Local Crime Watch: Feb 18

Photo courtesy of the Gulfport Police Department

Photo courtesy of the Gulfport Police Department

Overturned Vehicle Disrupts Rush Hour on Gulfport Blvd. 

A vehicle accident made the rush hour commute on Gulfport Boulevard even tougher on Wednesday when an overturned vehicle blocked lanes at the intersection of Gulfport Blvd. and 52nd Street.

The vehicle, a 1997 Jeep Cherokee, overturned after running the red light while traveling westbound on Gulfport Blvd. The Jeep struck a 2012 Hyundai Tucson in the intersection before rolling over.

No injuries were reported and the driver of the Jeep was issued only a moving violation for running a red light.

This accident comes only weeks after city council voted against renewing its contract for red light cameras in Gulfport intersections. Though no camera was ever  located at the intersection of the accident.

 

Valentine’s Day Massacre… of Auto Thefts

There was no love from burglars on Valentine’s Day in St. Pete Beach where break-ins were reported on nearly a dozen vehicles.

According to an email sent by St. Pete Beach Executive Assistant Eileen Torres, “all vehicles burglarized were left unlocked.”

Also according to the email, Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies contacted the homeowner’s association hit hardest by the spree and passed out pamphlets of information. The short version? Lock your car doors.

 

 

GULFPORT

Theft (grand) – 2/10, 900 block of 58th St. S.

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/11, 54th St and Essex Ave. S.

Battery – 2/12, 500 block of Tangerine Ave. S.

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/12, 5700 block of 26th Ave. S

Assault – 2/13, Beach Blvd. and 28th Ave. S.

Theft  – 2/13, 5700 block of Shore Blvd.

Theft (grand) – 2/13, 5500 block of Shore Blvd.

 

SOUTH PASADENA

Burglary (residence) – 2/10, 1300 block for Pasadena Ave. S.

Missing Person – 2/11, 1400 block of Seagull Drive.

Battery – 2/12, 1500 block of Pasadena Ave. S.

Theft (grand) – 2/13, 1800 block of Shore Drive

Theft – 2/14, 6800 block of Gulfport Blvd. S.

 

ST. PETE BEACH

Traffic accident – 2/11, 73rd Ave and Coquina Way

Vandalism/criminal mischief – 2/11, 700 block of 64th Ave.

Trespass – 2/12 5200 block of Gulf Blvd.

Theft (grand) – 2/12, 200 block of N. Tessier Drive

Battery – 2/13, 600 block of 78th Ave.

Trespass – 2/13, 7600 block of Blind Pass Road

Theft – 2/13, 6000 block of Gulf Blvd.

Traffic Accident – 2/13, 3400 block of Gulf Blvd.

Theft (petty) – 2/13, 2200 block of W. Vina Del Mar Blvd.

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/14, 3000 block of W Maritana Drive

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/14, 3000 block of W Maritana Drive

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/14, 3000 block of W Maritana Drive

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/14, 3100 block of Second St. W.

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/14, 3100 block of E. Vina del Mar Blvd.

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/14, 3100 block of E. Vina del Mar Blvd.

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/14, 3000 block of E. Vina del Mar Blvd.

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/14, 2900 block of E. Vina del Mar Blvd.

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/14, 2800 block of W. Vina del Mar Blvd.

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/14, 100 block of 21st Ave.

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/14, 100 block of 21st Ave.

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/15, 5300 block of Gulf Blvd.

Burglary (vehicle) – 2/15, 2800 block of Sunset Way

Vandalism/criminal mischief – 2/15, 1900 block of W. Vina del Mar Blvd.

 

 

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