Gulfport Woman Arrested for Child Abuse

Gulfport Woman Arrested on Child Abuse Charge

A 28-year-old Gulfport woman was arrested and jailed on child abuse charges Thanksgiving Day after reportedly whipping her 8-year-daughter with a phone charger cord, according to police.

Sgt. Thomas Woodman, who was called to the house at 5214 11th Ave. S. around 8 p.m. November 24, said the child “was whipped twice with a phone charger cord, leaving marks and welts.” The incident took place between 8 and 9 p.m. the previous evening, he said.

“It was determined there was child abuse and the mother was charged as such,” Woodman said. “She was arrested on Thanksgiving Day and transported to Pinellas County Jail.”

The child was left with her grandmother, he said.

The Gabber is withholding the name of the mother in order to protect the child’s identity.

A sampling of police reports from November 30 to December 7 in Gulfport, St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena.

Sources: Pinellas County Crime Viewer, the Gulfport Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.


A man who ran into his house for a moment Thanksgiving Day leaving his SUV running outside with his toddler in it came out to find the vehicle in the process of being stolen, according to police. The child was unharmed in the incident.

Shawn Rodriguez called police to his home on the 1400 block of York Street about 2:40 p.m. November 24 saying the thief or thieves had tried to steal his SUV but crashed it into a neighbor’s car across the street.

Police said one witness reported seeing one youth fleeing on foot from the scene while another witness reported seeing two.

No one was apprehended.

Police said a man working on a house in the 5400 block of Jersey Avenue on November 25 found a thief inside his truck and held him a gunpoint until police arrived.

Cedrick Crittion was arrested on vehicle burglary and theft charges.

A police officer on a routine patrol November 26 decided to investigate when saw the front door of a house in the 2400 block of 57th Street open and a television lying in the front yard.

According to police, the resident told the officer he had become frustrated and thrown his television out.

A car that was reportedly locked but had the valet key in the center console was stolen from the Groton Building in Town Shores between 6:30 and 9 p.m. on November 27, police reported.

That same evening the car was seen racing down 49th Street and 18th Avenue South.

The car was later recovered by St. Petersburg Police at 3729 9th Ave. S. with minor damage, Gulfport Police Sgt. Thomas Woodman said.

A woman in a motorized wheelchair was struck by a car at Gulfport Boulevard and 58th St. S. at 11:30 a.m. November 28, police said.

According to police, Susan Crompton, 60, of Gulfport, claimed the cross signal was green for pedestrians while the driver, Elizabeth Anderson, 33, of Gulfport, said she had the left turn arrow.

Crompton was taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital but no further details were available, according to Gulfport Police Sgt. Thomas Woodman.

He said investigators were unable were establish who might have been at fault and no charges were filed.


12/2, 4:49 p.m., 4900 block of 11th Ave. S

Burglary – residence

12/3, 5:15 a.m., 2300 block of 51st St. S.

Burglary – vehicle

12/5, 2 a.m., 5200 block of 10th Ave. S.

12/5, 2:30 a.m., 5000 block of Newton Ave. S.

12/5, 9:20 a.m., 6300 block of 13th Ave. S.

12/5, 6 p.m., 4900 Block of Newton Ave. S.

12/5, 9 p.m., 5200 block of 10th Ave. S.

12/5, 11 p.m., 1200 block of 53rd St. S.

12/6, 2:10 p.m., 5400 block of 26th Ave. S.

12/6, 7 p.m., 1300 block of Pelican Creek Crsg.

Theft – grand

12/1, 8 a.m., 6000 block of Gulfport Blvd. S.

Theft – petit

12/1, 3 p.m., 5700 block of 19th Ave. S.

12/4, 4 p.m., 5700 block of Shore Blvd. S.

12/5, 10 p.m., 4900 block of Newton Ave. S.

Traffic accident

12/2, 2:21 p.m., 54th St. and 11th Ave. S.

12/3, 1:50 a.m., 5000 block of Tangerine Ave. S.


11/30, 9:43 a.m., 1800 block of 55th St. S.

Vandalism – criminal mischief

11/30, 1 p.m., 5900 block of 30th Ave. S.


St. Pete Beach


11/30, 12 p.m., 4300 block of Gulf Blvd.


12/6, 12:32 p.m., 6100 block of Gulf Blvd.

Burglary – vehicle

12/5, 12 a.m., 3100 block of W. Maritana Dr.

12/5, 8:30 p.m., 3100 block of W. de Bazan Ave.

Stolen vehicle

11/30, 12 a.m., 2400 block of W. Vina del Mar Blvd.

Theft – grand

12/3, 11 a.m., 1100 block of Pass-A-Grille Way

12/4, 11 p.m., 3400 block of Gulf Blvd.

Theft – petit

12/1, 4:05 p.m., 6300 block of Gulf Blvd.

12/1, 7 p.m., 2000 block of W. Vina del Mar Blvd.

12/5, 12 p.m., 6100 block of Gulf Winds Dr.

Theft – shoplifting

 11/30, 5:12 p.m., 300 block of 75th Ave.

Vandalism – criminal mischief

12/3, 6:30 p.m., 7400 block of Gulf Blvd.

South Pasadena

Burglary – vehicle

11/30, 7:15 a.m., Date Palm Ave. S. and La Plaza Ave. S.

12/1, 12:30 p.m., 900 block of Oleander Way S.

12/5, 12 p.m., 6800 block of Gulfport Blvd. S.

Stolen vehicle

12/6, unknown time, 1700 block of Harbor Pl. S.

Theft – grand

11/30, 10:05 a.m., 6700 block of W. Flamingo Way S.

 12/1, 3:30 p.m., 6800 block of Gulfport Blvd. S.

Theft – petit

 11/30, 10:25 a.m., 6800 block of Gulfport Blvd. S.





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