Local Crime Watch: March 23

A sampling of recent police calls and criminal activity in the Gabber’s distribution area.


Sixty Arrested in Outstanding Warrant Sweep

The Gulfport Police Department recently participated in a county-wide intended to reduce the amount of outstanding warrants in Pinellas County.

“Operation Sweep,” March 3 through March 16, involved many Pinellas County agencies, including the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Indian Shores Police Department, Kenneth City Police Department, Largo Police Department, Pinellas Park Police Department, St. Petersburg Police Department, Treasure Island Police Department, FDOC, FDLE, FBI and the United States Marshal Service. The sweep targeted 665 individuals with felony warrants.

According to Detective Sergeant Thomas Woodman of the Gulfport Police Department, several Gulfport detectives were part of the teams that made arrests during the sweep.

A total of 60 suspects were arrested on approximately 71 warrant charges including felony battery, aggravated assault, battery on an elderly person, drug trafficking, drug possession, grand theft motor vehicle, welfare fraud, unemployment compensation fraud, food stamp fraud, to name a few.



Vandalism/criminal mischief – 3/18, 2900 block of 59th St. S.

Stolen Vehicle – 3/20, 6300 block of 10th Ave. S.

Burglary (residence) – 3/20, 4900 block of 15th Ave. S.

Burglary (vehicle) – 3/21, 1400 block of 49th St. S.



Traffic accident – 3/16, 1100 block of Pasadena Ave. S.



Burglary (business) – 3/16, 4900 block of Gulf Blvd

Theft – 3/16, 4900 block of Gulf Blvd.

Theft – 3/17, 300 block of Corey Ave.

Trespass – 3/18, 6700 block of Gulf Blvd.

Battery – 3/19, 6200 block of Gulf Blvd.

Battery – 3/19, 6200 block of Gulf Blvd.

Theft (shoplifting) – 3/20, 5200 block of Gulf Blvd.

Stolen vehicle – 3/21, 69th Ave. and Beach Plz.

Battery – 3/21, 5800 block of Gulf Blvd.

Theft – 3/21, 3800 block of Gulf Blvd.

Burglary (residence) – 3/21, 1400 block of Pass-A-Grille Way


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