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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Crime & Courts

Polk deputies arrest suspect in copper wire thefts

Polk deputies arrest suspect in copper wire thefts

Polk County sheriff’s deputies said they arrested a woman who stole hundreds of dollars worth of copper wire from area businesses, then sold it to a recycling company.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Tampa pedestrian fatally struck by truck at Hillsborough-Nebraska

Tampa pedestrian fatally struck by truck at Hillsborough-Nebraska

A man crossing Hillsborough Avenue at the Nebraska Avenue intersection was killed Thursday afternoon when he slipped off the median and was struck by a Coca-Cola delivery truck, Tampa police said.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
New police chief Ward gets OK from Tampa City Council

New police chief Ward gets OK from Tampa City Council

TAMPA — Despite concern over the city’s controversial bicycle stop program, the city council unanimously approved the appointment of Eric Ward as the city’s new police chief Thursday.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15
Hillsborough fire crews prevent AC fire at school

Hillsborough fire crews prevent AC fire at school

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue prevented an air conditioner from catching fire at Buchanan Middle School on Thursday afternoon.
Published: 05/21/15
Updated: 05/22/15

Troopers on the prowl for drunk drivers over holiday weekend

Troopers will be on the prowl for drunk drivers over the Memorial Day weekend.
Published: 05/21/15
4 arrested, 1 sought in Pasco kidnapping, battery

4 arrested, 1 sought in Pasco kidnapping, battery

Three men wanted in connection with a Sunday kidnapping and beating in Pasco County were arrested Wednesday night, deputies said. A fourth man was already in custody and deputies are seeking a fifth man connected to the crime.
Published: 05/21/15

No injuries on Manatee school bus after hit-and-run

Authorities said they looking for a hit-and-run driver who rear-ended a Manatee County school bus carrying five students Thursday morning. No one was hurt.
Published: 05/21/15
Man faces sexual assault charges in Sarasota home invasion

Man faces sexual assault charges in Sarasota home invasion

A man who sexually assaulted a Sarasota woman in her home while her husband was outside was arrested Wednesday thanks to DNA evidence, police said.
Published: 05/21/15
Dade City police looking for suspect in BP burglaries

Dade City police looking for suspect in BP burglaries

Dade City police said they are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect believed responsible for recent burglaries at a convenience store.
Published: 05/21/15
Police: Man used ‘stupid stick’ in abuse of disabled woman, teen

Police: Man used ‘stupid stick’ in abuse of disabled woman, teen

A Winter Haven man was arrested late Tuesday on domestic abuse charges after police said he used a cane he called a “stupid stick” to repeatedly strike a disabled woman and child.
Published: 05/21/15