The Crime Report: Dec. 25, 2011
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Arrests

Aggravated battery

• Police arrested a 38-year-old man last Saturday after they said he scratched his pregnant girlfriend while trying to get her out of a friend’s car.

Police said the girlfriend had scratches and bruises up and down her arms, some which appeared to have prick marks. Police said the woman was very intoxicated and eventually told them the marks were from the man. When police spoke with the man, he told police that he did not give the woman the marks and he was just trying to get her out of a friend’s car. Additionally he told police the pregnant woman was under the influence of Xanax, Oxycodone and alcohol.

Dario Virgilio Pantojas was charged with aggravated battery, offender knew the victim was pregnant, and taken to the Seminole County jail.

Weapon possession

• Police arrested two Sanford men, 22 and 20-years-old, Tuesday after they said the men had cocaine and marijuana and a handgun in their vehicle.

Police said they stopped the men on a traffic stop because the license plate on their car came back as stolen. When police pulled the men over, they said they could smell marijuana in the car, and noticed the men trying to hide something under the seat. After the men were secured, police said they searched the car and found a handgun, marijuana and cocaine. In route to the jail, police said the men discussed who would take responsibility for the items, and one man decided to take the “rap.” Once at the jail, the man who decided to take responsibility changed his mind after realizing the gun found in the car was part of an investigation of an armed robbery.

Leroy Tobias Lockwood, of Anderson Avenue, was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana and cocaine and possession of drug equipment. Travious Rashad Lowe, of Lowe Castle Lane, was charged with possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and violation of probation. Both were taken to the Seminole County jail.

Hit-and-run

• Police arrested a 32-year-old Sanford man Wednesday after they said he hit another vehicle then left the scene of the crash.

Police said the victim in the crash identified the car and was able to tell the police the address of the suspect. When police arrived, they observed damage to other car and the man told police “the sun got in my eyes” and he reasoned he had left the scene of the crash because, “my license is bad.”

Aaron Letroy Knight, of McKay Boulevard, was charged with driving with a suspended license, hit-and-run and probation violation and taken to the Seminole County jail.

Larceny

• Police arrested a 19-year-old Sanford woman Dec. 6 after they said she tried to steal a cell phone from Best Buy on Rinehart Road.

Police said the woman walked into the bathroom and removed the packaging from the cell phone, but was confronted by the store’s loss prevention officer after exiting the restroom.

Amber Vosney, of Idyllwilde Drive, was charged with larceny and taken to the Seminole County jail.

• Police arrested a 21-year-old Lake Mary woman after they said she tried to steal shoe inserts, accessories and underwear.

Police said the woman tried to conceal the items in her purse and did not attempt to pay for them before exiting the store.

Brittney Megan Dils, of Weybridge Court, was charged with larceny and issued a notice to appear in court.

• Police arrested a 54-year-old Sanford man Tuesday after they said he tried to steal soap and a do-rag from Family Dollar on French Avenue.

Police said the man fled on foot, but they were able to track him down. When they found him he told police, “I didn’t steal anything. I gave it back to them.”

Theodore Williams was charged with larceny and violation of probation and taken to the Seminole County jail.

• Police arrested a 34-year-old Sanford man Wednesday after they said he tried to steal a large amount of cologne from the Walmart on Rinehart Road and then fled from police in his car.

Police said an employee of the store observed the man putting cologne in a Walmart bag. The employee said the man attempted to leave the store without paying and when security stopped him and escorted him to the office, the man ran off and got in his car. Police were able to get behind the suspect and followed him until he tried to leave on foot, where police finally stopped him.

Leanthony Kit West, of Old England Loop, was charged with fleeing and eluding police, larceny, and driving with a suspended license. He was taken to the Seminole County jail.

• Police arrested a 23-year-old Sanford woman Wednesday after they said she tried to steal clothing from a store in the Seminole Towne Center.

Sonia Maria Ramos was charged with larceny and issued a notice to appear in court.

Conditional release violation

• Police arrested a 25-year-old Sanford man Wednesday after they said he went to an apartment complex seven times that he was not supposed to be in.

Police said the man’s GPS tracking unit alerted them that he had violated the terms of his release.

Juan Luis Rodriguez, of Odham Drive, was charged with violation of conditional release and taken to the Seminole County jail.

Disorderly intoxication

• Police arrested a 43-year-old Sanford man Thursday after they said he was intoxicated on Hidden Arbor Circle and would not leave or go home.

Police said they offered the man a ride to his home, but when they got there it was determined he did not live at the residence. Police said they tried to calm the man down however he threatened to kill the police and said, “I’m not going to make this easy.”

Jorge Luis Gonzalez Colon, of E. Coleman Circle, was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer without violence. He was taken to the Seminole County jail.

Incidents

• A man on Empire Place made a report to police Tuesday that someone entered his residence while he was sleeping and stole the contents of his wallet and his wife’s purse. The man told police he woke two separate times in the night and noticed his bedroom door was open, which he had closed. The first time he said he checked the residence and did not find anything disturbed. The second time he noticed his wallet and wife’s purse emptied in the living room and a back window was pried open.

• A woman in the Seminole Garden Apartments on W. 5ths Street reported to police Tuesday that someone broke her front windows. A neighbor also said he saw someone running from the residence. The damage was estimated at $300.

• A man on Pine Ridge Circle reported to police Tuesday that someone broke into his vehicle and stole a jacket and a set of City of Longwood keys. He estimated the cost of the stolen items at $150.

• A woman in Logan Heights reported to police Tuesday that someone broke into her vehicle and threw papers from her glove box all over the car. Nothing appeared to be missing.

• A woman who was visiting Healthcare and Rehab of Sanford on Mellonville Avenue reported to police Tuesday that someone took her cell phone after she left it in her father’s room.

• A woman on Pinecrest Drive reported to police Tuesday that she saw a man at her neighbor’s home trying to break in. She told police she heard a loud banging noise and knowing her neighbor wasn’t home, checked on the residence. She said a man under the carport said he was trying to reach a friend, then rode off on a bicycle. Police noticed a window had been broken and a chair was pulled up under the window.

• Employees of several auto-related companies reported to police Tuesday that someone had used fraudulent credit cards to pay for auto parts and maintenance. Police believe the cards are being used by two men and a woman.

• A woman on Fox Quarry Lane reported to police Tuesday that someone stole her laptop.

• A woman on Hidden Lake Drive reported to police Tuesday that someone broke in her home and stole a package that contained a bedspread a friend sent her. The value of the stolen property was $500.

• A woman on Lakeside Circle reported to police Tuesday that someone broke into her home by breaking a backdoor window and stole approximately $20 in change. She estimated the damage to the window to be $500.

• An employee at Perfumania in the Seminole Towne Center reported to police that a man stole three colognes from the store. Another employee attempted to chase the man in the parking lot, however he got away in a maroon colored SUV.

• Police reported a suspicious car on Myrtle Avenue and eventually found it was reported stolen out of Orange County. Police said they were able to lift a fingerprint from the inside of the vehicle. They also contacted the car owner to tell them it had been found.

• Police reported that an employee of Harvest Time International asked an officer to look at a bill they believed was counterfeit. The bill turned out to be fake, although police did not arrest anyone.

• A man on Summerlin Avenue reported to police Wednesday that someone stole his license plate from his vehicle.

• Two woman reported to police Wednesday that a man scammed them by allowing them to work as “in home” telemarketers and never paid them. Furthermore, they told police the man threatened them when they kept after them to get their money. The two said they were working from a database of names with the last four numbers of people’s social security numbers. The women were supposed to obtain the people’s address, social security number and credit card number in an effort to lower their interest rate. They both told police they would forward the information to the man. They said they did not realize he had a lengthy criminal history and when they did, they realized he was scamming people.

• Two witnesses on E. 13th Street told police they saw a bearded man take a flat-screen television from a residence and drive off in a white car. When police checked the residence they said they found a broken window, the doors open and a television missing. When the victim was contacted, she told police she was having trouble with someone that drove a white car.

• An employee of the Monroes Place Hotel on Palmetto Avenue reported to police Wednesday that someone stole $2,416 in electronics from the hotel manager’s office. The employee said the door to the office was left unlocked, but closed, and when he returned to work the door was open.

• Police found that a home on Holly Avenue had an air conditioning unit stolen. The home was vacant and police have been unable to contact the owner.

• A man having dinner at the Sanford Civic Center on Wednesday reported to police that someone took his shoulder bag which contained several prescriptions and his bottom dentures. No witness came forward for the crime.

• A man on E. Airport Boulevard reported to police Wednesday that someone entered his carport and stole two ATVs, valued at $600 each.

• A man on Clairmont Avenue reported to police Wednesday that someone stole his laptop from his residence. He suspected a former roommate who was picking up clothing at the time may have taken it.