Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A Dunedin man is arrested for going on an early Tuesday shooting spree in his golf cart at Dunedin Golf Club. No one was injured, but one of his rounds caused damage to the city water tower.
An intoxicated Dunedin man who went on an early morning shooting spree at a golf course and caused damage to the city water tower is in custody, authorities report. Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies responded to several calls from residents saying they heard gunfire in the area of Dunedin Golf Club around 3:40 a.m. Tuesday. They began searching for the source of the gunfire when they saw a vehicle coming off a golf cart access road. When they stopped the cart they encountered Mark Fitzgerald, 49, of 2340 Mangrum Drive, displaying signs of impairment. He was armed with a high-powered .308-caliber rifle and a 45-caliber handgun. Fitzgerald had fired rounds earlier while riding in his golf cart on the course, deputies report. Fitzgerald told…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Clearwater Police are looking for a suspect and the possible crime scene in the recent shooting of a Dunedin teenager.
Clearwater Police are not only looking for a suspect in a recent shooting, they also are still trying to find where the possible crime occurred. "There was no evidence of a crime scene where (the victim) said it occurred," said Elizabeth Watts, police spokeswoman. "We believe it occurred elsewhere and are still working to determine exactly how it happened." A 16-year-old, black male from Dunedin was found with non-life threatening injuries from a gun shot wound around 10:25 p.m. Oct. 21 at a house near Minnesota Drive and Fairmont Avenue, which is near Pinellas Trail in north Clearwater. Investigators said the Dunedin teen was not able to provide a description of the suspect and possible witnesses at the scene were not cooperative. …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Shell casings and blood were found in the parking lot of the Gulf to Bay Boulevard hotel, Clearwater Police said. They are investigation whether a gunshot victim at Mease Dunedin Hospital is tied to the shooting.
Clearwater Police are looking into whether an uncooperative gunshot victim at Mease Dunedin Hospital is connected to an early morning shooting at the Ramada Inn on Gulf to Bay Boulevard. The incident happened around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, when units were dispatched to a call about multiple gunshots at the hotel at 2106 Gulf to Bay Blvd., public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts said in a media release. Upon their arrival, officers found several shell casings and spent bullet slugs throughout the parking lot. "Blood was located at the scene, indicating someone was likely injured in the gunfire," Watts said. "All parties involved had fled the area." During the course of the investigation, Clearwater Police learned of an uncooperative gunshot …
Monday, October 22, 2012
A 16-year-old black male teen is the victim in a neighborhood shooting off Pinellas Trail in north Clearwater Sunday night, according to authorities. The teen is at Bayfront Medical Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A Dunedin teen is injured after a Clearwater neighborhood shooting near Pinellas Trail on Sunday night, Clearwater Police report. The 16-year-old black male was found at a residence on Minnesota Drive, off of Fairmont Avenue, about a block off the Pinellas Trail in Clearwater, around 10:25 p.m. He was airlifted to Bayfront Medical Center, but as of Monday morning, his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, Clearwater authorities said. Clearwater authorities said the victim was not able to provide a suspect description and possible witnesses at the scene are not being cooperative. The investigation is ongoing.
Friday, May 4, 2012
A tragic combination of alcohol, marijuana, K2 and a loaded gun led to the death of a Dunedin teen horsing around with his friends, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.
Michael Parker, 17, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of Justin Cleveland, 18, at his Union Street home late Wednesday night. Cleveland was shot while hanging out with friends, all teenagers, who were drinking alcohol and using marijuana and the synthetic drug K2, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. "We have kids who should not be using drugs, much less alcohol. They are all young kids well known to deputies in Northern Pinellas," Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said in a news conference Friday afternoon. On Wednesday night, Parker and Cleveland were hanging out with two teens, who are 17 and 18, Gualtieri said. Earlier that day, those two had met with a 16-year-old from Dunedin who …
Justin Blake Cleveland, 18, died late Thursday in an apparent homicide in Dunedin. Suspect Michael Parker was arrested on manslaughter charges on Friday, according to Pinellas County Sheriff's.
UPDATE: 2:37 p.m.: The victim is identified as Justin Blake Cleveland, 18. The suspect is identified as Michael Parker, 17. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office announced that Parker was arrested on charges of manslaughter. ——— UPDATE 1:31 p.m.: Detectives searched for less than two hours in Pasco County for the gun used in the shooting. They have retreived a weapon from Lake Conley, which is in a residential area off of U.S. Highway 19 in Holiday. ——— An 18-year-old man was shot and killed at a duplex on Union Street late Wednesday, Pinellas County sheriff's deputies report. A suspect was apprehended this morning on Estancia Boulevard in Clearwater, and two witnesses are being interviewed, according to sheriff's spokeswoman Cecilia …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Investigators say the suspect was involved in a home invasion in Palm Harbor, then took off in the victim's vehicle which later crashed on Causeway Blvd. in Dunedin.
An unidentified shooting suspect involved in a crash on Causeway Boulevard has been arrested, deputies report. Initial Pinellas County Sheriff's Office reports say that the captured suspect shot a person during a home invasion on Avery Avenue in Palm Harbor. The suspect is believed to have stolen and fled in the victim's vehicle involved in a three-car crash on Causeway Boulevard and Woodette Drive in Dunedin between 2 and 3 p.m., deputies report. Some injuries were reported. Deputies are investigating the crash scene. Stay with Patch for updates.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Ten-year-old Kassidie Rae McMillin was removed from life support early Saturday morning and her neighborhood is eerily quiet.
An eerie quiet enveloped Windemere Apartment complex on Sunday afternoon. Signs that an energetic young girl ever lived at the Main Street development were nowhere to be found less than a day after 10-year-old Kassidie Rae McMillin's biological father removed her from the life support she was on after undergoing surgery to the wounds she received from being shot in the head by her mother Thursday evening. The yellow crime scene tape immediately after the shooting was gone and no makeshift memorials for the slain San Jose Elementary fourth grader had been constructed outside the corner unit — Apartment 146 of Building O — where she once lived. And none of the few residents milling around nearby had any first-hand knowledge of what Kassidie’…