CRIME & SAFETY
Man confesses to killing brother: Largo police
According to officials, 41-year-old Joshua Robert Brinkley shot and killed his brother in their home early Saturday morning. When police arrived at the scene Brinkley reportedly stated, "I just killed my brother in my house."
St. Petersburg Trio Arrested for Theft of Electronics in Port Charlotte
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -A group of three individuals from St. Petersburg attempted to take advantage of the biggest holiday shopping weekend by stealing electronics in Southwest Florida. On Sunday, Robert Terrell, 35, seized an opportunity for a steal while browsing at a Best Buy store in Port Charlotte.
Seminole Tribe PD: Officer-involved shooting leads to suspect in custody
SEMINOLE TRIBE RESERVATION, Fla. (WSVN) — An officer-involved shooting on the Seminole Tribe Reservation has resulted in a suspect in custody. The incident, which originated from a medical call, unfolded in a commercial area, prompting a search for the suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Solomon Eugene Terry. According to...
Man Arrested for Murder After Confessing to Killing His Brother
A man was arrested and charged with murder on Saturday morning after allegedly confessing to police that he killed his brother.
Pinellas Park woman killed crossing 66th Street
KENNETH CITY — A pedestrian died Nov. 21 when she attempted to cross 66th Street North and stepped into the path of a minivan. The Florida Highway Patrol said a Toyota Sienna driven by a 42-year-old Safety Harbor woman was northbound on 66th when the pedestrian, a 36-year-old Pinellas Park woman, was struck north of 54th Avenue North.
Suspected Ybor City shooter will remain jailed until trial, judge says
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A judge ruled Monday that a 22-year-old suspect in a Halloween weekend mass shooting in Ybor City will remain jailed until his trial, according to the State Attorney’s Office. The State Attorney’s Office argued in court that Tyrell Phillips is a danger to the...
Suspected DUI driver smashes into Sling Shot, sending teen over I-275 barrier wall: FHP
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA)— A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash that seriously injured a 19-year-old man on Interstate 275 on Sunday night, authorities said. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Dane Anthony Jones, 23, of Dunedin, was driving an Infiniti sedan...
Weekly Safety Report: DUI Arrest, Fatal Crash, Aggravated Battery, and Wrong-Way Collision in Pinellas County, Florida
This week in Pinellas County, Florida, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a DUI arrest involving Nick Hogan, the son of Hulk Hogan, a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash, an aggravated battery incident at a car show, and a serious crash caused by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 75.
Florida Man Arrested for Threatening NYC Subway Mass Shooting on Thanksgiving
Wednesday marked the apprehension of a 19-year-old Floridian who threatened to carry out a mass shooting on Thanksgiving Day in a crowded New York City subway via the Internet. The individual responsible for the alleged threat has been identified by Pinellas Park police as Robert Trout III. WFLA, citing an...
Motorcyclist injured in Seminole crash
SEMINOLE — A motorcyclist was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Nov. 21 after he crashed into a pickup truck on Park Street North in Seminole. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said David Lindholm, 67, was westbound on County Road 16 on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle about 4:30 p.m. when he stopped at the Park Street stop sign. He entered the intersection and struck a southbound Ford F-150 driven by Nicholas Montecalvo, 16.
Operation Get Stuffed: Tampa Bay Initiative Targets Driving Under Influence
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office conducted “Operation Stuffed,” a Tampa Bay area multiple-agency initiative to combat driving under the influence, making nearly 300 traffic stops and more than 40 DUI arrests from Wednesday, November 22, 2023, to Sunday, November 26, 2023. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office released...
Pedestrian struck, killed
PINELLAS PARK — A pedestrian died Nov. 21 after stepping into the path of a vehicle on 49th Street North. Police said a Dodge Charger was northbound on the 8300 block of 49th Street at 9:33 p.m. when the crash occurred. The victim was pronounced dead after being transported...
Pinellas County Detectives Investigating Death Of 76-Year-Old Inmate
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – Detectives assigned to the Robbery/Homicide Unit are investigating the death of...
Tennessee Fugitive Arrested After Hot Dog Purchase in Florida
An accused child rapist and escaped prisoner was captured in Florida after being recognized by a convenience store attendant while trying to buy a hot dog.
Weekly Safety Report: Teenager Critically Injured by Trolley, Racing Incident on Gandy Bridge in St. Petersburg, FL
A 15-year-old girl is in critical condition after being struck by a PSTA trolley in St. Petersburg. The incident occurred when the girl, Tammy Burch, crossed the road after exiting a bus. She was transported to the hospital and remains in critical condition. In another incident, a 20-year-old and 19-year-old were arrested for racing over the Gandy Bridge. A state trooper witnessed the two cars, a green Dodge Charger and a black Infinity, speeding side by side. Both incidents occurred within the same week in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Miami teen held in Pinellas bomb threat
LARGO — A juvenile from Miami has been arrested on charges he threatened to send a bomb to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The teenager posted the message on the Sheriff’s Office Instagram account. Pinellas detectives working with the Miami Police Department were able to identify the...
Sheriff’s Office responds to interstate deer collision
Christian County Sheriffs were called to the scene after a Florida woman’s vehicle suffered damages after reportedly running over a deer on Interstate 24 on November 23. Jenna Carter of Seminole, Florida was traveling eastbound near the 89-mile marker on Interstate 24 in Oak Grove when a car traveling directly ahead of her reportedly hit a deer. According to Carter, she then ran over the deer which resulted in severe damage to the front bumper of her vehicle.
Man hurt in St. Pete shootout, police say
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — The St. Petersburg Police Department investigated a shooting early Friday morning that left a man in the hospital. According to police, a group of people were gathered outside on 17th Avenue South, in the area of 46th Street, at about 1:37 a.m. when two people began shooting at each other.