Largo Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Detectives investigating credit card fraud

    Wednesday Feb 11 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers 

    Detectives with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Economic Crimes Unit need help to locate a credit card fraud suspect wanted in connection with crimes in the Largo area. In a Feb. 11 media release, detectives reported that a credit card was stolen from a wallet in a shopper's purse at the Dollar Tree, 10801 Starkey Road in Largo Jan. 17 between 1 and 1:45 p.m. A short time later, the suspect was observed using the victim's credit cards to make purchases at various locations in Largo including a CVS Pharmacy, 8905 Bryan Dairy Road.


    Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, Largo, FL

  • Dad who threw child off bridge incompetent

    Tuesday Feb 10 | via 

    The casket of Phoebe Jonchuck is carried out and put in the hearse after memorial services at Lake Magdalene Methodist Church in Tampa. AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Eve Edelheit Largo, Florida - A man accused of throwing his daughter off a bridge has been found incompetent to stand trial in her death.


    Related Topix: Lake Magdalene, FL, Largo, FL

  • Teen arrested for armed robbery

    Monday Feb 2 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers 

    A 16-year-old male was arrested Sunday, Feb. 1, and charged with armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and vehicle burglary. According to a report from the Pinellas County Sheriff's office, patrol deputies arrested Tavorik Tingling after he approached two juvenile females that were rollerblading on the Pinellas Trail near Walsingham Road in Largo about 5:58 p.m. Deputies said that Tingling pointed a gun at the two females and demanded their cell phones.


    Related Topix: Pinellas County, FL, Largo, FL

  • 2nd evaluation ordered for John Jonchuck

    Thursday Jan 29 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 

    A judge agreed to an additional mental health evaluation for John Jonchuck, the man accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter by throwing her off a bridge near the Sunshine Skyway. 2nd evaluation ordered for John Jonchuck A judge agreed to an additional mental health evaluation for John Jonchuck, the man accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter by throwing her off a bridge near the Sunshine Skyway.


    Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Largo, FL, Pinellas County, FL

  • Largo man faces death penalty

    Tuesday Jan 27 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers 

    Jury deliberations were expected to begin this week in the first-degree murder trial of a Largo man. That same jury convicted Joel Adrian Cruz, 29, of the first-degree murder of a two-year-old child Jan. 22. The Largo Police Department investigated the toddler's death in May 2013.


    Related Topix: Largo, FL, Death Penalty

Largo Law

Charged w/dui (1st offense) stopped for "speeding" but wasn't visibly intoxicated,refused tests so I was arrested. 2 questions: does judge consider the degree of intoxification on a dui when deciding punishment & also: I don't reside in FL. & only here for work but leaving within 1-2 months when job is done.Am I a more likely candidate to not receive some type probation,attending classes (AA)or possible jail cuz of the fact I won't be in-state much longer? I realize if judge says I'm going to jail or whatever,that I must do so but is a prosecutor more likely to rather see me gone & fines paid than have me most likely lose my job & be stuck here for 6 mo.- year over misdemeanor dui? (I take responsibility but just curious) I have no prior arrests either & work full time.
Best bet is to talk to an attorney in the County you were arrested. Without taking tests and no visible intoxication, a...
First off,I didn't think I was speeding. It was a undercover car that stopped me so I never knew he was behind me. I have out of state tags & feel he assumed I was on vacay & most likely drinking since The stop occurred close to the beach but I live 1/2 mile from location I was stopped at. I'd had 3 beers all night,wasn't swerving in car or swaying/stumbling once outside the car,took test where u follow the pen w/eyes but refused field tests cuz they are ridiculous so then he arrested me. I was not drunk! Is there any way to get it dismissed on grounds he unjustly pulled me over since he can't prove I was speeding? If they don't have to show proof of speeding,what's to stop them pulling anyone over that they want under pretense of "speeding"? Seems really messed up to me.
The smart thing to do is obtain the services of an experienced DUI attorney to represent you. Don't try to represent...
Dui ticket on Illinois license in Florida
What is your question? The answer, no matter what you ask, will probably be, "Hire an attorney to defend you."
I completed the DUI class. At that time I required a device attached to car (breathylizer) It's been 3.5 years since I've driven do I still need this device in order to get license and drive?
Unfortunately yes you do. There is no way around this requirement. You are free to call the good folks at DMV...
My friend was on a 36 month dui felony probation (leaving scene with extensive property damage) - she already violate prob once when tested positive for, the got her on violating curfew..she went out to a bar and left her 3, 7, 9 yr old home alone....police were waiting when she returned....i guess the 9 yrs old woke up and alerted a neighbor who called police.......she has been in jal for over 20 days bond on the VOP, and then they charged her with neglect of a child......why only one child? She is asking me......i don't know but they are both felony charges....she is not a criminal........going thru some tough times and made very poor decision....any possiblity they might recommend her to treatment or is she looking at serious time?
Your friend needs much more advice than can be given on a public information site. She needs to get an attorney...
Was driving 9:00AM in the morning. Coughed out with COPD and being a smoker loss sight for a second or so. Police arrest me for DUI. Bumped a rescue vehicle. Cops come and end up with a DUI. Blew all 0's on test. Asked to take a urine test and asked to speak with my lawyer about certain meds I take. They wrote a refusal. Got my license back. They now have no video. I know the officer said to use the field test because I did to good.
You need to talk to a lawyer about your discovery. Did you perform field sobriety exercises? Did the officers "switch...
I have never been in trouble in 64 years and I think it was a little much the first time
If you plead to a DUI over a .15, the judge is required to order the interlock device to be placed on your car. DMV...