Plant City Police Department

  • Agency: Plant City Police Department
  • Address: 1 Police Place, P.O. Box 4709, Plant City, 33566 FL
  • Chief:
Phone: 813-757-9200
Fax: 813-757-9121
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Plant City Police Department is located at 1 Police Place, P.O. Box 4709, Plant City, 33566 FL. The Plant City Police Department phone number is 813-757-9200.

Plant City Police Department News

The Plant City Police Department is asking for community assistance in identifying the white female subject in the pink shirt in the photograph in reference to an active investigation. If anyone recognizes the subject please contact Detective Iverson at 813-707-2235 or JIverson@plantcitypolice.com

The Plant City Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the two subjects in the video regarding an active investigation. The blue vehicle at the beginning may or may not be the suspect vehicle. If you do recognize the subjects, please contact Detective Dunnam at 813-707-2233 or mdunnam@plantcitypolice.com. As always, thanks for all of your assistance.

The Plant City Police Department was surprised and honored by the good folks at 7-11 today, with coffee and doughnuts. Thanks to 7-11 for the great partnership and we appreciate how they treat our officers.

The Plant City Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the two subjects in the video regarding an active investigation. If you recognize the subjects, please contact Detective Dunnam at 813-707-2233 or mdunnam@plantcitypolice.com.

The Plant City Police Department participated in a celebration of Florida Bike Month, by participating in the "Bike With the Mayor" ride held at Gilchrist Park. Mayor Rick Lott and City Manager Bill McDaniel, led the way on the 3.75 mile ride which drew about 40 riders. The ride was also attended by City Commissioner Mary Mathis, and PCPD Captain Dave Millich. A good time was had by all and a special thanks to Plant City Parks & Recreation Director Jack Holland for all of the hard work by him and his staff.

The Plant City Police Department, in conjunction with Hillsborough County Animal Control, is investigating an incident that occurred on 03/24/2018 at approximately 6:10 a.m. in which a 10-12 week old black and white pitbull mix puppy was shot near the park of E Cherry St and N. Johnson St. in Plant City. The puppy was located in the roadway, stabilized by PCPD Officers, and transported to Walden Lake Animal Clinic, where it later succumbed to its life-threatening injuries. Witnesses stated they observed a white sedan speeding from the area after the gunshot was heard. If you have any information regarding this incident of animal cruelty, please contact Det. Lindsey at (813) 707-2269 or at email address tlindsey@plantcitypolice.com

The Plant City Police Department was honored to participate in the 2018 Walk Like MADD event held at the University of South Florida. Over $95,000 was raised to remember victims and prevent any more victims of drunk driving. It was a great evening of music, games for the kids, food, and a beautiful memorial garden for the victims of drunk driving.

The Plant City Police Department is asking for community assistance in identifying the subject in the photographs in reference to an active investigation. The subject left in a red four door vehicle. If anyone recognizes the subject please contact Detective Dunnam at 813-707-2233 or MDunnam@plantcitypolice.com

The Plant City Police Department is asking for community assistance in identifying the subject in the video. If anyone recognizes the subject please contact Detective Dunnam at 813-707-2233 or MDunnam@plantcitypolice.com

The Plant City Police Department is asking for community assistance in identifying the subject in the photographs. If anyone recognizes the subject please contact Detective Eckard at 813-707-2254.

The Plant City Police want to thank the folks at Krystal Burgers - they were kind enough to bring in their famous Original Krystal for the guys and gals out at the Festival. Thanks Krystals!

See Attached Traffic Alert!

Yesterdays Festival was busy. Large crowds all day and ended with huge crowds for Reba

**Traffic Alert** The 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival Grand Parade will be starting to day at 1:00pm. portions of Alexander St. and Reynolds St. will be closed starting around 12:30pm. Due to the major detours in and around the parade route all other roads will experience heavy congestion. We are anticipating the roads returning to normal around 3:45. Stay on our Twitter feed for timely traffic news

All roads leading to the Festival are back open - The parade is OVER! Big crowds were on hand this morning as the Festival opened. Please remember the Festival is checking bags and metal detecting all patrons this year so expect delays at the entry points. Currently heavy traffic leading to the Festival grounds, we are keeping Twitter updated as often as possible.

**Traffic Alert** Due to today's Florida Strawberry Festival Youth Parade there will major detours in the area. The Parade will start at 11:00am from Alexander St. at MLK Blvd, head north on Alexander St. to Reynolds St, then west on Reynolds St. just past the Festival grounds. ALL NORTH AND SOUTH BOUND ALEXANDER ST. TRAFFIC WILL BE DIVERTED AWAY FROM THE PARADE ROUTE BEGINNING AT 10:40AM. STATE ROAD 574 EAST BOUND AT SAMMONDS RD. WILL BE DIVERTED AWAY FROM THE PARADE ROUTE AT 10:45. As soon as the parade passes key points we will reopen the roadways ASAP. Parade delays should be cleared by 12:30pm

Day one of the Festival went without any issues. Big crowds expected this weekend. give yourselves plenty of time to get there safely. We are using our Twitter feed to send out real time traffic updates in the afternoons and all weekend long. Also use alternate routes to the Festival when/if possible.

The Plant City Police Department is requesting assistance in the identification of the subject in the video. If you recognize this subject please contact Detective Dunnam at 813-707-2233 or MDunnam@plantcitypolice.com.

The Plant City Police Department is asking for community assistance in identifying the subject in the video. Described as a thin build, white or hispanic female, with tattoos on her arms. If anyone recognizes the subject please contact Detective Dunnam at 813-707-2233.

**2018 FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL TRAFFIC RECOMMENDATIONS** Every year the Plant City Police does its best to mitigate traffic issues coming into and leaving the Florida Strawberry Festival, however trying to place over 500,000 visitors into our City is daunting! The Plant City Police have routing solutions to expedite your arrival to the Festival and lessen your traffic frustrations. Visitors from the south: If coming from the Brandon area take State Road 60 to north bound Turkey Creek Rd. to east bound Hwy. 574 (MLK Blvd.) all the way into the Festival area, this will lead you to Red Parking or any of the numerous private residential parking areas. This is shown on the attached “South of Plant City” Map with red arrows. If you traveling from the Lakeland/Mulberry/Bartow area take State Road 60 to north bound State Road 39 (James Redman Pkwy.) then turn west on Alexander St., this will curve north, then take another west bound turn onto Reynolds St., this will lead you to Red Parking or any of the numerous private residential parking areas. This is shown on the attached “South of Plant City” Map with blue arrows. Visitors from the west bound I-4 Park Rd: Exit Interstate 4 at Park Rd. (exit 22) go south bound to Hwy. 92 (Baker St.), continue west, turn south bound on Alexander St. then west bound Reynolds St. this will lead you to Red Parking or any of the numerous private residential parking areas. This is shown on the attached “West Bound I-4” map. Visitors from the west bound I-4 Buchman Hwy. /Alexander St: Exit Interstate 4 at Buchman Hwy. /Alexander St. (exit 21) go south bound Alexander St. then west bound Reynolds St. this will lead you to Red Parking or any of the numerous private residential parking areas. This is shown on the attached “West Bound I-4” map. Visitors from east bound I-4: Exit Interstate 4 at Forbes Rd. (exit 17), proceed south to Hwy. 574 (MLK Blvd.) then east to the Festival area, this will lead you to Red Parking or any of the numerous private residential parking areas. This is shown on the attached “East Bound I-4” map. Please remember to allow plenty of travel time if you are coming for a scheduled event, traffic always increases greatly prior to a concert. Remember where you parked, it’s easy to get turned around in an unfamiliar area. Plant City has the greatest citizens in the world, if you park in a resident’s yard ask them exactly where you are, they will be more than willing to help. The Plant City Police Department wishes everyone an enjoyable time at the Strawberry Festival!

FELON WHO SHOT AT PLANT CITY POLICE OFFICERS ORDERED TO SERVE STATUTORY MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF 15 YEARS Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday today sentenced Isaac Thomas (Winter Haven, 25) to 15 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and for possessing a firearm in a school zone. Judge Merryday said Thomas is an immediate and lethal threat to the community and stated that the court had only “one intelligent” option, before sentencing him to the statutory maximum sentence. Thomas pleaded guilty on August 24, 2017. According to evidence presented during the six-hour sentencing hearing, in January 2017, Thomas and several others were ejected from a Plant City High School basketball game for fighting. They then moved to a parking lot near the school, where fighting again broke out. When officers from the Plant City Police Department responded to the scene in marked vehicles with lights and sirens activated, all but Thomas dispersed. He stood in the middle of the road as the officers arrived, aimed his weapon toward the oncoming vehicles, and fired. He then led the officers on a foot and high-speed vehicle chase that ended with Thomas’s vehicle crashing into a local business. Thomas then exited the damaged vehicle, pointed his firearm at another officer, and was ultimately shot in the buttocks. This case was investigated by the FBI and the Plant City Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Natalie Hirt Adams. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. In October 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorneys’ Offices to develop district wide crime reduction strategies, incorporating the lessons learned since the program’s inception in 2001. In the Middle District of Florida.

Recognize this wrist tattoo? If so, please contact Detective Dunnam at 813-707-2233.

The Plant City Police Department is asking for community assistance in identifying the subjects in the photographs. The vehicle is a four door Audi sedan with after market rims and low profile tires. If anyone recognizes either of the four subjects please contact Detective Dunnam at 813-707-2233 or email at MDunnam@plantcitypolice.com. All tips can remain anonymous.

The Plant City Police Department is asking for community assistance in identifying the subjects in the video. If anyone recognizes the subjects please contact Detective Honcharik at 813-707-2228 or email at RHoncharik@plantcitypolice.com.

On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 0252 hrs, an unidentified white male entered the Circle K gas station at 1514 S. Alexander St, Plant City armed with a machete and demanded money from the store's clerks. After receiving an undisclosed amount of money the suspect fled the scene on foot. The suspect was described as white male, 5'06" tall, thin build, wearing a black hooded sweater that zips up in the front, black pants, black shoes, a black headband with a green marijuana leaf, and a black bandana covering his face. If anyone has any information into the identity of the subject please contact Dt. Rader at 813-707-2271 or CRader@plantcitypolice.com.