkhole that measured 1 to 2 feet deep and 2 to 4 feet long.
NOT EVERYTHING IS ART
1700 block of Oakwood Estates Drive. Criminal Mischief. Suspect(s) used blue paint to write obscenities on the victim’s vehicle.
SCENT OF A THIEF
2600 block of James Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. The suspect concealed two bottles of cologne, valued at $17, and attempted to leave the store without paying for them. The suspect was detained by loss prevention. The suspect had two previous convictions for petit theft, thus enhancing this instance to a felony charge.
1500 block of Sammonds Road. Drug Arrest. The driver stopped for failing to stop at a posted stop sign. After stopping the vehicle and making contact, the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and then conducted a search. The driver had no driver’s license. A female passenger was found to have marijuana, less than 20 grams, in her purse.