CRIME & SAFETY
‘This is a nightmare’: Family grieving death of St. Pete toddler shot and killed, father charged
The Creary family is grieving the loss of Armani Creary. St. Petersburg police said Armani's father, Aaron, shot the 2-year-old on Saturday during an argument with his parents.
2 men shot in St. Petersburg neighborhood
Two men were shot in St. Petersburg on Friday afternoon.
1 dead after shooting in Tampa, HCSO investigating
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting that left one person dead on Monday afternoon.
Man doused in gasoline before being set on fire in fight at Tampa gas station, HCSO says
A man was taken to the hospital after another person doused him with gasoline and set him on fire at a gas station in Tampa Sunday afternoon.
Deputies investigating boat crash near Sunshine Skyway Channel
PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Pinellas County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a boat crash near the Sunshine Skyway Channel Monday afternoon. Sometime around 4 p.m., deputies responded to a two-vessel crash, the sheriff's office said. While authorities have not said how many people were found in the water, a...
38-year-old woman dead, child in critical condition after crash in Largo
LARGO, Fla. — A 38-year-old woman is dead and a child is in the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Saturday night in Largo, according to a news release. Largo police said the crash happened around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Keene Road and Belleair Road. A 2010 Volkswagen,...
Club names St. Pete Officer of the Year
May 27, 2023 - St. Pete Police Department Officer Scott Pierce Jr. has been named Officer of the Year by Northeast Exchange Club. Known to many as “Junior," Pierce is a third-generation St. Petersburg police officer who has served for over 15 years with SPPD in the DUI, traffic homicide and marine units. During his time with the DUI unit, Pierce arrested over 600 people for drunk driving and received the highest certification in the field as a Drug Recognition Expert – which less than 1% of the officers nationwide achieve, according to the city's Friday announcement.
Rough weather didn't discourage St. Pete neighbors looking to reduce violent crime
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A shooting in St. Pete sent two men to the hospital Friday after police say an altercation broke out on 9th Avenue South near the Historic Kenwood neighborhood. That shooting happened just hours before a community initiative to combat violent crime was set to kick-off.
St. Pete smoke shop damaged in hit-and-run crash; driver sought
A driver crashed a vehicle into a St. Pete smoke shop Friday morning and fled the scene.
26-Year-Old Ruskin Woman Killed In Early Morning Crash
RUSKIN, Fla. – A 26-year-old Ruskin woman was killed in a crash that happened...
Ice cream man sentenced for murdering 2 men, trying to kill 4 others in botched revenge shooting
A Florida ice cream man was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday for murdering two men and trying to kill four others in a botched revenge shooting. The defendant, Michael Edward Keetley, 52, had been the victim of an armed robbery in January 2010. Left permanently disabled, he sought vengeance, but prosecutors said it was against the wrong men.
VIDEO: Clearwater police wrangle large gator from neighborhood
Clearwater police officers wrangled an alligator after they caught the large animal hanging in a neighborhood Sunday.
Woman dies after being run over at Ginnie Springs
HIGH SPRINGS, Fla. (WCJB) - A woman died Friday night after being run over at Ginnie Springs. According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, the incident happened around 6:30 P.M. Friday. FHP officials say the 45-year-old woman from Pasco County was standing in the bed of a moving jeep when she...
Homicide investigation underway in Tampa neighborhood
Homicide detectives have responded to an incident that left one person dead in the Del Rio neighborhood of Tampa.
18-year-old turns himself in after murder outside of Wawa in Florida
RIVERVIEW, Fla. (CBS12) — An 18-year-old man has turned himself into the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office after being involved in a murder that occurred at a Wawa gas station. Tyler Harnage, 18, of Apollo Beach is accused of 3rd-degree murder with a firearm and great bodily harm and death,...
Investigation underway following an altercation resulting in two men with gunshot injuries
Two adult men suffered gunshot wounds after an altercation in the 2100 block of 9th Avenue South. At approximately 3 p.m., Friday, May 26, 2023, a report of the shooting reached the officers from the St. Petersburg Police Department. Upon arrival at the scene, law enforcement officers were informed that...
Nursing assistant accused of pushing disabled resident to the ground over request for ice
PALM HARBOR, Fla. (CBS12) — A nursing home employee is accused of pushing a disabled patient to the ground over a request for ice. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said on Wednesday, deputies began an investigation after a report that an employee had battered a vulnerable adult resident at Orchid Cove at Palm Harbor, a nursing home, at 2600 Highlands Blvd N.
Largo Police investigating crash involving a fatality at Keene Road and Belleair Road
Traffic Homicide Investigators from the Largo Police Department responder to the scene of a vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 8:40 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2023. The crash occurred at the Keene Road and Belleair Road intersection blocking all southbound lanes. According to the Largo Police, a southbound 2010...
2 arrested after deadly shooting at Baypointe Preserve Apartments
The St. Petersburg Police Department said they arrested Kevin Lassiter, 32, and Troy Lassiter, Jr., 26, after the shooting left one man dead.
St. Pete agencies host public safety career fair
May 27, 2023 - The St. Petersburg Police Department and St. Petersburg Fire Rescue are hosting a public safety career fair Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The police department, located at 1301 1st Ave. N., will host the event. Several city employment and volunteer opportunities are available, and for more information, visit the website here.
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