CLEARWATER Clearwater Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Oct. 1. During the preliminary investigation, Clearwater police learned that two friends drove the victim, Raul Torres, 41, to the 600 block of Grant Street, the report said. According to the friends, he went to meet someone at the dead end of Grant Street when he was shot by an unknown suspect.
The friends drove him to Morton Plant Hospital with life threatening injuries. He was stabilized and taken to Bayfront Medical Center. Detectives believe this was drug-related and seek information on the suspect.
Man charged in vehicle burglaries
CLEARWATER A Clearwater man was arrested on Sept. 28 after being identified by Clearwater Police as a suspect in multiple vehicle burglaries, according to a police Facebook report.
Police say hicks confessed to car hopping, targeting unlocked vehicles, in the previous week in the area of Bayside and Brightwater Drives. A revolver stolen during one burglary and other property were recovered.
Hicks was charged with three counts burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and grand theft of more than $300 but less than $5,000. He was being held at the Pinellas County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.