CRIME & SAFETY
Pasco County Man Killed in Pedestrian Accident
NEW PORT RICHEY, FLa.- A 67-year-old man was killed Sunday night after troopers say he walked into the path of traffic on Seven Springs Blvd. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, around 11:00pm Sunday night, a Chevy Cruze driven by a 19-year-old New Port Richey man, was traveling northbound on Seven Springs Boulevard.
Pasco Deputies Searching For Missing, Runaway 15-Year-Old Niko Rella
PASCO COUNTY, Fla.- Pasco Sheriff’s deputies are currently searching for Niko Rella, a missing/runaway 15-year-old....
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Missing Person, and Property Damage incidents hit New Port Richey
This week in New Port Richey, Florida, there were three notable incidents. The first incident involved a shooting at the Trinity Palms at Seven Springs apartments, resulting in the death of an adult man who attempted to break into a residence while carrying a weapon. The second incident was the disappearance of a 13-year-old boy named Lucas Mueller, who was later found safe. Lastly, there were multiple instances of property damage caused by a gray or silver sedan involved in shootings across different areas of Port Richey, Hudson, and New Port Richey.
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...
New Port Richey Teenager, Carlos Juan Jr., Found Safe After Disappearance
Carlos Juan Jr., a 15-year-old boy, was reported missing in New Port Richey. He was last seen on November 24. He wore a white Nike sweatshirt, blue jean shorts, white sneakers, and a black/white hat. The Pasco Sheriff's deputies were looking for him.
Find Cassidy: Search for Missing Teen
Please SHARE this news story. Help Us Bring Cassidy Home. By Ciara Perez, News Reporter | iSkyCreations - News & Media (iskynews.com) Pasco County, Florida - Pasco Sheriff's deputies are continuing their active search for Cassidy Foxworth, a 17-year-old who has been reported missing/runaway. Cassidy, who measures 5'8" in height and weighs approximately 150 lbs, possesses distinct features such as blonde hair and captivating green eyes, making them easily identifiable. The last known sighting of Cassidy was in the Cobbler Drive area of Lutz on the evening of November 23rd. During that time, Cassidy was dressed in a casual ensemble comprising of a hoodie, jeans, and comfortable slippers.
Weekly Safety Report: Pedestrian Fatality and Missing Teen in Hudson, Florida
Two incidents occurred in Hudson, Florida this week. In the first incident, a 59-year-old man was struck and killed by two vehicles while walking on SR-52. The second incident involves the search for a missing or runaway 17-year-old named Markum Boles.
Firefighters Battle Residential Blaze In Lutz Monday
LUTZ, Fla. – Hillsborough County Fire Rescue battled a residential structure fire in Lutz late...
Local Alert: 31-Year-Old Man, Joshua Comacho, Missing from New Port Richey Area
Pasco Sheriff’s deputies are currently searching for Joshua Comacho, a missing 31-year-old. Joshua is 5’9”, around 170 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Joshua was last seen around 3:00 a.m. on Nov. 23, in the Fenway Ct. area of New Port Richey. Joshua was last seen wearing a dark blue, long sleeve shirt, blue jeans and no shoes. If you have any information on Joshua’s whereabouts, please call the Pasco Sheriff’s Non-Emergency Line at 727-847-8102, option 7, or report tips online at PascoSheriff.com/tips.Visit here for more details.
HCSO seeks help solving 2018 homicide case
The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) is asking the public to help them solve a five-year-old homicide case. HCSO Deputy Public Information Office (PIO) Michael Terry said that the case began in the early morning hours of Oct. 16, 2018, when multiple gunmen entered a Spring Hill home belonging to Alek Smith. While his girlfriend and their infant slept in nearby bedrooms, Smith confronted the home invaders, who subsequently killed him.
Local Alert: Pasco Sheriff's Office Seeks Public Assistance in Search for Missing Holiday Resident, Darnell Jordan
Pasco Sheriff's deputies are searching for a missing person, Darnell Jordan. This 30-year-old man is 6'3' and weighs about 190 lbs. He was last seen on November 23rd in the Holiday area, on Sparrow Dr.
Spring Hill man convicted of trafficking turtles for eventual sale in China
A Spring Hill man could spend a maximum of ten years in federal prison after pleading guilty to violating the Lacey Act Trafficking by selling Florida Box Turtles, Loggerhead Musk Turtles, and Ornate Diamondback terrapins to a customer in Oregon, who in turn sold them to his customers in China. Enacted in 1900, the Lacey Act is intended to stop the trafficking of illegally obtained wildlife, fish and plants.
Kissimmee man faces DUI charges after wrong-way crash leaves 2 with serious injuries
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – A Kissimmee man was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol in Hillsborough County early Thursday, accused of drunken driving in a wrong-way crash that left two others with serious injuries. The crash occurred around 1:45 a.m. on northbound State Road 589, south of State Road 568...
Deputies wrangle 7-foot gator found on trail
Deputies moved the gator from a public hiking trail at Tarpon Springs.
Florida Coast Guard Rescues Couple and Dog from Sinking Sailboat
Amid distressing circumstances, a couple and their dog faced a perilous situation as their sailboat began taking in water while adrift about 90 miles off Florida's Gulf Coast. The US Coast Guard swiftly responded to a distress call, receiving an alert indicating water infiltration through a damaged porthole on the mariners' vessel.
Brooksville 18-year-old drives through oncoming traffic, crashes with trooper during high-speed chase: FHP
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Florida Highway Patrol arrested an 18-year-old after he led officers and state troopers on a chase in Pasco County, according to authorities. Officials said at about 2:14 a.m., troopers were called in to assist local law enforcement in a chase on Trouble Creek Road.
Pedestrian dies after being struck by 2 cars in Pasco County, FHP says
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A pedestrian died after being hit by two cars Sunday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Around 7:15 p.m., a 59-year-old man from Hudson was hit at the intersection of SR-52 and Paradise Pointe Way. In successive order, a 42-year-old Hudson woman in...