This week on Cops Corner: Plant City Police investigate a stolen blower, a structure fire and a sleeping driver.
BLOWING HOT AIR
300 block of W. Bates St.
Theft: An officer responded to the listed location in reference to a theft and met with the victim who stated that after leaving a blower air mover on his patio, he later discovered that it was missing. After reviewing the security footage, the officer noted that at approximately 10:05 a.m., an unknown individual backed a pickup truck with no tag attached into the driveway, exited the vehicle, removed the blower from the patio and place it in his truck. The victim stated that he did not know the individual and did not give him permission to drive on the property or remove the blower, but stated that he just wanted his blower back and would sign a waiver of prosecution if it was located. Before completing the report, two other officers located the pickup truck and conducted a traffic stop. The individual matched the description of that in the security footage and agreed to answer questions regarding the incident. After being told that he was witnessed removing the blower, the individual claimed that his vehicle was overheating and took the blower to repair it. He stated that he left the blower at a separate residence and officers escorted him to the residence where it was collected. The blower was transported back to the victim where he signed a waiver of prosecution.
WHERE THERE’S SMOKE…
1300 block of E. Church St.
Arson: Officers responded to the listed location in reference to a structure fire.
TOO FAST, TOO FURIOUS
1300 block of E. Church St.
Fleeing to elude: Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle with a broken tail light, but the driver of the vehicle subsequently fled the area.
1800 block of Alabama St.
Warrant arrest: Officers made contact with an individual at the listed location while they were sleeping on the couch. An FCIC/NCIC check showed them to have two active HCSO warrants. Their identity and warrants were confirmed and the individual was subsequently arrest and transported to Orient Road Jail without incident.
N. Park Rd. / I-4
DUI: An officer responded to an intersection at the listed location in reference to a driver asleep at the wheel. The individual was subsequently arrested for a DUI and transported to Orient Road Jail without incident.
4600 block of W. Hwy 574
Grand theft: An officer responded to a gas station at the listed location in reference to the theft of diesel fuel.
NO ONE’S HOME
800 block of Morse St.
Residential burglary: An officer responded to a vacant residence at the listed location in reference to a delayed residential burglary.
300 block of S. Frontage Rd.
Warrant arrest: Officers responded to a hotel at the listed location in reference to a disturbance between a customer and management. Upon arrival, the officer met with the manager who advised them what room the customer was occupying. The officer met with the customer and advised them that they were requested to leave by management. An FCIC/NCIC check revealed that the individual had an active warrant out of Polk County and an active warrant out of Vermilion, Ill. The warrants were confirmed and the individual was subsequently transported to Orient Road Jail without incident.
2100 block of N. Park Rd.
Burglary: An officer met with the manager of a business at the listed location in reference to a stolen ATM.
CAME OUT SWINGING
Collins St. / Alsobrook St.
Burglary w/ battery: An officer responded to a business at the listed location and met with the victim who reported that a man had jumped on his vehicle and was trying to strike him.