This week on Cops Corner, Plant City Police investigated the notorious hamburglar, mischievous pirates and a gift card king.
2600 block James L. Redman Pkwy.
Theft, retail: Two unknown men walked into Wal-Mart and walked out with two televisions.
2200 block of E. Timberlane Ave.
Trailer theft and recovery: A homemade trailer was parked near the roadway of this home and at approximately 5 a.m. the owner’s daughter was coming home and saw it was being taken by a white Ford box truck. She pursued the vehicle until she lost sight of it. While enroute, PCPD officers found the trailer in the roadway at S. Alexander St. and W. Timberlane Rd. No additional suspect information was obtained and the owner signed a waiver of prosecution.
Thonotosassa Rd. and N. Alexander St.
Information report:The complainant told officers that while riding a friend’s bike an unknown Hispanic male drove up behind him in an unknown make and model gray vehicle. The driver began yelling at the complainant claiming he stole the bicycle. He pulled behind the complainant so the complainant began to ride away. He was followed. After getting alarmingly close the complainant stopped, which cased the vehicle to strike the bicycle. The driver fled the scene. No injuries or damage to the bicycle were reported.
X marks the spot
2800 block of James L. Redman Pkwy
Criminal mischief: This complainant told officers her vehicle was parked in a Wendy’s parking lot when an unknown suspect scratched Xs into the front bumper and put a 12-inch scratch on the side door. She requested police document the incident.
Hamburglar strikes again
900 block of Loganderry Ln.
Vehicle burglary: The complainant told officers that during the night of Jan. 11 someone broke into her vehicle and stole a Visa card. She canceled the card, but discovered it had been used that same night at a McDonalds in Dover.
Social Security mixup
700 block of Douglas St.
Vehicle burglary: Someone broke into the complainant’s vehicle during the night of Jan. 11 and stole three social security cards. They also took a pair of brown Charlotte Russe lace up boots.
S. Alexander St. and W. Dr. King Blvd.
Drug investigation: Officers headed to the scene to attempt to locate a wanted person. While there they came in contact with others in a vehicle at the location. Marijuana was found inside the car and everyone was warned of the fact it was illegal. They were then released from the scene.
Unlocked and open
Alexander Woods Townhomes
Vehicle burglary: Officers came out to this apartment complex in reference to five vehicle burglaries. None of the five cars had any signs of forced entry and all appeared to have ben unlocked.
Jump start to nowhere
400 block of Abigail Rd.
Vehicle theft attempt: The complainant told officers he had parked his green 2004 Jeep in his driveway while it was unlocked on the night of Jan. 13. When he woke up in the morning he found the Jeep had been pushed out onto the cul-de-sac with the driver’s door open. Someone had also removed the steering column plate and damaged the ignition switch. They failed to get the vehicle started though and fled the scene.
600 block of W. Baker St.
Vehicle burglary: During the night of Jan. 13 someone broke into the victim’s 2009 Toyota Matrix. They entered the unlocked vehicle and took a RCA laptop computer, which was valued at $245, as well as $40 in loose bills from the console.
Camping behind bars
1500 block of Pinedale Meadows Lp.
Theft: These thieves got away with a horde of camping treasures when they broke into the victim’s garage. They walked away with a sliver and black wheels hover board, valued at $100, as well as a three man tent, valued at $50, and a nylon tackle box containing fresh and salt water lures, valued at $300.
800 block of Sandalwood Dr.
Vehicle burglary: Suspects entered this victim’s 2018 gray Hyundai and took a gray nylon book bag. Inside was a generation five iPad, valued at $500 and a new HP notebook computer valued at $450.
Gift card kings
200 block of Via Cortona S.
Theft: The complainant told officers a package was stolen from her front step. Inside was $95 worth of gift cards.