The following information was gathered from incident and arrest reports obtained from the Plant City Police Department.
L’EGGO MY EGGO
1500 block of North Burton Street. Residential Burglary. The victim came home and noticed the back sliding window was broken. As the victim entered the home, she saw some frozen waffles had been cooked. She then heard the toilet flush, got nervous and backed out of the house and called the police. Officers arrived, cleared the home and searched the area for suspicious person(s). No suspects were located in the area. Nothing was taken, other than the waffles.
700 block of West Saunders Street. Attempted Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling. Officers responded to the home in reference to three black males knocking on the victim’s door. The suspects then jumped a wooden fence and walked to the back of the home. One of the suspects tried to force open a bedroom window, but the victim opened the blinds and scared them. The suspects fled and were caught a few blocks away. Two of the three males were positively identified and arrested. Both are juveniles.
UNDER THE COVER OF DARKNESS
1610 block of Teakwood Drive. Theft from a Motor Vehicle. The victim stated he left a weed eater, gas can and miscellaneous tools in the bed of his truck. When he woke up the next day, the items had been stolen.
1500 block of West Lowry Avenue. Motor Vehicle Theft Recovery/Arrest. Officers responded to this duplex in reference to a stolen vehicle recovery complaint. Upon arrival and after an investigation, the suspect was arrested. The suspect was seen by the reporting victim in his car going up to the duplex. The victim’s car had been reported stolen previously to Plant City Police Department. The suspect matched the description of the suspect seen driving off in the car at the time of the theft.
3200 block of Thackery Way. Residential Burglary. Sometime during the earlier part of Aug. 12, unknown suspect(s) broke the back sliding glass door to the home. The suspect(s) then went inside and stole an iPhone and iPad from the residence.
PILLARS OF SOCIETY
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. After an investigation, four females — two of them juveniles — were arrested for retail theft. All four females concealed merchandise, which was placed into a single purse, carried by one of the females. They then went past all points of sale without paying for the merchandise. The two adults were released with court dates. The two juveniles were released to their parents, with pending court dates.
Intersection of West Baker Street and Whitehurst Road. Discharging Firearm in Public. Officers responded to a call regarding shots fired in the area of West Oak Avenue and Walter Drive. While en route, additional information was received that a dark colored Dodge Neon was leaving the area. A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle matching the description in the area. Contact was made with the driver. The vehicle was searched, and a Taurus .40-caliber handgun was located in the back seat of the car. An FCIC/NCIC check of the gun revealed it had been reported stolen in a July 2004, vehicle burglary. The suspect admitted, post-Miranda, to shooting the gun on the property of his girlfriend’s house.
110 block of Burchwood Avenue. Residential Burglary. An unknown black male wearing a white bandana knocked on the victim’s door several times and waited for several minutes. When no one answered, the male suspect broke a window on the front door, reached in, unlocked the deadbolt and entered the residence. While inside, the suspect entered a bedroom. Two Hispanic female juveniles, ages 13 and 9, were in the room, hiding in the closet. After rummaging through the room, the suspect opened the closet doors, reached in, and touched one of the girl’s legs. The suspect then stood up and ran from the house. Nothing was taken from the home.
2710 block of Turkey Creek Road. Business Burglary. The store clerk came to work at about 6 a.m. and noticed the front door was broken. After review of the security video, it was determined that three black males entered the store and stole about $2,000 in lottery tickets, before fleeing in a red car.
500 block of West Ball Street. Vehicle Burglary. According to the victim, he parked his silver 2001 Chevrolet truck in front of his apartment. When he woke up the next morning, he walked to his truck and saw his Kenwood audio CD player and a chrome steering wheel were missing. The victim believes he locked the truck and is not sure how the suspect(s) entered the truck.
THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
600 block of West Ball Street. Vehicle Burglary. Unknown suspect(s) entered the victim’s SUV and stole a Quantum amplifier, two 12-inch speakers and a pair of Oakley sunglasses. The total value of items taken was $600. There were no signs of forced entry, and the victim indicated that the vehicle may have been unlocked.
MEASURE TWICE, STEAL ONCE
2700 block of West Lowry Avenue. Residential Burglary. Between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and noon Aug. 13, unknown suspect(s) entered the home through a front window. About $1,300 in jewelry was taken. A neighbor saw a tall, thin black male “measuring the window” at about 10:30 a.m. but thought nothing of it at the time.
THE EVIDENCE DOESN’T LIE
2440 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Possession of Drugs/Drug Paraphernalia. An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for no tag light. A drug-detection canine conducted a free-air sniff of the vehicle. The canine alerted, and the vehicle was searched. Several spoons (used), a glass pipe, several small baggies with methamphetamine residue and a scale were located.
4500 block of State Road 574. Attempted Residential Burglary. The victim reported that an unknown black male knocked on the door, but no one answered it. The suspect then broke the door, saw the victim’s 10-year-old son and fled in a gray Lincoln Navigator. The suspect was described as a black male, 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall, bald, and wearing a black shirt and jeans.
2120 block of Village Park Road. Criminal Mischief. Unknown suspect(s) used black spray paint on the back side of two garages and a small area on the basketball court. The damage is estimated at $100.
10 block of North John Martin Street. Residential Burglary. Unknown suspect(s) forced open a door in the carport area. A jewelry box in the master bedroom was dumped on the bed, but it was not determined if anything was stolen.
500 block of West Lee Street. Petit Theft. The victim discovered a window A/C unit was missing from a window on the garage. During a neighborhood survey, an officer located the missing unit in the back yard of a rooming house in the area. The victim did not want any further police assistance and signed a waiver of prosecution.
LITTLE OF THIS, LITTLE OF THAT
1000 block of North Johnson Street. Grand Theft. The suspect was arrested for the theft of a ladder, 40-gallon cooler and lawn chairs, worth a total of $344.
4120 block of Barret Avenue. Residential Burglary. Unknown suspect(s) entered the home through a bedroom window sometime between noon Aug. 12, and 11 p.m. Aug. 14. The suspect(s) stole clothing, a backpack, $12.50 in quarters, a cell phone and $200 worth of alcoholic beverages.
GOING THROUGH THE BACK DOOR
2900 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Business Burglary. The store manager reported unknown person(s) entered the unlocked women’s restroom and knocked a hole in the wall in an attempt to gain entry into the main building.
200 block of South Frontage Road. Theft. A business representative reported unknown suspect(s) stole about eight feet of copper wire from under a model mobile home. The value of the stolen wire is about $50. There also was damage to the copper wire under the mobile home and to plastic under the mobile home. The cost to repair the damage is estimated at $700.
2200 block of North Park Road. Petit Theft. An unknown white male stole Tide detergent from two stores. The white male was described as about 30 years of age, 5-foot-8 and wearing dark clothing.
1210 block of West Washington Avenue. Grand Theft. The victim went to visit a friend at this location. When the victim discovered the friend was not home, he decided to walk to the convenience store on Sammonds Road. He left a Dell laptop and a Playstation in a case on a swing in the yard. As he returned to the residence, he observed an unknown white male walking away with his case. The victim chased the suspect but lost him. The suspect was described as 20 to 30 years of age, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10 tall, and wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.
400 block of North Alexander Street. Vehicle Burglary. The victim stated a briefcase containing $150 cash and an HP laptop were taken from his vehicle sometime during his work day. There was damage to the lock on one of the vehicle’s doors.
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
Intersection of North Alexander Street and West Lowrt Avenue. DUI. The suspect was arrested for driving under the influence, after he was found asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle, which was stopped in the middle of the roadway.
Intersection of James L. Redman Parkway and West Alexander Street. DUI. The suspect was arrested for driving under the influence after he was found asleep behind the wheel while stopped at the red light.
200 block of East Baker Street. Attempted Business Burglary. An officer responded to the business, in reference to an alarm. Upon arrival, the officer discovered a garage door on the south side of the business had been rammed. A glass door on the west side also was broken, and there was a large brick lying on the showroom floor. A business representative responded, but nothing was discovered as missing.
YEP, YET ANOTHER ONE
2710 block of Turkey Creek Road. DUI. An officer made contact with the driver of a black Ford truck, after seeing the truck on the side of the road occupied and running. The driver was lying on the steering wheel. Barton appeared to be intoxicated and was administered field sobriety exercises, which she was unable to perform.
DRUNK AND DRAMATIC
300 block of Alexander Street. Disorderly Intoxication. The suspect was very intoxicated and was disturbing the people awaiting medical treatment in the waiting room. All efforts to locate a family member to care were exhausted. She was arrested.
600 block of Coronet Street. Armed Carjacking. An officer responded in reference to a gunshot heard in the area. Additional information was received that a male was knocking on the door of a home on the 600 block of Coronet Street. The officer arrived on scene and made contact with the victim of a carjacking. The victim stated he had been talking to a black female for about five months on Facebook. He picked the female up, and they went out. He said when he arrived back at the home to drop her off, he was approached by two males, who had their their faces covered. The males produced an unknown gun and removed him from the car. One male got into the driver’s seat, and the other told the victim to walk toward Alabama Street. Abraham said he walked toward Alabama Street and then pushed the male and ran. The victim said he heard a shot as he was running. The victim said the male who was walking with him jumped into the car, and both males sped off eastbound on Alabama Street. The vehicle taken was a white 2000 Toyota Celica. There is a Haitian flag hanging from the rearview mirror and a “Full Sail University” parking permit.