Pinellas County

Pinellas County, Florida criminal law news and events

Pair Of Clearwater Employees Charged With Separate Instances Of Theft From The City

A pair of employees of the city of Clearwater government are facing felony charges related to alleged theft of money and materials from their employer. Investigators say Christopher Andrew Pieslak altered two checks written to the city government by replacing […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Charged With DUI After Allegedly Rear-Ending PCSO Vehicle

A St. Petersburg man is facing drunk-driving charges after Pinellas County deputies say he failed to stop for a red light and crashed into a PCSO cruiser. Deputies say Zacharian Ray Johnson was piloting his 2016 Hyundai Elantra eastbound on […]... [Read More]

Pinellas County Deputy Fired After One-Car Wreck Yields DUI Charges

A now-former Pinellas County deputy is facing DUI charges after fellow deputies say he initiated a one-car crash in Dunedin. Per the deputies, Corporal James Robert Miller was driving his personal vehicle on August 25 when he apparently lost control […]... [Read More]

Alleged Drug Deal Gone Bad Yields Felony Murder Charge For Bayonet Point Man

Pasco County authorities say a drug deal gone bad led to the fatal shooting of another man, the critical injury of a woman, and wounds to a Bayonet Point man. Per Pasco County deputies, Ariel Felder met Anthony Douglas Blount […]... [Read More]

Charges Laid Against Clearwater Man In “Stand Your Ground” Shooting

Three weeks since the incident, Pinellas County authorities charged a Clearwater man with manslaughter in a case seen by many as a test of Florida’s “stand your ground” law. Deputies arrested Michael Drejka last week on allegations that he shot […]... [Read More]

Long-Time Clearwater Parks And Rec Supervisor Charged With Defrauding Department Of $148,000

A former Clearwater city employee was charged with defrauding the government of tens of thousands of dollars over several years in his position as a Parks and Recreation employee. Per investigators, a department employee noticed an odd discrepancy in a […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Facing Felony Charges After Allegedly Selling Fake Cocaine

A St. Petersburg man is facing felony drug charges after deputies say he sold them a substance purported to be cocaine, but wasn’t. Pinellas County deputies say Tomas L. Phillips offered to sell an undercover officer what he claimed was […]... [Read More]

Pinellas Deputies Say Drunk Driver Initiated Fatal Four-Vehicle Wreck

Pinellas County authorities say alcohol may have been involved in a car accident that killed two individuals and injured a third. Deputies say Edward Delzer was driving his 2001 Lexus westbound on Park Boulevard with his father, Harvey Vern Delzer, […]... [Read More]

Clearwater Man Faces DUI Charge After Allegedly Wrecking Stolen Car And Fleeing With Bottle In Hand

Clearwater police apprehended a man last week they say stole a vehicle, ran a red light, and careened into another vehicle prior to their arrival on the scene. Per the arresting officers, Rico L. Hayes drove the stolen vehicle with […]... [Read More]

Largo Man Arrested, Charged With Murder For Alleged Fatal Beating In June

A Largo man authorities say fatally beat his neighbor last month was arrested last week and charged with his murder. Largo police say they were summoned to a local mobile home park on June 9 to respond to the report […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Arrested for DUI Manslaughter in Death of Motorcyclist

A St. Petersburg man is facing drunk driving and homicide charges after authorities say he was intoxicated when he struck and killed a motorcyclist. Pinellas County prosecutors say Dylan Charles Baron was driving southbound on Fourth Street N late on […]... [Read More]

Largo Couple On the Lam After Allegedly Fraudulently Leasing Same House to Fifteen Different Families

A Largo couple is being sought by police on suspicion of fraudulently leasing the same house to over a dozen different families. Largo police allege that Nicole and David Johnson knowingly agreed to rent to at least 15 different families, […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Sentenced to Quarter Century in Prison for Federal Heroin Trafficking Conviction

A St. Petersburg man will be spending the next decade and a half in federal prison on drug-trafficking charges, as prosecutors say he moved 30 kilograms of heroin into the area over a year and a half. William Harold Wright […]... [Read More]

St. Pete Man Facing Charges After Allegedly Purloining $30k in Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

A St. Petersburg man was arrested last week on suspicion of absconding with $30,000 in scratch-off lottery tickets from a local supermarket. Investigators say Soulkhan Vorasane broke in to the store’s lottery kiosk on several occasions, making out with a […]... [Read More]

Off-Duty Largo Firefighter Facing DUI Charges After Deputies Allegedly Discover Him Asleep at the Wheel

An off-duty Largo firefighter was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving last weekend after police discovered him allegedly fast asleep in his personal vehicle. Pinellas County deputies say they encountered a 2013 Dodge Dart stopped at Main Street and Bass […]... [Read More]