Recent Crime News
Wednesday May 20 | via St. Petersburg Times
Arthur Landau was fired from his job at Dimmitt Chevrolet in February when he stole an Impala from the dealership, arrest reports state. But on March 10, police say, he returned while the cleaning crew was working, slipped through an open gate, broke into a cabinet containing keys, and drove off in a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, which police located April 13 in Tarpon Springs. Comment?
Monday May 18 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
The Largo Police Department arrested three suspects for fraud after a car chase May 12. Haley Thompson, 19, of Hudson, Robert James Murphy, 37, of New Port Richey and Shane Happel, 35, of Tampa were taken into custody and face multiple charges. Largo Officer Michael Blickensdorf was about to begin a pedestrian enforcement detail the afternoon of May 12 when he heard a call about a fraud in progress. Comment?
Saturday May 16 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Two bystanders are being credited with the assist in the arrest of a suspect in connection with the May 15 robbery of a credit union in unincorporated Largo. According to a media release from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, the robbery occurred about 12:46 p.m. at Grow Financial Federal Credit Union, 10801 Starkey Road in unincorporated Largo. Comment?
Friday May 15 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office announced May 15 that several local law enforcement agencies had collaborated to arrest 32 suspects during Operation Street Sweep, which occurred from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 14. The operation targeted individuals with outstanding warrants in central Pinellas. According to a media release, law enforcement focused on felony warrants issued in the last four years and misdemeanor warrants issued in the past two year. Comment?
Friday May 8 | via Miami New Times
Weird things happen every week in Florida. Every Friday we're here to bring you the weirdest. Comment?
Thursday May 7 | via WAAF-FM Brighton
Remember when you were in school and your parents would take you out for ice cream if you got good grades? Times have REALLY changed. 36-year-old Chad Mudd of Largo, Florida and his 34-year-old wife Joey have 13 and 14-year-old daughters. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 29 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Largo police announced Wednesday morning that a suspect wanted in connection with a series of recent robberies had been arrested. Jose Luis Collazo Rodriguez, 30, was arrested just after 10:30 p.m. April 28 after fleeing from a robbery at Long John Silvers, 351 S. Missouri Ave. Police said the robbery occurred about 10:05 p.m. According to a media release, Largo police 'flooded the area' after Tuesday night's robbery, searching for the suspect. Comment?
Apr 19, 2015 | via St. Petersburg Times
They found the fliers on their doors in December, bearing the stiff-jawed mug shot of the stranger in Apartment 211. Michael Shepard told his new neighbors not to worry: It was a Romeo and Juliet affair that got him locked up; a preacher's daughter, her angry father. Comment?
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