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5/12/2010

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Police Beat

 

April 27

(2010-198959) 9 p.m.: Someone stole a .40 caliber pistol from an apartment in the 700 block of South Ohio Avenue.

April 28

(2010-198303) 7:20 a.m.: A copper thief stripped appliances and the air conditioner at a vacant house in the 5200 block of Lescot Lane, and the resulting leaks flooded the master bedroom.

(2010-198238) 7:45 a.m.: Four air conditioners, belonging to Conway Appliance Repair and Guy Thompson State Farm Insurance, lost their copper in the 800 block of East Michigan Street.

(2010-198551) 11:19 a.m.: A man stabbed a woman in the abdomen during a fight in the 5000 block of Lobelia Drive, but she didn’t really mind and wouldn’t press charges.

(2010-198876) 2:48 p.m.: It was bad enough that someone took $800 cash and $2,500 in clothes from a house in the 1100 block of Conley Street, but they also broke some stuff and picked up the keys to a 1996 Oldsmobile, thus acquiring a getaway car.

April 29

(OCSO): A slippery robber stuck up the Checkers on South Orange Blossom Trail, then jumped a fence and ran into a garage to escape a pursuing sheriff’s deputy. Then he dodged out of the garage before officers could surround it but was stopped when he tried to casually stroll out of the area. Deputies said he admitted to the crime, and they recovered the gun and bandana used in the robbery.

(2010-199887) 3:25 a.m.: A couple entered the 7-Eleven on Jetport Drive, hit the clerk with pepper spray and walked out with cash from the register.

(Kissimmee PD) 12:45 a.m.: Judging by the sketch artist’s rendition, it was a drunken elf who tried to sexually assault a woman outside her Chelsea Square apartment. She kneed him in the crotch, and he staggered off toward Rivendell.

April 30

(2010-202101) 3 a.m.: Two guys cut through a fence behind Jerrod’s Black Angus Steakhouse on International Drive and took nine empty beer kegs. Must have thought it was light beer.

(2010-202928) 9 p.m.: Low-powered robbery in the 1700 block of Mercy Drive. “The suspect took the victim’s beer and shot him in the right cheek with the BB gun,” Officer Jose Pagan says.

May 1

(2010-203372) 1:20 a.m.: Perhaps embittered by not winning the “Father of the Year” trophy, a knife-wielding man slashed his son’s right shoulder in the 500 block of South Magruder Avenue.

(2010-203752) 8:30 a.m.: Thieves came prepared to steal a load of copper from six big air conditioners at Acoustic Engineering on 34th Street: they brought a U-Haul truck. Less than four hours later and just a block away, five more air conditioners were stripped at AGS Exposition Services and Florida State Distributors.

(2010-203918) 11:46 a.m.: Three teenage girls attacked another with pepper spray and a knife in the 4700 block of Norwalk Place.

(2010-203962) 12:29 p.m.: When waving a steak knife doesn’t intimidate someone, try waving a broom. Or not. Didn’t work for a woman in the 3000 block of South Rio Grande Avenue.

(2010-204418) 7:30 p.m.: In the 200 block of East Harding Street, two “unknown suspects robed the victim.” In exchange they took his money, probably to buy bunny slippers. (2010-204691) 11 p.m.: A Papa John’s driver delivered up his cash at gunpoint at an apartment in the 6300 block of
Contessa Drive.

(2010-204716) 11:20 p.m.: A woman fighting with her boyfriend on Gammon Lane rammed him with a car, also damaging
another woman’s car.

May 2

(2010-205986) 9:59 p.m.: A guy entered McDonald’s on West Colonial Drive and tried to pass a fake $20 bill. Refused, he threatened that “somebody” would come back later and biked off. Hey, a bogus bill for imitation food seems fair.

May 3

(OCSO): Two guys robbed a couple at gunpoint in the 2300 block of Lake Weston Drive, taking … a gun. The outraged victims followed them to Eatonville and directed police to their hideout in the attic of an empty house. The robbers surrendered before SWAT put the smack down, and police recovered all three guns involved.

(2010-206914) 10 a.m.: Speaking of which, someone stole a .38 caliber pistol from a house in the 1100 block of Fremont
Park Avenue.

(2010-207119) 3 p.m.: Thieves got through the fence at Discount Propane on Pennington Road and took a five-finger discount on a 250-gallon propane tank, plus, for some reason, a metal staircase. So this is the new upward mobility. 

(2010-207164) 4:15 p.m.: A man was charged with exposing himself to kids at Boca Club Apartments on C.R. Smith Road. Cops found him near a site where about 20 children were playing, and an 11-year-old told them the man had been “drinking a beer and smoking a cigarette with his pants down around his ankles.”

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