Local Crime Watch: Oct 12

A sampling of police reports from September 29, 2017 through October 8, 2017 in Gulfport, South Pasadena and St. Pete Beach.

Sources: Gulfport Police Department, Media Alert and Pinellas County Crime Viewer



9-28 – Theft in the 5100 block of Gulfport Boulevard South. A business owner reported that 10 days ago someone stole three metal chairs from the outside of the business. There were no witnesses or evidence.

9-28 – Theft at the Dollar General store. A citizen reported that the night before he was at Dollar General and accidentally left his phone on the checkout counter. Sometime after he left it was stolen by a juvenile who was caught on camera. Store employees identified the juvenile and Officer Marshall was able to speak with the juvenile’s coach at school. The coach tracked the suspect down and retrieved the phone, which was returned to the owner.

9-28 – Animal call in the 5100 block 9th Avenue South. An officer responded to a call that a child that had been bitten by a dog. The officer observed a small bite mark on the child. The child was transported to All Children’s Hospital as a precaution. Animal control was notified.

9-28 – Animal call at the corner of 28th Avenue South and 54th Street South. A woman riding on the sidewalk was bit on the elbow by a medium size dog. The dog owner left the scene but did come to police station to speak with officers. Animal control was notified of the incident.

9-29 – Stolen vehicle in the 5700 block of 26th Avenue South. The victim reported her vehicle keys went missing about a week ago. She was in her residence at 4 a.m. and heard her vehicle being unlocked using the key fob. When she looked out the window, the vehicle was leaving the driveway and headed north on 58th Street South.

9-29 – Stolen vehicle in the 5700 block of 30th Avenue South. The St. Petersburg Police Department was attempting to locate a suspect in the area of 51st Street South and 3rd Avenue South when they found a tag in the yard. They requested a go-by at the registered address and Gulfport Police discovered the vehicle had been stolen overnight. Officer Sigsbee later returned to the area where the tag was located and found the stolen vehicle.

9-29 – Crash/DUI in the 5700 block of Gulfport Boulevard South. Officers responded to an accident where a Ford Explorer rear-ended a tow truck that was stopped at a red light. The driver was cited for no proof of insurance and careless driving. Richard Price was also arrested for DUI.

9-30 – Stolen vehicle in the 5900 block of Shore Boulevard. The St. Petersburg Police Department responded to a suspicious vehicle in their city, which was registered to a victim who lives in Town Shores. Officer Priest made contact with the victim who did not know where his car was and no one had permission to be using it.

9-30 – Vehicle burglary in the 700 block of 51st Street South. A person reported that someone used a rock to smash out a window in his semi-tractor that was parked in an open field. The only item stolen was a fire extinguisher.

10-01 – Stolen vehicle in the 2500 block of Beach Boulevard. Resident parked his truck on Beach Boulevard and then went inside. He left keys in the vehicle and it was unlocked.

10-01 – Vehicle burglary in the 800 block of 60th Street South. Resident came out to his unlocked vehicle to go to work and noticed that his GPS was missing. A review of security footage showed an unknown suspect entering the vehicle. Another unlocked car at this location was rummaged through but nothing was taken. A third car was locked so suspect was unable to make entry.

10-01 – DUI crash in the 5500 block of Gulfport Boulevard South. Michael Debok was operating his vehicle under the influence westbound on Gulfport Boulevard. He entered the eastbound lane and hit another vehicle head on. The driver of the vehicle that was struck suffered minor injuries and went to the hospital as did Debok. Debok refused a blood test after being charged with DUI.

10-02 – Suspicious vehicle in the 5500 block of Shore Boulevard. While patrolling through the beach parking lot, a vehicle was observed with its windows down. When an officer checked, two people were found sleeping inside. They stated they were currently homeless. The male subject was found to be on inmate release status for burglary along with having an extensive history for burglary, theft and other charges. The female was on probation for worthless checks, fraud and is a habitual traffic offender.

10-02 – Missing jewelry in the 4900 block of 27th Avenue South. A resident saw reference photos of two suspects wanted in a string of burglaries on the police department’s Facebook page. These suspects had been at her house in the past. She found several pieces of jewelry missing but other people had also been at house. She had hidden the box prior to a cleaning crew coming in so she was not sure if the items were stolen or just missing. An information report was taken to document the items due to similarities in other cases.

10-02 – Felony driving while a license is suspended in the 5400 Block of Gulfport Boulevard South. Officer Hutsko stopped a vehicle being driven by Robert Daniels. Daniels had a suspended license for DUI and had two previous driving-while-license-suspended convictions. He was arrested for driving while his license is suspended.

10-03 – Vehicle burglary in the 2800 Block of 56th Street South. A witness observed three black males pull up in a small black vehicle at approximately 3:30 a.m. Two of the males got out and broke into a Mazda that was parked in the street. The witness called police and the males got into the black car and fled. Officers from night shift located the suspect car at 51st Street South and Gulfport Boulevard South, but it fled at a high rate of speed into St. Petersburg and was last seen somewhere on 34th Street South.

10-04 – Theft at Save-A-Lot. A victim reported that he left his wallet in his shopping cart while he was shopping. When he walked away from the cart for a few seconds, a black male and black female walked by and the female stole his wallet.

10-04 – Hit and run in the 2200 Block 51st Street South. Officers made contact with a witness who stated that a black pick-up truck heading northbound struck a parked blue pick-up truck that was legally parked in the driveway of a residence. The vehicle fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival. The investigation continues.



10/5, 10:33 a.m., 5600 Block of 29th Avenue S


10/5, 3:45 p.m., 3000 Block of Clinton Street S

Burglary – residence

10/1, 10 a.m., 5400 Block of 15th Avenue S

10/4, 5 p.m., 5300 Block of 27th Avenue S

10/4, 8 p.m., 3000 Block of Dupont Street S

Burglary – vehicle

10/2, 3:20 a.m., 2800 Block of 56th Street S

10/4, 2:15 a.m., 4900 Block of Jersey Avenue S

10/7, noon, 5700 Block of 17th Avenue S

10/7, 6 p.m., 1800 Block of 56th Street S

10/8, 5:10 p.m., 4900 Block of Gulfport Boulevard S

Theft – grand

10/4, 7 a.m., 1400 Block of 59th Street S

Theft – petit

10/3, 5:37 p.m., 5000 Block of Gulfport Boulevard S

10/3, 9:30 p.m., 1800 Block of 59th Street S

Theft – shoplifting

10/2, 4:45 p.m., 4900 Block of 17th Avenue S

Vandalism – criminal mischief

10/7, 10:30 a.m., 5400 Block of 31st Avenue S


South Pasadena

Burglary – vehicle

10/8, 7:56 a.m., 7000 Block of Sunset Drive S

Theft – grand

10/4, 2:45 p.m., 6800 Block of Gulfport Boulevard S

Theft – petit

10/1, 7:30 p.m., 1800 Block of Shore Drive S

10/4, 7:05 p.m., 6800 Block of Gulfport Boulevard S


St. Pete Beach


10/2, 1:40 a.m., 6200 Block of Gulf Boulevard

Theft – grand

10/1, 8:36 p.m., 3400 Block of Gulf Boulevard

10/1, 10:49 p.m., 6300 Block of Gulf Boulevard

Theft – petit

10/1, 12:39 a.m., 3200 Block of W De Bazan Avenue

10/1, 8 a.m., 900 Block of 59th Avenue

10/1, 8:08 p.m., 7400 Block of Gulf Boulevard

Theft – shoplifting

10/8, 3:10 p.m., 300 Block of 75th Avenue



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