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Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

Crime & Courts

FHP: Armwood student drove wrong way, resisted arrest

FHP: Armwood student drove wrong way, resisted arrest

An Armwood High School student was arrested early this morning after Florida Highway Patrol troopers say he was drunk when he was spotted driving the wrong way in Tampa and resisted arrest.
Published: 02/27/15
Trio sought after man shot outside Tampa convenience store

Trio sought after man shot outside Tampa convenience store

A bystander was shot outside a Tampa convenience store Thursday as an armed man and two others drove away after arguing with the clerk, deputies said.
Published: 02/27/15

Worker dies in construction accident at Sarasota mall

A construction worker has died after an accident Thursday at the Westfield Sarasota Square mall, authorities said.
Published: 02/27/15
Lakeland police shoot, kill armed suspect outside restaurant

Lakeland police shoot, kill armed suspect outside restaurant

Lakeland police officers fatally shot a Philadelphia man wanted on sexual battery and kidnapping charges Thursday night, authorities said. David Cuevas, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene outside a Five Guys restaurant, 4335 Williamstown Blvd.
Published: 02/27/15
Missing Dunedin man, 66, found safe by deputies

Missing Dunedin man, 66, found safe by deputies

A 66-year-old Dunedin man reported missing Thursday from the Bay Pines veterans hospital has been found, authorities said Friday.
Published: 02/27/15
Homeowner ID’d as fatality in Sarasota explosion

Homeowner ID’d as fatality in Sarasota explosion

A man was killed during a fire and explosion that blew the roof off a house and rocked a Sarasota County neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said.
Published: 02/26/15
Updated: 02/28/15
Ex-Tampa police officer to plead guilty to stealing evidence

Ex-Tampa police officer to plead guilty to stealing evidence

TAMPA — One of the police officials who was supposed to help investigate tax refund fraud instead betrayed fellow officers and stole evidence seized in a crime wave that swamped the city.
Published: 02/26/15

Man injured when hit by school bus, Tampa police say

A man was injured Thursday night when he jumped off his motorcycle and into the path of a Hillsborough County School District bus, officials said.
Published: 02/26/15
Tampa police seek bicycle-riding store bandit

Tampa police seek bicycle-riding store bandit

A bicycle-riding robber entered a local supermarket and stole an undetermined amount of cash by stuffing his book bag with the store’s money, the Tampa Police Department said.
Published: 02/26/15

Former TPD confidential informant Rita Girven charged with tax fraud

TAMPA — A figure in a scandal that hit the Tampa Police Department has agreed to plead guilty to participating in a conspiracy to file fraudulent tax returns.
Published: 02/26/15