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4 hrs ago | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Joseph Stasionis, 64, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon Wednesday, Oct. 7, after police say the intoxicated Largo resident stabbed a woman in the back with a screwdriver during a domestic incident. Upon responding to a call of a domestic disturbance, police say they found the woman stabbed in the upper back. Comment?
12 hrs ago | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
A 64-year-old Clearwater man was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder during a domestic disturbance Wednesday, Oct. 7. According to a media release, Largo police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance with a gun about 8:19 p.m. in the area of Melrose on the Bay apartments, 16321 Bolesta Road, Clearwater. Police said Randy Etter was arguing with his spouse when she retreated to a bathroom and closed the door. Comment?
Wednesday | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
A pair of cases that were years in the making ended successfully for the Largo Police Department on Oct. 1 as both suspects were sentenced to life in prison. Richard Louis Pierson, a 71-year-old Largo man with a history of physically abusing his wife, was found guilty of first-degree murder for strangling her, while Brandon Michael Bostick, 24, of Largo was found guilty of sexual battery and kidnapping for the rape of a 63-year-old jogger in Taylor Park. Comment?
Friday Oct 2 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
Pinellas Detectives crack a racketeering ring they say was preying on the elderly, Home Depot and Lowe's for 3 years. Pinellas sheriff: Scheme harassed, terrorized elderly victims Pinellas Detectives crack a racketeering ring they say was preying on the elderly, Home Depot and Lowe's for 3 years. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 29 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Ryan Lomerson, 21, of Largo, was arrested on one charge of attempted murder Sept. 26 after Largo police say he stabbed another man following a verbal and physical dispute. Comment?
Friday Sep 25 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Sixty-four arrests have been made in the past five weeks, as local law enforcement agencies collaborate to deal with a recent increase in auto theft and auto burglaries. Two police chiefs and the Pinellas County Sheriff announced results of the work done by a 36-member Auto Theft Task Force at a Sept. Comment?
Tuesday Sep 22 | via Patch.com
A Pinellas County man with a military background recently went to great lengths to prove that point. The man, whose name is not being released, attached a GoPro camera to his belt to document his encounters with his estranged wife as the two go through a bitter divorce and custody battle involving twin 2-year-olds. Comment?
Wednesday Sep 16 | via Tampa Bay Newspapers
Largo police detectives have arrested a homeless man in connection with a July 13 murder at Tara Garden Apartments, 1630 Jefferson St., Largo. According to a media release, detectives arrested Frank Charles Freeman, 23, a Clearwater transient on Sept. Comment?
Sunday Sep 13 | via Automotive News
It's now clear that state and federal regulators are actively pursuing what they consider to be unlawful activity in dealerships' F&I departments. The Federal Trade Commission and other enforcement agencies have cracked down on hundreds of dealerships in the U.S. and Canada for customer loan fraud, wrongful sales of add-on products and services, and deceptive advertising. Comment?
Sep 3, 2015 | via WFLX-TV West Palm Beach
Miami-Dade police said Thursday that authorities arrested 23-year-old Joseph Michael Cabrera of Key Largo in the St. Louis area. It wasn't immediately clear when he will be returned to Florida, nor did police detail the exact charges against him. Comment?
Jul 14, 2015 | via WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg
A 21-year-old man was killed in a shooting at the Tara Gardens Apartment complex in Largo Monday night. Arrest made in Largo murder case A 21-year-old man was killed in a shooting at the Tara Gardens Apartment complex in Largo Monday night. Comment?
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