Crime Watch June 12, 2021

Help needed
At 4:44 p.m., June 2, Brandon deputies responded to a suicidal person driving. The call was from a friend and roommate of the man. There was no one at the residence, and the complainant said he received photos of text messages in which the subject was saying he was going to kill himself. Eventually, while trying to contact the subject via friends and family, he arrived on the scene. He appeared distraught. He wanted to get help. Deputies took him to the hospital for an evaluation.
At 10:27 p.m., June 2, Brandon deputies responded to a report of a burglary in the 800 block of Oakwood Road. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the victim, who said he left his residence around noon that day, and returned home around 10:15 p.m. and discovered someone had broken into his home and stole some of his belongings. He saw that nearly every room had been rifled through and did not know who would have done that. It was noted that the suspect or suspects made entry through the sliding glad door. The victim said he had locked the door but it does not latch well. The suspect or suspects also attempted to gain entry through the front window, which was partially open. The screen was bent and pulled outward, which was not the case prior to that night. There was no evidence at the scene. The items stolen included a pair of expensive tennis shoes, prescription medication, beer and soda. There was no one who directly witnessed the crime. The case was forwarded to the detective bureau.
At 5 p.m., June 7, Brandon deputies were patrolling in the area of Oakhill Road and Dogwood Blvd. Deputies noticed a vehicle pull out of a parking lot and fail to yield to oncoming traffic. Deputies initiated a traffic stop and approached the vehicle. Deputies asked the driver to license, registration and proof of insurance. The driver explained that all she had was a license because it was her boyfriend’s vehicle. She later found the registration and showed it to deputies. Deputies ran a LEIN search and found that she had two warrants and a suspended driver’s license. Deputies placed her under arrest for driving with a license suspended and possible warrants. The owner of the vehicle arrived on scene as well. The warrants were verified, both of which were to advise and release. She was issued a citation and given two warnings about her current warrants. The owner of the vehicle was told to drive the vehicle back to his house, which he did.

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