The following information was gathered from incident and arrest reports obtained from the Plant City Police Department.
2000 block of South Frontage Road. Shots Fired. A witness saw a burgundy Hummer, occupied by a black male with dreads, parked next to an orange Camaro (unknown occupants), when he heard 3 shots fired. The orange Camaro jumped the curb and fled east on Interstate 4. The Hummer fled east on South Frontage Road. Three casings were found at the scene and placed into evidence. The Florida Highway Patrol and Polk County Sheriff’s Office were notified.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Shoplifting/Aggravated Assault. One white male subject placed two 46-inch flat-screen televisions on a cart and pushed the cart out of the emergency exit, in the garden section of the store, to another white male waiting in a car. The first white male then exited the store using the garden section’s main entry/exit and was confronted by loss prevention employee. The white male threatened the loss prevention employee by raising a metal object. He then fled to the waiting car, and both subjects drove away. One of the televisions was left behind by the two white males. Detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation.
DON’T FORGET THE VEST
1410 block of Plantation Boulevard. Vehicle Burglary. Sometime between 6:25 p.m. Sept. 2, and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 3, unknown suspect(s) entered the vehicle by unknown means and stole an iPod, a pair of Perry Ellis sunglasses, a pair of Oakley sunglasses, a TomTom GPS and a denim vest.
100 block of North Palmer Street. Carrying Concealed Firearm. The officer responded to a call that a white male was showing his gun to other patrons. The suspect was identified by witnesses as the individual. A loaded .22-caliber Ruger was found in his waist band and an ASP baton in his pocket. The suspect was arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail.
ANYONE SEE A SHORT MAN CARRYING AN ANIMAL-PRINT PURSE?
2440 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Robbery by Sudden Snatching. According to the reporting victim, an unknown Hispanic male, described as about 5 feet, 4 inches tall, thin build and wearing blue jeans, ran up behind her and stole her animal-print purse. The suspect fled on foot toward the convenience store on James L. Redman Parkway. The victim called the police about three minutes later. Several officers and detectives were in the area. A search was conducted of the parking lots and stores, but the suspect was not found.
1700 block of North Park Road. Copper Theft. Sometime overnight, unknown suspect(s) stole 60 feet of 12-gauge electrical wire from one of the baseball field’s scoreboards. The copper is valued at about $60.
900 block of North Gordon Street. Burglary/Theft of Firearms. The victim came to the police department to report two Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolvers and a Smith & Wesson .32-caiber semi-automatic were stolen from a shed in his yard. The victim stated the guns could have been stolen anytime in the last 10 days. The value of the guns is $800.
2300 block of North Park Road. Armed Robbery. The night manager said he walked out to his car upon closing the business. He was in possession of the day and night deposits. He was approached by a black male, wearing a dark blue hoodie, blue jeans, and a bandana around his face. The suspect pointed a gun at him and demanded the money. After he gave the suspect the money, the suspect took off running.
THICK-HEADED AS THIEVES
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft/Dealing in Stolen Property. The suspects walked into the Garden Center at Walmart and selected a Snapper lawn mower. They walked outside with the mower without paying. Next, they re-entered the store with the mower and walked to Customer Service to get a fraudulent refund on the mower that was just stolen. When they were denied the refund, they left the store and loaded the mower into their van. They were driving out of the parking lot when officers located them. They were arrested and transported to the Orient Road Jail. The mower was returned to Walmart.
510 block of Langford Drive. Grand Theft. The victim reported that, while she on vacation, some jewelry was stolen from her home. The jewelry was taken between Aug. 22 and 25.
2100 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Shoplifting/Petit Theft. The suspect and a juvenile were arrested for stealing store merchandise.
JUST COME ON IN
1900 block of North Maryland Avenue. Residential Burglary. At about 11:45 a.m., a black male suspect, in his 20s to 30s, with short or no hair, forced open the front door to the residence’s mother-in-law suite and stole a gold wedding band and $300 in coins. The suspect left the residence in newer maroon Nissan SUV.
WHAT WAS THE POINT?
600 block of East Laura Street. Criminal Mischief. Sometime between 6 p.m. Sept. 5, and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 6, the light bulbs and soap dispenser were damaged inside the bathroom of Marie B. Ellis Park.
1200 block of West Grant Street. Drug Possession. A Hispanic male juvenile student was found in possession of three Xanax pills, after school officials were informed the student was selling pills at school. The student voluntarily turned the pills over to a school official when questioned. The student was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center, in Tampa.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. The suspect concealed miscellaneous items, totaling $53.71, in her purse and attempted to leave without paying. She was arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail.
WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE …
200 block of Waller Street. Battery. The victim advised she had been drinking at a friend’s residence, when they got into a verbal argument. The suspect head-butted the victim in the face. A Request for Prosecution was completed and issued to the victim to file with the State Attorney’s Office.
HOW DID THAT GET THERE?
900 block of West Reynolds Street. Drug Arrest. The suspect was found in possession of 4.2 grams of marijuana and several pipes.
2900 block of Airport Road. Petit Theft. The victim reported a known suspect stole a battery from the bed of his truck. The victim signed a waiver of prosecution.
1500 block of North Ferrell Street. Criminal Mischief. Unknown suspect(s) broke a window at the residence. The home is vacant. It is unknown if entry was made into the residence or if anything was taken.
700 block of West Reynolds Street. Bike Theft. An unknown black male, about 16 years old, with short hair and beige shorts, was seen stealing a green/silver BMX-style bike.
SMASH AND GRAB
1710 block of West Baker Street. Business Burglary. An officer responded to an alarm call and observed the front door glass broken. A business representative responded to the scene and advised there was $100 in cash missing from the cash register.
WHAT, OF THAT, IS USEFUL?!?
4300 block of Sterling Commerce Drive. Vehicle Burglary. The victim advised he parked his rented Nissan Altima at about 10 p.m. at the hotel. He came out to the car at about 10:15 a.m. the next morning, and found that someone had entered the vehicle and stole a gray ball cap with initials, ”CR” on the front, a hard, black eyeglass case, with prescription sunglasses inside and the rental agreement for the car.
500 block of North Plant Avenue. Aggravated Battery (Stabbing). The victim reported at about 4:30 a.m., he stopped at the gas station to put air in his car tire. While he was putting air in the tire, a man came up from behind him. He described the guy as black or Hispanic, about 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds. The suspect swung at him. He put the suspect in a head-lock. When he saw that the suspect was passing out, he let him go. The suspect walked away. The victim looked down and discovered he was bleeding and had been stabbed.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. Two male juveniles were arrested for concealing more than $145 worth of merchandise and attempting to leave without paying.
1110 block of North Wheeler Street. Bike Theft. The victim reported someone cut a chain-link fence and stole his silver, Tony Hawk, BMX-style bike with black pegs on front and anarchy and rock-star stickers on frame of bike. Value is $150.
1800 block of Camp Street. Domestic Battery. The victim reported that his father struck him in the face with his fist, causing a minor laceration and then ran away.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. The suspect concealed $69.01 of miscellaneous items in his pants and attempted to exit the store.
1900 block of East Linda Street. Vehicle Burglary. The victim advised that between 7 p.m. Sept. 6, and 3 p.m. Sept. 8, someone pushed down the driver’s window and stole his Pioneer car stereo/CD player, worth $100.
1410 block of Plantation Circle. Battery. The victim advised she got into a verbal argument with her friend. The argument escalated when the friend hit the victim in the face.