Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The victim pulled into a gas station to get help as they were driving on Gulf Boulevard in Treasure Island, police said.
A St. Petersburg man was arrested by Treasure Island Police last month after he allegedly struck with his hand a person who was driving a car as the two of them traveled on Gulf Boulevard. George Jenkins, of St. Petersburg, was arrested May 5 and charged with felony domestic battery after he intentionally hit the victim, whose identity was not released, police said. The arrest affidavit said the two got into an argument, then Jenkins "began to strike the victim with his hand." Police said the victim pulled into a Rally gas station to get help. That is where two witnesses saw Jenkins hit the victim with his hand, according to police. Jenkins, 41, is currently awaiting trial on a $15,000 bond. He has two previous misdemeanor battery charges…
Monday, May 13, 2013
National Police Week gets under way, with a national "virtual" roll call of the fallen officers in every state. The memorial includes a tribute page to a fallen officer in Belleair, Florida.
National Police Week kicks off this week, with a remembrance virtually of fallen officers across the United States, including 762 in Florida. The virtual national roll call includes a Belleair police officer who died in the line of duty from "gun fire," according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. The website includes a comprehensive, state-by-state list of fallen officers in the line of duty. Officer Jeffery Warren Tackett of the Belleair Police Dept. died on Sunday, June 13, 1993. "Cause: Gunfire." Tackett was shot and killed by a suspect whom the officer was trying to arrest. The suspect grabbed the 28-year-old handgun and shot him. Tonight the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will hold a candlelight vigil in Washington, …
We compile the odd, unusual "oh my gosh" police items from throughout the Tampa Bay region.
A 66-year-old Sarasota man faces a drug charge, after police allege that he ran a large-scale retail marijuana operation that involved receiving weekly deliveries of high-grade cannabis at his home that he repackaged into smaller quantities and sold at a profit. Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino held a press conference Monday, May 6, to announce the arrest of Anthony Snead, in connection to a six-month undercover operation. He was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to sell. Detectives estimate that Snead paid approximately $780,000 to $1 million per year for the cannabis, which he then resold for more money. A man tried to sell 25 brass vases that had been stolen from plots at a Bradenton cemetery, authorities said …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Four people were rescued Sunday after the 21-foot boat they were on capsized near Clearwater Pass, according to the Coast Guard.
Four people were rescued Sunday, May 12, after the 21-foot boat they were on capsized near Clearwater Pass, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. A good Samaritan contacted the Coast Guard Station Sand Key around 5:47 p.m via radio the vessel was seen capsizing, which caused four people to go into the water, officials reported. A Coast Guard crew and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of the capsized boat. The Coast Guard removed one person from the water, the sheriff's office rescued two people and a good Samaritan got another individual out of the water, authorities said. All four rescued people were taken to the Belleair Boat Ramp with no injuries, officials reported. The vessel was towed to the boat ramp by Boat …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Two people were rescued from Coast Guard crewmembers approximately one mile east of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on their 19-foot boat.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescue dtwo people a mile east of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge May 9 after their boat began taking on water near the center span of the Skyway bridge. According to the Coast Guard, members of Sea Tow contacted Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg watchstanders at 4:47 p.m. Thursday, and reported the people aboard were in need of assistance. A 25-foot Response Boat — Small crew from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg arrived on scene and was able to control the flooding, a news release said. They placed the boat in tow and transported them to Demens Landing Marina in St. Petersburg. Two people were rescued from Coast Guard crewmembers approximately one mile east of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on their 19-foot boat. No …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
A St. Petersburg man was arrested by Treasure Island Police, who said he threatened to kill himself and another person.
A St. Petersburg man is accused of threatening to kill himself and a woman with a gun, according to Treasure Island Police. Matthew Warren Beller, 46, was arrested April 28 on the charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felony battery/domestic and felon in possession of a firearm. All three counts are felony charges. According to a Pinellas County Sheriff's report, Beller threatened the victim with a Grendel P10 .380 pistol. Beller is awaiting trial at the Pinellas County Jail. Bail is set at $60,000 for all three charges. _________________________________________________________________ Sign up for the Pinellas Beaches Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The following report shows charges associated with residents arrested by Treasure Island Police and Indian Shores Police and booked at Pinellas County Jail between April 30-May 6.
The following report shows charges associated with residents arrested by Treasure Island Police and Indian Shores Police and booked at Pinellas County Jail. Being arrested on charges does not mean a person has been convicted of the crime. No bookings reported. No bookings reported. Anna Kuhlman, 38, of St. Pete Beach, was arrested by Indian Shores Police on a DUI charge. She was released on her own recognizance. No bookings reported. Victor Wesley, 27, of Tampa, was arrested by Treasure Island Police on misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana. He was released from jail on a $150 bond. Charles Bolt, 50, of Treasure Island, was arrested by Treasure Island Police on misdemeanor charges of domestic battery. He was released on his own…
A man who stole a credit card during a February car break-in was then using it to make purchases around the Tampa Bay area, according to authorities.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The 45-year-old driver was traveling in Madeira Beach when he lost control of his bike, hitting a guard rail.
A motorcycle driver's leg was severed when he lost control of the bike and crashed in Madeira Beach, WTSP.com reports. Donald Sutton, 45, suffered life-threatening injuries Monday in the accident, which occurred just before 3 p.m., according to the Pinellas County Sheriff. Sutton was driving on Duhme Causeway, when his bike hit a guardrail as he turned on to Bay Pines Interchange. The collision severed the driver's leg. Sutton was thrown from the motorcycle, with the impact causing injury to his head. He was not wearing a helmet. He was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center. Get the Pinellas Beaches Patch delivered to your email. It's free.
Valerie Quinones has been charged with aggravated domestic battery.
Treasure Island Police arrested a St. Petersburg woman April 27 after she allegedly hit another adult with a picture frame. Valerie Quinones has been charged with aggravated domestic battery with a deadly weapon. She was released from jail on a $5,000 bond. The arrest affidavit said Quinones intentionally hit the unidentified victim, "by smashing a pane of glass from a picture frame" across the victim's face. Authorities said the victim sustained a visible laceration over victim's left eye. Sign up for the Pinellas Beaches Patch email newsletter to get our top headlines delivered straight to your inbox so you won't miss a thing!