OMG PD: Cross-County Police Chase, Fencing on Craigslist, Violent Teens

We compile the odd, unusual and the "oh my gosh" police items from throughout the Tampa Bay region.

Cross-County Police Chase Ends In Brandon

A 20-year-old Tampa resident led authorities on a lengthy cross-county pursuit, but in the end, law enforcement got its man — right here in the Greater Brandon area, at Bloomingdale Avenue and Gornto Lake Road.

Suspect Sought For Disturbing Sea Turtle Nest On Casey Key

The search is on for a man authorities say disturbed a sea turtle nest on Casey Key. If caught and convicted, the man faces up to $5,000 in fines and/or five years n jail.

Craigslist Sales Land Palm Harbor Man in Jail

Authorities say a Palm Harbor man swiped nearly $10,000 in goods from a former roommate and then tried to use Craigslist to fence the items. He was caught in the act by a Largo detective.  

Jason Paul Stabbing Solved

Sixteen-year-old Mychal King has been charged in the crime that took place earlier this year in Clearwater. Authorities say the act was random and “disturbing.”

Teen Shot Several Times in The Face, Police Say

St. Petersburg Police say a fight between teenagers turned especially violent when one pulled out a 9 mm gun and shot the other multiple times.

USF Lab Evacuated After Fire Reported

A recent scare at the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine led to an evacuation and floor-by-floor check of the building.

Land O' Lakes Man's Life Saved By Deputy, Off-Duty Police Officer

When a Land O’ Lakes man stopped breathing, his neighbor, an off-duty Tampa Police officer, stepped in to help. Within short order, a Pasco County deputy arrived to lend a hand in the lifesaving effort.

DUI Charges Filed Against Tom O’Neill

Port Richey’s city manager is in hot water after authorities say he was caught behind the wheel with a blood alcohol level more than four times above the legal limit.


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