Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives have released surveillance photos of the man they believe burglarized Strachan's Homemade Ice Cream in Palm Harbor in April.
Pinellas County Sheriff’s detectives are asking area residents to keep their eyes open for the man they say burglarized Strachan’s Homemade Ice Cream in Palm Harbor around 12:54 a.m. April 21. The man wanted in connection with the crime is said to have smashed the front glass door of the 105 Alt. U.S. 19 business. He is described as a middle age man who stands about 5-foot-10 to 6 feet in height. He was last seen wearing a hat, jeans, sneakers and a long-sleeve shirt or sweatshirt. Detectives believe he has dark hair and a mustache. Anyone who recognizes this man is asked to call Detective Smithies at 727-582-6200. Anonymous tips can be submitted via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS or by going online to www.crimestoppersofpinellas.org. …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Two Dunedin men are accused of taking valuable electronics, clothing and jewelry during a string of neighborhood knock-and-nab burglaries between Feb. 7 and 13, according to Clearwater Police.
Two Dunedin men are accused of taking valuable electronics, clothing and jewelry during a string of neighborhood knock-and-nab burglaries between Feb. 7 and 13, Clearwater Police say. Clearwater Police arrested Skylar D Jones, 19, and Tyler Louis Zerin, 18, both of Duncan Loop in Dunedin, on Feb. 14, and charged them each with four felony counts of burglary of an unoccupied dwelling for incidents in Clearwater and Dunedin. Arrest records indicate that Jones and Zerin were seen knocking on the door of a home on Powderhorn Drive, off of Union Street in Clearwater, around 10 a.m. on Feb. 13. When no one answered, the men went through a gate to the back yard, entered the home through an unlocked door and took a Sony Playstation, an iPad, games…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
A Dunedin man is arrested and charged with felony burglary and possession of alprazolam after punching out the window of his ex-girlfriend's apartment while she hid inside, according to Pinellas County Sheriff's arrest records.
A Dunedin man is facing a felony burglary charge for punching out his ex-girlfriends home window on Jan. 7, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Daniel Wayne Barnes, 26, of 200 Glennes Lane, was reportedly arguing with his ex-girlfriend about their recent break-up while inside a car near Westfield Countryside Mall late on Jan. 6. He is alleged to have punched her in the thigh when she told him she did not wish to talk to him any longer and asked to go home. While being dropped off at her Clearwater apartment, he allegedly grabbed her so she could not move, according to Pinellas County arrest records. The alleged victim threatened to scream, so he let her go, arrest records report. Barnes allegedly returned to her apartment …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Jamie Christopher Cruz, 18, of Pinehurst Road, entered a Bass Boulevard apartment late Friday and repeatedly struck two male victims over the head with a railroad spike, deputies report.
A man armed with a railroad spike was arrested and charged with barging into a downtown apartment and assaulting two people late Friday, deputies report. Jamie Christopher Cruz, 18, of Pinehurst Road, reportedly entered an apartment uninvited on the 1000 block of Bass Boulevard just before midnight Friday and repeatedly struck a male victim over the head with a railroad spike, according to Pinellas County Sheriff's records. When another male inside the apartment attempted to help the victim, Cruz reportedly struck him on the head also, according to sheriff's records. The first male victim, who lives at the residence, received lacerations to his scalp. Deputies report that he received medical treatment. The victims told deputies the attack …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Joshua Whittle, 30, was arrested on burglary and loitering charges after multiple neighbors alerted authorities to a suspected prowler early Sunday morning in Dunedin.
A Dunedin man caught prowling and taking items from cars intended to sell them for drug money, authorities say. Joshua Whittle, 30, of New York Avenue in Dunedin, was apprehended with the help of a deputy K9. Deputies received multiple calls beginning at 5:12 a.m. Sunday from residents in the Lotus Drive, Falcon Road and Sea Spray Lane areas. The residents told deputies they saw a stranger both trying to get inside and taking items from cars that were parked outside, Pinellas County Sheriff's spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said. The suspect had fled each of the areas by the time deputies arrived on each of the calls, but a K9 deputy was able to track the suspect's backpack, which had been stashed in some bushes on San Christopher Drive. About…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Three juveniles were caught fleeing a home on Fife Court on Thursday.
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Friday, August 17, 2012
After knocking on front doors until no one answered, three suspects hopped a fence during a burglary attempt Thursday afternoon on Fife Court. Deputies apprehended three juveniles who were fleeing the home near Dunedin High School. The juveniles reportedly knocked on a neighbor's door first a little before 1 p.m. Thursday. When the neighbor answered the door, they asked him if he had lost a dog. The neighbor told deputies that he noticed the suspects walk to another home and knock on the door, according to authorities. When no one answered, the suspects were seen walking to the back of the house. They reportedly jumped a six-foot privacy fence and entered through a doggie door. The suspects were fleeing the home when deputies arrived. The…
Friday, May 25, 2012
About 15 vending machines were broken into, a school employee discovered early Friday morning.
About 15 vending machines were burglarized at Dunedin High School, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office reported Friday. A school employee discovered the break-in after arriving on campus around 4:30 a.m., according to a sheriff's office spokesperson. Principal Rueben Hepburn said the burglary was out of character with the students' benign senior pranks. "The video footage shows a grown man," Hepburn said Friday. The surveillance video shows a man walking across the courtyard, Hepburn said. He used a pry bar to break open and remove the cash box from each of the machines, Hepburn said. No merchandise was removed. The damage is estimated to be about $500 per machine, plus cash taken, according to deputies. Hepburn said he was told total …