Turn in unused, unwanted prescription drugs CLEARWATER – There is no need to hang onto unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications anymore. People can now drop them off seven days a week at the Clearwater Police Department. The drop box in the lobby at 645 Pierce St. is an expansion to the Operation Medicine Cabinet program. This is a countywide, multi-agency effort to safely collect unwanted prescription medications from Pinellas County citizens at no charge.
Police tip service app available for Android CLEARWATER – The new Clearwater Police Tip411 app is now available for Android phones. Since launching the iPhone app in 2011, the department has received more than 800 anonymous tips that has led to or assisted in 21 arrests. Android users can now download it for free at tinyurl.com/aobtr59.
Man charged for sexting girl CLEARWATER – A suspect has been arrested for sending inappropriate pictures to a juvenile. Toby Malloy, 35, of Clearwater was arrested on Jan. 14. He is accused of sending sexually explicit photos to an 11-year-old girl. The victim’s mother contacted Clearwater police regarding messages that the suspect sent her daughter via Facebook. Crimes Against Children and Families detectives initiated an undercover operation and began communicating with the suspect through the victim’s Facebook and email accounts. The suspect sent several sexually explicit images to the victim. Malloy was charged with transmission of material harmful to minors and was released from the Pinellas County Jail on a $1,500 bond.
Information sought about armed robbery CLEARWATER – Clearwater police seek information on an armed robbery that happened the night of Jan. 19. Two male suspects entered the Dodge Store at 1194 NE Cleveland Street just before 8 p.m. and were wearing masks and armed with handguns, according to a Clearwater Police Facebook report. One man was dressed in white and the other in dark blue or black. The suspects robbed the store of an undisclosed amount of cash and fled. Anyone with information is asked to call the Clearwater Police Tip Line at 562-4422.