A St. Petersburg police officer was wounded and a child-abuse suspect was killed in a shootout in the parking lot of a St. Petersburg convenience store on Dec. 2.
PALM HARBOR — Divers from International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery have recovered the body of a 30-year-old man who drowned while free-diving in “Blue Sink,” a natural spring located at 2340 Rolling Oaks Drive in Palm Harbor.
TAMPA — Tampa police arrested a 15-year veteran of Clearwater Fire & Rescue about 4 a.m. Nov. 24 after he reportedly pointed a handgun at his girlfriend and a police officer.
OLDSMAR — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives charged a 52-year-old Oldsmar man with second degree murder Nov. 23 in connection with the stabbing death of his wife.
A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office employee resigned Nov. 18, prior to being terminated after making a racial slur and sexist comment about others under his control, according to a media release.
Florida Highway Patrol reported the death of a 33-year-old Dunedin man Nov. 21, who was involved in a single-vehicle crash that occurred about 6:40 p.m. Nov. 20 on Roosevelt Boulevard.
PALM HARBOR — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 48-year-old Tampa man about 9 a.m. Nov. 2 at the Florida Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Services at 634 Park St. in Clearwater.
INDIAN SHORES — Seven teens, ages 16-17, were on their way home from a Halloween party in the Treasure Island area about 12:30 a.m. Nov. 1 when the boat they were traveling in struck a mile marker and crashed.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri implemented a body-worn camera field trial on Oct. 28. The program will initially outfit 30 deputies from areas throughout the agency that have contact with the public.
ST. PETERSBURG — Florida Highway Patrol arrested a 28-year-old Pinellas Park woman about 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13 on multiple charges in connection with a fatality crash at the intersection of 66th Street North and 54th Avenue North in St. Petersburg.
LARGO — Charisse Stinson, a 23-year-old mother who killed her 2-year-old son and left him in the woods near a Largo sports complex in 2018, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.
CLEARWATER — Police detectives are asking for the public's assistance to identify an armed robbery suspect. The crime occurred just after midnight at the Sunoco at 3130 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. on the west end of the Courtney Campbell Causeway.
ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 20-year-old St. Petersburg man about 5 a.m. Oct. 3 on accusations of having “inappropriate sexual contact” with a 13-year-old female.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an off-duty Pasco County Sheriff’s deputy about 6:50 p.m. Oct. 2 on charges of driving under the influence.
PINELLAS PARK — Police arrested a 21-year-old St. Petersburg man about 1 a.m. Oct. 3 after he reportedly carjacked a female driver with two children in the vehicle Friday night at McDonald’s in Pinellas Park.
MADEIRA BEACH — Pinellas County sheriff’s detectives arrested a 48-year-old man from Englewood about 6:15 p.m. Sept. 30 for possession of child pornography.
LARGO — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 27-year-old Largo man about 11 a.m. Sept. 30 after reportedly finding child pornography images on several of the man’s electronic devices.
LARGO — Police responded to a report of two women suffering from gunshot wounds about 1:28 a.m. Sept. 30 in the area of Imperial Palms Court in Largo.
CLEARWATER — Police arrested a 47-year-old Clearwater woman about 8:35 a.m. Sept. 26 in connection with a hit-and-run crash on State Road 590 that left two motorcyclists injured.
CLEARWATER — Police continue to search for the driver of vehicle that crashed into the rear of two motorcyclists Friday night on State Road 590 in Clearwater.
ST. PETE BEACH — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 50-year-old St. Pete Beach man at his home about 7 a.m. Sept. 24 after he was accused of sexually battering a female child.
ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 32-year-old Largo man in connection with a shooting that occurred about 4:11 a.m. Sept. 19 in the parking lot of a bar on Gandy Boulevard in unincorporated St. Petersburg.
ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred about 4:13 a.m. Sept. 19 at the 4Play Gentlemen’s Club, 10387 Gandy Blvd. in unincorporated St. Petersburg.
CLEARWATER — A 69-year-old Largo man was arrested by Clearwater police Sept. 11 on multiple charges related to sex crimes involving women and children, according to a media release.
PINELLAS PARK — Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a three-vehicle crash with injuries that occurred about 3:51 a.m. Sept. 14 on 66th Street North at 72nd Avenue North in Pinellas Park.
OLDSMAR — Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 36-year-old man from Hickory, North Carolina Sept. 12 after he reportedly tried to carjack two vehicles in Oldsmar.
CRYSTAL BEACH — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 28-year-old Crystal Beach man just after midnight Sept. 12 after he reportedly shot his brother.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a retired Clearwater police officer about 3 p.m. Sept. 9 in New Port Richey after he was accused of molesting a child.
In an effort to reduce DUI and speed related injuries and deaths, Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies will conduct saturation patrols this Labor Day weekend.
CLEARWATER — A driver’s boot entangled with an accelerator was the cause given for a pickup truck traveling into a retention pond about 2:35 p.m. Sept. 2 near the Pinellas Justice Center, 14250 49th St. N.
At a time when police protocols are being questioned and challenged throughout the nation, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri held a press conference the morning of Sept. 1 to announce a change in how the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office serves search warrants.
ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office announced Sept. 1 that a suspect with an active probable cause for arrest for aggravated assault and obstruction had committed suicide.
CLEARWATER — Police arrested a 19-year-old Clearwater man Sept. 1 after a passenger in his vehicle died at the scene of a crash on Douglas Avenue near Vista Way in Clearwater.
DUNEDIN — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 74-year-old Dunedin man about 10:45 a.m. Aug. 26 on multiple charges of possession of child pornography.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — A 35-year-old Redington Shores man was arrested about 3:45 p.m. Aug. 23 after Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies found a man seriously injured at a bar in Indian Rocks Beach.
CLEARWATER — Police took a 49-year-old Clearwater man into custody early Sunday morning after he barricaded himself inside his house and refused to come out for more than seven hours.
PINELLAS PARK — A 60-year-old Largo man died at a local hospital from injuries suffered in a crash that occurred about 7:16 p.m. Aug. 22 at the intersection of Belcher Road and 114th Avenue North in Pinellas Park.
LARGO — Police arrested a 24-year-old Clearwater woman about 11:25 p.m. Aug. 22 on charges related to a crash with a motorcycle that left one person dead.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 40-year-old Indian Rocks Beach man about 8 p.m. Aug. 22 in connection with a fatal shooting of a friend at his home.
CLEARWATER — Police have identified the pedestrian who was critically injured when a car struck him just after 8 p.m. Aug. 21 on Court Street in Clearwater.
ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide shooting in unincorporated St. Petersburg.
CLEARWATER — Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a 31-year-old Clearwater woman about 4:30 p.m. Aug. 12 in connection with a child pornography investigation.