1810 block of East Park Road
Vehicle burglary: Two vehicles were burglarized in the same area. One complainant reported the passenger window of her Jeep was broken out and unknown suspect(s) stole her tan Michael Kors purse from within. The second complainant stated unknown suspect(s) broke into his Ford SUV and stole his radio, a Smith and Wesson SW40V .40-caliber handgun, a blue HP laptop computer, an iPad Pro, a blue/gray leather wallet and several personal/business checks.
GETTING TIRE-D OF THIS
500 block of East Tomlin Street
Criminal mischief: This complainant stated someone cut her vehicle’s tires.
1800 block of Jim Johnson Road
Theft: This complainant stated someone stole the tag decal from her Dodge van sometime between December 2020 and January 2021.
PLAYING WITH POWER
2900 block of Forest Hammock Drive
Fraud: This complainant stated he received a call from someone claiming to be a TECO representative, who said he had an outstanding balance of $998.97 and that his electricity would be shut off without immediate payment. The complainant paid up and later realized he was scammed.
2000 block of North Frontage Road
Fraud: This complainant stated someone called on Jan. 20 to buy a high-performance engine from Stingray Chevrolet, which was valued at $11,266. The caller paid on Feb. 1 with two cashier’s checks of $5,633.45. Both checks came back as altered/fictitious.
2700 block of Wilder Meadows Lane
Burglary: This complainant stated someone entered a home under construction and stole 24 LED can light fixtures.
3600 block of Harvest Orchard Drive
Fraud: This complainant stated someone used his Bite Squad account to order food from Wing Stop in Lakeland and have it delivered.
HIS AND HERS
400 block of West Ball Street
Vehicle burglary: This complainant stated someone entered his vehicle overnight and stole his wallet as well as his wife’s wallet from the glove compartment.
NO STONE UNTURNED
Vehicle burglary, vehicle theft: Complainants reported five vehicles in the Kentwood Park complex at Maki Road and three vehicles in the Alexander Woods Townhomes complex at Alexander Woods Drive were burglarized or trespassed into. One complainant in Kentwood Park reported his gray 2014 Ford F-150 was stolen.