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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Crime & Courts

Lakeland shoplifting suspect dies after chase with employees

A suspected shoplifter at a Lakeland Wal-Mart died Sunday night after he was detained by employees who chased him outside the store.
Published: 02/09/16
Second escapee from Tampa juvenile facility arrested at St. Pete home

Second escapee from Tampa juvenile facility arrested at St. Pete home

The second youth who recently escaped from a juvenile residential facility in Tampa was arrested without incident Tuesday morning, St. Petersburg police said.
Published: 02/09/16

Woman dies after being pulled from burning home near Dunnellon

A woman has died after being pulled from a house fire in Marion County on Monday afternoon.
Published: 02/09/16

Detectives: Apparent murder-suicide involves son, mom with Alzheimer’s

Jerry Lee Mone was having “extreme difficulty” caring for his 89-year-old mother, Kay Renner, who had advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, according to notes found near their bodies by sheriff’s detectives.
Published: 02/09/16
18-year-old escapee from Hillsborough juvenile facility arrested in St. Pete

18-year-old escapee from Hillsborough juvenile facility arrested in St. Pete

Anthony Bays, one of two recent escapees from juvenile residential facility in Tampa, has been arrested in St. Petersburg.
Published: 02/08/16
Updated: 02/09/16
Clearwater police charge man in assault of 6-year-old at mall

Clearwater police charge man in assault of 6-year-old at mall

Clearwater police have charged an 18-year-old Lake County man with battery in connection with a Friday night incident involving a 6-year-old girl in a restroom at Westfield Countryside Mall.
Published: 02/08/16
Police investigating piece of glass art stolen from Chihuly museum

Police investigating piece of glass art stolen from Chihuly museum

St. Petersburg police are investigating the theft of a glass piece of art, valued between $20,000 and $25,000, from the Chihuly Collection museum.
Published: 02/08/16

‘Vague’ bomb threat call puts Plant High on brief lockdown

Plant High School was placed on a brief modified lockdown Monday morning while authorities investigated a “vague” bomb threat called into the office, authorities said.
Published: 02/08/16

Bradenton murder trial to begin in slaying of pregnant woman

Jury selection will begin in the retrial of Everrick Houston, a Manatee County man charged with being one of the people responsible for the shooting that killed a woman and her baby.
Published: 02/08/16

Deputies: 13-year-old boy shot while visiting relatives in Orlando

A 13-year-old boy is in critical conditional after being accidentally shot while visiting relatives Saturday in Orlando, authorities said.
Published: 02/08/16