Police arrest fugitive CLEARWATER Clearwater Police located and arrested a fugitive on federal warrants from New Jersey on Jan. 11. Anthony R. Jefferson, 19, had been staying in the 100 block of Fernwood Avenue where he was taken into custody at 10:24 p.m., a police report said. He was being held at the Pinellas County Jail on carjacking and firearm warrants.
Chief, police get award CLEARWATER Clearwater Police Chief Anthony Holloway, the police department and the Clearwater-Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human Trafficking were recently recognized for the work they do on human trafficking. They were presented with letters of appreciation and support from the Zonta Club of Pinellas, the Clearwater Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human Trafficking Community Campaign, and a proclamation letter from Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, in light of Human Trafficking Month.
Animals, alligator removed from home CLEARWATER A baby American alligator was one of nearly 50 animals removed from a home on Brewton Circle. Other animals included chickens, roosters, turtles and a pig. Clearwater police note that it is illegal to possess an American alligator and is against city ordinance to possess chickens, roosters and wildlife. The owners are facing charges for animal abuse, possession of an American alligator, and city ordinance violations for possession of wild animals.
Reward for information offered CLEARWATER Crime Stoppers of Pinellas is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect who murdered Jason Paul on Glenwood Avenue on Jan. 6. To be eligible, call 800-873-TIPS.