This week on Cops Corner Plant City Police investigated fraudulent car salesman, boozy cruisers, graffiti at Lincoln and more.
Constructing a lie
700 block of W. Russell Dr.
Fraud: This victim told officers that after completing a construction job the client paid him $2,350 with a post dated check. The account in question was found to have insufficient funds.
The gaming badge
of the law
4400 block of Reynolds Ridge Ct.
Fraud: Someone called this victim and pretended to be a PCPD detective. He told the victim he had to go to GameStop and purchase $600 worth of game cards and provide the numbers to the cards to the suspect over the phone. The victim did as he was instructed before he realized he had been scammed.
200 block of W. Alexander St.
Theft: Officers came out to Famous Footwear as a response to a theft in progress. When they arrived they arrested a man and two women and they were charged with theft, no valid drivers license and possession of meth.
I4/County Line Rd.
DUI/Assist: While on the way to work this officer’s vehicle was almost struck by a drunk driver. The officer was forced to conduct a stop at the location to protect other drivers on the roadway and they then called for Florida Highway Patrol’s assistance. Once FHP arrived they ultimately arrested the female driver for driving under the influence as a result of the interaction. An information report was completed to reflect the officer’s actions in this manner.
Stealing the Stihl
1000 block of E. Alsobrook St.
Residential burglary: This victim told officers someone had broken into his home and stolen a Stihl trimmer valued at $1,159.
Kicked out camper
1800 block of James L. Redman Pkwy.
Trespass after warning: Officers located a man camping next to the business at the above listed location that had been trespassed last November for a year. They also found him to be in possession of Spice and he was transported to Orient Road Jail without incident.
1200 block of E. Renfro St.
Graffiti: Officers discovered an unknown suspect had spray painted the south side of Lincoln Elementary School.
1100 block of N. Palm Dr.
Residential burglary: A real estate company contacted the police to report a vacant home was burglarized, resulting in the theft of a refrigerator, microwave, stove and a lock box.
Handgun on the loose
3700 block of Trapnell Grove Ct.
Vehicle burglary: This victim reported that during the night of May 18 an unknown suspect burglarized his vehicle and stole a 9mm Browning handgun.
I’m not lovin’ it
2000 block of James L. Redman Pkwy.
Battery/Waiver: This complainant told officers he was involved in a verbal altercation with an unknown person in the drive thru of the McDonalds. He said the verbal altercation was over line cutting at the drive thru and that both he and the unknown subject exchanged words. When he went to walk away, the subject punched him causing redness and swelling to his nose. He was unable to provide the license plate and declined to pursue any charges. He signed a waiver of prosecution.
Burnin up for you
700 block of N. Evers St.
Possible arson: Officers responsed to a structure fire at the above listed location. Plant City Fire Rescue told them the fire was suspicious and the Fire Marshal was contacted. Officers assisted PCFR with the scene and completed an information report for the incident.
2400 block of James L. Redman Pkwy.
Theft: This complainant told officers during the evening of May 19 an unknown suspect swiped some nutrition bars and snacks from the counter top without paying.
Prepping for a party
2200 block of N. Park Rd.
Theft: Officers were told by this complainant that someone swiped three cases of beer, which were valued at $33.98.
A curious swap
200 block of Park Springs Cir.
Fraud: This victim was on the hunt for a new vehicle. She found one on Ebay and the seller requested she purchase $1,200 worth of Ebay gift cards and send her the card numbers in order to make the exchange. The victim did as she was asked and sent the numerous card numbers over. Then she was notified by Ebay that it was a scam and was told to report the incident to the police. A report was completed and the victim signed a waiver.
Suspicious photo shoot
Hitchcock St./E. Alabama St.
Resist arrest: Officers came out to the above listed location in response to a suspicious person taking photos of a company vehicle and tags. The person was located and resisted arrest.
Beating the heat
1400 block of Oakwood Ln.
Grand theft: When burglars broke into this residence they decided to focus their heist on a 2 Ton air conditioner unit, which was valued at $5,000.