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Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Crime & Courts

Deputies: Fake heart attack used in Polk shoplifting attempt

Deputies: Fake heart attack used in Polk shoplifting attempt

Polk County deputies said a man faked a heart attack inside a Wal-Mart in Lake Wales so his friend could steal toys.
Published: 12/18/14
Missing 10-month-old found with mom at Tampa hotel

Missing 10-month-old found with mom at Tampa hotel

A missing 10-month-old girl was found safe early today and her mother was taken into custody at a Tampa hotel, police said.
Published: 12/17/14
Updated: 12/18/14
Tampa police: Woman shoots boyfriend in behind

Tampa police: Woman shoots boyfriend in behind

A Tampa woman was arrested Tuesday after she shot her boyfriend in the buttocks, the Tampa Police Department said.
Published: 12/17/14

Lanes on Howard Frankland Bridge reopened after crash

Two southbound lanes of Interstate 275 on the Howard Frankland Bridge — closed due to a multivehicle crash — were reopened early Thursday.
Published: 12/17/14

In St. Pete, plainclothes officers on shoplift duty in stores

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are cracking down on theft this holiday season, deploying plainclothes officers to stores in the bustling shopping days leading up to the holidays.
Published: 12/17/14
Driver dies after car goes into water on Clearwater Beach

Driver dies after car goes into water on Clearwater Beach

An 86-year-old man who drove into the water off Clearwater Beach on Wednesday afternoon has died, the Clearwater Police Department said.
Published: 12/17/14

St. Pete man gets 51 months in Middle East gun smuggling case

TAMPA — A 20-year-old St. Petersburg man is “the tip of the iceberg” of an international arms smuggling ring that hid guns in cars to ship them to the Middle East, a defense lawyer said Wednesday.
Published: 12/17/14
Twin 2-year-olds found living in filth in Venice

Twin 2-year-olds found living in filth in Venice

A Venice couple faces felony child neglect charges after deputies say their twin 2-year-old girls were found Tuesday living in their own feces and filth.
Published: 12/17/14
Palm Harbor man faces charges that he molested three girls

Palm Harbor man faces charges that he molested three girls

A 55-year-old Palm Harbor man faces charges that he inappropriately touched three girls several years ago, deputies said.
Published: 12/17/14

Water main leak closes Habana Avenue

City of Tampa Water Department crews are at the scene of a water main leak on North Habana Avenue.
Published: 12/16/14