This week on Cops Corner: Plant City Police investigated a stolen tag, fraud, DUI, bike theft and more.
One thing leads to another
100 block of West Ball Street
Residential burglary: Suspect(s) entered an unoccupied residence by forcing the front door open and stole one 65-inch TV and one 42-inch TV. At the same address, police found a man had an outstanding warrant for grand theft out of Pasco County and arrested him. The man was taken to Orient Road Jail without incident.
Caught in the act
1800 block of Wilkins Court
Vehicle burglary: This complainant saw a male subject rummaging inside their unlocked vehicle around 2:48 a.m. The subject took some loose change and fled the scene on foot. The complainant stated the man wore gloves and all black clothing. A waiver of prosecution was signed.
That was easy
1020 block of Ashentree Drive
Theft: This complainant told police his bicycle was stolen by a known subject, who was later found with the bike. The bike was returned to the victim and he signed a waiver of prosecution.
300 block of North Wilder Road
Theft: This complainant reported his Champion brand air compressor was stolen from the back of his flatbed truck overnight.
3000 block of James L. Redman Parkway
Stolen tag: Officers made contact with the complainant, who stated an unknown subject stole the tag from their vehicle.
1900 block of East Timberlane Avenue
Stolen package: This complainant told police a package was delivered to his home shortly before noon, but it was stolen sometime afterward.
2700 block of Thonotosassa Road
Criminal mischief: This complainant, a construction manager, reported an unknown suspect entered the construction site overnight, damaged a generator to get to copper wire and then stripped it from the machine.
300 block of West Reynolds Street
Fraud: A city accountant reported a citizen who was supposed to get a refund check did not receive it, but the check had been cashed.
3770 block of Fancy Farms Road
Burglary: Complainants stated a storage trailer on the above listed property was entered by unknown suspect(s), who stole a Stihl back pack blower, a “Go Ripper” handheld trencher and a back pack sprayer valued at approximately $5,900.
1010 block of North Johnson Street
Residential burglary: This complainant told police suspect(s) entered their residence while they were at the hospital for a brief stay. The suspect(s) did not force entry but managed to damage a scooter and a TV before leaving with $200 cash. The complainant signed a waiver of prosecution
Should have used that key
4400 block of Country Hills Boulevard
Vehicle burglary: This complainant reported his unlocked vehicle was entered and the suspect(s) stole $65 in cash and a vehicle key.
Thonotosassa Road/Goldfinch Drive
DUI/long form crash: A vehicle driving at a high rate of speed left the roadway northbound on Thonotosassa Road and struck a TECO pole. The driver, who survived the crash, was found to be intoxicated and was arrested for DUI.