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News Releases - 2015

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Release Date
December 2015
12-31-15 Suspect Arrested re. Aaron Davis Homicide
12-27-15 Serious Injury Crash - 10400 Block of Roosevelt Boulevard North
12-27-15 Update 2 re. Shooting in the 4100 block of 3rd Avenue South
12-27-15 Update re. Shooting in the 4100 block of 3rd Avenue South
12-23-15 Arrest of Drew Allen Reed
12-21-15 Update re. Accidental Deaths at 2175 Corrine Court Street South
12-17-15 Update re. SWAT Situation on Cherry Street Northeast
12-17-15 Shooting death - 1828 16 St S
12-16-15 Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, Felony Possession of Marijuana -2200 block of 13th Avenue South
12-15-15 Shooting - 2321 13 Ave S
12-15-15 Update re. 12 year old Steals Auto from 89 year old Victim
12-08-15 Update re. Drive-by Shooting and Pursuit
12-07-15 Homicide Update - Fountainhead Court Apts
12-05-15 Serious Injury Pedestrian Crash
12-02-15 Arson Investigation
12-01-15 2nd Arrest in Homicide
November 2015
11-30-15 One of two suspects arrested in homicide
11-29-15 Shooting Death Update
11-29-15 Shooting Death
11-24-15 Video of Armed Robbery to Pharmacy Released
11-23-15 Serious Injury Crash - 4200 block of 16th Street North
11-23-15 Update re. Carjacking/Pursuit
11-23-15 Carjacking/Pursuit - 39th Avenue South and 8th Street
11-15-15 Serious Injury Crash - 1200 Block of 54th Avenue North
11-12-15 Drive Through Shooting update
11-11-15 Update 3 to shooting -2629 11th St. North - 2nd Arrest
11-11-15 Update 2 to shooting -2629 11th St. North - Arrest Made
11-10-15 Update to shooting -2629 11th St. North
11-10-15 Chief Holloway convenes a Command Review Board
11-10-10 Update to Pedestrian Hit and Run Fatality
11-05-15 Armed Robber takes child to rob a store
October 2015
10-30-15 DUI Arrest Leads to Drug Trafficking Charges
10-30-15 Auto Theft at Gas Stations/Convenience stores
10-29-15 Super Recognizer?
10-28-15 Police Investigating Apparent Shooting Death
10-27-15 Purple Heart and Medal of Valor Among Awards at upcoming St. Petersburg Police Ceremony
10-19-15 Officer Friendly Book Club
10-14-15 Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested
10-09-15 Fatal Accident Investigation
10-09-15 Arrest of the Walgreens Pill Thief
10-08-15 Placido Bayou Car Thief Leaves his Court Papers in a Stolen Car and Drives 2nd Stolen Car to Police HQ
10-07-15 Update Re: Bulldozer death
10-06-15 Theft of $100,000+ of Prescription Drugs
10-05-15 Armed Robber Shoots Store Clerk
10-05-15 The SPPD Community Resource Bus Connection
10-01-15 New “John” Law Takes Effect Today
September 2015
09-29-15 Man and Woman Charged in a String of Armed Robberies
09-28-15 1st Police Agency in the Country to Use New Phone APP
09-28-15 Update re. Two St. Petersburg Police Officers Hurt in Crash
09-28-15 Two Officers were Hurt in a Crash
09-18-15 Update re. Shooting at Tyrone Square Mall
09-17-15 Fat Boys Deli Ruled Nuisance
09-14-15 Suspect Arrested in Armed Carjacking and Hit & Run Crash
09-14-15 Mother Arrested for Heroin Possession outside Day Care Facility
09-08-15 Photos Released in Retail Purse Thefts
09-05-15 Update re. Fatality Crash/ Leaving the Scene Involving a Death
09-04-15 Update: Crash and Armed Kidnapping at 110 Ave North and 4th St
09-04-15 Two-day Vice and Narcotics Operation ends in arrests and drugs seized
09-04-15 Citizens Police Academy
09-03-15 Update: body in water
09-03-15 Father Arrested in Death of 7-week old infant
09-02-15 Video Released of Strong Arm Robbery Suspect
09-02-15 Armed Robbery Video Released
August 2015
08-25-15 Update re. Homicide 13 Avenue North and 28th Street
08-25-15 Scam Alert: 84 Year Old Woman Scammed Out of $10,000+ and Jewelry
08-23-15 St. Petersburg Police Remind Drivers That Schools are Back in Session
08-14-15 Bar employee arrested for selling drugs
08-12-15 Fatal Motorcycle Crash
08-07-15 Serious Injury Crash 5900 Block 1st Ave S
08-06-15 Aggravated Battery Investigation
08-05-15 Chief Anthony Holloway Appointed Co-Chairperson of the American Bar Association’s Task Force on Body Cameras
08-05-15 Undercover Prostitution Operation
08-03-14 St. Petersburg Police and Target Host National Night Out Party
08-03-15 UPDATE : Homicide Investigation - 727 87th Avenue North
08-03-15 Homicide Investigation - 727 87th Avenue North
08-01-15 Wrong Way Driver Arrested
July 2015
07-27-15 Update Suspect in Custody re. Just Occurred Bank Robbery
07-24-15 Detective Seek Public Assistance in Counterfeit Check Scam
07-22-15 UPDATE : Fatal Accident on 4th St N
07-21-15 Robbery Video Release
07-11-15 UPDATE: Attempt to Locate re. Armed Robberies
07-10-15 Attempt to Locate re. Armed Robberies
07-07-15 Shooting 4800 block of 12 Avenue South
07-07-15 Hit & Run Accident Involving Three Year Old Child
07-07-15 Command Review Board Sustains Complaint against Officer Allan McTavish
07-07-15 Update: Teen shooting
07-07-15 Battle of the DJ’s
07-05-15 Suspect Charged in Shooting of Teen
07-04-15 Teen Shot - Update
07-04-15 Teen Shot
07-04-15 Body Identified
07-02-15 Bank Robber Arrest
07-01-15 Update to Vice and Narcotics Search Warrant
07-01-15 Vice and Narcotics Search Warrant
June 2015
06-29-15 St. Petersburg Police Explorers in State Competition
06-27-15 Mother Stabs Son
06-18-15 Police Present Safety Class for Realtors
06-18-15 Nuisance Abatement Board Orders New Plaza to Close
06-09-15 Command Staff Review: Sustained Complaint against Officer James Knight
06-09-15 Details of an overnight police pursuit- no injuries
06-09-15 MISSING/ENDANGERED PERSON - John Paul Cowie- W/M 06/12/1955
06-08-15 Update: Detectives arrested a suspect in the realtor kidnapping/robbery
06-05-15 UPDATE: New Video Released Re. Realtor Kidnapping/Robbery

06-05-15 St. Petersburg Police Promotion Ceremony
06-05-15 Fatal Crash 6000 block of the Pinellas Bayway
06-04-15 Composite of Realtor Suspect

06-04-15 Realtor Case New Information

Audio of supect's voice
06-04-15 Video released in Realtor Robbery
06-03-15 Two Realtors Attacked in St. Pete
May 2015
05-20-15 Police Car Runs Over Man Lying in the Road
05-19-15 Injured Officer Recognized
05-19-15 Car Injured Officer and Crashed into House
05-18-15 UPDATE: Officer Shot / Suspect Deceased
05-17-15 Officer Shot / Suspect Deceased
05-15-15 Serious Injury Crash
05-14-15 Undercover Vehicle Burglars Arrested
05-14-15 Cruiser Crash
05-13-15 Update: Vehicle Crash and Fire
05-12-15 Vehicle Crash and Fire
05-04-15 Fatality Crash
05-03-15 Vehicle Crash and Water Rescue
05-01-15 Homicide on Melrose Ave. South
April 2015
04-28-15 SWAT Call Up
04-16-15 Murder Suspect Arrested
04-14-15 WANTED: Murder Suspect
04-13-15 Delayed Fatal Accident
04-13-15 Police Reaccreditation Process
04-11-15 DUI Fatality
04-09-15 Granade Detonation
04-07-15 Police Investigate Shooting
04-03-15 Video of Armed Robbery
04-02-15 Two Arrested in Carjacking
04-01-15 Suspect Arrested In Series of Armed Robberies
04-01-15 Chief Holloway Convenes Command Review Board
04-01-15 Police Increase Enforcement of Prostitution Laws
March 2015
03-29-15 St. Petersburg launches the “2nd Chance” program for young offenders
03-26-15 Detectives Seek Identity of Craigslist Fraud Suspect
03-26-15 Witness Photo Leads to Arrest in Home Burglary
03-25-15 Video Release re. Commercial Burglary
03-25-15 Update re. Animal Abuse Case at 4162 13th Avenue North
03-25-15 PARK, WALK, and CHEER! ... teaming up for the community
03-23-15 PARK, WALK, and CHEER!
03-19-15 Police arrest suspect who ran from K9 and officers earlier today
03-19-15 K-9 Bitten by Rattlesnake
03-18-15 2nd Update re. Shooting at 6265 2nd Ave North
03-18-15 Update: Shooting 6265 2nd Ave N
03-13-15 Undercover Police Officers Conduct Drug Operation in the Downtown Area
List of those arrested
03-13-15 Update 2: Wrong Way Driver Hits Officer
03-13-15 Update: Wrong Way Driver Hits Officer
03-12-15 Update re. Fatality Pedestrian Accident 30th Avenue North and 26th Street
03-12-15 Update: Shooting Investigation
03-12-15 Shooting Death Investigation
03-11-15 TIP411 Leads to Grand Theft Arrest
03-09-15 Police arrest juveniles for breaking into a church and two church vans
03-08-15 Update:St. Petersburg Police are investigating a stabbing
03-08-15 St. Petersburg Police are investigating a stabbing
03-05-15 Graffiti Artist Arrested
03-05-15 Update re. 335 7th Avenue North
03-02-15 Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Shoplifters
February 2015
02-26-15 The St. Petersburg Police Department Announces their Annual Ned March/Bud Purdy Award Recipients
02-26-15 Antique Weaponry Stolen from St. Petersburg Home
02-20-15 Medically Related Fatal Crash
02-20-15 Detectives Seek Help in Identifying Sunglass Thief
02-19-15 Bike Thefts Increase in the Downtown Area
02-17-15 UPDATE re. SWAT Deployment
02-17-15 Update: Shooting at the Obama Convenience Store
02-17-15 Shooting at the Obama Convenience Store
02-13-15 Organized Theft Ring Targets Lingerie Shop
02-12-15 Police Arrest 3 in Gun Safe Theft
02-11-15 Suspect Arrested in Hit and Run Death
02-11-15 Graffiti Artist Arrested
02-07-15 Fatal Pedestrian Crash -1900 Block 4 St N
02-05-15 Promotion Ceremony
02-05-15 Drug Arrest
02-04-15 Woman Arrested for Shooting into Motel Room Occupied by Children
02-04-15 Homicide - 1151 10 Avenue South
02-01-15 Fatality Crash -700 block of Atwood Avenue North
January 2015
01-31-15 Attempt Homicide 518 3rd Avenue South #813
01-30-15 St. Petersburg Police Auto Theft/ burglary Statistics and Video Link
01-30-15 St. Pete Police alerts the public about an alarming spike in auto thefts
01-28-15 Man Charged in December Sexual Assault
01-27-15 Sixteen Year Old Charged with 1st Degree Murder
01-27-15 Reminder for Tonight: St. Pete Police Hosts Community Forum on Race Relations
01-26-15 Police Community Forum -A Conversation with the Chief
01-25-15 St. Petersburg Police and Fire Rescue respond to Man threatening to burn building
01-23-15 Woman Charged with Elderly Abuse
01-23-15 Update re. Attempt Homicide 1205 Dr. MLK Street South
01-19-15 Attempted Homicide
01-19-15 Homicide
01-16-15 Police Seek Graffiti Artist
01-15-15 Fatal Pedestrian Crash
01-14-15 St. Pete Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian
01-14-15 Teacher Arrested for Lewd & Lascivious Battery on Student
01-14-15 Video Release re. Armed Robberies
01-14-15 Grand Theft Video Release
01-13-15 3nd Update re. Submerged Vehicle Investigation
01-13-15 Update 2 Update re. Submerged Vehicle Investigation
01-13-15 Chief Holloway Convenes Chain of Command Board
01-13-15 Update- Submerged Vehicle Investigation
01-12-15 St. Petersburg Police Investigating a Car in a Lake
01-09-15 St. Petersburg Police Ask for Information Leading up to Phoebe Jonchuck’s Death
01-08-15 St. Petersburg Vice and Narcotics Detectives Make Arrests at Chronic Drug House
01-08-15 Father Charged in Daughter’s Murder
01-08-15 Child thrown into the water from Dick Misener Bridge
01-07-15 Charter Fishing Captain Catches Tackle Thief
01-07-15 Convenience Store Robbed for Third Time in Three Months
01-06-15 Inmate Sammie Lee Mathis dies
01-06-15 St. Petersburg PAL hosts Watoto fun day!
01-06-15 Tanker truck crash at Gandy Blvd and 4 St N
01-05-14 Update re. Fatality Accident 3500 Block of 34th Street North
01-05-15 Traffic Fatality - 3500 Block of 34th Street North
01-02-15 Suspect Arrested in Homicide of Stanley Tipsword
01-01-15 Fatality Crash - 2600 Block 22 Ave S