DeLand Police Department
August 1, 2011
For immediate attention
Chief William E. Ridgway
219 W. Howry Ave DeLand, FL 32720
Lawn Equipment Thefts from Commercial Lawn Services and Garages:
Since July 27th, the DeLand Police Department has received 5 reports of thefts and attempted thefts of Lawn mowers and lawn equipment in the following areas:
· 300 block of E. New York Ave – Lawn Service Trailer
· The Timbers Subdivision- E. Orange Camp (South East DeLand) Lawn Service Trailer
· 1000 Block E. Orange Camp (South East DeLand) Lawn Service Trailer
· Forest Trace Subdivision Ave- W. Minnesota Ave (North West DeLand) – Residential Garage
Suspect Information: In the Timbers Subdivision case, a suspect was observed attempting to steal two backpack blowers from a trailer of a lawn service. The owner of the company confronted the suspect who then fled dropping the blowers. The suspect is a white male, 20 years of age with blonde hair. The suspect left the scene in a black Toyota passenger car East on Orange Camp Ave. No vehicle tag information is available.
Lawn Trailers, Garage doors should be kept secured and locked when not in use.
Report suspicious activity to the DeLand Police Department at (386) 734-1711.