The following information was gathered from incident and arrest reports obtained from the Plant City Police Department.
THAT’S A DRAG
1300 block of West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Stolen Trailer. A 2005 FRRV 6-foot-by-12-foot enclosed trailer was stolen. It is white and has a blue Yamaha decal on the front neat the hitch.
1300 block of East Calhoun Street. Residential Burglary. A small apartment at the rear of this residence had been vandalized. The door had been kicked in and sustained about $300 in damage. Two dressers had been rummaged through, but the victim reported that nothing was missing at this time.
1200 block of West Grant Street. Criminal Mischief. Unknown person(s) attempted to pry open the Pepsi machine, causing about $1,500 in damage. No product or currency was stolen.
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
1600 block of East Alabama Street. Drug Investigation. Officers responded to a call of several subjects possibly selling drugs at this location. Upon arrival, contact was made with a 17-year-old black male. As an officer was completing a trespass warning on the juvenile, a pill bottle dropped to the ground, and the juvenile took off. He was detained after a brief foot chase and arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and resisting arrest without violence.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. The suspect took two PS3 games, valued at $40, and attempted to leave without paying. Walmart declined prosecution against him.
1300 block of West Spencer Street. Business Burglary. Unknown person(s) pried a vending machine open. The coin box was completely removed. It was unknown if any products were stolen from the machine.
ACTING LIKE A BABY
2100 block James L. Redman Parkway. Shoplifting/Petit Theft. Officers responded to the store in reference to a group of females shoplifting. Upon arrival, two females already had exited the business and were running away. An officer made contact with the third female. The trio used an empty baby carrier to conceal $604 worth of baby clothes. The females then began to exit the store without paying.
NOTHING OF INTEREST
600 block of South Frontage Road. Criminal Mischief. Unknown suspect(s) broke a passenger-side window and opened an exterior tool box of one of the company’s work trucks. A business representative said he did not think anything was missing.
510 block of South Knight Street. Home Invasion Robbery. The victim stated that two unknown black males, wearing all black and masks, kicked in the door to the residence while the victim was asleep in his bedroom. When the victim came out to investigate the noise, he was attacked by the suspects. While fighting with one of the males, the other struck him on the right side of his head with a gun. The males then fled the scene and did not take any property from the residence. This is an ongoing investigation.
NO GOOD DEED …
1210 block of Goldfinch Drive. Theft of Jewelry. The victim reported that at least $500 worth of jewelry is missing from her residence. The theft occurred sometime over the past month. She believes the jewelry was taken by a known person who has been staying with her off and on. She found the items at a pawn shop.
Intersection of North Park Road and East Spencer Street. Robbery. Two victims advised three Hispanic males, about 17 to 20 years old and driving a tan pickup with a tonneau cover and spoiler, robbed them at gunpoint. A Samsung Galaxy tablet, a dollar bill and a pack of cigarettes were stolen from the victims.
Intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Waller Street. Drug Investigation. An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, because the driver was not wearing a seat belt. The registered owner of the vehicle gave consent to search. Two Oxycodone pills were located. The driver was arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail.
CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY
2510 block of Thonotosassa Road. Vehicle Burglary. The victim reported someone had entered her red Ford van through open windows that do not roll up. A black purse, pink zebra print wallet, miscellaneous cards, a Pioneer faceplate and several medications were stolen from the vehicle.
700 block of North Pennsylvania Avenue. Simple Battery. The victim was sitting at a picnic table and grabbed a Gatorade, which he thought had been left behind by someone. The victim said he was going to drink the Gatorade. When he picked up the Gatorade, an unknown Hispanic male started yelling at him from across the park. The male approached him and began to punch him repeatedly, which caused the victim to fall and twist his ankle. At that point, the suspect got into a red, four-door Chevy and left the area.
NOTHING TO STEAL HERE
4100 block of West State Road 574. Criminal Mischief. The business owner said he was monitoring the business from a security camera at home. He was able to see two black males exit a black, four-door vehicle. The males approached the metal security gate and pried it open. Once the gate was pried open, the males looked around, got back into their car and left. The locking mechanism to the gate is valued at about $40. No entry was made into the business.
IS THAT HOW YOU TREAT A LADY?
Intersection of East Gilchrist Street and North Knight Street. Battery. The victim advised she was walking down the road and was pushed to the ground and hit in the face by a known black male juvenile.
100 block of North Pearl Street. Robbery. The victim advised he was sitting on the front porch, when he was approached by two thin black males, who demanded his wallet. When he was too slow to give them his wallet, both of the suspects began to struggle with the victim, eventually hitting him and knocking him to the ground. The suspects took his shorts, which contained his wallet, and fled the scene. One of the suspects fled the area in a white, four-door sedan, and the other fled on foot running south on Pearl Street. While officers were investigating the scene, the victim’s wallet was found lying on the ground, where it apparently fell out during the struggle. The only property taken from the victim appears to be a $20 pair of Ocean Pacific shorts.
SOME PEOPLE NEVER LEARN
Intersection of Copper Lane and Hunts Avenue. Driving with License Suspended/Revoked. An officer conducted a traffic stop on a black Chevy Impala, after observing the vehicle run a red light and a stop sign. The driver had six suspensions on his Florida driver’s license. In addition, he had an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms warrant for trafficking cocaine.
1600 block of West Granfield Avenue. Lewd Act on a Child. While on patrol, an officer saw a white male adult chasing and yelling at another white male adult. After the males were separated, it was discovered the white male being chased was suspected of committing lewd acts on the other male’s 5-year-old son that the family had not yet reported to the police. A detective responded and began an investigation.
BIKE PATH DRAMA
Walden Lake Boat Ramp. Stolen/Recovered Bicycle. The victim was riding a bicycle along the path, when two white male juveniles approached her on the pathway. One male was on a bike, and the other was on foot. The victim said the male on the bike rode straight at her like he was “playing chicken with her.” This caused the victim to swerve and fall off the bike. One of the juveniles grabbed the bike and began to ride away on it. The victim chased the males until they dropped the bike.
Intersection of South Alexander Street and Mendonsa Road. Officer Involved Traffic Crash. An officer was stopped northbound on South Alexander Street at Mendonsa Road. The turn signal that allows entry into The Village at Walden Lakes turned green, and the officer proceeded through the light. A white 2000 Crown Victoria was traveling southbound on South Alexander Street and had a red light. The driver ran the red light and the right front of his vehicle hit the right rear of the patrol vehicle. Upon contact with the driver, an odor of alcohol was detected. Field-sobriety exercises were conducted, and the suspect.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. The female suspect concealed undergarments. She then exited the business, without paying for the merchandise.
300 block of East Baker Street. Business Burglary. An officer responded to an alarm call at the jewelry store. Upon arrival, all of the hurricane security doors were in the down position. Once the business representative arrived and opened the store, there were two ceiling tiles missing. Once on the roof, it was discovered a large square had been cut out of the southeast most corner of the business. The surveillance video was reviewed and showed a white male suspect lower himself into the business. The male then grabbed an object from the counter and tried to break out the display case but was unable. The male then climbed back up onto the roof and left prior to police arrival. The business representative said nothing was missing at this time.