Monday, March 25, 2013
Tampa Police also identified the 41-year-old woman killed in the crash. The truck driver who may have caused the crash is at large.
UPDATE: Police have released a photo of the truck that may have triggered the fatal accident. They emphasize that the driver may not be aware that his vehicle may have triggered the accident. ORIGINAL POST: Tampa Police are looking for the driver of a Ford F-150 pick-up truck that may have caused a fatal crash Sunday night that also injured three people. Elizabeth Barford, 41, of Tampa was killed when her Volkswagen Passat was struck by a Jeep driven by Gabriella Padilla, 24, of Tampa. Police say that Padilla was driving west at West Waters Avenue and North Ola Avenue, when she swerved to avoid a truck that was driving erratically and had cut her off. Padilla's car crossed the center line and struck Barford's car. Police say Barford died …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Thousands of dollars in jewelry was also taken from the business at 5123 N. Nebraska Avenue, according to the Tampa Police Department.
Three people were arrested by authorities after allegedly stripping a Seminole Heights pawn shop of $1 million in jewelry and $30,000 in cash on Friday morning, according to a report from the Tampa Police Department. Here's what happened, according to the report: A man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a dark bandana over his face entered the Value Pawn at 5123 N. Nebraska Avenue around 9:26 a.m. on Friday. He flashed a gun and moved employees to a back room of the business. Once inside the room, the man tied up a male employee and asked a female employee to open a safe. The man took about $30,000 in cash and $1 million in jewelry before he fled. Employees activated the panic alarm at the business, and a customer called police. Authorities …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Tampa Police Department says that officers are at the school investigating.
Update 3:30 p.m. The Tampa Police Department says they got call at 2:20 p.m. from someone at Hillsborough High School and responded with "a concern there was an active shooter scenario." Within minutes, 2 officers responded to the school. In all, 53 police officers responded to the school and searched the school, floor by floor. During the search they found lit fireworks on campus. Police believe that the fireworks resulted in the noise that caused concern. Detectives are currently interviewing students in an attempt to determine who set off the fireworks. Tampa Police released the following timeline of their response: Earlier: The Tampa Police Department says that someone set off fireworks at Hillsborough High School. Police responded to …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Nebraska Avenue between Hillsborough and Shadowlawn avenues will remain closed throughout morning rush hour while officers investigate the crash.
What began as a fight at a local bar ended in a deadly crash early this morning in Seminole Heights. Around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, Tampa Police responded to the Interstate Lounge, 9403 N. Nebraska Ave, to a report of two women fighting. When officers arrived, both women were gone, according to a Tampa Police report. Police say a woman and a man left in a 2002 white Pontiac Grand-Am, which officers saw driving north on Nebraska Avenue. That's when police say the woman driving the car, Kathleen Trombley of Brooksville, sped up, drove on the sidewalk and attempted to run over two male pedestrians. Trombley, and her passenger, Patrick V. Simmons of Martys Circle in Tampa then turned around and headed south on Nebraska. An officer also …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tampa Police say this video shows three men with guns demanding money from the store's register.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday night, just before 9 p.m., three men with guns entered the Family Dollar at 6006 N. Nebraska Ave. in Tampa and demanded money from the register, according to the Tampa Police Department. Receive updates to this story and other breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here One of the suspects took money from the register's drawer and the three people left the store, police said. No one was injured. All three suspects are described as men between 5'6" and 5-8" tall and they were all wearing black clothing. Anyone with information about the incident can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tampa Police say that she rubbed a shoe on the face of a 5-year-old autistic student.
A Seminole Heights Elementary School teacher has been charged with child abuse, according to an article on TBO.com. The article says that Esraa Mohamed Soliman, of 10858 Breaking Rocks Drive, Tampa, rubbed a shoe on the face of a 5-year-old autistic student. Soliman is a temporary teacher at the school.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The suspect set off the alarm and was seen on security camera footage at the Central Avenue bicycle shop, Tampa Police report.
Someone kicked in the front door of Vélo Champ bicycle shop and stole a $2,000 bike Sunday night, Tampa Police report. The suspect set off the alarm when he entered the building, at 6112 N. Central Ave., and stole a Cinelli Experience road bike that was near the front door, according to a report from Tampa Police's District 2. The shop's owners have security video footage of the suspect, who was last seen traveling southbound on Central Avenue near East Comanche Avenue, authorities said. Crime scene investigators processed the scene, and K-9 units were unable to track the suspect. The alleged thief is described as a black male with medium complexion, between 5-foot-7 and 5-food-9 and weighing about 150 pounds. He was wearing a white tank …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Olimpia De La Caridad Prado left her home in the 1000 block of East 25th Avenue on Wednesday morning and had not been seen all day. She was later located in New Tampa.
An 83-year-old woman with dementia who had been missing all day Wednesday, Nov. 30, has been safely located in New Tampa. Olimpia De La Caridad Prado left her home in the 1000 block of East 25th Avenue on Wednesday morning around 10 a.m. Her family called police because it was unusual for her to be away from home for so long. But at 6:37 p.m. Wednesday a resident of New Tampa called authorities after finding the Robles Park area resident in his backyard, police said. "She appeared to be in good health and was safely returned to her family," according to a news release from Tampa Police. No other details were available from authorities.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
A stand-off in Tampa Heights ended peacefully. Willie Conner, 26, faces cocaine charges.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011
Tampa Police officers were attempting an undercover drug buy at 10:45 a.m. Thursday when the suspect tried to drive into them, spokeswoman Andrea Davis said in a news release. Willie James Conner III, 26, was behind the wheel of a 2000 Buick and crashed into a fence. He then drove away, hitting a citizen’s vehicle at North 19th Street and Giddens Avenue, Davis said. The other driver saw Conner get out of the car and take a child out of his back seat and run away. A passenger in Conner’s vehicle then drove the Buick away, Davis said. Officers were watching the suspect’s residence at 3808 Arlington Ave. and saw Conner jump out of another vehicle with the 2-year-old child and run inside. When police tried to make contract with the suspect, he…
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Tampa Police responded to several recent reports of burglaries and a vehicle theft.
Recent incident reports from Tampa Police District 2: Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Oct. 30