Dunedin Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Habel trial coming to an end

    5 hrs ago | via Star News Group 

    Last week, the trial of James F. Habel, who headed Wall Schools for years until his retirement in 2012, was turned over to the defense after the state rested its case. Since then, the defense has presented a slew of witnesses.

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  • Jays outfielder Saunders injures knee, likely out un...

    6 hrs ago | via CBS Atlanta 

    Lawyers for a young mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son by force-feeding him salt decided not to call her as a witness and will make their final argument to the jury. A woman accused of force feeding her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, a prosecutor said Thursday at her trial.

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  • Teen arrested for child porn possession

    Thursday Feb 19 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers 

    Detectives assigned to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Special Victims Unit arrested a 16-year-old male at his home in Dunedin Feb. 18 after he allegedly threatened to post nude photos of a juvenile victim. According to the sheriff's report, detectives received information Dec. 18, 2014, that a female victim had been manipulated by an alleged "15-year-old boy from Australia" to send him sexually explicit photos.

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  • Florida couple assassinate parents' Labrador retriev...

    Saturday Jan 31 | via Examiner.com 

    The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arrested a Dunedin couple on Wednesday for assassinating a Labrador retriever named Daisy, reports the NewYorkDailyNews. The bizarre and disturbing story began when Daniel Adams, 34, and his girlfriend Lauren Curran, 29, traveled from their home in Dunedin to the home of Adams' parents in Tarpon Springs with the intention of killing his parents four-year-old Lab because she nipped one of their dogs .

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  • Florida couple kills dog with fatal injection: charges

    Saturday Jan 31 | via New York Daily News 

    Daniel Adams and his girlfriend, Lauren Curran, executed his parents' pet Labrador, Daisy, and stole their iPad to make it look like a break-in, authorities say. Lauren Curran, 29, of Dunedin, Fla., faces animal cruelty charges in the death of a dog that belonged to her boyfriend's parents.

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  • Five arrested for passing phony currency

    Thursday Jan 29 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers 

    Pinellas County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Dunedin man Jan. 27 they believe is the source of counterfeit currency that was passed by four other Dunedin residents at local businesses. Detectives assigned to the Economics Crime Unit began an investigation in August 2014 after learning of two cases in which counterfeit bills had been used at area businesses.

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  • Dunedin couple charged after dog killed

    Thursday Jan 29 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers 

    A Dunedin couple was charged with burglary, cruelty to animals and child abuse Jan. 28 as part of an investigation into a burglary by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Daniel Eric Adams, 34, and Lauren M. Curran, 28, were booked into the Pinellas County Jail the same day.

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  • Deputies: Pair rob home to cover up killing dog

    Thursday Jan 29 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 

    Deputies say a man broke into his parents' house with the purpose of killing the family dog... and then stole an iPad to make the crime appear to be a burglary. Deputies: Pair rob home to cover up killing dog Deputies say a man broke into his parents' house with the purpose of killing the family dog... and then stole an iPad to make the crime appear to be a burglary.

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    Related Topix: Tarpon Springs, FL, Dunedin, FL

  • Dunedin couple accused of killing dog

    Thursday Jan 29 | via St. Petersburg Times 

    A man and a woman were arrested Wednesday on charges that they killed a relative's dog, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said. According to the Sheriff's Office, Alan and Laura Adams reported a burglary Monday at their house at 1593 Mary Lane in Tarpon Springs.

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  • Business office worker testifies

    Thursday Jan 29 | via Star News Group 

    The trial of James Habel, the former Wall Township superintendent accused of defrauding the school district of more than $350,000, continued yesterday morning with testimony from an employee who worked in the district's business office during Mr. Habel's tenure in the district. Mr. Habel, 58, of Dunedin, Florida, formerly of Point Pleasant, was indicted in 2013 on a bundle of charges, including second-degree official misconduct, second-degree theft by deception, two counts of second-degree mortgage fraud, first-degree financial facilitation of criminal activity, third degree theft by failure to make required disposition of property, and several counts of falsifying or tampering with records.

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  • Prosecution furthers case

    Tuesday Jan 27 | via Star News Group 

    The trial of a former Wall Township superintendent accused of defrauding the school district of more than $350,000 has been heating up over the last two weeks. Currently, James F. Habel, Ed.D., 58, of Dunedin, Florida, formerly of Point Pleasant, faces numerous counts against him, including charges of second-degree official misconduct, second-degree theft by deception, two counts of second-degree mortgage fraud, first-degree financial facilitation of criminal activity, third-degree theft by failure to make required disposition of property and several counts of falsifying or tampering with records.

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Dunedin Law

I'm disable with 3 children, my father has given me an opportunity to work. the only problem is he lives in Ga. I understand what the fl. statute says,but, is my license valid when crossing state lines? It is necessary driving for work purposes.
Unless there is a separate Ga suspension or unless the Fl restricted license is restricted only to Fl, you should be...
Pinellas county FL
It depends on if you provided a breath sample or not. DMV may still require DUI school based on an administrative...
ticket was for dwlsr and no seatbelt, but was driving on a revoked after 3 duis......last one, I did 15 days jail time
It may have something to do with the "K" function in the software used in Pinellas, this pulls up the activity of a case.
ok - the info i got was charged under 322.34 (2)(a)/M - arrested may 24 at 11:30/ released on 1000.00 bond on May 25 - she is all messed up and will not answer her phone.....I am not quite sure how or if I can help - she had a dui in fl in 1986 - has a mess of speeding and failure to yields, 2 more duis's in 2010 one with bac over .15 (did 15 days jail) - lic revoked for 10 yrs with possiblity of hardship in 2 yrs......so she ws knwingly driving on a revoked lic....I see no other charge than dwlsr - why was she stopped to start with....called court house and said because she made appearance already the june 19 date she gave me is no longer valid but they do not have new date yet.....says awaiting trial? clerk of court did tell me that wld be in 49th - I am not quite sure hw to help.......
There's really nothing you can do to help her case. You could hire an attorney to handle her case. It's always...
she had no insurance , i was never told i could file for restitution. My life has been ruined since this accident and my car is getting reposesed because i refuse to pay 315 a month for a damaged car. my insurance company dropped me a week after the accident on false accusations. Help Please. i dont know what to do.
Sit down with a personal injury attorney to understand all of your options! Good luck to you.
i blew0.13 my licsence got suspendid for six months how long do i have to have rfr44 insurance
You can apply for a hardship driver's license after 30 days unless the court order was longer than the usual 30 days. I'...
I got pulled over and i was wondering if i would go to jail for my first DUI in the state of florida i have a perfect driving record and i passed all the tests but one but i still have my license and it is not suspended or revoked so what will happen to me
You will probably not go to jail for your first dui in florida unless the facts are very bad--such as a bad accident....