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Current Press Releases

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Date Release
07-29-14 2nd UPDATE re. Video Release of Suspects Using
Stolen Credit Card
07-29-14 UPDATE re. Video Release of Suspects Using Stolen Credit Card
07-28-14 Detectives are seeking the public’s help in identifying a couple believed to be involved in the theft of a wallet and use of a stolen credit card
07-28-14 St. Petersburg Homeless Outreach Program in Williams Park
07-25-14 St. Petersburg Police Crime Watch Alert
07-24-14 Police Officers Work with Teens during “Scrubbin’ Da’ Burg” Event
07-23-14 Update to this morning’s “Operation: POT- pourri” Press Conference
07-23-14 St. Petersburg Police Conduct Spice Round-up “Operation: POT-pourri”
07-22-14 Update re. Serious Injury Accident in the area of Jefferson Circle SE and 4th Street North
07-22-14 Body Recovered from Water near Municipal Marina
Identified
07-21-14 Update re. Body Recovered from Water near Municipal Marina
07-18-14 Investigators Seek Suspect in Fatality Hit and Run Accident
07-17-14 Suspect Arrested in 2013 Homicide Case
07-17-14 St. Petersburg Police Department Holds Promotional Ceremony
07-17-14 Swearing In Ceremony for 18 New St. Petersburg Police Officers
07-16-14 One Door Handle Too Many- St. Pete Police Catch Suspected Car Burglars
07-15-14 Suspects Arrested in a String of Residential Burglaries in SE St. Petersburg
07-10-14 The St. Petersburg Police Department Announces Promotions
07-09-14 Fatality Accident at 5372 4th Street North (Palm Garden Condo Complex)
07-05-14 Mother Arrested After Leaving Infant in Hot, Unattended Van
07-03-14 SPPD Warns Against Holiday Gunfire with New PSA
07-01-14 St. Pete Police Explorer Post 980 Wins State
Competition
06-30-14 Suspect in Triple Fatality Accident Arrested
06-29-14 Update re. Efforts to Locate Wanted Suspect Marquice Anderson Suspect in Triple Fatality Accident
06-27-14 Suspect Now Sought in Triple Fatality Accident
06-27-14 Suspect Arrested in Open Air Post Office Robbery
06-27-14 Update4- Hit & Run Double Fatality Accident
at 9th Avenue South and 16th Street
06-27-14 Possible Sinkhole in intersection - 38 Ave S 34 St
06-26-14 3rd Update re. Hit & Run Double Fatality Accident
at 9th Avenue South and 16th Street
06-26-14 2nd Update re. Hit & Run Double Fatality Accident
at 9th Avenue South and 16th Street
06-26-14 St. Petersburg Police looking for purse thieves
06-26-14 Update re. Hit & Run Double Fatality Accident at
9th Avenue South and 16th Street
06-26-14 Hit & Run Double Fatality Accident at 9th Avenue South and 16th Street
06-25-14 Credit Card Skimmer Fraud Alert
06-23-14 Homicide Suspect Taken into Custody
06-21-14 Victim from June 16th Shooting Incident Dies
06-18-14 Bank Robbery, BB&T Bank 100 34th Street North
06-18-14 Just Say Whoa to Bullying!
06-12-14 Update re. Fatality Accident Central Avenue and 58 Street
06-08-14 Pedestrian Fatality Crash - Central Ave & 58 St
06-06-14 MISSING/ENDANGERED PERSON
06-05-14 Fourth Suspect Charged in Shooting Death of Floyd Lassiter
06-05-14 Shooting Incident Outside of Club Onyx, 211 3rd
Street South
06-05-14 Update re. Fatality Hit and Run Crash at 15th Avenue
South and 25th Street South
06-04-14 Hit and Run Fatality Accident - 15 Avenue south and 25th Street
06-02-14 UPDATE To: Video of Auto Theft Suspect Placing Baby on Porch
06-02-14 Update 2 re Homicide at the Gateway Apartments
06-02-14 Third Suspect Charged in Shooting Death of Floyd Lassiter
06-02-14 Fraud Alert from the St. Petersburg Police Department
06-01-14 Update: Homicide Investigation at Gateway Apartments
06-01-14 Homicide Investigation at Gateway Apartments
May 2014
05-30-14 Second Suspect Charged in Shooting Death of Floyd Lassiter
05-27-14 Serious Injury Crash - 4000 Block of 38th Avenue North
05-23-14 Delayed fatality Crash - 3rd Avenue South and 8th Street
05-23-14 Serious Injury Crash - 5000 Block of 38th Avenue North
05-22-14 Detectives Seek Help in Locating Wanted Suspect
05-21-14 Cancel Missing/Endangered Person
05-20-14 Missing/Endangered Person
05-20-14 Video of Auto Theft Suspect Placing Baby on Porch
05-19-14 St. Petersburg Police Department’s Annual Memorial Service
COPS 3K Walk
05-16-14 Update re. Attempt Robbery/Shooting 3212 33rd Avenue North
05-16-14 Narcotic Detectives Conclude “Operation Full Service”
05-16-14 Attempt Robbery/Shooting 3212 33rd Avenue North
05-15-14 Interim Chief David H. DeKay Convenes Chain of Command Board
Memorandum
05-14-14 Update re. Homicide Suspect Arrested
05-14-14 Homicide Suspect Arrested
05-14-14 Detectives Identify Homicide Suspect
05-14-14 Video of Armed Robbery Suspect
Video
05-14-13 Medical related traffic fatality - 1800 66th Street North
05-13-14 2014 C.O.P.S. 3k Walk in Downtown St. Petersburg
05-06-14 Serious Injury Crash - 400 Block of Snell Isle Boulevard Northeast
05-01-14 Interim Chief David H. DeKay Convenes Chain of
Command and Shooting Review Boards
Chain of Commance Memorandum
April 2014
04-29-14 Serious Injury Crash 34th Avenue Northeast and 1st Street
04/27/14 Update re. Homicide in the 2400 block of Auburn Street South

04/27/14 2nd Update re. SWAT Call-up/Officer Involved
Shooting
04/27/14 Update re. SWAT Call-up/Officer Involved Shooting
04/27/14 SWAT Call-up/Officer Involved Shooting
4/25/14 Video of an Armed Robber Wearing a Wolf Mask
Video
04-25-14 Woman Dragged by Truck Driver during Apparent
Road Rage Incident
04-24-14 Suspect Charged in MLK Day Homicide
04-23-14 Serious Injury Crash 1500 block of 62nd Avenue
Northeast
04-23-14 Firefighters and Police Officers Participate in Hoagie Making Competition for Charity
04-22-14 Video of CVS Pharmacy Robber
04-17-14 Update: Fatality Crash 3700 Block of 66th Street
North
04-16-14 Fatality Crash 3700 Block of 66th Street North
04-13-14 2nd Update re. Shooting Incident in the 4300 of
7th Avenue North
04-13-14 Update re Shooting Incident in the 4300 block of
7th Avenue North
04-07-14 UPDATE-Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash
04-07-14 Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash
04-03-14 The St. Petersburg Police Department’s 2013
Officer of the Year
04-02-14 Video of Circle K Robbery
04-02-14 Body of Suicide Victim Mistaken for April Fools
Prank
04-02-14 Convenience Store Armed Robbery Video Released
04-01-14 UPDATE re. Pedestrian Accident 5th Avenue North
and 25th Street
04-01-14 Pedestrian Accident 5th Avenue North and 25th
Street
March 2014
03-28-14 Update Re. Homicide at Jordan Park Apartments
03-28-14 Homicide at Jordan Park Apartments
03-28-14 Convenience Store Owner Charged with Possession/Sale of SPICE
03-27-14 Fatality Crash 38th Avenue North and 34th Street
03-26-14 St. Petersburg Police need help in identifying auto
thieves caught on video
03-25-14 Updated Information: Fatality Crash This Morning
in St. Petersburg
03-25-14 Police Department is Investigating a Fatality Traffic Crash in the 3300 block of 49th Street North
03-23-14 Plane Crash Albert Whitted Airport
03-20-14 Suspect Arrested re. Video Release in Creep-In Style Home Burglary
03-19-14 Cops on Donut Shops for a Special Cause
03-19-14 Video Release in Creep-In Style Home Burglary
Video
03-14-14 Video Released of Convenience Store Armed Robbery
Video
03-13-14 UPDATE re. Missing/Endangered Adult
03-07-14 St. Petersburg Police need help identifying a puppy snatcher
03-04-14 Injury DUI Crash 6800 block Central Ave
03-03-14 Video of a Purple Burglar
Video
03-01-14 U.S. Marshals Service Post Billboard/Reward for Pinellas Trail Robbery Suspect
February 2014
02-27-14

3rd Update re. Carjacking and Pursuit

02-27-14

2nd Update re. Carjacking and Pursuit

02-27-14

Update re. Carjacking and Pursuit

02-27-14

Carjacking and Pursuit

02-25-14 Kids and Guns, Dogs and Schools
02-25-14 UPDATE re. Pick Up Truck Driving on the Pinellas Trail
02-20-14 UPDATE 2 re. Four Suspects in Custody in Series of Pellet Gun Shootings
02-20-14 UPDATE re. Four Suspects in Custody in Series of Pellet Gun Shootings
02-20-14 The St. Petersburg Police Department Announces their Annual Ned March/Bud Purdy Award Recipients
02-12-14 UPDATE re. St. Petersburg Experiences Increase in Auto Burglaries
02-12-14 St. Petersburg Experiences Increase in Auto Burglaries
02-11-14 Serious Crash - 5200 Block of Central Avenue
02-11-14 Fatal Bike Crash - 35th Avenue South and 31st Street South
02-11-14 Detectives Release Video of Robbery to Post Office
Video
January 2014
01-31-14

Update re. Robbery to Chartway Federal Credit Union

01-30-14 Video Release re. Strong Arm Robbery CVS Pharmacy
Video
01-29-14 2nd Update re Homicide at 2849 17 Avenue North
01-28-14 Update re Homicide at 2849 17 Avenue North
01-24-14 VIDEO RELEASE re. BANK ROBBERY 6540 4TH STREET NORTH
Video
01-20-14 Homicide - 1900 block of 14th Street South
01-18-14 Narcotic Drug Law Violation (Meth Lab)
01-16-14 2nd Update re. Report of Person Shot
01-16-14 Update re. Report of Person Shot
01-16-14 Report of Person Shot
01-16-14 UPDATE re. Construction Worker Dies After Fall
01-16-14 Construction Worker Dies After Fall
01-11-14 Reminder re. St. Petersburg Police Athletic League Begins Beach Volleyball Program
01-10-14 Update re. St. Petersburg Internal Affairs Investigates Dog Shooting
01-10-14 St. Petersburg Police Athletic League Begins Beach Volleyball Program
01-09-14 St. Petersburg Internal Affairs Investigates Dog Shooting
01-09-14 2nd UPDATE re Officer Involved Shooting at 1440 49th Street South
01-09-14 Mayor Rick Kriseman and Interim Chief of Police David Dekay Announce a Change to the St. Petersburg Police Department's Pursuit Policy
01-08-14 UPDATE: Officer Involved Shooting at 1440 49th Street South
01-08-14 Officer Involved Shooting at 1440 49th Street South
01-06-14 UPDATE re. St. Petersburg Chief of Police Charles “Chuck” Harmon Retirement Ceremony
01-03-14 Bank Robbery Fugitive Arrested
01-03-14 UPDATE and CORRECTION re. Shooting Investigation at 4248 4th Avenue South
01-03-14 St. Petersburg Chief of Police Charles “Chuck” Harmon Retirement Ceremony
01-02-04 Shooting Investigation at 4248 4th Avenue South
01-02-14 Shooting at 1833 1 Avenue South (Club 1 South)
12-19-13

St. Petersburg Police Department Shooting Review Board Today
Memorandum

12-23-13 St. Petersburg Police Officer Involved in a Shooting
12-23-13

UPDATE: Alleged Kidnapping/Pursuit

12-23-13

Alleged Kidnapping/Pursuit

12-18-13

Three Men Arrested Tonight - Two are Suspects in a Recent Carjacking in St. Petersburg

12-11-13

Serious Injury Crash at 18 Avenue South - Auburn Street South

12-11-13

Chief Harmon Recognizes Life Saving Efforts of Officer and Citizens in Lifting Car Off Injured Man

12-11-13

Homicide 1945 2nd Avenue North

12-06-13

Two Juvenile Suspects Arrested in Carjacking

12-06-13

UPDATE re. Video Released re. String of Auto Burglaries/Vandalisms

12-05-13

Detectives Search for Vandal Caught on Video
Video

12-04-13

Video Released ref.: String of Auto Burglaries/Vandalisms
Video

12-03-013

Video Released re. Attempt Burglary to Family Dollar Store
Video

12-03-13

DUI crash with a Pinellas County School bus
2500 block of 30 Avenue North

11-30-13

Fatal Pedestrian Hit and Run Crash - 400 block of 28th Street South

11-25-13

2nd Update re. Detectives Investigate Apparent Abduction/ Kidnapping

11-25-13

UPDATE re. Detectives Investigate Apparent Abduction/Kidnapping

11-25-13

Detectives Investigate Apparent Abduction/Kidnapping

11-14-13

St. Petersburg Police Department Shooting Review Board
Chief Harmon Shooting Review Memo

11-14-13

St. Petersburg Police Department Releases an Excellent Photo of a Commercial Burglary Suspect

11-12-13

Fatal Crash - 54th Avenue North and 4th Street

11-11-13

Homicide - 2701 Fairfield Avenue South

11-09-13

Homicide - 300 block of 3rd Street South

11-07-13

St. Petersburg Police Arrest a 15 year old girl for cyber bullying

11-07-13

Africanized Killer Bees Attack Dogs

11-01-13

Attempt Homicide - 1600 block of Russell Street South

10-31-13

Chief Charles "Chuck" Harmon Convenes Two Shooting Review Boards

Schmidt Shooting Review Memo

Totz, Turbee, Carter, Karayianes, Kines, Phifer Shooting Review Memo

10-30-13

St. Petersburg Police Issue Scam Alert Involving Prepaid Credit Cards

10-30-13

2nd Update re. 13 Year Old Girl Shot in Her Home

10-29-13

Update re. 13 Year Old Girl Shot in Her Home

10-29-13

13 Year Old Girl Shot in Her Home

10-24-13

Video Released re. Armed Robbery
Video

10-24-13

Video Released re. Commercial Burglary
Video

10-22-13

Thirteen Year Old Suspect Charged with Bringing Gun to School Bus Stop

10-21-13

Suspect Arrested re. SunTrust Bank Robbery

10-21-13

Police Unity Tour Fund Raising Event Today

10-20-13

Serious Injury Pedestrian Crash - 1st Avenue North and 4th Street

10-18-13

Update 4: St. Petersburg Police Officers Involved in a Shooting Death

10-17-13

Update 3: St. Petersburg Police Officers Involved in a Shooting Death

10-17-13

Update 2: St. Petersburg Police Officers Involved in a Shooting Death

10-17-13

Updated Information: St. Petersburg Police Officers
Involved in a Shooting Death

10-17-13

St. Petersburg Police Officers Involved in a Shooting Death

10-16-13

Updated Information: Homicide Suspect Damon Ford Arrested in Clearwater, Florida

10-16-13

St. Petersburg Police Release Video and Photo of SunTrust Bank Robbery Suspect
Video

10-14-13

Video Released re. Armed Robbery to “Check n Go”

10-11-13

Pinellas Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe Releases
Letter in Shooting Death of Ronald Sexton

Mr. McCabe’s letter

10-10-13

St. Petersburg Police Department to Test “StarChase” Pursuit Reduction System

10-10-13

Detectives Announce Arrest in Cold Case Homicide of Sara Lynn Wineski

10-08-13

Detectives Seek Suspect in Homicide of Caleb Scott

10-04-13

UPDATE: Homicide of Caleb Scott

10-04-13

Homicide of Caleb Scott

10-01-13

St. Petersburg Police Department and Tyrone Square Mall Team Up tonight to Promote October as Crime Prevention Month

10-01-13

Attempted Homicide at 1036 13 Ave S

09-30-13

Attempt Homicide at 4212 Cortez Way South

09-26-13

Chief Charles "Chuck" Harmon Covenes Shooting Review Board

09-24-13

3rd Update re. Officer Involved Shooting

09-23-13

2nd Update re. Officer Involved Shooting

09-23-13

Update re. Officer Involved Shooting

09-23-13

Officer Involved Shooting

09-19-13

Delayed Fatal Pedestrian Crash

09-19-13

St. Petersburg Police Department Issues Trauma Kits to Officers

09-17-13

Wanted Fugitive, Three Others Arrested on Charges of Child Abuse

09-09-13

Car vs. school bus accident at 62 Avenue South and 7th Street

09-07-13

Update 3 re. Officers Involved Shooting at 3311 40th Street North

09-07-13

Update 2 re. Officers Involved Shooting at 3311 40th Street North

09-07-13

Update re. Officers Involved Shooting at 3311 40th Street North

Images
Ammo on Bedroom floor

Rifle Cases and Ammo on Bed
Shotgun and Ammo
44 cal. magnum revolver

09-07-13

Officers Involved Shooting

09-04-13

St. Petersburg Chief of Police Charles “Chuck” Harmon Announces His Intention to Retire

09-03-13

Update #2: St. Petersburg Police Officers Involved in a Shooting Death

09-02-13

Update: St. Petersburg Police Officers Involved in a
Shooting Death

09-02-13

St. Petersburg Police Officers involved in a Shooting Death

09-01-13

Update re. Shooting at 6603 14th Street North

09-01-13

Shooting at 6603 14th Street North

08-30-13

The St. Petersburg Police Department will conduct a DUI/Safety Checkpoint Operation tonight beginning at 10:30 p.m.

08-29-13

Update re. Missing and Endangered Runaway

08-29-13

Update re. Shooting at 16th Avenue South and 35th Street

08-29-13

Shooting at 16th Avenue South and 35th Street

08-27-13

Update re. Body Found in Lake Ruby, 26th Avenue and 35th Street North

08-27-13

UPDATE re. Shooting Investigation at 59th Avenue South
and 31st Street

08-27-13

Shooting Investigation at 59th Avenue South and 31 Street

08-27-13

Updated Information for Fatality Crash on August 25, 2013

08-24-13

Drowning 26th Avenue and 35th Street North

08-23-13

Update re. Drowning at Eckerd College

08-23-13

Drowning at Eckerd College

08-23-13

UPDATE re. Suspicious Death at 8074 23rd Street North

08-23-13

2nd Update re. Homicide Investigation at 3405 34th Street North

08-23-13

Suspicious Death at 8074 23rd Street North

08-22-13

Correction re. Homicide Investigation at 3405 34th Street North

08-22-13

Update re. Homicide Investigation at 3405 34th Street
North

08-20-13

2nd UPDATE re. Detectives Investigating Homicide in the 1600 Block of 27th Street South

08-20-13

Detectives Release Video in Gas Station Robbery
Video

08-19-13

Chemical explosion at a home in St. Petersburg tonight

08-19-13

UPDATE re. Detectives Investigating Homicide in the 1600 Block of 27th Street South

08-19-13

Detectives Investigating Homicide in the 1600 Block of 27th Street South

08-18-13

Homicide at 600 40th Street North, #119

08-16-13

15 Year Old Shot during Confrontation with 13 Year Old

08-15-13

Serious Injury Crash

08-15-13

St. Petersburg Police Department’s new DROP Unit deals with the rise in auto theft

08-12-13

UPDATE re. Robbery to Bank of America, 2145 34 Street North

08-10-13

2nd Update re. Shooting at 4313 21st Street North

08-09-13

Pinellas Pasco State Attorney Bernie McCabe Releases Letter in Shooting Death of Carlos Compton

08-09-13

Robbery to Bank of America, 2145 34 Street North

08-09-13

UPDATE Shooting at 4313 21st Street North

08-09-13

Re. Shooting at 4313 21 Street North

08-08-13

Boating Accident

08-05-13

Drive by Shooting

08-02-13

Shooting Incident at 3801 6th Street South

07-31-13

Carjacking / Credit Card Fraud - Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Video    

07-30-13

St. Petersburg Police Arrest Man for Operating a Marijuana
Grow House discovered after the Fire Department was summoned to an electrical fire at the house

07-29-13

Update re. Missing and Endangered Runaway

07-28-13

Homicide at 1803 Beach DR SE

07-26-13

Missing and Endangered Runaway

07-25-13

Chief Charles “Chuck” Harmon held a Chain of Command
Board and Two Shooting Review Boards Today

Memorandum Christopher Goodwin
PCSO Video - Goodwin

Memorandun - Devin Jones and Curtis Wright

07-25-13

Update re. Homicide at 3134 Queensboro Avenue South

07-25-13

Homicide at 3134 Queensboro Avenue South

07-24-13

St. Petersburg Police Department Forfeiture Fund Award
Program

07-23-13

UPDATE re. Bank Robbery at Fifth Third Bank, 2201 66th
Street North

Image 1    Image 2     Image 3

07-23-13

Bank Robbery at Fifth Third Bank, 2201 66th Street North

07-17-13

Updated Information: The St. Petersburg Police
Department releases the names of the Two St. Petersburg
Police Officers Involved in the Shooting Death of Carlos
Crompton

07-17-13

Updated Information: Two St. Petersburg Police Officers
Involved in a Shooting Death

07-16-13

St. Petersburg Police Officer involved in a Shooting Tonight

07-10-13

Suspect Charged in Burglaries to Tented Homes

07-10-13

Chief of Police Charles “Chuck” Harmon Convened Two Shooting Review Boards Today - Board 2

07-10-13

Chief of Police Charles “Chuck” Harmon Convened Two Shooting Review Boards Today - Board 1

07-05-13

Serious Injury Crash

07-03-13

Shooting Incident at 5250 4th Street North (Hiro’s Tokyo
Steakhouse)

07-02-13

St. Petersburg Police and Fire/Rescue PSA reminds everyone to celebrate safely on Independence Day!

07-02-13

Bar Manager Charged with Aggravated Battery

07-02-13

Armed Carjacking/ Pursuit

06-25-13

Detectives Investigate Domestic Related Stabbing

06-21-13

12 Year Old Robbed by 15 Year Old with Gun

06-17-13

Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Host the First Annual Multi-Jurisdictional Police Explorer Academy for Pinellas County Youth

06-21-13

Father and Four Year Old Daughter Attacked by Family Dogs