CRIME & SAFETY
Hillsborough County Feb 27 Weekly Crime Report: 1588 Incidents and 69 Crime Stories
Hillsborough County Feb 27 Weekly Crime Report: 1588 Incidents and 69 Crime Stories. During the last week, Hillsborough County reported a total of 1588 crime cases. The most prevalent type of crime was 'Suspicious Situation' with a count of 334, followed by 'Other' crimes at 307. 'Disturbance' and 'Trespass' cases were also significant, with 199 and 180 reports respectively. 'Theft' cases were reported 129 times, while 'Arrests' were made on 93 occasions. 'Hit & Run' incidents numbered at 81, slightly ahead of 'Assault' cases at 72. 'Burglary' and 'Domestic Related' incidents were comparatively less but still concerning, with 63 and 51 cases respectively. Other crimes such as 'Argument', 'Shooting', 'Vandalism', and 'Robbery' were also reported but in fewer numbers. The data highlights an urgent need for effective measures to curb crime in the place.
Mom comes home from work to find baby burned, beaten, Florida cops say. Caregiver charged
The 8-month-old baby was rushed to the hospital with severe burns and a skull fracture, the sheriff’s office said.
Man arrested after striking 3 vehicles, killing woman while leaving nightclub: HCSO
A man is behind bars for killing one person in a crash after he collided with three vehicles while leaving a nightclub, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
Police investigate hit-and-run as homicide
St. Petersburg police are searching for the driver who they say intentionally hit and killed 35-year-old Taiwan Gland overnight. Gland was hit just down the road from where his son died after a shooting on Friday.
Man Arrested for Human Trafficking in Hillsborough County
According to a press release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO), a man has been arrested for human trafficking. The release states that on February 21, 2024, HCSO received a 911 call from a staff member at the Rodeway Inn, 6510 North US Highway 301. The employee reported that a woman with disabilities needed help.
Paddleboarder found dead identified as local doctor
HCA Healthcare confirmed Monday that 49-year-old Ziad Abdeen was a doctor on staff at HCA Florida Bayonet Hospital. He had been missing for three days.
Florida Mother Arrested: Child Abuse Horror
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has arrested a mother for child abuse. On February 20, 2024, deputies responded to a welfare check call at the Preserve at Sabal Park Apartments in Seffner.
Charges upped in road rage shooting
A man has been arrested after deputies say he shot and killed a father of five during a road rage incident in Riverview last month. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said Jorge Ramirez, 21, was taken into custody in Brevard County on Feb. 20. He faces a charge of second-degree murder with a firearm and will be transferred to the Orient Road Jail, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
‘Enough is enough’: Local youth advocates react after man opens fire at teens outside high school in Riverview
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Youth violence prevention advocates are reacting to the shooting outside of Spoto High School in Riverview. The incident happened on Feb. 14 and was caught on camera. Youth violence prevention advocates are speaking out after a shooting that occurred outside of Spoto High School earlier...
Jury selection begins in murder of nursing student
In Tampa, the murder trial begins Monday for Savannah Mathis, a nursing student who was shot and killed while driving near Julien B. Lane Park.
Police Chief Shows Up Drunk To Scene, Slammed On The Hood By Sergeant – LEO Round Table
On today’s LEO Round Table, we discuss a cop breaks into a suspect’s home and shootout occurs; fatal shooting on train leads to crew member and cop injured; a police chief shows up drunk to scene then slammed on the hood by sergeant, and much more!. The Tampa...
Sheriff’s detective suffers 2nd heart attack while daughter remains in NICU
(Gray News) - A sheriff’s detective is recovering after having a second heart attack while his daughter is in the NICU, according to a GoFundMe created for his family. Robert Wright, 36, is a sheriff’s detective with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department and suffered a heart attack on Dec. 7. Earlier this month, he suffered another one and was admitted to the hospital where he was put into a forced coma.
The Moment With Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputies Find Lost Girl With Autism In A Swamp
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Body-worn camera footage from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office captures the...
Florida Missing Child Alert issued for 13-year-old girl
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has issued a missing child alert for a 13-year-old girl who went missing from Central Florida on Monday.
Homicide Investigation Underway in Dover
According to a press release from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO), HCSO is investigating a stabbing in Dover that left a man deceased. The release states that on February 23, 2024, at 11:52 p.m., HCSO received a 911 call reporting that a man had been fatally stabbed at a residential area on Mott Road in Dover. When deputies arrived, they found a 31-year-old male who had sustained upper-body trauma and was pronounced deceased. The identity of the victim has not been publicly released.
Puppies Thrown From Car: $10,000 Reward for Arrest
Can you imagine being shoved out of a car window and abandoned on the side of the road as a baby? At just 8 weeks old, three pointer/hound mix puppies were thrown from a moving car onto a dead-end street off Bearss Ave in Tampa late in the night on Wednesday, February 21, reports the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB).
St. Pete police say deadly-hit-and run was intentional
Investigators are now looking for the driver who killed a man early Monday morning near Campbell Park Elementary School.