CRIME & SAFETY
Weekly Safety Report: Missing Child Found Safe, Diesel Fuel Spill Detected in Port Richey
Two incidents occurred in Port Richey, Florida this week. The first incident involved a missing and endangered 10-year-old named Izik Bittle, who has since been located and is safe. The second incident was the discovery of a large diesel fuel spill in the waters near Port Richey, with the origin of the leak unknown.
Pasco County Dry Cleaner Under Investigation Following Abrupt Closure, Police Confirm
• The Pasco Sheriff’s Office is investigating the closure of the $1.99 Cleaners on Land O’ Lakes Blvd. in Land O’ Lakes, Pasco County, Florida. • Officials have not provided any details about the investigation.
Local Authorities Investigate Unidentified Sheen on Pithlachascotee River
The U.S. Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg and the Port Richey Fire Department investigated a pollution report in the Pithlachascotee River on Monday. They found an unidentified grey sheen on the water, which they could not trace back to its source.
Gun Incident Off Campus Prompts Controlled Status at Pasco County school
PASCO COUNTY, FLa.- Pasco Sheriff’s office is reporting that Sunray Elementary School was briefly on controlled campus status as a precaution after it was reported that two individuals were seen in the vicinity of the Sunray campus carrying what appeared to be firearms. The individuals were not on the...
Man causes $5000 in damage at New Port Richey Dollar General, Police say
NEW PORT RICHEY, FLa.- A New Port Richey man was arrested Monday after he reportedly caused $5,000 in damage to equipment at a Dollar General store. According to deputies, 44-year-old Jason Dunbar of New Port Richey was arrested after he walked into the Dollar General store located on Decubellis Road and began yelling at store employees.
Deltona Man Killed In Pasco County Crash By Drunk Tampa Woman
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – A Deltona man is dead, and a Tampa woman is in...
Local Alert: 13-Year-Old Miles McDaniel Missing in New Port Richey
Pasco Sheriff’s deputies are currently searching for Miles McDaniel a missing/runaway 13-year-old. McDaniel is 5’06”, around 170 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. McDaniel was last seen on Dec. 6 around 8:15 a.m. in the Town Center Rd. area in New Port Richey. McDaniel was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, black shorts and black slides. If you have any information on McDaniel’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.
Weekly Safety Report: Stolen Vehicle, Cold Case Homicide, and Fugitive Arrested in Spring Hill, Florida
This week in Spring Hill, Florida, there were three notable incidents. Firstly, deputies located a stolen vehicle and discovered illegal narcotics on the suspects. Secondly, the Pasco Sheriff's Office is seeking information in the cold case homicide of James William Earl. Lastly, a fugitive wanted for attempted murder in Spring Hill in 2021 was arrested in Miami upon attempting to return.
Melissa hasn’t been seen since she went to meet someone she met online in Florida on July 14, 2022
The case of Melissa Ann Lemoine's disappearance presents a perplexing mystery that has yet to be solved. Aged 39, Melissa was last seen in Tampa, Florida, on July 14, 2023. Her sudden vanishing has left her loved ones and investigators searching for answers.
Port Richey seeks code enforcement officer
PORT RICHEY — The city is seeking a full-time code enforcement officer after terminating the employment of Jeffrey T. Singleton, who is charged with felony counts related to the alleged possession of child sexual assault material. Singleton, arrested Nov. 14, has been accused of secretly installing a camera in...
Tampa man arrested on DUI manslaughter charge after fatal Pasco crash
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Weekly Safety Report: Bicyclist Fatality and Vehicle Burglaries in Tarpon Springs, FL
Two incidents occurred in Tarpon Springs, Florida this week. In the first incident, a bicyclist was struck by a car at Martin Luther King Dr. and North Avenue and unfortunately died from their injuries. The second incident involved a 18-year-old man who was arrested for multiple vehicle burglaries and criminal mischief, causing approximately $53,000 in damages at a nursery on East Lake Road.
Single engine plane crashes near Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in Florida, injuring 2
Two people aboard a single-engine Cessna C172 were injured this week when their plane crashed near Zephyrhills Municipal Airport in Zephyrhills, Florida.
Mysterious Large Diesel Spill Detected in Waters Near Port Richey
• A large diesel fuel spill was discovered in the waters near Port Richey, Florida. • The spill was reported by a citizen who noticed an overpowering smell in the air. • The origin of the leak is currently unknown.
2 suspects arrested after high speed chase in New Port Richey
Two armed robbery suspects led police on a high speed chase beginning in New Port Richey and ending in Clearwater.
Search for Missing 23-Year-Old Justin Albritton
LAND O' LAKES, FL - Pasco County Sheriff's deputies are actively searching for 23-year-old Justin Albritton, who has been reported missing since the early morning hours of December 7.
Help Solve A Crime | Burglary, Port Richey
HELP SOLVE A CRIME: On Nov. 18 around 8 p.m., a suspect stole items from a business in the 10000 block of US Hwy. 19 in Port Richey. The suspect left in a white SUV. If you have any information on this case, submit a tip to the Pasco Sheriff’s Crime Tips Line at 1-800-706-2488 and reference case number 23040964. You can also submit a tip online at pascosheriff.com/tips.
Pasco Sheriff May Have Your Clothes And Wants To Return Them In $1.99 Cleaners Investigation
LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. – Pasco Sheriff’s Office is actively conducting an investigation regarding $1.99...