Tampa Man Collared on Fourth DUI Since October

A Tampa resident has been picked up by authorities for the fourth time in under a year on suspicion of drunken driving. Hillsborough County deputies say Juan Gabriel Velasco-Arcos was witnessed by other drivers piloting his 2005 Chevrolet pick-up truck […]... [Read More]

Trio of Palm Beach County Teens Facing Murder Charges in Connection with MMA Pro’s Death

Three Palm Beach County teens will be tried as adults on allegations that they are responsible for the murder of a professional mixed martial artist. Eighteen year olds Roberto Ortiz and Jace Swinton joined 16-year-old Summer Church in the Palm […]... [Read More]

Davenport Fugitive Facing Murder, Attempted Murder Charges After Allegedly Killing Aunt and Stabbing Father

A Davenport man already on the run from the law was arrested last week after police say he killed one family member and severely injured another. According to authorities, Pedro Vega Jr. was hiding out at his aunt’s house to […]... [Read More]

Violent Argument Leads to Murder Charges for 69-Year-Old St. Pete Man

A 69-year-old St. Petersburg man has been charged with murder after police say he stabbed his roommate to death. St. Petersburg police say that Willie James Jefferson and his roommate, 59-year-old Willie Edward Evans, became embroiled in an argument last […]... [Read More]

Tarpon Springs Woman Accused of Defrauding PTA of $5,000

A Tarpon Springs woman has been accused of stealing money from her parent-teacher association to pay personal bills. Pinellas County deputies say Lisa Enger McMenamin defrauded the Brooker Creek Elementary PTA out of over $5,000 between October 2015 and July […]... [Read More]

Tampa Coin Dealer Accused of Grand Theft After Allegedly Defrauding Customers Out of $220,000

A local coin dealer is being charged with a raft of grand theft counts as police say he defrauded over two dozen customers out of a combined total of almost a quarter million dollars. Pinellas County investigators allege the 55-year-old […]... [Read More]

Love Triangle Allegedly Leads to Fatal Stabbing by Port Richey Man

Pasco County deputies say a love triangle turned deadly last week after a Port Richey man allegedly battered his girlfriend and stabbed to death another man with whom she had been having a sexual relationship. According to authorities, Brendan Michael […]... [Read More]

Brandon Woman Says Seizure Led to Fatal Car Accident

A Brandon woman says seizures led to a fatal wreck on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway earlier this month that resulted in her being charged with DUI manslaughter. Witnesses say Amber Nicole Perera was driving her vehicle at almost 90 […]... [Read More]

Suspect in July Tampa Murder Arrested in Polk County

Authorities in Polk county say they have apprehended the man who killed a Tampa man last month after an argument. According to Tampa police, Julius R. Carter and Dejonta Felder were arguing in the street in the Florence Villa neighborhood […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Woman Faces DUI Charges After Wreck on Courtney Campbell Causeway Critically Injures Another

Clearwater police accuse a 26-year-old woman of critically injuring another driver while allegedly piloting her own vehicle while intoxicated. Lina Marie Paige-Pettress was arrested early last Thursday after authorities say she caused an injury accident on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. […]... [Read More]

Oldsmar Man Allegedly Offers Arresting Officer $10,000 Bribe After DUI Arrest

Tampa police say an Oldsmar man attempted to bribe an officer after he was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and possessing illegal drugs. Tampa PD Officer Douglass Bailey says he witnessed a late-model Acura sedan being driven erratically […]... [Read More]

Pinellas Park Man Charged with Murder, Aggravated Assault After Domestic Dispute

Police say an argument between a man and his girlfriend led to murder and a standoff with police last week at a home they shared in Pinellas Park. According to authorities, Thomas Lee Owens II and Nellie Collins began arguing […]... [Read More]

Fatal Wreck in November Leads to DUI Manslaughter Arrest This Month for Valrico Man

HCSO deputies arrested a Valrico man last week on suspicion of initiating a fatal car accident while intoxicated last November. Andrew John Wallace Jr. was allegedly piloting his 2003 Nissan 350Z on Brandon Parkway just past midnight in late November […]... [Read More]

Jilted Lover on Parole for Manslaughter Charged with Murder

Pasco County deputies say a man who claims to have difficulty handling rejection reacted negatively to unrequited love last week, leading to the stabbing death of his roommate. Warren Joseph Birkbeck was arrested last Wednesday after authorities say he stabbed […]... [Read More]

Tampa Man Sentenced to Almost a Decade in Prison on Federal Wire Fraud Conviction

Already serving a sentence for allegedly engaging in a similar scheme, a Tampa man received almost a decade more to serve in federal prison last week for a new conviction on charges of investment fraud. Anthony J. Klatch Jr. stood […]... [Read More]