Cops Say Man Tried to Steal Clock off Station Wall

Two men are in the Bay County Jail after attempting to steal a clock off the wall of the Panama City Police Station.

Dennis W. Baugham, 51, and Michael A. Marquez, 34, were fighting near the Hathaway Bridge about 3 a.m. Tuesday when police were called to the scene.

Panama City police found the pair in the possession of a shopping cart taken from a store a few miles from the bridge, along with new camping items such as a tent, camping stove, and camping fuel, which the police said they believe was stolen as well.

Both men were taken to the Panama City Police station.

As officers tried to figure out who owned the camping equipment, officers monitoring Marquez saw him take a clock from the wall of an interview room and try to hide it in his backpack. Officers retrieved the clock.

Both men were charged with possession of a stolen shopping cart, while Marquez was also charged with petit theft. Both men were booked into the Bay County Jail.

Police said they are continuing to try to determine who owned the camping equipment. Anyone with additional information should contact Detective Lanier, 850-872-3112, or Crime Stoppers at 850-785-TIPS.