This week on Cops Corner: Plant City Police investigated swiped wallets, abandoned strollers, stolen children’s toys, fake friends and more.
2000 block of Clubhouse Drive
Found property: While doing a patrol and conducting routine security checks, a PCPD officer stumbled upon a high-end black stroller on the property. The stroller was fairly new so PCPD placed it into evidence for safe keeping.
1600 block of
East Alabama Street
Stolen vehicle: This man told officers his vehicle was stolen at the BP gas station located on Park Road and Alsobrook Street on June 6.
IT’S 5 O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE
1700 block of
James L. Redman Parkway
Beverage violation (ROR): PCPD officers made contact with a man who was drinking a beer while on the RaceTrac property. The man was arrested for the beverage violation and was released with a release on his own recognizance and advised of his court date.
Beating the heat
500 block of
East Dr. MLK Boulevard
Theft: This complainant told officers that at an unknown time during the evening of June 8, someone took a small window A/C unit off of her front porch. The porch was not enclosed and the unit had not been installed. The victim wanted to document the incident and signed a waiver.
Trying the trucker
1300 block of
West Dr. MLK Boulevard
Robbery (arrest): Officers responded to an attempted robbery. They received word a man used a gun to attempt to rob a semi truck driver while they were in the sleeper portion of the vehicle.
300 block of East Calhoun Street
Stolen vehicle recovery: Brewington Towing Company discovered a vehicle they towed
from a private business was reported stolen. The Trailblazer was taken from Seminole County on May 27. A message was left for the listed owner of the vehicle.
Taking candy from a baby
900 block of South Evers Street
Theft: This victim told officers an unknown person stole his child’s push car toy. The toy looked like a white VW bus and had been sitting in their front yard.
Getting that shine
900 block of East Renfro Street
Theft: This victim reported that someone walked into her yard during the day and stole her vehicle cleaning products, which she always kept in a metal bucket on her porch.
500 block of Lindsey Anne Court
Fraud attempt: This victim was sent a $49,722.74 check by an individual she met online. They asked her to deposit it and then send them the money so they can invest it on her behalf. Her bank stopped her from doing so after they found out the check was fraudulent.
Swipe and dash
1800 block of
James L. Redman Parkway
Theft: Officers came out to Walgreens after receiving word a man attempted to steal $500 worth of gift cards. He was arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail.
STEALS OVER DEALS
2000 block of
North Wheeler Street
Petit theft: An unknown man entered this store grabbed some beer and cigarettes and walked out without paying. The stolen items were valued at $14.18.
2500 block of
Theft: This victim told officers that she left her black purse with a red wallet inside her shopping cart while she turned to unlock her vehicle at Publix around 2 p.m. When she turned back around, her purse and wallet were missing.