This week on Cops Corner: Plant City Police investigated pocket pickers, a fraudulent rental, DUI, a stolen bench and more.
600 block of West Renfro Street
Robbery by snatching: This victim reported to officers that money was snatched from his shirt pocket.
Rumor has it
800 block of
West Dr. King Boulevard
Battery x2 (waiver): A man reported to police that his vehicle was burglarized the night before. He suspected two men were involved and believed he knew who the suspects were. After making his assumption known, a woman who was friends with one of the suspects confronted him and he told officers she spit on him, which caused him to push her. She told the police she was struck by the man. Both ultimately signed waivers of prosecution for the alleged offenses.
No home for you
400 block of Merit Oak Drive
Fraud: This victim sent $1,000 via a cash app for a down payment on a rental home, which was located on Renfro Street. It turned out to be fraudulent.
All about that bass
900 block of West Warren Street
Vehicle burglary: This victim reported an unknown party entered his vehicle during the night of May 14 and attempted to pry out his radio.
That’s what they call karma
500 block of South Morgan Street
Stolen/recovered vehicle: This victim arrived at the scene of a crash and reported her vehicle was stolen by unknown subjects after she left it running in front of her residence just prior to the crash.
In search of a psycho
900 block of Loganderry Lane
Residential burglary: This victim reported to police that 30 pairs of her underwear were stolen from within her residence.
Pull my finger
1700 block of
James L. Redman Parkway
Battery/waiver: Officers met with a woman who advised she had a verbal argument with the manager of Oasis Laundromat. During the argument, the woman had linens in her hands and showed the manager she did not believe them to have been washed. The manager grabbed the linens and, while doing so, grabbed the woman’s thumb. The manager pulled the linens from the woman and, in doing, so pulled her thumb as well. The woman told police she did not wish to pursue charges against the manager and signed a waiver of prosecution.
East Alabama Street/
South Lake Street
DUI: Officers made contact with a man who ran a stop sign and then ran a steady red light. He was stopped and charged with DUI and NVDL. He was later released into the custody of the detention deputies.
Wish you hadn’t done that
2200 block of Pixie Way
Theft: This victim advised police that someone cut a chain off of the northeast gate of Wish Farms and took a grey Lincoln Dual Maverick diesel engine welder, which was valued at $15,000.
4300 block of West Highway 574
Theft: This victim discovered the interior of his 2010 red Hino truck was sprayed with a fire extinguisher.
Bad Boys Bad Boys, what Ya gonna do
1200 block of West Grant Street
Business burglary: Between May 17 and May 18, a Bad Boy zero turn lawnmower was taken off the property of Simmons Career Center.
500 block of South Collins Street
Fraud: This complainant reported that between the years of 2017 and 2020, an unknown suspect opened credit accounts under the complainant’s business name. The complainant has been receiving bills for the credit accounts.
They won’t get very far
2700 block of Turkey Creek Road
Vehicle theft: This complainant reported that he drove to the gas station at the above listed location to get gas at approximately 9 p.m. His vehicle was stolen while he was inside the store.
Take a seat
2000 block of Thonotosassa Road
Theft: An employee at Clayton Dermatology reported the theft of a black outdoor bench valued at $300 from their property.