The following information was gathered from incident and arrest reports obtained from the Plant City Police Department.
THAT’S JUST COLD
610 block of Coronet Street. Residential Burglary. The victim stated he was out of town, and, when he came home, he noticed his window A/C unit and some of his clothes had been stolen.
4500 block of Sydney Road. Vehicle Burglary. The victim stated he left his 2001 Volvo semi-tractor parked at this vacant manufacturing plant on Oct. 4. When he returned Oct. 7, he noticed someone had broken his front driver’s window and stole his cell phone Bluetooth and iPhone charger.
THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Thefts. A black male suspect attempted to steal from the store three times in the past week. Loss-prevention officials called to report the thefts when they were able to identify the suspect.
2700 block of Jim Johnson Road. Theft. The victim left for work this morning, and, when he arrived back home, he discovered his 24-inch LED television was missing, along with all of his roommate’s property.
CRIME OF OPPORTUNITY
2800 block of Pine Club Drive. Residential/Vehicle. When the victim woke up in the morning, he realized he left the garage door open. Several lawn and hand tools were taken from the garage. A phone charger also was stolen from a Honda Accord, and a Smith and Wesson .357 revolver was stolen from a Chevrolet SUV parked in the driveway. Both vehicles were left unlocked.
1000 block of N. Johnson Street. Vehicle Burglary. The victim stated a DeWalt hammer drill, valued at $150, a Makita drill, valued at $50, and a compressor, valued at $160, were taken from his unlocked 2006 Chevy Tahoe.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft/Dealing in Stolen Property. When officers arrived, they detained the suspect and a female juvenile, because store loss-prevention officials indicated they had stolen merchandise. After an investigation, it was determined the suspects stole merchandise by passing the last point of sale then returned to refund some, but not all, of the stolen products for cash. The suspect was arrested and transported to the Orient Road Jail. The female juvenile was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center in Tampa.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. A male juvenile went into the store and selected two Airsoft pistols from the shelf and put them in a backpack. He left the store without paying and was stopped by loss-prevention personnel. Officers arrested the juvenile and released him to his mother, pending a court date.
FOISTED FOR PHOEBE?
100 block of East Reynolds Street. Retail Grand Theft. A white female in her late 40s, with shoulder-length brown hair, wearing glasses, teal scrubs with a paw print name tag and black Croc shoes, stole $444 worth of Brighton jewelry from the store. The suspect is believed to drive a white Mazda Miata convertible.
1900 block of South Alexander Street. Uttering Forged Instrument. The victim reported someone from her credit union called her at work and told her that someone was trying to cash a check on her account. She told the employee she did not write the check or give anyone permission to write the check. The black male suspect left when the employee advised him she was calling the member to verify the check.
LOCK YOUR DOORS
2800 block of Clubhouse Drive. Vehicle Burglary. The victim advised her 2010 Chrysler was left unsecured, and unknown person(s) entered it and took a Garmin GPS, worth $400, and a portable DVD player, worth $200.
400 block of East Alabama Street. Theft. A witness saw two suspects enter a hole in the fence line of the business. The suspects then took a metal spool, worth $100 and left the scene in a tan Lincoln Town Car.
Intersection of Waller Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Drug Investigation. An officer made contact with a white female walking in the area. The female, identified admitted she had just purchased three crack cocaine rocks, which weighed .6 grams, from an unknown black male. She was arrested for possession of crack cocaine and transported to Orient Road Jail
1100 block of West Granfield Avenue. Armed Robbery. The victim was found lying in his front yard with a stab wound to his lower abdomen. The victim stated two Hispanic males approached him from behind, and while one grabbed two $50 bills from his shirt pocket, the other stabbed him.
500 block of Lindsey Ann Court Attempted Residential Burglary. Officers responded to the home after the homeowner/victim saw an unknown person dressed in all black prying her living room window open. The suspect fled before police arrival. Nothing was taken from the residence or yard.
2900 block of Forest Club Drive. Theft. Overnight, an unknown person stole three fishing rods and reels from a boat parked in the driveway of this home. The fishing poles are valued at $240.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. The suspect was arrested for concealing store merchandise (three water filters) and leaving the store without paying. The filters were valued at $100 total.
4100 block of Concord Way. Vehicle Burglary. Overnight, an unknown person(s) entered an unlocked 2002 Chevrolet Impala and stole the vehicle’s title and registration. The victim stated the car also was burglarized Oct. 8, but she did not report it, because only miscellaneous items of no real value were taken.
IN NEED OF SOME FENG SHUI
100 block of East Trapnell Road. Burglary. The victim said someone cut the lock to her shed and moved some of the items stored inside. The victim inventoried everything and determined nothing was taken.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
3000 block of Via Sienna Street. Residential Burglary. A seven- to 10-year-old Dell laptop was stolen by unknown person(s) from the garage, which was left open the night before. The laptop is valued at $50.
THE OL’ SWITCHEROO
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. A loss-prevention agent advised that a white male, wearing a green polo shirt and tan cargo shorts, came in and concealed $41.85 worth of kitchen items. The male exited the store and went to a red Toyota truck. Another male exited the truck and came into the store with the kitchen items and returned them. The items were refunded to a gift card. The second male used some of the credit on the gift card before the gift card was cancelled. Loss-prevention officials attempted to stop both males, but they got into the red Toyota truck and left the property.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft. Loss-prevention agents advised that a Hispanic female took lower price tags and attached them to higher-priced items. The female then paid $29.15 for items that should have cost $105.08. The female was arrested and initially gave a false name to the officer.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Retail Theft/Warrant Arrest. The two suspects walked out of the business with a car battery without rendering payment. An FCIC/NCIC check revealed one of the suspects had an active Hillsborough County warrant for driving with a suspended license. Both suspects were arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail.
NOT A GREAT MOVE
Intersection of South Maryland Avenue and East Ohio Street. Trespassing/Resist Arrest without Violence. A group of black males was observed standing on the corner at the intersection, which is public-housing property. An officer exited his vehicle and approached the males, in reference to issuing a trespass warning. One suspect took off running, and a short foot chase ensued. The suspect was arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail.
SWING AND A MISS
3500 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Simple Assault. A known subject came in contact with the victim in the parking lot of the store. The subject confronted the victim about a previous incident. The subject attempted to punch and kick the victim but missed and then left the scene.
2600 block of James L. Redman Parkway. Shoplifting. An unknown black male and black female attempted the walk out of the store without paying for $534 worth of merchandise. The subjects were stopped by loss-prevention agents, and all the merchandise was recovered. Both subjects fled the area in a white Toyota SUV.