The following information was gathered from incident and arrest reports obtained from the Plant City Police Department.
4600 block of South Country Hills Court. Grant Theft Auto. The victim reported his 1995 Jeep Cherokee was stolen between 8 p.m. Sept. 15, and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 16.
TAKING A LOOK
200 block of Lisa Ann Court. Residential Burglary. The victim reported someone kicked in the front door and entered the house. Nothing was stolen.
2200 block of Village Park Road. Grand Theft of an ATV. The complainant advised a maroon Kawasaki ATV, with a gun rack on the handle bars and an orange flag, and the attached trailer were stolen.
PICKUP PICKED UP
2100 block of Strawberry Drive. Vehicle Theft. The victim advised he parked his vehicle at 7 p.m. at his house and discovered it missing about two hours later. The vehicle is a red Dodge Dakota extended cab pickup.
SERVICE WITH A SMILE
2000 block of North Frontage Road. Vehicle Burglary. The victim left his truck at the dealership for service. A temperature monitoring system (worth $5,800) inside the truck was stolen. There were no signs of forced entry to the truck.
BALD AND BOLD
Intersection of Alexander Street and Airport Road. Hit and Run. late 1990s to 2000 black Ford F150 rear-ended a semi-truck and fled the scene southbound on Alexander Street. The driver of the F150 was described as a white male, 5-foot-10, 170 to 180 pounds, bald and clean shaven. The driver should have a laceration to his forehead.
UP TO NO GOOD
Intersection of East Reynolds and North Johnson streets. Loitering and Prowling. An officer on patrol observed a white male emerge from the shadows of a closed business. When the suspect noticed the officer, he fled and concealed himself. The suspect was located hiding in the nook of the business. The suspect was arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail.
2200 block of North Park Road. Retail Theft. The store clerk advised $50.04 worth of Bud Light beer was taken from the store. After observing the store surveillance video, an officer recognized the suspect and knew the area he frequents. The suspect was located and transported to Orient Road Jail.
900 block of South Alexander Street. Business Burglary. Unknown person(s) cut the fence surrounding the business, forced open a door to the business and stole about $3,000 worth of copper products.
BETTER CALL SAUL
North Alexander Street near Tyner Street. Drug Paraphernalia Arrest. During a traffic stop, the white female suspect was arrested for possession of a pipe used to smoke methamphetamines. She was released with a court date.
2900 block of Sydney Road. Theft/Burglary/Criminal Mischief. Sometime between 5 p.m. Sept. 16, and the morning of Sept. 18, unknown person(s) entered the house, cut into the ceilings and stole all the wiring. The stove and a large section of aluminum siding from the outside of the home also were stolen. The total amount of damages and theft is estimated at $3,400.
SIGN OF THE TIMES
2400 block of Paul Buchman Highway. Grand Theft of City Property. Unknown suspect(s) stole a Rules and Regulation sign from the Memorial Park (cemetery) entrance. The sign is valued at $300.
GIVE HIM A MEDAL
700 block of East Gilchrist Street. Strong Arm Robbery. The victim stated he was sitting under a pavilion with his nephew’s bike, when he was approached by two Hispanic males. One of the males mentioned the bike was nice. He replied, “Thank you; it’s my nephew’s.” One of the males responded, “It’s ours now.” The males pushed him down to the ground and tried to take the bike, but he would not let go. One of the males reached into his pockets and took $13 in cash before running away.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Shoplifting/Petit Theft. The suspect was arrested for concealing several CDs and DVDs on his person prior to exiting the business without paying for the merchandise.
Intersection of North Thomas and Baker streets. Drug Arrest. An officer saw the suspect rolling a marijuana cigarette while sitting in a car with no lights, near the library. The suspect was in possession of 5.8 grams of marijuana. He was arrested and released with a court date.
READY TO FIGHT
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft/Carrying a Concealed Weapon. Officers responded to this store, in reference to the suspect walking out of the store with unpaid merchandise. He was detained by loss prevention. During the investigation, police officers learned that the suspect had a pair of brass knuckles concealed in one of his pockets.
300 block of West Alexander Street. Vehicle Burglary. Sometime overnight, an unknown person entered an unlocked 2003 Ford Explorer and stole a dress, shoes and medication dispenser. The total amount of theft is about $200. The victim was not sure if the burglary took place where she works or where she lives.
2000 block of North Frontage Road. Criminal Mischief. Overnight, unknown person(s) broke the windows of a 2005 Chevy Cobalt, Toyota Camry and a 2004 Honda Accord. The total damage is estimated at $750.
HOW DID HE SHOP WITHOUT HIS WALLET?
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Vehicle Burglary. While the victim was shopping, his wallet (which contained his driver’s license and debit card) was taken from his unsecured vehicle.
MOTHER OF THE YEAR
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Shoplifting/Petit Theft. The suspect was arrested for concealing $80 worth of children’s clothing in her purse and exiting the business without rendering payment. The suspect ran from the loss prevention officer when confronted. She was also charged with resisting a merchant.
SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR?
2900 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Business Burglary. An officer responding to an alarm call saw the deadbolt had been removed and all the cabinets inside had been ransacked. The business representative stated nothing was taken.
JET SKIS STOLEN
3000 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Grand Theft. The victim reported that someone cut the lock off his aluminum jet ski trailer and stole the trailer and two jet skis, while he was inside the restaurant.
ALL ABOUT THE WASHINGTONS
1100 block of South Collins Street. Theft. The victim advised she was doing laundry and set aside her wallet, which containing 100 one-dollar bills. She finished folding laundry and looked for her wallet, but it had been stolen.
Intersection of Oakbrook Lane and State Road 574. DUI. An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failure to maintain a single lane. The officer met with the driver and determined he was impaired. The suspect was unable to complete the Field Sobriety Exercises successfully.
JUST THE ESSENTIALS
4600 block of West State Road 574. Theft. The witness advised unknown suspect(s) selected candy and beer, valued at $10, concealed it on their persons, and exited the store without paying. The suspects were gone upon police arrival.
800 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Vehicle Burglary. The victim’s 1994 Honda was towed to Hood’s Towing. When he went to pick the car up, he discovered someone had stolen the jack from the trunk.
1800 block of Teakwood Drive. Vehicle Theft. The victim reported unknown person(s) stole her 2009 black Honda van from the driveway overnight. Victim possibly left spare key inside the van.
MOVING VIOLATION NO. 2
4100 block of West State Road 574. DUI. An officer conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Toyota Corolla for making an improper left turn. The officer met with the drive, who appeared to under the influence. The suspect was unable to complete Field Sobriety Exercises successfully.
WHAT A MESS
400 block of East Young Street. Vehicle Burglaries. The victim advised unknown suspect(s) broke into his 2009 Chevy pickup. A .44-caliber revolver, worth $1,000, two Hummingbird fish finders, worth $1500, Magellan GPS, worth $200, and a set of boat keys, worth $20 were stolen. While officers were on scene, a witness advised the suspects left the area running north on Shannon Avenue. While searching the area of Shannon Avenue, another vehicle that had been left unlocked was discovered with the interior papers scattered in the grass, but nothing was missing. During the investigation, a gunshot was heard south of the officers in the area of the railroad tracks. A perimeter was established and a search was conducted but no one was located.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. Loss prevention reported an unknown white female selected $297.94 in tools, placed them in Walmart bags and walked past all check outs without paying. The female fled in a brown Pontiac Grand Am, with an Florida disabled tag.
1100 block of West Alsobrook Street. Theft of Electricity. A TECO employee reported theft of electric service at the residence.
4600 block of Airport Road. Theft. The complainant advised that two tractor-trailer rims and tires, worth $1,000, were stolen. The chains that once secured the rims and tires under the truck had been cut.
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY
600 block of East Laura Street. Drug Arrest. An officer met with the suspect, who advised he had drugs (crack cocaine) on his person. The officer conducted a search, which revealed a crack pipe and .2 grams of crack cocaine. The suspect was arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail.