Release posted on 9-18-21 at 1:38 p.m.
St. Petersburg Police Department responded to a carjacking, attempt carjacking, and Home Invasion all done by the same suspect in a case that began with additional crimes in Clearwater Police Department's jurisdiction. P.C.S.O. was also involved in this case.
At 5:47 A.M. in St. Petersburg, Jamie David Smith, DOB 7-21-89, crashed the vehicle he was driving into the sign of Park Street Baptist Church, 3901 Park Street N.
A good Samaritan pulling a trailer with a boat, stopped to inquire if he was OK. At that point Smith carjacked the vehicle and drove off with the boat and trailer in tow. He later lost control, the boat and trailer detached, and he swerved to oncoming traffic.
Then, he tried to carjack another vehicle, pulling on the door handle, but was unsuccessful.
Then he ran off and knocked on the door of a random house in the 5200 block of Dartmouth Ave. North. Smith forced his way inside.
After being surrounded by police, Smith was taken into custody without incident. The homeowner is okay.
Smith faces charges for hit and run,carjacking, attempted carjacking, and home invasion.
Smith also faces charges from Clearwater police for incidents before he drove to St. Pete.
Jamie David Smith
St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer