This week on Cops Corner, Plant City Police investigated a ransacked vending machine, stolen Xanax and more.
1700 block of James L. Redman Pkwy
Arrest for trespass after: Plant City Police officers received a call that someone was urinating on the side of a buffet’s building. Once he was contacted, it was found he had an active trespass for the location and was arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail.
James L. Redman/Trapnell Rd.
Felony drug arrest: Officers were working at a scene of an accident and had the road blocked. Eventually, they were able to open up one of the lanes for traffic and a vehicle drove by at approximately 60 miles per hour while officers and tow truck drivers were still working on the roadway. The driver was pulled over and they found he was in possession of marijuana and several items of paraphernalia and was arrested.
Sinister sweet tooth
3500 block of W. Baker St.
Criminal mischief/theft: The owner told officers someone at the laundromat had damaged the vending machine on site and taken the candy out of the broken equipment. Money had also been removed from the machine. Officers tracked down the suspect and he was arrested and send to Orient Road Jail.
1500 block of Alexander St.
Theft: Officers came out to a gas station after an employee said an unidentified male came in and removed $12 worth of beer without paying.
2200 block of James L. Redman Pkwy
Found property: Two $100 bills were dropped in the parking lot in front of a store. The money was placed in evidence.
2300 block of N. Park Rd.
Armed robbery/waiver of prosecution obtained: This victim told police that she was robbed at gunpoint at a restaurant on N. Park Rd. She said her purse and all of its contents were taken and that she drove around the restaurant looking for the suspect before she called the police. After investigating, no independent witnesses were located and there was no video surveillance. During the investigation, the victim’s story changed multiple times regarding how she was robbed and she made a statement that all of it was set up by a friend to get her medication. Police encouraged her to the truth and she stuck to the robbery story but signed a waiver to not continue with the prosecution.
3100 block of W. Reynolds St.
Theft of medication: The complainant told police that 28 pills of 1.0 Xanax were stolen from his house.
Snatching the Switch
1100 block of W. Granfield Ave.
Vehicle burglary: The complainant reported that a black Nintendo Switch and $200 had been stolen from his vehicle early that morning.