The following information was gathered from incident and arrest reports obtained from the Plant City Police Department.
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 Lowry 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 had been talking to a black female 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 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. The victim 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.
THAT SHOULDN’T BE HARD TO SPOT
2100 block of North Park Road. Stolen Vehicle. Unknown suspect(s) stole a gray 2006 half-ton GMC extended cab truck with “Mark Cook Builders” printed in orange and blue lettering on the sides. The keys were left in the truck.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. The suspect concealed a fishing reel worth $41.96 on his person and exited the store.
WHAT A GUY
Intersection of South Collins and West Ball streets. Driving While License Suspended or Revoked. An officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2004 Pontiac for a window-tint violation. The driver had 14 suspensions on his FL driver’s license, as well as had four Polk County warrants for unpaid child support.
2700 block of Paul Buchman Highway. Business Burglary. Officers responded to an alarm call and discovered the burglary. Two unidentified suspects entered the store by breaking the Plexiglas on the front door and stole 15 cartons of cigarettes and $50 in coins. The suspects fled in a newer model small car, possibly a Toyota Corolla.
600 block of South Collins Street. Business Burglary/Arson. An unknown suspect(s) removed the metal bars from a window of the storage building. Once inside, the suspect(s) set a fire inside the building. The victim responded and estimated the damage to be between $50,000 to $100,000.
900 block of Pinedale Drive. Residential Burglary. The victim reported that someone stole 16 pieces of assorted jewelry from the home. The jewelry is valued at $10,000. The jewelry was last seen on Aug. 1. There were no signs of forced entry to the residence.
TIME AND MONEY
4110 block of Barret Avenue. Residential Burglary. Between the hours of 0800 and 1200, unknown suspect(s) broke his back sliding glass door to gain access to the home. The suspect(s) stole men’s watches and coins, totaling about $550.
I’LL TAKE THIS ONE
2200 block of West Reynolds Street. Stolen Vehicle. The suspect failed to return a gray 2006 Dodge Charger to the car dealer. The suspect was told he could not test drive the car, because he only had an ID card and not a valid driver’s license. However, he took the car, anyway.
4000 block of Airport Road. Grand Theft. Unknown suspect(s) stole four galvanized pipes, valued at $750, and one Honda generator, valued at $1,750, from the business.
NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY
10 block of South Gordon Street. Domestic Battery. The victim stated her husband punched her in the head during an argument. The husband was not located for arrest, because of a delay in the report. A criminal report affidavit was completed for domestic battery.
2000 block of Palmetto Avenue. Domestic Battery. The victim stated her husband hit her and pinned her down on the bed during an argument. A roommate who witnessed the incident attempted to intervene. The suspect produced a knife and threatened to stab him. The suspect also threatened his wife during the investigation and tried to forbid her from writing a statement for police.
800 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Residential Burglary. Between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a garage and stole an orange Mongoose boy’s bicycle.
JUST HELP YOURSELF
3410 block of Silver Meadow Way. Residential Burglary. Sometime during the day, unknown person(s) broke a window to the house and went inside and stole household electronics.
2100 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. An officer responded to the store in reference to a detained shoplifter. Upon conclusion of the investigation, the female suspect was arrested for concealing $186 worth of clothing in a black purse and exiting the business without rendering payment. The suspect was released on her own recognizance with a court date.
1500 block of Louisiana Street. Residential Burglary. The victim stated he left his home at around 9 p.m. and returned to find his 50-inch flat-screen TV, Dell desktop computer, diamond ring and two Nintendo DS game systems stolen. It was determined a small window in the kitchen was unlocked and used to enter the home. The total value of the property taken was about $3,000.
1000 block of Fairwinds Circle. Sexual Battery. The victim stated she met up with a male friend, and the two went to a bar. The victim said she drank a few alcoholic beverages. The next thing the victim remembers is waking up alone and nude in her own bed, with a sex toy lying next to her. This investigation is ongoing.
2100 block of West Baker Street. Retail Theft. The suspect was arrested for shoplifting. The suspect entered the store, selected several items, concealed them and exited the business without rendering payment. The suspect was transported to Orient Road Jail.
THAT’S JUST LOW
1300 block of West Alsobrook Street. Grand Theft. Plant City Head Start reported the theft of its automated external defibrillator, valued at $1,500, by an unknown suspect(s).
4320 block of Kipling Avenue. Residential Burglary. The victim reported that at about 7:30 a.m. Aug. 22, unknown suspect(s) entered the open garage door and entered her home. The suspect(s) stole an iPhone 4S.
1900 block of South Frontage Road. Stolen Golf Cart. Sometime between Aug. 13 and 23, unknown suspect(s) cut the back fence of the property and stole a 2001 Club Car golf cart, black/grey in color, valued at $4,000, which was at the location for repairs.
4000 block of Airport Road. Business Burglary/Stolen Vehicle. Sometime between 1:30 and 3 a.m. Aug. 24, unknown suspect(s) stole miscellaneous tools, valued at about $8,000, from a storage building. Also stolen was a white 2002 Chevrolet cargo van. The stolen van was later recovered at 14331 Downing St., Dover, by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. It had minor damage.
200 block of East Baker Street. Theft from a Motor Vehicle. The victim reported that at about 1 p.m., unknown suspect(s) stole a timing light and diagnostic tester from the toolbox on his white Dodge truck.
SOME PEOPLE NEVER LEARN
Intersection of East Alsobrook and South Collins streets. Driving while License Suspended/Revoked. An officer conducted a traffic stop on a blue SUV for a tint violation. The driver had six suspensions on his Florida driver’s license.
UP TO NO GOOD
1000 block of North Palm Street. Loitering/Prowling. An officer responded to a suspicious person call in reference to a white male looking in cars. The officer arrived on scene and observed a white male hiding between two houses. The suspect was arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail.