2900 block of Juniper Lake Place. Stolen Vehicle. Unknown suspect(s) stole the victim’s 2007 red Cadillac Escalade Aug. 23. The victim’s keys and wallet were inside the vehicle. The suspect(s) used the credit card several times on Park Road. OnStar tracked the vehicle to 1028 Walnut St., Lakeland, where Lakeland Police recovered the abandoned vehicle. No arrests have been made.
3000 block of West Reynolds Street. Shooting with Injuries. An unknown suspect shot the victim twice in the back with an unknown caliber handgun. The suspect is described as a 16- to 18-year-old Hispanic male with a mohawk-style haircut, black clothing and a black back pack. The suspect was last seen riding a blue bike away from scene.
1000 block of Pinedale Street. Criminal Mischief. The victim reported a broken window as a result of thrown eggs. The window is valued at $100.
IT’S HIS OWN FAULT
1400 block of South Collins Street. Traffic Crash with Injuries. A driver lost control of vehicle while driving northbound on Collins Street. As he approached the intersection of Grant Street, he looked down at his cell phone and lost control, rolled his truck and knocked down a power pole on the east side of Collins Street. The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to South Florida Baptist Hospital. TECO responded to scene and repaired the damaged pole.
MAYBE HE’S JUST BORROWING IT
1900 block of Industrial Park Drive. Burglary. An unknown suspect damaged the lock on the gate and entered the compound. Once inside, the suspect stole a trailer and a zero-turn mower, valued at $5,910.
PAIN AT THE PUMP
1100 block of East Baker Street. Robbery/Waiver. The gas station clerk said an unknown female entered and requested $9 worth of gas. She handed the clerk several dollar bills and then exited the store. Upon counting the money, the clerk found only $7, which she credited to the gas pumps. When the male suspect, who was with the female, reached $7 gas max, he entered the store and demanded to know why $9 was not credited. The clerk showed him the cash the female provided, at which time he snatched it and left the location. Moments later, the female, who was with the suspect, re-entered, apologized for the suspect’s behavior and returned the money to the cashier.
2600 James L. Redman Parkway. Found Firearm. The complainant contacted the Plant City Police Department in reference to a gun he found in a drainage ditch. Officers located a black Cobra .380, which was reported as stolen out of Tampa.
NOT TOO BRIGHT
2600 James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. The suspect was recorded via security stealing $37.88 worth of vehicle headlights from the store. The suspect was arrested and released on his own recognizance with a court date.
JUST TOO EASY
2700 block of Horseshoe Drive. Vehicle Burglary. Unknown suspect(s) stole a Toshiba laptop, Hi Point 9-mm handgun and a 35-mm camera from an unlocked 2001 Honda Accord.
1900 block of Sammonds Road. Residential Burglary. The victim stated she returned home to find a window located on the east side of her home open. Her Playstation 3, the controller and a “Call of Duty” game were missing.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Shoplifting/Petit Theft. A mother and her son were arrested for shoplifting. The two were released on their own recognizance and issued a court date.
REALLY?!? A KNIFE?!?
2300 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Trespass after Warning. The Plant City Police Department received a call from a bank employee, who advised of a subject that was previously trespassed was in the lobby of the bank. Officers arrived and found the suspect inside the bank. When an officer advised the suspect he was under arrest, a large butcher knife fell from the bag he was holding. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Hillsborough County jail on charges of trespass after warning and carrying a concealed weapon.
4100 block of S.R. 574. Stolen Vehicle. The victim stated he had a 2003 Honda Civic for sale on his property. At about 5:45 p.m., a white female came into the business and asked if she could test drive the car. An employee gave the female the keys but failed to get any kind of identification from her. The female then drove westbound on S.R. 574. About two hours passed before the employee called the victim and told him what taken place. The vehicle has no attached tag.