Amado Alexander Zeppi was taken into custody by deputies from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, who say evidence places Zeppi at the scene and as the person who shot and killed 23-year-old Mohammed Hamed during a robbery at the Green Galaxy Smoke Shop on the 3000 block of 1st Street West around 1
The State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville announced Wednesday that Donald Hugh Davidson Jr. had waived his right to a jury trial after pleading guilty to charges of first-degree murder, attempted sexual battery on a child over 12, lewd and lascivious molestation, kidnapping and grand theft.
Felipe Vázquez is charged with statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of minors, all felonies, and a misdemeanor count of indecent assault of a person under 16 years old.
Brianna Gross, 18, was arrested last week. Deputies pulled her over and say she was driving without a license in a vehicle with an expired tag and they found used narcotics paraphernalia and a concealed, loaded .380 caliber pistol in her vehicle.
Deputies say it happened around 9am Wednesday and they were called to the scene by the victim, who told them he had been shot by two black men driving a gold-colored Nissan Altima before he crashed his SUV into a home.
Since the beginning of this year, police say there have been 296 vehicle burglaries in the city and 255 of those, or 86 percent, involved vehicles that were left unlocked by their owners. As a result, 10 firearms were stolen.
Around 11pm on Tuesday, deputies were called by Mohammed Hamed’s brother, who said he was checking in on the Green Galaxy Smoke Shop on the 3000 block of 1st Street West through the business’s remote video surveillance and could see two people with guns pointed at his brother.
Deputies say around 9pm on Sunday, 22-year-old James Lamar Mitchell came to the victim’s home on Maple Hollow Court, knocked on her door and asked the victim for a glass of water. The victim refused and Mitchell left.
Felipe Vázquez was taken into custody Tuesday morning by Pennsylvania State Police on one count of computer pornography/solicitation of a child and one count of providing obscene material to minors. Both charges are felonies. His arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Deputies were called around 7:30pm to the 3600 block of Stardust Place after the toddler’s mother received text messages from 34-year-old Miguel Castillo-Hernandez saying their 2-year-old daughter may have died.
The sheriff's office says two men were golfing at a private community golf course in Martin County and were teeing off on the 7th hole when 25-year old Jerome Inman ran up to them. Inman told the golfers he had a gun, according to deputies, who say he then stole their golf cart.
Robert Benac of Bradenton pleaded guilty Thursday to animal cruelty and breaking Florida Fish and Wildlife rules. As part of the deal, he will serve 10 days in jail, which he can complete on weekends, and will then be on probation for 11 months.
Police were called to the Bradenton Village Apartments on 15th Avenue Circle West, Wednesday morning. When they arrived, they found a man shot inside of an apartment and quickly determined the unit he was in was not where he was shot.
Florida Highway Patrol says a car driven by David Buncik went through a red light on University Parkway, hitting three vehicles that were making a left onto Lockwood Ridge Road from the other direction on University. The 34-year-old ran away on foot but was found and returned.
Around 1am Friday, the helicopter pilot says he spotted 21-year-old Dylan Watson entering a vehicle and then going to several others to try their door handles. Deputies, including a K9 officer, responded to the scene and set up a perimeter before moving in.
The sheriff’s office says Dalton Cook was spotted at the store located at University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge and deputies tried to take him into custody, but he got into his car and tried to drive away.
Authorities say a man pulled into the Wawa on Cortez Road West around 10pm on Tuesday and left his car running at the gas pump while he went into the store. When he got out, the sheriff’s office says he saw his car being driven away by a teenager.
Charlotte County deputies responded to I-75 near Exit 64 around 6:15 p.m. after receiving a 911 call from the victim. The victim told deputies he picked Andrew Sullivan from a treatment center in Fort Myers with the intention of driving him to treatment center in Plant City.
Wednesday around 3:30pm, Sarasota Police officers spotted a silver 2006 Cadillac CTS near 42nd Street and Tamiami Trail. Officers attempted to stop the driver Wednesday afternoon, but say he fled until crashing into a vehicle.
The sheriff's office says around 2pm on August 24, the masked suspect walked into the store on Cortez Road West in Bradenton and approached a cashier as she was finishing up with another customer. He demanded money from the drawer and she asked him why.
According to police, 51-year-old Pablo Canul thought he was talking online to a minor, but the minor was really a detective. Police say Canul arranged to have sex with the minor and drove to North Port on Wednesday, August 28, where he was arrested.
The sheriff’s office says just before 2pm at Mayors Jewelers at UTC, a man walked in, flashed a firearm and demanded two luxury watches before fleeing west out of the store. The two Rolex watches the man fled with had a combined value of $33,800.
When the employee went into the office, deputies say he saw David Willerer standing behind a desk holding two holstered firearms. According to the employee, Willerer pulled out one of the guns and said that he hadn’t taken anything and the employee should let him leave.
Deputies say that at approximately 11:35 p.m., employees were closing the restaurant when a black man entered through an unlocked side door and made his way behind the counter. He pulled out a handgun and fired a single shot into the wall next to a female employee, saying, “give me all your money.”
Prosecutors played Michael Drejka's interview with Pinellas County detectives during his manslaughter trial in Clearwater, Florida. He is charged with the July 2018 death of Markeis McGlockton, 28. Not long after playing the video, the prosecution rested its case after two days of testimony.
Detectives say in July, they got a call from a local dealership about a person trying to buy a 2019 Dodge Challenger Hellcat online that they felt was suspicious. After investigating, detectives say they determined the driver's license being used for the sale belonged to someone else.
Monday around 7:40pm, the man walked into the business on the 1600 block of North Washington, walks up to the counter and sets down a bag, demanding money from the cashier. The cashier spoke to another employee and the man grabbed the bag and left without any cash.
William Karaein was arrested in February 2019 after the victim told a child protection agent that he had forced her to perform oral sex and showed her images of genitals on his cellphone. The victim said both happened many times.
Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said witnesses followed the white truck on Wednesday after seeing the boy jump out, eventually blocking it and detaining the driver until police arrived.
Deputies said 44-year-old Panagiotis Karamanlis pulled his sister's hair, held her to the ground and punched her in the face multiple times after they got into an argument over text messages she had sent to her boyfriend.
Volusia County Sheriff's officials interviewed the boy and his mother outside their home near Daytona Beach last Friday, and posted a video of their discussion to underline the consequences of making school threats.
Police say around 2:30am on August 15, four men disguised in heavy clothing entered the store and stole cash and cigarettes. Police say that the store clerk told them that the men threatened to shoot her if she didn’t cooperate.
After a several month investigation regarding the hit and run fatal crash February 27, on I-75 at mm 202 in Sarasota County, FHP troopers have arrested 28-year-old Robert Herrera as the the hit and run driver.
A deputy came out to the scene and made contact with 23-year-old Joseph Valderramma, noticing yellow stains on his shirt as Valderramma told him that he had gotten his vehicle stuck in the woman’s yard.
Deputies say Karter Dale-Erwin Clark, a fourth grade teacher at Neil Armstrong Elementary in the Charlotte County School District, made up a story about being stopped around 9:30am on December 17, 2018.
Around 1am on August 4, 2019 at the Manatee County Jail, the sheriff's office says 34-year-old Louis Valentin assaulted an inmate while in the Disciplinary Pod Exercise Yard and the incident was caught on camera.
Police say they were looking for 41-year-old Robert Harrelson on warrants for multiple felonies for drugs and weapons and when they found him around 3pm on Thursday, he took off running near Cranberry Elementary School.
The incident happened around 6:25 a.m. at Gopher Hill Road near Verna Bethany Road in Myakka City. The Lakewood Ranch High School bus was southbound on Verna Bethany and the vehicle was headed northbound.